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#46

 
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Posted 09 August 2014 - 09:23 AM

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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 09 August 2014 - 09:28 AM

 

 

I love this version!! :)

 

I love this one 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 

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:11 AM

I love this one too

:)
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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 09 August 2014 - 11:20 AM

:)

see! those made you happy  :)


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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.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 12:04 PM

see! those made you happy  :)


Yes indeedy...this is the happy thread after all. Great idea Colleen!
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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 09 August 2014 - 02:42 PM

Happy Happy  :D


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:28 PM

Good question,

I tend to be happy 85% of the time, up until a year ago, I was living a nightmare, and depressed after a patch of bad luck when the recession hit back in 08. During that time I had a lot of people be real mean jerks to me, but that is my past. I recently looked at my life and started taking notes at what is good going on.

Life is getting better

My hubby and I both finished school.

We both work in the field we attended school for.

I moved out of a seriously horrid and flat out scary as heck neighborhood, to a place that is  well that'll do pig.

I stopped moping or having online rage at crazy stuff I read online that is nuts and started doing a hobby, that I've been interested in.

I found this site and have talked on these forums with  excelllent peeps.

so yea I can say I am pretty darn happy anymore.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:37 PM

Daughters house is big and the kitchen is completely gluten-free....and she has horses for us to ride :)

Horses leads me to think there's plenty of land to go wandering on...I'm game!! When is the party?

But anywho, I am happy to finally be able to do things and not feel like crap! I am happy the the mention of celiac puts a stop to things before they get started (for those that stalk, I mean follow my posts, dietary restrictions is a no for that girl), but hey, at least she was honest about it and neither of us "wasted" any time! I am also happy that tomorrow is the first support group meeting that I have found in my area! Hoping to get some good pointers on safe places to eat, and meet some local silly yaks!
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Been having issues since forever
First issues I can connect to celiac was in middle school
Vit deficiencies, muscle spasms, fatigue 😴😴, migraines 😣😣, abdominal pain, joint pain are most prominent
April 2014- Nutritionist suggested celiac
May 2014- "reverse gluten challenge" © 2014 by "georgia_guy" 😁
28 May 2014- Officlal member of the Silly Yak Club per tests done at private lab out of pocket-have to stand corrected on previos statements, I have now seen the actual results...IgA defficient, IgG was high on both tests
29 May 2014- Start of Gluten Free life!
I am weird and random, and I proudly claim it!
GOOD MORNING Y'ALL! 😁😀😜😛😎😷😋😇😏


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:25 AM

Horses leads me to think there's plenty of land to go wandering on...I'm game!! When is the party?
But anywho, I am happy to finally be able to do things and not feel like crap! I am happy the the mention of celiac puts a stop to things before they get started (for those that stalk, I mean follow my posts, dietary restrictions is a no for that girl), but hey, at least she was honest about it and neither of us "wasted" any time! I am also happy that tomorrow is the first support group meeting that I have found in my area! Hoping to get some good pointers on safe places to eat, and meet some local silly yaks!


Awesome! Hope you find some great new Sillyak buds :)
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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 18 July 2015 - 02:47 AM

Are You Happy?
 
Silly question, right?  Maybe not.
 
hap·py adjective \ˈha-pē\
 
1 feeling pleasure and enjoyment because of your life, situation, etc.
2 showing or causing feelings of pleasure and enjoyment
3 pleased or glad about a particular situation, event, etc.
 
I realized lately that I'm happy. I think I was just too busy complaining and feeling sorry for myself to see it before.  
 
1:  Yes.  I'm alive for one, I am able to enjoy the company of others, am able to walk and go places, can talk and express myself and help others and see beauty all around me.  I have a roof over my head, enough money to keep the roof and provide food and transportation to go where I want.
 
2:  Yes.  I can make others smile, empathize with others, offer sound advice, make other feel good about themselvs and take joy from all around me.
 
3:  Yes.  I'm alive works for this one too.  I can draw and paint.  Listen to music and dance.  Feel the wind on my face, feel the cool rain, be cozy in the winter in front of the fireplace and spend time with family and friends.  
 
You can't feel happy without the sad or there is nothing to compare it to.  
 
Take a long look at your life, are you happy?
 
Colleen


Happy?No I don'tt think I'm happy.

