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Ode To Celiac

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Feelin really blue today

I wish this thing would go away

Thinkin’ of Celiac every day

Just tired of Celiac.

 

My friends all talk about it

My fam all talk about it

I just want to forget it

Just tired of Celiac.


Diagnosed at age 42.

Positive Bloodtest: Oct 1, 2013

Gluten-free since: Oct 2, 2013

Celiac confirmed by Biopsy: Oct 29, 2013

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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.

 

 


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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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".  :)


Diagnosed at age 42.

Positive Bloodtest: Oct 1, 2013

Gluten-free since: Oct 2, 2013

Celiac confirmed by Biopsy: Oct 29, 2013

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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.


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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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.


Jamie

"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." Ronald Reagan

 

Diagnosed Celiac via blood test 8-22-13

Dairy & gluten free in 8-22-13 then did gluten challenge in October

Endoscopy/Biopsy Oct-26-13 positive for Celiac

HLA-DQ2 positive

Vitamin D insufficiency confirmed 12-6-13

Dairy Added back in successfully 3-1-14

Normal Antibody Levels 3-19-14! 

Egg, sugar alcohols Intolerant 5-2014

Dairy removed again 10-2014 due to ongoing diarrhea symptoms

Diagnosed with Microscopic Colitis after colonoscopy 12-1-14

 

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

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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...)


Diagnosed at age 42.

Positive Bloodtest: Oct 1, 2013

Gluten-free since: Oct 2, 2013

Celiac confirmed by Biopsy: Oct 29, 2013

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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.


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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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:


Diagnosed at age 42.

Positive Bloodtest: Oct 1, 2013

Gluten-free since: Oct 2, 2013

Celiac confirmed by Biopsy: Oct 29, 2013

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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. ;)


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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Merry Christmas all you Celiacs

Safe eats, drinks, and healthy snacks

No D, no C, and no Yaks

Merry Christmas Celiacs!

 

:P


Diagnosed at age 42.

Positive Bloodtest: Oct 1, 2013

Gluten-free since: Oct 2, 2013

Celiac confirmed by Biopsy: Oct 29, 2013

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