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Do You Celebrate Your Celiac Diagnosis Day?

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It seems that my past life was the life that I got to eat whatever I want where ever I wanted. Food was just something that tasted great and I craved different things at different times, like chocolate . . . I never read a label, execpt to look at the fat content and probably buy it anyway. Now after years of being sick and never knwoing what the problem was I found out about Celiacs. After the Celiac diagnosis I go through phases of missing the old days - pre-celiacs.

So I was wondering does anyone else celebrate their diagnosis day? Or am I just a tad crazy :rolleyes: I try to remember the day by going out to eat to my favorite gluten-free restaturant (PF Chang's) and really enjoying a good meal out with friends.

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I don't celebrate it, as such, but last year on June 2nd (my first gluten-free anniversary), I did stop and remember how far I'd come and how much things had changed since before I was diagnosed. :)


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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Oh yea, it's my other 'birthday'. Being a twinless twin I don't usually celebrate my real one so my Diagnosis day is a day to feel good and treat myself. It will be 5 years 11/20 :)


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Mine is New Years Eve Day.........sooo EVERYBODY celebrates mine :P Didn't you realize that is what the party in New York's Times Square is all about.........my gluten-free anniversary?! ! haha :lol:

-Jessica :rolleyes:


Jessica

Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!

Kansas

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Absolutely! And I got a kind of nebulous dx, so I celebrate that day in September and also the day I went completely gluten-free in January, so I get two days. :) We can eat anything we want, just as long as we know how to substitute.

It is great to feel well!

Partay on!

:D :D :D

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Mine was yesterday! I thought I would celebrate but I forgot about it. I take that as a positive since being gluten-free is fading into the background now and is just a part of my life.


Karen

gluten free 4/06

casein free 7/06

DQ1, DQ8

Daughter (11) gluten free 5/06, casein free 6/06

Daughter (9) gluten free 3/06, casein free 7/06, soy free, trying peanut free

vegetarian

gluten lite on and off since 1999

All dx'ed by Enterolab

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??

I don't even celebrate my birthday... if I can get away with it.

Indeed, Im a bit embarassed to say but when I moved I had 5yrs worth of unopened birthday and XMas cards...to throw away.,..


Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. (JC, De Bello Gallico Liber III/XVIII)

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Oh yea, it's my other 'birthday'. Being a twinless twin I don't usually celebrate my real one so my Diagnosis day is a day to feel good and treat myself. It will be 5 years 11/20 :)

I treat mine as a second birthday, too! Why not celebrate the fact that I've got my life back? Last year (my one-year) I had my friends over for a gluten-free dinner.


Gluten-Free since September 15, 2005.

Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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I definitely will--it's only been a couple of months, but I really do feel like the day I went off gluten was the day I regained my life. I feel better now than I have for the past 20 years.

I love the idea of celebrating going gluten free!

:P


Dx'd with lymphocytic colitis 1/07

Dx'd by Enterolab 3/07--+IgA, +Ttg, DQ2 and DQ8

Dx'd celiac by Dr. Lewey 4/07--without +blood or biopsy

gluten-free 3/7/07

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I don't have a diagnosis, and I don't actually remember when exactly I went gluten free any more. It was somewhere in October or November 2004, but other than that... maybe I should just celebrate for two months straight. :D

Pauliina

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Well, considering my biopsy was done on April Fool's Day and the GI didn't tell me he had added a biopsy for celiac disease, so I didn't get the chance to eat one more piece of real birthday cake.... And I thought it was just an extended April Fool's joke....no, I don't celebrate the day. I do however celebrate my heightenned awareness of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity on a daily basis.....personally and professionally.


Iron deficiency without anemia, unexplained weight loss 2/2003

Positive celiac biopsy 4/2003

Autoimmune thyroiditis 8/2005

Gluten Free Since 2003

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Nope, I have no idea what day I was diagnosed. All I remember was it was 1988, I was at a restaurant with my mom eating a huge stack of pancakes and she dropped the bomb.

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I don't, but I think it's a neat idea. Mine was a few days after Christmas '05, not sure exactly when though... Considering my biopsy was in mid-Feb, it's no wonder I had a negative biopsy. :P

By the time Christmas was over I could barely make myself eat any of the "goodies". So I just threw in the towel and went gluten-free because I knew I wasn't eating enough gluten for a positive biopsy as it was. I just couldn't make myself eat it anymore.

Nancy


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

~Chinese Proverb

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you all have such good storys about going gluten free, it makes me feel very positive about celebrating my 1 year anni of being gluten free on the 25th april 2008! (yes went gluten free 2 days ago!)

doctor did 1 celiac blood test and decided i dont have it, apparently i have IBS and anxiety..... but i know i have a history of feeling 'better' after going gluten free in the past (was very young at the time tho and didnt stick with it for long, even tho it it made me feel Heaps better in only 2 weeks! kids eh ;) )

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