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My 5 Year Anniversary: Don't Just Survive, Thrive with Celiac Disease

My 5 Year Anniversary: Don't Just Survive, Thrive with Celiac Disease
Celiac Disease can take a long time to bounce back from; even after proper diagnosis.  But harder still are months, often years, spent without a proper diagnosis.  Due to the fact that a celiac's autoimmune system wrecks his or her small intestine, many end up malnourished -- underweight or otherwise -- but since malnourishment causes so many other health issues, the disease sneaks by. Bloody turned my life not into a tumble, but a free fall. 

Beginning around 9, I had constant infections.  I fenced competitively, but my doctor couldn't explain my flagging stamina, or bad bouts with diarrhea and constipation, except to say "Perhaps anxiety". I entered uni.  still fencing, underweight, diagnosed with mild depression after 10 months of bronchitis on top of a thyroid that had gone hyper.

Then looked like death. 

But this is NOW.

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This is my 5 year anniversary -- gluten-free, celiac-diagnosed, and we can thrive  not just survive whatever our customeater needs are. 

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