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Sarah,

What a story! I'm so happy to hear that gluten may be the problem. It's funny, isn't it...sometimes in the frustration of living with this food restriction, we wish the cause of our symptoms could be ANYTHING else! Hearing a story like this allows me to give my head a good shake--my illness can be controlled with a diet change. It ain't cancer!

BTW, I LOVE the name Ezra! It was the second choice on our list of boy names, and Jack won out... :)

I know what you mean. If someone had explained Celiac to me a couple years ago, I would have been horrified at the thought of it for my kids! These days, I've found myself praying for it for Ezra- as opposed to him having something else. Going gluten-free (for us anyways) has been a cakewalk, comparatively. I'd rather it be trouble with gluten than anything!

About his name, thanks! One thing my husband and were able to agree on really quickly was our kids' names. I actually love the name Jack though, and it was one of my top choices for Ezra- isn't that funny?


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

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Happy Halloween Sillies!

What are we all dressing in today?

Happy Halloween!!! Oh, I love Halloween. I've got Night of the Living Dead on, gluten-free cookie dough chilling in the fridge (to be made when the kids get home), Halloween cupcakes on the counter. Both the kids wore their costumes to school today. Lucas is Spiderman, and Ezra decided to be Darth Vader again. :rolleyes:

I walk Ezra into his preschool room every morning, and I'll tell you what-- those kids were WIRED already, and it was only 8:30!!! One of the teachers was running late, so I hung around and helped fix breakfast for everyone. Omg, the kids' costumes were adorable! Little 4-yr-old fairies and ninjas and princesses and superheroes. I love it! :D

I sent gluten-free cupcakes with the boys, and made a list of the most common/popular gluten-free candies and chips for the teachers. I wasn't sure they wouldn't freak out if I handed them the 40 page list I've got going at home. Maybe if I organize it better... and put it in nice 3 ring binders. Still trying to figure out how to handle everything in our school system.

I'm dressing up as a witch again tonight- my favorite costume. Hubby is Michael Myers this year.

What are you today, Amanda?


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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I am not wearing anything but I have a nice white dress to wear at home...I decided to save that for another personal holiday coming up.

We are actually getting ready for the hospitals halloween parade. Our kid patients (who are well enough) get dressed up and they have a parade through the main floor and all the offices hand out candy and goodies. Let me tell you, the bags are stuffed with goodies for them. Its fun but sad. The kids are happy though and smile. I think it helps them take their mind off being here.

So I will let you know what I see when I get back up here.


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I am not wearing anything but I have a nice white dress to wear at home...

:o

:blink::ph34r:

I'm almost certain you mean you aren't wearing a costume...but if you are indeed sportin' yer birthday suit - MORE POWER TO YOU!

GIRL POWER!! (nice weather for it anyway :P )


Richard

"Not all who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

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Happy Halloween Sillies!

What are we all dressing in today?

I'm thinking birthday suit :o Actually I'm going to dress as a black cat to hand out candy. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween. Must be cuz I'm a Scorpio :ph34r: I love tomorrow too- Dia de Los Muertos!!!!!!!

I carved a pumpkin yesterday and made pumpkin bread this morning and I DO NOT care what anyone says- I am eating REESE"S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS for dinner (insert emoticon of yellow guy licking his lips)YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Richard, guess you've had a busy week so far . . .

Just wanted to personally send my condolances to you. I know how close you and Bob were . . . what with him visiting you everyday at 3:00pm.

And also . . . WTH is that in your avatar?

Sarah, great progress for your guys. I hope things continue to get better and better.


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BTW Bev I love your avatar! You look like you're ready to kick some a$$!


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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Richard, guess you've had a busy week so far . . .

Just wanted to personally send my condolances to you. I know how close you and Bob were . . . what with him visiting you everyday at 3:00pm.

And also . . . WTH is that in your avatar?

Sarah, great progress for your guys. I hope things continue to get better and better.

Thank you!!! I feel that they will. Taking everything day by day... or minute by minute, really!


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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BTW Bev I love your avatar! You look like you're ready to kick some a$$!

Totally agree . . . let me know if I push it too far with the "rubbing your nose in it" routine and you are about to come after me with a cornstalk. Hmmmm,. . . you didn't happen to spear a half-nekkid man in Susie's neighborhood with your cornstalk, did you?


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Well we had about 40 kids come through, and there is a bunch more who couldnt come down due to how sick they were. They were all so cute!!!


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

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I'm thinking birthday suit :o

:huh: I'm sensing a trend towards exhibitionism in this thread...

