Thanks so much for your replies J-Lo — they mean a LOT to me, especially knowing you’ve been through a similar situation, at least weight and digestion-wise.
It looks like I wasn’t responding to your 2nd reply above, but we must’ve been posting at the same time earlier, as your reply wasn’t there when I posted my “p.s.”.
But it’s late now, so will have to reply in more detail tomorrow. Suffice to say that yes, I do indeed and unfortunately have many, if not most of the symptoms of beriberi, which you probably know translates to “I cannot, I cannot”.
Hopefully that will change to “I can” in the future. You’ve given me hope.
p.s. LOL about the salad! :)