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Patti - thanks for the tip about the banana...I do sometimes add one to the sorbet. :D

Rachel - that's fantastic about the diet. Do you still want to live in Rachelville? :lol:

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It does sound good doesn't it Patti..

It sucks to be me since I eliminated dairy already :lol:

Hi there Julie :D I have been off dairy for over 2 years now! Longer than gluten. I just use the Dairi Free--it hits the spot when I just want something cold and creamy. :)

Patti - thanks for the tip about the banana...I do sometimes add one to the sorbet. :D

Rachel - that's fantastic about the diet. Do you still want to live in Rachelville? :lol:

You're welcome! :)

Yes, Rachel--if you get all better, you won't want to leave our land, will you? :(

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Agar-Agar is among the seaweed family I think. :unsure:

Yes, you are right Andrea. And it is often used as a gelatin replacement, or thickening agent in alternative baking/cooking. Vegan's like it because it doesn't come from an animal source, and it's suppose to be high in minerals so very good nutritionally speaking.

Although, I did notice it's a No-No on a couple of diets, like the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for one...

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That immediately gave me a panic attack and an impulse to jump out my office window.

Principles of Chemistry 1

Principles of Chemistry 2

204 Intro to Chemical Practice

310M Organic Chemistry

369 Fundamentals of Biochemistry

OK, granted the organic chem and biochem are a little different for health type majors, but still. Not to mention the U of Texas is a really good school. Really good. Their chem department is ranked, I think. I'm in trouble.

My original career goal was chiropractic. Half a semester of chem 1 fixed that, and I switched to poli sci.

I'M BAD AT MATH! I'M BAD AT CHEM! CAN'T SOMEBODY JUST FRIGGIN TEACH ME HOW TO FRIGGIN COOK?!?!?!?!

I think I'm going to dig a hole under my desk now.

Chels,

I started out majoring in nutrition in college, then I switched to exercise and sports science, went all the way up through that until I had to take advanced anatomy and disect cadavers and that's when I pulled out of there and switched my major yet again to social sciences. What I have been doing since isn't anything closely related to any of that, and it certainly hasn't been anything I am passionate about.

This is just my take on it, and hey who am I and what do I know, but I would do what you want to do and not worry if it is a step back from what you have already done. If there is one thing I regret, it's not taking certain classes, or going after a subject of interest, because it wasn't a part of "the plan".

Dabbling in a few classes at a community college, imo, would be ideal. You can take whatever you want, try something things out to see if you like it, and if nothing else, learn a little something new and exciting in the process.

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Chels,

I started out majoring in nutrition in college, then I switched to exercise and sports science, went all the way up through that until I had to take advanced anatomy and disect cadavers and that's when I pulled out of there and switched my major yet again to social sciences. What I have been doing since isn't anything closely related to any of that, and it certainly hasn't been anything I am passionate about.

This is just my take on it, and hey who am I and what do I know, but I would do what you want to do and not worry if it is a step back from what you have already done. If there is one thing I regret, it's not taking certain classes, or going after a subject of interest, because it wasn't a part of "the plan".

Dabbling in a few classes at a community college, imo, would be ideal. You can take whatever you want, try something things out to see if you like it, and if nothing else, learn a little something new and exciting in the process.

Hah, dissecting cats, pigs, cadavers, whatever, I can do that. I was one of the less squeamish and more skilled dissectors in bio, oddly enough. My frog, Miss Piggy, had a rock in it's stomach! Stupid frog. My pig, Kermit, was slightly less easy to do, but mostly because it was June and no a/c. :blink:

So I looked at the community college and the other university and UT seems to be my only option, (Boo, hiss, Iwillnotbealonghornever!). I don't know, I may take some cooking classes that aren't degree oriented at the culinary school and see how much I can get away with. I never thought celiac disease would be such a disability :unsure:

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so much science today....where is Cissie, and my other half, Cecelia..... :blink:

Cecelia/Celia is only on at night for now--her son is using the computer during the day. :) I miss her, too!

