Too Much At Once!
Posted 06 July 2005 - 08:54 AM
The latest is laryngitis, picked up after flying to Chicago. I’m now under doctor’s orders not to talk for at least a week, maybe two. I just started learning how to explain my diet to people, and now I can’t talk at all! My partner is speaking for me, calling manufacturers, etc. He’s being wonderful and patient, but he’s not great at playing charades all day and it’s hard to get I’m just really frustrated—can’t talk, can’t eat, might not even be able to work.
If they send me home from work, I’ve already used up my sick days (dealing with celiac symptoms) so it would be unpaid. I’ve got a stack of medical bills, prescriptions to fill, gluten-free food to buy, student loan payments, a recently laid-off partner and NYC rent to pay! And I don’t even know how long it will be before I start feeling better. Can’t do much to bring in extra income without talking to anyone, either.
This also comes on top of getting some bad news about loved ones dying of cancer. I’m afraid I’m just going to go crazy. I’m seeing a therapist (had to type my half of my session last night!) so I have help, but I’m still having trouble coping. Any advice?
A Pittsburgher living and loving in Ridgewood, Queens.
Positive blood test, gluten free since June 24, 2005
Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes;
hearts starve as well as bodies; bread and roses, bread and roses.
Posted 06 July 2005 - 09:17 AM
Retested Jan. 2006: Negative blood tests: "Results do not support a diagnosis of celiac disease. Serological markers for celiac disease were not detected."
Results for 2006 endoscope/biopsy pending.
Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.
Give me the storm and stress of thought and action rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith. Banish me from Eden when you will but first let me eat of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge.
- Robert Green Ingersoll
Posted 06 July 2005 - 10:09 AM
Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004
Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003
Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004
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