Posted 04 February 2011 - 02:13 PM
So now the caterer is going to make me a gluten- and dairy-free meal. Supposedly. I have no idea how much to trust this person with whom I've never spoken, knowing that I'm going through at least two intermediaries.
My symptoms usually start about 30 minutes after eating, so I could potentially eat a couple bites of my food and then wait and see if I feel abnormally full or get stomach pains. If I only eat a couple bites I'll have some symptoms for a week but not much pain. If I eat the full plate and it's contaminated with only a shared pan, I'll get stomach pain but symptoms for only a couple hours. If I eat the full plate and it's badly contaminated, I will be MISERABLE for some hours that night and then have continued symptoms for a week, maybe longer.
So here I stand with a dilemma! I guess it's only a dilemma because I feel bad for the chef having gone out of his way (maybe) to make my food and I hate to waste food. But I also hate to get sick.
I think right now I'm leaning toward being happier to stay safe and not sick and not in pain and not having symptoms. Please share your wisdom!
Posted 04 February 2011 - 02:55 PM
misdiagnosed for 25 years!
just as i was getting my affairs in order to die of malnutrition...
gluten free 7/2010
blood test negative
celiac confirmed by endoscopy 9/2010
only YOU can prevent forest fires - smokey t. bear
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 03:05 PM
Posted 06 February 2011 - 04:36 AM
The plate they gave me was a piece of chicken. Then they told me to get in line to get vegetables. That was it. It was a buffet line, so NO THANK YOU. I got my husband some extra food and just ate the food I'd brought from home. I was so glad I'd brought a full meal of my own food!
The coordinator of the event actually paged me overhead to find out how my meal had been and when she heard what the caterers had done, she actually went back and talked to them. They offered to make me a salad, but I was done with trusting the caterers and I'd already eaten anyway.
The DJ also was terrible. I requested a slow song so I could dance with my husband and we waited for 45 minutes, but he played NO SLOW SONGS. The night was a pretty solid failure.
I did get everyone going on the electric slide, though. I was the first on the dance floor. So there's one point in the positive column!
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