Wednesday, January 28, 2015

They Are Gonna Do What

Ther verdict is in.
Sorta.

Probably celiac and possibly Crohn's disease.
I am foregoing the endoscopy and heading straight for colonoscopy.

Giving up gluten forever is gonna be tricky, but it is doable and I have accepted that.
Crohn's, on the other hand, scares the bejeezus out of me.

Crohn's is chronic inflammation of the intestines~ triggered by what no one is sure of.
There is a genetic link between it and celiac and some people are lucky enough to get both.

I am very anti-medication so if it is Crohn's I have a lot to think about.
Some people successfully treat flares naturally.

On one hand, I hope that is what it is.
So, I know what is wrong.

Is it horrible that the first thing I thought of when he told me I needed it was "how are we going to pay for this?"

I think the biggest part I miss of Honeyman's old job was no deductible.
Just a copay.
Outpatient surgeries were a $10 copay to the surgeon.

Now, it's a higher copay with deductible and 80/20 after that.
Which is normal.
I was spoiled.

But, Honeyman says we will figure it out.

When, I figured the taxes the other day, I thought we made less so we obviously won't owe as much.
Ha!
I don't know what fantasy land I was living in.

I know that is off topic, but the whole money thing made me think it.

What is my take away from all this?
Foods hate me.
I don't know why.
I never did a thing to them.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Well Here I Am

Jenny, over at Pearson Report, let me know I have been missed.
By her- anyway.

So, I guess I should shit or get off the pot in regards to posting.

I haven't been in the most upbeat of moods as of late.
So, I have nothing real witty to come up with.

Well, there is that.

Money and health have been my enemies as of late.
Lots of people understand money and health issues so I didn't want to piss and moan about it.

I did have to give up all gluten.
Do you know how many things have barley malt?
Rice Krispies, corn flakes, some choclates, etc, etc.
If it doesn't have wheat, it may have shared equipment and is contaminated.
Some alcohols are gluten free but aged in grain barrels are some barrels are sealed with gluten. WTH?

It has yet to be determined if it is gluten intolerance or celiac. Same symptoms, but celiac will destroy villi in small intestine or cause a skin rash.
I am leaning toward celiac due to rash.
I go to a specialist in a few weeks to see about it.

At that point, I may have to go back on gluten for a while.
Yay!
But, if I do, I will be making it count.
Can we say Twix candy bars and homemade cinnamon rolls?