I’ll be spending my birthday fasting and cleansing for a colonoscopy and an endoscopic biopsy of my small intestine to test for celiac disease.
It’s with a mixture of emotions that I approach this possibly life changing event. I want answers as to why I’ve had a slew of health problems since 2008:
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Alternating diarrhea and constipation
And worse of all a rash that now covers most of my arms and legs and is contentiously spreading
Celiac disease is an anti-immune disorder where the body can’t break down gluten. The only cure is a drastic change of diet that eliminates all foods containing gluten.
Friday is when I learn my fate.