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jennyj

First Glutening In A While

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We had our annual fall festival last weekend. This is my first since my dx. I knew I couldn't have a corn dog, funnel cake, or any of the other tasty treats I used to eat but there was a booth that had "taters", where they spiral cut a whole potato and fried it. I asked if they fried anyhting else in the same vat and was told NO. The girl said thet fried tenderloins in "the other vat". So I tried one. After just a few bites I noticed some crumbs. :blink: and almost immediately felt ill. The next day I walked past the booth and saw the girl drop a tenderloin into the same vat the taters were fried in the day before. I din't say anything but learned a good lesson.


jennyj

Diagnosed March 2006 celiac sprue

Severe iron deficent anemia Jan 2002

Hypoglecemia 2000

"I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me"

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It makes me so annoyed when that happens. I know when I ask questions like this, I do not always completely believe what is said. When I am in a situation like this, where I am hungry and need something to eat, I ask the questions and take what I think is the safest option.

I don't know why vendors lie to us, and say what they think we want to hear. But we really need to know the truth. It is probably lack of knowledge on their part as to what gluten does to us, or is it just a commercial thing, they want our money.

My neice was a waitress and when she was asked about gluten free food, she would go out the back and relay the message. Some of the chefs weren't very helpful when they told her a little bit won't hurt and how would the customer know.

In having said that, I think things are getting better.

Take care

Catherine

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Sorry to hear about your bad experience. We learned that lesson the hard way at one of those festivals two weeks ago. We bought our daughter popcorn and 30 minutes later she was throwing up!

The fair is coming up here but we won't be eating anything....

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Guest ~jules~

when I went to the fair a few weeks ago the only thing I felt safe eating was a giant baked potato with some grated cheese on it. I was too freeked out and suspicious of everything else, I'm learning if I'm hungry enough I'll just eat what I can.

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This is an awful thing to have happen - I think that if some of these people (that lie) were faced with a person that had an allergy to peanuts, they wouldn't hesitate to tell the truth and certainly not have ideas about "just a little is okay".

People seem to know about peanut allergies but it seems to me that anything involving gluten (wheat, grains, etc.) is just considered to be too weird to be taken seriously.

We need our own ad-campaign. ;)

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Sorry to hear about your bad experience. We learned that lesson the hard way at one of those festivals two weeks ago. We bought our daughter popcorn and 30 minutes later she was throwing up!

The fair is coming up here but we won't be eating anything....

Hi,

That's interesting....I thought popcorn from a vendor at a fair, mall, etc. is safe....what do they put on it that contains gluten?

Sharon


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Diagnosed with celiac disease July 8, 2005 by endoscopy and colonoscopy.

Rediagnosed with Celiac Sprue August, 2006 with positive duodenal and small bowel biopsies.

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