I have had hypothyroidism for years. My numbers indicated I was not absorbing my thyroid medicine so the doctor ran blood tests for celiac disease antibodies. That came back positive. On February 16th had a biopsy of my small intestine and on February 22nd I got the confirmation of celiac disease.
I met with my doctor on Thursday and received a bunch of literature and the contact person for a local support group and a contact person who is a dietician.
Today is the first day of being gluten free. It is all very overwhelming right now. Went to the store and got food (seemed like everything in my house had gluten). Got lucky and a lot of the gluten free foods were on sale. So I was able to get different things to try without spending a fortune.
Right now still trying to digest the diagnosis. Even though after the biopsy the doctor said he was almost certain because his examination should damage to the small intestine, I was in denial until actually receiving the lab results.
Thank you for listening to my ramblings.
Pounds lost since July 2010: 48
Pounds to reach goal: 14.0
"Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of" (unknown)
"Energy and persistence conquer all things" (Benjamin Franklin)
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