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Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Life Has Changed!

Well today my life has changed.....
To save you all the unnecessary need to hear all my woes. I have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease. YIPPEE
This is a diagnosis that I was really hoping was just a far off thought and that all my problems were just my gallbladder. Well I don't have a 'normal' gallbladder but I am glad I just didn't jump in an say take it out. I don't know if any of you reading this have celiac disease or know someone who does have it. But if you have any insight for me please send it my way. I am upset, depressed, laughing, I don't know what I am thinking actually. I was very selfish this evening and just said THIS IS NOT FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!! Many of you know me and know our family- we love food, we eat, we are not bashful, and I love to cook. So I guess everything changes today!!
When the doctor called me this morning I didn't know what to think, I did not believe that he had my pathology reports back to fast. But there were some key signs that he saw during my EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) yesterday that lead to him believing that I have this disease or allergy or whatever the right word is and I also have a hiatal hernia too. FUN!
So please pray for me- I need strength, I love food so until I grasp my head around this new diet and lifestyle I need some help!
So I am asking for help from all of you and all that you know to help lead me in the right direction.
Thanks to all an have a great night!!


Jennifer said...

Oh Deana,
I am so sorry. That was quick. Just look at the bright side, now you get to cook "new" foods!! :) Anyways we are thinking about you! Hope to see you Saturday!
Love ya!!!

Kurt and Samantha said...

I am so sorry to hear the news, but you can learn new foods and experience with new things. Keep your head up and I am praying for you!

Amy said...

Gosh girl, so sorry!! I'll be praying for a smooth transition into a new lifestyle!

Anonymous said...

I just left you this big long comment and then got disconnected. My cousin here in M'boro found out she had it because her daughter tested positive for it. He 7 yr old had lots of problems but is now fine due to strict diet and all her test results have been great since then. Wendy and her mother found out she had it because it is genetic. I might try and get your number from Elizabether this week and I can fill you in on her story. I have learned a lot from them! I met you last fall at her baby shower in case you don't remember!! Good Luck!!

Elizabeth said...

Hey girl. Sorry I havent called you back yet! I am so sorry you got this news. I know it will be an adjustment but hang in there.
I will give you a call this week.