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    I love to be outside either walking, jogging, or just playing.<br />I love to play golf especially. I been playing since I was 9, taught by my grandpa and mom. <br />I love to read almost anything. My favorite author is James Patterson right now and the Maximum Ride Series. I am an avid Harry Potter fan also! <br /><br />I love being with my family and friends, they are a large part of my life.<br />I love my job and affecting young high school students in a positive atmosphere.<br /><br />I am still searching for myself and my full purpose in life. However, my faith in God helps me everyday.
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I am a newly diagnosed celiac in the past 8 months. I was having severe symptoms for about 6 months before being fully diagnosed.

After reading a lot of forums and information on this site, I realized all my other symptoms that I have had my whole life now.

1. When I was an infant I would vomit all my food, unless it was soy based.

2. When I was young I had terrible migraines (I got my eyes checked and thought that was the cause)

The migraines continued into my teens (then I thought they correlated with my menstrual cycle) NO Luck!

3. After starting high school. I started coughing constantly after eating for about 1-2 hours. My mom told me she thought I had a tick or seasonal allergies.

4. A year ago, I started with severe diarrhea.

*Now that I read a lot about symptoms I realize those were my simple symptoms changing to the diarrhea.

I have none of these symptoms at all anymore!! Amazing :)

Other than my intestinal identity...I am a Certified Athletic Trainer and I am attending school for my Master's degree.

I am soon to be married and hopefully start a family later on. I am trying to find a place where I can find information and meet people to help me cope with the new transitions I will be having.

  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Yesterday, Chris and I went to meet with our wedding planner. Everything is coming together wonderfully. We now have a total itinerary with the planner. We also have an ice sculpture with our package and I love the design the guy made. However, I have been dealing with car issues, and as I type...
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    Christmas 2008

    Merry Christmas! This Christmas was great with family and friends. My soon to be mother in law had a friend of hers make me gluten free, dairy free chocolate covered pretzels!!! AMAZING!!! I am still eating them, and I am ready to make some more myself. My fiance and I traveled quite a bit getting...
  4. No he is not. However, he writes the way that someone falls into the book..not knowing what time it is, or anything around them. The only problem is that most of his books are detective murder mystery types. "Sundays at Tiffany's" is a rare type of book for him. I would suggest this...
  5. Wednesday I started a book I am borrowing from the library. It's called "Sundays at Tiffany's" By: James Patterson (He is an amazing writer) Anyways, I started the book Wednesday morning about 10:00. I took a break around 12:00, showered and went to work. As I was at work and in between giving treatments...
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    Glutened :(

    Yesterday I was glutened..and it was probably fault. I went to Steak and Shake with my fiance. We were going to go to a steak restaurant, but it was very busy (being a saturday night). We ended up choosing S & S. I, first asked the waitress about the chili....which I should have known not...
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    Hard Week

    This week was especially difficult staying away from gluten and resisting temptation. I was with friends most of the week...and they always tend to get pizza and want to go out to eat. I have no problem going out to eat, but I usually like to plan ahead before I go. I was craving chocolate earlier...
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    Well, today I ate a small amount of oatmeal....not realizing that I don't think I should be eating that. So far, I have been ok, without severe consequences. I feel like my body sometimes needs a "cleansing flush", because sometimes I have diarrhea..yet I have not eaten anything 'bad' for...
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    My Journey

    I understand the frustration with other people that try to apologize for you, but they have no control over anything...so they should just understand that we have to do things a different way. I usually bring my own food wherever I go, and I have a bag of food in my car, most of the time that is...
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    My Journey

    My most severe symptoms that affected my daily routine started August 2008 with constant diarrhea. I thought at first it was anxiety, since I started graduate school, a new job and moved to a new place with a person I had never met. Lots of changes in a matter of a month. After a while nothing...
  11. I'm glad that you want to have kids. I am fourth in a family that has ten. They truly are a blessing from God!

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    My First Entry

    Well. I have never written a blog, so I am not sure how this works....but I will just write something and see what happens. Recently, I have been thinking about getting pregnant a few years after I am married (this upcoming June). I have been really concerned about being infertile or have complications...