We're going to get an 'R' rating if this keeps up! (NC-17 if the yeti joins us! :o )

I think Susan's half-nekkid organ donor (too late for BOB :( ) inspired a few of you...I wonder if you are easily hypnotized as well...hmmm willing subjects...can you hear my metronome?<tick-tock>

Janet,

You've never seen "The Shining"? :o

There was a day when you could lose a "star" for such a thing...ahhh, the good old days

I am fully clothed for those that are wondering B):rolleyes:


Richard

"Not all who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

Diagnosed 3/8/05

Sister also Celiac

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I've moved on to Halloween now. Michael Myers, yay! :lol:


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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Totally agree . . . let me know if I push it too far with the "rubbing your nose in it" routine and you are about to come after me with a cornstalk. Hmmmm,. . . you didn't happen to spear a half-nekkid man in Susie's neighborhood with your cornstalk, did you?

MOOO HOO AHHH HAA HAA HAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :ph34r: Janet- I would never spear you with a cornstalk, maybe a gluten free pastry though!

Sarah- I LOVE that you are watching horror flicks....I'm watching Wicker Man right now....we'll see if it's good!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK OK- I'll keep my clothes on.

Amanda- Wish I could see the kids- they must be so cute!!!!!!!!!!!


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Amanda- Wish I could see the kids- they must be so cute!!!!!!!!!!!

They were cute but sad, alot of them were walking this year. Last year most were in wheel chairs or wagons, we have a lot of riding toys for the kids here.

There was a baby who was a bumble bee....she had cancer and was wearing a mask.

There was a snow white was 3 that was in an accident and was here recovering.

Halloween and Friday the 13th are my favorites.

Freddy Kruger never interested me, the other 2 series had unique ways of killing.


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They were cute but sad, alot of them were walking this year. Last year most were in wheel chairs or wagons, we have a lot of riding toys for the kids here.

There was a baby who was a bumble bee....she had cancer and was wearing a mask.

There was a snow white was 3 that was in an accident and was here recovering.

Halloween and Friday the 13th are my favorites.

Freddy Kruger never interested me, the other 2 series had unique ways of killing.

I know- but it's heartening that they get to celebrate. I remember when my friend's mom was in the hospital at Christmas, we went Christmas caroling in the hospice ward and they were so appreciative. It was heartbreaking, but beautiful.


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I do adore horror movies! I watched Jeepers Creepers and Jeepers Creepers 2 last night. I have them on DVD, watched many times. They are MUCH better than I expected them to be.

My favorite series is Nightmare on Elm Street, actually, and I love the first Halloween.


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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I do adore horror movies! I watched Jeepers Creepers and Jeepers Creepers 2 last night. I have them on DVD, watched many times. They are MUCH better than I expected them to be.

My favorite series is Nightmare on Elm Street, actually, and I love the first Halloween.

I used to HATE them but now I love a good scare (do NOT like movies with "real" violence like Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers- those freak me out).

Nightmare on Elm Street brings back so many memories....saw it at the drive-in (wish we still had one!) with a bunch of friends in high school (actually my BIL was there). I was SO scared and one of the guys popped up outside my window and yelled "Boo!!!!!". I got so scared I ducked and smacked my head on the stick shift. OUCH!

Isn't Johnny Depp in the first one?

Scariest movie EVER...the Exorcist. Me NO likey demonic possesion.

Oh my dear sillies- I'm feeling very verklempt today (been dying to use that word!). Don't know if it's the Lyme, the virus, turning 40, PMS or all of the above but I need ideas of something to cheer me up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(


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I used to HATE them but now I love a good scare (do NOT like movies with "real" violence like Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers- those freak me out).

Nightmare on Elm Street brings back so many memories....saw it at the drive-in (wish we still had one!) with a bunch of friends in high school (actually my BIL was there). I was SO scared and one of the guys popped up outside my window and yelled "Boo!!!!!". I got so scared I ducked and smacked my head on the stick shift. OUCH!

Isn't Johnny Depp in the first one?

Scariest movie EVER...the Exorcist. Me NO likey demonic possesion.

Oh my dear sillies- I'm feeling very verklempt today (been dying to use that word!). Don't know if it's the Lyme, the virus, turning 40, PMS or all of the above but I need ideas of something to cheer me up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

I am not into the newer scary movies which show torture either....I do not like any of the Saw movies....anything where people have to suffer.


