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Lisa

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This topic was started several years ago. We have so many new people on the forum and I thought that it would show some insight. I remember, it did for me. We had homemakers, scientist, engineers, medical techs, therapists, lawyers, teachers, nurses, MD's, professors, stay at home moms who home school.

It is so interesting that we all have a common bond, yet we do.......(I'll leave at that)

I raised my kids in a small NC town and my husband worked for a major airline and he was MIA a lot (especially during the teen years ). I was always involved in community projects. For several years I have been involved in our local Preservation Commission to insure the historical integrity of our town.

What do you do?


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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I think you're right. It's so interesting to hear what everyone is about...

I work part time for a publishing company in the advertising division. We sell How To Magazines and Books. I work with the sales reps selling the ad space in the magazines. I also watch kids two days a week and coach volleyball. I have 3 little ones - 4,2, and 1. My husband works for Children's Hospital in the endocrine research division (not clinical research - scientific research).

Life is crazy at our house - but lots of fun too!


Tritty (my childhood nickname....)

Age 31, Mommy of 3

Blood test positive for celiac 1/16/07

gluten-free since 1/16/07

Endoscopy 2/13/07 - small hiatal hernia, scalloped mucosa in 1st and 2nd part of duodenum, some erosion of the esophogus.

Two oldest kids - fine so far :)

My 17 mo old has eosinophilic esophogitis. Only showing milk allergy? So completely off dairy for time being to see if that is trigger...

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I teach 7th graders!

Each summer I work a "fun" part time job and take a few classes.

Right now, the majority of my time is spent getting my new house unpacked, fixed up, and cozy!

Hope to research and possibly pursue some law school once we're settled in :)


Amy

Gluten Free since 4/05 - adult onset

Symptoms for 4+ years prior

Immediate family tests negative

No Known family members w/ celiac disease

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I am a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. I am the person who runs all the lab tests everyone talks about on this site :)


Lisa

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page" -St. Augustine

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I am pursuing a Master of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree. My boyfriend (8+ years together) works with commercial satellite systems--for the most part. We have one son who is nearly 4 years old. He is the only one to be diagnosed so far. We enjoy doing various outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and mushroom hunting.


Jenny

Son 6 yrs old, Positive blood work, Outstanding dietary response, no biopsy.

Household mostly gluten free since 3/07

Me: HLA-DQ 02 & 0302 (DQ 08), which I ran & analyzed myself!Currently gluten lite, negative tTG, asymptomatic

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I'm a SAHM; Jenny is almost 5 and Mikey is 3.5. I used to be a medical transcriptionist - (note impressive semicolon usage ;) ).

My husband is an IT manager at a mortgage company. He's also helping me build a website for travel reviews and recommendations for people with celiac disease.

I remember this thread last time, and how surprising it was how many people had science and medical careers. Glad you restarted it Lisa!

Nancy


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

~Chinese Proverb

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I'm a chemistry professor. Yes I do enjoy blowing things up. :P

There always seems to be a disproportionate number of science types in forums. I guess many of us science types hang out more than average on the computer.

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I work at a bank as a Customer Service Representaive. Really a fancy name for a teller. I work the drive-in most of the time. I have 2 grown children 20 and 27. I have a 5 year old grandson and a 3 year old granddaughter. My daughter is expecting her 3rd child June 22nd. (another girl).

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Physical Therapist -- VERY geeky! Nothing but Math & Sciences, here! I'm the one that loves Physics in the family!! Of course, that's all PT is -- physics of the body! DH is a Naval Architect (engineering degree) and his Masters is in Computer Science. A match made in heaven. Right now, I'm non-practicing, and trying to figure out what I can get involved in . . . . . I am, though, volunteering for the Susan G. Kohmann activities that are happening in our city. I used to play the piano until my brain decided that converting the notes to my fingers on the keys wasn't something it wanted to do! I still sing -- but don't think I have the control over my voice that I used to. My daughter thinks I still do -- it's an ongoing debate.

I have a son, 24 who is the most well-rounded person I've met. He is majoring in advertising and will graduate next year (THANK GOODNESS) He is VERY MUCH English, History, Geography oriented, but also has an appreciation for the sciences. He plays the most remarkable Jazz saxophone -- he has an Alto and a Baritnone sax. Of course, he also has an acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, banjo and clarinet. I have a daughter, 21, who is majoring in speech language pathology. Very math & sciences, like her mother. She, too, though has an appreciation for the arts. She plays the drums, xylophone, marimba, piano and sings opera.

Okay, I'm finished with my TMI!


Lynne

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try tomorrow".

