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Member Since 02 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 27 2012 07:19 PM

#818869 Five Guys And Fries

Posted by on 21 August 2012 - 06:35 AM

Maybe Ron, you are exposing yourself to unknown avenues. When I
walk into a restaurant, I assume 100% responsibility for what I order and what I put into my mouth, especially at a fast food joint, by any name. If I get ill, the blame is mine

Do you really expect that a fast food restaurant is going to be knowledgeable in gluten free training?

Here is some information:


Did you not see me accept responsibility for not first of all turning around and walking out when I saw that they didn't understand at all, and then also for not staying and supervising what they did?

Did you really not see that, or are you just interested in piling on a person already frustrated to an extreme level?

What you have done here is pushed me to not be an involved party here.

If you want to bully people, that is fine, but I'm not going to be a party to it.
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#818760 Costco Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast?

Posted by on 20 August 2012 - 12:35 PM

Thanks for the information.

I've given up on most things with ingredients.

I'm about 95% fresh, whole foods, and about 50% local - Eggs, Chicken, Grass Fed beef.

Sam's and Costco are now just the gas station where I pick up toilet paper...
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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#814759 So Long For Now

Posted by on 30 July 2012 - 07:33 AM


I'm glad you are back. The way you left seemed out of frustration, and I can really relate to that.

My marriage wasn't strong enough to withstand my inability to find a diagnosis for my problems, and I know I diminished my spouses and childs life because of the pains and discomforts and depressions that I was suffering blindly.

I remember back in 2003 that I even took several different prescriptions for depression - I had never been depressed before in my life. I couldn't even explain why I was. I knew I was bloating and sat on the toilet 4 hours a day, had no energy and fitness wiped me out beyond what I could explain, but no resolution ever came. At least not in time to save my marriage.

You are so lucky. You have the opportunity to save your life now, and in that you also have the chance to save your marriage.

I know I am very thankful for this forum, both the historical reference material and the regular chatter's, and am glad you will also be a part of the neighborhood.

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#812992 Chipotle

Posted by on 23 July 2012 - 07:21 AM

So I was stuck out for about 18 hours yesterday, and really needed to get some good food about 12 hours into the day.

I thought about my options, and decided on a burrito bowl from Chipotle.

While I was standing in line, i thought over and over - do I just order the right/safe ingredients or do I tell her I have celiac disease. There were a lot of people in line, and I've never done it before in this kind of setting so I was nervous.

I decided I couldn't afford yet another contamination if I could help it, so I told the first woman.

Instantly she swung into action - what will you want? I told her. She got out new/fresh canisters of all of those ingredients and new utensils to scoop them with.

Before starting she wiped down the counter extra good.

It was so good to see well trained employee's.

They are going to be my first choice in eating out for a quick meal.
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#812286 New Reactions, Afraid To Eat, Can Anyone Relate?

Posted by on 20 July 2012 - 09:03 AM

Hi Sara,

You aren't alone. I too am going through very similar challenges. In addition to the reality of our condition many of us also are going through the emotional damage of losses due to our inability to get a proper diagnosis.

Every time we get a new contamination, we feel the setback physically, mentally, and emotionally.

I have so much hope for all of us, because "now we know". It does get frustrating when we get some kind of reaction even though we are so diligently trying to prevent it. It's nice to have an outlet of compassionate people who understand the trials.
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#810191 Need Advice

Posted by on 10 July 2012 - 06:11 PM


I'm only guessing, but my guess is something like a resident coordinator at an assisted living facility - or something along that line.

It isn't like you applied to be a food tester at a bread company.

I would imagine if you are expected to eat alongside the "inmates", it is probably for their comfort level.

Bigbird wrote the text book response. Eat your own food alongside of them, and if asked - give the broad and disarming answer and move the conversation in a direction relating to your job description.
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