On my other blog, All We Like Sheep, I have been posting about some health issues I have been dealing with and I realized I needed to mention it on here as well. You can go over there and get the background information, but I will say that I am having chest pressure and shortness of breath, tests don't show anything going on with my heart and I am going in on Thursday for a treadmill stress test.
I specifically want to address the gluten testing here. Because I was never diagnosed, I am always second guessing myself. I will eat and have pain and wonder if I got gluten or if something else is going on. My health really hasn't been good. I had a marked improvement when I stopped eating gluten, but I keep having more foods affect me when I eat them. I have recently realized that I need to leave peanuts alone. I am not sure that having peanut butter or a few peanuts cooked in a recipe will hurt me, but if I eat a handful of whole peanuts, my stomach hurts immediately. My doctor agrees with me that I may have celiac sprue, but he also feels that I need to eat gluten for a month and be tested to be sure. I am not thrilled at the prospect of doing this, but I really need to know what is going on with my body. I am also aware that testing doesn't guarantee results. This is why I am asking for prayers. I am praying that the Lord allows the testing to be positive for this and for whatever is going on in my chest.