"There's not a word yet, for old friends we've just met. Part Heaven, part space, or have I found my place? You can just visit, but I plan to stay, I'm going to go back there some day." Gonzo, in the Muppet Movie

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I'm a marriage and family therapists, mostly do clinical supervision of budding therapists in China. :)


4/2007 Positive IGA, TTG Enterolab results, with severe malabsorption: Two DQ2 celiac genes--highest possible risk.

gluten-free since 4/22/07; SF since 7/07; 3/08 & 7/08 high sugar levels in stool (i.e. cannot break down carbs) digestive enzymes for carbs didn't help; 7/18/08 started SCD as prescribed by my physician (MD).

10/2000 dx LYME disease; 2008 clinical dx CELIAC; Other: hypothyroid, allergies, dupuytrens, high mercury levels

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I'm a marriage and family therapists, mostly do clinical supervision of budding therapists in China. :)

What a great profession! How did you get to supervising in China? Sounds like a pretty fascinating journey.


Lynne

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try tomorrow".

"There's not a word yet, for old friends we've just met. Part Heaven, part space, or have I found my place? You can just visit, but I plan to stay, I'm going to go back there some day." Gonzo, in the Muppet Movie

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I'm a SAHM; Jenny is almost 5 and Mikey is 3.5.

Nancy

SAHM's are SOOOOOOOOO busy. What a hard job. I was lucky enough to get to stay at home with the first one for one year, and the second one for 3.5 years. It was really rewarding, but it was hard work!


Lynne

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try tomorrow".

"There's not a word yet, for old friends we've just met. Part Heaven, part space, or have I found my place? You can just visit, but I plan to stay, I'm going to go back there some day." Gonzo, in the Muppet Movie

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SAHM's are SOOOOOOOOO busy. What a hard job. I was lucky enough to get to stay at home with the first one for one year, and the second one for 3.5 years. It was really rewarding, but it was hard work!

I had no idea how hard it would be when I started. I was 31 when I had Jenny and thought I knew what was coming. After all, I had my own business, had employees. How hard could parenting be? Ha!

You know how it is, the only perfect parent is the one who doesn't have kids yet. That was me. Then I had kids. LOL!

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 know how it is, the only perfect parent is the one who doesn't have kids yet. Nancy

Truer words were never spoken! You know . . . they have all kinds of books, shelves and shelves of them, instructing you about their first year of life. It's not until they're growing up that you realize, "That was EASY. THIS is the hard part -- where are the books???????"

I was at a drugstore when I had two sick kids. Brandon was 3 1/2, Ash was 12 weeks. I was getting their prescriptions. Then, I had to get other things (Get Better Bears, etc.), so I had Ashley in the snuggli and Brandon in the cart. He was coughing and wheezing, she was crying like you can't believe, and I was writing a check in the line. The girl at the register was taking my information and said, "Do you work?" I was so frustrated, I just looked at her and said, "Like a dog, I do." She said, "I MEANT at a job." I said, "You don't think this is a job? You try it." She finally gave up. I think she just wanted my coughing, hacking kid and my screaming her lungs out kid and their argumentative mother to get out of the store!


Lynne

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try tomorrow".

"There's not a word yet, for old friends we've just met. Part Heaven, part space, or have I found my place? You can just visit, but I plan to stay, I'm going to go back there some day." Gonzo, in the Muppet Movie

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I am 36 and I have my certificate in Medical Assisting if I worked in a medical office I would be the one to take your history of what made you come to the doctors office in the first place, vitals and such. I also have my licence to take blood as well. But currently I work at local hospital, working in the nursery with the newborns and the transition babies who are not sick enough for the NICU. I am currantly looking for a day time job I think after 4yrs of 3 to 4 night a week is enough of no sleep while working. My husband of 7 years together 8yrs, He is 33yrs works for a distribution warehouse biggest clinets are Coke, Mobil, verison. Our daughter Hannah is 7yrs old. We got confused on which came first the wedding or the baby, we just had a little too much fun with out the alcohol. and drugs, we just had a day off from work. And we have a Boxer his name is Tank and a Pit Bull his name is Mac he is fixing to bye! bye! Not Tank!! and a beta fish his name is King.


Fecal Antigliadin IgA 21 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 13 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score <300 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 12 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0501

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (Subtype 5,5)

You can teach an old dog new tricks!!!

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Oh yah! I also like to brake my left foot every few years. Don't recommend it :o:o

Donna


Fecal Antigliadin IgA 21 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 13 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score <300 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 12 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0501

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (Subtype 5,5)

You can teach an old dog new tricks!!!

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I'm just finishing college, and when I do I'm joining the police.

My wife is a semi-proffesional webdesigner. She'll be a pro when she's finished her university course. Anyone wants a website doing, she works cheap.....


I'm really just here about my wife. Its all her fault!

