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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Well, my AHA moment didn't last all that long. emoticon
I had tests and trials and more tests.
Oh, I was anemic. So took some iron drips..each week for.three weeks . emoticon
Okay, I have a little more energy. emoticon
But the trots to the bathroom continued. Groan--then the oscopy tests. emoticon
No polyps to worry about, everything looks great. emoticon
I was told: No, I didn't have gluten intolerance again. Uh-huh. emoticon

Well, It's nice to lose the weight, but not a pleasant way to live my life.

I finally self-diagnosed my problem: I DO have gluten intolerance again! Doctor's remark: Well, maybe you'd better get a second opinion. (Snipe, snipe) emoticon
She'd already told me that because of my age I shouldn't get more "colonoscopy" tests for fear of puncturing my colon. emoticon

So, I decided to take matters into my own hands, and:

1. Gave away everything in my house that contained gluten,
2. Got new food items that did NOT contain gluten.
3. Thought out my menu for each meal BEFORE sitting down to eat.

Then one morning not too long ago, I got up and felt good! No--make that GREAT! emoticon

In addition: My blood sugars are reading more normal.
My FHN has lowered the amount of insulin I need by half. Plus, she and my primary physician know this is what I'm doing and why.

There's a smile on my face

I guess my message is that it's wise to get your doctor's opinion. However, if you're familiar with how certain conditions affect you and you're experiencing them. NOW is the time to act on your own behalf: It's your body.

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    Yep! Glad to are your advocate!! And following your instincts.

    We need to remember that tests are average and that become the norm. So even if we are having a problem, and the tests indicate we are in the "normal" range, it can still be a problem for us.

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    1959 days ago
    I'm glad you're feeling better. Yes, it's good to listen to your doctor but you still have to be an advocate for yourself. If you feel better without gluten, then do it! emoticon
    1975 days ago
    Hey there. It has been too long. I miss you. Sorry about your medical issues. I'm here if you need anything. But glad you may have found away around it. I haven't eaten bread in about 5 or six days. BTW, rice cakes are yucky, but I found these gluten free quinoa baked chips that are so delicious.
    love ya and miss ya
    2018 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Way to listen to your body!! So glad you are better now! Keep on being amazing!
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    2033 days ago
  • BIBS4664
    Yea. Our body talks to us...we need to learn what it says!!! Great job!!
    2033 days ago
    great news insulin is reduced WOW & wonderful you listened to your body all the best
    2034 days ago
    Good for you. I'm glad you are listening to your body. Sometimes that's the best way to go. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2034 days ago
    Sometimes it's the patient who knows her body better than a doctor. Glad you listened to your heart and did what was best for you. And very glad you're feeling much better.
    2034 days ago
    YES YES YES! We always have to remember that we are a TEAM . . . . our health care practitioner and us. So that means our input is VALUABLE and needs to be listened to. Glad you followed your gut (no pun intended!) and are feeling better. AND the insulin is reduced. WONDERFUL!
    2034 days ago
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