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KaitiUSA

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Hey everyone:)

I'm just here looking for anyone from Maryland or even along the east coast to chat with. It would be nice to get to know more people who have celiac and like to do things I like to do. I'm not looking for a date :P I'm looking to find friends to hang out with or chat with.

I'm 18, I really like sports(football, baseball, nascar, softball, basketball,swimming,etc. ok you get the point :lol:), music,yoga,reading, college(ok I know who likes school :blink: but I love my major), and just pretty much anything that's fun to do :)

Feel free to post here or PM me....


Kaiti

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Gluten-free since January 2004

Arkansas

Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for you to prosper and not harm you,plans to give you a hope and future"

"One Nation, Under God"

Feel free to email me anytime....jkbrodbent@yahoo.com

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I'm in the Metro Atlanta area... actually Marietta, GA... Big Chicken Town...

I am 36, married, massage therapist, mom to a cute celiac kid... and I write articles for my local co op on Gluten Free living. I am starting a side business as a Gluten Free Lifestyle Consultant... Helping newly diagnosed Celiacs find local resources for good gluten-free foods, local restaurants that are gluten-free friendly, and helping hook them up with support groups...

So far it's not a "money making" business, just a service to help fellow Celiacs.

This Sat. actually, I am doing a talk at the local co op "Life Grocery" in their Cafe on Gluten Free Party Planning... I also talked the Cafe Mgmt. and Staff into having the first Gluten Free Day in the Cafe too where everything served on the menu and hot bar and salad bar is all gluten free!

It's this Sat. 9/3/05 all day in the cafe and I will be speaking from 12-2 ...

that's me in a nutshell!

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Hi, Kaiti--I know what you mean. I don't know a single person with Celiac disease, and that's why I love this board--it'd be great to talk to someone more regularly who has celiac disease.

Anyhoo, I'm on the east coast. I live in Blacksburg, VA, but my parents live in northern VA, and I'm up there once a month or so. I'll be 26 Sept. 11, and I teach composition at Virginia Tech (and I love school, so I'm with ya' there!). I like to dance, and I'm into yoga. My favorite hobby is reading. And I love college football!


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Gluten free since December 2004

Soy free since June 2005

Dairy free since July 2006

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Hi, Kaiti--I know what you mean.  I don't know a single person with Celiac disease, and that's why I love this board--it'd be great to talk to someone more regularly who has celiac disease.

Anyhoo, I'm on the east coast.  I live in Blacksburg, VA, but my parents live in northern VA, and I'm up there once a month or so.  I'll be 26 Sept. 11, and I teach composition at Virginia Tech (and I love school, so I'm with ya' there!).  I like to dance, and I'm into yoga.  My favorite hobby is reading.  And I love college football!

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One of my friends used to go to VA Tech..for his first year of college. His name is Chris. You might know him...how long have you been there?

What kind of books do you like to read? I love to read too.


Kaiti

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Gluten-free since January 2004

Arkansas

Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for you to prosper and not harm you,plans to give you a hope and future"

"One Nation, Under God"

Feel free to email me anytime....jkbrodbent@yahoo.com

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I live in Georgia right now but was born in Maryland and visit my family and such up there. I usully go to Perry Hall and Edgemere. I can let you know the next time I am up there, if you want.

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I live in Georgia right now but was born in Maryland and visit my family and such up there.  I usully go to Perry Hall and Edgemere.  I can let you know the next time I am up there, if you want.

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Yeah, definitely let me know when your around here. :D I should have talked to more people from Georgia a few weeks ago. We went to Albany, GA. It was a very short trip for my dads business so we left here(14 hour drive) and came back 3 days later so talk about a very short trip. I believe we stayed by Atlanta the first night we were there.


Kaiti

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Gluten-free since January 2004

Arkansas

Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for you to prosper and not harm you,plans to give you a hope and future"

"One Nation, Under God"

Feel free to email me anytime....jkbrodbent@yahoo.com

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I've taught a lot of first year students, so I may know your friend.

I like reading all kinds of things, though my favorite books for pleasure are mysteries or historical fiction. I like Stephen King, Jodi Poucault, Patricia Cornwell, and historical fiction set in the Elizabethan era. I read so much for teaching that when I read for pleasure I like to escape and read pretty mindless stuff.

How about you? What do you like to read?


