Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Irishheart, Come Home!
0

8 posts in this topic

IrishHeart, I haven't seen you here for a few days now. I'm a bit worried. Are you OK? I miss you!

You have done so much for me and I need to thank you again. Everyone here has been so helpful, but you are the one who has given me the most unjudgemental comfort and understanding. To me, you are the "face" of celiac.com. I have found it easier to talk to you than anyone else, either online or in real life. It's not so much that I feel like I know you better - it's that I feel you know ME better than anyone.

With all of the ups and downs I have had for the past year, there were times I got so depressed I felt like giving up. Somehow you were always able to find the exact words I needed to hear. You gave me hope when I had none. You gave me great advice. When I would make a mistake you would correct me so gently. I felt like a fool when I found out my vitamins had gluten in them, and if it weren't for you I would still be glutening myself today.

I love ALL of the wonderful people here, and I have gotten great help and support from all of you. But IrishHeart is so special to me that on a few occasions when I was home at night and feeling sick, knowing I could talk to IrishHeart right here in the morning made it easier to get through the night.

So please, let us know if you're alright. I owe you so much and I want you to know that if there is anything I can do for you, I am here. I hope you're just on vacation and having the time of your life. Let us know. :)

5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

So please, let us know if you're alright.

She posted here just this morning--

(scroll up one--sorry, computer acting up)

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, Jersey! No wonder I didn't see it - it was in the cooking forum, and as everybody knows by now, I am the world's worst cook! :lol:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha, then you understand my less than stellar computer skills.... add that to a temperamental laptop and it makes for some pretty hard to read posts.

Glad you were able to decipher it:)

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Irish Heart has been a blessing and support to me as well so I was SOOOOOOO happy to see her posting! Welcome home, IH! :D

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




IrishHeart is like the heartbeat of the forum. Who knows how many lives she has saved?

She's like a beacon of hope to all who enter here.

She's stern when someone is being pig headed, she's suportive when someone feels weak, she has a great sense of humor, and is so giving of her time and knowledge. She has a lot of hard earned knowledge! She has come from the brink of death..and her struggles continue, but she's always so giving to others.

Bartful said it best..she lets others know that she knows them, and that's so comforting. :D

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IrishHeart is like the heartbeat of the forum. Who knows how many lives she has saved?

She's like a beacon of hope to all who enter here.

She's stern when someone is being pig headed, she's suportive when someone feels weak, she has a great sense of humor, and is so giving of her time and knowledge. She has a lot of hard earned knowledge! She has come from the brink of death..and her struggles continue, but she's always so giving to others.

Bartful said it best..she lets others know that she knows them, and that's so comforting. :D

I couldn't have said it better myself!

What they all said!

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I :wub: Irish too!

She also occasionally needs a break, though, right guys?

I'm sure her hubby is appreciating the time she's spending off the forum :wink: !

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,376
    • Total Posts
      920,581
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Consider using our forum private message feature to protect privacy....just in case you all did not know 😉 !
    • Hi Beachgrl, It won't hurt anything to go gluten-free now, except the possibility of getting a diagnosis of celiac disease.  When i went gluten-free, it seemed like the initial changes were spread over about 6 weeks.  I had gut spasms for that time.  And other changes, all for the better.  Initial recovery from celiac damage can take up to 18 months, so it can be a slow thing.  Some people get better much faster of course, because we are all individuals and not identical. Going gluten-free for celiac disease is a lifetime commitment though, and some people have a hard time doing that without a diagnosis.  Even minor amounts of gluten can cause us to react, so it is best to eat a very simple diet of whole foods at first.  Avoid dairy and processed foods.  I hope it works out for you.  I know some people with Crohns disease eat gluten-free and find it helps them.  Gluten is a tough thing to digest for all people, but most don't have an immune reaction to it like celiacs do.  
    • Honestly, I would not trust the school to provide a gluten-free meal except for fruit, salads, veggies, etc. I sub in a school cafeteria and I swear everything is breaded or on bread. Utensils are shared. They're very clean but unless you have a very knowledgeable person in there, I just wouldn't chance it. I found a slim Jim type snack that says gluten-free on it. If you want to give me your email or FB account, I can send you some very valuable info on 504's though. They carry the student right through college. I kept a copy of what a friend wrote about her daughter being in a sorority and just how the 504 helped immensely. But, I would definitely get one and still be prepared to pack a lunch. All our meals are delivered frozen and we just hear them up. If your school actually fixes food, that's different. 
    • Oh, I would suggest providing gluten-free goodies (e.g. Candy) or even a frozen cupcake (kept in the teacher's freezer) in the event of a party.  My daughter's classmate is severely allergic to peanuts.  Her mom did that and Abby was never left out!  😊
    • Hi Nobody, Welcome to the forum!  I noticed you said you have been avoiding wheat products.  That's good, but are you avoiding rye and barley also?  Wheat, rye, and barley are the 3 grains that cause reactions in celiac patients.  About 10% also react to oats. If you haven't had the full celiac antibodies test panel, it might be worthwhile getting that done now.  The ttg is just a basic test and is generally followed up by an endoscopy or the full celiac panel. I wouldn't worry a lot about getting cancer.  That doesn't happen often. It is possible some of the other grains you might be eating are contaminated.  A group did a test on several off the shelf products a few years ago that would not normally be thought of as having gluten and found some actually did have low levels of gluten.  Things like corn meal for example.    
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,453
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Chelsealarita
    Joined