All my test results came back normal, and I am a little bummed out about that.
See, last year my mom was diagnosed with several serious autoimmune conditions, including Celiac disease. All the literature says that means I am 30 percent more likely to have Celiac, and her doctor suggested that due to my health history, I should be tested.
So I finally got the appointment, got the blood tests.
And they all came back negative.
I do not have antibodies for Celiac disease. My thyroid levels are normal. My liver function is normal. My a1c and cholesterol are normal.
All in all, I’m pretty healthy.
And I find that depressing.
I think I was looking for something to blame. I think I was looking for a diagnosis to say, “It’s not your fault that you’re overweight. You have these extenuating circumstances.”
I think, once again, I was looking for the magic bullet, the one thing I could change and be “fixed.”
I’m not sick. Not that way, anyway.
And I’ve got nothing to blame that on except myself.