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#1 IrishHeart

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:35 AM

So, I run into a doctor I had consulted back in 2009 (when I was very ill)and she has trouble placing me at first, then says loudly "OMG! You look great! You look 10 years younger!!".

Thanks! (picture IH blushing)

Later, I thought about it. I was so sick, emaciated, pale, half dead, my hair had fallen out and turned white, and I looked like I was an old hag who looked 10 years OLDER than I was really was....

soooooo does that mean.....my head is working like a calculator now....3 goes into 8, minus 12...wait, wait, I've got it...!.

I look exactly the age I am now? :o Whaaa???

Damn, that's no good. That was no compliment... that was a "tie"!

A tie is like kissing your sister. Nice, but not satisfying in the ways that count!

ah well, it's better than the finger--pointing and staring I was getting for a while there. :blink:

:lol:

wait.....since I technically "lost" 4 years being sick, does that mean I can subtract those 4 years??? ... :)
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#2 pricklypear1971

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:44 AM

You can do whatever you want :).

gluten-free peeps generally have great skin, too, so that's something to keep in mind. I hear that quite a bit not just about me but about other gluten-free peeps.

Which is great, considering all the grey hair thanks to Hashis.

I've got to find some henna mix without indigo, and soon. I've purposely gone grey for a few months to get the indigo out and I'm starting to feel old.

Was she a doc that didn't dx you correctly? Hope you clarified the reason for your renewed youth.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:47 AM

That's so great! I say you definately get to deduct 4 years!
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:51 AM

Hmmm...at least you're not still aging? :unsure:

I look much older than my age right now. I got copies of my medical records because I was switching Dr.s and the new Resident assigned to me had noted that in my file, along with the previous one.
My new Dr, said I looked like someone who had lost a lot of weight, quickly.

I'm looking forward to that reverse aging I've heard about! :D
Oh..and the badonka donk butt. ;)
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:54 AM

Was she a doc that didn't dx you correctly? Hope you clarified the reason for your renewed youth.


I found someone who uses no harsh chemicals or dyes and it works for me. No "ammonia or chemical smells" in the salon.
I went gray in my 30's <_< and I do not like it.

She knew I was DXed with celiac, but she had not seen me in 2 years.

She was a psychiatrist my PCP sent me to for xanax when I was an anxious insomniac. I told her "look I am not crazy, something is keeping me revved up and sick. I do not want drugs, I want to know what the hell is going on inside me". She believed me and tested my Vit D levels--which were tanked and then, she asked me "Do you have food intolerances, by any chance?" That's when I started doing my homework.

I called her last year after my celiac disease DX and thanked her for her suggestion and we talked at great length about it. She said she was sorry she did not think of Celiac. I said that's okay--no one else did either.
I sent her articles on celiac disease and anxiety and rapid weight loss.
She said because of me, she has started to look at her patients with anorexia, rapid weight loss and eating disorders and wondering if they too may have Celiac. She has them tested for it! She was glad I let her know.
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:01 AM

We have "backward" birthday's around here. You can age backwards for as long as you'd like. ;)
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:09 AM

I decide every year on my birthday how old I'll be for that year. Works great.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:09 AM

I found someone who uses no harsh chemicals or dyes and it works for me. No "ammonia or chemical smells" in the salon.
I went gray in my 30's <_< and I do not like it.

She knew I was DXed with celiac, but she had not seen me in 2 years.

She was a psychiatrist my PCP sent me to for xanax when I was an anxious insomniac. I told her "look I am not crazy, something is keeping me revved up and sick. I do not want drugs, I want to know what the hell is going on inside me". She believed me and tested my Vit D levels--which were tanked and then, she asked me "Do you have food intolerances, by any chance?" That's when I started doing my homework.

I called her last year after my celiac disease DX and thanked her for her suggestion and we talked at great length about it. She said she was sorry she did not think of Celiac. I said that's okay--no one else did either.
I sent her articles on celiac disease and anxiety and rapid weight loss.
She said because of me, she has started to look at her patients with anorexia, rapid weight loss and eating disorders and wondering if they too may have Celiac. She has them tested for it! She was glad I let her know.


That's fabulous.
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Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:31 AM

I decide every year on my birthday how old I'll be for that year. Works great.



As I have never acted my age, looking old was just perplexing. :lol:

I liked 22.

I'll be that.

thanks, J. ;)
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:06 AM

ahhh, but now you have to act 22. Watcha gonna do? Spend too much on clothes? Stay up late watching the whole Twilight series at once? Garish nail polish?
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:11 AM

Oh..and the badonka donk butt. ;)



oh, that comes back!.....I used to have a big fat butt, then I had flat, fallen saggy NO butt....

now, it's not J-LO butt, but it's not so bad. :lol:
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:57 AM

oh, that comes back!.....I used to have a big fat butt, then I had flat, fallen saggy NO butt....

now, it's not J-LO butt, but it's not so bad. :lol:

This is SO FUNNY to me, because I'm not skinny anymore, but slender. Except for my butt. The guys sure like a big butt!!!
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:32 AM

ahhh, but now you have to act 22. Watcha gonna do? Spend too much on clothes? Stay up late watching the whole Twilight series at once? Garish nail polish?


I'm 43 and have been doing just this lately! Except watching Breaking Bad instead of Twilight. LOL! (My toenails are purple right now.) I feel 20 years younger - just like I did in college.

I've also gotten the "you look younger" comments. And "you're so much more outgoing." And "your skin looks great!" It feels nice to hear all this even though I know it means my personality had gotten way too muted, and I was reserved/quiet and looked older and had bad skin. I keep trying to focus on the positive changes and not the lost decade +. So maybe I'm really 33?!
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:24 PM

This is SO FUNNY to me, because I'm not skinny anymore, but slender. Except for my butt. The guys sure like a big butt!!!


My hubby noticed that my butt has gotten nicer and I actually think it has. I'm not one to boast about stuff like that, but I think it looks a lot nicer. Except now that I have lost a bunch of fat off of that area, I think I get bruised from (TMI) the crazy monkey dance. lol
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:04 PM

ahhh, but now you have to act 22. Watcha gonna do? Spend too much on clothes? Stay up late watching the whole Twilight series at once? Garish nail polish?



Did those last night...
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif



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