• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsSubscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter

  • 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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes

Northeast Blizzard
0

Rate this topic

47 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

weatherman-smiley-emoticon.gif

Looks like this one could be aweful. I will be sending warming thoughts and prayers your way.

Be safe!!!

Colleen

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


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


weatherman-smiley-emoticon.gif

Looks like this one could be aweful. I will be sending warming thoughts and prayers your way.

Be safe!!!

Colleen

Excellent use of a smiley!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Once we teach 'em how to use 'em , there's no stopping 'em now. :lol:

Thanks for the well wishes, Colleen! xx

If I can survive the Blizzard of '78, I can survive this one too.

(that one was a doozy!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers . I got my new 10K generator ready. A lesson from Storm Sandy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was there for the blizzard of '78. By the time they let us out of work it was 3:30 and the snow was already over the bumpers of our cars. I had a VW Beetle and my Dad (who worked in the same place) followed me home. He told me not to stop for any reason - even at the stop signs! He said just roll down your window so you can see if anyone is coming, and if they are, slow down enough to let them get past and then just pull out around them. He was driving a pickup truck and he said if he slid off the road I should just keep going as he wouldn't be going fast enough to get hurt. We had a LONG and very steep hill to climb on the way home. Cars were sliding down sideways at me but I just drove around them. My trysty VW never skidded once. Dad made it home a few minutes after I arrived and we all stayed home for the next three days. Governor Ella Grasso shut the state down. The only vehicles allowed on the roads were snowplows and emergency vehicles.

My sister had a four-year-old boy with a 106 fever at the time. He was hospitalized and my sister and her husband stayed at the hospital for those three days. They never did figure out what was wrong with him but by the time the blizzard was over his fever was down and they let them all go home.

Some of my co-workers never made it home until it was all over. One guy in particular had quite the story to tell. He was driving on I-395 on his way from Moosup Ct. to Putnam. He couldn't go anymore so he pulled into a closed down rest area. There were a few other people who had also pulled in there. There was no electrity or heat there as it had been closed down for a couple of years. They ended up pulling the molding off the walls and burning them for heat. Finally the a snowplow noticed the smoke and pulled in. They were eventually all driven home.

I now live in "the banana belt" of South Dakota where they have NEVER had such a storm. All my friends thought I'd move back to Ct. after the first winter. But in the nine years I have lived here we have only had one major storm. We got two feet that day, and by two days later it had all melted. Other than that, six or seven inches is the biggest storm I have seen and those are very infrequent.

I think I'll call my friends to see if they are OK and I'll TRY not to brag too much about the 50 degree weather we have had here for the past couple of weeks! :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


I am now a smiley master. crazy-tongue-hanging-out-smiley-emoticon.gif

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


You guys are so funny. Thanks for the laugh.

(must check out this smiley thingy)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My Blizzard of '78 story:

I was 21.

College classes were cancelled for a week. (unheard of in Boston)

I had some very fun friends and we liked to go to clubs.

It was 1978. I was young, I had a Farrah Fawcett hairdo!!.

You fill in the blanks.

batting-eyelashes-smiley-emoticon.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


Wow, I am impressed. My hair would never take a Farrah Fawcett, but I thought she was so cool. I managed a floppy Lady Di for a while, but it wasn't very good :)

Oh, and good luck in the storm....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We are going to just get the edge of the storm. They are predicting that most of the storm will be north of me.

**the storm of 78 ,, I was living in Virgina beach at the time but my family got hit hard **

I am smile faced challenged,, even with your instructions I STILL CAN NOT DO IT <_<

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am smile faced challenged,, even with your instructions I STILL CAN NOT DO IT <_<

Keep trying. I was once emoticon challenged too and used to beg Karen, Jestgar and Peter to please do it for me. :lol:

Now, I am an emoticon-posting champ.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

weatherman-smiley-emoticon.gif

Looks like this one could be aweful. I will be sending warming thoughts and prayers your way.

Be safe!!!

Colleen

LOVE the smiley. We're near the epi-center of the storm (Westerly RI). Not as bad as Boston but definite threat of coastal flooding on top of storm.We were fortunate to only lose power for 3 days during Sandy and I pray we don't lose it this time. I can't imagine the amount of thermal layers I will need not have my bug turn into pneumonia. Wish we could have afforded a Power Generator after Sandy but with DH still unemployed there is no way. I pray that you all remain safe and STAY OFF THE ROADS!!!!! I'm hoping to make a trip to my chiropractor before it gets bad. Out of all my health issues my back is bothering me the most.

