The year is 1978, I was a tiny little girl, far too tiny with stick legs and a swollen belly like a famine child. I could fill a baby grow with poop so smelly my dad could tell mum was changing a nappy before he entered the house! and when i mean fill, i mean fill, it was coming out of the neck and cuffs! Mum had just told 'she didn't like smelly nappies!' but she knew my poo wasn't right.
She took me to see a different doctor, a
newly qualified locum doctor because i had nappy rash all up my back. He listen
to my mum as she told him all my symptoms, thought for a moment and said, i
think shes coeliac. I've never seen one but she has all the classic symptoms
i've read about in books. I was refered and yes i was, am and will always
be coeliac (gluten free).
He saved my life, i was too weak and
malnurished to have survived any childhood illness.
mummy from the heart with the reasons behind this post and the save the children petition