Posted February 2, 2011on:
Well it is official.
My GI doctor called and confirmed, his diagnosis of Celiac’s Disease. He went from Possible, Probably to Confirmed in the last 10 days. We had a long conversation and discussed all my options. It appears this is going to take awhile for my system to be healed, so there is “No Cheat” days, there is no sliding, and this is a life change, not a diet.
I will be going to see a nutritionist shortly; there are so many things to avoid. I guess it would be better to have a list of things I can eat, instead of what I cannot.
The Doctor also wants me to join the local support group. Will be heading to meet them on 2/12.
Now to the Doctor visit which has me a little freaked out, but only when I’m not at home and around my kids. All 3 of the munchkins go into tomorrow to physicals and I have asked both doctors to test for Celiac’s.
My youngest (9 year old girl), who shows the most symptoms is excited to find out if she is “allergic” to flour. My oldest (12 year old boy) said “Whatever, as long as I get to eat bacon.”
My Middle child (10 year old girl) is completely freaked out, because she may be allergic to “Thin Mints”!
I have told them the testing is mainly for me to make sure they are healthy. Yearly check-ups are necessary for to make sure there is nothing wrong with them, and if there is, the doctor will let us know what to do to make sure they get and stay healthy.
So keep your fingers crossed, if the youngest has a positive test, I don’t know what she will eat. She is extremely picky, she will probably only eat: apples, GF oatmeal and roasted skinless chicken legs.