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okieinalaska

It's Official I Had My Endo And Colonoscopy Today!

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The prep was no fun but I made it through and had both a colonoscopy and endoscopy today. All the docs and nurses were super nice (I go to the military hospital) and some were very funny. I remember being hooked up and the nurse saying they were putting in the stuff to make me sleep and then I woke up back in my "room". I felt so good, nothing hurt. For some reason I was sure they had forgot to do my endoscopy I felt so good, LOL.

The doc was able to tell me right then that I had Celiacs. But he also took 8 samples and they are being sent to the lab. I got a cool printout with color photos of everything so I get to see what it looks like. On my paperwork it says:

"There was diffuse duodenal smoothness, loss of villi, fissuring and scalloping of the mucosa that was endoscopically consistent with celaic spure-duodenum."

"Severly atrophic mucosa was found in the 2nd portion of the duodenum."

"Mildy erythematous mucosa was found in the antrum and body of the stomach."

I also had a polyp in my stomach they removed and two in my colon. They are sending those to the lab.

I came home and took a nap for 5 hours.

It's such a relief to finally know and now I can start feeling better! By the way, tomorrow is my 42nd birthday! Happy Birthday to me. :lol: I get the gift of feeling a whole lot better!


Amy in Alaska

Gluten Hit Girl

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I am glad you found some answers! Now the fun begins LOL! Good luck :)


Mommy to 2 Divas in Training

~6 yr old daughter positive Celiac blood test December 2010 (at age 4)~

~Positive Biopsy January 10, 2011~

~Gluten Free since January 11, 2011~

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Happy Birthday. Now you know for sure and hopefully you will have lots of healthy and happy gluten-free birthdays in the future.


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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Aw, pictures to hang on the refrigerator! :) I wish I'd gotten pictures.

Happy birthday and congratulations. Imagine how much better you'll feel for your next birthday.


"My experience has been that there is, surprisingly, always hope." - Eleven

Positive blood test & endoscopy / Gluten-free 10-07-10 / Dairy-free / Soy-free

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And, you're one of the lucky ones. There's no doubt (no negative or borderline blood work, etc.).

You know definitively what you've got and you know what you've got to do. Honestly, there's something to be said for knowing. For me, it was a relief after years (OK, decades) of NOT knowing what the heck was wrong with me.

Here's to your healing! Hip Hip


Diagnosed 8-8-08 (I think I'll remember that date!)

Positive blood panel

Endoscopy a little later on confirmed, via Small Intestine Biopsy

Adult son diagnosed Celiac in his late 20s

Suspect my Mother undiagnosed Celiac

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I 100% agree LDJofDenver. I am very greatful to be sure. That was one reason I wanted to keep eating gluten even though it took me 7 weeks from blood work till my endoscopy. I knew that if I knew there was damage to my intestines and saw it/heard it for myself, that would help me to be totally gluten free.

On that note, I was making the bc gluten-free brownies and accidently sprayed the pan with the baking PAM, the one that has FLOUR in it! Yikes! I threw the pam away and had to find another pyrex pan to put the brownies in!

The brownies are pretty good btw. :)


Amy in Alaska

Gluten Hit Girl

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I love your positive outlook. It will serve you well on your path to wellness.


2010- Gluten, Soy, Corn, Dairy, Eggs, Nut free. Sugar, non-gluten grains lite(Yes, still plenty to eat!)

2010-Doctor diagnosed me as Celiac then took diagnoses back, then said avoid gluten for life

2009

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