I'll be sending lots of positive energy, healing hugs, prayers and of course love to my forum family. If we don't lose power I'll try to keep you updated. We're a beach community still reeling from the devastation of Sandy. I hope that everyone gets through it without any devastation.

Loey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


Hey Loey, is China Village still there? Do they have gluten-free, and are they as good as they used to be? I used to LOVE that place! eating-chinese-food.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was there for the blizzard of '78. By the time they let us out of work it was 3:30 and the snow was already over the bumpers of our cars. I had a VW Beetle and my Dad (who worked in the same place) followed me home. He told me not to stop for any reason - even at the stop signs! He said just roll down your window so you can see if anyone is coming, and if they are, slow down enough to let them get past and then just pull out around them. He was driving a pickup truck and he said if he slid off the road I should just keep going as he wouldn't be going fast enough to get hurt. We had a LONG and very steep hill to climb on the way home. Cars were sliding down sideways at me but I just drove around them. My trysty VW never skidded once. Dad made it home a few minutes after I arrived and we all stayed home for the next three days. Governor Ella Grasso shut the state down. The only vehicles allowed on the roads were snowplows and emergency vehicles.

My sister had a four-year-old boy with a 106 fever at the time. He was hospitalized and my sister and her husband stayed at the hospital for those three days. They never did figure out what was wrong with him but by the time the blizzard was over his fever was down and they let them all go home.

Some of my co-workers never made it home until it was all over. One guy in particular had quite the story to tell. He was driving on I-395 on his way from Moosup Ct. to Putnam. He couldn't go anymore so he pulled into a closed down rest area. There were a few other people who had also pulled in there. There was no electrity or heat there as it had been closed down for a couple of years. They ended up pulling the molding off the walls and burning them for heat. Finally the a snowplow noticed the smoke and pulled in. They were eventually all driven home.

I now live in "the banana belt" of South Dakota where they have NEVER had such a storm. All my friends thought I'd move back to Ct. after the first winter. But in the nine years I have lived here we have only had one major storm. We got two feet that day, and by two days later it had all melted. Other than that, six or seven inches is the biggest storm I have seen and those are very infrequent.

I think I'll call my friends to see if they are OK and I'll TRY not to brag too much about the 50 degree weather we have had here for the past couple of weeks! :lol:

What a story! And so glad you are out of it's path. I remember the storm of '78. I was a videotape editor at a PBS Station in Newark. I lived with my mother in West Orange, NJ. It was an uphill ride home at 8PM. We were there until the news aired. It took me 4 hours to get home. I'm sure I went in the next day. If had worked at CBS (I worked there for 10 years until I had my son) in '78 or today I would have been put up in a hotel and not allowed to go home because the news was on 24 hours a day. I remember stints like that during Desert Storm.

Anyway, I now live in RI. I'm pasting the current weather update I posted on the Tickle Your Elbow thread here:

We're starting to see the snow and winds increase here in Westerly, RI (40 miles south of Providence on the shoreline by Watch Hill & Misquamicut - still under repair from Sandy). Haven't seen our current accumulations on the local news or weather channel yet but we're in for 2-3 feet. Power outages are expected. How long they last is another story. RI, Ct., & Mass. seem to have a good early start to staying on top of things. They set up a 211 number for the elderly or ill who lose power. Crews from United Grid and other Power Companies are located all over the three States to respond as quickly as they can. DH & I have never been told to evacuate so hopefully our luck will continue. We're on a hill (Westerly is very hilly) and we don't get hit by flooding. High winds are another story. That did us in during Sandy. The storm pulled up several young trees we had had (?) planted but Rob replanted them. Two of them will most likely be uprooted as they never bounced back and are sickly. Rob had planned on removing them in the near future. Sandy didn't hit us very seriously compared to what others went through, it just caused inconvenience and a very cold few days.

