You know the old saying ‘today is the first day of the rest of my life’, well today feels something like this. For those of you who don’t know me, I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease at under a year old and was really quite poorly. Ever since then I’ve been following a strict Gluten Free diet and avoiding all those yummy things that most people might take for granted. For the last few years though I have been cheating slightly with my diet and have not felt any ill effects. After consultation with a specialist it was agreed that I would eat a ‘normal diet’ for 4 – 6 weeks and then be tested again for Coeliac.
So for 37 years I’ve been eating bland and boring foods, totally lacking in fibre and spending a load of money on gluten free foods from supermarkets. Anyone who has to follow a strict gluten or dairy free diet will know that these do not come cheap!
So today I’ve started the day with a bowl of healthy bran flakes which are so much more exciting than cornflakes! Lily and I have made a batch of homemade blueberry muffins and I can’t wait to russle up some more culinary delights for lunch… I’m thinking maybe a nice quiche.
Fingers crossed that the next few weeks will be quite smooth sailing and then I can get re-tested. I don’t think it is very common for someone to grow out of Coeliac disease once they have been diagnosed with it but I’m just hoping that as I had it from such a young age that it might be possible..(please, please, please)
Does anyone else have Coeliac disease? Anyone else been on a gluten free diet for years and then been able to come off it?