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Thursday, 23 July 2015

A New Day

I had an appointment with a specialist at the hospital this morning. For some years I have had issues with certain foods I eat. Basically, they were making me rather ill.
The diagnosis today came as a shock as I wasn't expecting it.  It seems I have Coeliac Disease and need to eat gluten free food from now on.  I've been suspicious of gluten in my food for some time.
So now I have to clean out my refrigerator and cupboards and get rid of anything with gluten in it and replace it with gluten free.
I'd rather be stamping!
I am still coming to terms with the diagnosis and will need to see a dietitian at the hospital to make sure I understand what's involved.
Coeliac is in my family but I never thought I would have it!  I love my cakes and do lot's of home baking!  Oh well, I have found a gluten free chocolate chip recipe...I smell (Gluten free) biscuits being baked!
Okay, just wanted to get that off my chest..now I can get on with stamping!
Thanks for listening, {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)
Okay, since posting the above, I become very unwell and was rushed to hospital with a suspected heart attack.  Thank heavens it turned out not to be that, but just a very bad reaction to eating something that was not gluten free:-(  Thursday night after dinner I suddenly got really bad chest pains and had to call an ambulance.  They rushed me off to hospital where I underwent a lot of various test.  The end result was it was not my heart, although my ECG was not normal, and they think the pain was because I had unknowingly eaten something with gluten in it.  Believe me, by body does not like gluten at all!
I need to keep a check on things as my ECG was not normal but apart from that I am ok and back into crafting again!  Very happy to be home again!  I was treated so well at the hospital, they were just so nice and nothing was too much trouble for them.  A huge thank you to the Waitakere hospital and all the ambulance crew, you guys are amazing!
I have brain freeze right now as it is SO cold here today.  And very foggy too!  Once the brain thaws out I am sure you will find me sitting here stamping...
Thanks for visiting, {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

I don't know how it is there, but there are a lot of gluten free products coming out on the market here. I'm sure the dietician will be helpful. Sorry though that you're having to deal with this now.