Not all Whole Foods are created equally. My Whole Foods generally doesn't carry the great stuff y'all talk about. Somehow, it is thought that we Southerners don't really deserve the good stuff. (That was snarky. Sorry, but the stores I have been to up north have SOOOOO much more gluten free than mine does.)
not snarky - TRUE! when i go up to my sister's in nj, i stock up!!! tennessee doesn't have half of what i can find up there...........
if you have positive blood test, i would think you have celiac. false negatives are common, false positives are not. damage to your villi would certainly confirm this. what is your dr thinking...... what does that even mean 'characterize it on the scale' does she mean marsh level ? (i'm sorry, i don't know what ILe's are) i wonder why she wouldn't think you have celiac. sorry, maybe go see a different doctor? this stuff is hard enough to get a diagnosis
good for you, sweetie. i know, it's sad, but the right one will take proper care of you. i say PROPER because this lifestyle is (sorry) Detail Oriented. if anything ever was, this is. honestly, when i read this thread, i want to say to your ex-fellow: i'm so sorry that my DISEASE is an INCONVENIENCE to you. that's my standard statement to self centered losers. why on earth would anyone want you to be constantly sick??
my husband is on 'alert' at all times, for example, my sister-in-law puts her hand in the ice bin after she eats a (gluten) sandwich to get some ice cubes for her drink. i come back into the kitchen and go to get ice and he makes the cut-throat sign at me. so, even when other people aren't paying attention, i have an extra set of eyes keeping me safe. no ice, LOLZ, but also not sick for 2 weeks. he also speaks up for me when i'm so damb sick of explaining my disease, he does the talking when i answer "i have an auto immune disease called celiac that doesn't allow me to eat gluten BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH................"
the guy has watched me be sick for 20 years (all the restaurant trips we literally just sat down at the table and i ate one bite of bread and ended up deathly sick in the rest room to the point that he had to send a waitress in to see if i was ok) he would do anything to make sure i don't get sick.
and, lololz, i often wonder if i ever had to date again, if i would lean toward dating somebody who had to be as careful as i have to with my diet. haha, husband's first cousin was just diagnosed with gluten intolerance (and i suspect celiac because of all the rotten symptoms that have cleared up for her), so, i'm thinking maybe natural selection has done it's job and the gluten free diet is also good for my sweet darling mysterious wayssssssssssssss
you'll be fine. you'll be better than fine!! you'll be fabulous, dahling