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Jenn2005

Member Since 03 Oct 2005
Offline Last Active Dec 04 2006 01:29 PM
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In Topic: Organic Coconut Milk

23 April 2006 - 10:45 AM

Hope this doesn't sound to dumb but is coconut milk actually milk or is it the juice like stuff that you see when you crack open a coconut? Where did you buy the coconut milk your talking about? I would like to find my husband an alternative to dairy milk for things like smoothies. Thanks.

Jennifer

In Topic: Tired Of Being Fat

20 April 2006 - 06:57 PM

Hi. I just wanted to share my sister's story with you. She had the gastric bypass surgery and for the first 2 years everything went fine. She lost over 100 pounds and was very happy. She did have to go to the doctor on a regular schedule in the begining for regular blood work and she had to have some vitamin injections (B12) and she has to take liquid vitamins for the rest of her life. There are a lot of foods she can no longer eat because they make her sick and she can't eat a lot at a time. In the last 4 months she has become very ill. She got a cold and it turned into pneumonia. The doctor gave her antibiotics but she couldn't absorb them and she ended up in the hospital for 2 weeks. While there they discovered that her iron was alarmingly low and she had to have blood transfusions and she now has to take iron supplements, her heart has also started acting up (racing at 155 - 165 beats per minute) so now she has to take meds for that and see a cardiologist. She just had to have a hysterctomy 2 weeks ago to try and get the anemia under control. She has black circles under her eyes and she says she lives on tums because she always has a sour stomach. All of this is branching from the gastric surgery. She does not have Celiac but when I was telling my husband about all of her problems with not absorbing he said she basically paid to get Celiac.
I think the problem with this surgery is the doctors don't really know the long term effects of the surgery. I'm afraid my sister will be dealing with this nightmare the rest of her life and she just turned 31. Hope you come up with the decision that is right for you. Good luck.

Jennifer

In Topic: Funny Smell?!

12 April 2006 - 06:14 PM

Before my husband went gluten free he would sweat a lot and the arm pit area of his shirts was always yellow. Even on dark shirts (like navy or denim it would show a stain). He didn't have any different odor but the yellow stains were very annoying. We were just talking the other day about how this has completely disappeared. Don't know if it was related to gluten or just a coincidence (sp??).

Jennifer

In Topic: Bacon?

08 April 2006 - 01:50 PM

I've been buying the Boar's Head bacon at Publix. It's very good and it states right on the package gluten free and dairy free.

Jennifer

In Topic: I Have Elevated Liver Enzymes

04 April 2006 - 10:49 AM

Hi Rachel. My husband had bloodwork done at his last routine doctor's appt. and they called back and said that everything was good but his liver enzymes were elevated. The doctor was pretty worried and wanted to have him come back in 6 weeks to recheck and see what other test he would order. I posted on here about it like you did and it seems to be a fairly common thing with Celiac. By the time we went back to the doctor 6 weeks later the doctor (GP) had done a lot of researching on Celiac and he said it was very common. He said that since he had just had the other liver test (hepatitis, abdominal u/s & abdominal ct) done and everything was normal we would just keep rechecking and keep an eye on it. He said it was very normal to have elevated liver enzymes when you have Celiac and it has very recently become one of the more notable symptoms. I wouldn't worry to much now, I think you have plenty of other things going on and just ride this out and hopefully it will resolve itself soon. At least all of your other bloodtest were normal thats a good sign. Hope you get good results on your CT.

Jennifer