I lost a lot of my hearing in my 20s and am finally used to the fact that I can't go to the movies (unless there are subtitles) and now I apparently can't go out to eat either. Dinner and a movie? Not gonna happen.
It's only been a couple months since I was diagnosed, and I know I need to just hang in there. But seriously, for how long? How many months will it take before I feel better?
I never felt deprived on my vegan diet (which I've been doing for 10+ years) but without gluten, I am feeling very limited. Maybe it's because veganism was my choice, and celiac isn't.
I thought one bright spot would be that I'd lose weight (I need to lose about 15 pounds). But no -- I'm actually GAINING weight. I'm now eating more junk food than I used to, I guess to make up for all the other stuff I can't have: "Well at least I can have potato chips!" And I never used to buy potato chips!
I feel like a jerk for feeling sorry for myself. It's "just" celiac, not cancer or something equally terrible. But I can't help feeling like, "Why me?"