Update: been to the doctor Wednesday morning. All the tests came back negative which is positive because I’m healthy.
But that doesn’t solve my problems. She saw no medical reason for me to go to the hospital for further examination. Based on my issues she suggested I start eating gluten free for 3 months and see what happens. After 3 months and no change, she would give me a referral for examination in the hospital.
Of course, stupid and flabbergasted as I was because they found nothing, I said okay. But I’m not okay with it. I’ve read a lot about gluten intolerance the past 2 weeks and the reason I’m not okay is:
a) gluten intolerance can’t always be shown from blood tests, especially when you’re an adult. The only safe way to diagnose this, is an gastroscopy in the hospital where they pick bites from your bowels.
b) if you eat gluten free and go to the hospital for the above mentions examination after 3 months, it can’t be shown anymore because you don’t eat glutes anymore.
c) people who have this and have to eat gluten free for the rest of their live, say that it’s hard to eat gluten free all the time and you shouldn’t do it without an official diagnose.
So I called back the same day that I wanted to talk to my doctor again and that I wanted a referral letter for an examination in the hospital. Of course she was busy and I had to wait till Friday afternoon when she called me back about it.
I have read on the internet that when your blood test comes back negative, it’s usually hard to get a referral for the hospital. So I wrote down everything I wanted to say to get that note. But when she called back on Friday she immediately agreed to write me that note. I could notice in her voice she thought it isn’t necessary but I want to be sure.
Yesterday after work I got the referral letter and today I called the hospital. I have an appointment with the specialist on December 17th. That’s 4 weeks from now but I have these problems for so long now, I can wait a little bit longer.
I’m sorry if some of my explanation isn’t clear, English is not my native language and medical terms in English are particularly hard for me. But I hope you understand what I wrote above.
Beebox content week 46:
Dried white beans, apple juice, corn bread, grapes, pears, radish, salad, carrots, onion, kale, red cabbage, potatoes.
Lower body workout. 30 minutes.
This wasn’t supposed to be a rest day but yesterday when I was walking Bella suddenly the top of my left foot started to hurt. At first I could barely move it but after a few minutes I could walk again and shortened our walk. This morning when I got up to get ready for my morning run, again I could barely stand on it and went back to bed. In the morning it was bothering me a bit but at the moment it’s fine again. I’ll try to run again tomorrow.
Sunday November 10
Pork tenderloin with pepper sauce, potatoes with herbs and olive oil out of the oven, pears.
For dessert I made chocolate pots by Nigella. Simple but delicious, all you add is chocolate, cream, an egg, piment and vanilla.
Monday November 11
Red cabbage with apple, onion and mashed potatoes with meatballs. This was a no-no! It had no taste at all. The meatball was good though. But not going to make this dish again.
Tuesday November 12
Piece of pork, potatoes and carrots.
My food photo’s are crap at the moment because I don’t have daylight when I take the picture. The camera is good though, have to find out what’s the best setting for this.