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Need to Rant:

I am feeling really irritated lately. I have been glutened from CC four times in the last month and a half. I'm not sure exactly where it is coming from, but I think it might be my nannying job. So lately I've been really sensitive.

I just need to rant about this as when this came up I was talking about having had a nightmare where I was back staying with my abusive parents (who I will never stay with again) and they refused to have any food that I could eat in the house. Yes in real life I could go and get food, but in the dream I could not and they literally had nothing.

When I was talking about my nightmare someone who compared my celiac to their CHOICE of being vegetarian. I understand that some people have very strong feelings about their need to be vegetarian. Whether it be spiritual, or ethical. However, it is not the same as being vegitarian, where at least in the US you can pretty much be guaranteed in most, if not all places, these days (though may be somewhat limited in fast food restaurants) being able to get something. And not having to worry about the consequences of becoming sick if someone doesn't switch their gloves. I know after a long time some people have trouble digesting meat, but I've never heard of someone getting sick because of cross contamination with meat.

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Somehow or other it is much more acceptable to be a choice vegetarian diner than a necessary celiac diner :blink::rolleyes:

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You are right on the money with this one!!!

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Yeah - that would really. really annoy me too. And I was a vego for 10 years! It is nowhere near the same at all in any way shape or form!

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If a veg or a vegan accidentally got some chicken broth in the rice, it would not make them sick. If the kitchen made a salad and put chicken on it and the waitress took it off, they would never know and be fine. Restaurants don't have to be as careful. They can cook a veggie burger right where they just toasted a bun.

That said, a lot of veggie restaurants do gluten-free well.

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I have a vegetarian mother-in-law. I give the same response to her in that she has a choice whether or not to eat gluten products or stay vegetarian or whatever. She can be a bit oblivious of what she is doing or saying at times. Most of the time for me is when there has been some good looking cinamon rolls, or cookies or something. She will be standing right infront of me telling me how delicious the item is. I just look back at her and tell her how happy I am that she can enjoy it. From time to time she has eaten meat at family events, like Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner and it does not seem to bother her. The fnniest thing is that now she tries to say that she feels that she should go gluten free beacause the wheat sometimes makes her feel sick. I've never noticed that to be the case. I have told her as I have told others, that they are doing these things out of choice, while I am doing this out of neccesity. If I eat any gluten, I will end up having at least one seizure at any time following that. I drive 35 miles each way to get to work and home. My mother tries to be vegetarian from time to time, but I get the best of her when I cook steaks and chicken or other meats. She is always very concious of my diet restrictions though.

See ya!

Ray

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