Typical Vent...and Thankful For This Site
Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:29 AM
I have another fancy dinner engagement Saturday, that I pretty much want to not go because the place seems so unsafe to eat at, I checked their menu and called them.. Its several hours long, with food, appetizers, drinks...etc. Well I can't drink and not eat! So I am planning to eat before hand, I don't want to bring in my own food because its a pretty formal dinner...now its just making me not want to go. Our good friends are going anymore either, so that makes it a less social event. Just Blah!
But...I am so thankful for this site, at least what I can't find online about food, usually there is some post somewhere on this site about eating out at a particular restaurante...etc! I am thankful I can be informed before I make any food choices!
Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:48 AM
ON the fancy dinner, here's what I would do - Eat first but take some little treats - like candy, nuts, cheese sticks etc. Go out like you are going to the restroom to eat them if you can't eat them at the table. Who knows who you may be sitting with, they may be OK with eating a snack. Now a cute little cocktail purse won't hold much. This is why husbands/male dates have large pockets in thier jackets.
Just thought...I'm assuming your a she, if you are a he, just skip the cocktail purse part and use your pockets. Or have a cocktail purse if that would work with your outfit! Or if your a she & your date is a she, one of you will have to have a bigger purse. If your date is a female kangaroo, you are in luck on pocket space!
"Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:05 AM
I still ate very lightly at the event and made sure I had eaten before I went. No one commented about how I pushed my food around more than I ate it as everyone was too busy socializing.
Good luck and I hope you are able to find something that works for you and you enjoy the events.
"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)
celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007
Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15
Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom
Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007
Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)
Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:50 AM
I will say, though, now that I am gluten-free and a vegetarian, I have gotten a "bring our own food" on cater in days. I get that they cannot accomondate both of those things. Sigh!
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