Posted 14 January 2004 - 04:16 PM
giant bread pretzel and beer and what ever. Any suggestion would be
appreciated. I havent been feeling bad, just an iron count 8-10.am 43
year old and Still can't believe it.
Posted 15 January 2004 - 01:57 PM
Welcome to the board! It sounds like you are still in shock, which is totally understandable. I'm sure that there are very few people out there who can just take this sort of news in stride. A diagnosis of celiac disease means an immediate and drastic lifestyle change, even if you have no obvious symptoms--and it sometimes comes out of left field with no warning at all!
I unfortunately don't have any particularly useful suggestions in the travel department; I haven't done much traveling in the three months since I found out I have celiac disease. I only know that it can be done--with planning and preparation. That's the catch, and my husband especially is still struggling to cope with that necessity: our days of carefree socializing with friends at whatever restaurant is most convenient are over! Now we will have to explore new ways of socializing that aren't so dependent on food, or start inviting our friends to visit us for dinner.
Don't be too hard on yourself right now; you'll get past the initial shock soon and be able to start exploring your new culinary options. A year from now, you'll be amazed at your progress! I wish you the best of luck!
gluten-free since November 1, 2003
Posted 15 January 2004 - 08:39 PM
Your questions about travel and finding food is a very good one. I have learned to travel with some food and then depending on where and how long I am going to be away from home I have food shipped to the hotel that I am staying at and also search out stores (on the web) that carry gluten-free food so that I can buy food. I have traveled to England and across the USA since I was diagnosed with Celiac and have found that if I explain to the waiter/waitress what my needs are they try very hard to find out if an item on the menu is gluten free. I have had chefs come out and talk to me about my needs or bring out an item thats ingredient was in question. Learning to live with Celiac is not easy, however, it is getting easier as the public, airlines, stores buyers, and resturants are being educated in a Celiac's needs. Do travel, don't be afraid to explain what your food limitations are and what you can eat as most places want your business and they will try very hard to meet your needs.
My biggest challenged has been with family and friends who don't understand how a little of something (gluten) will make me so sick.
I still miss going out for pizza, a quick meal from a fast food chain or just being able to pick up a food item at the grocery store without looking at the label.
Good luck is your endeavers. You will make it once you resolve that eating gluten free food is what you have to do to survive. The alternative is not pretty. Virignia, fellow Celica
Posted 16 January 2004 - 12:06 PM
gluten-free since November 1, 2003
Posted 12 February 2004 - 10:21 PM
Posted 01 May 2004 - 02:21 PM
also, there are at least 2 breweries that make gluten-free beer. One is made by the Ramapo Brewing Company. what I miss is whiskey, but I guess that's just too bad for me!
when I look around, I think this,
this is good enough
and I try to laugh at whatever life brings
because when I look down,
I just miss all the good stuff
and when I look up,
I just trip over things
Posted 05 May 2004 - 04:47 PM
Posted 05 May 2004 - 04:52 PM
Also, if you are really hesitant, you can always bring protein bars with you.
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