Tin Cottage Journal

Tin Cottage Journal

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I have long suspected I was gluten sensitive or had Celiac disease.  Because I dreaded the idea of such a drastic life change, I never experimented with a gluten free diet.  I had read that doctors are resistant to testing for it.  Perhaps that has changed more recently, because when I did request testing a few weeks ago,  at the prelude to my age 50 colonoscopy, I mentioned it to the gastroenterologist and he agreed to test me without any hesitancy, just because I told him my family tree is full of diseases related to Celiac.  Or, perhaps my blooming red cheeks,  the grooved corners of my  mouth and hypothyroidism influenced him.  The blood test was positive for Celiac and the endoscopy confirmed it.

I'm not glad I have Celiac, but I'm glad to have the diagnosis, because it gives me hope I will soon have more energy and a clearer mind.  As I learn more about Celiac and gluten free living, I will be writing articles about it at Examiner.com, posting on Pinterest, and perhaps keeping you updated here as well!