Posted by GF Lover
on 07 September 2014 - 04:54 AM
Personally, I would not use it. The waffle mix leaks out so badly and that stuff really sticks. I think the one I bought was from Walmart and around $15.00. Does two at a time and works fine and will travel easily.
I'll tell you about my last 3 years and how I got thru it. Almost 3 years ago I got my Celiac diagnosis. Before that I had around 15 years of very poor health, lots of meds and lots of Dr. appts. and lots of lost time just trying to survive day to day. I was feeling pretty decent after I went gluten-free and was completely thrilled to know what was wrong and it made the healing time so much better because I was getting healthy and not getting worse. Then six months after going gluten-free I was diagnosed with Cancer. Of course, I was crushed. I was finally getting a grip on my health and then wham. This is when I learned some serious coping skills. First thing I did was accept that this is what I have to work with so no use bitching about it. Only I can make (informed) appropriate decisions for ME. I really dug into "Mindfullness" and I suggest you look into this too. There is alot of info on the net about it. Basically, it makes you pay attention to the here and now, focuses you. I also use bi-neural beats. This can help you get into different states of consciousness, it brings you brain into a theta pattern or other patterns as you choose. It can induce relaxation, focus, sleep, etc. I also learned about CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Thinking) You can also learn about this on the web but I did this with my Therapist. I have Bi-Polar Disorder so I am very prone to deep depressions. I had to get permission from my Psychiatrist to start a Clinical Trial for the cancer treatment. We were extremely careful to keep me stable thru the whole process. I have also relied heavily on my friends to vent, share news (good and bad) and that can never be replaced. I have also learned a very valuable lesson. Each day gives you the opportunity to live it the way you choose! If you feel miserable, Be thankful your not dead. If you feel great, hold on to that feeling and be grateful for a good day. Pretty soon you will have more good days then bad. After some time you will realize that you are actually living life again and not worrying about the small stuff. Every Morning I go out on my porch and listen to the sounds of the birds, feel the breeze on my skin and enjoy the sun on my face ! THAT is living ! Remember, all that your going thru now is temporary.
Hi jddh. You asked : I wonder if omeprazole could make things worse? Perhaps decreased stomach acid causes my digestive process to slow down, lengthening the autoimmune reaction In my small gut.
Years ago I was given this med also. I was doubled over in pain every time I ate a meal. I was also having acid come up my throat. For these two symptoms I was prescribed it. I took as directed and I stopped it within 10 days. It made me feel nauseous through the entire day and my stomach would be tender to the touch. It certainly made things worse for me. It also never even touched the pain with a meal.
I know not everyone reacts this way and I'm sure the med has helped many but this is how it effected me. These two issues slowly resolved years later with a gluten free diet.
1 feeling pleasure and enjoyment because of your life, situation, etc.
2 showing or causing feelings of pleasure and enjoyment
3 pleased or glad about a particular situation, event, etc.
I realized lately that I'm happy. I think I was just too busy complaining and feeling sorry for myself to see it before.
1: Yes. I'm alive for one, I am able to enjoy the company of others, am able to walk and go places, can talk and express myself and help others and see beauty all around me. I have a roof over my head, enough money to keep the roof and provide food and transportation to go where I want.
2: Yes. I can make others smile, empathize with others, offer sound advice, make other feel good about themselvs and take joy from all around me.
3: Yes. I'm alive works for this one too. I can draw and paint. Listen to music and dance. Feel the wind on my face, feel the cool rain, be cozy in the winter in front of the fireplace and spend time with family and friends.
You can't feel happy without the sad or there is nothing to compare it to.
Just think. The more time that goes by, the more you are healing and your body is constantly adjusting to the ongoing changes. This is all good stuff. It took us a long time to get this way...it takes a long time to heal from it. Remember, each day is a step closer to the goal.
Your not alone hun. We've been there and will help and encourage you through it.