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tiffjake

Thanks Tarnalberry, Canadiankaren, Judyinphilly, Richard, Penguin, Rachel-24, Carlab, Nantzie, Mtndog, Dingogirl, Ursula, Victor, Gpf, Guhlia....

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(I can't remember everyone that I have chatted with over the last year, but thank you all so much for your advice and your help. I do remember those listed above, but I KNOW that I am forgetting some people.....)

I have been gluten free for a year now and I just want to thank Scott and all of the wonderful board members who answered my silly questions and helped me when I was having a hard time. I really appreciate this site, and thank you all very much from the bottom of my heart!!!! Have a WONDERFUL Christmas!! ~TiffJake


EnteroLab test positive for gluten intolerence and 2 gluten intolerence and celiac genes

DQ2 and DQ3 sub type DQ7 in December 2005

Gluten-free since Enterolab test, December 2, 2005.

Lame Advertisement Test positive for gluten intolerence in Sept 2005.

THEN found out that my fathers mother had nontropical sprue, she passed away at 40 from (stomach) cancer, had holes in her intestines when they caught it. I had no idea....

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back at ya sweetie...it's been a fun year getting to know you too.

Thanks for the nice thoughts.

comeS on a good day TOO!..gloomy, foggy, rainny here in Philly, but I see 'YOUR SUNSHINE'

YOU HAVE A TERRIFIC HOLIDAY TOO.

JUDY


Judy in Southern CA

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No thanks necessary; that's what we're here for - to help each other!! Congrats on being gluten free 1 year!!!!!

Now go have some gluten free cake to celebrate!!!!

xoxo


Jillian

Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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So glad you've made it through the first year. It gets so much easier after that first anniversary. :) So... Now you've made my day and I'm going to walk around with a goofy smile all day. Thanks.

Oh, and have a wonderful (gluten free) holiday!


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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Hope you don't mind me jumping in and thanking them too. This board has been invaluable to me and I'm always recommending it to others ... :rolleyes:

Have a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy NEW YEAR !!!! Marcia


Jan 1990 - Dx CFS/ME/FM (URI's, Ataxia, myoclonus, orthostatic hypotension, insomnia, brain fog, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat... ) Completely Disabled (housebound and bedridden at times)

2004 - Digestive pain all the time.

May 2004 - Hiatal hernia, erosive gastritis, gastroparesis (endoscopy)

August 2004 - Colon polyps, diverticulitus, internal hemorrhoids (colonoscopy)

No relief from Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Zelnorm, Miralax, Imodium, Lomotil ...

July 2005 - GP recommended WFDFSFEFCF + vegan (Also, anything that hurts free)

Immediately stopped needing naps and digestive pain reduced.

Sept 2005 - GFDFCFSFEF + chemical free - Immediately stopped feeling jittery / buzzing and digestive issues were much better.

June 2006 - Dx B12 and iron deficient. Started B12 injections and using cast iron pan.

August 2006 - MYOCLONUS GONE. (off Klonopin)

September 2006 - ATAXIA, INSOMNIA and Feeling like the floor was moving under my feet gone.

June 19, 2007 - Positive DQ2, Dx Celiac

October 2007 - Sleeping like a baby, waking up with energy, but still having fatigue/stamina issues

Nov 2007 - Started Paleo diet for chronic hypoglycemia

April 2008 - GTT normal. I'm no longer hypoglycemic. Started Low oxalate diet for kidney stones.

May 1, 2008 - Began salt loading for OI/NMH - noticed immediately muscle weakness was gone. I was sodium deficient but my labs don't reflect it. Still working on OI and PEM.

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Thank you for being a part of the board too! While I personally just love to see that little kitty in your avatar the most, I also love the help and advice you give to everyone. And that includes the questions you ask, because I sure know that I learn from answering questions as well as asking them. :)


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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Hope you don't mind me jumping in and thanking them too. This board has been invaluable to me and I'm always recommending it to others ... :rolleyes:

Have a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy NEW YEAR !!!! Marcia

Ditto, everyone! You've all helped make this much more bearable!