*Julie*

Gluten free since December 2004

Soy free since June 2005

Dairy free since July 2006

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I've taught a lot of first year students, so I may know your friend.

I like reading all kinds of things, though my favorite books for pleasure are mysteries or historical fiction.  I like Stephen King, Jodi Poucault, Patricia Cornwell, and historical fiction set in the Elizabethan era.  I read so much for teaching that when I read for pleasure I like to escape and read pretty mindless stuff.

How about you?  What do you like to read?

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I read alot of health related books....they just really intrigue me for some reason. I guess it makes sense considering my major is Dietetics and I love that too. I do love to read a good mystery though and some romance novels are fun to read sometimes too but for the most part I read alot on health.

I bet you have at least met my friend before. Small world :D


Kaiti

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Gluten-free since January 2004

Arkansas

Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for you to prosper and not harm you,plans to give you a hope and future"

"One Nation, Under God"

Feel free to email me anytime....jkbrodbent@yahoo.com

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It would be nice to get to know more people who have celiac and like to do things I like to do.... I'm looking to find friends to hang out with or chat with.
I know what you mean! I'm from PEI, Canada (north-east from Maryland) and I know a few people here who have celiac, but most of them are all older than me. The majority of people at the last celiac meeting I went to here were seniors. It's really too bad that we all didn't live closer together.

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Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004

Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003

Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004

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Hey everyone!

"Home" for me is Gettysburg, PA, I work in Howard County, MD, I go to school in Philadelphia, and I'm moving to New Jersey soon. So yep, I've got Maryland and the East Coast covered! :)

I'm 23, enjoy reading, horseback riding, horses and animals in general. I work for a horse magazine.

Kaiti - do you go to school in Frederick? I'm pretty familiar with Frederick - I drive through there to get to work and I sometimes go there to shop, etc. (b/c there is no civilization around me!) In fact, I'm going there to see a movie tomorrow :D

- Lauren

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Hey everyone!

"Home" for me is Gettysburg, PA, I work in Howard County, MD, I go to school in Philadelphia, and I'm moving to New Jersey soon. So yep, I've got Maryland and the East Coast covered! :)

I'm 23, enjoy reading, horseback riding, horses and animals in general. I work for a horse magazine.

Kaiti - do you go to school in Frederick? I'm pretty familiar with Frederick - I drive through there to get to work and I sometimes go there to shop, etc. (b/c there is no civilization around me!) In fact, I'm going there to see a movie tomorrow :D

- Lauren

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I live near the Frederick area. And we have plenty of civilization there...let me tell you probably too much of it lol. I have to admit they have some pretty good places to shop though-that is if you can get to the places through the traffic.

They have a really nice movie theater up there that is kind of new...I'm not sure which one you are going to because there are a few up there.

Which horse magazine do you work for? I have friends who live in Howard County. I am familiar with pretty much the whole area around here because I have lived here pretty much my whole life.


Kaiti

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Gluten-free since January 2004

Arkansas

Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for you to prosper and not harm you,plans to give you a hope and future"

"One Nation, Under God"

Feel free to email me anytime....jkbrodbent@yahoo.com

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I live near the Frederick area. And we have plenty of civilization there...let me tell you probably too much of it lol. I have to admit they have some pretty good places to shop though-that is if you can get to the places through the traffic.

They have a really nice movie theater up there that is kind of new...I'm not sure which one you are going to because there are a few up there.

Which horse magazine do you work for? I have friends who live in Howard County. I am familiar with pretty much the whole area around here because I have lived here pretty much my whole life.

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Yep, I think Frederick is growing a little too fast for itself! The roads and stuff can't keep up - I always get stuck in traffic coming home through Frederick. I'm going to the theater in that new-ish shopping center (the one that has Ann Taylor Loft and a Starbucks by the entrance)... I forget what the theater itself is called.

I work for a magazine called The Equiery. Our office is close to Mt. Airy. It's kind of the middle of nowhere haha... www.equiery.com B)

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Yep, I think Frederick is growing a little too fast for itself! The roads and stuff can't keep up - I always get stuck in traffic coming home through Frederick. I'm going to the theater in that new-ish shopping center (the one that has Ann Taylor Loft and a Starbucks by the entrance)... I forget what the theater itself is called.

