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Blood Test Today: Such A Great Doctor
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I finally saw my doctor today. She was amazing. I told her my symptoms and she was right on top of it and actually suggested the Celiac Panel (or whatever it is called ha!) before I mentioned it. Also, with my history, I'm seeing the GI doctor on the 2nd of April. A fecal occult test came up positive, which isn't surprising since I have had colon polyps since 9. She also ran a complete blood panel and a test to check for any deficiencies. I should have the results by next week. 

 

So I feel good knowing we are on the right track. I should have answers soon. I just want to feel better!

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I finally saw my doctor today. She was amazing. I told her my symptoms and she was right on top of it and actually suggested the Celiac Panel (or whatever it is called ha!) before I mentioned it. Also, with my history, I'm seeing the GI doctor on the 2nd of April. A fecal occult test came up positive, which isn't surprising since I have had colon polyps since 9. She also ran a complete blood panel and a test to check for any deficiencies. I should have the results by next week. 

 

So I feel good knowing we are on the right track. I should have answers soon. I just want to feel better!

 

Awesome -- glad you found a good doctor and thanks for the update :)

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Thank you. It really puts my mind at ease to have a doctor so willing to listen and to order testing and be so proactive. I adore her. She is also going to work with my G.I. to take the necessary steps to get my insurance to cover a specific genetic test to check for markers re: my history of precancerous polyps since I was a child. 

 

So yeah, lots of upcoming tests and procedures, but I'm ready to feel better. Also, once I get the results Monday, I'm going either gluten-free or gluten-lite depending on if they recommend a biopsy. At least I know I'll be having a colonoscopy, so adding in the endo. won't be a chore, ha. 

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This is great news!  I hope all continues that way and you can go gluten free soon.

Diana

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Thank you! Her and I did talk at length and decided that with my G.I. background being so worrisome, even if the tests come back negative, it wouldn't hurt me to go gluten free. So I'm going to consider it regardless. However, I know myself very well and without a positive dx, it'll be easier to cheat. 

 

Sigh, I always admire those with willpower. 

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Thank you! Her and I did talk at length and decided that with my G.I. background being so worrisome, even if the tests come back negative, it wouldn't hurt me to go gluten free. So I'm going to consider it regardless. However, I know myself very well and without a positive dx, it'll be easier to cheat. 

 

Sigh, I always admire those with willpower. 

 

That is what I told my mom, I need the positive DX to stick with it. But the way my diet already is it will not be too difficult and as I check some of my favorite items like ketchup, miracle whip, and kraft dressing I am good on that front too.

 

Any chance your doctor is in Southern Ohio? I need a good doc! =)

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