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My diagnosis is pretty new (although I posted here years ago because I already suspected) and this is cracking me up! First because I actually commented to my mom after dinner, "sigh, it feels so nice to have normal poops"

My additions to this thread are:

You have a toaster with a post-it note that says, "Mom's toaster"

You yank a package of lunch mean out of your mother's hand because she's just handled regular bread and she's about ready to stick her paws all over YOUR turkey.

You work in an elementary school and actually use the mens room that no one EVER uses as your personal hidie hole (I'm a woman).

You're reading this thread while drinking a Bard's beer and trying to convince yourself that it's almost as good as your beloved Blue Moon and wondering if your brewmaster friend could try making a gluten free beer with a little blueberry and pumpkin, just for you.

You read this entire thread and realize that you've found "your people"

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You read this entire thread and realize that you've found "your people"

OH YEAH !!!! :D

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OMG...It's ALL TRUE!!! BUT ITS SOOOO FUNNY AT THE SAME TIME>>>BUT Its NOT!!!! :blink::lol::blink::lol: I don't know whether to laugh or cry!!! this stuff is GREAT...YOUR GUENUSES!!! :D:D:D HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!!!!!!!!!Sniff!!! :blink::lol:

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YMBCI...

Your listing something for sale on an auction site and after it is listed you discover instead of saying the item is made with glue you use the word 'gluten' instead. :blink:

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YMBCI...

Your listing something for sale on an auction site and after it is listed you discover instead of saying the item is made with glue you use the word 'gluten' instead. :blink:

:lol:

Stoopid fingers!

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YMBCI....

You can have multiple pages on a thread about pancakes falling apart! And people understand!

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YMBAC if you laughed so hard you cried when your best friend sent you these...

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... you are watching TV and realize that every time someone eats something with gluten in it, you are mouthing the name of the item under your breath.

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You get pissed when your brother looks in the full fridge and freezer and overstocked pantry and says, "hhhh, nothing to eat." :lol:

You get irritated when people act like you are rude for not sharing your expensive, homemade, organic, took-too-d^m-long-to-cook food at work.

You pull your shirt up and flash your pregnancy-sized belly when people say I can't eat beans it makes me bloat.

You spend more time reading food labels, studying ingredients, and researching cross-contamination for every product they sell at Walmart (i.e. everything there is) than the FDA does. :blink:

You happen to mention the word "McDonalds" and the response is, please don't tell me what is in the food. I like it too much and I don't want to know.

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you forget your reading glasses and have to buy a pair at Target before you can buy the groceries!

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you forget your reading glasses and have to buy a pair at Target before you can buy the groceries!

Oh Yeah! :rolleyes:

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you forget your reading glasses and have to buy a pair at Target before you can buy the groceries!

.......or end up carry a pocket-sized magnifying glass with you.

(what are we 90?) geesh

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