I Need Help in Coping with Celiac Disease Posted July 9, 2015 · Report to Admin Hello keven, I'm Eloise and 14.Im not so very good with words rigght now but wanted to try and writ somthing. I no that you are scared but I think that you will be okay too once you give it a little bit more time like the lady said. I no what hosspitals are like they are not nice at all.I no what it's like to be sick everey day of your life not nice either but you learn to acept it and realise that allot of people are worse out there. When I was born the doctors tolld my parents i would be lucky to see age 12.I have cystic fibrosis.Im 14 now and well they were wrong and I'm hoping with two of my sisters in heaven now that they'll be abel to giv me some of the years that they lost and maybe the doctors will find me a lung when I need it. When life gives you something that makes you feel afraid that's when life gives you a chance to be brave.Thats what the poster says on the bacck of my door. Be brave keven.One day at a time.Thats what I do.Thats what my sisters did too. You know, Eloise, every time you post here you just keep on impressing the hell out of me! You are guts, grace and dignity all rolled into one nice package. Keep up that fighting spirit and I love that poster on the back of your door! Kevin.........my older brother, who turned 60 this year, has had Type 1 diabetes for many, many years. I also suspect he has Celiac too but he is in denial about it. You are lucky that they caught both diseases at such a young age because it may just prevent you from having worse problems as you age. I know this is hard and I certainly share your loathing of hospitals because they are no place for young people but please give this more time and be patient. You will feel better down the road and life will be much better for you! It takes time for a Celiac to heal, especially when you have diabetes also. I am extremely fair skinned and thin, like you, and I remember all too well the ignorant remarks from people about my skin tone and weight. I have gained 20 pounds since being diagnosed 10 years ago, although I am still fair skinned. The weight will come for you and you will feel better but it doesn't happen overnight. Hang in there and visit here often when the need to rant comes on.....we totally understand your frustration!