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Member Since 08 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active Nov 24 2010 06:13 PM

#655398 Christmas Dinner Woes

Posted by on 22 November 2010 - 07:07 AM

My extended family still don't get this gluten-free diet. The latest is that I have been told not to come to Christmas dinner as I have 'that funny diet'. It is really annoying and I feel hurt. My sister in law is one of those who pretends to be gluten-free sometimes but eats regular food as well. So are my cousins. So they think I am being OTT silly about the whole idea. I have been gluten-free for 4 years now and they have made no attempt to learn about it. There was a birthday party last month I was not invited to either. Husband is supportive - he sees how sick I get with a cc reaction. We will have a quiet Christmas and gluten-free meals ourselves. But I still feel hurt... :(

Wow hope you aren't offended but it seems like you have some real (JERKS) in your family.
I can see asking to bring something that you can eat because they can't be sure of gluten in foods but to ask you not to come how terrible.
my sister in-law has tweaked Thanksgiving dinner for me
she isn't going to stuff the bird and she will use organic gluten-free broth as well to insure I can enjoy a meal
she will leave the flour out of the topping on sweet potato casserole so I can have it.
I am very sorry you have to put up with such ignorance how UNKIND!!! :(
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#655396 Been Away From Forum For A While

Posted by on 22 November 2010 - 06:51 AM

You have been diagnosed with Celiac so you aren't supposed to eat any gluten. Eating it causes destruction of your intestines. You need your intestines to digest your food. You will continue having digestive problems as long as you keep eating gluten containing things. A little Chow Mein is still eating gluten as most of those noodles are made from wheat and the sauces have soy sauce with wheat. We cannot eat a little or some every few months.

You can get or make gluten-free foods that can be quite yummy.

oops I hit the red minus button (vote quote down) I thought I could just delted some of the thread so I wouldn't have to scroll down so far :unsure:
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