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Fun In December Thread

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With all the celebrating in December, let's see who has the best celiac disease-related story, just for the entertainment value. I suggest the following guidelines:

1. keep it to one paragraph

2. choose a category -- either the " guess what someone said about my food issues" , "guess what they tried to feed me" or the best "look what a nice thing someone did for me"

This is all in fun. So when your MIL is sneaking your celiac toast under the table, and you want to smack her, remember what a good addition it will make here......

And of course, I will start:

Look what a nice thing someone did for me

My mom has the world's most crammed refrigerator. Last week, she sent me digital pictures of my Christmas "gift" -- she emptied it completely, cleaned (she proudly said she used paper towels so there was no cc) , cleared and disinfected the top shelves (they're glass), labeled them with red duct tape on all four sides "Gluten Free Zone! Joanna's Food!" so when we come, there's a place to put our stuff. How cool is that? :)

joanna


Mom/wife to celiacs dx 12/03 and 12/04

Success is never final and failure never fatal. It's courage that counts -George Tilton

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I was dx with celiac disease December 5, 2000. That year for Christmas, I received enough gluten-free food and treats from my entire family to open my own store. :lol: Merry Christmas! L.A.


Best RX? Ice Cream!

Positive Blood Test 2000

Negative Biopsy 2000

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A Nice thing someone did for me:

I wanted a muffin and coffee the other day while shopping. The place I went to always offer one type of gluten-free muffin. Anway there were 2 left and about 30 secs before I ordered someone ordered both of them. The staffer asked if I would like any of the other ones and I polietly said I I would just stick with the coffee. The person who had ordered both of the muffins said they would just take one. I thanked the person and explained that I couldn't eat any of the other ones. They then told me that neither could they along with other family members. I really appreciated it because, I am fairly sure that the customer then had to split their muffin with someone else.

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A nice thing someone did for me:

MIL is making her pecan pie bars gluten-free for DS & I (and everyone else too). They are TDF!!! She is also making gluten-free brownies for DS. She always makes us gluten-free pies and has perfected the gluten-free pie crust.

My Dad is making the stuffing gluten-free this year. I told him that he couldn't stuff the turkey with regular stuffing or DS & I couldn't eat it and he said he would just make it gluten-free. I gave him the bread, so he should be good to go! My sister is supervising, so that helps, too.


Kim

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm

but how to dance in the rain."

Positive bloodwork 1/9/06

gluten-free since 1/12/06

Very positive dietary response

DS (12 years old)

Biopsy 7/7/06 ~ Diagnosed Celiac 7/12/2006

gluten-free since 7/15/2006

DD (almost 6)

HLA-DQ2 positive

Celiac Bloodwork negative 2 different times

Still eating gluten for now.

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Something nice someone did for me:

My husband has been extremely supportive ever since my diagnosis. He has even gone gluten free in our house for me. This week he did the nicest thing ever. I'm always complaining that I don't have enough room in our freezer and fridge for all of the gluten free stuff. This means I have to place small orders and can never get most of the stuff I want because we just don't have room. I asked for a chest freezer for Christmas. Well, this week he cleaned out the garage to make room for my freezer. Then, he proceeded to have the BIGGEST upright manual defrost freezer delivered that I have ever seen! I mean, literally, I could take the shelves out and stand in this thing without hunching over! This probably doesn't sound like a big deal to most, but we run a business out of our garage and making enough room for a huge freezer took him all day and he lost a day of work to do it. What a sweetheart!


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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Wow, everyone, what great friends and relatives you have!

I think last Christmas was the most special one. We traveled 1100 miles up north to have Christmas with my family as my mother was very ill. In order to make sure my parents didn't worry about us on the road, we decided to make it a Christmas surprise. But because my sister in law would be doing the cooking I spoke with her as she would need to make sure that I had something safe. But we couldn't tell my brother as he would have blabbed to Mom. :lol:

Anyway .. it turned out my brother gave my poor SIL heck because she was buying a too big turkey, and she had to explain that she needed lots of leftovers.

Well, we got there just before dinner a week ahead of Christmas. My SIL managed to make a wonderful gluten free chicken dinner without my brother catching on! The look on my brothers face was priceless to say the least. Also my parents when we got down to their house. But mostly it was my SIL having a very safe and wonderful Christmas and boxing day dinner for me, complete with the most yummy chocolate sponge with whipcream for dessert.


Shirley

[save the Earth, It's the only planet with chocolate and wine.

It isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...

It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Gluten free since 1989

West Kootenay.... British Columbia

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Okay technically this happened in November but I think it counts anyway.

We were hanging out at my hubby's parents house and they wanted to go out for lunch. His dad asked what I was in the mood for and I said I could kinda go for Outback because they have a gluten-free menu. He didn't know that, but then said oh then we'll definately go there. So me, hubby, his parents and all 3 of his brothers proceeded to go to Outback. I thought that was so sweet that everyone was going there just for me.


Jillian

Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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While my child has been gluten-free for 2 1/2 years, I only recently became gluten intolerant (lesson: those genes can activate anytime AFTER you've had a negative test!).

I got my test results on a Thursday. That Sunday, my friend had offered to bring lunch for the youth group I lead at church. I showed up with my Amy's gluten-free frozen dinner, only to discover that she'd made the entire lunch gluten-free for me!

Only weeks later did I learn, through her daughter in youth group, how much effort she had gone to in order to be sure I could eat with the group. All she had said was, "I may not do this every time I bring lunch, but I thought it was important for today."

Tree

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Look what they fed me

We had a church breakfast a couple of weeks ago. there was this sausage, egg quiche thing and the lady told us that they were all gluten free cause the recipe did not use bread cubes so we went and ate it anyways thinking that was nice. the next day my sister broke out a headache and we couldnt figure out why. we got a phone call which was the lady apologizing to us because the recipe actually did have bread cubes in it! :o

at least its the thought that counts

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My dad and his wife always send a Christmas box to us from Texas. Sometimes, ok most of the time, the gifts are the normal jewerly, clothes, etc. But this year there was large basket wrapped for me. When I opened it I about cried, it had gluten free foods in it. That itself was nice but the items in it were ones that I had looked at when we were in Texas visiting in October and I first explained my new dx. I didn't know if she really listened but it was AMAZING.


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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