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#31 IrishHeart

 
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:47 AM

For some people, at certain stages in their healing, loved ones going completely gluten-free may just be the best support they could ask for. Also, many people here ask friends and family to take (what would seem to an outsider) crazy precautions. You could see the whole 'frozen food boxes' thing as paranoia, or the request of someone who is trying to figure out what's making them sick and is trying to cover all bases.


Jess is right. I think none of us would disagree that we always hope ( and some of even demand it) that the GEs in our lives will take precautions around us.

I hope we have given the OP an answer that she and her family can work with. Maybe now, her celiac family will see that a frozen packaged item wrapped in a plastic bag in the trunk of her car will not be any more of a cross contamination issue than any other packaged items touching their packaged items on the grocery store shelves.

(with the exception of those leaky Gold Medal flour bags....now, those things make me shudder :ph34r: )
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#32 squirmingitch

 
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:30 AM

As my grocery store is not exactly immaculate in the cleanliness dept. & I almost always see a layer or dust & who knows what on top of the canned goods; I make it a habit to rinse off the lids before opening anything. Besides the obvious, it's just good hygiene.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 08:51 AM

As my grocery store is not exactly immaculate in the cleanliness dept. & I almost always see a layer or dust & who knows what on top of the canned goods; I make it a habit to rinse off the lids before opening anything. Besides the obvious, it's just good hygiene.


I wash everything I can and I am quite paranoid about gluten (I am allergic and gluten in the air and on the surfaces seems to bother me more than traces of gluten in my food), but I honestly wouldn't worry about packaged food in the car, especially when I'm not in the car at the same time. There is so much low-level contamination everywhere - door handles, chairs, packaged gluten-free food, that a box of packages gluten food just won't make any difference.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 11:12 AM

This seems to be a pretty complicated topic... I think any situation where you have to balance feelings and fact can be difficult. Plus the problem is one that makes it hard to know exactly where the line is. So just keep it simple and remember your final goal... The health and happiness of you and your loved ones. If you can all keep that in mind and keep the communication open then I am sure that you will be able to find the balance you are all looking for.

Good luck OP! :)
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:30 PM

Great, now I'm going to have nightmares about an onslaught of chicken nuggets...


lol Stephanie, that's even better, I was just thinking about people being hit on the head.

Welcome Nick and sorry :)
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:38 PM

Welcome Nick and sorry :)

Haha, thank you and no sorry necessary. It's good to have a little fear now and then. B)
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:56 PM

Haha, thank you and no sorry necessary. It's good to have a little fear now and then. B)



methinks Nick "gets our humor" and will fit right in here. :)
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"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

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#38 squirmingitch

 
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:44 PM

methinks Nick "gets our humor" and will fit right in here. :)


Methinks me agrees.Posted Image
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:56 PM

methinks Nick "gets our humor" and will fit right in here. :)



Methinks me agrees.Posted Image

Methinks you ladies are making me blush.

You ARE ladies right? :unsure:
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:56 PM

Methinks me agrees.Posted Image



well, of course you would, darlin!!

You have a big heart, a sense of humor and a spirit that soars above all adversity.
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:03 PM

This seems to be a pretty complicated topic... I think any situation where you have to balance feelings and fact can be difficult. Plus the problem is one that makes it hard to know exactly where the line is. So just keep it simple and remember your final goal... The health and happiness of you and your loved ones. If you can all keep that in mind and keep the communication open then I am sure that you will be able to find the balance you are all looking for.

Good luck OP! :)

Good advise offered to the OP, Nick. I think we have totally covered all the bases.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:13 PM

Methinks you ladies are making me blush.

You ARE ladies right? :unsure:


We ARE ladies Nick! Posted Image
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Hubs self diagnosed dh March 30, 2012
Hubs gluten free March 30, 2012

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:24 PM

Methinks you ladies are making me blush.

You ARE ladies right? :unsure:



I am a woman, yes. "Lady"--um, doubtful. ;) I would not mess with me. :)
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:48 PM

I am a woman, yes. "Lady"--um, doubtful. ;) I would not mess with me. :)

haha Growing up I lived with or next door to my mom, my aunt, my grandmother, three female cousins and my grandfather...I learned young not to underestimate a woman, as I'm sure my grandfather must have to have survived.

I can still recall the horrors of forgetting to put down the toilet seat... :ph34r:
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:56 PM

I can still recall the horrors of forgetting to put down the toilet seat... :ph34r:


:lol:


Good.
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif





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