There is a great post from a Dr. Amy Burkhart, an MD/RD who specializes in celiac and digestive health. Her March article called, “Ten Positive Aspects Of A Celiac Disease Diagnosis” outlines how having a celiac diagnosis can bring about positive life changes.
The last time I rode a snowboard was more than ten years ago – prior to my celiac disease diagnosis. After my diagnosis, life got busy and snowboarding was put on the back burner. I was fortunate enough to be back in the mountains this week and back on a board. As I was leaving the mountain for the day, what suddenly struck me was how good I felt. And how much easier it was to ride for an entire day – even though it was ten years and three children later.
The stark difference between now and then: my celiac disease is diagnosed and treated and I am well. How lucky I am compared to the 2.5 million Americans who are still undiagnosed and suffering. Like many others, I lived for years with fatigue and strange symptoms, continually rationalizing the symptoms and telling myself to push on.
I really encourage you to read her article here.