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MegRie

Crying Over Chicken!

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Well, I've been out of town for almost a weeks so the food for me at home is pretty scarce. As I was out and about running errands today I got REALLY hungry. So I went to Bk for some tasty gluten free fries. "I'm sorry, we aren't serving fries yet." The drive-thru girl told me. BLAUGH! Well, at least there is a chick-fil-a across the street. I'll go over there get some tasty waffle fries and a plain fillet and eat it when I get home. Well I finally get home, I'm completely starving at this point so I get my tapioca bread spread some of my gluten-free ranch dressing on it. I can already taste that chicken. AGGHHHH what's this- BREADED CHICKEN.... and then I cried. I couldn't believe I was crying because my chicken was breaded. But I was so hungry and I hardly ever look forward to eating anymore, but I really wanted that chicken.

The moral of this story:

If you have celiac disease. Try not to let yourself get that hungry in the first place. Normally I have snacks on hand, but after being out of town I found myself very unprepared in my own home. I've discovered that Lara bars, cheese and fruit, nut thins, and horizon milk cartons are very helpful while out and about.

Well here's to not crying over breaded chicken! :D

and.. thanks for letting me vent!

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Ha! Been there!! SOOOO understand, only I cried at a stoplight.


Diagnosed with Gluten Allergy April 2010. Family history of Celiac disease and bowel cancers. Already feeling a billion times better since going gluten free.

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big virtual hug - been there, done that, and cried about it.

I think you're absolutely right: getting hungry when we're out, and don't have safe snacks on hand, so often leads to disaster. And then when you're still hungry and can't eat, or you eat and get sick, it's just that much worse. We all need a good cry sometimes, anyway, huh? ;)


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Gluten free since August 10, 2009.
21 years with undiagnosed Celiac Disease

23 years with undiagnosed sulfite sensitivity

25 years with undiagnosed mast cell activation disorder (MCAD) 

 

Daughter: celiac and MCAD positive

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Father, brother: celiac positive

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Oh my, this very thing happened to me today!!

Went to Jason's Deli and ordered everything to go, we were taking it to my grandmother's to eat with her. I was so excited that they had Udi's bread!!! Ordered our meals, raved about

how excited I was, thank everyone for being so nice and drive the 1/2 hour to grandma's. Imagine my total disappointment when I pull everything out of the bag and see that my order didn't make it!!!! :blink: I was crying over an empty bag! :(


Diagnosed with Lymphoma March 2010. After surgery doctors said "Oops!"

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease April 2010. After endoscopy doc said "Aren't you glad?"

Uhhh.....yeah!

DD #1 ('99) tested negative on bloodwork but positive on 2 genetic markers. Went gluten free in July 2010 and has been symptom-free ever since!

DD #2 ('98) tested negative and has no symptoms. Didn't fork out money for genetic testing. Will watch and test regularly.

Husband tested positive in July 2010 and has refused to go gluten free. Uh huh, that's gonna bite him in the a** one day! (Pun intended!)

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big virtual hug - been there, done that, and cried about it.

I think you're absolutely right: getting hungry when we're out, and don't have safe snacks on hand, so often leads to disaster. And then when you're still hungry and can't eat, or you eat and get sick, it's just that much worse. We all need a good cry sometimes, anyway, huh? ;)

Not to mention cranky... I get sooo cranky when I can't get something to eat.

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Oh my, this very thing happened to me today!!

Went to Jason's Deli and ordered everything to go, we were taking it to my grandmother's to eat with her. I was so excited that they had Udi's bread!!! Ordered our meals, raved about

how excited I was, thank everyone for being so nice and drive the 1/2 hour to grandma's. Imagine my total disappointment when I pull everything out of the bag and see that my order didn't make it!!!! :blink: I was crying over an empty bag! :(

that sucks about not getting your food, but that is exciting that Jason's Deli is offering Gluten-Free options!

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I so understand!! We were recently motel-ing it for a week. The motel refrig malfunctioned & froze all my veggies & fruit, the stuff in the freezer all thawed out - the final straw was when I took my loaf of bread out of the the ice chest and it crumbled into a zillion bread crumbs! I sat on the motel floor in front of the refrig and cried. !! I think we all understand being hungry and having no food!!!

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Yeah, I can relate. Got the holiday See's catalogue in the mail today. I thought "YIPPIE, See's chocolates." Sat down to read it and remembered I can't eat See's anymore because I'm now horribly allergic to soy.

Yes, I cried. It sucks to know I can never have another See's Thin Mint. And no, I don't want to hear that so and so's is just as good. It's not, it never is; never at any point in the last four years has anything been as good as what I now can't eat.

Had it been me, I would have cried over the breaded chicken too. Heaven knows I've cried over far sillier things since the adventure began four years ago this month . . . .


"My mother always told me, it's okay to play with a man's mind

as long as you put it back where you got it when you're done with it."

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I've had 2 meals at Jason's Deli and both times I felt great, other than being very full. I come from Toronto where Deli is an art form. Here in Texas, Jason's makes a very decent sandwich and now that it is on Udi bread, I am in heaven. I had a sandwich this past weekend and although I had to eat it with a fork and a knife because the bread didn't hold up, it was delicious. I took half home and toasted it and it held up better. The meat does not contain nitrites, and the chips are delish!

It is a restaurant that I can go with DH or friends and not feel what I order is strange.


Gluten Intolerance, Colitis, IBS, Lactose and Casein Intolerance, Gastro-Paresis, GERD, Arthritis. Taking Remicade and Asacol, 2 Prilosec/day among other meds. Officially a senior citizen! New knee is doing well.. now about that other knee...

Food is in my dreams and in my nightmares!

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I always check my take-out orders before I leave the restaurant to make sure they're correct. There's no way I want to risk getting all the way home with the wrong food.


Gluten-Free since September 15, 2005.

Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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I always check my take-out orders before I leave the restaurant to make sure they're correct. There's no way I want to risk getting all the way home with the wrong food.

That is something I need to remember! Lesson learned.


Diagnosed with Lymphoma March 2010. After surgery doctors said "Oops!"

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease April 2010. After endoscopy doc said "Aren't you glad?"

Uhhh.....yeah!

DD #1 ('99) tested negative on bloodwork but positive on 2 genetic markers. Went gluten free in July 2010 and has been symptom-free ever since!

DD #2 ('98) tested negative and has no symptoms. Didn't fork out money for genetic testing. Will watch and test regularly.

Husband tested positive in July 2010 and has refused to go gluten free. Uh huh, that's gonna bite him in the a** one day! (Pun intended!)

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