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My mother in law's comment:

When making baked macaroni & cheese:, using gluten macaroni: I'll bake it at a high temperature and kill the gluten!

Talk about the power of positive thinking!!

:lol: Hahahahahaha.... aaahahaha.... roll on the floor!!! :lol: I love that one. Luke Skywalker... use the force!!! :huh::lol: hahaha

I also get all the other comments. It's just crazy. I also talk to people who seem to be having the same problems and I try to tell them to get tested and they won't listen. Or people who said "I DID have it, but not anymore." I am like "Okay, if you want to be in pain all your life and die young you go ahead." Staying gluten-free has made life much easier for me even if I can't eat everything I want. Who cares! I am healthier in the end than most people who ingest awhole lot of crap and don't even know what it is they are actually eating.

I just had that one at our company christmas dinner. The man said, that he grew out of it. I explained to him, that this wasn't possible and explained the reasons. He still said, he grew out of it, because he doesn't have pain or problems anymore, period. I tried to explain, that you don't have to have symptoms, but there was nothing I could do. Stubborn idiot, oh well...

I got the healing response from my mother, too. But she was saying that while I was giving her her shower. She needs me to help her with things because she has: 1. spinal stenosis (doesn't have full use of her legs), 2. mitral valve prolapse, 3. type II diabetes. :blink:

She might want to get tested???

I am working on a invention: A De-Glutinizer

It is a device that looks like a microwave oven. You place anything in it and set the timer. Presto. It's de-glutenized!!

Are there any investors out there interested?

Funny idea. Next time I visit my inlaws I will show them such a "de-glutenizer" and pick on them a little. Let's see who gets the joke first :D

I told a friend that I had celiac disease and she said "Oh yeah, my daughter had it - she was on allergy shots for it and they didn't work so she did acupuncture and now can eat whatever she wants." I said - no celiac, it is different from an allergy - she kept insisting, no, her daughter had celiac and was now cured...I think she is sending me the name of the actupuncturist "just incase" I want to try...lol!

I will try to make up a kind of form of a signed bet or something, that if they can scientifically proof to me (the words have to come from a celiac doctor/specialist), that celiac is healable, they will get $ 100 dollars from me. If they can't I will get the $ 100 dollars from them. And everytime somebody comes with this idea, I will make this bet with them. New Mercedes, here I come :lol: ... That will shut them up!

I want a De-Dumb@assinizer to get rid of all the dumb@asses in my life.

You can't fix stupid!

One of the National Guards that were stationed in Germany with my husband is still one of my friends. When I explained the newly diagnosed celiac to him one and a half years ago, he said 'just eat junk food, then you are sure you don't get anything with gluten' :huh: ???

Or when we wanted to eat out with our gymnastic group at a chinese restaurant, I went there beforehand and they threw me out of the restaurant. I told the group later and one of my fellow-gymnasts said 'well, I know this restaurant, let me talk to them.' A week later she came back and was pretty excited 'I talked to them and they said, they don't use any MSG.' :unsure: Duuuh!!!

When I first started the glutenfree diet, my dh said to me, just go and buy potatoe bread, I love potatoe bread. I said, well, good for you, but you must know, that potatoe bread is mixed with some wheat flour, too. He said, are you sure? I said, yes, hunny, I'm sure. He said, but how can you know that? I said, because they always mix it with wheat flour, so that it sticks better. He said, did you look on the label? I said, yes hunny, I'm not just a pretty head... The point is, why are some people so hard to convince, that you actually DO know, what you are doing?

The other thing, that happens to me is the beer thing. My husband and I are in the motorcycle club of my husband's work. My husband is proud to be married to a german and everybody at work knows it. So two weeks ago we had one of these parties again. And this new coworker comes up to me and says 'would you like to have a beer?'. I say 'no thanks'. And kept on playing darts. 15 minutes later the same guy comes up to me again and says 'are you sure, you don't want a beer?' (all the other "old" coworkers already know I can't have beer and why... nobody told him obviously) I reply a little bit louder (so that the others could hear) 'no, I don't want a beer, thank you very much'. This time everybody looks smiling in my direction, wondering what might happen next. He asks me 'but why don't you like beer?' 'I just replied 'I never liked beer' (which is the truth, I always hated beer). Next thing I know we all were rolling on the floor laughing, because he said 'I don't understand why you don't like beer. Aren't you a GERMAN?'... Now what is THAT supposed to mean???


