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more good news!  I had my MRCP, pelvic and abdomen MRIs all come back normal!  The tech told it me it was one for the books because since there were three separate ones, I laid on the exam table for 2.5 hours, but the most important thing was she said the pictures turned out great.  My capsule was done yesterday, so I should have the results of that this coming week.  My cold has turned into allergies...might have been that all along because finally spring has come to the Northeast!

 

Happy Weekend  :D

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yesterday was my follow-up GI appointment, and it went really well!  He reviewed that my MRIs and small bowel series were all normal, and then came the capsule.  He said he didn't see any blunting, but he did find an ulcer in the ileum and he said there could have been more but it was all dependent on how the capsule moved.  

 

When it comes to the pancreatic insufficiency diagnosis, I know that the MRIs would have shown Crohn's, so that was ruled out and I never have an urgent need to use the restroom anyway, pancreatitis was ruled out through the MRIs, everything else was ruled out except celiac, so I finally got doctor diagnosed with celiac disease.  Out of all the causes for pancreatic insufficiency, celiac is the best one since it means my system just needs a jump start!  I'm picking up my prescription for Creon later today, and I'm hoping this will be the final step to say goodbye bloating and stool sticking to the toilet!!  I'm supposed to be following up in 3-6 months to be retested for fat malabsorption, fecal elastase and the celiac antibodies.  

 

I'm so glad I found this site because if I would have listened to my GI last year when he seemed to think that positive DGP IgG test wasn't a big deal, I would still be eating gluten and probably feeling much worse!  Now he knows differently, and I did say at the end of my appointment yesterday how appreciative and thankful I am that he listens to what I have to say and takes it into consideration.  I realize that is a rarity for doctors, and I'm extremely grateful!

 

Happy Easter all, and thank you  :)

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Replied in your other thread.

 

Love this news even more than the last :wub:

 

Happy Easter to you as well :)

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yesterday was my follow-up GI appointment, and it went really well!  He reviewed that my MRIs and small bowel series were all normal, and then came the capsule.  He said he didn't see any blunting, but he did find an ulcer in the ileum and he said there could have been more but it was all dependent on how the capsule moved.  

 

When it comes to the pancreatic insufficiency diagnosis, I know that the MRIs would have shown Crohn's, so that was ruled out and I never have an urgent need to use the restroom anyway, pancreatitis was ruled out through the MRIs, everything else was ruled out except celiac, so I finally got doctor diagnosed with celiac disease.  Out of all the causes for pancreatic insufficiency, celiac is the best one since it means my system just needs a jump start!  I'm picking up my prescription for Creon later today, and I'm hoping this will be the final step to say goodbye bloating and stool sticking to the toilet!!  I'm supposed to be following up in 3-6 months to be retested for fat malabsorption, fecal elastase and the celiac antibodies.  

 

I'm so glad I found this site because if I would have listened to my GI last year when he seemed to think that positive DGP IgG test wasn't a big deal, I would still be eating gluten and probably feeling much worse!  Now he knows differently, and I did say at the end of my appointment yesterday how appreciative and thankful I am that he listens to what I have to say and takes it into consideration.  I realize that is a rarity for doctors, and I'm extremely grateful!

 

Happy Easter all, and thank you  :)

WOOO!! Great news!! Happy Easter. :D

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What a perfect start to the weekend.  Congrats on all the testing.  

 

Colleen

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had a health screening for work the other day, and my fasting glucose was at 77, so yay to that and I started the Creon on Monday!

 

Good Job.  We take anything we can get at this point eh?

 

Colleen

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