1.thats difficullt
2.thats difficullt
3.thats difficullt

Whatt if you don'tt realy no what it's lik to be happy becaus you spend mostt of the time being sad and worrying and beiing scared thatt more bad thiings wil happen?
I try to be happy butt I don'tt realy no how.
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Posted 18 July 2015 - 02:59 AM

I completely agree with the sentiment that you can create your own happiness even if your life is full of chaos.  My life story is full of tragedies and terrible things, and in my current state I have a number of terrible illnesses to deal with.  The way I cope is looking at the positive.  If you don't know how to do this, please do the most loving thing you can do for yourself and seek counseling.  It can be hard to be happy when a lot of things are going bad, but in the end it teaches you what truly matters.


I try to look at the possitive too.yes I'm aliv and I hav a great family butt somtimes I wantt to be with my sisters in heaven.I coulld be happy up ther I coulld breathe properly and not be sick all the time and do thiings that I can't do now and no one woulld worry abot me anyymor.mummy woulldnt be sick either.do you look at the positive al the time?do you not thiink abot the sad thiings too?I am tallking to a psychologiist and we paint and draw and makke thiings.mayb thatt makes me happy for a minite but then I thiink of my sisters and mummy and dying and lotts of thiings.how do you try and nott be sad?i feel bad when I feel happy for a minite becaus I shoulldnt be happy.my sisters shoulldnt hav died I shoulld hav died befor them?is it my faullt she got cancer was she worried about me was mummy worried abot me too.i think it is all my faullt issnt it
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Posted 18 July 2015 - 03:05 AM

I have lost all of my family - mother, father, husband, sister, grandparents of course, and quite a few close friends. I never had kids. I am basically alone in the world.
 
But I moved to the place I have always belonged (but didn't know it) ten years ago. Since then I have been happier than I've ever been in my life. I opened a business and spend my days doing what I love. I have made new and very close friends.
 
I guess we're not supposed to talk religion here, as on most websites, but I will say I am closer to my Lord than I have ever been. That makes me worry a lot less because I know it's all in His hands.
 
And I have the key to happiness. That key is gratitude. You can't be unhappy and be grateful at the same time. I'm gratefull that I had the best family anyone could ever hope to have. A lot of people didn't. I'm grateful for every single thing that ever happened in my life because it made me who I am and brought me to the place I am now.
 
My Dad had very bad asthma that eventually killed him. As his health got worse and worse he found he couldn't do a lot of the things he used to do and love. He said, "Hey, I already had a chance to do those things. Now that I can't do them it frees up time to learn new things." No matter what life throws my way I know that if I can keep that attitude I will always be grateful, and be interested and engaged with life. That will keep me happy until it's time to check out.


And you have your cat patcches now to make you extra happy.
I'm close to God too and I'm great full for a realy good family too maybe not all the bad thiings thatt happened to evereyone though.i think maybe yoiu can be sad and great full at the same time becaus I am.
Eloise
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Posted 18 July 2015 - 07:35 AM

Honey, I think there is a big difference between being sad and being unhappy, at least in the context of this thread. I AM happy, but of course I experience sadness.

 

I am sad that I lost Grommit a few weeks ago. I am sad that another close friend died last week of a heart attack. I'm worried about one of my best friends who has cancer. I'm even angry that a person I thought was a true friend has betrayed me recenty.

 

But all of these negative things are riding on the surface of my core of happiness. Do you know what I'm trying to say? Underneath all the bad stuff is a great big pile of happiness. It's kind of like if you had a big old block of gold and someone threw some dirt over it. The gold may be dirty but it's still gold and still worth just as much.

 

I know none of the dirt is my fault. And sweet girl, YOU need to know that none of your sorrows are your fault either. No one got sick because of you. Indeed, the ones you love who got sick and your sisters who died had more happiness in their lives because of the love they feel for you and the love you give back to them. You made/make everything BETTER for them. So yes, be sad, but also be grateful that you brought/bring a smile to their hearts.

 

Being as sick as you are is another thing entirely. It must be so hard for you. But I ask you to try concentrating on the good stuff - the love of your family and friends, your upcoming trip, the sunshine, music, and most of all, the Lord. Put everything in His hands with the knowledge that He knows what is best for all of us, and that the suffering we endure here will be balanced by the happiness He will give us later. No matter what, always say think and feel "Thy will be done" and the result will be pure joy.


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 04:23 AM

Thy will be done!

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