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Wow, all the posts I miss when I am at my real job. Susan keep posting, it helps you and let's other people know they are not alone in their family weirdness!

I sure have an upset stomach today and can't think of anything I ate. The only new thing I ate was some taffy and some chinese orange chicken that looked like the ingredents were ok?

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New Megan update!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2006 04:22 PM, CDT

Megan came off the ventilator and had the tube removed a couple hours ago. She has done well breathing on her own. She's awake a lot more now, but is happier without the tube in her throat. She's down to Tylenol with codene for pain control. She's still hurting some, but that is to be expected. She knows me and Jarod and fusses when the nurse comes near her. I guess she learns fast.

She is having other issues, that are still under control, but being carefully monitored. Both her heart rate and blood pressure are elevated, but it could be because of pain. The swelling started bad today, but that is also expected. She is very puffy, but is being given Lasix to get rid of the extra fluid. She is having a lot of congestion, especially in her left lung, so they're suctioning it out (not fun) and doing respiratory therapy to prevent pneumonia. Her temperature started rising more this morning, but it's coming back down now.

The chest tubes are running pretty clear now (no blood) and the fluid is slowing which is another good sign. The PCCU doctor said she is doing really good for 1 day post op. We're so relieved that it went well.

Cole got to see her a few minutes ago. He wanted to kiss her foot, then told the nurse about Megan's boo-boo. He said, "Megnie's sick, but she'll be all better soon." He handled seeing the tubes and IVs really well. He's such a good big brother. He's in heaven right now because both sets of grandparents are at his beck and call.

We're so grateful to all of you for your outpouring of love. My Dad met another mother here who has been here alone with her child for 52 days. I can't imagine. Yesterday we had 4 grandparents, my brother and his wife, and our pastor and his wife here, not to mention all of you who were here in spirit. My cup runneth over.....

Love to all - Jarod, Tanya, Cole, and Megan Hope

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That is such great news about Megan!!!

Tavi (love that name by the way) my bum on the bench pal, I am with you in the upset stomach thing...mine isn't bad, but I can tell that if I even think about the wrong thing I'd have some problems.

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I'm with you guys today (Tavi and Donna). I found something else that has barley in it in the cupboard yesterday. I probably inhaled particles when I was dumping and cleaning it out. I never had problems before going gluten free. Now I have minor stomach upset, loose stool and I'm all better. I guess I'll always know when I've been glutened won't I.

Seth had an upset tummy last night. Threw up three times. The first time I got him changed, changed his sheet and was getting ready to get him again and he threw up all over my bed. Woke hubby up and he took care of the bed while I got Seth cleaned up again. I then fed him a little and he threw up again. I decided it would be best to let him sleep with an empty tummy. He woke up a seven hungry and hasn't had any problems today. Must of been the banana, just don't know why.

Julie,

He's all clean and ready for the smiles for you. :P He has fun splashing in his tub now. Doesn't seem to mind water in his eyes like the other two did. He doesn't love it but he doesn't cry about it.

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WOW... sure is quiet around here...

I'm not feeling so hot, and it's all my own stupid fault. :angry: All the talk about ice cream earlier--I made some banana/chocolate chip/cinnamon ice cream (Vance's). I used confectioner's sugar instead of regular sugar. I had a nice bowl when it was fresh out of the machine--topped it with sliced almonds--it was so good! The bad news is that since about an hour after I ate it, I've been going back and forth to the bathroom :ph34r: . How is it that I didn't know that confectioner's sugar has cornstarch in it? :blink: Cornstarch <_<

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Good afternoon, evening Cecile, Celia!

How is it that I didn't know that confectioner's sugar has cornstarch in it? :blink: Cornstarch <_<

Uhoh, I'm sorry Patti. Minor oversite, we've all made those before. Hopefully this will clear quickly.

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TA DA...... Here I am..... :::::click-clack::::click-clack:::::

I read all the posts really fast... did we find that cop?

Yay for Megan!

Ummmm good gawwwwddd I can't remember anything else.

Hi Celia--nice to see you back on! I have to go and make dinner now--I'll be back later. Hope you had a good day :)

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Good afternoon, evening Cecile, Celia!