I did get to my chiropractor this AM. On the way the snow got heavier but the trip still took the normal amount of time. On the way back the roads were bad. It took us twice as long to get home. The lines at the gas stations were incredible. I'm currently cooking a big pot of split pea soup with chicken and prosciuto (sp?). I figure if we do lose power we can eat that and the other stew I made last weekend without cooking. Superman (my DH, Rob is Superman for anyone unfamiliar with me yet) said it will be sludge - I think it will be tasty if there's a choice of that or pantry food. Did laundry this AM and already got flashlights, candles, matches, etc. in every room. We're just hunkering down until we're allowed back on the roads. Westerly banned and will be ticketing any non-essential people on the roads (as of 2PM- allowing those who went to work in the AM to get home) and there's a strict parking ban. I am so thankful we are blessed with a two car garage. During Sandy we watched movies on Superman's iPad in the car. In NJ our one car garage was too full to fit a car so one car was in our driveway and the other had to battle for a space in our small parking lot (we owned a townhouse there).

Ok, dear folks - please stay safe, warm and at home with those you love. You'll all be in my prayers. I'll update later when conditions change (while I still have power). I'm choosing to assume it's going to go out so I can be prepared and pleasantly surprised when it doesn't go out. For some reason my Kindle let's me read email and get on the forum but not send any replies or posts.

Love & Hugs,

Loey

  • 0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My Blizzard of '78 story:

I was 21.

College classes were cancelled for a week. (unheard of in Boston)

I had some very fun friends and we liked to go to clubs.

It was 1978. I was young, I had a Farrah Fawcett hairdo!!.

You fill in the blanks.

batting-eyelashes-smiley-emoticon.gif

BIG WIDE SMILE!!!! :D :D :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers . I got my new 10K generator ready. A lesson from Storm Sandy.

So glad you have the generator. That's on my wish list for when DH gets a job. Feeling positive about 2013 so he WILL get a job!

Love, prayers & Hugs,

Loey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hopefully at this point everyone is still warm and toasty and safe.

I was around for the '78 blizzard but I don't remember it, the whole being a month old thing really fogs the memory. I was too busy being the most obnoxious baby ever for blizzards or snow. I do recall a few truly epic snow and ice storms before I got out out of there. There was a night I went to bed just after some flurries started and woke up the next morning which was supposed to be my first day of a new job. Instead we had unexpectedly gotten 2 feet of snow and a state of emergency. <_< So glad I don't generally have to deal with weather extremes now, especially this winter crap.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


Hey Loey, is China Village still there? Do they have gluten-free, and are they as good as they used to be? I used to LOVE that place! eating-chinese-food.gif

Where was it? I live in Westerly. I'll Google it. I'm always up for a new gluten-free chinese (or any type of food) restaurant to try. I trained my local Chinese Restaurant on how to make my orders and even supply olive oil. My favorite local Thai Restaurant now buys olive oil for me - I'm extremely sensitive to soy but not cooked edamame ... hmm). Where in Ct. did you live. We moved here 3 years ago from NJ.

BTW, snow is coming down a lot harder since I started this post. I was on the phone for a while and came back. Seems my neighbor's DH had the same idea and they just finished their soup. Mine still needs to simmer. More later. Any tips from a former CT resident. I didn't live so close to the coast in NJ. I lived in Plainsboro, outside of Princeton and they were hammered by Sandy. I'm waiting to check in with my friends back there. Made the mistake of thinking my 21 year old son would be up by 1PM and called and woke him. Guess he knew yesterday he didn't have classes and had a late nite studying (snort - is there an emoticon for snort?). Oh well, bad mommy! He's in Providence at Brown.

Continue to stay safe my friends!

Hugs,

Loey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live in central CT and we've already got I'd say 3ish inches. I'm friends with a number of tow

truck drivers and they've been texting me pictures of the silly people already sliding off the road....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So glad you have the generator. That's on my wish list for when DH gets a job. Feeling positive about 2013 so he WILL get a job!

Love, prayers & Hugs,

Loey

With Sandy, we were out of power for 4 days. Others had it worse and still do. Big $$$$ but we got a whole house genenator. Runs on natural gas 24/7/ forever. Just need to change the oil every 200 hours. On/Off is fully automatic. The idea of standing in a long line for some gasoline didn't appeal to us anymore. Hopefully it will add re-sale value to the property. The neighbors say "we'll be right over" if power goes out again. I tell them bring lots of cash :)

It's a peace-of mind insurance policy.

I do hope DH gets a job soon. I'm retired now, but my career had several periods of unemployment. I know how that is.

And many thanks for your love, prayers and hugs. Same back to you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

China Village was right downtown but I don't remember the street. One of the main ones though. I've been in SD for almost nine years now so it might not be there anymore although it had been there for a LONG LONG time, so maybe it still is. I grew up in Canterbury but lived in Plainfield, Voluntown, Lisbon, and Norwich at various times.

