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Welcome to the group. I am glad that you found us. There are tons of people here who could offer advice and support.
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Welcome to the team and conrats on finding out and that your boyfriend will go with you on going GF
I think it is more difficult at your age to handle the social situations but so much is available now and being in Portland makes it much easier. And your boyfriend going gluten free with you, Wow! What wonderful support.
Congratulations on mastering the gf baking so soon. You'll have to be careful of the calories as gf flours are higher in fat content.
good luck, Barb (gf 32 yrs)
Been to Tombouctou and back! Truely! (Timbuktu in English) photos and more Travel Adventures at www.flickr.com/photos/cdnnomad/sets
Recognizing Celiac Disease www.recognizingceliacdisease.
10 Tests that could save your life www.50plus.com/health/10-tests-that-
Dr. Alejandro Junger - 'Healing the gut' (from Dr. Oz) www.doctoroz.com/videos/3-day-jumpst
Hi, Im Luci, I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. I'm almost 21 years old and was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, Febraury 1st, 2013 but apparently have been living with it for almost four years now. What started as a slight gluten sensitivity turned into a full blown disorder that I have to be EXTREMELY cautious of. I was in and out of hospitals for months with excruciating abdominal pains until finally being re-tested for Celiac. Finding out was one of the most difficult challenges in my life. I celebrated by dishing myself another serving of pasta from dinner that night.
The hardest part for me, was I was told that my blood tests were positive for Celiac the week before new years eve 2012, and was told that they could not do a regular biopsy until the end of January, so I had to go more than a month, continuing to eat gluten filled foods even after finding out that Gluten was the whole reason I was constantly in pain.
Since going gluten free, I have mastered gluten free baking from scratch and have actually discovered that I prefer gluten free foods more than "normal" flour containing foods.
Although having to give up my favorite things, like Voodoo Donuts, and Red Vines, I am unbelievably fortunate to live in a very accommodating city, like Portland. Almost anywhere I go has gluten free options and they're hardly any different!!
My boyfriend has chosen to go gluten free with me, seeing as I can't cross contaminate in any way.
Would love to meet other Celiac or GF friends here!