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brizzo

Member Since 08 Sep 2006
Offline Last Active Sep 19 2011 05:16 AM
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Topics I've Started

Flare Ups

13 July 2008 - 10:31 PM

Hey all, just wanted to get a poll on all my DH'ers out there. How long, after an accidental gluten ingestion, does it take for your DH to start flaring up?

Taking Communion At New Church And Dh

07 July 2008 - 09:01 PM

Hey guys, I have been DH sufferer and gluten-free for almost three years. I just wanted to talk about this experience for anybody that may have had the same concerns as me regarding taking communion/sacrament/or whatever your particular church might call it.

Long story short. I have been a protestant christian my whole life. I started passing along, or skipping out on, the bread portion of the communion tray as soon as I went gluten-free. That was the first issue.

Fast forward to 1 month ago: After a life long of soul searching, I joined a Lutheran church. Communion is a whole new ball game here. Anyone who is Catholic/Lutheran/Episcopalian/and maybe some others that I have left out, know that the service is absolutely centered around communion/sacrament/or whatever your denomination might call it. We believe that grace is implemented through this meal. You don't simply "pass the plate", or say "I can't eat wheat."

(Just a side note... this is a topic about wheat, not theology. So whatever religion you might/might not be. I love you all ! Please don't take offense. =)

So, after becoming a member of my new church, I thought the typical thoughts... Will my DH go crazy? If I can't eat this, am I going to miss out on grace? Does this mean that I am not part of God's family? I know, really stupid thoughts... but my silly self thought this... take it or leave it.

Fast forward to today, I have been doing the whole communion 100% without ANY ill effects. Is it that I am eating such a small amount of wheat in my diet, that I don't break out? Is it a blessing from numero uno? I don't know... But it is what it is. I pray that it continues to stay this way, and ask that you guys say a quick prayer for me too, if you feel so inclined! If you need prayer, I am all ears! Send me a note!

I know that this probably seems "silly" to some of you, and maybe some of you have had some similar issues. I write this to hopefully encourage others that there is possibility of hope! If you have had similar stories, please comment. I would love to hear. You guys are great, and hang in there!!!!!!!

Brizzo