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Email From Ups My Care Package Is On Its Way!
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I've been feeling a little down these last couple weeks because I feel like I'm still sick. The joint and muscle pain has made it hard to sleep and my fall allergies are out of control.

So this morning I wake up to an email from ups with tracking that my care package from the u of c is on its way. It's so cool that they do this, I hope they know how much it could really brighten a celiac's day, especially when we are having gloomy ones :-)

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Let us know what you get.  I love getting little random things like that in the mail.  I'll sign up for a sample of something and get so excited when it arrives.  Just getting something that's not a bill makes me happy.  :D

 

Hope you start feeling better soon.

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I wish I had known about that care package program when I was diagnosed! Enjoy your gluten-free goodies!! :)

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Wasn't Karen the one who suggested this particular offering from U of C to you?

 

I have recommended it myself to some people, too and you are the first to tell us" it's coming!"  

 

and I hope you will share what's in it. ( we are all easily amused and excited and take pleasure in these things...LOL) 

 

It's so exciting to get a package, isn't it!! whoohooo! :D

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Wasn't Karen the one who suggested this particular offering from U of C to you?

 

I have recommended it myself to some people, too and you are the first to tell us" it's coming!"  

 

and I hope you will share what's in it. ( we are all easily amused and excited and take pleasure in these things...LOL) 

 

It's so exciting to get a package, isn't it!! whoohooo! :D

I think it may have been Karen, I think she posted a link about something I posted. I can't remember.

Yes it's very exciting!

Karen just posted the other day that the u of c is seeing people apply for these but not diagnosed Celiac.

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I received the U of C gift basket a couple of months after diagnosis. It was awesome -- an enormous basket filled with lots of different foods, plus magazines and coupons -- all with a bow on top:-)

It was so generous that I immediately made a donation to them.

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Yep I plan on making a donation. It's such an awesome thing that they do

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People will do anything for free stuff, it did not surprise me at all that I had to give them my Dr.'s info so they could confirm my diagnosis before they sent mine. But that way they only help people who actually need it, and you also get another pair of eyeballs on your test results maybe.  I saw a post about the care packages on a freebie/coupon type website and people were complaining that they had everyone in their family try to get one to give to them and they were denied.  Really people?  LOL  I have been wanting to make a donation but I have been so broke lately being unable to work, some day I want to pay it forward and donate a good amount to them, they really help the celiac community a lot.

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I think it may have been Karen, I think she posted a link about something I posted. I can't remember.

Yes it's very exciting!

Karen just posted the other day that the u of c is seeing people apply for these but not diagnosed Celiac.

Dr. G mentioned that, by requiring " proof" of Celiac disease before you receive a box, they have found many people who don't have Celiac. He seemed to be saying that people were diagnosed incorrectly. But I supposed people will try to get free stuff if they can get away with it.
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Dr. G mentioned that, by requiring " proof" of Celiac disease before you receive a box, they have found many people who don't have Celiac. He seemed to be saying that people were diagnosed incorrectly. But I supposed people will try to get free stuff if they can get away with it.

so maybe people who were told they have a gluten sensitivity but not celiac? I didn't want to put any words in your mouth I was hoping you would elaborate on it :D

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so maybe people who were told they have a gluten sensitivity but not celiac? I didn't want to put any words in your mouth I was hoping you would elaborate on it :D

It was just mentioned in passing. It seemed that some doctors maybe diagnose people incorrectly?

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It was just mentioned in passing. It seemed that some doctors maybe diagnose people incorrectly?

After reading some peoples experiences on here, Id say "Oh Yeah!"

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Thank you for posting this thread! I just emailed a care package inquiry to them. I'm newly diagnosed (three months in) and I think this would help immensely. It's been a lot of stress and worrying about every single thing I put in my mouth or even on my skin. I'm so glad I found this site!

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it came yesterday! ok here's what it had:

 

box of rice chex

Betty Crocker brownie mix (I looooove these and they are addicting)

Bisquick

bag of Plentils in parmeasean and garlic

bag of pasta from Schar

Schar deli style bread

Enjoy Life soft baked cookies

can of Progresso cream of mushroom. lunch today!!!

Larabar

Bakery on Main packet of oatmeal

sample bag of Crunchmaster crackers

3 issues of Gluten Free Living magazine

Coupons!!!!!

 

 

I could have just had the coupons and be happy lol. See told you guys I would post :D

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Wow, that's a very generous gift package.

ENJOY!! (now, please pass me a cookie.) Got any tea? ;)

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Wow...  I bet that cheered you up some :D I'm addicted to the brownies too :ph34r:

 

Colleen

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Wow, that's a very generous gift package.

ENJOY!! (now, please pass me a cookie.) Got any tea? ;)

* passes Irish a cookie* I have tea every afternoon so these cookies will be opened at 3:00 tea time hehe. I love their crunchy sugar cookies with tea mmmmmm

I need the comfort food. I have 2 stitches in my bum from a skin biopsy yesterday. Derm suspects DH. He said it wouldn't hurt and he lied! It's right on the top of the tailbone and it hurts!

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Wow... I bet that cheered you up some :D I'm addicted to the brownies too :ph34r:

Colleen

It did! And it came after my derm appointment which included a skin biopsy. After the numbness wore off my bum was sore so it did cheer me up

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Sorry about the sore backside.  Use Aquaphor healing ointment on the biopsy site.  It will speed the healing time.

 

Colleen

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Sorry about the sore backside. Use Aquaphor healing ointment on the biopsy site. It will speed the healing time.

Colleen

Thanks for the tip. I love that stuff I use it on my kids anytime they get an owie

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