Today marks an important milestone in my life; a milestone that led me to start this blog. A milestone that leaves me believing that a medical diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean life is over.
One year ago today……
On July 16th 2008, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease.
One year has taught me that while some people still don’t get the whole Celiac thing and why/how I eat gluten free, the word is spreading and society is learning about this disease and how it affects our world. At least there is progress. 🙂
A year has taught me that there is a gluten free replacement for pretty much every “regular” food. Granted, it might not taste the same but it feels darn good to say “yes, I can still eat pizza, sandwiches and cupcakes”. I’ve also learned that cooking/baking/eating at home isn’t only safer(in terms of cross contamination and unknown ingredients) it tastes better and it is cheaper.
To highlight…the last 365 days has brought me:
- lower cholesterol
- increased iron, B12 and calcium levels
- no more ice chewing
- disappearance of Dermatitis Herpetiformas
- MUCH MORE energy
- bye bye restless leg syndrome
- 100% acceptance of my Celiac diagnosis
Life isn’t always fair, but it is still good!
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