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imsohungry

Found A Relative With Celiac

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Hey everyone :)

I know I haven't posted much in awhile. I've been spending time with my baby boy. A total joy in my life but a lot of challenges given his health problems and mine.

Anyway, (to get back to topic) I'm writing because I'm excited. I was visiting my grandmother the other day, and she was explaining that she was cooking all of these "special meals" because my great aunt was recently diagnosed with "some illness." As I explained my Celiac diet, she commented that I was just about as "confusing" to cook for as my aunt (grandma meant nothing bad by that, she is simply in her 70's and gets confused). ;)

I helped my Grandmother cook an entire gluten-free meal (without telling her it was gluten-free). When the food was placed on the table, I said, "Wow look, you just made an entire meal gluten-free"! B) My aunt joined us for dinner and explained that she too has Celiac...She said it comes from my grandfather's side of the family! How about that! I now have the family history to back up my "probable" diagnosis.

Well, I just wanted to share my news! Thanks for reading! :)

-Julie


Loves of my life: God, my hubby, and my baby boy!

"I will never give up on my dreams; I will simply modify my path for reaching them." (JH-me).

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(John Michael Montgomery).

"I'm gonna be somebody, one of these days I'm gonna break these chains" (Travis Tritt).

"Life is better left to chance. I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance."

(Garth Brooks).

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Jules:

Good to hear from you again. I think that most of us have celiac skeletons somewhere. My deceased father had stomach problems for as long as I can remember. He had terrible gas, which he always blamed on the dog.

I don't know of anyone else in my family, but I suspect a few. It's nice to have some validations.

Lisa.

BTW, congrats on your masters degree.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Hi Lisa :)

Thanks for the welcome-back! I know what you mean about suspecting your father had celiac. I honestly believe my mother has it or at the very least is gluten intolerant. A few years ago, she was dx with colon cancer, and she was not yet fifty. She and I have so many of the same symptoms, but she says that she is "too old to change her ways now." I can't make decisions for her, but I do provide her with info. and hope she'll make the right choice. ;)

yep, I FINALLY graduated a year ago with my M.A. in professional counseling. After graduation, I had been tutoring local students from my home, and I am currently volunteering locally. However, I am technically "without recognized employment." :P A stay at home mom does not get enough credit; It is a lot of work!

Well, enough about me. Thanks for writing back. I hope you are doing well!

Blessings. -Julie


Loves of my life: God, my hubby, and my baby boy!

"I will never give up on my dreams; I will simply modify my path for reaching them." (JH-me).

"Life's a dance you learn as you go, sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow"

(John Michael Montgomery).

"I'm gonna be somebody, one of these days I'm gonna break these chains" (Travis Tritt).

"Life is better left to chance. I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance."

(Garth Brooks).

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