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You're Know You're A Celiac If...

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You know you're a celiac if...

...your bread looks like a moon rock and tastes like dried out Play

Doh.

. . . Hey! What are you eating Play Doh for? Didn't you know it was full of gluten!!!???

:lol::lol::lol:

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Well....what I did'nt know, up until I got tested is why....depsite having eaten plain vegetables...and fruit...did I get soooo sick after doing a play dough masterpiece with my son.

I swaer...my hands would turn red....and I would be sick with in an hour....

whew....

you know you're a Celiac, when your child starts to correct you in the store.

My son....MOM *shaking his finger when I pick up pita bread longingly* Do you REALLY want the poops???

*lol*

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a couple more...

you have photos of the inside of your digestinal tract in your scrapbook.

you knew exactly when Post added barley flavoring back to the Fruity Pebbles and you're ticked.

you pay relatives back east exorbitant shipping rates to send you a $12 six pack of Gluten-free beer.

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- you cried when you saw your usually careful husband brushing the crumbs off his hands (from making a gluten-containing sandwich) RIGHT OVER the open utensil drawer

- there is a separate cabinet in your kitchen dedicated solely to all your supplements (vitamins, BCQ, digestive enzymes, etc.)

- you hear of a new health food store opening in a city close by and get ridiculously excited only to drive there, spend 2 hours walking around the place, reading labels, only to leave empty handed

- you talk about your disease (not the unpleasant parts) so much to your friends and acquaintances that your husband tells you you need to get another hobby

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...you can celebrate poop.

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...you take a list of safe drinks to the bar with you. And actually consult it before you order a drink. (In my defense, I was pretty new to celiac at the time).

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Post added barley flavoring back to the Fruity Pebbles and you're ticked.

Not to get off topic, but WHEN did they do that? I have not bought a box in several months... but last I looked it was gluten-free.

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And getting back on topic now.....

....Riding the bus home is torture because you have to stand up the whole way, and no one offers you a seat.

My problem here is that I am 20 and don't look like I am in searing pain. Some days I feel like a very stiff old woman who is 185 years old. Mind you I am not that old, nor am I commenting on anyone who has arthritis....my grandma has arthritis and osteoperosis, and I know how unpleasant it is. Getting onto the bus or going up any steps for that matter is a pain (literally). The people on the bus see that I am in pain and look at me with compassion but yet do not give up their seat. Even those who I know aren't in pain because I see them everyday. So I just glare and try to hold back my tears because the pain is so bad. I also try to hide my tendency to wince.

Ho hum....so is the human race <_<

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Not to get off topic, but WHEN did they do that? I have not bought a box in several months... but last I looked it was gluten-free.

um yeah, I was wondering about that one too... yikes.

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-You've ever sweettalked exhibitors with safe food at conferences into giving you their leftovers (and ended up leaving with donuts and wannabe Oreos and animal crackers and cereal...)

-You've ever dumped someone's food in the trash since they destroyed YOUR dinner with cross contamination.

-You know how to explain cross contamination to children

-Pizza commercials make you drooooooooool

-You've taken a stool sample, unrequested and unannounced, to a doctor and said "I TOLD you so!"

-You volunteer to write labels for every (homemade) item in a cakewalk, so other people will know if its worth the dollar to go for it.

-You've nearly broken a tooth on your oh so delicious cinnamon rock, er, toast...

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..........your favourite grocery store is determined by having a public bathroom. And you hope nobody knows it was you who made it smell so bad. :blink:

.........you risk being caught speeding, because you have to get home to go to the bathroom in time.

........you educate your doctor and nutritionist, instead of them educating you.

.........you have explained to your sister-in-law in detail about making gluten-free gravy at Christmas (who insisted that you could safely eat her cooking, because she understood), and holding back your sobs and smiling instead, telling her it was no problem, when she forgot and thickened it with wheat flour.

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You get excited when you find a cookie or cake or anything that tastes almost as good as wheat infested food.

Seems like a dream but that was how I felt the first time I had some butterfly cookies by The Grainless Baker

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If you're on your way to the grocery and forgot your reading glasses, you turn back and go get them.

It drives you crazy when someone says they completely understand your diet, they did Atkins.

You wipe out the ceramic coffee cup at Panera Bread to be sure there's no flour on it.

You ask the person at Starbucks for a new lid because they just touched yours after touching a danish, nevermind they touched filthy money, it's not germs that worry you.

Your kids ask you if something they ate was gluten free before they give you a kiss.

Your kids think pizza is a good weather food because you'll only order it for them if they can eat it outside.

Your kids know more about the celiac diet than your doctor.

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....people roll their eyes at you when you say "no thank you" to someone's gluten filled desert (trust me....if I could eat carrot cake I would :rolleyes: ...do I really have to explain gluten intolerance to everyone)

.....you go to eat dinner at someone's house and all you eat is plain salad and corn on the cobb

.....your DD asks you if you are sure you can drink a bottle of water since it might have wheat in it (I guess she is used to me checking every label)

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These are so awesome! I shared them with my friends and family... they're learning! I especially liked the "ramming the cart into the shredded wheat display" one. I've often thought of sabotage in various bakeries... :P

Good to see the humorous side of things. I've finally gotten so adjusted to things now, life is so much better! So for the newly-diagnosed Cody: hang in there!!! It really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I feel so good now, that I hardly care about what to eat. Besides, I still get steak (carefully marinated) chocolate, potatoes and (most) ice creams (fortunately, no dairy/lactose problems) - my favorite foods!!

4.5 months since diagnosis, only 1 accidental glutening. So far, so good!

Thanks for the posts!

MT Julie

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These are so awesome! I shared them with my friends and family... they're learning! I especially liked the "ramming the cart into the shredded wheat display" one. I've often thought of sabotage in various bakeries... :P

Good to see the humorous side of things. I've finally gotten so adjusted to things now, life is so much better! So for the newly-diagnosed Cody: hang in there!!! It really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I feel so good now, that I hardly care about what to eat. Besides, I still get steak (carefully marinated) chocolate, potatoes and (most) ice creams (fortunately, no dairy/lactose problems) - my favorite foods!!

4.5 months since diagnosis, only 1 accidental glutening. So far, so good!

Thanks for the posts!

MT Julie

Hey now! Why do you feel so good and not me?! ARG!! <_<

jk, I feel a lot better now... but it's only been three days (I'd like to say fifth, but I recently found out that I got glutened on my second day ;;)

So like, is your mind clear, are you energetic as heck and all the good stuff? :P

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ROFLMAO!!!

.... You get on line at the sandwich station at work and inform the guy behind the counter, "don't worry we're gonna work through this together." as he looks amazingly puzzled as you instruct him step by step (from putting down a paper and changing gloves) how to make a lettuce wrap.

..... Your friend invites you over for your birthday and want to make you a gluten free birthday cake but you plead with them not to, because although you're trying to seem like you don't want to put them through the hassle, you're secretly terrified there will be cross contamination.

..... You talk about endoscopy's and colonoscopy's like these are normal everyday occurences that everyone gets nearly every year. (I had a few before finally getting diagnosed).

..... You've refused things as "simple" as gum or sucking candies because you don't know if they're safe.

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