In February, amidst the cold and snow, I began a month-long blog about the thing I love most…coffee. I was having a blast visiting both new places and old favorite spots. Everything was going well until I got sick, and I mean really sick, the kind that involves hospitals and testing. Could I be allergic to coffee? Was it too much caffeine?
After weeks of sickness and doctors and all sorts of scans, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Thank goodness this doesn’t interfere with my coffee habit, but it does interfere with just about everything else…even what shampoo I use!
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that involves your small intestine. It’s different from being allergic to wheat in your diet. Now I must only use products that are gluten-free including make-up and tooth paste in addition to eating gluten-free. It’s changed how I do almost everything, but for the better. I feel and look healthier than I have in years.
I still intend to tell you about all the wonderful coffee shops in Baltimore and the surrounding counties. Check in here on Monday morning to start your week off right. The first cup of coffee is the most important!