Posted 27 November 2004 - 04:00 PM
I haven't been able to work because of this. It is very difficult having to live on only one paycheck. I was just wondering if we had any other recource.
Negative Biopsy 11/00
Blood Work 11/16/04 - Still Waiting for Results
gluten-free since 11/10/04
Posted 27 November 2004 - 04:17 PM
I know when I discussed this with my doctor when they found collagenous colitis, he said that the diagnosis of collagenous colitis, celiac disease,along with hypothyroidism and the two different medications to treat my depression, would qualify me for disability, but the diagnosis of celiac disease alone would not qualify me because supposedly once you are on a gluten-free diet, you are supposed to "magically" heal overnight...... yeah, right!
By the way, I am in Ontario (Canada). I don't know what country you are from, so your country might have different rules.....
Have a great day!
positive bloodwork, positive biopsy
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.
Mother to Eileen 13 yrs
Rhiannon 8 yrs
Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......
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Posted 28 November 2004 - 08:14 AM
However, I was out of work for 10 weeks solely because of celiac, and after I used up my sick leave my short-term disability policy kicked in. This is a policy I already had through work, not a government program or something I tried to get after I got sick. I collected disability for about 8 weeks.
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