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Chelle15

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you would NOT like to be me then!

I have blood tests to monitor my thyroid every week at least cause my thyroid gets thrown off by such a little thing and makes me horibbly sick. So i am used to blood tests esp. cause it usually takes them about 5 pokes before they get my vein.


Molly

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Who thinks the IV is hard? I didn't feel anything more than when they take blood....just a little pinch and that was it!

I was more afraid of having an IV than being in labor...honest to God! No one can ever find my veins and my hand or arm is always swollen and killing me before, during and after. It usually takes a few sticks and different nurses b/f they can run the IV...yuck! I'm making a face just thingking about it! :o


~Kristy~

Zachary (5 y/o son) -negative labs, no biopsy, gluten-free diet 3/06 with amazing results

*Enterolab testing: auto-immune response, main-Celiac gene/HLA-DQ 2, non-Celiac gluten sensitivity gene/HLA-DQ 3

"Congratulations!

Today is your day.

You're off to Great Places!

You're off and away!"

--Oh The Places You'll Go

by Dr. Seuss

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They never have trouble finding my vein, it's very obvious. They don't have trouble getting it either, but for some reason, I still get huge bruises.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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I had mine done today. Thank god it is over. I was so worried about gagging. They sprayed the stuff in my throat, and I was pretty much out of it for that. The colonoscopy, though, I was awake for most of it. I watched it on the screen. It was a tad uncomfortable, but I was relieved at how smoothly it went. I did not want to be awake at all, but I was. However, I still go to the bathroom alot...

The doctor didn't talk to me cuz she another procedure she was in went over. I was told everything looked normal but I will get the biopsies back in 10 to 14 days. Any chance if everything looks normal that the biopsies could still show damage?

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The damage can be microscopic.

Both my biosies and my blood tests were negative, but I went to Enterolab, whose testing is more sensitive, and got positive results.

Glad you got it over with!


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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