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#1 sharilee

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:15 PM

Hi, I am Shari and I am from Akron, Ohio. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2006 and Hashimoto's thyroiditis in 2011. A little over a week ago after undergoing tests to see why my thyroid medicine was not working, I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Been gluten free now for a little over a week. Still feeling somewhat overwhelmed but starting to get the hang of it. Thank goodness to a co-worker who was diagnosed with celiac three years ago, she has been great recommending different gluten free foods.

Looking forward to getting to know others with celiac disease and any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Positive blood work July 2011
Negative Endoscopy August 2011
Positive Endoscopy February 23, 2012
Celiac Diagnosis February 23, 2012
Gluten Free since February 24, 2012


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#2 sa1937

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:53 AM

Welcome, Shari! This forum has a wealth of information that you'll find helpful!

Just keep reading and asking questions you may have. It does get a lot easier after awhile...it's pretty normal to be overwhelmed at first.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:04 AM

Welcome Shari! I never met a person from Ohio whom I didn't like & that's the truth.Posted Image

And aren't you lucky to have a co worker who can help you along this rock strewn path. And this forum is amazing too. So you have resources plus back up. It doesn't get much better than that.

I don't think I've read a single post where the new person is not overwhelmed at first (& even sometimes for a while). It's normal. Stick to whole foods for several months as your gut begins healing & while you get the hang of the gluten-free diet & all the minefields where gluten hides.

All the best to you.Posted Image
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Self diagnosed dh Sept. 2011~~~ confirmed dx July 18, 2012
Gluten free Dec. 2011
Soy free Dec. 2011
Hubs self diagnosed dh March 30, 2012
Hubs gluten free March 30, 2012

Summer 2013 We both have added back a little soy which is near unavoidable & we are doing okay with that small amount.

 


#4 sharilee

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:19 PM

Thank you Sylvia and squirmingitch for the welcomes
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Positive blood work July 2011
Negative Endoscopy August 2011
Positive Endoscopy February 23, 2012
Celiac Diagnosis February 23, 2012
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:35 PM

Welcome aboard Shari! Our ship is setting sail for a bright and beautiful gluten free future. We all have to get out and row sometimes but we are making a little progress every day. Fortunately we have a bunch of navigators who have been there before us and can keep us pointed in the right general direction. Once we get past the rocky shoals of adjustment it is much smoother sailing.

Don't worry about being perfect at the gluten-free diet right away, but spend some time reading the threads and FAQ info here. Check out the threads on breakfast ideas or dinner ideas or even snack ideas (if that kind of thing appeals to you). :) There even threads on safe candy for Halloween and other holidays. And a recipe area for lots of great things to eat.

You may have noticed lots of people getting on board lately who don't even have celiac disease. They know a good ship when they see one though. Our good ship has become very popular lately! )
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Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and hard work. have a good day! :-) Paul

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:54 PM

Welcome aboard Shari! Our ship is setting sail for a bright and beautiful gluten free future. We all have to get out and row sometimes but we are making a little progress every day. Fortunately we have a bunch of navigators who have been there before us and can keep us pointed in the right general direction. Once we get past the rocky shoals of adjustment it is much smoother sailing.

Don't worry about being perfect at the gluten-free diet right away, but spend some time reading the threads and FAQ info here. Check out the threads on breakfast ideas or dinner ideas or even snack ideas (if that kind of thing appeals to you). :) There even threads on safe candy for Halloween and other holidays. And a recipe area for lots of great things to eat.

You may have noticed lots of people getting on board lately who don't even have celiac disease. They know a good ship when they see one though. Our good ship has become very popular lately! )


Thank you GFinDC
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Positive blood work July 2011
Negative Endoscopy August 2011
Positive Endoscopy February 23, 2012
Celiac Diagnosis February 23, 2012
Gluten Free since February 24, 2012


Shari

#7 StephanieL

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:36 PM

I'm up in the Cleveland area. There is a support group up this way.

http://neohioceliac.com/

Maybe we'll meet up sometime! (Sorry so short.. Sleeping baby on one arm ;) )
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#8 sharilee

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

I'm up in the Cleveland area. There is a support group up this way.

http://neohioceliac.com/

Maybe we'll meet up sometime! (Sorry so short.. Sleeping baby on one arm ;) )


Thank you for the information. I just signed up for the pot luck on the 25th of March
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Positive blood work July 2011
Negative Endoscopy August 2011
Positive Endoscopy February 23, 2012
Celiac Diagnosis February 23, 2012
Gluten Free since February 24, 2012


Shari

#9 NickMcKinnis

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:49 PM

Hello Sharilee,
I am also new to this board, but have been diagnosed for years. I live in cleveland and I wanted to say hello. The cat you have for your avatar looks EXACTLY like my cat.
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