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I was at my in-laws for Xmas dinner. It was a potluck, but my SIL is gluten-free to gluten-lite so I was not too worried about getting glutened, but something got me.  About 15 minutes into the meal the stomach pain started and I ended up pretty bloated as the evening went on. It wasn't horrible but I'm out of practice for faking my way to the stomach pain, so I ended up pretty pale and quiet - I don't think anyone really noticed though.   It was a really tasty meal ...That almost makes up for it.  LOL  

 

I have a feeling it was the salad even though they had a gluten-free salad and a regular one; it could have been the veggie dish too. It's been close to 2 years since I was last glutened so I suppose I was due.  :rolleyes:  Today I'm just a bit bloated and tired, but that isn't uncommon for Boxing Day, is it?  My joints are stiff andsore too but that could be nothing.

 

Anyways, glutened but not too badly off. I hope everyone else had a happy and safe Christmas day and dinner.   :D

 

 


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So sorry that you were glutened. It happened to my cousin while we were visiting. Both she and her mom are gluten free (like hubby and me) but my Aunt bought some salad dressing that was not gluten free but looked like the previous bottle she had purchased. My poor cousin got pretty sick. Luckily she was the only one to try that flavor.

Always check the label!

Our Christmas was uneventful regarding gluten. We hauled around all our gluten free food which we shared, but always went first in the buffet line. Weather was great! Hit the mid 80's on Christmas Eve.


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So sorry that you were glutened. It happened to my cousin while we were visiting. Both she and her mom are gluten free (like hubby and me) but my Aunt bought some salad dressing that was not gluten free but looked like the previous bottle she had purchased. My poor cousin got pretty sick. Luckily she was the only one to try that flavor.

Always check the label!

Our Christmas was uneventful regarding gluten. We hauled around all our gluten free food which we shared, but always went first in the buffet line. Weather was great! Hit the mid 80's on Christmas Eve.

My 2 adult children are celiacs, my youngest son is not (so far).  For my daughter, as long as she avoids gluten and eats off a gluten free menu, she is usually fine.  For my older son, he is super sensitive, cross contamination issues are a big deal for him.  He's learned to deal with it, although as I'm sure everyone on this forum understands, it has a huge impact on his life.  He doesn't dine out at all, unless it is at a dedicated gluten free restaurant. As a mother, if he accidentally get glutened while visiting, I feel so guilty.  This Christmas I decided that while he was home, the household would be totally gluten free and it worked out well.  Today he goes home, and feels great.  I went to great lengths to ensure it, bought a few new pots and pans, utensils, etc which are dedicated to only non gluten foods, etc.However, my younger son, who is usually very understanding of his sibling's gluten problems, gave me a hard time, saying it was unfair that everyone had to be "deprived" of gluten.  Deprived?  Really?  I was so upset it brought me to tears.  Deprivation is something my older kids deal with every day, especially my son.  Although my younger son did apologize, it still upsets me.  If you cannot rely on your own family to understand, how can you hope for others outside the family to?  Sorry I just had to vent.  Sorry to those who got glutened over the holiday, people just don't understand how prevalent gluten is in so many things.  This is why I do all the holiday meals in my family, although I don't have celiac, my kids do and I learn everything I can about it. 

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I never eat anything at pot lucks. People are simply not aware enough to be careful not to use the same spoon in multiple items.

I agree! But I brought half the food to both Christmas events. I set up the buffet, separated the gluten free items and never left the kitchen. Then the celiacs always go first and we NEVER go back for seconds. I do keep some extra food in our ice chest to snack on if we failed to take enough.

Most of the time I host all parties so it was nice not to have that responsibility, but hauling food (three ice chests), a propane tank, folding chairs, a Labrador, gifts and my family was a challenge!


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My 2 adult children are celiacs, my youngest son is not (so far).  For my daughter, as long as she avoids gluten and eats off a gluten free menu, she is usually fine.  For my older son, he is super sensitive, cross contamination issues are a big deal for him.  He's learned to deal with it, although as I'm sure everyone on this forum understands, it has a huge impact on his life.  He doesn't dine out at all, unless it is at a dedicated gluten free restaurant. As a mother, if he accidentally get glutened while visiting, I feel so guilty.  This Christmas I decided that while he was home, the household would be totally gluten free and it worked out well.  Today he goes home, and feels great.  I went to great lengths to ensure it, bought a few new pots and pans, utensils, etc which are dedicated to only non gluten foods, etc.However, my younger son, who is usually very understanding of his sibling's gluten problems, gave me a hard time, saying it was unfair that everyone had to be "deprived" of gluten.  Deprived?  Really?  I was so upset it brought me to tears.  Deprivation is something my older kids deal with every day, especially my son.  Although my younger son did apologize, it still upsets me.  If you cannot rely on your own family to understand, how can you hope for others outside the family to?  Sorry I just had to vent.  Sorry to those who got glutened over the holiday, people just don't understand how prevalent gluten is in so many things.  This is why I do all the holiday meals in my family, although I don't have celiac, my kids do and I learn everything I can about it.

How nice that you went gluten free for Christmas to support your adult children! My Mom does not go to that extent, but all meals are served gluten free. I keep a box of cooking things in a bin at her house. We mange to stay at my parent's home for six to eight weeks a year safely. It was tough learning curve for us at the beginning and my extended family had to go through the same learning curve too. It has taken time. It is hard to keep track of allergies, various food intolerances (including gluten) from so many family members.

Hubby and I are gluten free and so is our house. My kid has tested negative so far. She gets gluten outside the home (school lunch, friends). She is happy with home-baked gluten-free goodies and ice cream. I suppose she is not always happy, but she can eat all the bread she wants when she is paying her own way in life!

It is so important to create a system that allows you to relax and feel safe!


