Saturday, 20 February 2010

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Coles Notes Version For Those Who Need To Catch Up Before The Post Begins: I had stomach pains, they tested for Celiac disease, they said I had it, they said I didn't, they said I did. The end.

Or eeeeees it?

Was back at the specialist last month and he's not sure.

Nothing's definitive, which is what you want in medicine. A clear black or white answer. Mine is very grey. Unclear shades of grey apparently.

So, here's the good news. For the next couple of months I can eat whatever I want. In fact, I *have* to eat gluten. Lots of it. To see if we can force my body to react to it. Which, so far (knock on wood) it hasn't.

Which may or may not mean anything.

(Lost yet?)

All I know is that I'm enjoying the freedom while I have it.

Do you have any idea how good cupcakes taste? (Thanks to S for that reminder)

So, yeah, I'm on a so-called gluten challenge.

Gluten? Hear me, the gauntlet has been thrown, the challenge is on!

I feel like a mix between a swashbuckler and someone in a race.

A race to eat as much gluten containing yummy food as I can while I can.

You know, just in case.


Anonymous Dominic said...


I know a lot of people who think they've got problems with gluten are actually reacting to other things in bread. Like the fast-acting yeast that most stores use these days to reduce rising time. Or live yeast in fresh bread. Or, in the case of at least one person I know, the bleach they use in processed flour to make it look properly white.

So there is hope! Good luck

Saturday, February 20, 2010 2:15:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...


Saturday, February 20, 2010 5:49:00 pm  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Have you tried the cupcakes from Ooh La La Cupcakes? OMGYUM ;)
You know, since you're loading up on gluten and all!

Sunday, February 21, 2010 2:32:00 am  
Blogger Ms Behaviour said...

If I haven't already said this, I recommend keeping a food journal. I note down what I eat and drink and the effect on my body (stomach cramps, gas, bloating, bowel movements, crazy dreams etc). It was actually more of a daily food/body schedule than a journal. I included a rating out of ten for the pain. It was very enlightening. I discovered my egg allergy, mild lactose-intolerance, aversion to certain veggies and that I was drinking WAAAY too much pop and not nearly enough water.

Sunday, February 21, 2010 6:50:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

I haven't, Y, but sounds like I should!

Good to know Ms B! (And I already know I'm a "not enough water" person, d'oh!)

Sunday, February 21, 2010 11:59:00 am  
Blogger dilling said...

i wish they could figure it out for me, too...or i wish i could figure it out for me...
months of no pain and then pain for weeks on end despite all my best intentions....
i am currently drinking a cupful of warm slippery elm bark after everything i eat or drink...enjoy your glutenous glutenous(?is that the same word?).make sure you tell us the results so i can relay them to my gp, K?
and? my word verification word? is reaaaaaaallllllllllllyy long...

Sunday, February 21, 2010 8:30:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Awww D, I know how much that sucks :(
Sending you big hugs.

Sunday, February 21, 2010 9:01:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

PS Send me an email if you want to talk about tummy stuff

Sunday, February 21, 2010 9:03:00 pm  
Blogger Stacey said...

Ooh La La Cupcakes has THE best cupcakes in town!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010 9:11:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Two votes for Ooh La La, I'll have to look them up!

Sunday, February 21, 2010 9:38:00 pm  

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