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Celiac Maniac

Member Since 09 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 14 2011 08:00 AM

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In Topic: Am I Being Shoehorned / Misdiagnosed?

10 December 2011 - 06:12 PM


thank you all very very much. not only for the knowledge and advise but also for helping me correct my outlook on my dr, and on the possibility of having this condition. Here i should be thankful for a dr that is investigating, and for possibly catching this before it does severe dammage, and instead i'm griping because i don't want to give up pasta. :(

Thank you very much indeed.


Schar pasta is the best. It's available at most Walmarts in the gluten-free section. Has the same texture as regular.

I am reminded of a comedian I saw on Comedy Central a few weeks ago who was Dx with celiac and told he must go gluten-free. When he described gluten-free pasta, he started chewing on the microphone cord!

Some are like that (I'm looking at you: corn pasta) but the Schar is really very good.

TK Kenyon

In Topic: Too Old For A Diagnosis?

10 December 2011 - 06:07 PM

Wow, I was 33 when I was Dx 10 years ago. I thought I was a late-bloomer!

Yup, absolutely: you're never too old to start feeling better. That's so true.

Here's to your health! (A toast for those of us who are definitely old enough to drink!)

TK Kenyon

In Topic: Traveling And Need Help

09 December 2011 - 06:17 PM

I am so frustrated. I am traveling away from home. Generally bring food but yesterday was exhausted and unprepared, also starved so ordered Wendy's baked potato with cheese and brocolli. Also decaf coffee.
After that, my friend offered me a stick of (I think) Carefree chewing gum.

I immediately almost collapsed from exhaustion after the meal and have been up all night with SEVERE gas and flatulence. Just miserable.

I read online that Wendy's potatoes with cheese is safe. Anyone else have this experience with this type of food from there? Not sure about the chewing gum, which I never chew and didn't think about it....haven't been glutened in a long time and so I was not as vigilant as I needed to be. I'm just miserable today...no way to spend a vacation. So frustrated.

Hey Waking Up:

Email me via my profile with your email address.

I'm just finishing writing an ebook with info on what to eat gluten-free at 60 chain restaurants and other local ones. I can email you a free e-copy so you know what to eat while you're traveling.

I travel a lot for business, and I noticed that I had a bunch of lists of stuff I could eat at various chain restaurants, so I compiled and added to it to make an ebook. It's not published yet, but I can run it thru the Meatgrinder to send you whatever file format you can use. If you have a kindle or a nook, I can send you that. If you have a smartphone, you can download an app for kindle or BN.com. If you have a laptop, I have a PDF.

Yes, the baked potatoes at Wendy's should be gluten-free. I've eaten a lot of potatoes there. The chili is gluten-free, too. Some good salads, too.


In Topic: Horses

09 December 2011 - 06:00 PM

Don't have horses right now, but I used to team rope when I was a kid.

Don't eat the horses' oats! Might be contaminated with gluten-containing grains!

(Ok, that was lame, but it was the only link I could think of.)

TK Kenyon

In Topic: Any One From Ct?

09 December 2011 - 04:36 PM

Hi! I USED to live in New London county. But that was before I had celiac. My Mom had it though, and she used to love eating at Cozy Corner in Wauregan (between Plainfield and Brooklyn, in Windham county). They didn't have a gluten free menu, but the owner had an aunt with celiac, and knew the ropes. Mom ate there at least once a week for years and never got sick.

They might not even be owned by the same people anymore, but it might be worth a trip. They had the BEST food in the whole state I think.

Will definitely look it up!


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