I work for a magazine called The Equiery. Our office is close to Mt. Airy. It's kind of the middle of nowhere haha... www.equiery.com  B)

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Yeah, I know where you are talking about..I always go to Starbucks before or after I go see a movie there. It's one of the Westview theaters...very nice theater there in my opinion...probably because it was built not too long ago.

Your work is not too far away from me...I told you more in the PM I sent you though.


Kaiti

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Gluten-free since January 2004

Arkansas

Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for you to prosper and not harm you,plans to give you a hope and future"

"One Nation, Under God"

Feel free to email me anytime....jkbrodbent@yahoo.com

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Hi! I'm on the East Coast, but I'm up by Boston MA (North Shore). I'm 34 years old, a computer virus analyst (geek! :D ) and the only other interesting tidbit is that I'm getting married in October.

I don't know many celiacs around here, though I work with one, but I don't get to talk with him much as he travels extensively. I hope you don't mind me posting in here. :)

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Hi!  I'm on the East Coast, but I'm up by Boston MA (North Shore).  I'm 34 years old, a computer virus analyst (geek! :D ) and the only other interesting tidbit is that I'm getting married in October.

I don't know many celiacs around here, though I work with one, but I don't get to talk with him much as he travels extensively.  I hope you don't mind me posting in here. :)

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Hi Beth,

We have a lot in common! I live in MA as well. But west of Boston. I Work in Newton as a Sales Engineer in high tech (Geek :D ). I am 37 (almost 38) and married with 2 stepsons.

I had positive ELISA IGA and IGG tests about 4 weeks ago.

I don't know anyonw with Gluten Intolerance or Celiac's and my diagnosis is new. I would love to chat sometime.

KJ

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Hi!  I'm on the East Coast, but I'm up by Boston MA (North Shore).  I'm 34 years old, a computer virus analyst (geek! :D ) and the only other interesting tidbit is that I'm getting married in October.

I don't know many celiacs around here, though I work with one, but I don't get to talk with him much as he travels extensively.  I hope you don't mind me posting in here. :)

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Hey Beth, I'm on the North Shore too, in Manchester...where are you??


Max

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Lauren M.: Where in NJ are you moving to?

Deb M.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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Hi Kaiti,

How are you? I live in New Jersey, about 30 minutes from NYC. Im 36 and married. I met my wife in Holland, I was stationed there in USAF. And she just came over here in April, after all the visa paperwork etc. I have 1 class left for my BA, taking the class on-line. Well, I would like to keep in contact whenever possible. Good luck with school. Oh Im planning a trip to Annapolis, MD soon, any suggestions? Take care.

-Joe

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Joe-

PM me or email me sometime to keep in contact. I can definitely help you out with some places to visit while your up here.

I also do some online courses right now, love it because I can actually have a life while I'm in school at least for now :lol:

Talk to you soon :)


Kaiti

Positive bloodwork

Gluten-free since January 2004

Arkansas

Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for you to prosper and not harm you,plans to give you a hope and future"

"One Nation, Under God"

Feel free to email me anytime....jkbrodbent@yahoo.com

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Hi Katie,

I live in Ellicott city, Md. I see you are starting college soon. What college are you going to? I went to Towson University, graduated in 2001. I have a degree in psychology, but I work in IT. It's really great so many celiacs are on the eastcoast. We should all keep in touch.

Traci

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Hi Beth,

We have a lot in common! I live in MA as well. But west of Boston. I Work in Newton as a Sales Engineer in high tech (Geek  :D ). I am 37 (almost 38) and married with 2 stepsons.

I had positive ELISA IGA and IGG tests about 4 weeks ago.

I don't know anyonw with Gluten Intolerance or Celiac's and my diagnosis is new. I would love to chat sometime.

KJ

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I know Newton a bit. My ex worked at Brandeis, so we drove by newton all the time.

I would love to chat sometime. I was only diagnosed this past May so I can only imagine how you feel. I know for myself I'm still a bit narked off. ;) But yeah, I'd love to chat and/or share recipes.

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Hey Beth, I'm on the North Shore too, in Manchester...where are you??

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I'm technically in Lynn, but I'm 3 blocks from the beach and Swampscott. I love it here. :)

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I'm on Cape Cod and I'm a former perl programmer (former geek) I'm now a stock broker!

Susan        :P

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Wow!! How cool is that?! I wouldn't mind being a geek on the Cape. ;) How do you find tourist season?

How did you go from programming to stock broker?

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