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Marlene

My Boss Just Made My Day!

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Every year our company goes out for a Christmas lunch. During this past year I was diagnosed as gluten/casein intolerant. My boss has seen what I've gone through as far as being so sick for the past few years and losing a lot of weight. He often asks me how I am feeling and if the diet is helping. Anyway, this year instead of going out to a restaurant, they have decided to have the company lunch here and are going to order in from a different restaurant that has safe food (I eat at this restaurant all the time). Isn't that sooo thoughtful? It really made my day! :)

Marlene

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Every year our company goes out for a Christmas lunch. During this past year I was diagnosed as gluten/casein intolerant. My boss has seen what I've gone through as far as being so sick for the past few years and losing a lot of weight. He often asks me how I am feeling and if the diet is helping. Anyway, this year instead of going out to a restaurant, they have decided to have the company lunch here and are going to order in from a different restaurant that has safe food (I eat at this restaurant all the time). Isn't that sooo thoughtful? It really made my day! :)

Marlene

Marlene,

He should make Boss of the Year! We had our celiac holiday party Friday night and one of the door prizes was this great gift basket from glutenfreegifts.com. They have several ready made baskets (including one for celiac kids!) and you can have a basket made-to-order. Compared to other gift baskets I've seen, they are inexpensive.

Happy holidays!

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Our xmas party was a cooking class. I announced that I would show up, but wouldn't eat or cook. They changed the menu so that everything was gluten free except for the dessert and the bread. The place the class was at even went and bought gluten-free chicken broth for the rissotto. It was so cool, especially since I've only been working here a month.

Isn't it nice when people we work with are considerate. It means so much.

Elonwy


Positive Bloodwork 7/8/05

Inconclusive Biopsy 7/20/05

gluten-free since 7/23/05

Never felt better.

"So here's us, on the raggedy edge, come a day when there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. - Malcolm Reynolds"

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Yes, it is wonderful to get this type of support at work! Especially since I don't get it from my family. My own family - husband and kids are great. I'm talking about siblings and parents. My sister recently had a get-together. I was in a huge hurry and forgot to take anything gluten free with me. There was not one thing there that I could eat and she put on quite a spread - snacks, desserts, etc. On the one hand I know I should never expect anything from anyone because that way I won't be disappointed, but, come on! I thought at least my sister would think of me. Even if she would have had a fruit tray. So the rest of the family (there's 50 of us all together) sat there and ate and talked and laughed. At one point my sister said to me "Aren't you going to have anything to eat?" I just couldn't wait to get out of there and go home :( I've learned my lesson. I will always take food with me -- no matter what.

Marlene

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That's fabulous!


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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Yes, it is wonderful to get this type of support at work! Especially since I don't get it from my family. My own family - husband and kids are great. I'm talking about siblings and parents. My sister recently had a get-together. I was in a huge hurry and forgot to take anything gluten free with me. There was not one thing there that I could eat and she put on quite a spread - snacks, desserts, etc. On the one hand I know I should never expect anything from anyone because that way I won't be disappointed, but, come on! I thought at least my sister would think of me. Even if she would have had a fruit tray. So the rest of the family (there's 50 of us all together) sat there and ate and talked and laughed. At one point my sister said to me "Aren't you going to have anything to eat?" I just couldn't wait to get out of there and go home :( I've learned my lesson. I will always take food with me -- no matter what.

Marlene

Dear Marlene,

It is so great your boss is so considerate! As I see, your family is as inconsiderate as mine. No one understands this unless they have to worry about it all of the time! It sucks. I am so tired of worrying about every little thing. It is like being paranoid. But, it is either that, or get violently ill. Which would most normal people pick? My problem is, I cannot go out for very long because I have to eat at regular intervals. This is difficult, because I cannot afford to get those Glutino bars very often. I love those things! They are really expensive, though. Portable options are kind of hard to come by on this diet. I get low blood sugar, and need to have something immediately.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

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Every year our company goes out for a Christmas lunch. During this past year I was diagnosed as gluten/casein intolerant. My boss has seen what I've gone through as far as being so sick for the past few years and losing a lot of weight. He often asks me how I am feeling and if the diet is helping. Anyway, this year instead of going out to a restaurant, they have decided to have the company lunch here and are going to order in from a different restaurant that has safe food (I eat at this restaurant all the time). Isn't that sooo thoughtful? It really made my day! :)

Marlene

How wonderful. I want to work with you!!! :D

I opted out of the Christmas lunch this year. No one even blinked. I told them I didn't want to go someplace where I couldn't eat the food. Didn't occur to them to go where I could. It is a small office (5 people). I'm disappointed in them. :(


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