Friday, May 29, 2009

Results

Normal. That's what the letter said. All labs are NORMAL. Just like that. She didn't have to yell at me... or maybe she's just excited, YAY! You are NORMAL!! Despite the fact that you have a diseased bowel of course...

The good news is, Celiac disease is officially out of the picture for me. And I'm not intolerant to fructose, now that is something to celebrate! And it doesn't look like I'm intolerant to lactose either. Which still leaves the question of a dairy (casein) allergy out there. I'm not sure if I'll get tested for that. I think really the next step would be an Elisa or Alcat test. Do I really want to go there? Meh. I'm kinda over all these tests. I already know what foods irritate me. The bottom line is this. I have Crohn's disease. It's moderate to severe. Some foods make it act up. I need to avoid those. Sounds pretty simple. I haven't had a rash in months. That is huge. There is no better way to figure out what's bothering me than to just listen to my body. It will be the first to tell me if something is making me sick. I know what those things are now. I'm ok with all of this now. I'm settled. I think all of my questions have been answered. I think it's time to just stop pushing and settle back into a normal routine. I need that. So badly. It's exhausting being so obsessive. I'm tired of it. I just want to relax. I think that's just what I'll do for awhile...

1 comment:

Farty Girl said...

I had a similar revelation a couple months ago... realizing that sometimes white rice is the only thing I can digest. Screw dieting, you know? Eat what makes your body feel better. Glad to hear that your complications are not as bad as originally thought!