Getting There..

I went to see my GI yesterday for my follow-up appointment. My levels have plumetted – a good thing, but they have not yet returned to normal levels. The antibody level is supposed to be less than 10 (or close to). Initially, my levels were in the 1300’s. Now, they’re at 62. I’m feeling like a new person but really want to get back down further. I’m not sure what else I can do though. Will it just take more time? I’m coming up on 5 months of being gluten free. I’ve become more stringent in my routine cooking than ever before. For example, at the beginning I was excited that I could still eat Doritos. Now, however, I know that they still might have some cross-contamination issues so I stick to Rick Works chips. Not quite the same cheesy flavour (given they’re Salsa flavoured..) but I’m just not willing to risk it.

We’re master gluten-free cookers and bakers now. One day I’ll get even more adventurous and try some of the pastas from scratch I’ve seen of-late. But for now, I’ll stick with my GF scones (YUM!) and oatmeal-chocolate chip muffins (made with Pure Oats).

In other news, The Boy is now up for surgery May 22. He’s an overnight stay kid as they’ve discovered sleep apnea but we’re optimistic about the prospects of him being able to breathe at night, swallow food, speak properly and hear once again. Please keep your fingers crossed for him!