It isn’t contagious!
August 20, 2007
I discovered today that I have got Coeliac disease. This is the more extreme version of Gluten intolerance and means that for the rest of my life I should avoid wheat products and be careful with what I eat. The disorder effects how well I can absorb nutrients from food and among its classic symptoms are weight-loss and fatigue. In my case I had lost about a stone for no apparent reason and had gone from always needing to go to bed to fall asleep to nodding off whenever I close my eyes in the evening. I thought this was just getting on a bit and it may still be. Anyway from now on it is no more wheat for me – just as well we had managed to get in our holiday in Brittany with baguettes, croissants and crepes!
So to those people who said I was looking a bit tired then they had got a point. Now I am hoping for a rapid recovery on no more gluten and will probably avoid the work refectory for a while.