Posted 20 May 2004 - 05:44 PM
But, considering the links to different diseases/conditions, I would have to say it does run in my family.
My mom had two sisters and one brother:
* Brother - no kids, colon cancer
* 1st Sister - no kids, breast cancer, colon cancer
* 2nd Sister - no kids, colon cancer
* My mom - 2 kids, 3 still born, broken hip, dementia (still living- 90 yrs old)
(my half-sister & I - no kids)
My dad had 2 brothers:
*1st Brother - 2 kids, heart condition, leukemia-passed in 1 wk.
*2nd Brother - 3 kids, heart condition. (#)
*My dad - 1 kid, skin cancer, Alzhemers, Parkinsons (passed at 72)
Don't know about my grandparents as most of them had passed before I was born (Do know my Mom's dad died of a goiter in the neck (thriod cancer?)
Also, my dad's (1st) brother, who had two daughters, I know one adopted a child and the other I've had no word of her having any kids.
Have I ever spoken to my cousins about it; tried to at a Thanksgiving dinner, but was told by my Aunt (dad's 2nd brother's wife-not blood) to be quite about it! And here is the only surving line in the family(#). Ignorance is bliss...
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Posted 20 May 2004 - 06:22 PM
My maternal Grandfather had diabetes and died having celiac disease but was never dx. It wasn't until my maternal aunt was dx that we realized what was wrong the last few years of my grandfathers life. Then my aunt's daughter was dx along with both of her children. And one of her children has two genes.
My mother and father both have atleast one gene because I have both of the genes, but they don't show symptoms yet...
My dad's brother died in 1980 from an accident, but now that we know I have two genes, thus my dad's side has the gene we think he was atleast gluten intolerant because he always complained of stomaches.
So it is in my family and I am glad my aunt was dx so I was aware of the situation. Thus when I showed signs of Hashimoto's I had my doctor run blood work for celiac disease. Then decided to be tested through enterolabs.
Enterolab Diagnosed May 2004
gluten-free/CF and have both genes
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Posted 11 June 2004 - 11:47 AM
My younger brother definitely shares some of the symptoms that I have and I am very concerned that his second child has symptoms now. I am working on them to cut the wheat from her diet to see if her appetite improves. If symptoms are subtle, as they can be in this disorder, people really tend to ignore them.
Posted 12 June 2004 - 10:03 AM
I, too, am the only one in my family with Celiac's. My children have showed no signs of it, and they have been tested periodically through the years. The rest of my family does not have the disease either. The way I see it, it's just luck of the draw with the gene pool! I just gave birth to my daughter in May, and I hope she does not test positive for it. I'll keep everyone posted.
P.S. Simone, how long have you had Celiac's? I have had it for 9 years now. I am also 37 years old. It's just that curious being in me!
Posted 28 June 2004 - 03:07 PM
Diagnosed August 2002 at age 17
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