Good day to you. I want to go back to the beginning and Day 1 of the diagnosis you received – celiac disease. Do you remember that day? Personally, I don’t as I was diagnosed at the age of 5 1/2. Many celiac survivors, however, are diagnosed in their early to mid-adulthood of lifespan. What emotions do you remember? How did you feel physically in coming days, weeks, and months after your diagnosis?
The reason I want to go back to the beginning of celiac disease diagnosis is because many of us forget what the initial emotional and physical shock felt like when we were diagnosed. Not to mention the anxiety of always wondering: “Did I get glutened, or is that gas?” Imagine the person standing next to you on the sidewalk or in the subway as being newly diagnosed with celiac disease. It would be a rather formidable experience to repeat wouldn’t it?
For the reasons above, and many more, I decided to compile a resource of links which should be very valuable to the newly diagnosed celiac and maybe even to more experienced celiac survivors. Please “click” on:
- Newly Diagnosed with Celiac Disease— Now, What Do I Do?
- I’m Newly Diagnosed. What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor?
- Gluten-Free Diet Guide for People with Newly Diagnosed Celiac Disease
- Must-Do’s for Newly Diagnosed Celiacs
- Recommendations for Persons Recently Diagnosed With Celiac Disease
- How is Celiac Disease Diagnosed?
I hope you find the weblinks above helpful to you. These links were found by me typing “celiac disease and newly diagnosed” in my favorite search engine. If you require information specific to your celiac diagnosis, type in what you’re looking for and chances are you’ll find the information.
In closing, I would highly recommend newly diagnosed celiac survivors join the Twitter conversation if you haven’t already. There, you can meet like-minded Tweeps who can be a very valuable resource for you with any questions you may have. You may follow me via @GFDougie on Twitter.
Research, educate, and advocate all celiac and gluten-free.
Peace be with you.