I have been eating gluten free for 4 months it has helps when your family is supportive and finding a Celiac group to join is good. I do a lot of info surfing on the net so I can be better informed. I just back from vacation we went ot Calif. for 10 days and traveled to Florida for 6 days. I was very nervous about the trip and what I could eat so I made a lot of list as to what resturants I could eat at and driving to Florida I took cheese, lunch meat and other goodies just in case I couldn't find some place. I only got sick once and all in all it helped to plan ahead. Good luck I still have my days where I feel sorry for myself and want to eat something because I get frustrated but I don't because I can't and I know that my family needs me to be around for a long time. I found a great cook book called "You won't believe it's Gluten-Free" by Roben Ryberg. So if you want onion rings, etc... you can still have them! Aslo Bob's Red Mill has a good pizza crust. We all have bad days but hang in there your not alone!