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This Is Too Funny!


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I called the airline the yesterday -- getting ready for a trip. After making the reservation, I needed to order my gluten-free meal. The guy on the phone told me that he would scan the list for that, and asked if while he looked, I would explain what gluten was. After I gave him a quick definition, he said, "Oh, here it is, and that makes more sense. I always thought it was "glutton-free," for people who were gluttons and ate too much." I couldn't stop laughing! Still chuckling today.

Patty

I am a doctor, but not that kind, and I don't play one online anyway!

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yeah - isn't that too funy - us celiac people eating too much - i don't know about you all but ever since i've known i've had the "d" i don't over eat - unless i'm cheating(being bad) - that is w/ food - my family & i call it cheating - i don't care for alot of the gluten-free food - n don't have a lot of time to make "special" recipes so i eat eggs, sausage, egg & tuna salad - i did find a bread that i love toasted so ALL sandwiches must be toasted - anyway - yeah i very seldon over eat - thanks for sharing the story - that was cool!

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And now you two have me laughing even harder! :D No, I never overeat, and it's hard to anyway. I don't like the gluten-free alternative flours and breads, so gluttony is not only a sin, it's nearly impossible (except for potatoes -- a favorite!). And no, I don't cheat (eat gluten) -- I used to have a mild allergy to wheat, and so when I went gluten-free, I was no longer de-sensitizing myself to wheat with little bits here and there, so now if I eat even a crumb, I have a severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock). So not only is cheating NOT an option, I HAVE to be so careful, so I generally don't eat out and buy only "whole foods" (one ingredient in their natural state).

Oh, this is funny -- last time I was hospitalized with anaphylaxis, they brought in bread on my hospital tray the next morning! It's was in my diagnosis, and I also told the dietician. So of course when I asked the dietician to be sent to my room, she told me it wasn't wheat, but "whilte." (Is "white" a new grain? I used to teach in the wheat and corn fields of Kansas, but never a field of "white." :blink: Hmmmm . . . ) Anyway, there I am explaining to this dietician what wheat is! Argh! It scares me, thinking of little kids with food allergies, who just eat what is stuck in front of them. Another story.)

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Patty, the absent-minded professor

I am a doctor, but not that kind, and I don't play one online anyway!

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Oh, this is funny -- last time I was hospitalized with anaphylaxis, they brought in bread on my hospital tray the next morning! It's was in my diagnosis, and I also told the dietician. So of course when I asked the dietician to be sent to my room, she told me it wasn't wheat, but "whilte." (Is "white" a new grain? I used to teach in the wheat and corn fields of Kansas, but never a field of "white." Hmmmm . . . ) Anyway, there I am explaining to this dietician what wheat is! Argh! It scares me, thinking of little kids with food allergies, who just eat what is stuck in front of them. Another story.)

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Yep--far too common. When I was first diagnosed my dad said something like, "Oh, you can eat raisin bran, right?" He got the impression that unless it was rye bread or frosted mini wheats, I could eat it :). He understands now, but we still make fun of that.

People have actually asked on the board if white bread is okay....on the last pages of messages, probably in the food products section--kinda funny, but scary--some people have life-threatening responses when they consume foods they're allergic to--the dieticians would be in trouble if someone in the hospital was that way with wheat. :lol:

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--kinda funny, but scary--some people have life-threatening responses when they consume foods they're allergic to--the dieticians would be in trouble if someone in the hospital was that way with wheat.

Yup, that was me -- in the hospital with a life-threatening allergy to wheat, and they bring me bread and crackers with my meals. I gave up trying to explain, called home for food, and my daughter brought me a couple of cans of pineapple. :D

I am a doctor, but not that kind, and I don't play one online anyway!

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I was on a recent business trip and booked my airfare online. I selected the Gluten-Free Meal from the special needs drop-down menu and thought this is easy. I come to find out that my flights were changed in that "No Special Meal Offered" was printed on my receipt. I ended up having to pack a travel meal and carry it with me so that I could sustain myself while in-flight.

Lesson learned is that it's alsways good to double-check and have something gluten-free with you just in case.

Cleveland Bob :)

"Dreams Are What The Future Is Made Of"

Endoscopy & Blood Work Positive.....

gluten-free Since December 2004.....

Soy Intolerant August 2007......

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That hospital dietician story about the white vs wheat was funny, but in all seriousness, if I were the hospital I'd check her credentials and demote her anway for that. She's a liability to the hospital.

Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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I'm inclined to agree about taking the hospital dietician to task. Geez... you're IN there for a severe reaction to wheat and they give you wheat?? What's the diff betw. that and giving someone with a life-treatening allergy a whopping dose of penicillin?? Someone would fry for that!!

That's sort of my nightmare... that I end up in a nursing home someday and people feed me wheat and I keep having "molten acid" leaking out of me and they get mad and I get terrible bed sores on my butt!! YIKES!!

luvs2eat

Living in the beautiful Ozark mountains in Arkansas

positive blood tests and later, positive biopsy

diagnosed 8/5/02, gluten-free (after lots of mistakes!) since that day

Dairy free since July 2010 and NOT happy about it!!

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