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  1. I just had (MORE!) blood work done - testing fat-soluble vitamin absorption. They're also going to do a bone density scan - how is this done? Anything else I can expect? I thought I'd be done with the tests... Amy
  2. I just asked an Italian restaurant if I could bring in my own pasta to have them prepare with their sauce. I was told that it's not legal; against health code regulations. Is this true? (Wisconsin) (They'll do it, as long as I go in earlier in the day and drop it off. Seems a bit odd to me.) Thanks, Amy
  3. Thanks, Gretchen. Well, it's official - the biopsy results are positive. I think they were a little suprised at my reaction - I took it as good news, because now I can move forward! (Ok, I am having a "send off" tonight and having a beer or two.) So, I can now answer your original question:
  4. Falesco Vitiano Umbria (Italy) 2000 - about $10-$15 a bottle (I think the last post was recommending Rosemount Estate Shiraz - also very good for the $$, but the other is my favorite!)
  5. My mother has Celiac and an area hospital was doing a free screening for family members due to a study they were doing. The Tissue transglutaminase IgA Elisa result was 39.8, which they rated as a moderate positive. Follow-up blood testing, however, was negative - Reticulain AB, Endomysal AB, IgA, Anti-Gliadin IgG and IgA. That was in 2000. (I don't know much about these tests.) A month ago, during my physical, I asked to be screened again. I wasn't having any symptoms (that I recognized as such - now I think I may have had symptoms for a few years, perhaps on and off). The Tt IgA came back as 124 this time - anything over 30 was again a moderate to strong positive. The other 3 tests were negative. I had an endoscopy last week, and some evidence of "scalloping" was seen. I'm waiting for the biopsy results, but after all I've read on these posts, I'd be quite surprised if it was negative. But then again, I haven't seen much on the endoscopy itself, only the biopsy. So, so far I'd say it looks like I did develop Celiac. I'm not gluten-free, never have been, but will go gluten-free upon receiving the biopsy results. Is there any reason to wait? Or, since only one blood test was positive, should I not be so sure it is Celiac? Maybe this is the wrong area to be posting these questions.