Happy Holidays!


~Li

Celiac, dx Sep 2006

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Thanks Tiffany. Equal thanks to you, to all those you listed and to everyone here. Everyone makes this such a warm, welcoming place.

:D

Nancy


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

~Chinese Proverb

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Hi Tiff :D

Thank you for the lovely sentiment, and a big congratulations on getting through the first year!

I have learned a lot from you, too. Your knowledge of all things pharmacy has been so helpful.

I hope that you are having a nice holiday season--I was just thinking about you and your husband. I pray that he is well, and that possibly (?) he is able to be home for Christmas.

Take care, and don't be a stranger--I've missed you :D


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Tiffany,

Thanks for the thanks. Everytime someone posts, we all learn. It really does take a village. Happy Anniversary! :)

Lisa


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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I could have pretty much said the same thing, because I've learned so much this past year. We all learn from each other, it would have been so overwhelming without all you guys, and I would never have figured out all my food intolerances, and the adrenal and thyroid problems without this board.

I hope you all have a great Christmas.

Ursula


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Well thank YOU Tiffany. It's nice to be included in that group of very helpful people. I was just thinking last week that I hadn't seen any posts from you lately.

I'm glad you've passed your anniversary. It's a good feeling. I remember when we passed Ty's one year. It seems like so long ago.

I hope you have a happy holiday and I hope your husband can come home soon (if he hasn't already).


Linda, Mom to Ty (11 years old)

Ty was diagnosed by blood test June 7/05

biopsy Aug 11/05, diagnosis confirmed Aug 18/05

Mom, Dad and big brother Celiac-free.

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Back at ya! You are a wonderful addition to the group! That's what it's all about - taking care of each other.....

Hugs.

Karen


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs

Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us."

Orison Swett Marden

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

-- Victor Borge

"An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh."

Tom Nansbury

"Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you are not a hypochondriac."

Unknown

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Tiffany,

Congrats on your first year of being gluten-free! :)

Thanks for the kind words....I agree with everyone else in that YOU are also very helpful to members of this board. I know that you have helped me in the past with your pharmacuetical knowledge. :D

Its great that we can all help each other out in different ways...through our experiences, knowledge, questions, etc.

I know that I've learned TONS this past year....thanks to everyone here. :)

Hope you are doing well....have a very merry Xmas and a happy New Year!


Rachel

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Tiffany,

Congrats on your first year of being gluten-free! :)

I second that; congratulations! We alll understand what a major deal this is - I've just passed my first year as well. You beat me to the punch by starting this thread...I was thinking of it but wasn't sure what to say! :P

I could have pretty much said the same thing, because I've learned so much this past year. We all learn from each other, it would have been so overwhelming without all you guys, and I would never have figured out all my food intolerances, and the adrenal and thyroid problems without this board.

I hope you all have a great Christmas.

Ursula

We do learn from each other, and I am so grateful for you all and for this site. Practically everything I know about this condition and what to expect / be mindful of has come from all of you who have taken the time to share your experiences here. I would've gone crazy with all of the upheavals my body's been going through - especially with all these ' new' food allergies and intolerances - if you hadn't clued me in! Thank you all for being so warm and generous, especially at times where you weren't exactly feeling at your best yourselves. Have a wonderful Chrismas, everyone!

Naj.


Gluten-free since 10/05 - Positive dietary response with Doctor's validation! - Debilitating migraines, constant dizziness and lightheadedness gone; anxiety & panic attacks, depression, agoraphobia and extreme exhaustion considerably lessoned

Dairy/Casein Intolerant

Soy, Cabbage, Sugar, Peanut, Shellfish, Caffeine, Egg, Potato and Tomato allergies / intolerances

Sporadic reactions to: Poultry

Avoiding all preservatives and additives

Also Multiple Chemical/Environmental Sensitivities

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Pulmonary Embolism - 1999

Dance, when you're broken open.

Dance, if you've torn the bandage off.

Dance in the middle of fighting.

Dance in your blood.

Dance, when you are perfectly free.

RUMI

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