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Shell156

Member Since 01 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 17 2014 07:49 PM
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Are You Amazing At Explaining Cross-Contamination? Help Me Be Lovely And Thoughtful?

03 September 2014 - 06:07 PM

Hi there everyone, 

 

I don't think I've posted on this section of the board before. My boyfriend invited me to go away on a Christmas Vacation with his family! I'm so, so looking forward to it but I'm a little nervous because I've only met them a few times (they live 4 hours away). They seem really great though, so it should be fun!

 

Here is my problem: I really, really don't want to get sick because my problems are pain and neurological… I get depressed, snappy, teary and kind of feel crazy. Once I heal this all goes away 100%. Not an awesome (almost first) impression. I also desperately don't want to inconvenience his family in any way or make them feel uncomfortable at all.

 

I don't see though, how I can have both. I wish it weren't so but I'm extraordinarily sensitive. I would probably have to have my own food prep area and I wouldn't be able to sit at the table with them if the meal is very gluten-heavy. I got very, very sick the first time I visited them, likely because I wasn't vocal enough about how sensitive I really am. I'm scared they will feel weird if I'm not eating with them but I want them to be able to eat whatever they want!

 

I tried explaining to his mom on my second visit that I wanted to find a way to not inconvience the family or make them feel uncomfortable. I was trying to say I could eat separately and maybe a few days my boyfriend and I could cook dinner for everyone and we could all eat together!

 

I think (hope) she misinterpreted me somewhat because she seemed tense and upset and (I forget the exact words) thought I was trying to make the whole family go gluten free :-(

 

I tried to explain I wasn't saying that at all…  I really want everyone to have whatever food they want and enjoy. I tried to explain that, but I'm not sure she believed me. Hopefully that doesn't cause problems...

 

Any advice? What can/should I say that will be really clear and not make anyone feel bad?


Safe Wines For Super- Sensitive People?

24 March 2014 - 04:34 PM

Hi everyone,

 

I know the wine topic has been done before, and I may have missed it, but I can't find it in the super sensitive forum...

 

I have reacted to wines without question. I have reacted really badly to distilled grain alcohol as well.

 

Just wondering, what wines have you drank (if you are super-sensitive) without problems? I have had all Yellowtail wines without problems but I've tried a few others that "said" they were gluten free but sometimes I have a typical gluten reaction. 

 

Just wondering because I'd love to expand my repertoire without the pain of trial and error!