Stef

Next goals:

Results for 2011:

1x PA State Champ (I defended my title in pointfighting) and also again Grand Champion in pointfighting

August 20-27: Karate and Kickboxing World Championships in Germany (my homecountry)

gluten-free since 07/21/2004

Shermans Dale, PA

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Aren't you a GERMAN?'... Now what is THAT supposed to mean???

You're German...Oktoberfest. All Germans must love beer and bratwurst (or whatever), just as all Canadians must be polite, etc. And I'm sorry (oops, I'm Canadian, I have to apologize) but I can't think of any other vast generalizations based on heritage.

Q. How do you get a Canadian to apologize?

A. Step on his toes.


Linda, Mom to Ty (11 years old)

Ty was diagnosed by blood test June 7/05

biopsy Aug 11/05, diagnosis confirmed Aug 18/05

Mom, Dad and big brother Celiac-free.

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When I first started the glutenfree diet, my dh said to me, just go and buy potatoe bread, I love potatoe bread. I said, well, good for you, but you must know, that potatoe bread is mixed with some wheat flour, too. He said, are you sure? I said, yes, hunny, I'm sure. He said, but how can you know that? I said, because they always mix it with wheat flour, so that it sticks better. He said, did you look on the label? I said, yes hunny, I'm not just a pretty head... The point is, why are some people so hard to convince, that you actually DO know, what you are doing?

I've gotten this one too, from my DM. She also like to buy me gluten-free things when I go home, but the last time, she bought me something that was wheat free, and not gluten free. The first ingredient was barley flour. Oh well, at least she's trying.


Carrie

Blood test May 25, 2005

Positive diagnosis through Endoscopy June 13, 2005

gluten-free since then...

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Well I really needed a good laugh today which was provided here. Still not sure if I'm Celiac or not but if I am, you guys have all given me a great idea as to what to do. It is not in my nature to deal well with 'stupid people' which there are apparently more of than I've ever thought before - based on everything you guys have posted here. I have no time for such ridiculousness as life is too short. If I must go gluten-free, I will print up little cards explaining Celiac disease and keep them in my purse. Then when needed, I will pull one out and hand it to the idiot in front of me and say 'here read this...I'm tired of explaining it'. On the card the last sentence will be 'Do not ask me ANY more questions about my disease'.


Dx'd with anemia - March 2005

Positive blood tests - Sept. 2005

Positive biopsy - Jan. 2006

Gluten free since 1-23-06

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You're German...Oktoberfest. All Germans must love beer and bratwurst (or whatever)

Aaaah, now the lights turn on. Because of the Oktoberfest. Never thought about that. It makes sense :D . But for me beer = cough, spit :ph34r: and Bratwurst = belch :blink: .

I don't know, I just never liked beer and I don't like Bratwurst. I've been told though, that the glutenfree beer is supposed to be very sweet. Is this true? Somewhat like 'met' maybe. Because THEN I might actually like it. B)


Stef

Next goals:

Results for 2011:

1x PA State Champ (I defended my title in pointfighting) and also again Grand Champion in pointfighting

August 20-27: Karate and Kickboxing World Championships in Germany (my homecountry)

gluten-free since 07/21/2004

Shermans Dale, PA

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My MIL is German. Her best friend's daughter came over as an exchange student a few years ago. At the barbeque we had to welcome her to America, one of my MIL's American friends brought a German Chocolate Cake. It was so funny because they were looking at Daniella very expectantly, as if she would consider it a "taste of home". It turned out she had no idea what a German Chocolate Cake was, and it's an American dessert. Who knew? :lol:

Nancy


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

~Chinese Proverb

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Aaaah, now the lights turn on. Because of the Oktoberfest. Never thought about that. It makes sense :D . But for me beer = cough, spit :ph34r: and Bratwurst = belch :blink: .

I don't know, I just never liked beer and I don't like Bratwurst. I've been told though, that the glutenfree beer is supposed to be very sweet. Is this true? Somewhat like 'met' maybe. Because THEN I might actually like it. B)

It does have a sweetness to it but not in the "sugar" sense....it's weird..can't explain it.


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@ Francelajoie: I think I know what you mean then. I guess, I might like it, sounds like met.

