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#1 KikiUSA

 
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:18 PM

Ok so I thought I was coping with being left out of office treats. I have been doing so well when they bring in lunch for the whole office and I sit eating my own safe food or when the cookies and donuts come in I have made sure I have a gluten-free snack. But for some reason today when DairyQueen Blizzards were bought for everyone in the office but me, I lost it, I had to go into the bathroom so no one would see my cry and then I went outside and sat down and text my husband how I was feeling. It really hurt alot and it bothered me that I was acting like a big baby...I sure hope this doesn't happen again.

One good thing did come out of it, my husband called me and he is going to the store to get some gluten-free ice cream for me and is making my a banana split when I get home! I don't know what I would do without his support.

Thanks for listening, this was the only place I knew was safe to let out my feelings.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:29 PM

Hey, we all get upset from time to time about having this condition. It is very hard for people to understand, but the trick is to find ways to make things work. Think of the bright side, you didn't get the unnecessarily calories and fat from those Blizzards your co-workers ate. Even if you are enjoying some gluten-free ice cream, it probably is much better for you health wise than the processed and commercial ice cream from DQ. B)
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:39 PM

They could have brought you a cup of plain DQ ice cream! Or with hot fudge! The plain ice-cream is gluten-free as well as a lot of toppings. Just nothing they mix like Blizzards. That's really mean!
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#4 KikiUSA

 
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:44 PM

Wow thanks for telling me I didn't know that. I just assumed it was unsafe altogether.
Wondering now if I should let them know so I am not always left out????
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:46 PM

((( hug )))

I hate losing it over something at work. I promise you, it does eventually get easier. Your hubs sounds great and I hope he makes really good banana splits.
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#6 KikiUSA

 
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:58 PM

Thanks you all, I feel alot better now. I was embarassed for getting so upset but you all have made me feel its ok for me to have my moments and I am glad to hear it gets easier because I am determined to stay gluten-free and well no matter what!

(((hugs))) to all of you!
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 05:59 PM

Thanks you all, I feel alot better now. I was embarassed for getting so upset but you all have made me feel its ok for me to have my moments and I am glad to hear it gets easier because I am determined to stay gluten-free and well no matter what!

(((hugs))) to all of you!


I am certain all of your co-workers lose it at one time or another, over something. We are all human after all. :)
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:25 PM

You know, as long as you skip the obvious toppings--oreo cookie, etc., the blizzards would be gluten free. That's not to say they wouldn't be cross-contaminated--obviously there's a very big risk there (someone makes an oreo-cookie blizzard then makes one for you without cleaning the mixer.)

But if you're not particularly sensitive, or if you're okay with the risk, you can have the blizzard. I'm pretty sensitive and I get mixes from Braum's all the time--never had a problem. I know I'm risking a good cc'ing, but--in ten months it hasn't happened yet.

Course it probably depends on how good your DQ is at cleaning things. You could always tell them to take extra care with your order--in fact, in the link below, that's what they recommend.

Here's a list of all the DQ products you can have: http://www.dairyquee...-free-products/
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#9 LauraBeth

 
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:33 PM

Next time, why not make a big batch of gluten free cupcakes/ muffins/ cookies or something along those lines to share with everyone? I've just started bringing something to share anytime I know I won't be able to have what's being eaten. When we go to dinner at my in-laws I bring a big yummy salad now just in case. I'm taking chocolate cupcakes to the office tomorrow because lots of times there are donuts Friday morning and I hate feeling left out of that stuff. I can still have my coffee and my treat on Fridays and if anyone wants to share what I'm having, great! Sorry that happened to you though, it sucks. :(
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:46 AM

Next time just ask them to bring you something like a Dilly Bar. It's gluten free and wrapped in plastic from the manufacturer so there's no cc risk from the cookie crumbs and things that Dairy Queen uses. Some Blizzards are safe if they clean the equipment well before making yours, but if you are really sensitive to CC go for the Dilly Bar or one of the other pre-wrapped treats listed on the link above.

I can totally understand your frustration however. I can't even eat ice cream yet without lactose intolerance-induced pain. I have tried a few times and it wasn't worth it. So if you can have dairy be glad there are many gluten free options for you at Dairy Queen. B)
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 06:11 AM

Ok so I thought I was coping with being left out of office treats. I have been doing so well when they bring in lunch for the whole office and I sit eating my own safe food or when the cookies and donuts come in I have made sure I have a gluten-free snack. But for some reason today when DairyQueen Blizzards were bought for everyone in the office but me, I lost it, I had to go into the bathroom so no one would see my cry and then I went outside and sat down and text my husband how I was feeling. It really hurt alot and it bothered me that I was acting like a big baby...I sure hope this doesn't happen again.

One good thing did come out of it, my husband called me and he is going to the store to get some gluten-free ice cream for me and is making my a banana split when I get home! I don't know what I would do without his support.

Thanks for listening, this was the only place I knew was safe to let out my feelings.


The Dairy Queen chocolate or vanilla shakes are generally safe, too. I know the feeling of not being included. It takes time to adjust to all the aspects of gluten-free. Sometimes a few of my coworkers see something gluten-free in the store and bring it to me at work, or ask what gluten-free means. It is good to hug these experiences close to your heart and remember them when you are not included.

I've been gluten-free since November, and I'm doing fairly well at work/social events, but. A few months ago my best girl friend said they had a party and she was thinking of inviting me, but didn't have anything gluten-free, so didn't. Feels a bit like being hit in the (gluten-free) gut. I sent an email to all my friends and requested that they humor my bringing my own food to their parties; I enjoy seeing them far more than I enjoy food offerings. Last month one of my rather large coworkers made our lunch reservations at a new restaurant. I called the restaurant and they had never heard of gluten, did not know what I was talking about, and recommended I not come. When my coworkers said, "well, you could have had eggs", I mentioned the cc risk etc. So, damage control on this is to send my coworkers a list of restaurants that I can go to. It may not work because the fellow that usually schedules them is into "comfort food." I take goodies into work. I love to cook. There are funny expressions on peoples' faces when I tell them the cake or whatever is gluten-free. Some people won't try them. People aren't necessarily being insensitive, mostly they don't have a clue.
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#12 KikiUSA

 
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:33 PM

Thank you all for the advice. I will bring in some gluten-free goodies and share maybe that will soften them up.
I usually am very prepared with making sure I have snacks or when they order food in I make something special for myself so I feel ok about it. Yesterday's upsetting event was because they planned this and didn't even ask me about it or I would have jumped on the web site to see if I could have anything...I guess it was just easier for them not to bother.
I use to be so involved with all the office stuff before I was diagnosed with this, I need to make a better effort in voicing how I would still like to be apart of it.

Thanks for all the encouragement and btw my banana split that my hubby made me when I got home was wonderful and I felt so much better!
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 03:50 PM

Today the principal brought in bagels, cream cheese and coffee..... Panera bagels look sooooo good. I've been gluten-free since Feb. and am getting better about just taking it in stride. I do take control sometimes such as when we do our Stone Soup potluck, I offer to make the soup so I can control what goes in it and I always bring some gluten-free cornbread muffins. Lucky for me, one of my co-workers is gluten intolerant also so we can commiserate and share things we've baked or bought sometimes. I try not to take it personally because it isn't. I never thought about it before either unless someone told me they had a food issue.

Hang in there and glad your hubby is supportive :)
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:53 PM

What is a Stone Soup potluck? I know the story of stone soup but soup takes a while to cook. My friends do potluck all the time and this sounds fun! How does the potluck work? What do you say on the invitations? Do you really start with a stone? :lol:
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