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  1. Greetings, how is it going?

  2. Keep pursuing this. It's not normal and you need to get to the bottom of it ASAP. We kept goofing around with antibiotics (at my own insistence.) until it was too late. I'm not trying to scare you. It might very well be a bad infection, but mine turned out to be cancer.
  3. Hmm...my affairs in order. OK. Alan on Sunday, Bob on Monday, Steve on Tuesday...Oh, not those affairs. OK, now that I've softened things with a lame joke, the doctor really did say that. Turns out I have terminal cancer. Lymph. "Very advanced". They say they can't cure me but they might (MIGHT...
  4. Well I'm generally considered pretty cranky but I guess that's not the same thing...
  5. I'm sorry but those of you who have husbands who blame your illness on you should leave them. NOBODY has a right to belittle someone like that. A husband is supposed to be supportive and CARE about you. If he doesn't, what is the point of being married - so you can have someone to kick around???...
  6. I got curious and went looking. I FINALLY found this: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-How-to-Make-Rice-Flour/ I don't know how accurate it is but it says one cup of grain equals about a cup and a quarter of flour. Somehow that doesn't seem right to me. A cup of grain has a lot of spaces...
  7. Hi Goobs, and welcome. It takes quite a while for most of us to feel consistently better. You'll find that you have good days and bad days. As time goes on the good days will become more frequent. My advice to you would be to first, go to the Newbie 101 thread here in the coping section...
  8. Hi Irene and welcome. I went through a period when I couldn't tolerate high sals. I was at my wit's end trying to figure out what to eat. I finally settled on just a few foods I knew were safe and ate them every single day for every single meal. Boring? You bet! But I stayed healthy. Eventually...
  9. Cary, the OP DID say a biopsy was scheduled, and that's why she is back eating gluten. I don't know why the cat scan is on tap and I agree it's a lot of radiation but I'm sure the doctor has a good reason to schedule it.
  10. I would start with the Newbie 101 page pinned to the top of the coping section here. You may well be getting cross-contamination. And yes, a food diary. And also yes, try to stick to whole foods. If you must eat processed foods, try to stick to Kraft or Con Agra products because of their labeling...
  11. I too fall through the cracks. I knew gluten was a problem for me so I came here and learned how To avoid CC, went completely gluten-free, and saw my symptoms clear up. Later on a great free clinic opened here (for a while - they are gone now. ) and the doctor there, based on family history (Mom...
  12. Think about it. The powder is on the shredded or grated cheese to keep it from sticking together. It is moisture that would make it stick together and the powder is there to absorb the moisture. Now, what happens when flour gets wet? It turns to glue, right? So they would never use flour as an anti...
  13. I hope you're still staying gluten-free, Prescott. The kefir may have helped speed the healing, but there IS no cure for celiac. It's possible that the damage done from three months on gluten didn't show in the endoscopy but believe me, if you keep eating gluten it will eventually.
  14. When I have no other way to seal an envelope, even if my hands are dirty I can spit on my finger and then run that over the glue. Glad you're feeling better.
  15. No, I'm pretty sure you are safe. However they often want to do a biopsy to confirm should your tests come back positive, so you should stay on gluten until then. Go out and enjoy as many gluten foods as you can right now. Have some good, homemade bread. Have some pizza. And please, think of...