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Celiac Disease

Two little words that mean yet again my immune system still hates me. Apparently attacking my joints and eyes was not enough so it decided to also attack my small intestines. At least after months of stomach pain, more vomiting than I care for, a late night ER trip, a couple blood test, the mis-diagnosis of gastitis, and finally an endoscopy there maybe an answer for my symptoms.

Yes, I said maybe. As with everything test I have done of course nothing came back clear. 3/6 of the biopsies of my small intestines had signs of Celiac and my Celiac panel came abnormal but not negative. Between my abnormalities and symptoms my GI decided I probably have Celiac Disease and need to start a strict gluten free diet and in six months I need to have another endoscopy to see if my small intestines are healing.

While I generally try to avoid anesthesia (not doing such a great job of that this year), the endoscopy was actually not that bad. They didn't even put the IV in m arm until I was out and I was only under for under an hour. I felt fine afterwards accept a little drowsier than usual. The worst part was probably waking up to a phone call two days later from my GI saying I probably had Ceilac or when this was confirmed when I was standing in line at Cosi's on Thursday night.

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