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I Found A Crouton At The Bottom Of My Salad

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I suppose the title & description sum it all up. :( I pretty much spent last night in the bathroom. Since I have microscopic colitis I can't tell the reaction of my small intestine from the colitis. My insides are incredibly inflamed and I can't imagine eating anything ever again. I can't even handle my cream of rice or meal replacement formula. I know it won't be like this forever, but it is ok that I cry about it now? Thanks...

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aw, honey...of course you can cry...I'm sorry you are dealing with this!! wish I could help more....(((hugs)))

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I'm so sorry this is happening. It really sucks. Yes you can cry. Crying is totally okay. You don't have to ask our permission. Please be gentle with yourself.

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I am so sorry you are feeling so badly. You mention a meal replacement, does that have soy? If it does try going without it for a bit and see if that helps. Something else you may want to do is check with your doctor. If you have been so ill for so long it may be that the same place that gave you the crouton also gave you food poisoning. Although that generally is over with fairly quicky sometimes we need an antibiotic to end the distress.

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Thanks you guys, for the support. I have gotten sick and tired of the meal replacement, and it does contain soy, so I will just lay off it for a bit. I am going to see my GI doctor tomorrow - at least, I hope I can get in to see him. Irishheart, I really do like that quote - you may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. It's so applicable now...

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Thanks you guys, for the support. I have gotten sick and tired of the meal replacement, and it does contain soy, so I will just lay off it for a bit. I am going to see my GI doctor tomorrow - at least, I hope I can get in to see him. Irishheart, I really do like that quote - you may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. It's so applicable now...

I should have said something about the soy, too...good pick up, Raven! I was going to use those drinks when I was really sick and saw they ALL contain that. Soy causes all kinds of trouble. I do not know why they have to put that in every darn thing. It's just like wheat filler--in everything.

As for the quote, my sweet hubby put that on the fridge one day at the beginning of my search to find out what was keeping me so ill. 3 years ago. It is still true for me. But, I keep my eyes on the prize...winning the battle. :)

I hope you feel better soon and get some answers ASAP. Take care, hon!

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I was just wondering... considering how bad you feel right now and how much it set you back... what did you do to the restaurant that gave you the salad what made you sick? Did you talk to them about it? Complain? Educate them about how serious they should take allergies and intolerances? Write a bad review for them on the internet?

I feel like you ought to do something at least... to prevent it from happening again, to you or anyone else.

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I was just wondering... considering how bad you feel right now and how much it set you back... what did you do to the restaurant that gave you the salad what made you sick? Did you talk to them about it? Complain? Educate them about how serious they should take allergies and intolerances? Write a bad review for them on the internet?

I feel like you ought to do something at least... to prevent it from happening again, to you or anyone else.

You raise an excellent point, Ms. Jam! ;)

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My first instinct was to say something immediately, but I was at a lunch sponsored by one of the companies we do business with. I was afraid of making a big obvious stink because it was supposed to be so... high end. I am not sure who would have been more mortified: me, my company, the sponsoring company (all in my favor of course). I resolved to say something on my way out to the server/manager in private, but I was all wrapped in a conversation that was not easy to get out of. I am rethinking what to do now, given that I am still sick 4 weeks later.

My second instinct was that it was a human mistake. Given how I found the thing, it was most likely that it had fallen in the salad, maybe from a salad sitting beside it. And what could really be done at that point? The damage had already been done. They were very conscientious about everything else in the meal and letting me know which things were gluten-free and which were not. No matter how much they apologize they will not erase the yo yo that has been my life for the past weeks, when i think I am getting better only to get worse, etc.

However, it's probably worth it to re-stress the importance of the allergies & intolerances of customers. Especially after that horrific post about the chef in CO...

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I wouldn't make a stink--just call them up and explain what happened. Servers need to be educated so that they won't make mistakes like that, you know?

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