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Ursa Major

Oh My Gosh, Winter Has Arrived

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Here I am sitting at my computer, and the phone rings (the church secretary, wanting to talk to my husband, who works from home twice a week). And she says, Ursula, have you looked outside recently? It's snowing! And sure enough, it's REALLY coming down, in big flakes. Yikes!


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Here I am sitting at my computer, and the phone rings (the church secretary, wanting to talk to my husband, who works from home twice a week). And she says, Ursula, have you looked outside recently? It's snowing! And sure enough, it's REALLY coming down, in big flakes. Yikes!

Yep, same here in the southeast Chicago suburbs :D


Gluten Free...negative blood results...absolutely positive diet results.

Dairy Free...absolutely positive diet results.

Egg Free...there goes another one...absolutely positive diet results.

Allergic to Codeine.

"Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know which ones may have gluten in them:)"

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I saw the snow this morning on Good Morning America! We're having a nice, sunny mild day today--but it's going to be much colder here by the weekend. No snow, though :D


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Well, thankfully, it has stopped already. The problem with a lot of snow this early is, that the leaves are still on the trees. If the snow is wet, it clings to the leaves, and many trees will break. About ten years ago we got a ton of snow before the leaves had fallen off the trees, and all through the night and day it was like shots were being fired. But it was the trees, which were splitting, or their branches were all breaking off. It was pretty bad. The next day it looked terrible, a lot of devastation.

But I love the first snow that stays, which will probably come in November (when the trees are ready for it and are suitably bare :) ).


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Where in Ontario are you, Ursula? Were you devastated by the '98 ice storm like we were?


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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I woke up yesteday to a snow covered ground and then it melted only for me to wake up again this morning to another snow covered ground except today it hasn't melted yet!!! But I'm not complaining... I LOVE SNOW!!!

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Wow... Snow... It's warm here today. Well, it hit 70 degrees anyway. I was roasting in my lightweight longsleeve top.


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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And there I was thinking today that autumn's just arrived cos, despite it being really sunny, the washing didn't dry on the line. I'm so jealous of your snow! I'm a big kid when it comes to snow :D Not that we get much here :(


Susie from Coventry, UK

IBS & GERD 2000

Screened for coeliac disease as sister has it - negative blood test

Nov 2005 positive blood tests

January 2006 dx by biopsy

gluten-free and dairy lite since then

I am also neutropenic, anaemic and have hypothyroidism

Feb 08: free protein S deficiency; candida overgrowth; adrenal exhaustion

'My grace is enough; it's all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.' 2 Corinthians 12

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Ya want snow, come to Ottawa...there's just far too much of the stuff for me in our winters. Snowbanks that are taller than I am, snowtires that just can't get through the drifts, constant back-breaking shovelling (our snow seems so much HEAVIER than anyone else's!)...and yet, we have the BEST toboggan hills. And snowball-fights. And cross-country ski trails..... :)


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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wow, snow! and i thought i was having trouble going from pretty mild virginia beach (where its still kind of summer!) to northern virginia (where the leaves are changing and its cold at night)! stay warm!

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We had snow here in Minneapolis today, too! It makes me so excited about the upcoming snowboarding season! Most of my coworkers were all grumpy about the snow, but I love it.


Gluten-Free since September 15, 2005.

Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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I love snow! The only time I've ever seen it in October was in Siberia though. It was 70 here today too. We rarely get enough snow to play in here - we have to drive to the mountains usually.


Liz

Started Specific Carbohydrate Diet on 8-16-09 because son was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and want to give him moral support.

Diagnosed with Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in 2003. Discovered that going completely gluten-free put me in remission.

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalms 27:13

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Emily, I am about 50 miles north of Toronto. And even though we were affected by the ice storm, we didn't have major damage like the Ottawa area and Quebec.

Well, it was like a blizzard for a bit, and it's snowing on and off. Temperatures have gone down to freezing now. I just hope that it won't snow enough for our beautiful maple tree to be wrecked by the heavy snow sticking to the leaves and breaking it apart.

I do love snow as well, I just don't want the trees all to break.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Snow??? what is snow??? :P it has snowed perhaps three times in Central CA in my lifetime.....and it was just a freak dusting that went away...must be so nice there!

Actually, I am no stranger to snow......and on clear days, all winter, we can see it on the tips of the glorious Sierra Nevada (which means Snowy Range).....on some days it's as if you could reach out and touch it. So....all I have to do is drive one hour to be in the snow. Hoping to ski this year....been a while!


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

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

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Snow must be so lovely!! I live in salem, oregon it rains here almost as much here as it does in seattle. Too much rain and no snow! I've lived here my whole life, someday I want to build an actual snow man!! I'm so jealous!

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I'm in between Liz and Julie, just north of Vancouver WA. We don't see much snow if any either. It is so pretty to look at though.


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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It's amazing...the Inuit up in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut have more than forty words for snow, depending on its consistency and weight. Talk about being a central part of your life! :)


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Better you guys than me getting snow. I loath snow, I hate the cold I want to see green grass and pretty flowers all year.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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Better you guys than me getting snow. I loath snow, I hate the cold I want to see green grass and pretty flowers all year.

Well, what are you doing living in Calgary, then, of all places?! :ph34r::blink::wacko:


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Just saw the news....14" in Buffalo, NY Wow, a little early isn't it :unsure:


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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