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#61 Guest_gfinnebraska_*

 
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 10:34 AM

Since this thread has started again... I will add mine! My name is Kimberly and I am 42. Happily married for 21 years. I have two bio sons, 20 & 19, and one adopted daughter, 8. I work full time for a computer company. In my "spare" time (like I have any ;) ) I enjoy remodeling, camping, gardening, knitting, and watching my son play football. My husband works at a nuclear power plant, and my two sons are in college. I found out I couldn't eat wheat back in 1991, but didn't realize I had celiac until 2002. I couldn't figure out why I would get so sick after making an item out of barley!! Now I just think... DUH!! :) As far as I know, I am the only one in my family that has celiac disease. There are those I wish would get tested, but that is another story! :( I guess I need to include my dog in this bio... she is a Westie named Abbie, and is 9 mos. old. She is a joy, but also a handful!! We are a Christian family (Pentecostal) and are involved in our church as well. I am always open to receiving PM from anyone on here... and enjoy getting to know each of you! :)
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 11:44 AM

well, my name is Amy, i am a junior in college at montclair state in montclair, nj. i was born in ny but have basically lived all of my life in nj. all my friends tease me b/c i am definetly NOT a jersey girl lol. i love it but everyone i love is in ny and that is where i need to be. i LOVE the east coast but have considered following in my mother's footsteps and spending some time in CA. we visited san fran this summer and i fell in love with it, beautiful city. i just love it out this way because i love winter (yea i know i'm weird) and the snow and thanksgiving and christmas are my favorite holidays, it really brings my spirits up just listening to some holiday music! i work with kids who have autism and developmental delays, and i love it. i think it is amazing to see how special they are and how much progress they make and they are so sweet. i was diagnosed with a seizure disorder when i was 6 and had a BAD case of mono at age 12, which triggered all of my symptoms. i havn't been officially diagnosed with celiac disease (i am just sick of going to doctors!) so i am going to see if i respond to the diet and if i do that is good enough for me! i have one younger brother who is 18 and a great mom and dad. i also have a huge family with lots of cousins and aunts and uncles. sadly lost my grandfather last year and i am still devastated by that :(

ok, anyway thats pretty much everything i guess, i don't want to ramble too much!
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junior in college at montclair state, having lots of fun!

feel free to e-mail me anytime at thecatspajamas14@earthlink.net or AOL instant message me at thecatspajamas14
i would love to talk, especially to any college kids out there who have gone through this!


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Posted 10 November 2005 - 11:45 AM

I'll also take this opportunity to say hello. I've been lurking for a couple of weeks. I found this site through a co-worker who is Celiac diagnosed. I've suffered for years with digestive, tummy and bowel problems and in the last 3 years, severe sinus problems which have lead to sinus infections about every six weeks.

I worked with a wonderful ENT/Allergist (now retired) who thought at first it was just my allergies, but after so long, we started discussing alternative reasons for so many infections, and just generally feeling crummy. We thought candida or maybe low thyroid (I have some classic signs of it even though blood tests at my annual exam with GP were normal), and possibly diet (I was also tested for food allergies, but only had mild reaction to 4 foods). Finally, about this time last year I became very sick with a stubborn sinus infection that wouldn't go away.

We ended up switching antibiotics and discussed food sensitivities. He suggested I try a rotation diet. So, I went on an anti-candida/anti-yeast diet rotation diet (which coincidentially was pratically gluten-free), and before that had a lower carb diet (also low on gluten) that I had been on for around a year. I felt wonderful for 4 whole months--that was a record--although my nasal congestion did not totally go away (wasn't careful about glutenous foods).

What got me started thinking it might be gluten-related was that at the 4-month mark (August 2005) I took a vacation, where I started getting careless about what I ate, eating bread, pasta, etc. I was bloated and miserable, but couldn't seem to stop myself. When I got back from the cruise, I started my rotation diet again, and again felt good once more losing the weight (about 10 pounds) I had gained on the cruise...but I still had that desire to eat toast, lol, and did so.

Then, at the beginning of October I got a very bad case of strep throat, which led to an ear infection and then a sinus infection which I am still trying to get rid of. I decided to look up celiac symptoms, then remembered my co-worker who was able to direct me here and to a few other sites.

