We just happened to go there. I had no idea they had a gluten-free menu until my step-daughter pointed out the gluten-free bun option. I was so glad she saw it. The waitress said the fries are gluten-free too, and they cook everything separately with gloves. My stomach was fine after the meal. So nice!
I wonder if there is any chance of people becoming celiac by using our blood? We would have the trained antibodies to gluten in our blood, and it seems like it would not be impossible for those to influence a persons own antibodies in the celiac direction. Just curious if anyone has heard or read anything about this. Could we spread celiac through blood?
Of course not!! I asked before I donated, just to make sure.
Thanks Karen and Dani. I made a whole new batch. It really wasn't that hard. I was just so upset...but now we have a lot of leftover stew! And I will be careful with keeping them separate. I bought new Italian dressing and it says "gluten free" on it...
I was careless too. A co-worker mad some soup and I asked her if it was safe for me to eat...she is very knowledgable about food, she used to be a caterer. I trusted her...but later found out she used Uncle Ben's wild rice...which has hydrolyzed wheat protein in it. ugh. I had 4-5 episodes of watery diarrhea the next morning. I blame myself, though...I took a risk. It's so crazy that a box of rice would be unsafe!!
I was just curious to see if everyone has had the biopsy to determine they indeed have Celiac. My blood work just came back positive and now I am waiting to see if doctor wants to do the biopsy...I just want to know if that is necessary???
Yes, I had one. I think it's necessary because Celiac is a life-long disease and so is the diet. I just wanted to make sure I had it...and I also had my kids tested.
Wheeleez: you took the words right out of my mouth. One time someone brought in cookies and asked me if I had one...I said no and then they had to probe about it. I told the whole Celiac story...next time I think I will just say I am trying to avoid JUNK FOOD! Sounds good enough to me!!
So, a friend invited me to lunch at her house tomorrow and I asked what I could bring. She told me she was serving BREAD, cheese and fruits and veggies...mmmm...ok?! She knows I have celiac and there's only 2 other people coming...so why do we have to have bread? She told me to bring whatever I want so I think I will stop by the gluten free bakery on the way there...ugh.
Welcome to the forum. First of all, I have to say your DR. is full of BS to say the gluten free diet is expensive and can be harmful, bland, etc. What a load of cr$%! The only really expensive things are pre-packaged foods such as gluten free pasta, frozen dinners, etc. Or if you go to a gluten free bakery the cupcakes will cost about $3!! But you don't have to eat all that processed food at all. (I was diagnosed with a positive blood test and biopsy of my small intestine.)
Sometimes I feel sorry for myself because I can't just grab a cookie, cupcake or cracker...but that's ok because I don't really need those things anyway! The food I need to eat will make me feel better and give me more energy, that's how I choose to look at it. You should just go ahead and try the diet and see if you feel better. If you feel better, then great! You can eat a lot of food on this diet...meat, fish, eggs, cheese, fresh fruit and veggies, rice, potatoes, Rice Chex, Rice cereal,spices, etc. Just search this site for a list of the safe foods. Its really not that hard to avoid wheat, rye and barley. Let us know if you try the diet, it's really not that hard. My dr. told me it would be hard, but at least she didn't say it was expensive and harmful!!
Just go ahead and stay gluten free. Sounds like you should, considering the biopsy results. It can take a long time to feel better. I was diagnosed in Nov and I still have stomach problems. I am very sensitive to everything I eat...spices, veggies, etc.
You are doing the best thing for your body. Welcome to this board. i'm sure you will find a lot of help here. And it's a great place to vent.
Thanks everyone. I resisted the urge! I found a good gluten-free chocolate chip/Peanut butter cookie recipe...so good. I know fast food is bad for you, I hope I lose some weight on my new diet!!
Thanks for the tips!
BTW...here is the recipe if anyone wants something quick, sweet and easy!!
1 c peanut butter
1 c brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 c choc chips
Bake at 350 for 10 min. YUMMM!!!
I am so glad I also found Udi's cheaper at Safeway!
I just wanted to mention how great my husband has been with my diagnosis of Celiac. He said he wants to support me in any way he can, and even try new foods along with me. we are looking forward to cooking at home more and exploring new dishes. He has been great! He listens through all my tears, and I am so happy for that! I hope everyone here has someone to lean on!
So, my GI doc told me to "liberlize" my diet and go ahead and eat wheat, gluten, etc. My endoscopy is next Wed. Yesterday I ate what I wanted (a pretzel, scone, starbucks coffe, milk...and paid the price!!) I know for sure that the Celiac diet has helped me this past week, so when I ate what I wanted yesterday, it wasn't worth it! The horrible gas and abdominal pain! So, I'm gluten-free again, and I will take that chance. I'm sure my gut won't heal in 1 week! I'm sure I've had this for years.
It's as if the Dr. said "we know Gluten is poisoning you, but go ahead and eat it so we can make sure your biopsy is positive.". Crazy, if you ask me. so, if my biopsy comes up neagtive, it would be a miracle to be cured in 1 week. My blood tests were highly positive, so I will go by that.
I am getting the endoscopy, but I will eat gluten-free and not suffer...
Ok, wooden spoons I can understand replacing. I don't use wooden spoons or cutting boards, so I think I'm ok as far as that goes. I have 2 collanders, I guess I could replace one, but I think the dishwasher will get anything off, then I can keep one for myself.
Yeah, it's getting overwhelming.