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#1 GF Lover

 
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:05 PM

I have a few updates on my cancer.  I'm having 2 wide excision done Friday on 2 dysplatic Nevis.  Then next Tuesday I have scans done, chest, gut and pelvis.  My chest scan in December showed a 4mm Spot in my lung.  This is one that scares me.  I've also been having neurological issues that seem to be getting worse.  My brain is selecting some kind of word for me in a sentence, that doesn't make sense.  Forgetting info five seconds after I've been told.  My beautiful handwriting is suffering.  I been mispelling simple words.  and I am having balance issues. I gonna ask for a head ct scan too.  My depression has been very heavy. My anxiety is as high as I've ever experienced and I am totally fatigued and couch bound.   The waiting for these procedures on Friday and then the scans on Tuesday is debilitating me and my appetite is especially very low.

 

Please keep me in your thought if you can. I truly appreciate it

 

Thank you

 

Colleen


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:08 PM

Lot's of heartfelt prayers coming your way. (((((HUGS)))))


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:29 PM

Hi Colleen,

 

Oh, I hope you will feel better soon.  I have been wondering where you are.  The Lord hasn't left you and can carry.  When you feel the couch under you, you can feel you are being carried.  Hang on, or just be held on to.

 

***  Get well

 

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 01:16 PM

Colleen, you are being carried lovingly in our thoughts wherever you go.  We are all pulling for you.  I know the waiting is excruciating ~~ try some celiac disease's with beautiful imagery and music to transport you away from troubling thoughts.  We are here for you whenever you need us.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:22 PM

Colleen, you are being carried lovingly in our thoughts wherever you go.  We are all pulling for you.  I know the waiting is excruciating ~~ try some celiac disease's with beautiful imagery and music to transport you away from troubling thoughts.  We are here for you whenever you need us.

 

 

You could try some compact discs or an Ipod, too!  (love the helpful nature of this site!)

 

Good luck with the procedures. Sending positive thoughts! 


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:16 AM

Colleen
Sending positive thoughts, hugs and prayers from across the pond.

Wishing you all the support you need

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- Symptoms from 2001, maybe before. Across 20+ years, these have included, vomiting, D, migraines, headaches, recurrent miscarriage, inflammation problems (failure to heal from injuries) brain fog, anxiety and more!
- Elimination diet using Atkins, 2003 – excluded wheat, caffeine, quorn. 2005, excluded sesame, alcohol
- Started diagnosis route April 2012, blood tests, endoscopy – said negative, gluten challenge, clearly something very wrong, had to stop after 3 weeks.
- Gluten Free, August 2012, Corn Free, September 2012. Removed most processed gluten free foods.
- Genetic testing, December 2012 – negative – Diagnosis – Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance (NCGI)
- Elimination diet, January 2013 – all of the above plus dairy, legumes, all grains, sugar, additives, white potatoes, soy. Reintroducing sloooowly now. Health improving.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:26 PM

Oh sweet girl, I have just arrived home from being on the road for 3 days and I knew your tests were fast approaching and you've been heavily on my mind. 

 

You have every right to be concerned, but being anxious will just drain you. Think only positive thoughts, girlfriend!!. 

 

You know you always have my loving thoughts and positive energy sent your way every morning. (I always send up thoughts for

all the celiac warriors I know and love  ;))

 

You know you can call me anytime, if you just want to vent.  

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:29 AM

Thanks to all of you.

 

 Have been listening to my relaxation music and chakra meditations.  It's soothing and the only thing keeping me sane.  Positive thoughts are difficult.  I'm having nightmares and such.  

 

I really appreciate you thoughts and prayers.  

 

Colleen 


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*Metastatic Melanoma, *Immunotherapy Mitigated Vitiligo, *General Insanity

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:45 AM

My love and healing thoughts are being sent your way, Colleen.  You will be in my thoughts tomorrow so please hang in there.....I'm rootin' for you!  Please keep us updated when you are able.  Best of luck tomorrow!


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:41 AM

Oh Colleen - was wondering where you have been - I've had those same neuro symptoms and is beyond difficult to be possitive while they are happening - so for now we will carry your hope for you until you are ready to pick it back up.

I framed your beautiful Christmas card and will send loving healing thoughts each time I pass it.

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-Lisa

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:18 PM

I hope everything goes well for you Colleen.  Our church group said a prayer in the name of Jesus for you last night.  Hang in there and remember we are thinking of you.  :)


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Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

(((HUGS))) Best wishes to to.  I wish you only the very best.


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:17 PM

Hi Colleen-

 

Just in case you can read these, but not post right now -- I am still thinking powerful healing thoughts for you and will not stop.


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-Lisa

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

"LTES" a Gem :)


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:57 AM

Me too!! Me too!!! 


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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:06 AM

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- Symptoms from 2001, maybe before. Across 20+ years, these have included, vomiting, D, migraines, headaches, recurrent miscarriage, inflammation problems (failure to heal from injuries) brain fog, anxiety and more!
- Elimination diet using Atkins, 2003 – excluded wheat, caffeine, quorn. 2005, excluded sesame, alcohol
- Started diagnosis route April 2012, blood tests, endoscopy – said negative, gluten challenge, clearly something very wrong, had to stop after 3 weeks.
- Gluten Free, August 2012, Corn Free, September 2012. Removed most processed gluten free foods.
- Genetic testing, December 2012 – negative – Diagnosis – Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance (NCGI)
- Elimination diet, January 2013 – all of the above plus dairy, legumes, all grains, sugar, additives, white potatoes, soy. Reintroducing sloooowly now. Health improving.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. ~Albert Einstein Posted Image




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