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NoGlutenCooties

Ode To Celiac

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A few years after DX

you'll see it's all just BS

it's no big deal to be us...

You're just a celiac.

 

 

Just stay the course and eat well

You'll heal and all will be well

it's not the be-all/ end-all

To be a celiac.

 

 

Okay...listen to me, now  I can't come up with any rhymes when I know you're hurtin.  So I am going to speak honestly.

 

It's not who you are, hon. It's just something we live with. It doesn't define you, confine you or make you "different" unless you let it.

 

Why are you blue today? Something causes that. Tell us. Maybe we can help.

 

 

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Okay...listen to me, now  I can't come up with any rhymes when I know you're hurtin.  So I am going to speak honestly.

 

It's not who you are, hon. It's just something we live with. It doesn't define you, confine you or make you "different" unless you let it.

 

Why are you blue today? Something causes that. Tell us. Maybe we can help.

 

Thanks Irish - just tired of talking about it, thinking about it, explaining it, shopping for it, planning around it, etc. etc.  It's become the usual topic of idle conversation with people... kinda like talking about the weather used to be.

I'll shake it.  It actually helped just to add it to the ongoing "Ode".  :)

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Then, stop talking about it with people. Even us, if it is too much. It's okay.

 

We all take vacations from it.

 

In my "real life", I never talk about celiac. :D  I just live.

 

I talk about it on here because I am helping. Otherwise, it's just "normal" life.

 

Time. Heals. All.

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Then, stop talking about it with people. Even us, if it is too much. It's okay.

 

We all take vacations from it.

 

In my "real life", I never talk about celiac. :D  I just live.

 

I talk about it on here because I am helping. Otherwise, it's just "normal" life.

 

Time. Heals. All.

 

Yes.. sometimes you need a break from talking about it. Just live. I needed this reminder, too. Thanks Irish.

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I think because it is so new for people that know me they're still thinking about it a lot... which is actually pretty sweet.  I've already gotten 3 gluten-free cookbooks for XMas and my boyfriend keeps spotting gluten-free options on various menus, etc. that he never noticed before.  It's just part of me is like...  Enough.  Already.  I took it in stride... why can't you?  (How about those Green Bay Packers??)  :)

(And if my mother leaves me one more voicemail about food, or nutrition, or Celiac, or symptoms... I'm gonna scream.  Either that or the phone is getting launched out the window...)

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Hi GC,

 

It sounds like you have  some people in your life who want to help in some way.  That's pretty neat really.  No need to shut them down right away IMHO.  Maybe you can get some free gluten-free cookies out of the deal! :)

 

I hope you don't mind some additions to your ode of love...

 

The newbies are confus-ed
They don't know what whole foods is
They feed their gut bugs sugar
and call it gas attack!

The oldsters try and tell 'em
Don't feed those nasty villians
Stick to the plain and simple
Food for us celiacs.

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Hi GC,

 

It sounds like you have  some people in your life who want to help in some way.  That's pretty neat really.  No need to shut them down right away IMHO.  Maybe you can get some free gluten-free cookies out of the deal! :)

 

I hope you don't mind some additions to your ode of love...

 

The newbies are confus-ed

They don't know what whole foods is

They feed their gut bugs sugar

and call it gas attack!

The oldsters try and tell 'em

Don't feed those nasty villians

Stick to the plain and simple

Food for us celiacs.

 

:)  Love it!

 

and you're right... they're only trying to be supportive and helpful... just needed to vent - better to vent to you guys than tear someone's head off for trying to be nice  :ph34r:

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:)  Love it!

 

and you're right... they're only trying to be supportive and helpful... just needed to vent - better to vent to you guys than tear someone's head off for trying to be nice  :ph34r:

 

There are more celiacs and NGCSers who get NO support than those who have family and friends who give a shyte enough to

take it seriously and want to show support, so

yes, consider yourself blessed. :) My best peep gets it and there's no gluten being served during her 4 course dinner tomorrow.

I helped making some of the dishes and all the desserts and none of the guests even care it's all G F.

 

Some family members make this very, very difficult for celiacs and Christmas is going be a pain in the butt for those poor peeps.

 

(Thank the heavens booze is gluten free).

 

Merry Christmas and God Bless Us, Everyone. ;)

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