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I've been gluten-free for almost two months now, and I am making a real effort to stay upbeat, but last night was just really rough. I was already sad because it was graduation night for our only child. On top of that, six of us went out to eat at the Cheesecake Factory, one of my favorite restaurants. It was the first time I'd been there since going gluten-free. Our waiter, whose dad has Celiac Disease, was wonderful, but it was just really hard looking at the three different kinds of bread, which I love, plus I couldn't have the pizza I would have ordered in the past. I had steamed broccoli and a salad. I couldn't even have the candied pecans, because they had gluten in them. It's just really hard sometimes. On top of that, I've had a tummy ache for three days. I don't have any IBS symptoms at all. It's just a "sour stomach." I know I haven't been glutened. Anyhow, just needed to vent.

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I've been gluten-free for almost two months now, and I am making a real effort to stay upbeat, but last night was just really rough. I was already sad because it was graduation night for our only child. On top of that, six of us went out to eat at the Cheesecake Factory, one of my favorite restaurants. It was the first time I'd been there since going gluten-free. Our waiter, whose dad has Celiac Disease, was wonderful, but it was just really hard looking at the three different kinds of bread, which I love, plus I couldn't have the pizza I would have ordered in the past. I had steamed broccoli and a salad. I couldn't even have the candied pecans, because they had gluten in them. It's just really hard sometimes. On top of that, I've had a tummy ache for three days. I don't have any IBS symptoms at all. It's just a "sour stomach." I know I haven't been glutened. Anyhow, just needed to vent.

Ordinarily, life is all about choices, with being celica is choices are extroidanaire. I find it a mind game. I eat that, I get sick, do I want to do that? Again choices.

There is not reason that you can not eat very well. But you have other issues going on. You are morning your loss of food, and the loss of your child moving on. And you have every reason to be emotional....and so should you.

You have a transition time ahead of you, but, take one on at a time.. Eat home as much as possible. Perhaps your son will be with you for the summer before school and so spend some quite time with him if you can catch him. :rolleyes:

Relay and well wishes to you. Lisa


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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It sounds like you live in an area with a lot of restaurants if you have a Cheesecake Factory....next time maybe you could go to a really great gluten-free restaurnant like Carrabba's, Outback Steakhouse, PF Chang's, etc. and eat a huge meal to help you celebrate! That's what I do on special occasions!

But so sorry you had nothing good to eat:(

Congratulations on raising a great son! I'm a high school teacher and I know how exciting that graduation ceremony is!

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I hope you start to feel better soon I cryed at my granddaughter's 5 th grade reception she will be going to a new school for the 6th grade. One of her Teachers walked up to me and said I know how you feel I get motional every year I have to give them up He said we get attached. Thank god for all of you great Teachers,you have a gift to be able to do this for all these kids.

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I sobbed at my daughter's kindergarten graduation. In fact, I'm getting emotional now just thinking about it - and she's going into third grade...and I hit a squirrel on my way to work this morning - so I'm really just in an emotional place right this minute.

Sometimes I just really wish we could order a pizza or Chinese take out or something fun and easy like that. Then I think about the consequences and the pain and I realize my entire family is healthier because of the way we eat. And I feel better...sometimes it takes a glass of wine or a gluten-free beer...but I do feel better. And I have totally mastered pizza from scratch.


Gina

gluten-free since 2001

Son dx celiac March 2005

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