• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Are You Happy?
1 1

57 posts in this topic

Happy Happy  :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Good question,

I tend to be happy 85% of the time, up until a year ago, I was living a nightmare, and depressed after a patch of bad luck when the recession hit back in 08. During that time I had a lot of people be real mean jerks to me, but that is my past. I recently looked at my life and started taking notes at what is good going on.

Life is getting better

My hubby and I both finished school.

We both work in the field we attended school for.

I moved out of a seriously horrid and flat out scary as heck neighborhood, to a place that is  well that'll do pig.

I stopped moping or having online rage at crazy stuff I read online that is nuts and started doing a hobby, that I've been interested in.

I found this site and have talked on these forums with  excelllent peeps.

so yea I can say I am pretty darn happy anymore.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Daughters house is big and the kitchen is completely gluten-free....and she has horses for us to ride :)

Horses leads me to think there's plenty of land to go wandering on...I'm game!! When is the party?

But anywho, I am happy to finally be able to do things and not feel like crap! I am happy the the mention of celiac puts a stop to things before they get started (for those that stalk, I mean follow my posts, dietary restrictions is a no for that girl), but hey, at least she was honest about it and neither of us "wasted" any time! I am also happy that tomorrow is the first support group meeting that I have found in my area! Hoping to get some good pointers on safe places to eat, and meet some local silly yaks!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Horses leads me to think there's plenty of land to go wandering on...I'm game!! When is the party?

But anywho, I am happy to finally be able to do things and not feel like crap! I am happy the the mention of celiac puts a stop to things before they get started (for those that stalk, I mean follow my posts, dietary restrictions is a no for that girl), but hey, at least she was honest about it and neither of us "wasted" any time! I am also happy that tomorrow is the first support group meeting that I have found in my area! Hoping to get some good pointers on safe places to eat, and meet some local silly yaks!

Awesome! Hope you find some great new Sillyak buds :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Honey, I think there is a big difference between being sad and being unhappy, at least in the context of this thread. I AM happy, but of course I experience sadness.

 

I am sad that I lost Grommit a few weeks ago. I am sad that another close friend died last week of a heart attack. I'm worried about one of my best friends who has cancer. I'm even angry that a person I thought was a true friend has betrayed me recenty.

 

But all of these negative things are riding on the surface of my core of happiness. Do you know what I'm trying to say? Underneath all the bad stuff is a great big pile of happiness. It's kind of like if you had a big old block of gold and someone threw some dirt over it. The gold may be dirty but it's still gold and still worth just as much.

 

I know none of the dirt is my fault. And sweet girl, YOU need to know that none of your sorrows are your fault either. No one got sick because of you. Indeed, the ones you love who got sick and your sisters who died had more happiness in their lives because of the love they feel for you and the love you give back to them. You made/make everything BETTER for them. So yes, be sad, but also be grateful that you brought/bring a smile to their hearts.

 

Being as sick as you are is another thing entirely. It must be so hard for you. But I ask you to try concentrating on the good stuff - the love of your family and friends, your upcoming trip, the sunshine, music, and most of all, the Lord. Put everything in His hands with the knowledge that He knows what is best for all of us, and that the suffering we endure here will be balanced by the happiness He will give us later. No matter what, always say think and feel "Thy will be done" and the result will be pure joy.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


I can be happy, if I remember what's written in the Bible. Not to complain when trials come my way but to see them as pure joy. Sounds crazy right? The Lord only allows hard times for two reasons; Satan wants to crush you with the trials of life, and God wants to see you rise above!

 

I'm standing pretty TALL today :D Thank you God for your strength! I will have to borrow it for many years to come!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm definitely happy. That is despite being 63 and dealing with all the "joys"of creeping old age.

Consider:

1) I retired early, 6 years ago.

2) I enjoy SCUBA diving and take trips with friends to Belize, Little Cayman, Palau and many other places. Dove the Maldives in the Indian Ocean and spent several hours in Dubai on the return trip. BTW, when we were in Palau, the boat stopped one afternoon at a beach where we had a picnic. The next year, the Ulong tribe on Survivor used that same beach for their camp!

