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Today is exactly 3 years that I have been sick. Its a sad thought, knowing that at the start of every new year, I have to remember all the crap I have to deal with for the rest of my life... :~(

~lisa~

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Today is exactly 3 years that I have been sick. Its a sad thought, knowing that at the start of every new year, I have to remember all the crap I have to deal with for the rest of my life... :~(

~lisa~

I'm sorry you feel that way. I've been dealing with celiac for 9 years now. It's a matter of attitude - really it is. So long as I haven't been glutened, I feel just about normal. I see a couple of ladies at work that are younger than me who are in pain nearly constantly from rhumatoid arthritis. And on cold rainy days one of them can barely walk! See, matter of perspective. Learn to look at the positive - I am much more careful about my nutrition and sometimes I have fun trying to create substitutes in the kitchen. Did a really great mock chocolate graham crust for cheesecake not too long ago. Yes, you are different from others regarding your diet, but you have a great resource here in this forum for help and sympathy and understanding.

Annette

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You sound so much like me this time of year. From November to February is just brutal for me. Thank God my doctor and myself recognize it as Seasonal Affective Disorder and change medications accordingly. This is the worst time of year in regards to slipping into a deep funk/depression. Please talk to your doctor about it - contrary to what Tom Cruise <_<:angry: says, you can be helped with the help of medications!!

Also, I want you to google up a book called Mind over Mood. It is an incredibly amazing resource that allows us to gain insight into ourselves, our moods, and gives us the tools to see the positive aspects of our lives instead of dwelling on what is wrong with our health/lives. Please look into it, it really has done wonders for lots of people (me included.....).

I also have a condition other than celiac disease that just will not get under control, in spite of numerous treatments that work on everyone else (prednisone included). I WILL NOT let this get to me - every new treatment I try, I go in cautiously, not to get my hopes up, but in the end, I have not given up hope, I know we will find what works for me. But you know what? If we don't, SO BE IT! I have learned to live with my limitations and have reconciled myself with the fact that I just might be dealing with this for the rest of my life. BUT IT IS A LIFE!!! I am so much luckier than those who have lost their battles with breast cancer in their 20's or 30's, or those who have been given any other death sentence.

WE MUST COUNT OUR BLESSINGS!!!!!!! ;)

I am sending you some cyber hugs and hope it helps to cheer you up......

Hugs.

Karen

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Here's a motto I live by. i think it might help you with your woes:

The truth will set you free, but first, it will really really tick you off (the original motto used a different word than 'tick', but this is a family board).

Don't know who said it, but it applies to everything! Looks like you are still getting through the second part of the motto. But once you're through, the first part really will apply.

hope this helps!

Gabby

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