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Support Group In Bakersfield,calif?
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IM TRYING TO FIND A SUPPORT GRP IN BAKERSFIELD. THERE ARE LOTS SURROUNDING US, BUT HOPE TO FIND ONE IN TOWN. I AM GLAD TO FIND THIS BOARD,BUT IN YOUR FACE SUPPORT IS KEY AS WELL.

THANKS, MOMOF3

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HELLO! I live in Bakersfield and I'm a celiac. As far as I know there aren't any support groups here but I know two other celiacs living here. It's wonderful to hear there is somebody else here too.

Laura

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Hi Stargirl,

How long since you've been diagnoised. It's only been since July for me.

Dr. Bhaika is my doctor.Who was your doc that found the Celiac. Maybe we can get with our doctors to maybe get started in some kind of support group here in Bakersfield. What do you think?

MOMOF3

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stargirl & momof3

I am so excited to see other posts from Bakersfield! I also have been looking for a support group here in Bakersfield. I was finally diagnosed by Dr. Gupta 2 years ago. I feel better than I have ever felt. Maybe we can form a group, I can sure use some encouragement! Let me know if you would like to contact me by email.

Carmen

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I have so many ? re:celiac. I will contact Dr. Bhaika today to see if we could use his office or if he has any suggestions.

I have been off work since 3-20-04 due to medical problems. I returned to work 9/02. I was taken to the ER because I lost all muscle control and could not open my eyes. This was the problem before, but w/seizure like activity(non epi.)

You can e-mail me at mitchriders5@yahoo.com. Hope to hear from you.

Momof3

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I was diagnosed January of 2004, so moving up on one year for me. I was diagnosed by my mother actually but had the diagnosis confirmed by Dr. Tipton, a pediatric GI. Unfortunately we couldn't really work with us here, he is only in Bakersfield for about a day a month, the rest of the time he works at UCLA. I would enjoy being a part of a celiac support group here in Bakersfield. My life is a little crazy right now, it's my senior year of high school and I'm pretty busy. I know three other Celiacs that live here that might be interested too. Keep me updated!

Laura

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I WASN'T ABLE TO CONTACT DR. BHAIKA FRIDAY.I HAD A PRETTY BAD DAY. JUST WONDERING OF ANY OF YOU EXPERIANCE EXTREME WEAKNESS AFTER DOING THINGS YOU HAD NO TROUBLE DOING BEFORE. I WAS HELPING MY SON MOW THE LAWN. BOY THAT WAS IT FOR ME. BY THAT P.M. I STARTED HAVING THAT SEIZURE LIKE SPELL.THE DOCTORS SAY ITS NOT A SEIZURE ITS A PSEUDOSEIZURE(FAKE.) ITS FRUSTERATING.ON A WEB SITE, I CAME ACROSS SYMTOMS. ONE WAS THE SPELLS(SEIZURES), MISCARRIES, ANEMIA. DOES ANY ONE ELSE HAVE THESE.

MOMOF3

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HEY BAKERSFIELD!! HOW ARE YOU ALL DOING. I HAVE NOT BEEN ON THE BALL LATELY RE: A MEETING PLACE WITH A SPEAKER OR SOMEONE THAT COULD GIVE GUIDANCE. I HAVE STARTED IRON BY IV AT CBCC. 3RD IV AND NO REACTION(YEAH!!!!!). I HOPE THIS DOES SOME GOOD,I FEEL SOOOOO FATIGUE ALL THE TIME. I THINK I'M DOING PRETTY WELL WITH THE WF/gluten-free DIET. IT'S A CHALLENGE. HOPE ALL IS WELL.

MOMOF3

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IT'S ME AGAIN. I JUST READ A POSTING THAT THEY WERE GOING TO MEET AT THE OUTBACK. WOULD YOU ALL BE INTERESTED. IS THERE ANY THING WE COULD EAT AT THE OUTBACK THOUGH? WRITE BACK WITH SOME IDEAS. I USED TO WORK AT HODELS. THEY HAVE A GOOD SALAD BAR. FRESH VEGGIES!

