Im new to this forum so I'd like to introduce myself. my name is Wanda and i was diagnosed w/celiac about 3 months ago. I've lose a lil over 25 lbs and can say that right now, i feel a bit better then i did back then. i've read stories about ppl still feelin sick for months and months, but i've been pretty careful w/what i've been eating.. Im not gonna lie and say i dont find myself in the bathroom but i can say its not as much as before. I have my good as I also have my bad days.
I want to bring something up tho and would like some feedback on what I can do. My friends and family know about my disease. My mother especially believe it or not still gives me "grief" about this.. by this i mean, she says its all in my head. she refuses to believe that its "hereditary".. whatever! I know what I know and it just kills me b/c I've tried to educate her about it but she doesnt really want to "hear me". She had a BBQ last wkd for my brothers bday and I kinda knew that I wasnt goin to be able to eat, so I ate b4 I got there.. I've told her how to prepare my foods , if she was goin to cook for me, etc.
But sure enough, when I got there, there was NOTHIGN FOR ME.. she said she seasoned a pc of chicken and rib for me, but HELLO, IT WAS ON THE SAME RACK AS THE OTHERS.. she doesnt believe that it has to be cooked separately and it just drives me NUTZ.. so i sit there, and just stared at everyone eat. I was embarrassed b/c everyone now thinks that I just want to diet. ugh!
I dont know what to do anymore.. I dont want to go to BBQ's for this reason. I have a baby shower to go to at the end of the month, and SURPRISE SURPRSE, its at a Park.. BBQ, or catered food.. what ever it is, I WONT BE ABLE TO EAT.. the thing is, I was asked to cook, and how funny would that be for me to show up w/Gluten Free Food so they can have a taste of my life, right? I couldnt tho. I couldnt do that to my friend who is pregnant.. Poor girl, but poor me..
I strongly beleive that no one takes what I have seriously and it just hurts ya know? I know im goin on and on but I just thought I'd share my thoughts.. I needed to vent and y not to "CELIACS" like me..