Fitness Mag Article
Posted 28 June 2005 - 05:35 PM
I had a problem with how negative the article ended. The woman whines that she can't go out to eat among other complaints. Yes, she's happy that her symptoms are lessened, but you're left feeling that her life is barely worth living due to the social implications of celiac disease. I don't like it when celiac disease is portrayed as such a negative diagnosis. I'm fond of telling all who find out we have this disease in our family that it's an autoimmune disease and then list all of the top know auto immune diseases to make them see how FORTUNATE we are to have a kid with celiac disease. I'm not being a Pollyanna either here. I know it's tough initially. I know it's a shock to the dynamics of your daily life. We discovered our 3 year old had it, so I might as well have been the one with it. It was essentially my responsibility. I don't want to undermine the initial shock of the diagnosis--but I don't want to pretend that celiac disease is the big downer the article painted it as. It's simply NOT that bad. And once you find your favorite foods, get into a comfortable rhythm of living with it...it's fine.
Posted 29 June 2005 - 10:04 AM
All I can say is "RIGHT ON!!!"
I get so tired of all the negatism <_< I feel lucky that if I have to have an autoimmune disease that it's celiacs, one that we can easily (yes I said easily) manage. Iv'e been yelled at on this board before, for saying that it was easy, but I truly believe that it is. :) And why are they always talking about these so called "negative social implications"? I've never had anything negative happen socially. The disease is what you make it! You go!!!!
Posted 29 June 2005 - 10:38 AM
Posted 29 June 2005 - 12:57 PM
I know several of my friends read that magazine and will read about someone else who has celiac and about the dire need for strictness on the gluten-free diet. They will finally see that I am not a crazy woman making all this stuff up!
Diagnosed Celiac in Feb 2004
Posted 29 June 2005 - 04:36 PM
Posted 29 June 2005 - 05:09 PM
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