I'M IN THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF TOWN.

MOMOF3

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Outback does have a gluten-free menu, take a look at their website. My husband and I go there on our dates. Let me know where & when, I would like to get involved with a support group. I have a commitment tomorrow and a campout with the boy scouts this weekend (my husband is the leader), but I can start planning for any future meetings.

Thanks,

chuot

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Hey, Outback sounds good to me. I will take a look at their web site. Are you available during the day?(school hours). My husband works M-F in Ventura. Weekends are our family days. The doctor has me off work still so i'm pretty flexible M-F. I hope the other bakersfield Celiacs respond as well.

momof3

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Wow! That's some commute! No, I wish I were available during the day, but I work M-F 8-5, I can do evenings. Let me know, I'll do my best to make time to get together.

Carmen

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OH! IM SORRY, I MEAN MY HUBBY STAYS M-F IN VENTURA, HOME ON WEEKENDS.

SO I CAN BE AVAILABLE AFTER 5PM. I JUST GET SO FATIGUE, I HAVE TO HAVE A DRIVER(SISTER) HAUL ME AROUND. CAN YOU DO OCTOBER 13 @ 6:30PM?

MOMOF3

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Hi guys! It's Laura again. I love the idea of meeting at Outback and having a dinner together but I can't do Wednesday. If it is possible to move it I would enjoy going. It is fine, however, if you want to go ahead and leave it on the 13.

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STARGIRL, WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD DAY FOR YOU. I JUST WANTED TO TOSS THE IDEA ON WED AROUND. IS 6:00 OR 6:30 A GOOD TIME ON MONDAY. IM NOT ABLE TO DO FRIDAYS.

DEBBIE

MOM0F3

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I'm pretty insanely busy. You gals go ahead and meet without me. I don't mind. I will try to join in next time.

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Stargirl, what day would be good for you. Come on pick a day!

momof3

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My mom and I could do it on Monday the 11 if that worked. I know it is a short heads up but. . . I could go on the October 25 too. I was also contact my aunt who is a Celiac who might be interested as well.

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Monday is fine with me. I e-mailed chout to see if she can go as well. Is 6:00 or 6:30 ok. If not let us know.

momof3

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I will make reservations for 6:30 at The Outback. Hope everyone can attend.

Table will be reserved under Debbie Mitchell.

momof3

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HI GROUP,

TODAY I WENT FOR A IRON THERAPY TREATMENT. I CAN'T SEEM TO KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I AM VERY FATUIGE. I HAD TO LEAVE BY WHEELCHAIR. I HOPE YOU ALL CAN STILL MAKE IT TONIGHT. I WILL CATCH THE NEXT ONE.

MOMOF3

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Hi Debbie, sorry to hear about the fatigue. My mom, aunt and myself all went and waited for 45 minutes but no one showed up so we left. Sorry no one could make it, we better exchange phone numbers for next time to avoid the confusion.

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I'm so sorry I missed your email on Sunday! We were camping with the cub

scouts and got back late. We were so tired when we got home. I didn't have time to check my email because of the unpacking we had to do and getting ready for work and school on monday. Maybe we can plan for October 25th I wouldn't mind hosting a meeting in my home sometime. How does that sound to you all?

Hope to hear from you again.

Carmen

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THAT SOUNDS GOOD TO ME. I'M SORRY ABOUT THE LATE NOTICE RE: TODAY. I FEEL BAD ABOUT TODAY WITH THE OTHERS SHOWING UP, BUT THERE WAS NOTHING I COULD DO TO KEEP MYSELF ALERT. WHEN I GOT HOME I POSTED HOPING IT WOULD BE SEEN. THE 25TH IS FINE WITH ME.

MOMOF3

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