Reclaiming Grace

2014 has been off to a rough start. It seems like it has been one thing after another and the resulting anxiety has been overwhelming. I have struggled with feeling empty physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually and with that comes guilt and shame. I am a youth pastor's wife who feels … Continue reading

Mission Aborted

  Yesterday I arrived bright and early at the hospital in Charlotte for my colonoscopy and EGD. Having dealt with chronic GI issues over the last several years, this was going to be my third colonoscopy and fifth EGD. I have Celiac disease but do not test positive on the blood work so I … Continue reading

The Bowel Prep Survival Kit

Unfortunately I am scheduled for a repeat colonoscopy & EGD tomorrow which means I get the pleasure of attempting to survive completing a bowel prep.  This will be my 4th (and unfortunately not my last) time having to endure such torture.  So I thought I would share my wisdom that I have … Continue reading

Survived My EGD!

It is that time of year to have my EGD to monitor Celiac disease. I had my EGD (upper endoscopy) last Friday (the 6th not the 13th!). Most people with Celiac can take the blood test every year to check antibody levels to access their Celiac disease but I'm one of the lucky people who don't respond … Continue reading