tommchaleMember Since 25 Aug 2007
Offline Last Active Dec 12 2009 08:17 PM
After an 18 month adventure through the catacombs of the medical system, I was formally diagnosed with Celiac Disease. The bright side of that journey is that I know 3,712 nasty and horrible conditions that I do NOT have. This was about six years ago.
I learned the hard way that learning to live with Celiac is a never ending process - it took my wife and I about two years to learn what eating Gluten Free really meant. No, it's not about quitting bread and pasta. It's more like learning to evaluate every single thing that comes into contact with any other thing in the known universe that you may ultimately come in contact with. That includes really odd things like shampoo and lipstick (my wife's, not mine.)
Rejoice! Life is not over! Living Gluten Free is not all that bad once you get used to it. There are even a few benefits. For example, I find that I can eat more sweets (read: Hershey bars) without gaining weight, and you always have a convenient excuse not to feel obliged to eat Aunt Griselda's cooking.
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