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discodiver

Member Since 18 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Aug 29 2010 01:03 PM
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In Topic: Carmel Rice Cakes?

22 August 2010 - 04:42 PM

YEAH! I missed the "Gluten Free" statement. I'm so happy.

In Topic: Summer Ranting.....

20 August 2010 - 05:11 AM

I'm in the same boat. Last week I absolutely lost it with my wife...who has been great by the way. I've just recently been diagonsed with Celiac and am now 47 years old. THe past 3 years of my life has been a nightmare at best...wondering what in the world is wrong with me. Anxiety, dibiltating depression, anger, sever pain all over my body, insomnia...the typical gluten reations.

Anyway...my pain is so bad that in order to function properly I rely on prescription pain meds and have been on them for the past 3 years. Like I said...Im 47 and walk like I'm 97...it's really sad. Since going gluten free I've been able to reduce my pain meds a little but here is the tricky part. I work in an industry where I have to take random drug screens and if I turn up positive I lose my job. Do you have any idea what it is like knowing the pills that you rely on to get you through the day are also the ones that can cost you to lose your job and the way you provide for your family? Not to mention the fact that I'm affraid to eat anything.

This finally came to a flash point last week. I was mad at the world, mad at God, mad at me, mad at life. What did I do to deserve this affliction? I'm not a small guy and am not affraid of anything but this disease has brought me to my knees. As I think back on the past 30 years of my life I can see all the warning signs that I had this problem but medicine had no idea of what was going on. I can't begin to tell you how much money I've spent on doctors, hospitals, emergency rooms, surgeries and presciptions. My next door neighbor is a surgeon and he thinks I'm crazy and has NEVER heard of Celiacs disease.

Anyway..like you said..its difficult to watch people eat pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, pretzels while we sit back and eat twigs and berrys. I'm very happy to have found this site...missery does love company. I hope to get to know some of you over the next few days.