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My grandma doesn't understand completely. She knows I'm allergic to wheat, and so far the only reaction I had when I was glutened was throwing up(it ended in a day) but I'm trying to be careful around things that contain wheat, because I've heard stories of other people who have gotten sick just by breathing/being around something containing wheat. She thinks its just "in their head." Any help?

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Can you bring her here? If you can get her to sit down and read some of the posts and info on the home page that may help her understand a bit better.

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could you have your parents talk to her (especially the one that is the child of your grandma?)

My husband talked to my mother in law and that has helped tremendously.

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I'm learning that it's just that generation. DO you know that my own father (I"m 34, he's 69) STILL offers me toast in the morning, and asks why when they are eating pasta/lasagna, I have my own food. STILL.. After, oh maybe 20 explanation sessions..

No joke, my 6 year old daughter knows better.. she'll tell him that the breadcrumbs that fly everywhere when he cuts his crunchy bread at the table are not good, and now 'mommy' can't eat the other food and that he should be more careful.. SHE"S 6!!

LOL- they will never get it. I"m learning this the hard way.. My father in law has lied to me a few times and once when I probed after he seemed like he was lying, he said "I only put a few tablespoons of breadcrumbs in it"...

Steph (:

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I'm learning that it's just that generation. DO you know that my own father (I"m 34, he's 69) STILL offers me toast in the morning, and asks why when they are eating pasta/lasagna, I have my own food. STILL.. After, oh maybe 20 explanation sessions..

No joke, my 6 year old daughter knows better.. she'll tell him that the breadcrumbs that fly everywhere when he cuts his crunchy bread at the table are not good, and now 'mommy' can't eat the other food and that he should be more careful.. SHE"S 6!!

LOL- they will never get it. I"m learning this the hard way.. My father in law has lied to me a few times and once when I probed after he seemed like he was lying, he said "I only put a few tablespoons of breadcrumbs in it"...

Steph (:

oh I hear you on that one! As good as my MIL has been since hubby talked to her, she still will make something that my daughter and I can't eat. (Like gravy thickened with flour... breadcrumb stuffed green peppers - which were formerly a huge favorite of mine....) I feel fortunate because she is at least trying.

One thing I did that is helping is that I have equipped her with some gluten free ingredients to use when she cooks for us. I don't expect her to buy these things - because unfortunately they are more expensive - but if she has them she is willing to use them . Breadcrumbs are the #1 ingredient I make sure she has! (I make my own from gluten free bread)

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Okay thanks everyone.

I can get her to here, she actually lives with us, lol.

She is understanding in some ways, but sometimes she implies she kind of thinks we are just making a big deal out of nothing.

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