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  1. I buy my Reynolds parchment paper at Wal-Mart (it's in the section with the aluminum foil, wax paper, etc.) and it's probably also available around here in regular grocery stores, too. I do reuse it, too...it all depends on what condition it's in. I especially like it for for baking cookies but have used it on a cookie sheet when I bake hamburger buns, too. It's one of my favorite products.

    Edit: Diana, I wouldn't worry about this product (can't imagine they'd have any reason to add gluten in the manufacturing process). It's safe for us to use!!!

  2. Hi Rachel,

    I was wondering if you ever had luck with the endoscope? What I learned from my own experience and from someone giving me advice beforehand was, make sure the doctors take enough samples of the intestine to test and to not be afraid to tell the doctor that.


    Welcome to the forum, Kirsten! Since you have replied to an old post, it's highly unlikely that Rachel will see your question since she hasn't been on the forum since Sept., 2009. Just so you now...

  3. I want to edit something I wrote in a previous post but when I pull up the post I don't have that option. Yet on other posts of mine I do have the option. I'm a little perplexed about this. Any idea why I can on some and can't on others?


    How old are the posts you want to edit? I believe if they're there more than 48 hours old, you won't be able to edit them.

  4. My MD already has told me all of my children should be gluten free. However, my husband and they are not ready. I am doing all I can. My body also seems to be doing all the reacting it can. Life is being very hard.

    I'm sure it is very hard not to have all your family on board. My daughter is also celiac and my son-in-law and granddaughter eat gluten-free when she cooks...she's not about to cook separate dinners, for example. I believe she does buy regular bread for them and outside the house, they can eat anything they please.

    She did have my 14-year old granddaughter tested for celiac and so far the test was negative. If at all possible, please have your family tested while they are still consuming gluten. I don't know the ages of your children but if they cook something you can't eat, that's no way to live. I would think they'd like to have you back as a healthy MOM!

    So many meals are naturally gluten-free and many of the things I eat now are the same as I've eaten all my life. And sometimes only a simple substitution is required...think meat loaf, for example. I doubt they'd know if you substituted gluten-free bread crumbs for regular bread.

    Edit: Do you do all the grocery shopping for the family? If so, I would think they'd have to cook using the foods you buy. There are a lot of mainstream products that are naturally gluten-free.

  5. Had my endoscpy this week. GI doc says 'features consistent with mild celiac disease'. Biospy results back in a few weeks. I have no idea what 'mild celiac disease' means. Perhaps, I can cheat with gluten once in awhile with no consequences. Anyway, being a 'slient celiac', I won't even know if i've eaten gluten anyways. What a stupid disease this is! I have no symptoms and I'm supposed to adhere to some life altering and limiting lifestyle. Not impressed!

    Welcome to the forum! Many times a doctor cannot see visible damage when they do the scope. They send the biopsies to the lab and they are examined by a pathologist. So if you have visible damage, I don't know how he can call that "mild". When you have your follow-up appointment, be sure to pick up copies of the report. I'm curious though...what prompted the doctor to do the endoscopy? He must have suspected something.

    I had a lot of symptoms when diagnosed and I was happy to find out what was wrong with me. While eating gluten-free is quite a change for us, many of us have adapted well. It's not quite so difficult once we get used to knowing what we can and can't eat, do a lot of label reading and find gluten-free products or recipes for some of our favorite foods.

    It's quite a shock to lots of people when they're diagnosed and have no symptoms that they're aware of. But if you're diagnosed with celiac, it's important to go totally gluten-free. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

    Edit: I just went back to the beginning of this topic and see you have family members with celiac so I can see why your doctor did the endoscopy. And with positive test results, I'd say you have it, symptoms or not. It would be very rare, if at all possible, to have positive blood antibody tests and not have celiac. Hopefully your doctor caught it early before severe damage has been done.