My tips for New England blizzards? GET OUT OF TOWN! :ph34r: But it's too late for that now. Sounds like you've got things covered. Eat well, lay low, and enjoy the "holiday".

We're actually supposed to get snow here tomorrow too. They said we might get "up to" six inches. Usually here in town we get less than out on the flats so I'm expecting maybe three or four. Not as exciting as what you've got going on, but I'll live with it. :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

China Village was right downtown but I don't remember the street. One of the main ones though. I've been in SD for almost nine years now so it might not be there anymore although it had been there for a LONG LONG time, so maybe it still is. I grew up in Canterbury but lived in Plainfield, Voluntown, Lisbon, and Norwich at various times.

My tips for New England blizzards? GET OUT OF TOWN! :ph34r: But it's too late for that now. Sounds like you've got things covered. Eat well, lay low, and enjoy the "holiday".

We're actually supposed to get snow here tomorrow too. They said we might get "up to" six inches. Usually here in town we get less than out on the flats so I'm expecting maybe three or four. Not as exciting as what you've got going on, but I'll live with it. :lol:

Hopefully this won't be my last post but judging outside I'll be seriously surprised and grateful if we don't have a power outrage. DH says I'm being apocalyptic but I'm a very positive person and just think I'm being prepared. He just hates me wanting to keep the local news on for updates (though I get Accuweather through my email). Snow has increased as have the winds. We're re-watching Season 1 of Game of Thrones before starting Season 2 and are hoping to finish Season one and maybe start Season 2 tonight. It was warmer during Sandy so I don't know if we'd watch his iPad in one of the cars in the garage. Plows coming through constantly and I don't plan on going anywhere before Sunday (if then). Rescheduled an outing to Newport with friends for next weekend. OK, I'm supposed to be getting cozy and rejoining DH for TV. I'll let you know how we fare. I know it's going to be noisy and cold tonight.

Keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, :wub: :wub:

Snowey Loey

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

0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      108,132
    • Total Posts
      939,833
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      66,111
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    trainerj
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Welcome, Josh! You have two choices: 1) go back on gluten and get tested.  This will help confirm if you have celiac disease or not.  Some 10% of celiacs are seronegative.  You should confirm if you had the complete celiac panel.  I personally am only positive on the DGP IgA, even on follow-up Testing.  Okay, if you have NCGI, the treatment is the same.  But with a celiac disease diagnosis, that puts you at risk for other autoimmune disorders or cancer (though rare).    You could have both IBD (Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis) and celiac disease or maybe Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.  Knowing this, your doctors can be on the alert for future problems.  It can also help you adhere to a LIFELONG gluten free diet because you will have NO DOUBT.  The endoscopy also provides an initial baseline.  2) stay gluten free for life.  Learn all that you can about cross contamination, avoid eating out (it is like Russian Roulette).  Eat fewer processed foods.  Learn to read labels.  Keep a food and symptom diary to identify other food intolerances.  Read our Newbie 101 advice pinned at the top of the “Coping”section of the forum.  Healing can take months to YEARS.   I have a formal diagnosis (four years ago) and my only known symptom was anemia.  No GI issues.   My hubby went gluten-free 16 years ago per the poor advice of two medical doctors.  We both know odds are that he has celiac disease, but we can not afford for him to be sick for a three month gluten challenge.    He will tell you that I get way more support from medical, family and friends.  We were easily able to get our daughter tested because of my diagnosis.  Easy for me to get a bone scan confirming osteoporosis, etc.   Only you can decide what is best in your case.  I wish you well.  
    • You might have to try cooking ALL fruits & veggies to death to make it super easy for your gut to handle them without putting undue stress on your body. Another thought is ditch every single processed food. Eat everything fresh that you cook yourself. No frozen foods, no canned foods. You can do dried beans but be sure to sort & wash them carefully first.  6 months in is early for many people. It sounds like you're one of those people. Saying that you definitely feel better than when you started is a good thing. You know it's working. It just isn't working as fast as you hoped/wanted. Take heart that you are feeling better and try to be patient. I know it's hard. You want to GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO & get on with your life. You feel like you're sitting at the starting line with your engine revving & you just want to race ahead but you can't get off the starting line, as if someone put a chain around your rear axle.  Be kind to yourself, be patient with yourself. 
    • There is a HUGE difference between grass and grain fed meats. The grass fed longhorn that I use when I Cook for others is 100% different then any other grain fed beef I have gotten in the store. THe stuff is SOO lean you have to ADD oil to the hamburger sometimes because it is so lean there is no oil to fry it up in. The meat is leaner then turkey. The omegas content is different in it also. I love cooking with it because it rarely needs any seasoning and anything I do apply seems to just explode in flavor with it. NOW I can not really eat it, but as a chef what we do is set a bit aside in a tasting dish and go do a chew and spit it out test. Not something to be done with a allergen or gluten but with stuff I do not digest like rice, beans, meats it is a means for me to know if seasoned and cooked right. >.< Note I lack the digestive abilities to break down actual meats, even with enzymes they just sorta float til I puke them up or they come out undigested out the back in the case with fish and crab. I have not tried meat since March....side thought my doctor had told me when my UC damage heals up I might be able to eat meat again....might try some fish tomorrow.

