For me, celiac disease has been one of the greatest blessings of my life. Celiac disease has forced me to re-evaluate how I was living. What I thought was important, really wasn’t and I have had to change accordingly to fit my new reality. Some of the people who I invested a whole lot of time in, when I got sick suddenly disappeared from my life. This certainly made the friends and family who stayed, have helped me and would do anything for me - crystal clear and now I know without a doubt who truly is deserving of my time.
Celiac disease was an answer to decades long search for all of my health issues that no one could figure out what was wrong with me and why I was getting worse and worse. Celiac disease also provided the answers on how to heal the damage that was done to my body by simply changing what I put in my mouth.
Celiac disease has taught me that I am tougher than I thought I was, even when I was going through nasty withdrawals, brain fog, pain, laying on the bathroom floor, sleeping twelve hours a day and yet finding a connection, understanding and respect of my body that I never knew before.
Celiac disease forced me to slow down, to get quite and to cut through all the bullshit and stories that I had held on to for a lifetime, I was now able forgive, let go of and move on from. Celiac disease has taught me that I’m not done, there is so much more that I want out of life. I no longer look at life through rose colored glasses, now I am know that I am my own rose that I need to take care of.
Celiac disease gave a voice to my pain and now I am only left with possibility, promise and a focus that tomorrow will be a better day. Celiac disease also brought me to my purpose in life and that is to help others who are suffering understand that there is a better way. And that you too can be grateful to celiac disease in time.
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