David’s Coeliac story

I was diagnosed in June 1992.  So nearly 17 years ago at the age of 25.  I just got fed up with feeling like I was living with a permanent hangover and having constant diarrhoea.  My GP put me through a load of tests, the last of which was a biopsy for Coeliac Condition which proved positive.  I think in retrospect, I’d been suffering with less severe symptoms for several years.  At university I was more than occasionally described as “white and spiteful” because of my appearance and temperament – especially in the mornings!  And I look terrible in my graduation photo!


The diagnosis was tough to accept at the time, as was the GF diet, but I got over it eventually and just got on with it.  It’s a lot easier these days with awareness increasing, food labelling improving and a much better range of much better quality products being available. In a way, it’s a blessing in disguise as I eat much more healthily then I did pre-diagnosis.  Most “fast food” is not gluten-free, so I just don’t go there! There are (mainly) acceptable GF alternatives for most things now (not least your delicious sausages)! I still miss croissants though!


~ by theblackfarmer on May 6, 2009.

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