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.However, my younger son, who is usually very understanding of his sibling's gluten problems, gave me a hard time, saying it was unfair that everyone had to be "deprived" of gluten.  Deprived?  Really?  I was so upset it brought me to tears.  Deprivation is something my older kids deal with every day, especially my son.  Although my younger son did apologize, it still upsets me.  If you cannot rely on your own family to understand, how can you hope for others outside the family to?  

 

There's something about being at home with mom that brings out the child, or childishness, in people. ;)  He probably just wanted to complain at that moment. If he really felt deprived he could have run out to the store to buy himself some treats.  Probably just a bit of sibling rivalry got brought back up for a moment.

 

I hope the rest of the holiday went well.

 

 

So sorry that you were glutened. It happened to my cousin while we were visiting. Both she and her mom are gluten free (like hubby and me) but my Aunt bought some salad dressing that was not gluten free but looked like the previous bottle she had purchased. My poor cousin got pretty sick. Luckily she was the only one to try that flavor.

Always check the label!

Our Christmas was uneventful regarding gluten. We hauled around all our gluten free food which we shared, but always went first in the buffet line. Weather was great! Hit the mid 80's on Christmas Eve.

 

You know, I had a moment where I thought, I should double check this, but my sister-in-law is usually so careful and thoughtful that I let it slide.  The salad was in a bowl marked as gluten-free too.  Ah well, I should have known better and skipped the food I couldn't be sure of.  I guess I just wanted to trust and not cook for myself for once - I think I am cooked for by others about five times a year, and I haven't eaten in a restaurant in about 2 years. Bah hum bug.  ;)

 

After so long gluten-free, I should have known better.

 

I am not feeling too bad but I am definitely getting stiffer and sore.  You know the type where you feel the need to grunt or groan a bit when you get up? I stiffen right up when not moving around which is a bit annoying because I got some really good books for Christmas!  I had major plans to lay around.  LOL  Still bloated but not horribly like in past years when I ate gluten all the time.  I'm tired, but not a lot more than normal.  Darn C is back though.  :rolleyes:


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I guess I just wanted to trust and not cook for myself for once - I think I am cooked for by others about five times a year, and I haven't eaten in a restaurant in about 2 years. Bah hum bug.   ;)

I understand how that can go! So sorry to read you got hit. Hope you feel better soon!! 


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Oh...that's awful! I'm so sorry! Big (((hugs))) that you feel better quickly. Good for you going 2 years without being glutened! When I do get hit, besides the D, I get the horrible joint pains too. Maybe try taking a nice Epsom salt bath and be really good to yourself!

We ate at my mom's on Christmas Eve...There was only 1 item with gluten and she was super careful. I was still nervous...but all seems ok. We ate at home on Christmas Day and that was all gluten free so no worries. One thing I think is that I've had far too much sugar in in the past week. I've made this yummy toffee twice and can't seem to stay away from it. I also made cookies with the kids and had to try some. Then I made waffles on Christmas morning. I've not been eating much sugar in the past few months and my tummy is not happy with all this. Time go back to just whole foods!!


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hope you're feeling better and this passes quickly, sorry it happened. I also don't trust anything I didn't make and bring myself. I am super sensitive so I'd be down for days. just  not worth it. 


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I understand how that can go! So sorry to read you got hit. Hope you feel better soon!!

 

Thanks!

 

Oh...that's awful! I'm so sorry! Big (((hugs))) that you feel better quickly. Good for you going 2 years without being glutened! When I do get hit, besides the D, I get the horrible joint pains too. Maybe try taking a nice Epsom salt bath and be really good to yourself!

We ate at my mom's on Christmas Eve...There was only 1 item with gluten and she was super careful. I was still nervous...but all seems ok. We ate at home on Christmas Day and that was all gluten free so no worries. One thing I think is that I've had far too much sugar in in the past week. I've made this yummy toffee twice and can't seem to stay away from it. I also made cookies with the kids and had to try some. Then I made waffles on Christmas morning. I've not been eating much sugar in the past few months and my tummy is not happy with all this. Time go back to just whole foods!!

 

Ah sugar, my nemesis. I have a truce with sugar for the holidays. ;)

 

hope you're feeling better and this passes quickly, sorry it happened. I also don't trust anything I didn't make and bring myself. I am super sensitive so I'd be down for days. just  not worth it.

I think I am just as sensitive to gluten as most celiacs but my reactions are not as extreme in the short term. Not ill feeling, jst pain

Nicole 

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sorry, nicole, i hope you feel better!  i thought i might have been 'gotten' but i keep forgetting about (lovely) menopause <just does whatever it damb well pleases lolz) so, i was just a little bloat-y.  and i overdid it on the soy (and sugar, but, well.... tough!  i'm eating ALL those cookies, yes, i am!)  i ate out 4 times (FOUR) in the past week and a half, so i really was rolling the dice.  but i got lucky :)  

 

almost screwed up royally, though - was at world market where i found (*gasp*) tate's bake shop gluten-free cookies.  i quickly did the "YAY LOOK HONEY!" dance and threw a bag of them in the cart.  drooled over them until we got home from florida.  took one last look at the label:  WHAT?  they can't put wheat flour in......  o crap.  grabbed the wrong bag.  (beats self in head.  rats.  :(  )

 

hey, i always thought you were supposed to be sore on boxing day, yuk yuk yuk :D  get in the ring lolz  (j/k ;)  )  feel better!!  


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hey, i always thought you were supposed to be sore on boxing day, yuk yuk yuk :D  get in the ring lolz  (j/k ;)  )  feel better!!  

Groan!  :rolleyes:   :lol:

 

I hate grabbing the wrong bag. I've done that so many times and then I pout when I realize I can't eat it.  LOL


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