Friends, these past few months have been a bit rough. For the past 8 years, I’ve been struggling with a lot of symptoms that lead to a “diagnosis” and/or surgery. Unfortunately, none of these “explanations” solved my problems and more mysterious symptoms started arising.
Fast forward to about a month ago when my doctor began to suspect Celiac Disease even though I had a negative blood test last year. He wasn’t convinced (the Celiac blood test can be highly inaccurate) so he ran a few more tests and put me on a strict gluten free diet for 30 days.
Those 30 days brought really high highs and really low lows, which apparently is completely normal as your body begins to heal. Celiac is an autoimmune disorder and when a person with Celiac ingests gluten, an immune response damages the villi in the small intestine. It can take months or even years for the small intestine to heal.
My life got turned upside down as I had to completely tear apart my kitchen and purchase new pots, pans, and cooking utensils. It has definitely been a process.
In addition, I have a full-time job, am in grad school full-time, have this blog, help run the Great Pyrenees Rescue, Montana, volunteer for Big Dogs Huge Paws, and am in the process of starting my own business. None of these aspects of my life have been getting the attention they deserve recently.
Because of that, I got really backed up in my sponsored posts and have been trying to catch up on those while still providing the usual posts – obviously, I have not been the most successful with that. I have finally caught up and am going to try to return to my original posting schedule.
Thanks for bearing with me while I try and get my life back in order. I greatly appreciate your support as It’s Dog or Nothing wouldn’t be where it is today without you.