Every once in a while I have what I like to refer to as butt problems. Before you run screaming from what is sure to be a hugely TMI post, that is as graphic as it’s going to get (you are still welcome to run screaming actually, this is kind of a weird post). I only mention it to explain why I recently went to the doctor and had blood work done.. I’m not dying or anything, but.
I might be lactose intolerant. AND/OR allergic to gluten.
Generally I’m a pretty happy person I think, I roll with the punches.. Cheese monster that I’ve always been, still, I’ve been off dairy for a week now and only whining a little bit. But this morning I got a message from my doctor saying one of the gluten allergy tests came back positive and she’s referring me to the butt doctor to investigate possible celiac disease.
I may be overreacting a tiny bit. I won’t even know for sure until I hear back from the butt doctor (sorry I keep calling him the butt doctor. he’s not actually a proctologist, he’s a gastroenterologist. but butt doctor is more fun/easier to say).
I’ve been feeling a little better being off dairy for the past week, and as sad as I was to be lactose intolerant, I was so relieved it wasn’t a gluten thing. What if it’s BOTH? I guess if I can have dairy back, I can handle being allergic to gluten. My father-in-law and I will have garbanzo-flour-pizza parties, we’ll have a ball.
But if I’m not allowed dairy OR gluten.. I’m probably going to become pritty hard to live with for a while. Juuuuust fyi.
But don’t worry, I’ll keep you posted.