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When Having Celiac Is Awesome

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I'm not looking at flying any time soon, I prefer to drive and enjoy the scenery. But I am NOT the type to "throw food away" at security. They would have to stand there and wait while I eat every bit of it before walking through the stupid sensors. (And as far as buying food after passing through TSA, I don't trust places in the airport to begin with, plus regular food is ridiculous, I would probably have to sells soul to get a crumb of something that is gluten free.) Speaking eating every bit of food before going through security, I went to 6 flags last summer and they said I couldn't bring my still sealed bottle of soda in with me (that way they could charge $10 for a 20oz bottle), I stood there blocking the line up and guzzled down 6-20oz bottles of soda and handed the empty bottles to "security" before walking though....not the smartest choice to guzzle 6 bottle of soda and then spend the day in the heat, but they let me bring the other 6 in with me.

 

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I am my husband's "Silly Yak Girl" :)

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in January 2013. I also have Lupus and Common Variable Immunodeficiency(CVID) for which I am on IVIG.

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I find international long-haul flights difficult at times.  For example, flying from where we lived in Canada to Croatia is nearly 30 hours, door to door (including layovers and driving to airports).  I always must take my own food as a few times the gluten-free meal I had requested in advance AND confirmed had been forgotten or contained gluten foods.  We often experience delays as well.  The airports we fly to literally have nothing gluten free, either, except for fruit.  I also tend to get a bit nauseous on some long-haul flights and then do not eat.  When we land, I am famished.  But again, I plan ahead and take what I can along.  My homemade snacks are far more delicious, anyway!  :P


<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

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I'm not looking at flying any time soon, I prefer to drive and enjoy the scenery. But I am NOT the type to "throw food away" at security. They would have to stand there and wait while I eat every bit of it before walking through the stupid sensors. (And as far as buying food after passing through TSA, I don't trust places in the airport to begin with, plus regular food is ridiculous, I would probably have to sells soul to get a crumb of something that is gluten free.) Speaking eating every bit of food before going through security, I went to 6 flags last summer and they said I couldn't bring my still sealed bottle of soda in with me (that way they could charge $10 for a 20oz bottle), I stood there blocking the line up and guzzled down 6-20oz bottles of soda and handed the empty bottles to "security" before walking though....not the smartest choice to guzzle 6 bottle of soda and then spend the day in the heat, but they let me bring the other 6 in with me.

I fly with my kids enough and have NEVER had to throw away food at security.  Ever.  The only time I've ever had them even think twice was when I was transporting about 60 ounces of breast milk.  They ran it through the x-ray machine and called it a day.

 

Many take food in carry-ons and buy drinks after security.


Angela

Undiagnosed, but I'm positive that I'm the genetic link to celiac for my kids.  Gluten Free in solidarity of my girls!

Kid 1 (9 y/o girl) - DX celiac via blood in 9/2013 (age 7.5).  Negative biopsy in 10/2013.

Kid 2 (5 y/o boy) - DX as "latent celiac" via blood in 9/2013 (age 3.5).  Negative biopsy in 10/2013.

Kid 3 (3 y/o girl) - DX celiac via blood in 8/2013 (age 1.5) and 9/2013. 

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I fly with my kids enough and have NEVER had to throw away food at security.  Ever.  The only time I've ever had them even think twice was when I was transporting about 60 ounces of breast milk.  They ran it through the x-ray machine and called it a day.

 

Many take food in carry-ons and buy drinks after security.

 

As long as what you bring is TSA approved you are fine, but liquids and and gel foods, especially if you package it in your own bags, will not clear.  If you buy some pudding and leave it in the original packaging, etc. you are fine but you do need to be aware of what is acceptable.

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It's awesome when someone offers me food or beverage that I really want nothing to do with. "Oh, yeah, I have Celiacs Disease - seriously - can't have that - its just bad news!


Diagnosis 11/2012

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It's awesome when someone offers me food or beverage that I really want nothing to do with. "Oh, yeah, I have Celiacs Disease - seriously - can't have that - its just bad news!

 

Hahaha I've done this too. Those moments when you're looking at ti and thinking "dear God I wouldn't eat that if I was starving to death" and we get an easy out. It's way better than coming up with an on the spot excuse that manages to still be polite.


"You don't look sick or anything"

"Well you don't look stupid, looks can be deceiving."

 

Celiac DX Dec 2011

CRPS DX March 2014

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My favorite perk: I get my own damn pizza and NO you absolutely CANNOT have a piece- because it cost $80.

 

I also like the bringing my own food but for some work things its kind of a pain slash i feel like i look like a weirdo. Like i really care. I am weird!

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My favorite perk: I get my own damn pizza and NO you absolutely CANNOT have a piece- because it cost $80.

 

I also like the bringing my own food but for some work things its kind of a pain slash i feel like i look like a weirdo. Like i really care. I am weird!

 

HAHA! I do that, too.  I will get stuff from my favorite gluten-free bakery and tell my husband that while I love him, he can go have a real donut for 59 cents so don't eat my $4 one!


I am my husband's "Silly Yak Girl" :)

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in January 2013. I also have Lupus and Common Variable Immunodeficiency(CVID) for which I am on IVIG.

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

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