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#1 AZGirl

 
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:29 PM

The sweetest thing happened to me today. It was my turn to grocery shop and as I was walking through the store filling my basket, while carefully reading the ingredient labels, I looked down at my list and there written next to bread was (sorry :( ).
I almost burst into tears at how sweet it was for my husband to feel bad that he likes to eat sandwiches for lunch while I have chicken or something. He is amazing and has been right by my side since my diagnosis a few months ago.
He's the guy who reminds me to look for barley and oats and not just wheat on labels and he's the guy who holds my hand and rubs my back when I am sick.
I just wanted to share with someone how wonderful those parenthesis made me feel. I've had a hard time at work with the copious amount of cookies etc... that I can't eat. Needless to say the "parenthesis" are few and far between.

I knew all of you would appreciate those parenthesis as much as I did. :)
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:54 PM

The sweetest thing happened to me today. It was my turn to grocery shop and as I was walking through the store filling my basket, while carefully reading the ingredient labels, I looked down at my list and there written next to bread was (sorry :( ).
I almost burst into tears at how sweet it was for my husband to feel bad that he likes to eat sandwiches for lunch while I have chicken or something. He is amazing and has been right by my side since my diagnosis a few months ago.
He's the guy who reminds me to look for barley and oats and not just wheat on labels and he's the guy who holds my hand and rubs my back when I am sick.
I just wanted to share with someone how wonderful those parenthesis made me feel. I've had a hard time at work with the copious amount of cookies etc... that I can't eat. Needless to say the "parenthesis" are few and far between.

I knew all of you would appreciate those parenthesis as much as I did. :)


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Posted 18 December 2010 - 05:19 PM

My parents have been reaallllly supportive of me as well (Well, my dad was initially defensive, but he realized how serious I am about this; I now know I HAVE to be!). My mom was, not excited but she was I guess impressed with me working on figuring out what foods agree with me and what ones don't in addition to going gluten-free. My dad's hugged me on those days I had a massive emotional outburst over a lost item (and now I'm finally able to explain WHY I freak out that badly!). They're getting better and better about asking me if I can eat stuff. And so on.
I think my friends will be equally supportive; I just don't see them as often as I'd like. :(

Supportive people rock; in the midst of all those goons and doofbrains who dismiss us it's definitely tear-inducing. <3
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Docs said it was depression, which was in my case code for, "It's all in your head."
I replied (in my head, alas) with expletives that I don't think are allowed on here. xD
Self-dx'd Celiac just beginning my very bumpy gluten-free journey. My healing process is looking a lot like my deterioration was (rather non-linear)...
Praise be unto the (gluten-free, vegan) Flying Spaghetti Monster for the folks who worked so hard to raise awareness (and Internet to access it)! Y'all saved me decades of suffering most likely. :D

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:55 PM

The sweetest thing happened to me today. It was my turn to grocery shop and as I was walking through the store filling my basket, while carefully reading the ingredient labels, I looked down at my list and there written next to bread was (sorry :( ).
I almost burst into tears at how sweet it was for my husband to feel bad that he likes to eat sandwiches for lunch while I have chicken or something. He is amazing and has been right by my side since my diagnosis a few months ago.
He's the guy who reminds me to look for barley and oats and not just wheat on labels and he's the guy who holds my hand and rubs my back when I am sick.
I just wanted to share with someone how wonderful those parenthesis made me feel. I've had a hard time at work with the copious amount of cookies etc... that I can't eat. Needless to say the "parenthesis" are few and far between.

I knew all of you would appreciate those parenthesis as much as I did. :)



yep, that's sweet... and AWESOME!!! What a supportive guy you've got there!
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:05 PM

That's cute! Mine said if I didn't want to buy & touch the regular bread for him and the kids, to let him know so he can pick it up after work.
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#6 AZGirl

 
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 05:42 AM

My parents have been reaallllly supportive of me as well (Well, my dad was initially defensive, but he realized how serious I am about this; I now know I HAVE to be!). My mom was, not excited but she was I guess impressed with me working on figuring out what foods agree with me and what ones don't in addition to going gluten-free. My dad's hugged me on those days I had a massive emotional outburst over a lost item (and now I'm finally able to explain WHY I freak out that badly!). They're getting better and better about asking me if I can eat stuff. And so on.
I think my friends will be equally supportive; I just don't see them as often as I'd like. :(

Supportive people rock; in the midst of all those goons and doofbrains who dismiss us it's definitely tear-inducing. <3



I am so happy your family is starting to support you in a more expressive way. It sounds like you are starting to feel better. I sure hope this is the answer for you. You sound like an amazing person. I am in awe of your maturity. You feel, to me, like an amazing person who will overcome and doing important things with your life.
Stay strong. I'm rooting for you!!!!
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#7 AZGirl

 
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 05:46 AM

That's cute! Mine said if I didn't want to buy & touch the regular bread for him and the kids, to let him know so he can pick it up after work.