3) Have taken up the piano and, believe it or not, am getting better (OK, OK, a "little" bit better!!). Recently, I've started to toy with learning to play Boogie Woogie style.

4) Took up gardening, over time removed all my grass and created one big garden according to the guidelines of the National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat certification program. I wake up to bird song now and see tons of birds. Yesterday, I enjoyed a 15 minute aerial ballet of 2 hummingbirds. There are lots of butterflies too and I eagerly watch for their caterpillars.

5) I have time to read and do so widely. We have a great library here so it's all free. They have e-books so some I can download to my iPad.

6) Have a Netflix account and stay up-to-date with films and some TV shows. Cut the cable and stream everything now.

7) Like photography and have taken some fairly good wildlife photos.

8) Swim at the Y on a regular basis for exercise.

It does tend to be a grind at times but it is great.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
1 1

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      106,792
    • Total Posts
      932,467
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      64,273
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    midwayliz
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Reality check in the past few weeks, looks like I got glutened at what should be a "safe" restaurant for gluten-free and gone right back to the beginning again recovery-wise Now too scared to eat anywhere and turning down social opportunities because of the food issues, what a miserable way to live this is.
    • Your issues is probably with the carbs then. there is a alternative. best pricing is miracle noodle. For Konjac rice substitute. Konjac flour works with some people others it does not. https://miraclenoodle.com/collections/miracle-noodle-rice-products There is a trick to cooking it but they make no carb noodles, and rice. I use the rice to make all kinds of rice like dishes like my mothers mexican fried rice etc. It does have a tad off texture and flavor but comes close. If your looking for no carb breads Julians Bakery makes some pretty decent breads but you HAVE to toast them to use them. I just found them a month ago....First time eating a bread in 2 year, and first time in as long as I can recall eating one that did not make me feel bloated and fat. No carbs, no sugars, no yeast, no dairy, no soy, and very low sodium...... Been eating french toast, vegan cheesy bread, bread with almond butter and sugar free jam I have honestly been in food heaven since I found it. BTW some celiacs can not tolerate any grains very rare but it happens.    OH and on what I have is really bad Ulcerative Colitis, so I have a bunch of other trigger foods that cause inflammation, bleeding, distention, constipation, gas, bloating etc. Carbs/sugars is a huge one for me fructose, glucose, sucrose.
    • They rotate growing rice and oats in the same crop. I unfortunately am intolerant to oats.  I have Dysbiosis according to a stool test, which is why I am quite sensitive to gluten among other foods.  May I ask what AI you have that makes you sensitive to carbs? I have been in and out of the doctor since November 2016 with chronic pain.  Trying to figure out what is going on with my gut, it's terrifying. I tried Dynasty jasmine rice from Thailand the other day which was recommended in 2009 by someone on here and a few hours later had the worst low blood sugar attack I'd ever had in my life. I am severely underweight due to the pain and I think this happened because I ate a bit too much (I LOVE rice) upon my first introduction back into my diet.  Even so I reacted just as I do when I ingest gluten (intense anxiety/hard to breathe/fast heart beat/constipation/intense pain under my ribs) So I don't think Dynasty is a safe brand, not for me at least. I only react this way to gluten. My other food sensitivities, the symptoms pop up around 24 hours later and are completely different. 
    • Thanks so much for the information. I tried Dynasty jasmine rice which was a recommendation from a sensitive individual on here. The post I believe was from 2009 so there's plenty of time for practices to have changed. I only ask this here again for updated information as I tried the Dynasty brand and got sick. I do not have Celiac disease (according to an Endoscopy) however, I have been gluten-free for 2 years and only ate a cookie or a donut maybe a few times a month for a year and a half before I was tested. I actually like going without gluten as I get less low blood sugar attacks and rarely ever get migraines. Not to mention, before I had the Endoscopy I was fasting for 2 days with no food or drink while I received other tests while I was in the hospital. I also got a colonoscopy at the same time so I had to clear my system out completely. My doctor believes I have a non-Celiac gluten sensitivity due to my symptoms after ingesting gluten. I was diagnosed with Dysbiosis so it could be my body lacks the correct bacteria to break down gluten. I have several other food intolerances including dairy and oats which many facilities process along with rice. 
  • Upcoming Events