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#720887 Oatmeal-Reactions From Just Handling It?

Posted by on 04 August 2011 - 08:45 PM

My two gluten eaters have one kitchen counter that is theirs to use. If they have gluten (and really there is very little in the house) they leave the toaster or plate on their counter for me to clean up. I prefer that so that I know the space is clean - my way! :)
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#718488 Cooking For Non Celiac's

Posted by on 24 July 2011 - 05:23 PM

I agree with kitgordon! If I cook (and I am the cook) it's my way. Eat your gluten food in a restaurant or prepare it yourself using only the counter on the right side of the sink. I have to be able to walk into the kitchen and know that I will be safe. Period. They aren't sick, I am. That sounds sort of mean but we have enough stress and worry about CC without having it in your own home.
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#705304 Prilosec And Other Acid Inhibotors

Posted by on 03 June 2011 - 07:54 AM

I have been on 2 Prilosec a day for over a year & half. Knowing how bad they can be for you over the long haul I have tried to wean off but every time the acid has become so much worse, feels like pure acid pouring down my throat. Three weeks ago I started to take pure liquid Aloe, 2 oz two x's a day and have weaned down to just one Prilosec a day. So far.... feeling good and no acid! Almost afraid to cheer too loudly but it may be working and I would rather be doing something natural. Figured i would give it a month before starting to wean off of the 1 Prilosec a day. Maybe Aloe would help you. The health food store suggested it to me.
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#703404 Has Any Of The Older Member ?

Posted by on 28 May 2011 - 08:02 PM

I sure hope we live past 60. I am 60 now, diagnosed at 59 and health is returning slowly but steadily. I will admit that I was so darn sick that I was scared I wouldn't make it to 60 so I stayed up till 12:01 on my b'day just to be sure! :rolleyes: I now feel so good that I intend to pack on quite a few more years doing what I love - hiking, camping & kayaking! Life is good. :)
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#693912 I Can't Do This

Posted by on 21 April 2011 - 12:35 PM

It is hard to sit and watch others eat foods you love when you eat out. Eat first. If you are full it is much easier. Or take a container of gluten-free food with you. I briefly explain my gluten-free issue to the server & ask for an extra plate, scoop my food onto it and enjoy the evening. I never go out without taking something otherwise I feel like I am missing out.
It is very difficult at first. No one here will tell you different. I didn't believe it when i was told it gets easier in time but it does. One day I just realized that I was no longer stressing over food and that it had become a part of me.
When you focus on what you can't have (and we all have been there) instead of what you can have it's a no win situation. If they have pizza so do I, my own & I get the entire thing to myself. If they eat pasta so do I. I think it's easier at home if the entire household is gluten-free but that is also a personal opinion.
I look at it this way - I have always wanted to be special & different.... now I am!
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#689224 I Can't Do This

Posted by on 02 April 2011 - 08:47 PM

Does it now seem like too much to bear? Yes. Does it now feel like it is overwhelming? Yes. Do you now feel like you are missing the "good" stuff? yes. Is it worth it to continue eating as you are? no Will you feel better? yes. Does it get easier and easier with time? yes. Would I ever eat gluten again? Given what I know now - no way. I am now 60 and felt like I was cheated out of years of my life and I am making up for it now. I lost my mom to what we now know was Celiac. She suffered untold pain and illness for so many years and what I wouldn't give for her to have been diagnosed. Guess it comes down to what you, and your spouse, can live with. Read the posts and listen to what others have said. Celiac is real. No joke to it.
I wish you and your spouse all of the best.
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#685091 Glutened At Chili's?

Posted by on 19 March 2011 - 07:43 PM

That is really scary! Guess that drives home a point - we need to be clear that we are celiac and must avoid cross-contamination! Those on gluten-free as a fad sure don't have to worry about the CC !!
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#681002 One Year Today !

Posted by on 06 March 2011 - 09:34 PM

I did not believe those who told me that within a year I would be managing this disease with some sort of ease. It does get easier. It does get better. And month by month I feel better. There are times for sure when it is a few steps back but over all - gluten free is good!
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#679870 How Long Until Normalcy?

Posted by on 02 March 2011 - 08:10 PM

Only here are we able to freely talk about poop!
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#679575 Is My Doctor Overzealous In Diagnosing Me With Celiacs?

Posted by on 01 March 2011 - 08:44 PM

Give your doc a hug & embrace your gluten-free diet! Too many go for years suffering. Count yourself blessed! :)
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#676758 How Do You Do This?

Posted by on 19 February 2011 - 07:39 PM

Take a deep breath. Yes it is too much and no you can't learn it all ~ at least right away. I am 11 months into this and finally feeling like I have a handle on it. I started out in the beginning shopping with my Gluten Free Grocery Shopping Guide and a list of ingredient definitions. Shopping took forever. And cooking? I am 60 and have always hated to cook. One day I woke up and realized that cooking wasn't the odious chore it once was and that I had gone shopping and left my Shopping Guide in the car! Please give it time. Take time to grieve your loss because and food and the choices you now have to make are a loss - and know that one day it will all come to you. Honest.
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#676755 How Long Until Normalcy?

Posted by on 19 February 2011 - 07:26 PM

whew! This is embarrassing. I am a female who had so much gas that about 15 years ago my daughter yelled at me "mom. You are sick. No normal person farts that much. You need to see a doctor!" Little did we know then how true that statement was! Since going gluten-free I have had very little gas although C is a major issue now. Go figure.
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#676401 Vacation

Posted by on 18 February 2011 - 01:19 PM

Do you have a place to cook or warm foods? When we are there we always check out the local farmers mart as well for lots of organic fruit & veggies. Ask any local where one might be located.
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#670705 One Good Thing About Being The Only gluten-free In A House Of Gluten-Eaters....

Posted by on 25 January 2011 - 09:32 PM

If it says "mom" on it the family won't touch it.
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#658800 Ibs Added To The Mix

Posted by on 06 December 2010 - 08:23 PM

Don't know about your state (if you are going for state disability) but social security disability is usually turned down the first time or more. I worked in social services and will say that you have to keep appealing and fighting. I have seen it take a couple of years but if you are approved the payment is retroactive back to the day of your application. Just be careful to read everything. If you should miss a date for appeal or providing paperwork then you would have to start the application process all over again. Document everything! Keep copies of everything. Good luck!
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