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Mandy F.

My Kamakazi Weekend

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O.k. so, I cheated. And I decided that if I was going to do it, I'd go big... so for all of you out there who have major reactions, I ate some gluten for you too. :D

On Friday, I had a banquet for work. The menu looked like it would be pretty easy to navigate, but when I got there, it got harder. The Beef and Chicken were both in gravy, it was buffet style so the salad got some croutons in it, and the potatoes had some kind of seasoning on them that made them seem a bit questionable to me... I was starving, though, and just decided to eat it anyway knowing that I don't have any major reactions. While I was at it, I had two peices of cake (I've missed cake so much and it was so so so so good!!!) because I figured "eh, I've already been glutened, why not?"

Well, after Friday, I decided to make this weekend my very last gluten weekend ever and decided to make it count.

I had Krispy Kreme doughnuts for breakfast on Saturday... but didn't eat any gluten for the rest of the day.

Then for the Grand Finale, my friend and I went to the Cheesecake Factory. I got a meal that I figured would be low on gluten then got a piece of Strawberry Cheesecake. I'm definetly going to learn to make a gluten-free cheesecake...

I suppose this was my first (and last :rolleyes: ) test of the diet and I have learned my lesson. I was so fatigued that I lived on coffee for the weekend and found that I spent a great deal more time in the bathroom this weekend as well.

I guess all I can really say is "Gluten -- you will be missed!" :lol:

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Mandy you are real real bad. It makes my dabble with gluten seem hardly worth mentioning. But I will mention it.

After a month of going gluten free I had the tiniest little bit of kfc, and I mean tiny, and a snack pack of crisps, which contained flour in. This was all eaten undercove, in the bathroom, because I would've been given a severe telling off from husband and sons. They went through a stage of making sure I was eating the right thing, and that was done while they were eating chocolate biscuits I might add. Within an hour or so, of eating the offending articles, the reactions started. I got wind and burps in my stomach, but what surprised me was a cough and nasal congestion that lasted for about an hour. Does that happen to anyone else? Then about 3 hours later I had rumbles in my bowels. And then it took a week to come right.

And last night I must have had a bit of gluten as I had the same reactions, within a couple of hours of my meal, without the nasal congestion, but I still had the cough. It must have been the pickle! So by deliberately sabotaging my diet a few weeks back, I knew almost immediately last night what was going on

I had to try the gluten as I wanted to know what sort of reaction I would have, and of course it is so different to reactions I had before being diagnosed. It is a total different ball game now. But it scares me enough not to deliberately eat anything with gluten in it.

Cathy

Life is too short for bad coffee!

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