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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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bonnie blue    21

Good morning friends,

Well I am all done with my three rounds of cocktails, can I get a Woo Hoo!!! I am scheduled for the removal of my stomach on January 27th, so basically I have 23 days to eat all I want to eat, of course no gluten, lol. The doctors are so pleased with my progress and actually think I will have an easier time with the surgery and the new diet because I already know what my body can and cannot handle, what will cause the big D, make me sick, etc..... So thank you Celiac Disease!!!!!

Now dont get me wrong I know that this will not be easy, but I do feel pretty good going into this, I can look at this two ways, I am getting my stomach removed, ummmm ya that is not going to be fun, or I can look at it as I am getting rid of the organ that has the cancer so that I can move on and live my life, there will be major dietary changes but heck we have all been through that!!

It's kinda funny people say to me well at least you wont have Celiac Disease anymore, ummmm ya I will, I just laugh it off. People dont understand I dont mind having Celiac, its the Cancer that pisses me off, lol.

There are certain things I miss, you bet, but on the other hand I never feel like I am missing out on good food, I eat great food everyday!!!

So I just want to say to everyone we have Celiac Disease, Celiac Disease does not have us!!!

Oh and to let you know I got the cutest little blond wig and I am rockin that new hair, you know they do say blondes have more fun :D

Have a wonderful day everyone, thanks again for all the support and hugs, take care B)

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Darn210    174

WooHoo!!!

You go, girl!!! Your positive attitude is inspiring!!!

My brother heard blondes have more fun and gave it a try . . . turned his hair orange . . . not quite the same.

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catsmeow    42

You have such a great attitude. I hope everything works out really well for you.

I hope you don't mind me asking for details. But I am curious about your surgery. Will they be removing most of your stomach and leaving a small amount for food intake, kind of like a Vertical sleeve Gatrectomy or will you have to have it all removed and be basically left with a bypass surgery? If they are leaving some of your stomach, do you know the percentage of stomach they are removing?

I cannot believe someone thought you wouldn't have Celiac's anymore...LOL....DUH!!!!

Here's one for you:

I've read so many times on here about people saying that other people would say to them, that they would kill themeselves if they couldn't eat bread/pasta. It has really offended many of the gluten challenged on this site. Well, glory be, it finally happened to me the other day. The cashier said it. I was delighted, because it took nearly 2 years for someone to say it to me, she said "I'm Italian and I would kill myself if I couldn't eat pasta" I had a good laugh and then told her about Tinkyada pasta, ending with "see you wouldn't have to kill yourself afterall" I said it sarcastically, but in a joking way that caused all around, even the cashier to burst out laughing. Sometimes we just have to find humor in things that really are not funny. I love your attitude and just thought that you would enjoy that liitle tale.

I'll be praying for you, and will add your name to the prayer basket at church on Sunday. I'll be praying that your surgery goes smoothly and safely and that the surgeon gets every bit of the cancer out of there and that you have no more cancer ever ever ever ever again...(((((hugs)))).

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ravenwoodglass    1,211

Glad to hear the chemo is done. With your strength and good attitude, well I think you can beat anything.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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Skylark    935

WooHoo!!!! So glad to hear you're staying upbeat through all this. I hope the surgery goes well. :)

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IrishHeart    1,633

Here's your Whoohoo!!! and I'll throw in a "YOU GO, Girl"! :)

You are not only inspiring, but your courage just humbles me.

(I thought I was a warrior princess) ---well, honey, you are the QUEEN! ;)

Best wishes and a hug,

IH

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beebs    61

You are really positive! That is great. I'm so glad for you Chemo is over and so glad that the next chapter of your *healthy* life is starting. Yayy!!

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mushroom    1,205

Here's another WOO HOO!!! for you - the more the merrier. :D Keep that sunny outlook and the world will smile upon you.and keep you safe :)

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mamaw    133

Great to hear chemo is complete... Your spirit is amazing.. After you recover you need to take your spirit &journey on the road to helping others cope..you could be a lifesaver for so many with your positive attitude.. WAY TO GO>>>>>>>>

blessings mamaw

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