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Jen13

Member Since 09 Jul 2010
Offline Last Active Jul 23 2010 07:05 PM
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In Topic: Anyone Around Albany Ny?

23 July 2010 - 07:09 PM

Rochester, NY not to far from Albany.. about 4 hours. My boyfriend is from Albany and we go up there alot. Dont hesitate to ask if you need anything!

In Topic: Only Celiac In My House

23 July 2010 - 06:49 PM

I know exactly how you feel. I am too the only celiac in my house... in my whole family of that matter (that I know of, but I havent met much of them). It gets very hard, lonely, and very frustrating when it comes to food. No one fully understands this unless they had to go through it. I have been gluten free for about 6 weeks now and it gets harder and harder. Its all in your head though, I just do my own thing and its helping me keep things together. But it is tough. My parents and brothers will just make whatever they want, sit down at the family, and talk about the food. I on the other hand... have to make my own separate stuff which sometimes does not turn out good, or I am always eating at different times than them. I have completely lost my appetite since a little while before I was diagnosed. So it's hard for me to sit down with everyone during meals. It gets so lonely. When your used to eating and always eating with people and all of a sudden everything changes from filling your cabinets and fridge with completely different foods that no one else eats, to not eating with anyone anymore.... it gets so depressing.
I have my own fridge, cabinet (for my own plates, containers, and cooking supplies), and my own pantry. I feel like I am living on my own which would probably be easier if I were then I wouldnt feel so bad about everything. I eat a lot with my boyfriend which helps because I really appreciate his support. He is doing his best to be understanding and he even made me a gluten free cabinet at his apartment. I do feel really bad though because it has been so challenging when we go out for food that there are a lot of places around here.. rochester ny that do not understand or have anything gluten free. I feel like I am holding him back especially when he just moved here to be with me. It does suck... and it makes me very depressed.
Anyway... enough of my blabbing. I hope what I said helps you to know that you are not alone. The way I look at life now being completely gluten free, dairy free, and nut free... it sucks not to do the things that I used to with the people that I used to do it with... but I am not sick or in pain anymore. not being sick for weeks on end.. thats worth it to me.
Keep your head up. try to find a support group around your area. thats what I did. Well best of luck to you! Take care.


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Jen

In Topic: Helpful Book?

10 July 2010 - 11:29 AM

thank you :)


Jen

In Topic: A New Reality

09 July 2010 - 03:31 PM

Hi, I just want to reply to what you wrote because I can definetly relate.
I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about a month ago. At first, it didn't really hit me as to how different my life would forever be. I am realizing now- that I cannot go out with my friends and enjoy a good beer(even though I hated it before because I became wayyy to bloated after a few sips and started getting sick. However, I am starting to find alternatives to what I can consume when I go out- if anything. Thanks to a lot of great websites out there that show me what alcohol I can have and what to stay away from. Not sure if you are aware of this or like the following, but you can have (or at least I have been safe with) Red Wine and vodka- Arnolds Palmer has NOT made me sick. Hope you can enjoy it:)
It has been around a month since my diagnoses and months of being trapt in my home because I was so sick, it is all starting to hit me. I do feel alone and I feel like life sucks in many ways. But I know that it will get easier to cope with and manage. I wish you the very best, and I hope you never experience the horrible sickness ever again. Good luck with everything.

Jen