The Not So Yummy Journey
Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:41 PM
Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:12 AM
Here is a good place to start:
"Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:23 PM
I'm sorry to hear you've been feeling so poorly but I'm glad you have a diagnosis and can move forwards towards healing.
Acceptance is the key to happiness... That was the best fortune cookie I ever got - or ever will get since I've never seen a gluten-free fortune cookie. LOL I just found I had to accept it and move on. Really, we have no other choice. Fighting this diagnosis will get us no where, all we can do is embrace it and do the best we can with it.
It helped me to look on the bright side too. Celiac disease is the only autoimmune disease out there that the patient has full control over her or his own treatment. We don't have to rely on doctors to medicate us properly to just treat the symptoms. Over time, we can pretty much stop the autoimmune attack and actually heal. that doesn't happen in RA, Lupus, Diabetes (type 1) or even hashimotos. I consider it to be the best of a lot of other bad options.
Yes, it sucks that I can't eat any baked goods that I want, or that I have to read any processed food label, but in the long run it is probably better for my health anyways.
Best wishes to you. Give yourself time - possibly months to years - and you'll feel better.
And welcome to the board.
"Acceptance is the key to happiness."
ITP - 1993
Celiac - June, 2012
Hypothyroid - August, 2012
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