I was asked to share my story so here it goes. It all started Jan. 2001 when I fell on the ice and was knocked out while teaching at an Elem. school. This left me with severe head and neck pain. I have a lot of nerve damage. In Nov. 2002,I was having a lot of trouble with my stomach and the gastro Dr. felt it was because of my meds. He noticed I had a problem with the big D and I said yes, all my life. I have blamed it on colon cancer that I had from the time I was 12-15 years old. That in its self is a very long story. I had all of my colon and a tumor removed from my right side. When I was in for my annual colonoscopy,he wanted to do a upper scope also. In doing so he took a biopsy that highly suggested CD. I had the blood work done and it was about 260. So I am told I have CD. I have worked many times getting myself GF but the lowest number is 7 and I have been told it needs to be 0 for me to heal. I was very frustrated with the 7 and kinda of just gave up and cheated with a bite here and there. My biggest problem is cross contamination. It is now believed my colon cancer was because of CD. I had been to so many Drs. for stomach pain that I can't count them. Many Drs. said it was just my nerves. I was alway very thin and underweight for years. In 1977 I was told I was allergic to wheat and had HD. I now know most people who have DH usually have CD also. I went on a wheat free diet but failed miserably and gave up. The Dr. who told me I had HD told me I should never have children and that again is another long story. We have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. One is a lawyer and the other will graduated from Oklahoma Christian U. in Dec. with a degree in mechanical engineer. My oldest has been married one year and the youngest was married last Aug. 2007.
In regards to my present weight I am about 15 lbs heavier than last year and don't really know why. Yes, I do over eat once in a while, but in general I eat healthy. I would like to get down to 135 and that is a weight that I reached in 2000 while going to WW. I had gained a bunch of weight when I lost my mobility to walk. I went from about 135 to 185. I had surgery on both feet a total of 5 times before I became mobile again and started losing weight.
I see this is a little scatterbrained but... here it is.
| current weight: -5.0 under