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Member Since 28 Dec 2010
Offline Last Active Aug 15 2012 07:47 AM

#802134 Well That Was Fun (Not)

Posted by on 09 June 2012 - 03:57 PM

My daughter was having stomach pains, bowel issues (constantly) and severe migraines. After I was dx'd and had started the 'diet', and I was commenting on how much better I was feeling I started encouraging her to give it a try. (she had been tested for celiacs, her endo showed some villi were "flattened" but he would not give a dx of celiac at the time) She was so reluctant to try the gluten-free diet and "eat like YOU?" (teenager, lol) but, after a few months she agreed to try it for a month. after a week she was feeling so much better, she swore she'd never go back, and she hasn't! I'm telling you, once you get a little time of feeling great under your belt, you are no longer tempted.

As far as the baked goods go, I too was a huge cake/cookie/pie person (I'm a baker) and at the time of my dx, was managing a bakery/restaurant! It's been a rocky road, but I have learned a ton about the art of gluten free baking and (am still learning...) but am confident enough in my skills to bring desserts to family functions that everyone eats, and no one knows the difference.

So, it's not a death sentence by any means. It's merely a bump in the road.

The internet is chock full of resources, recipes, flours that aren't gritty, tips and tricks. Pretty soon it'll become second nature.

Good luck~
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#790473 We Need To Start A Thread On Stupid Stuff Doctors Say!

Posted by on 24 April 2012 - 03:01 PM

I was in the hospital in March for an intractable migraine.
Had been there 3 days, severe pain, many tests run, lots of narcotics.
the ...maybe.... 29 year old on call resident who was an idiot from the moment I checked in ordered a

pregnancy test.

When the nurse told me,
I sat up in the bed, yelled at the top of my lungs,
"You tell him to read my (expletive) chart! I had a hysterectomy in 2003, (expletive)!! I'm not paying for THAT!!"

(even funnier, I'm on the financial aid program, and wasn't paying for ANY of it...we all got a kick out of my refusal to pay)

I also filed a complaint with the hospital. I mean, seriously. READ THE CHART.
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#698445 Mike's Hard Lemonade

Posted by on 10 May 2011 - 06:02 PM

I used to love these--drank them in the summer all the time and couldn't figure out why I had the worst stomach issues afterward.....

I consider them on my "not safe" list.

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#670380 One Good Thing About Being The Only gluten-free In A House Of Gluten-Eaters....

Posted by on 24 January 2011 - 05:50 PM


(I'm making some right now--on this cold night!)

I'm using coconut milk and brown sugar and it smells sooooo good!
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#669647 Whats Your 'go-To' Meal

Posted by on 21 January 2011 - 04:27 PM

hummus. lots and lots of hummus.
and I dip "food should taste good" chips in it--either the multi grain, the sweet potato (YUM) or tonight, the blue corn.
it's protein and it fills me up when I'm not cooking for anyone else.

eating, admittedly, is not my favorite pastime as of late.

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