Well, the blood work etc. is back and all tests for celiac are - negative. Odd. I seem to have lots of symptoms. Still, this isn't definitive. I'm making arrangements with a gastroenterologist (one other than my usual gastro surgeon (who is only in the office one day a week - not responsive enough for my liking at this time)) who will, most likely advise an endoscope for to confirm the lack of celiac and, perhaps, find something ELSE that is keeping me from gaining weight.
Either way, it's the not knowing that is the hardest to deal with. Perhaps my digestion if fine, but the Hashimoto's Disease is making it hard for me to calm down enough to process. I'm trying to hook up with other Hashimoto's sufferers (numbers that are climbing every year) for insight and advice.
I don't know what they put in the IV during the ACTH test last Wednesday. As drained and down and overly-emotional as I was when I took the test, my friend noticed that by afternoon I'd perked up considerably. was more vital and positive. And it was Wednesday night that I got that 8 hours of sleep. The 'uplift' continued thru Thursday and have been doing pretty good getting down food since then. I don't know what drugs/hormones the test included, but I'm certainly going to talk to the doctor during the followup to see if I can get that stuff in a supplement somewhere!
I added a few dozen Cortland onion plants to the fence veg bed (down past the garden globe). Those seedling were so healthy I just couldn't bear NOT getting them in the ground. Next I'll make a first (short row) of bush beans in the empty area nearest the compost bin, leaving half of the space for a another short row later in the season.
One day at a time. Some better, some less.
But forward. It's all I can do.