And yeah--like the guy laid there through an EKG or a Echo and never thought to say anything? How uncomfortable it must have been to drive/ride to the hospital in the phirst place. So many questions.....
You know what freaks me out about this story? Is that the guy was at the doctors office for some OTHER procedure and almost FORGOT to mention the BOTTLE IN HIS ANUS. I'm sorry, but that seems like a higher priority to me than say, an EEG, or getting a mole removed?
OK, so I have a more than full time job, a three hour commute, I'm taking an upper level math class (and will be taking more) and I actively dislike my boss. I work out 2 hours a day, 5 days a week, and about an hour on the other two. All of my housework gets done on the weekend, including making all my food for the week, since I don't have time to cook.
At the beginning of the quarter I do reasonably well, but at this point I spend my weekends huddled in a ball under a blankie eating glutino pretzels and turtle mountain ice cream with extra cookies crumbled in it.
It occurs to me that there must be better ways of dealing with stress, so I'm looking for suggestions. I'm open to anything....
Um, all I get is that that commute is killin ya. Any way to telecommute?
I would tend to believe a published medical article or information from Celiac researchers and doctors over someone on a forum who says they reacted. You are comparing apples to oranges here. Back in the day when they thought hand washing had no value was when medicine was, as we know it today, did not exist. It is much easier to determine whether a product is safe today, with all the information we do have from extremely reputable sources than it was many many years ago, when people knew diddly-squat.
I think most people are probably reacting to the latex. Latex has a high rate of allergy associated with it. Just because someone reacts to something in no way means it was gluten involved.
I think maybe the handwashing allegory was a good way to point out that humans have a tendency to become immovable in their assumptions of correctness. We 'know' something is a certain way, and we refuse to accept even the possibly that it may not be that way. I try not to go down that road.
I would also like to point out that sex is a messy business, and a condom is frequently used in oral sex as well, so the question is most certainly valid. Sometimes people go for more than one round! Then there's all the flavored lubes and condoms out there. I have searched the site for Trojan and found nothing where I could contact the company, but I'll do some more research on different brands over the next few days and try to get back to everyone.
Posted by JNBunnie1
on 16 February 2010 - 06:07 PM
I've been gluten-free now for 4 months. I was just diagnosed with Celiac a week ago. No testing, just the basis of my health issues improving with gluten-free diet. I've been struggling with health issues since 1996.
My problem is family members. Some of them rather loud and rude. The word hypochondriac is frequently thrown in my general direction when speaking about the food I have to eat now. Or the food I can not eat. Even after informing them about Celiac Disease, and before that generalized gluten intolerance, I can not make them understand that Celiac is no laughing matter. I have had comments ranging from "wow, you're really taking this too seriously..." to "if it's not an actual allergy, it's not real".
How can you get family to take the disease as seriously as it should be taken, and how can you teach them that it's not something to snicker at? Any ideas or advice is appreciated! Thanks, in advance!
It's been my experience that the people who behave disrespectfully about something as simple as food are generally completely disrespectful, period. I think of it as an American epidemic.
My only advice would be to simply ignore the naysayers and change the topic whenever possible. In a few months when you look totally great and feel totally great, and people say 'Wow! You look great!' and they're still giving you a hard time, tell them it's all about the gluten! It's sometimes hard to accept, but it doesn't really matter what those people think. You're better, and good for you.
And what's even more mind-boggling is the people who think it's really not that serious.
"Oh, just a little bit can't hurt."
That's my favorite, because it so clearly shows the ignorance and typically unfeeling nature of people. That's why I love my boyfriend. He's so careful with me. We have to be super-uptight, and only eat at restaurants that offer actualy gluten free products, like roll sor something. The ones that just have a lame menu with meat on it aren't ok usually, but PF Chang's and Outback have been pretty reliable.
I figured out I can't have peanuts, and my bathroom-rightnow-moveit-ohcrapdidn't....makeit.... 'events' went away, THANK GOD. That was the only effect they had on me though, no mental or breathing issues, so it took me forever to figure out it was peanuts. Not even legumes. You know, that was harder than giving up gluten? How silly is that? But you know why? Peanut butter cup ice cream. Only reason. I can make anything gluten free, try finding peanut free peanut butter cup ice cream. What a silly thing to miss so much.
There is so much variation from human to human it is hard to generalize.
I'm not sure what "... I definitely have Celiac and I always tested negative..." means considering that celiac overlaps other diseases/conidtions in symptoms, etc. A true wheat allergy could symtomatically be exactly like classic celiac symtoms, test negative on all standard celiac tests and still allow someone to consume gluten in the form of barley or rye.
Just to be clear, I really don't care how someone chooses to describe their "condition". I am concerned that someone might try to extrapolate one person's experience into a general statement about celiac and beer.
It means I get the rash (among a host of other issues) when I get glutened. I thought that was pretty definitive, being that Dermatitis Herpetiformis is always a positive diagnosis for Celiac. And yes, my blood test and biopsies were all negative. Honestly, the only medical indication of Celiac I had was an abysmally low cholesterol level. I basically told the doctors to bite me and tried it anyway, and Oh look! I'm all better.
And I kinda have to agree with pjmaxx on one point: What response, exactly, were you expecting? The people on this forum are rabidly protective of new people, and the statement that "Some people with Celiac can drink lite beer", which is exactly what you said, is guaranteed to cause a stir. Honestly, I think some of the posters were right in that this is the only resource for a lot of people who are new and clueless and it is unfair to mislead them in any way.
What I do is buy some really good juice, you know, like Naked or Bolthouse Farms, and I can't have any unless I take my vitamins with it. So I only get enough to take my vitamins every day. It will help with indigestion, hopefully, and it will provide incentive to take the vitamins. And they even make month-long pill containers, you could always buy one of those.
Or, since you seem able to remember them at night even though you can't take them then, you could go every night and put them IN your coffee cup in front of the coffeemaker, that oughta help you remember in the morning. Even put them in a little plastic baggie the night before, in your coffee cup, to take them to work with you. I'll bet you'll only waste one or two servings by forgetting and pouring your coffee, and it will definitely taste funny and remind you if you forget!
Oh, and the heartburn could still be dietary, I usually hear people recommending to cut out starchy/sugary foods for a while
and also caffeine? Or at least coffee, because it's so acidic and oily. Never had it, just an idea.
Ok, this may sound like bragging and maybe I am, but I feel great.
It's been a month now that I've been 99% gluten-free, except for the late evening cookies and the accidental glutening on the cruise ship.
I feel really good. -I'm no longer bloated and going to the bathroom 8 times per day. -I can go on a nice long 6 mile run and not worry about it. -I have a ton of energy, especially for almost being 47 -I'm in a much better mood...the difference between night and day. I basically feel quite happy to be alive, which is..you know...better than I've felt in about 6 years. -My chronic heartburn has lessened substantially, I still get it, but it's not killing me anymore.
Think of it this way Jerry. There are more nerve endings in your gut than there are in your brain. Your gut is responsible for creating more then half of the hormones that keep you functioning every day. And NOW your gut is no longer being attacked on a daily basis, it's healing. OF COURSE you feel better! Yay for you!!!
You know what? I feel better than I ever did before too!