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txgal748

Graduation Party

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So' we went to a graduation party Saturday for the daughter of some friends.  Before going to the party I had a salad just in case.  Now, I don't keep my celiac disease a secret but people that don't deal with it everyday do not know how all consuming celiac disease is.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer 5/09/2012 and then I was diagnosed with celiac disease 5/21/2012.  Frankly, the celiac disease is there every moment of every day.  My breast cancer tumor was 8mm, estrogen and progesterone positive(Thank God).  My treatment was lumpectomy, radiation treatment, and tamoxifen for 5 years.  The January  mammogram showed no evidence of disease, next mammogram is in June.  So, even though I worry about recurrence on occasion I feel like I don't have to worry as much about this than the celiac disease.  I do worry about other cancers because of the celiac disease.

 

Anyhow, I was very happy nobody noticed I did not eat any pizza. It was a relief my friend did not have to make a big deal about me not being able to eat pizza and trying to find something I could eat.  I greatly enjoyed being able to visit with all of my former neighbors and watch the teenagers play in the water.

 

I just wanted to share this with yawl because you understand better than anyone else.

 

Good Night

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So' we went to a graduation party Saturday for the daughter of some friends.  Before going to the party I had a salad just in case.  Now, I don't keep my celiac disease a secret but people that don't deal with it everyday do not know how all consuming celiac disease is.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer 5/09/2012 and then I was diagnosed with celiac disease 5/21/2012.  Frankly, the celiac disease is there every moment of every day.  My breast cancer tumor was 8mm, estrogen and progesterone positive(Thank God).  My treatment was lumpectomy, radiation treatment, and tamoxifen for 5 years.  The January  mammogram showed no evidence of disease, next mammogram is in June.  So, even though I worry about recurrence on occasion I feel like I don't have to worry as much about this than the celiac disease.  I do worry about other cancers because of the celiac disease.

 

Anyhow, I was very happy nobody noticed I did not eat any pizza. It was a relief my friend did not have to make a big deal about me not being able to eat pizza and trying to find something I could eat.  I greatly enjoyed being able to visit with all of my former neighbors and watch the teenagers play in the water.

 

I just wanted to share this with yawl because you understand better than anyone else.

 

Good Night

You made it though a social night, with many hidden burdens, and you MADE IT.!  Every day will be better, step by step.

 

We can walk you though your travels with Celiac and it's not as nearly daunting as the road you have already faced.  I can assure you of that! :)

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Good for you! (as I echo cyclinglady)  :D

 

I definitely feel a sense of accomplishment getting through a social occasion unscathed. One of my coworkers is retiring and we're going a pot luck for her - so I'm bringing gluten free chicken taquitos from Trader Joe's (they love them in my office - don't even realize theyre gluten free) and gluten free cupcakes from Trader Joe's. These cupcakes are phenomenal!

 

Have a great day.

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