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#16 Gf Princess182

 
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 04:10 PM

I know exactly what exactly what you mean. Social events are definitely hard, and dating is nearly impossible without a disclaimer. My last serious girlfriend was one of my main motivators to go gluten free, she was very encouraging but still didn't take the time to know all the little details. ( I remember her once trying to use hand sanitizer after eating some bread) One thing I would suggest is find yourself a vegan! They understand all the concepts of celiac disease and many resturaunts that offer vegan food also offer gluten free (at least in my area). Glad to hear you are in an area where more options are available. I moved to Cleveland from an extremely small town in Arkansas and had to drive 45 minutes for anything gluten free so I can definitely relate. Here, I even have different stores to pick from and a few resturaunts that I feel comfortable going to.

Going back to social events, would you say your friends understand your disease and how it affects your ability to enjoy yourself in social situations? Sometimes I think mine get it, and other times it's like explaining the disease all over again.

Looks like between the two of us we are going to have the next great american novel... I wish we were getting paid by the word haha


I actually just moved back to Oklahoma like 2 weeks ago....sadly. I really don't like to socialize because it's so hard, but if I do I usually eat before attending. Usually before dating someone I tell them flat out and upfront about it, and if they even flinch I wont even consider dating them. When I first found out that I had it I was engaged, and once he found out he decided it "was too much trouble and not worth his time". Where I live there are absolutely no restaurants that are gluten free, not many stores carry the foods here, and theres no vegetarian places around here. I don't even think I've ever met a vegan in my entire life.
I would say that absolutely no one understands and everytime I go to a social event I feel completely out of place. I don't ever really enjoy myself. The nicest thing someone has done for me was at a birthday party, they knew I couldn't eat the cake so they bought me a bowl of fruit to eat instead. I usually eat before I leave the house to ensure I dont get cross contaminated or worse.

Lol maybe the novel will hit the bestsellers list and make millions. Then I would buy my own gluten free company and there would never be any problems again.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 04:24 PM

I actually just moved back to Oklahoma like 2 weeks ago....sadly. I really don't like to socialize because it's so hard, but if I do I usually eat before attending. Usually before dating someone I tell them flat out and upfront about it, and if they even flinch I wont even consider dating them. When I first found out that I had it I was engaged, and once he found out he decided it "was too much trouble and not worth his time". Where I live there are absolutely no restaurants that are gluten free, not many stores carry the foods here, and theres no vegetarian places around here. I don't even think I've ever met a vegan in my entire life.
I would say that absolutely no one understands and everytime I go to a social event I feel completely out of place. I don't ever really enjoy myself. The nicest thing someone has done for me was at a birthday party, they knew I couldn't eat the cake so they bought me a bowl of fruit to eat instead. I usually eat before I leave the house to ensure I dont get cross contaminated or worse.

Lol maybe the novel will hit the bestsellers list and make millions. Then I would buy my own gluten free company and there would never be any problems again.


wow sad story :(

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 04:35 PM

wow sad story :(

welcome to the #1 best celiac forum


Thanks for the welcome :)

No reason to be sad about it, I'm ten billion times healthier.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 04:41 PM

I actually just moved back to Oklahoma like 2 weeks ago....sadly. I really don't like to socialize because it's so hard, but if I do I usually eat before attending. Usually before dating someone I tell them flat out and upfront about it, and if they even flinch I wont even consider dating them. When I first found out that I had it I was engaged, and once he found out he decided it "was too much trouble and not worth his time". Where I live there are absolutely no restaurants that are gluten free, not many stores carry the foods here, and theres no vegetarian places around here. I don't even think I've ever met a vegan in my entire life.
I would say that absolutely no one understands and everytime I go to a social event I feel completely out of place. I don't ever really enjoy myself. The nicest thing someone has done for me was at a birthday party, they knew I couldn't eat the cake so they bought me a bowl of fruit to eat instead. I usually eat before I leave the house to ensure I dont get cross contaminated or worse.

Lol maybe the novel will hit the bestsellers list and make millions. Then I would buy my own gluten free company and there would never be any problems again.

I feel ya, I don't attend 90% of the social events in my circle. This has caused a lot of problems for me, as far as keeping friends/social obligation. I am sorry to hear about your ex-fiance, I can relate as I was engaged too and she left me for pretty much the same reason. She knew about it going in but I think that as she thought about the fact that this would be her life, and not just mine. That she wouldn't be able to have the same kinds of experiences as others without the concern of gluten I think that it was too much for her. I am still pretty bitter about it, I feel like I was tricked somehow.

If you get that book deal, don't forget the little people!
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:11 PM

I feel ya, I don't attend 90% of the social events in my circle. This has caused a lot of problems for me, as far as keeping friends/social obligation. I am sorry to hear about your ex-fiance, I can relate as I was engaged too and she left me for pretty much the same reason. She knew about it going in but I think that as she thought about the fact that this would be her life, and not just mine. That she wouldn't be able to have the same kinds of experiences as others without the concern of gluten I think that it was too much for her. I am still pretty bitter about it, I feel like I was tricked somehow.

If you get that book deal, don't forget the little people!


Yeah, it sucks knowing that someone could do such a thing. Just gotta stay positive and eventually there will be someone who understands and someone who doesnt run. I've pretty much forgiven the guy, it doesnt pay to hold a grudge.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:52 PM

Loved reading the stories.

I woke up to a phone call from the doctor saying "Do you want the good news or the bad news first?" The good news was my thyroid and other blood tests were good but the results came back positive for celiac. It was the strangest experience. At first I just wanted to break down but then I realized 1) I don't have to rely on medication 2) my symptoms will finally go away 3) the cure is as simple as changing my diet.

I usually eat before social functions or bring something with me. And you know I'm usually pleasantly surprised that they made something gluten free for me. I really hope you guys don't limit yourself socially because of food. It should never get in the way of living life.

Funny story, one time I tried to dodge a date when a guy asked me to dinner. I was like, well it would be hard because I eat gluten free. I thought he'd be clueless and shy away. He goes, OH well I can take you to -named a couple places-." I was like, err....
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:18 PM

Loved reading the stories.

I woke up to a phone call from the doctor saying "Do you want the good news or the bad news first?" The good news was my thyroid and other blood tests were good but the results came back positive for celiac. It was the strangest experience. At first I just wanted to break down but then I realized 1) I don't have to rely on medication 2) my symptoms will finally go away 3) the cure is as simple as changing my diet.

I usually eat before social functions or bring something with me. And you know I'm usually pleasantly surprised that they made something gluten free for me. I really hope you guys don't limit yourself socially because of food. It should never get in the way of living life.

Funny story, one time I tried to dodge a date when a guy asked me to dinner. I was like, well it would be hard because I eat gluten free. I thought he'd be clueless and shy away. He goes, OH well I can take you to -named a couple places-." I was like, err....



What a GREAT attitude you have pianoland! You will be just fine on the diet. And welcome to your first day of recovery. Welcome here! :D
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:07 AM

Oh that was almost a year ago now! Just was sharing my initial reaction. :)
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