I hope WriteMeWell connects my love of writing with my quest to find solutions to problems, especially my problems that are other people’s problems, too. Having celiac disease certainly can be a big problem, but it’s also a grand adventure as I discover new foods, new restaurants, new products, and new sources of information about living gluten freely.
I enrolled last year in a clinical research trial of a medication that may help prevent further destruction of the GI system that happens when we get “glutened,” that is, cross-contaminated by a glutinous substance sneaking into a gluten free one. I didn’t get randomized into the actual test of the drug because the gluten free diet has worked “too well” and my gut wasn’t damaged enough. Talk about a mixed blessing.
So I’m here to share what it’s like to be a subject in a series of research trials known as life with chronic illness. I’ll share what works and what doesn’t work, at least for me. If I enroll in new trials or encounter new health issues, I’ll share about those, too, and I’d love for you to share yours with me.
I think God gave me myriad health problems so I could become a better, kinder, more helpful person, one who never takes for granted this all too short life, and one who just might help others enjoy their lives, too.
Thanks for joining me!