I'm feeling a little less shell-shocked right now, especially since we went grocery shopping and I found things like gluten-free bread, pizza crust, and waffles. Right now I'm mostly living off pre-packaged stuff, since I don't really know how to cook gluten-free yet. I'm kinda holding off on buying cookbooks because even though the doctor said she's fairly sure I'm celiac (I have all the symptoms, my blood tests say I do), the only way to be truly certain is a biopsy (which we're not sure if I'll be doing yet, the doc has to find out). The books are really expensive, and I'll obviously buy them once I know for sure. I'm not in denial, I promise. I haven't consumed anything with gluten since yesterday morning, since I found out.
So, to answer a few questions from my readers (I still giggle maniacally at the thought that I have readers):
Angela, I'd love some recipes (although you already know that, since I'm talking to you on MSN!)
Elizabeth, I went to the doctor and stated "I'm tired of being sick and tired! I keep losing weight! I'm exhausted all the time! I constantly feel like I'm going to throw up! Help!", and she listened to me, thought I was absolutely right, and sent me for bloodtests for vitamin amounts, iron, and celiac testing. I came up positive with the antibodies, meaning my immune system is indeed making antibodies to gluten.
Up next: carving the pumpkin, sewing Sean's Quidditch robes, camping, decorating Iris and Dimitri's, and trick-or-treating with the kids!