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#1 debmidge

 
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Posted 20 November 2005 - 07:52 AM

Thank you for all the work you do for us so we can enjoy this board.
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Husband has Celiac Disease and
Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -
The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis
Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,
most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as
being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."
Serious Depressive state ensued
Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003
Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.
Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle
Developed neuropathy in 2005
Now has lymphadema 2006
It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 08:58 AM

Yes! Thank you all who work to keep this forum running :P
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#3 nettiebeads

 
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Posted 20 November 2005 - 09:35 AM

Thanks from me, too! I was thinking about this board and how much healthier I've been from all of the things I've learned :) Definitely strength and wisdom in numbers!!!!!
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#4 jerseyangel

 
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Posted 20 November 2005 - 09:39 AM

Thanks to everyone who helps the board run and be there for all of us :) Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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#5 Rusla

 
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Posted 20 November 2005 - 10:02 AM

I would like to thank those who put up this site so that we could all find people like us and share our feelings, laughter and frustration with. I also thank the moderators for helping keep it all together here.
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Rusla

Asthma-1969
wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980
Multiple food, environmental allergies
allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha
Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975
fibromyalgia-1995
egg allergy-1997
msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972
Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease
gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005
Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005
Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)
Osteoporosis Aug. 2006


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Posted 20 November 2005 - 12:31 PM

I am also thankful for this forum. I have learned so much more about this disease and how to deal with it than I ever did from any doctor, GI or otherwise. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to my knowledge! :)
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Posted 20 November 2005 - 03:07 PM

I am grateful to all of the moderators who volunteer their precious time here.
I, too, learn SO much here and do not know where I'd be right now without having had this forum!

"Happy Turkey-Day to all!" - Scott, too!
oops - and a "Happy Tofu and Veggie day," to any herbivores...

Gina
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#8 jenvan

 
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Posted 21 November 2005 - 07:59 AM

rock on ! i do love this place...my second home :)
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#9 debbiewil

 
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Posted 21 November 2005 - 08:02 AM

Yes, yes, yes!
This board and the people on it have made going gluten-free soooo much easier!
Thank you,
Debbie
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Posted 21 November 2005 - 02:02 PM

Me too! I love this site and thank God for it. It's helped me to cope at living in a poisonous world full of gluten. I was so confused and depressed prior to finding all you super knowlegable people. I'm fairly new here but want to thank ELONWY for making me laugh everyday, JENVAN for a beautiful, caring spirit and positive attitude, RICHARD for being so unbelievably smart and celiac3270 for being such a mature, courageous kid (you give me hope for my son). I sound like I'm at the Oscar's. Sorry :lol: Just have to say that I appreciate all of you.

Wish everyone on this site a wonderful, gluten-free holiday!

Mart
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Posted 21 November 2005 - 03:28 PM

I too, feel the same as Mart. There are so many of you the have guided me through the roller-coaster of Celiacland. Karen for her everpresent suppost, Kaitie for her everpresence, Richard, the word of an expert, Shirley, for thinking that everyone should know how to milk a goat, Tiffany for her knowledge and great research, celiac3270 who will do great things in his life. (esp. "You know You're a Celiac if...)

I don't mean to leave anyone out. You guys are my C-friends and I would like to meet you all some day.

Thank you, all of you for your help, in guiding me through this disease. :) :)

Best of Thanksgiving to All.

Lisa B.
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Posted 21 November 2005 - 03:30 PM

Asa forum admin of a nother major forum, I know what kind of work goes in to this site, and I am thankfull that here at laeast some one else does it! :D

Thanks to all that work to make this a great rescource site, its enve RECOMENDED by my son's GI doc. :D
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Posted 21 November 2005 - 05:05 PM

Shirley, for thinking that everyone should know how to milk a goat


I really don't know how to milk a goat--seriously, I'm a New Yorker, lol.

Thank you to everyone--particularly Scott--he does so much more work than us moderators pinning topics--and all the people who post here :)
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Posted 21 November 2005 - 05:11 PM

I agree also, without Scott, none of us would be here if you really think about it. His dedication must be amazing to keep this running and all the work that goes along with that. Kudos Scott! You rock! ;)

Karen
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Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism
endometriosis (at age 20)
spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.
Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

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Rhiannon 8 yrs
Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 06:14 PM

For sure...have to thank Scott. I have to agree he does so much more to keep this site running. I am glad to be a part of the site :)
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