Uhoh, I'm sorry Patti. Minor oversite, we've all made those before. Hopefully this will clear quickly.

Thanks, Andrea :) Could be worse--and I learned a valuable lesson--no more confectioners sugar allowed in the house. :D I actually googled a little and found out that I can make my own--2-3 tbsp. of potato starch to a cup of sugar--put in a blender and pulverize! Live and learn! ;)

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Thanks, Andrea :) Could be worse--and I learned a valuable lesson--no more confectioners sugar allowed in the house. :D I actually googled a little and found out that I can make my own--2-3 tbsp. of potato starch to a cup of sugar--put in a blender and pulverize! Live and learn! ;)

Patti,

Can you use arrowroot? I use that as a sub for cornstarch in recipes, including the bread and muffins mixes that call for cornstarch.

I hear a baby.....that sure was a short nap.

You guys... I'm going through R'Ville withdrawl during the day... I almost snuck in here when TJ was outside for a minute :o but I controlled myself....phew

Well, we are going through Cecile withdrawals. :P

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Yes, Rachel--if you get all better, you won't want to leave our land, will you? :(

Heck no...you guys are stuck with me! :D

Rachel will stay in Rachelville with the geese, dingos, bats and all her Celiac friends...heck we havent even gotten our magical koalas yet....how could I leave??

I dont know if this is gonna get me "all" better but I think its a big step in the right direction.

My ice cream is very very good. :D

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I had no idea that there was cornstarch in confenctioous sugar... or how ever its speeled! :blink:

Yep--it's in there! Right on the label--which I probably should have read first :lol: Anyway, if my little story helped any corn sensitive people, I'm happy! :)

Patti,

Can you use arrowroot? I use that as a sub for cornstarch in recipes, including the bread and muffins mixes that call for cornstarch.

I hear a baby.....that sure was a short nap.

Well, we are going through Cecile withdrawals. :P

Never tried arrowroot. I pretty much stick to potato starch.

:lol::lol: Cecile withdrawals!

You guys... I'm going through R'Ville withdrawl during the day... I almost snuck in here when TJ was outside for a minute :o but I controlled myself....phew

I don't blame you--it would have been driving me nuts! Actually, just now my son, Matt was using the computer--I asked him if he could take a break so I could come on and see what was happening. :ph34r: I guess I'll stick around till he comes back up....

Heck no...you guys are stuck with me! :D

Rachel will stay in Rachelville with the geese, dingos, bats and all her Celiac friends...heck we havent even gotten our magical koalas yet....how could I leave??

I dont know if this is gonna get me "all" better but I think its a big step in the right direction.

My ice cream is very very good. :D

Rachel, I can't tell you how happy I am to hear that you're doing so well! Enjoy that ice cream--and you *better* stick around :D

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Thanks Donna, I am still not used to my name and it's been 49 years!

Here are the ingredients in the orange chicken I ate:

Vegetables : should be ok

sauce: water, orange juice concentrate, distilled vinegar, modified corn starch, dehrdrated garlic, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, sucralose non-nutritive sweetner, dehydrated bell pepper, xanathan gum, sodium benzoate flavor, spice, citric acid, and extractives of paprika chicken white meat, water, modified tapioca starch, salt, sodium phosphate.

Does anyone see something gluten here? I don't have the package of the taffy I ate. The only other thing I ate was frozen yogurt from Dryers, praline and cream.

Man I forgot how awful this is.

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I had no idea that there was cornstarch in confenctioous sugar... or how ever its speeled! :blink:

It keeps it from caking together, so it's fine and powdery rather than clumpy. The powdered sugar at the health food stores usually does not have corn starch as an anti-caking ingredient. As always, check labels.

You guys... I'm going through R'Ville withdrawl during the day... I almost snuck in here when TJ was outside for a minute :o but I controlled myself....phew

Cecilia, it isn't the same without you popping in through out the whole day, now you really are breaking all of our hearts :P and we say, come on home......to Rachelville

:lol:

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