October 16, 2007 Leave a comment
As a newly diagnosed Coeliac I was directed to follow a gluten free diet a couplw month ago while waiting for my hospital appointment to come through. Three weeks ago (on a Sunday!) I went to the hospital to see the consultant. Apparently all the indications are indeed that I have Coeliac Disease – but he wants to know for sure, which means a little biopsy and so I need to be in a suitable state of reaction against the gluten. It all sounded quite reasonable at the time but the result was that I needed to have a normal (gluten) diet for about six weeks and on reflection that is a bit like being instructed to eat a little bit of poison every day! It also means that rather than being 1 month into the likely 2-3 month recovery time I am looking at about 5 months before I can feel I am that stage.
So not too happy about that – oh well!
(Update) In the end the biopsy appointment came through more quickly and happened last week. Not a lot of fun. But I do now feel much happier to be back on my Gluten free diet. Another eight week wait now for the consultant to tell me the result. In the meantime the GP says that he would recommend Gluten free in any case if I do feel better but I will withhold judgement on that.