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Since celiac3270's "firmly gluten-free" thread is getting longgggggg I wanted to bump it to a new page and give everyone a chance to leave our favorite celiac a good thought for a better diagnosis and "going forwad" days after the 'scope coming up. (I knew he would not presume to do this himself :) Knowledge is power, let's hope you get some on the 13th...

joanna

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Good Luck with the Endo celiac3270!!! :ph34r:

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Thank you! :) .....I've been kinda depressed today with the whole symptoms thing, but it brought a smile to my face to see that post :) .....it's nice to know that you have so many people supporting you. Thanks; I appreciate it.

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celiac3270,

I will definitely be thinking of you the day of your endo..... and sending positive health vibes your way...... I will also say a prayer that this will give you the answers you need to get on the road to recovery......

Hugs,

Karen

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celiac3270,

Good luck! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Please let us know how things are going. :D

I too am having an Endoscopy, mine is on the 14th and I am also having some gall bladder studies ran this week (hopefully). ;)

Take care

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Even though I am new here I wanted to send by best wishes and good luck. I will remember you in my prayers.

Sheryl

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I forgot it was coming up so soon. Good luck! (I admit to being confused at first, because I'm used to 'endo' being used to mean endometriosis, a gyn condition, and ... well, was just very confused. ;-) )

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Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers........I'll think of you on the 14th, Stacie......and I'll think of all of you thinking of me on the thirteenth :D

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Good luck celiac3270 and Stacie!

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celiac3270 is my favorite Celiac. I can't believe how much I (a teacher) am learning from this guy! Best wishes and good luck!

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Yeah Pegster, I agree. celiac3270 is a smart kid! Hard working too when it comes to helping others on here. =)

Good luck with everything celiac3270. =D

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Good luck celiac3270! Let us know how you made out, etc.

Deb

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I hope everything goes well with you on the 13th. Good luck and I hope for good news!

-Carrie

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celiac3270,

You are in my prayers. Monday just can't come soon enough! Looking forward to hearing what comes from your endoscopy. I know that you need answers and I hope that you get them. But most of all I hope that you are able to feel better soon. You are a great inspiration to so many of us here and I'm sure we all agree that it will be great for you to be pain free and symptom free. Look at all that you have accomplished while suffering. Imagine what you will be able to do when you are completely healthy! :D

Let us know how it goes. You too Stacie! Good luck to you on the 14th!

God bless,

Mariann

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Good luck with the Endoscopy celiac3270!

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Thanks again, everyone :) .....I am even more happy that I'm going to get this done Monday, now. Like Mariann said, "Monday just can't come soon enough". In the past I got abdominal pains and vomiting...once every 3-7 days......now, for the past seven days, I have had abdominal pains -- not much vomiting -- a little last night, but I'm not used to seven days in a row feeling sick....since it's getting worse, I'm really glad that I'll get this checked out. This is a big year for me--there's a mandatory shakespeare play thing, which requires a lot of time and is a really big and stressful process..........even more, I have to apply for highschool (tedious forms to fill out, many essays to write, SSATs, other exams that different schools want, and most importantly, interviews and tours that I can't be sick for :( .......etc.).........so I really want to get this straightened out....at least if I find out what's wrong with me, I can maybe get some sort of medication to ease the symptoms or something..........but thank you all sincerely for your thoughts and well-wishes for not only the endoscopy, but answers and elimination of symptoms :D . School starts tomorrow for me and will drastically slow down my postings, but I will make sure I tell you what happens with the scope and results...

-celiac3270

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Know we are with you in spirit. I will keep your health and education in my prayers. Try not to stress, easier said than done, about school issues - I wonder if the stress is flaring things up. I hope you get some answers.

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The first day of school was great -- and the second, today...........I'm getting back in my study-nerd-workaholic mode without any trouble..lol :D ...anyway, in my school of about 320, there were three celiacs. One kid who is three years younger than I am (gluten-free over a year), a kid who was in the eighth grade last year and is now at some secondary school, and then, obviously, there's myself. The teacher that that celiac had last year is now my teacher, so he slightly understands the limitations of celiac disease.........

Oh, the reason I posted. I found out that the biopsy is at 11:30. I need to be at the hospital by 9:30 and no food after midnight before the endo....then clear liquids including water and apple juice are allowed until 7:30. So, that's the time slot now. I got assignments from my teachers for Monday cause I don't want to have to make up a lot of work or call people and do work after the endo. I want to get all my stuff done this weekend so that Monday I can just lie around and relax and post..... :D when I finish. I'll post when I get home. Thanks again for your support.

-celiac3270

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"study-nerd-workaholic mode"

I noticed.

Hahahaha.

I wish I knew if there were other Celiacs on my campus.

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Wow, celiac3270, that's great that they know what you're dealing with! (Well, I hope - we've heard stories of celiacs who... aren't well enough informed for their own good on this board. ;-) )

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Hi celiac3270!

It's good to read about you getting back into "the swing of things". I have a feeling that you thrive on learning!!!

Thinking of you and wishing you luck on Monday......

Karen

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