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RL2011

Member Since 31 May 2011
Offline Last Active Sep 23 2014 02:56 PM
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#712078 Very Angry

Posted by RL2011 on 26 June 2011 - 01:00 PM

Throughout our human existence whether as a group (mob) or individually we have always picked on people who are different or weaker. Everyone needs to move away from the fringes of society whether it be farleft or far right. What I mean is we all should be more tolerant of differences in others as well as their handicaps or inadequacies. And the same thing goes with a person with celiac disease or other handicap or difference. Don't be bothered by a friend, family member or anyone who is ignorant. Either drop their dumb butt from your social circle or help educate them. But do notlet them dictate your mood; don't give anyone that power over you.

Bestrong willed, strong minded and don't hesitate to state your mind in a constructive way even if you have to call a spade a spade. I always give everyone at least a second chance and if they continue being ignorant then I rethink my relationship with that person and remove them from my close circle of friends and place them in the stupid crowd. None of my close friends are in the stupid crowd.
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#710285 Having A Celiac Break Down

Posted by RL2011 on 19 June 2011 - 07:56 PM

I am not out for sympathy first of all. I am having a break down. I cant do this any longer. I made a gluten-free strawberry short cake and was crap. I eat 1 meal a day. And dinner is either pork chop, salmon, or hamburger patty. I want real food.
AND WHAT I DONT GET IS THE DR SAID I HAD THE WORST CASE HE HAD EVER SEEN 2 YEARS AGO. I DONT FEEL ANY BETTER!!!!

What would happen if i just said screw it and ate what i wanted? My husband has no sympathy for me at all. My friends and family dont get it so they just say eat what I want.
My mom was finish and always had something wrong with her stomach. She was never diagnosed. Now she has passed away.

Please give me ideas someone about what the worst that could happen if I ate normal . I have dreams of eating gluten all the time.

Help I cant cope any more.


Valerie,

First of all remember that you must find something to keep your mind focused on staying strong mentally. Do not dwell on any ignorant or negative feedback from either your husband, family or your friends. Do not let anyone dictate how you feel. It is hard enough dealing with the emotional issues resulting from celiac disease alone.

If you are gluten intolerant do not eat normal for any other ignorant person. The old adage, "ignorance is bliss" has another side... and it is "knowledge is a burden".

I will not apologize for coming down hard on your husband and if he has a problem with that then tell him to fight me not you.

Train your mind to be strong for yourself, for your kids, then work on training your husband and family.

Good luck!



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#709684 People Who "bailed" When You Were Sick/crippled With Pain?

Posted by RL2011 on 17 June 2011 - 02:17 PM

Sorry to hear any of you has experienced disappointment in others. I suggest you do what I do. Don't expect anything from anyone and that way you will not get let down by anyone.
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#707762 Chili's

Posted by RL2011 on 11 June 2011 - 08:10 AM

Four times, with three restaurants, I had a manager tell me that they could accommodate my needs. 3 of those 4 times I got sick as a dog. The one time I didn't is not one I count as much of a success, because this is the same restaurant I went back to and proceeded to get sick at for my second time there.


I strongly suggest that anytime any of you gets sick after a server or any restaurant cook, staff or manager states they will ensure you only get gluten free food that you go back the next day or within a few days and you demand your money back. I have done this three times and only had one of the three places refuse to refund my money. At the place that would not refund my money, I went back and sat at the bar and had a few Patrons on the rocks and left a $5 tip for the bartender and told her to put the bill on the manager and walked past the manager and said thank you. He was not sure why I said thank you after the conversation we had where he refused to refund my money when he said how could I be sure it was his restaurants food that got me sick. Great customer service...

While I do not suggest you take things to the extreme that I do; but when you get something that makes you sick when you get assurances that they will accommodate and serve you gluten-free food that you stand your ground.

I do not put up with other peoples ignorance about gluten. Ok, enough of my rants.
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#707698 Celiac Fashion Wear

Posted by RL2011 on 10 June 2011 - 09:50 PM

My gut is killing me today so I bought the F*** Gluten T-Shirt. Not sure if I will wear it in public unless it is under another shirt or I am riding my motorcycle.
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#706861 Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted by RL2011 on 08 June 2011 - 09:09 AM

Note to self: I must stay away from cookie discussions.


I couldn't sleep last night and saw this evil cookie talk... So I made my version of the peanut butter cookie and modified the first posts recipe and used what I had. I cut the sugar in half (using a mix of 1/2 regular sugar and 1/2 brown sugar) plus I added vanilla plus Pamela's Ultimate Baking & Pancake Mix plus Nestles Chocolate Chips plus gluten-free oatmeal.


I didn't adhere to exact measurements of anything and just mixed things until I had a good cookie dough. I cooked them and that's when they turned evil. The possessed evil cookie came out tasting very good and I ate about 20 of them and that made it even harder to get back to sleep.


Today I am tired and have to make this affirmation to myself to stay away from cookie discussions and to state that I am a Cookie Addict!




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#706597 Gotta Laugh

Posted by RL2011 on 07 June 2011 - 09:38 AM

Remember the saying: "Ignorance is bliss and knowledge is a burden". You cannot change anyone's attitude toward learning unless they want to learn. I grew up with parents that sound much like yours.
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#706244 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by RL2011 on 06 June 2011 - 09:10 AM

:) If any of you cooks need a grateful eater who can also cleanup afterwards... Well, I'm available!
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#706243 My Story.: Step One Or Something Like That

Posted by RL2011 on 06 June 2011 - 08:58 AM

Hey Jersey Girl! I have tried Redbridge and do not find it refreshing and crisp. The beer I have always liked are Heineken, Corona, Coors, and Guinness. If I cannot find a gluten-free beer similar to say Heineken Lite then I will look for a partner and buy or start a small craft brewery and do it myself.

Do you still live in NJ?
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#706112 Panic Attacks

Posted by RL2011 on 05 June 2011 - 07:41 PM

Don't read this if reading the rants of a 50 year old guy will piss you off...

Oftentimes the road to healing of any part of the body inclusive of the intestinal villi is not always in a straight line of getting better. There are times when your body feels like it is having a setback when it is not. This can be from your body being a little more run down yesterday compared to a few days before that. As a soon to be reformed adrenaline junky with a number of bones and various injuries I have found that it takes concentration to keep yourself calm and relaxed no matter how bad the injury. I have taken this same approach in dealing with my gluten issues. I recently (one week ago) stopped eating gluten. This past Friday I was out with a few friends and ate some salmon and mixed greens. Within 30 minutes of eating I had a major bathroom issue starting and it really pissed me off. I left the bar I was at and as often happened rode my motorcycle fast but calmly to the nearest bathroom to deal with defecation business. This gluten issue that affects us is really frustrating but we have no choice but deal with it.

Learn your own biofeedback and try not to get anxious about anything. Don't allow anything, anyone own your emotions without your permission. As you get better at dealing with issues of any kind in a calm manner you will be better at recognizing the difference between normal healing and another potential problem. This way you can become a better advocate for your own health when dealing with doctors and such.

These words are from a guy with a lot of bumps and bruises from an active life.

Rich
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