Did you know that 1 out of 133 people are diagnosed with Celiac Disease and did you know that 97% of people go undiagnosed. Well lucky me I am the one of the 1’s out of 133 people that is diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I have been battling stomach pains for the last few months. I was told to research gulten and celiac to see if that is it. I decided last week that I would go in for tests. The doctor did a food allergy test and a celiac test. I got the food allergy lab results back Tuesday. It came back that I am allergic to egg white, peanut, corn, walnut wheat and soybean. Interesting, I thought because for the last two years I had been having an issue with eggs. Now I know why! 🙂 Looking at what I was allergic too I was assuming my other results would come back positive for either a gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
I got the Celiac lab results back on Wednesday, oh man, my numbers were way out of the normal range. Thus, the doctor saying I am positive for Celiac Disease. I have been all out of sorts this week, emotional and excited for holidays. But what news, that makes you stop and think, I have to change my whole lifestyle. I called Carl crying, he said “We will get through this, good thing you already don’t like bread.”
I have been talking/texting a lot with a friend who has been gluten free for almost 3 years! She has been so helpful and supportive! 🙂 I have a lot of friends and family who have been awesome and I know I can start this and I will be healthy and happy! 🙂 Carl even said that he would go on the gluten free diet with me to a certain extent. I don’t expect him to do that, but he says whatever I have in the house he will eat! 🙂 Good thing I can still drink wine! 🙂 He has been so supportive with all the doctor appointments and me complaining about my stomach pains.
I wanted to share this life changing challenge, that I am taking head on. I will keep you posted on how things go!
I love and appreciate all the support, encouragement and love that my family and friends have given me!