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About Sherry53

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  1. My GP had the blood test done and it came back positive. I was sent to a surgeon, and before he would do the endoscopy he did a colonoscopy to rule out cancer, colitis, etc. There was a couple of months between the two tests so I kept my gluten intake quite high during that time.... enjoyed bagels, pasta, etc. Thankfully I had attended a meeting with a local celiac support group (after my blood test showed high levels of the antibody), and had lots of good advise during the journey to diagnosis. Still healing and looking forward the attending a 'Panic Session', put on by the Edmonton Celiac Assn. with my camera to document all the food items with/without gluten.
  2. I live near Sherwood Park, just outside of Edmonton. Dr. Scott Fisher became my Dr. 4 years ago, when my other Dr. retired. I had been having stomach/digestive issues for about 14 years and had been taking Zantac during that time. Without my knowledge Dr. Fisher added the gluten antibody test to the other blood tests at my regular yearly checkup. Wow! was I surprised when the results showed a very hight antibody count. I was referred to Dr. Forooq in nearby Fr. Saskatchewan and had the biopsy within 5 months....diagnosis positive for celiac disease! If Dr. Switzer is unavailable you should contact Dr. Fisher (Sherwood Park) and see if he will take an out of province patient. (My sister lives south of Saskatoon and I am quite sure she has celiac disease...I am now trying to convince her, to convince her Dr. to do the test.)
  3. I was diagnosed in Sept. and have joined a local support group with about 25 people. At the last meeting someone mentioned that the grated cheese that you buy in a bag has flour added to it, to keep it from sticking together. Is it possible that you used this type of cheddar cheese in your recipe? I find that I have good days and bad days and was wondering if I had actually consumed gluten or if as many of you are saying, am just going through the healing process. This has caused me to second guess almost everything that goes into my mouth. I almost wish I did get an immediate reaction so I would know what to avoid. I have questions about quite a few foods...will be so happy in 2012 when mandatory gluten labeling becomes law here.