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About ladybugpumpkin

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    I am in Optometry School at Indiana University. I am married to the most wonderful man in the entire world, Walter! I have 3 "kids"...a basset hound named Darla Jo, and two rabbits named Hefner and PJ. I am a volunteer with the Guardian Angel Basset Rescue, so we usually have an "extra" basset hound around, too. If you are interested in any of them (www.bassetrescue.org) just let me know! I enjoy cooking, gardening, driving, crafty stuff and reading.
  1. Hey I'm going on a business trip in a few weeks and just got the itinerary. We will be 'wined and dined' at Omaha Steakhouse in Jacksonville, Florida. Anyone know if they have gluten free options? I'm having a little trouble navigating their website. If not, I'm sure a salad sans croutons and a baked potato will be fine. I'm sure I could order a plain steak too. Thanks!
  2. The bread was not the best in the world, but the flour is fine....I think it was my mom's recipe that messed the bread up. The flour is just like any other gluten-free flour you would go out and buy.
  3. Your symptoms sound ALL TOO FAMILIAR!!! I had my gall bladder taken out in 2003. You should see about getting yours out. I feel much better afterwards!
  4. Just to let everyone know. They sell gluten-free/CF flour pretty cheap on this website: www.domatalivingflour.com It's only $8.72 for a FIVE POUND BAG!!! That's only $1.74 per pound!!! That's about all they sell, but they have some recipes and such. My mom ordered some and is going to make me some bread with it this weekend so I'll let ya'll know how it tastes.
  5. All very good answers. As far as the wine goes, I don't know....I just have a problem drinking after that many people! I think it's my medical background...ha ha ha. I just see germs everywhere! I did see where EnerG foods makes some Gluten free communion wafers, but then it says they are not recognized by the church. Anyway, I'm like you guys....surely God will understand. Besides, if I don't get into heaven over a communion wafer, I was probably not on the list anyway.
  6. So I know that a church really isn't a restaurant. Just didn't know what category this fit into. Are there any Catholics out there? What do you do about communion? I don't go to church regularly, but when I do, I just don't go to communion....then I look like a sinner! (Which we all are, I know, but no need in drawing attention to it!) Ha Ha! Just looking for some insight! AMB
  7. FYI, Lennie's, in Bloomington Indiana has Gluten free pizza crust. My husband and I went there and it was AMAZING!!! They offer lots of different gourmet pizzas, including one with blue crab! You just pick your crust, your sauce, then your toppings or you can choose one of their combinations of toppings. Amanda B.
  8. Hey, I'm hoping this may help you. I know that this is Gluten free, but I'm not certain about the Soy or the Dairy. I get the Banquet brand Crock Pot Classics (herb chicken and rice flavor) in the freezer section. They have all the ingredients in them. All you add is a little water and let them cook all day. Here is a list of the ingredients on the side of the bag... Chicken thigh meat, carrots, cooked rice, onions, sauce pouch (water, herb seasoning, [autolyzed yeast extract, modified cornstarch, onion powder, garlic powder, natural flavor (contains yeast extract), dehydrated parsley, spices including turmeric, monosodium glutamate, dextrose and less than 2% polysorbate 80 as a processing aid], salt), green peppers. Like I said, it's SUPER easy, SUPER cheap, and SUPER good! I hope you can use this...let me know!
  9. If I actually had Celiac, I'd do it. I'm just intolerant though, so they probably wouldn't want me. But you're right...definately something to cross our fingers for and look forward to!
  10. don't quote me on this, but i believe the potato cakes are not safe (no dedicated fryer). however, i'm thinking that the roast beef is alright, and maybe even some of their salads and of course, the baked potatoes. oh, and the best part is that the jamocha shakes are safe for us! mmmmm
  11. I, too, apologize for taking this past what it started out as. I promise, no more "eye talk" after this! I'm sorry to hear that you've had such bad experiences. I've found that people are usually either afraid of the optometrist or afraid of the dentist. Funny enough, my husband is terrified of optometrists!!! (for me it's the dentist!) If a patient passes out during an exam, the most important thing to do is to make sure they are okay when they regain consciousness. If the patient is okay, then the exam can continue, but if they don't feel well, as the case is many times after passing out, they are asked to come back on a different day to finish the exam. Here's a hint: try not to hold your breath when the doc is doing procedures. MANY patients do this without even realizing it! When the light gets shone directly into your eye, it should be a little uncomfortable...maybe even "achy" as Bellyfat describes. If it is painful, like you really can't stand it, then you should let your doctor know. It could be a sign of inflammation like iritis, or you could just be very photophobic. Hope this helps ease the anxiety of going to the eye doc!
  12. Well, I'm not "OFFICIALLY" a doctor yet, but my guess would be that you are just what they call photophobic. Seems you are just really sensitive to light. Good for you for wearing Sunglasses!
  13. Missy's Mom, Out of curiosity...where do you go to the optometrist? They should ALL dilate ALWAYS (at least every other year)...not just when they think there may be something wrong. It's kind of like the doctor NOT listening to your heart and lungs when you go because you weren't complaining about them. It's just standard practice to dilate. I agree that there is new technology, but it is no where near as good as an "old fashioned" dilated exam. And it is not uncommon for patients to pass out, so I would think your OD should have had a little better chair side manner than to get pissy because you passed out.
  14. Thanks! I understand how I can be getting sick even when I don't "think" i'm getting any gluten. And I understand that I'm probably getting it without realizing it sometimes due to CC and stuff like that. But I still can't explain why sometimes I DON'T get sick when it is pretty obvious that I should. I guess that's the part that has me the most confused. I mean, anyone with a gluten sensitivity/intolerance, should have been setting up camp in the bathroom after eating Papa Johns...right?
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