Wednesday, August 04, 2010
It's been a while and I've been meaning to write..guess I haven't had much to write about, but today I do. Yesterday I had another check up with my internal medicine Dr. He said that according to my latest blood work, my liver enzyme count has gone down - yeah! The normal max is 40, I was at 77. I was told that I am now at 50, great news.
The downer is that he said that he wasn't sure if the drop was due to the Celiac diet or the change in my body in general. He wants to wait another 3 months and get another round of blood work taken. He said that he would like to see me in the 40 and lower range and if I don't get there, it could be something else - AutoImmune Hepetitis. It sounds like Celiacs have a tendency to get Autoimmune disorders and apparently mine could be in the liver. He wants to wait another 3 months to see the blood count before we move in that direction.
Other then that, I'm doing well. Been glutenized a few times and with my recent healing, I can very much tell when it happens. What is this peppermint tea that I've heard about that helps with the pain?
I've slowly gained a few pounds that I'm not very happy about. I track what I eat and exercise but those grains are a killer. The breads are so high in calories and carbs that I'm almost ready to forget the breads all together. However, when I go camping, the bread sure comes in handy. I'm not sure what to do...and I'm pretty sick of salads every day...*sigh*. Still working on this part of my life...
Hope everyone is doing well.