So I called back in to tell him that my cysts were gone and thank him for taking the time to listen to me...and I thought...I'm going to talk to him about my costo...then I was like "no...there is NO way he will be able to help me..." Sigh. But my OCD in cahoots with the Holy Spirit opened my mouth and out came in a fast tumble, "I have costochondritis, it's terrible, and doctors don't kow what to do with me." lol.
He proceeded to ask me quite a few questions about my symptoms....and he learned that I have had psoriasis, gum disease, too much protein in my blood, my small intestines are not digesting food, I have pressure in my stomach as well as the ribs, that Costo gets worse after eating wheat, fried foods, dairy, and tomatoes. He learned that I've had odd bouts of inflammation problems such as gum issues, etc...even before the chest pain came in and turned me up side down.
Then after he kept firing questions at me...he said, "I'm about to make your day, young lady." I was like..."ummmm..okay." He then proceeded to tell me that I have CELIAC DISEASE. Silence..... Cricket..... Cricket.
I have WHAT????????!!!!!!!!!!
I was in shock. Still am, to be honest. He talked to me about how it can manifest itself into Costo.
Celiac Disease is an inherited auto-immune disease in which the small intestines are damaged by the consumption of wheat, barley, rye, and all gluten. Which is wild, because my Dad has many issues related to his stomach and eating. I have always thought maybe I just inherited his sensitive stomach. But nope. He gave me a freaking disease. lol.
The Dr. shared that in the month following, if I cut out gluten, the inflammation in my body would cease, including my Costochondritis. Wow.
There is a part of me that is excited and hopeful all over again. This diagnoses is the only explanation for all the odds things that have happened in my body. May have to change the name of the blog. lol. Just kidding, folks. And the other part of me is tentative. So many false hopes over the years. You all know how this goes. Buuuuuut, you gotta celebrate the hope! So I'm doing a little 80's jig. Woo-Hoo!
I wasn't going to share all of this but maybe some one out there, reading this, has these symptoms and this crappy condition, and can get out this pain! I don't know... But if you suspect it, you can cut out all gluten and see what happens. Cool, huh?
So I'm done with the cleansing for now. I lied about doing flush #3. Sorry, folks. I'm DONE! Well, maybe I didn't lie...just decided to call it a day. lol. Now on to a gluten free diet...we shall see. One day at a time. And if this is the answer, wow. If it's not, I'll keep a digging. So you better do the same. =)