Doc Gave Me Huge Celiac Packet...
Posted 15 April 2004 - 11:37 AM
Posted 15 April 2004 - 12:12 PM
(I had one orthopaedist tell me that - with my knees - I should never run again. I left the office in tears. A subsequent (and better) orthopaedist, told me that - yes, if I keep running, I may need knee replacement surgery fairly early in life and that I will continue to have relatively severe pain. But he also told me that it is my choice and that I have to weigh for myself how much not running AT ALL will affect the rest of my life. It is a different situation, of course, because of the nature of the two different conditions. I'm just noting that some doctors like to remind the patient that the power of treatment is in the patient's hands.)
You might talk to him further about it, and understand where he's coming from before you look into switching doctors. It is possible he's good at spotting it, but not treating it, but it could be a misunderstanding as well...
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me
Posted 16 April 2004 - 10:56 AM
From my experience with celiac disease I drifted along feeling just okay, and then around the age of 43 I had a total melt down, after picking up some viral infection. If I hadnít had the melt down I probably would of gone on like all my relatives, and just died of colon cancer around the age of 55 to 60. Possibly there are people out there who think that would be a fine life. I know if I had heard of celiac disease when I was 20 years old, I would of given up gluten in a second. Good health means more to me than any food.
Maybe your doctor would give up a healthy 75 years, for just an okay 55 years, eating anything he/she wants, and feel satisfied with that?
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