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HI everybody,

 

I haven't posted in AGES here!  [not sure I'm posting this in the right spot?] But this article  - rather, the dietitian who posted it, got me rather agitated. 

 

 

Long long story (which I have just deleted) - but there is a dietitian with whom I am somewhat acquainted (who riles me up! she doesn't believe Celiac exists) who posted this writing (she did not write it) on her FB page last night.  This article makes me quite sad.....the dietitian's intent was to convey to her mainly eating-disorder clients that it is okay to not diet, accept your weight, etc.....but I was smacked in the head with this poor man's untreated (I presume) celiac and slow, horrible death.  HIs daughter wrote the article and i have left a comment today (SusieQ) which may or may not show up yet.

 

Take a look -

xo.

 

http://morecabaret.com/2013/05/07/why-i-dont-diet-an-ode-to-my-father/comment-page-7/#comment-953

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Didn't see your comment. Maybe its not approved yet? Or I missed it?

I'm a little confused. This dietician who doesn't " believe" in Celiac posted this on her website? But the dietitician isn't the author, right? She just re- posted it?

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Yes.....dietitian shared this on Facebook for her patients, but she didn't write it. 

 

My comment not there? hmmm.....maybe takes a while.  Or maybe it was too stupid?  ;)

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Yes.....dietitian shared this on Facebook for her patients, but she didn't write it. 

 

My comment not there? hmmm.....maybe takes a while.  Or maybe it was too stupid?  ;)

Did you share this on FB? I thought I saw it earlier.

On the site you link to, there don't appear to be any comments in the last few days.

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I ranted about it on a FB page.....probably showed up in the feed. 

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Karen, I see you found me on there....my rants  ;)  did you see the article that was posted today, on that same site?  OH MY LORD......my ranting goes on there as well.....   :ph34r:

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Now I feel bad.....I am wondering if I should have this post removed?  Didn't know my rants could be traced on FB....and the dietitian's identity known !  What do you think, Kareighnne?

 

Could simply post the article the girl wrote.....

 

I dunno.  Where is Poeter?  Let him decide :)

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Now I feel bad.....I am wondering if I should have this post removed?  Didn't know my rants could be traced on FB....and the dietitian's identity known !  What do you think, Kareighnne?

 

Could simply post the article the girl wrote.....

 

I dunno.  Where is Poeter?  Let him decide :)

I can find them because we are FB friends. Edit/ Change the dietitians name to Beelezbub and it will be harder for people who don't know you to find.

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Well, I didn't see anything on FB and I am also a friend. The item linked to is harmless, but does not tie in with this supposed dietitian.

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HI Poeter ! I just re-wrote my whole introductory post. ;) 

 

And, my comment is awaiting moderation.....sadly, I don't think she'll allow it.  was hoping more Celiacs would join in and also comment.  I don't know why but this article,  in connection with the dietitian who posted it (this is most likely the reason - my intense concern about her methods/beliefs as a dietitian) has got me rather riled !   Must head out now.....gorgeous day here.

 

my comment:

 

I am sorry for the loss of your father, and his struggles, this is so terribly sad and this is how Celiacs often die. What SCREAMS OUT at me in your beautifully-written article is his untreated Celiac Disease (“scarred intestines” CAN improve!)….gluten kills Celiacs. Period. Had he followed a strict, gluten-free diet from the time of diagnosis (did he? I am presuming he did not – forgive me if I am in error), his life would have changed dramatically and he would have dropped weight very easily (assuming he didn’t load up on gluten-free snacks). You are Vikings….Celiac is hugely common in Scandinavia (you can get gluten-free Big Macs there!), and it is a *genetic* auto-immune disorder which kills slowly and is truly miserable. One may have it without displaying symptoms for a long, long while….but I would bet every possession and penny I own that you have it too, beautiful one. Please don’t suffer as your father did…it is entirely avoidable. If you are interested in learning more, go to a website such as Celiac.com (check out the topics in the forum) and read up because in this country, where medicine and doctors are controlled by Big Pharma and very income-driven, Celiac is grossly and sadly misdiagnosed…my own diagnosis took decades and I verged on the brink of malnourished death. God bless! x.

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Wonderful response Soozle.

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Way to go, Soooozle....  :)

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YES!  Good Job Susan, or Suzzells.  You can put it out there and hope that it's accepeted. That's all you can do.  You did good. :)

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HI Poeter ! I just re-wrote my whole introductory post. ;)

 

And, my comment is awaiting moderation.....sadly, I don't think she'll allow it.  was hoping more Celiacs would join in and also comment.  I don't know why but this article,  in connection with the dietitian who posted it (this is most likely the reason - my intense concern about her methods/beliefs as a dietitian) has got me rather riled !   Must head out now.....gorgeous day here.

 

my comment:

 

I am sorry for the loss of your father, and his struggles, this is so terribly sad and this is how Celiacs often die. What SCREAMS OUT at me in your beautifully-written article is his untreated Celiac Disease (“scarred intestines” CAN improve!)….gluten kills Celiacs. Period. Had he followed a strict, gluten-free diet from the time of diagnosis (did he? I am presuming he did not – forgive me if I am in error), his life would have changed dramatically and he would have dropped weight very easily (assuming he didn’t load up on gluten-free snacks). You are Vikings….Celiac is hugely common in Scandinavia (you can get gluten-free Big Macs there!), and it is a *genetic* auto-immune disorder which kills slowly and is truly miserable. One may have it without displaying symptoms for a long, long while….but I would bet every possession and penny I own that you have it too, beautiful one. Please don’t suffer as your father did…it is entirely avoidable. If you are interested in learning more, go to a website such as Celiac.com (check out the topics in the forum) and read up because in this country, where medicine and doctors are controlled by Big Pharma and very income-driven, Celiac is grossly and sadly misdiagnosed…my own diagnosis took decades and I verged on the brink of malnourished death. God bless! x.

 

What an eloquent post. I'm very proud of you! If the moderator doesn't post your reply then it's a very sad commentary. There was not anything you wrote that was questionable. I agree that you should change the doc's name to Beelzebub - (quite fitting under the circumstances). You go girlfriend!!!

 

I was very close with my cousin who was "morbidly obese." She got lap band surgery and it turned out her stomach was riddled with cancer and due to the surgery it wasn't found in time. She passed on within 3 months. I wasn't diagnosed with Celiac at that time but I wonder if she suffered from it.

 

Love,

Loey

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I read that story, and I couldn't see where he had celiac disease.  Anyone want to help me with that?

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I read that story, and I couldn't see where he had celiac disease.  Anyone want to help me with that?

 

 

"Eventually, doctors found he had celiac disease. A wasting disease. No one had bothered to look for such a condition in a fat man. Years of being in and out of the hospital, and no one asked why he was throwing up all his food. They joked it was probably for the best that his GI system wasn’t working well."

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"Eventually, doctors found he had celiac disease. A wasting disease. No one had bothered to look for such a condition in a fat man. Years of being in and out of the hospital, and no one asked why he was throwing up all his food. They joked it was probably for the best that his GI system wasn’t working well."

 

Thank you Kareng.  I must have a worse case of brain fog than I thought.  When I looked again I don't see how I could have missed it.

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I read that story, and I couldn't see where he had celiac disease.  Anyone want to help me with that?

Thirteenth paragraph, first sentence: "Eventually, doctors found he had celiac disease."
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Thank you too Peter.  Kareng already answered above.  Maybe I'm not the only one with brain fog... :rolleyes:

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