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I'm a chemistry professor. Yes I do enjoy blowing things up. :P

There always seems to be a disproportionate number of science types in forums. I guess many of us science types hang out more than average on the computer.

That is so cool. My chemistry proffesor is about the most amazing person I know. He's been helping me revise for my biology exams because he actually knows more about biology than my biology teacher...


I'm really just here about my wife. Its all her fault!

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My fiance and I are to be married in the fall and we hope to start a family soon afterward. We both work at a large hospital in the area. I work in the Cancer Institute doing clinical trials and he does Shipping and Receiving. We met at this hospital when we both worked as Lab Techs. I still spend some nights in the lab as over time.

It sure is a crazy life.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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Sometimes crazy lives are the most fun -- and can give you the BEST memories!!!!! I think it's pretty neat how you met your fiance. Of course, I'm a romantic!


Lynne

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try tomorrow".

"There's not a word yet, for old friends we've just met. Part Heaven, part space, or have I found my place? You can just visit, but I plan to stay, I'm going to go back there some day." Gonzo, in the Muppet Movie

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I am mostly a SAHM with a few part time jobs. I work at a church as a childcare worker during the school year a few mornings/week. I also work at the mall at CJ Banks about 10-15 hours/week. I also work at a dental office as a receptionist a few nights a week and file clerk. But I am quitting that job at the end of this month. It is not flexible enough and I can't stand the person I have to work directly with. My DH is an IT Director for a company with locations in MN, CO and WI. He has to travel some. The dental office will not let me have that time off so I end up scrambling for childcare. I'm also really looking into a WAH thing that I would be able to work around my family.


Mom of:

Carleigh~ 10 years old, allergic to wheat, milk, peanuts, strawberries, and many EAs. She is currently soy-light and egg-light ~ celiac testing inconclusive by allergist.

Gluten-Free since 10/05 She's a gymnast. : )

Nick ~ 13 years old with no known allergies.

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Sometimes crazy lives are the most fun -- and can give you the BEST memories!!!!! I think it's pretty neat how you met your fiance. Of course, I'm a romantic!

Aww thanks! We worked side by side (as we were dating steady) for 2 and 1/2 years in the lab. I then went dayshift to come to this job and for a few months we barely saw each other, he was on 2nd shift and by the time he came home I was sleeping. In Jan of 06, he got his dayshift job. So it is much nicer. Neither of us work weekends now either. We used to work every 3rd weekend in the lab, but on seperate weekends, so one weekend was free and then one I worked and then he worked. So we would take a long weekend every 6th weekend, a Mon/Fri off or something to that extent. A few months before I left the lab, we were on the same weekend, I worked 2nd shift and he worked 3rd. It worked well.

It's much nicer now though.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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I am a SAHM of 4 wonderful kids. I am currently studying to be a Medical Transcriptionist.

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ptkds

Mom of 4 beautiful girls (the 2 youngest are only 10 months apart!)
Diagnosed with Celiac disease on November 8, 2006; gluten-free as of 12-1-06.

DD#2 13 years old; diagnosed on November 28, 2006. gluten-free as of 12-7-06.
DD#3 9 years old; diagnosed through blood work in October 2006. Gluten-free as of mid-November and doing GREAT!!
DD#4 8 years old; had a scope done on 6-22-07 (at 14 months old) and the dr saw stomach ulcers, but all test results were negative. GI dr told us to put her on the gluten free diet anyway. She is gluten free as of 6-22-07.

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My working career was mostly clerical, word processing, typesetting and desktop publishing. I had a home transcribing business and mostly transcribed reports from psychologist and a detective agency. About ten years ago I began to pursue my lifetime dream of painting and began to learn how to draw and how to paint with watercolors. Three years ago I started selling my artwork, and now I am teaching watercolor in my home. I love to draw with pencil and colored pencils but my first love is watercolor.

I have been an avid gardener and birdwatcher. I am always happy when I am out in a park or other natural setting.

My husband and I are retired now. He has done some counseling work as regard to helping churches and members resolve conflicts without going to court. He is what I call a Biblical scholar - studies from the original Greek and is learning some Hebrew. He has written a commentary on Revelation and many articles relevant to sections of scripture. (He has these articles on a websit and if anyone is interested in the link, PM me.) Living with us are two small, elderly dogs - a Chihuahua and a mix of some sort. We adopted both dogs from a rescue agency.

I commend those of you who are stay-at-home-moms. That is the highest profession.


Valda

Enterolab results: ...two genes for gluten intolerance ...casein intolerance

other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

Hypoglycemic

Sensitivity to high EMFs [electromagnetic frequency] (limits my time in front of the computer)

Living a healthier, happier life.

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If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.Psalm 139: 9,10

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