In the morning I will be driving Lizze to the Cleveland Clinic meet with her Gastroenterologist. This is a really important appointment because we will very likely find out if Lizze has Celiac disease.
You may recall that Lizze has tested positive for the Celiac antigens. While this test was done about 7 years ago, you only test positive for antigens if your body is reacting to gluten. At the time, her colonoscopy was negative and so her doctor at the time, told her not to worry about it.
10 years ago, my Mom was diagnosed with Celiac disease when no one had ever heard of it before. It’s believed that my Mom went at least 10 years without being diagnosed and it literally destroyed her body.
She’s doing much better now and has become somewhat of an expert in the area, along with my Dad.
Anyway, when Lizze went to her new Gastroenterologist at the Cleveland Clinic, the issue of Celiac disease came up again. Her new doctor is very concerned about this and we are going back in the morning to discuss what needs to be done.
It’s possible that when she tested positive 7 years ago, it hadn’t progressed to the point of damaging her colon.
Anyway, she’s really nervous about this appointment because this could mean big changes to her life.
Some of you may be thinking, why not just go on the diet? The answers simple. If she goes on the diet than any further testing that may need to be done could come back as a false negative. It’s important that we know for sure what we’re dealing with and so we should find out in the morning what we are going to be doing.
Please keep Lizze in your thoughts and prayers. She has more than her share of challenges on her plate already.
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