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Bev!! You're a fellow scorpio....ohhhhh, that makes perfect sense. We are just so damned WEIRD...Do you know that each of the astrological signs has an area of the body that it rules, so to speak? Scorps head up the sexual organ dept. I wasn't certain how to react to this information when I read it, and then reread it many times as I kept looking it up. Hmmmm....an interesting factoid for a trivia night? Cocktail party? :lol:

Horror movies I've always stayed away from...I will say, though, that there was one that I saw about fifteen years ago called "Pin". Unforgettable...if you horror freaks like very creepy, mess-with-your-mind, non-violent stuff, you must search it out.

And Richard, being fully clothed could have gained you a star when the rating system was in place...or lost you one...we've never seen you. :lol::lol:


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Happy Halloween Sillies!

What are we all dressing in today?

I find myself in very lonely company here today....must confess - - I have utterly NO interest in halloween....almost never have. WTH? :ph34r::blink: I am annoyed w/ all the "spooky" talk on the morning shows. harrumph..............but such a mild harrumph as can hardly muster the energy to care, really. :huh:

SUSIE IS IN A VERY BAD MOOD TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Totally agree . . . let me know if I push it too far with the "rubbing your nose in it" routine and you are about to come after me with a cornstalk. Hmmmm,. . . you didn't happen to spear a half-nekkid man in Susie's neighborhood with your cornstalk, did you?

:o

did she??????????????? I would THINK Bev would at least STOP BY if she were stabbing someone in my 'hood.....you know, coming all taht way and all..................

and OMG again! Do you all think that "man" was a half-nekkid early halloween ZOMBIE??????????? I am telling you, he DID have a zombie look about him, and the strangest, slow shuffle...... :huh:

I used to HATE them but now I love a good scare (do NOT like movies with "real" violence like Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers- those freak me out).

OMG!!! Am in complete and total agreement here. Those are on my Most Hated list of movies. HAAAAATED Pulp Fiction! So eeeeeeeeeeeeeeevilllllllllll!!!!

OMG the Exorcist :ph34r: - Scariest thing of all - except for Silence of the Lambs - scariest movie of my life - I cried for nearly 30 minutes after leaving teh theater.......

I see Richard's got his annual MOST SPOOKY avatar up again - that inexplicably crazy scene.

hmmm.....

Well, I am not sure I should tell you halloween lovers this, but I am the cranky old lady who hides in teh back of the house, lights out, no candy......forever and ever I have been this way. :ph34r:

My 53-y-old brother, on the other hand, brings his fire pit to the front yard, camps out, has about 20 carved pumpkins (the vomiting and murdering kind), spooky music playing, and the whole house decorated in front as haunted. Sometimes I just go over there to enjoy HIS joy. ;)


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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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I am not into the newer scary movies which show torture either....I do not like any of the Saw movies....anything where people have to suffer.

AGREED! I think they're horrid...and you'll never see me watching Texas Chain saw anything either!!!!

Emily- You're a Scorpio too? That explains a lot about US! I knew we ruled the sexual organs :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Perhaps that's why I'm always the thread exhibitionist :ph34r:

This is cute Halloween Horoscope Costume


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Beverly

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In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

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SUSIE IS IN A VERY BAD MOOD TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bevvy is too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HARUMPHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(


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Beverly

Gluten free since 2005

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Gah!! No time for commenting on much for me .. .. .but VIVAAAAAAAAAAAA LAS VEGAS!!!!! And heading to Fernley very soon.

Sarah,

I did read more of your Ezthread (heehee). So great to hear good news!!!!! :):) :)

OMG what a sunset yesterday in wherever-I-was northern AZ. Neon streaks making me wish I had a suitable camera.

The roomful of costumed 4yr olds really makes tom smile. :) :)

HAVE A SILLIEST HALLOWEEN EVER EVERYONE!!!!!!! :o


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Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

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Well, I am not sure I should tell you halloween lovers this, but I am the cranky old lady who hides in teh back of the house, lights out, no candy......forever and ever I have been this way. :ph34r:

My 53-y-old brother, on the other hand, brings his fire pit to the front yard, camps out, has about 20 carved pumpkins (the vomiting and murdering kind), spooky music playing, and the whole house decorated in front as haunted. Sometimes I just go over there to enjoy HIS joy. ;)

Don't feel bad, I dont do trick or treating at my house, (the kids did this last week anyway) I save my efforts and spirits for our sick kids here. I believe it is more meaningful to them. The actual kids who go out trick or treating last year when I took my moms foster kids out werent even dressed in costumes. They just wore regular clothes and begged for candy.


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