@ Nancy: I like chocolate cake :lol: , too. I have no clue whatsoever, if it's a german food. I think my belly doesn't care, if it's german or american: It's good :D


Stef

Next goals:

Results for 2011:

1x PA State Champ (I defended my title in pointfighting) and also again Grand Champion in pointfighting

August 20-27: Karate and Kickboxing World Championships in Germany (my homecountry)

gluten-free since 07/21/2004

Shermans Dale, PA

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What is "Met"? Is it anything like "Mead" which is a sweet wine that they mention in Beowulf?

I had an afterschool job in a kosher bakery when I was in high school (I know, the irony!) and we sold a German Chocolate Cake (another irony!) which was basically our normal chocolate cake but with a coconut/chocolate frosting. That frosting was really good. (Sometimes I'd just eat it straight out of the tub). Although I can't for the life of me imagine why the addition of coconut to the frosting made it German. I mean, wouldn't that make it Jamaican or Polynesian? You know, something tropical?

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What is "Met"? Is it anything like "Mead" which is a sweet wine that they mention in Beowulf?

I had an afterschool job in a kosher bakery when I was in high school (I know, the irony!) and we sold a German Chocolate Cake (another irony!) which was basically our normal chocolate cake but with a coconut/chocolate frosting. That frosting was really good. (Sometimes I'd just eat it straight out of the tub). Although I can't for the life of me imagine why the addition of coconut to the frosting made it German. I mean, wouldn't that make it Jamaican or Polynesian? You know, something tropical?

Yes, exactly, it's Mead. I forgot about the correct spelling for a while. I love Mead, when it's like that, I will like it...

I thought the same thing about that coconut, when I read your post. 'Wouldn't that make it Jamaican or something like that???'

Now that you mention the chocolate frosting it pops back into my head. Before I came to the US, I did not know to safe my life, what frosting is. We do NOT have frosting at all I think. Really, no joke. I never saw it in Germany. I think we use something like a mix with eggs, color and flower or syrup or something. When I came over here for the first time (of course I didn't know, I had celiac then), I was also a gourmet, and the first thing that I did, was rumage in the kitchen of my just then newly gotten fiance. I found these Pillsbury frosting cups and ate them with a spoon like I did with the Nutella breadspread. My english wasn't that good and my then-fiance was at work. I honestly thought, it was a breadspread. No kidding. Luckily I never told anybody in my family. A couple of days later we went up to my parents in law. My American in-laws made a welcome party for me and my MIL asked me, if I wanted to make the cake with her before the party. And guess what... the lights turned on, when I saw her putting that stuff on the cake. I was so ashamed, I left the kitchen ;) .


Stef

Next goals:

Results for 2011:

1x PA State Champ (I defended my title in pointfighting) and also again Grand Champion in pointfighting

August 20-27: Karate and Kickboxing World Championships in Germany (my homecountry)

gluten-free since 07/21/2004

Shermans Dale, PA

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Trust me Steph, you aren't the only person to ever eat frosting with a spoon. In fact, you probably weren't the only person at that party (or in that kitchen, or in this conversation...) to have eaten it with a spoon. :lol:

And actually, I'm right now rigging up a gluten-free recipe for graham crackers so that I can have graham crackers and frosting (my biggest pre-gluten-free downfall, and the thing I miss the most now). The graham crackers are merely a handy delivery system for the frosting, in my opinion. I'll post a new thread about it if it turns out even halfway decent.

Nancy


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

~Chinese Proverb

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Stef, embarrassingly I've eaten frosting from one of those tubs - heck with the bread- it's good all alone! So, if it's gluten-free and what you like as a "treat" I wouldn't worry about it.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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hehehe i got from my mum...who is a nurse btw hehe.. why can't you eat spaghetti you eat baked beans...and i said because spaghetti is pasta and baked beans are well .. beans..and she said well you eat gluten free pasta :lol: ha exactly mum gluten-free pasta... it took a lot of explaining, boardering on arguing hehehe :huh:

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Now that you mention the chocolate frosting it pops back into my head. Before I came to the US, I did not know to safe my life, what frosting is. We do NOT have frosting at all I think. Really, no joke. I never saw it in Germany.

