My Celiac Story
(as Written by Marlaine)
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His answer was a quizzicle "no?"
(Is quizzicle a word?) Lets use it anyway.
The pain continued for over a week before I visited the doctor. She suggested the test I dreaded the most. Endoscopy. Fearing the worst- I went. Their initial diagnosis? Celiac. The blood test later also confirmed. The gastroenterologist said that by changing my diet I will feel
better in more ways than just the esophagus pain. He was right, No more physical therapy needed, no more swollen feet, no more gassy belly.
It's taken a while, but I'm learning how to be more aware. Eating out can be a challenge! I get a little sad sometimes- but there are a lot worse things out there. I can surely deal with this.
I asked Marlaine if she felt that being gluten free improved her lupus symptoms. "That's a hard question," she said. "But I would say yes. I do pretty well with my lupus symptoms in general, but I would say I have less days of being overly tired and less joint pain."
"Whoever thought the words 'dedicated fryer' could bring so much happiness?!"
So true! Thank you for your positive outlook on this diet (which happens to be "medicine" for the person with celiac or nonceliac gluten sensitivity).
If you would like me to share your story, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You won't have to actually write it, as Marlaine did (although you are welcome to).
I will send you a questionnaire to complete and I can put it all together.
I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. These are just my thoughts (and my wishes for routine celiac testing).