Awwwwww, I love it! It's amazing that these little things can really make a huge difference. I'm glad that you are supported in your journey. I know that if feels great!!!
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:08 AM

It's so nice to see someone getting the caring and supportive they need. My husband is also very supportive and wonderful.
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2010- Gluten, Soy, Corn, Dairy, Eggs, Nut free. Sugar, non-gluten grains lite(Yes, still plenty to eat!)
2010-Doctor diagnosed me as Celiac then took diagnoses back, then said avoid gluten for life
2009 Low T3 thyroid hormone, muscle twitching and adrenal fatigue
2006- Elevated Speckled ANA. GI suggested Celiac. Started gluten-free diet, but sloppily
2005 - Thought I had wheat "allergy." Stopped eating bread, oats problem too
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 10:30 AM

Ah if only more people were as nice, the world would be a better place, wouldn't it? He's a keeper. Couldn't be happier to share your story. Thanks. :)

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When I saw this photo, I thought it truly represented my life prior to being gluten-free. It was like being rooted in place trying to survive a Category 5. Now that I am gluten-free, I feel like I just might make it :)

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 03:00 PM

I have to tell my good story. A few nights ago a dear friend had a big cocktail party. When I arrived she quietly said " there are dips and some pork tenderloin in the kitchen. Make your plate in there" She knew I always take crackers in my purse, and she was protecting me from cross contamination. I know how lucky I am to have such support from all of my family and friends.
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 04:22 PM

After awhile you will get to know which gluten free desserts you like and then that gluten stuff wont' tempt you. So far I haven't run across any gluteny thing I can't make gluten free that tastes great or even better.

I keep Betty Crocker gluten-free mixes on hand. Gluten Free Pantry mixes on hand. And I use Annalise G. Roberts Gluten Free Baking Classics book to bake with. We have more gluten free junk food than we need to be eating in our house.

Libby's pumpkin pie with no crust is really good! Just make the filling according to directions. Grease the pie pan and pour it in.
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 01:07 AM

I was ordering some take-aways at a new place that had opened up. First day open and they were very busy.
The owner who was taking orders said "Wow, that must be hard..." very sympathetically when I explained why I needed wheat-free fish. That was the first time someone actually sympathised with me, instead of staring/smiling/laughing or just no comment (Waiters laugh, I don't know why, when I ask specifically no wheat. Maybe they think it's a joke???)

I really appreciated that. I also get sympathy from husband and family, it does help somewhat :) Hubby especially feels bad ordering awesome food, and I have to always have a salad/chips instead. I wish I could explain that it isn't that bad for me - feeling great instead of sick is more important to me than having an awesome restaurant meal.
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 06:59 AM

I have to tell my good story. A few nights ago a dear friend had a big cocktail party. When I arrived she quietly said " there are dips and some pork tenderloin in the kitchen. Make your plate in there" She knew I always take crackers in my purse, and she was protecting me from cross contamination. I know how lucky I am to have such support from all of my family and friends.



Wow!!! What an amazing friend. Thanks for sharing your story! It's the beautiful things in life that keep us going.
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#14 AZGirl

 
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 07:02 AM

I was ordering some take-aways at a new place that had opened up. First day open and they were very busy.
The owner who was taking orders said "Wow, that must be hard..." very sympathetically when I explained why I needed wheat-free fish. That was the first time someone actually sympathised with me, instead of staring/smiling/laughing or just no comment (Waiters laugh, I don't know why, when I ask specifically no wheat. Maybe they think it's a joke???)

I really appreciated that. I also get sympathy from husband and family, it does help somewhat :) Hubby especially feels bad ordering awesome food, and I have to always have a salad/chips instead. I wish I could explain that it isn't that bad for me - feeling great instead of sick is more important to me than having an awesome restaurant meal.



It's just nice to know that they are thinking about you when they order and they eat. That your situation does not go unnoticed. Sounds like your hubby is a keeper, too.
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 09:27 AM

What a kind thing! Hang on to that special friend.
My dear friend is a chef and has been hanging on my every word as to how and what I can eat. She said that she has to learn too!!
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