I have started my rotation diet once more (just a couple of days ago), and surprisingly only had to eliminate 3 items--rye, teff and oats to fit the gluten-free lifestyle. I was eating one of those every 4 days which is probably why my symptoms didn't go away completely. This time I'll be reading labels much more thoroughly! :D

So, I'm sorry that was so long, but I'm excited to finally possibly have found a solution to years of discomfort and pain and sheer exhaustion.
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 12:11 PM

Hi my name is Lois I am 22 yrs old and I was diagnosed with celiac on my birthday 11/26/01. I am from NH born in Boston Mass. I moved to SC In 2000 with my parents. I own a house and have 2 roommates. I am an office manager for a family owned buisness. I love to swing dance and ski. I am Irish, English, Finish, and a little mimac indian a weird mix :) My Mom also has celiac.
They have already come so far since I was diagnosed there is so much more help out there now and more food.
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 12:26 PM

I very much like this topic. My name is Tiffany and I'm not the Tiffany that is a great cook and shares all her great recipes. :P Thanks by the way Tiffany for doing that. Many Celiacs will enjoy their holiday feasts this year because of you I'm sure.

Live in metro Atlana now with hubby of 16 years. We are DINKS. I'm from FL but left at 17. All my family is still there which is the way I like it. Just enough space if you know what I mean. I lived in silicon valley for four years when my husband got a job there. Loved San Fran too (30 minutes away) but couldn't afford a house there so we both quit our jobs and moved back to Atlanta - without having jobs here. Probably the gutsiest (crazy?) thing we've ever done/will ever do! Luckily we landed on our feet both working within two months of our arrival back in 1994. I have owned/run my own promotional products business for just over 7 years. Making my own work schedule and not having a boss is a great blessing when you have to run all over town to differnt medical specialists. The drawback being of course, my income isn't steady. I make a lot of my money now (holiday season) for the whole year so I have to save for rainy days (months) when things are slow. Still I wouldn't trade it for anything!

Thanks to everyone on this board. I've learned more here in two months than from any doctor I've seen. And that's FIVE new docs this year. Kudos to all who have been brave enough to share, vent, educate the rest of us that felt like we got hit by a mac truck upon hearing we may have celiac disease. :wub:
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#66 Rusla

 
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 01:30 PM

This is my golden opportunity to really introduce myself so my real name is Randi-Lee and Some of my friends call me Rusla, as it is my craft name. I am a Pagan and I do not eat children and kill husbands, although I have had some ask me if I could. That would be not good for the karma.
I am 53 and was married for 6 months 33 years ago, I have never remarried, and right now totally single except for my two cats. I have a 33 year old son and two grand children and because the gma word feels so ancient they call me Grandi.

I used to model even up till getting the thyroid and subsequently the gluten problems. I have been in movies, drove taxi's, semi's and trained dogs and horses I have shown dogs, horses and cats. I drove bus for Calgary Transit and now I work in the office.

I write books and poetry and have to pitch one of my books in January to a big NY agent. I live alone with my two best friends Thor the Terrorist and Athena the Goddess Kitty. Thor is devilish and Athena is quiet and cuddly, Athena a rescue cat has manners and Thor one I got from a person has no manners.

Thanks to Lori skoki mom, who suggest I see the Calgary chapter of the Celiac ASSociation, good thing because they told me how I could get the diagnosis instead of going through the biopsy and another blood test. As they truly suspect that what I have on my face and chest is DH and I see the dermatologist at the end of this month, so he can do a skin biopsy on them.

I have a wicked sense of humour and I do many things including leather work, photography, painting and sewing. Where do I find the time...search me.

This list has been great for me finding out information and everyone is so helpful. It is great to know that we don't have to be alone in this world or even feel alone.
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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 10 November 2005 - 02:31 PM

I like to ski, swim, take my kids places like the zoo, and do crafts like cross-stitch and scrapbooking.

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Yay!!! Another scrapbooker. :D

I scrapbook too...I just recently built my dream scrapbook room but of course now that its done I havent really had enuff time to scrapbook. :(

Well...maybe if I got off the computer once in awhile. :rolleyes:
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 03:09 PM

I forgot about this one.
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 03:19 PM

Hi. My name is Jackie and I'm 14. I live in Toronto, Canada. I love to ski, and dance, and write, and stuff like that.

I've had Celiac since I was 2.

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Diagnosed with celiac disease in 1993
Totally gluten-free since 1993

"All there is in life is wheat...Oh, wheat! Lots of wheat! Fields of wheat! A tremendous amount of wheat! Yellow wheat. Red wheat. Wheat with feathers. Cream of wheat!" - Woody Allen, Love and Death

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 07:06 PM

Yay!!! Another scrapbooker.  :D

I scrapbook too...I just recently built my dream scrapbook room but of course now that its done I havent really had enuff time to scrapbook.  :(

Well...maybe if I got off the computer once in awhile.  :rolleyes:

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Ummm, well, it would probably be more accurate to say I collect scrapbooking supplies, because I never seem to have time to actually do much scrapbooking. But, it's been a busy year with the divorce, selling the house, moving, blah blah blah, I'm hoping to get back into it soon! So far most of my SB stuff is still upstairs in boxes from the move!
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Dx celiac disease Aug 25/05, ate KFC that night and gluten-free ever since




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