      I do have some other thoughts, you say B12...what about the other B-vitamins? How much magnesium are you taking? Magnesium is a relaxent when your getting enough your feel relaxed, you have very vivid dreams and sleep like a rock. This is why many people take it right before bed.

      I have always praised and sworn by Liquid Health Stress & Energy and Liquid Health Neurological Support for B-vitmains due to the nature of how they work with the body I take 1tbsp each 3 times a day before each meal to keep optimal levels and prevent that wane feeling. I also use KAL nutritional yeast in my meals often (look up the nutritional label on these)
    • Hey everyone,  I am new to this and relatively new to figuring out I was gluten intolerant.  I had lost about 20 pounds over the course of 2 months and had a colonoscopy and scheduled endoscope to see what was going on.  I was getting massive stomach cramps whenever I ate bread, explosive diarrhea when I had anything with lactose, and was in a state of continual brain fog and anxiety.  The medication the doctors gave me, including PPIs didn't seem to help.  I literally thought I was dying of stomach cancer.  A week before my upper endoscope I started a gluten free diet and saw a massive reduction in my symptoms.  My brain fog and anxiety went away almost immediately, so did my heartburn, I got this whenever I ate bread, and I didn't have the massive cramping feeling in my stomach, I gained back about 7 pounds, and my diarrhea began to go away.  I had a blood test for celiac but was negative for it, the doctor told me the best way to tell was to continue to eat gluten and get my endoscope and have a biopsy done.  Since I felt so good I decided not to get the endoscope, since the GI surgeon said I was either one of two things: celiac or had non-celiac gluten sensitivity.  He said the treatment is the same for both; no gluten.   The questions I have is I am still having some issues, it seems like if I eat anything with corn or soy I get diarrhea.  I also still have a nagging discomfort under my left ribs.  I have been gluten-free for about 2 weeks and that is what I am still experiencing. I have read that I may need to cut out soy, sunflower oil, safflower oil, and corn as well as the lactose and gluten to really start seeing good results.  Has anyone else experienced this stuff before?  Do you guys think I should have gotten the upper endoscope?  Thank you so much for your input. When I was researching on what I could possibly have wrong with me, it was this site that made me try to go gluten free and it saved my health.  I know most doctors don't recognized NCGI so I don't know how long I would have suffered though this, as no doctors I worked with suggested going off gluten. Thank you for your responses and God Bless! Josh  
    • Thanks for all the input guys. Yeah I've had the vit/min panels and all that done and it was all normal. Regardless I've been supplementing with 1,000mcg sublingual B12 daily, 5,000iu sublingual D3 every few days, and since going keto, "ketovitals" which gives me some magnesium, potassium, sodium, and calcium. Also douse everything in pink sea salt and drink a ton of water. For months now I've tended to get at LEAST 10 hours of sleep per night... Usually. I still at times have terrible insomnia, which is what happened the other night, then had to get up early. Got a total of maybe 5 hours and still feeling it now 2 days later despite sleeping closer to 14 hours a night since. So Ennis, you mentioned about lectins, which I'm now reading about, and interestingly, certain things I don't do well with (usually uncooked veggies, aside from onions) seem to correspond to this. I even do fine with peas, but, I cook those. I'll have to start experimenting. The only part that gets me is that I'm reading grain-fed meats are high in lectins. I've read before that the supposed grain/grass fed difference is BS, and in fact the one thing that has never let me down through all of this is chicken, and I just buy the regular stuff for that. Can anyone confirm or debunk?
  • Upcoming Events