3 Months Gluten Free

Actually, it’s more like 3 1/2 months now, but I decided it’s time for an update. I finally got the results of all the latest series of tests in and I have no other condition besides celiac causing bone loss. That’s the best news I could have expected under the circumstances, and hopefully means I will begin to recover bone density in my spine naturally at some point. The endocrinologist wants to do another scan next year. In the meantime, she’s increased the calcium + vitamin D supplement I’m taking to 3X daily: morning, midday, and evening. I do wonder how many years I had undiagnosed celiac for the malabsorption of calcium to actually lead to osteoporosis in my spine. I don’t think that happens overnight.

Otherwise I’m beginning to settle into something of a routine with the gluten free diet. I wouldn’t say it’s easy, but I try to keep my focus less on what I can’t eat and more on the goal for which I am striving. All things considered I could be in worse health. For now it’s a matter of taking it one day at a time.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted July 22, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Hooray!

    Here’s to recovering that spine!

    *toasts with coffee cup*

  2. Posted July 22, 2009 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Thanks! I finished my pot of coffee for today, so I’m drinking water, but back at you.

    Of course, reading the above, it dawns on me that “recovering that spine” could be read in a variety of ways. 😉

  3. Posted July 22, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Both my dad and sister were diagnosed Celiac within the last two years (my sister only last month), so I can appreciate what this must mean for you. Congrats! Prayers for your continued healing.

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