Funny! I took a trip to Berlin a few years ago. I was blissfully unaware of my condition at that point so I was eating everything. I thought the food overall was okay -- some of it was pretty good and some of it was blah. It's not like I was in France or Italy! But the desserts, on the other hand, were a revelation. The most amazing tasting sweets were available everywhere! Even the little dingy shops where you buy newspapers and beer would have these amazing chocolates. I'd never been anywhere before in my life where desserts were taken so seriously! So when you say, "we don't have frosting in Germany" I'm like "what?" But then I'm thinking back about what I was eating and I can't remember eating an actual cake with frosting. I remember tortes, cream filled pastries, mousses and stuff that was coated with chocolate layers or glazes, but I don't recall "birthday cake" style frosting on anything. I guess frosting is some American invented convenience for people who don't know how to bake a torte and fill it with custard cream but still want to bring some richness to their cakes!

My American in-laws made a welcome party for me and my MIL asked me, if I wanted to make the cake with her before the party. And guess what... the lights turned on, when I saw her putting that stuff on the cake. I was so ashamed, I left the kitchen ;) .

Just echoing Nantzie and Debmidge: EVERYONE eats frosting with a spoon. Oh sure, not everyone talks about doing it (and you're not supposed to do it among "polite company") but I'll bet some serious money that your MIL was dipping her fingers in that can of frosting when you weren't looking!

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Just echoing Nantzie and Debmidge: EVERYONE eats frosting with a spoon. Oh sure, not everyone talks about doing it (and you're not supposed to do it among "polite company") but I'll bet some serious money that your MIL was dipping her fingers in that can of frosting when you weren't looking!

Hello, My name is Jessica and I'm a frostingoutofthecan eater :P *in unison* HI JESSICA!! Is this where we sign up for the 12 step program for bad manners with frosting ? :lol:

-Jessica :rolleyes:


Jessica

Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!

Kansas

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I thought everyone saved the last spoonful of frosting to eat while they scraped the rest of it from the can :D . And did someone mention vanilla frosting on graham crackers? I used to do that all the time!


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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12-step program???

I don't have a problem.

I can stop whenever I want.

Seriously.

I'm not an addict.

Why are you looking at me like that?

:lol:

Just call me Cleopatra... Everybody... Cuz I'm the Queen of De-Nile.

;)

Nancy


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

~Chinese Proverb

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And did someone mention vanilla frosting on graham crackers? I used to do that all the time!

Don't forget sprinkles on top of the frosting too! If you could wait and take the time to add them. :)


gluten-free since Oct 1996

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The most annoying comment came from my friend's husband. We were out having dinner and I was very specific with the waitress, told her they need to clean the grill, etc. After that, my friend's husband says to me, "If you keep this up, you're going to make yourself depressed." His was trying to tell me that I was taking it to an extreme that would ultimately cause mental illness. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr. That really pissed me off, still does.

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I don't have celiac, but have gluten ataxia. My aunt asked, "can't you just eat a LITTLE cake?" (after repeatedly and nicely deferring the cake) My reply was "only if I want to destroy just a LITTLE part of my brain." :P


Lynne

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try tomorrow".

"There's not a word yet, for old friends we've just met. Part Heaven, part space, or have I found my place? You can just visit, but I plan to stay, I'm going to go back there some day." Gonzo, in the Muppet Movie

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I don't have celiac, but have gluten ataxia. My aunt asked, "can't you just eat a LITTLE cake?" (after repeatedly and nicely deferring the cake) My reply was "only if I want to destroy just a LITTLE part of my brain." :P

LOL! LOVE IT!!!!


gluten-free since Oct 1996

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When I first started the glutenfree diet, my dh said to me, just go and buy potatoe bread, I love potatoe bread. I said, well, good for you, but you must know, that potatoe bread is mixed with some wheat flour, too. He said, are you sure? I said, yes, hunny, I'm sure. He said, but how can you know that? I said, because they always mix it with wheat flour, so that it sticks better. He said, did you look on the label? I said, yes hunny, I'm not just a pretty head... The point is, why are some people so hard to convince, that you actually DO know, what you are doing?


Jillian

Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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My brother keeps telling me I'm a gluten for punishment.

:)

:lol: (unless you think that's annoying!)

As for the rest of you, it's ICING, not frosting and you can make it with butter, icing sugar, vanilla, and milk. If you make enough, you can have a big, big bowl all to yourself, and not some puny little can. My MIL used to go home from school (before she quit at age 15--different times Jackie and celiac3270! NO dropping out allowed these days) and make up a batch of icing and dip gumdrops in it for a snack :blink: .


Linda, Mom to Ty (11 years old)

Ty was diagnosed by blood test June 7/05

biopsy Aug 11/05, diagnosis confirmed Aug 18/05

Mom, Dad and big brother Celiac-free.

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