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Juliebove last won the day on February 12 2013

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  1. And where did I say that I drank regular soda? I never have. Also don't like diabetes forums, thanks. Been diabetic now for about 14 years so I'm no clueless newbie.
  2. I did? No. In fact I said it was a matter of that. If it wasn't then I could just send out for pizza or Chinese or eat convenience foods. Whatever. I feel like people just want to argue with me and that sure as heck isn't making me feel any better.
  3. Again, what we have is not celiac. People have to avoid gluten for different reasons. Anyway... Out of this thread now. This unpleasantness is beyond belief! Pretty much everything I have said has been sniped at or questioned. I don't need this!
  4. I take it you don't have gastroparesis. Low carb is the last thing you want to eat. Unless you enjoy puking your guts out which is what I did yesterday. DR. Insists that I eat extra protein and does not care that it is making me sick. But when I puke, up come all of my meds.
  5. I did? No. In fact I said it was a matter of that. If it wasn't then I could just send out for pizza or Chinese or eat convenience foods. Whatever. I feel like people just want to argue with me and that sure as heck isn't making me feel any better.
  6. Sorry. Again, I do not get it. Please point out where I asked for help? I could be wrong but to me, it is not help unless it is specific to what was asked for.
  7. Yes this is a celiac website and when I first came here, daughter had gluten issues. My mom has wheat issues because of arthritis. This particular category is for other food intolerances which we do have. I do not discuss wheat here, even though I can eat it. I also do not discuss celiac as we do not have it. But I have cooked and baked many wheat and gluten free things. I do think I can be of help there but perhaps when I have my computer. As for the gluten-free pretzels, they are available online, frozen and I see countless recipes. I have been posting here for about 9 years and have some friends here. I am not here to upset anyone. I am sorry if people are taking it that way.
  8. Much easier to get recipes online now, if I need them. I'm 54 and have been cooking and baking since I was 8. Can pretty much make any cooked dishes and some baked things with no recipes. Some candies and baked things are exceptions but as a diabetic I no longer do these unless perhaps someone requests me to. I used to do tons of chocolates and baked goods. I mainly only kept books that I found interesting, but realty can't remember the last time I looked at one.
  9. I am not trying to slam anyone but it does come across as insulting to me when posting in an other food intolerance forum to have someone say... Anyone can eat this! And I just still don't see where I was coming across as wanting advice but maybe I'm just clueless.
  10. You can make gluten-free soft pretzels. I have done so many times. Sorry I do not have a recipe offhand or even the ability to use my computer to get a recipe for you. I only have my IPad. I am not trying to upset anyone here. Nor would I think that anyone here would automatically assume that the pretzel had gluten in it. You can search for a recipe, or when I am better, whenever that is, I will post a recipe.
  11. I'm not going to argue with you. I liked this forum because I found the people to be tolerant here. Unlike the various food allergy forums, people here did not challenge me or tell me that our tests were not valid. Or that there is no such thing as Igg allergies aka intolerances which is what we have. Initially we had blood tests done. They were out of our means to pay for them. My mom paid. She is not in a position to do that now. I resorted to a hair test this last time. Something was still making us sick and we didn't know what. Turned out there were spices and herbs among other things. We changed our diets again and I had to get rid of cosmetics and various toiletries like toothpaste. I have had very little illness since then. Note that I am not recommending that people get this test done. It is controversial, but I believe that it worked for us. I will mention the test if people are interested. I am not a Dr. or even a health care person. What I do know is that Igg allergies or intolerances can change over time. Some people are able to do the rotation diet. This is what one girl I know of has to do, but it wasn't working for her as she was always sick. She came to me for help. Her mom and I were friends but we didn't see eye to eye on this issue. Because she had two kids and a husband plus herself, all with differing intolerances, she merely tried to keep rotating the foods rather than total avoidance. That would not work for us. We do total avoidance. And we have been told when we go outgrow something, if we choose to add it back into the diet, not to eat it too often. Perhaps twice a week and not on consecutive days. You may not believe in any if this and that's your right. But I do believe. More and more research is turning up new information on Igg problems and some studies indicate that they are in fact true allergies. But bottom line as our allergist told us,.. If it makes you sick, don't eat it! I know that I have issues with garlic. No testing has turned up a thing with garlic for me. Oh well. Still not gonna eat it. And I'm also not going to debate this stuff or attempt to prove it to anyone.
  12. Yes I know there is a difference. We do have a medical need. I do not want to list all that we can't eat. There are three of us here, all with different issues. My husband has gout, daughter and I have food intolerances and I also have gastroparesis and diabetes. My list would be a mile long. Would be easier for me to list what I can eat than what I can't. And because our dietary restrictions keep changing, it was a PITA to keep changing my sig, so I just took it out. I also found that when I did have that info. there, some people didn't read it. Keep in mind that in no way did I ask for suggestions of foods to eat here. It always baffles me as to why people would assume this. I am just annoyed at the amount of money I have had to spend on food due to this injury when I have a cupboard full of food already. But even if my husband or daughter did cook, neither has the time to cook dried beans. Husband works long hours. Daughter is having to stay late at school to get caught up after missing a week with the flu. I am just annoyed at my inability to cook! I have been reading books about food, mainly because that's what I had to read as it is an interest, and watching cooking shows. And when all this started, I had been saving bits of things to make a big pot of vegetable soup. I really wanted that soup! But I had to toss it all because I couldn't get in there yo cook it. And yesterday was a very depressing day for me. I went into the Drs. office full of hope. Visiting nurse had told me that the wound was healing well and she thought I'd be given permission to walk in a week. But... No! DR. was very rude and short with me, chastising me, saying that it was healing slowly. Then she did what appeared to be a brutal attack to the wound using the wooden end of a cotton swab and some metal implements. She ripped it all open until it bled profusely, put salt water in it, redressed it and sent me on my way. She got nasty with me when I said that I had been trying to eat increased protein like she said but now my stomach was in pain 24/7 and I had thrown up my breakfast. My stomach can handle only so much food. My SIL came in with me and was horrified at how the Dr. Treated me, so it was not just my perception. So... Now... All the healing that had taken place has been ruined. Dr. Wanted to totally cut the wound back open and stitch it back up. I was like... Why? No! I will speak to the nurse about this when she comes. I just want to cry now. Have been on this couch or in bed entirely for over a month now. Life is passing me by, I see no one unless the happen to come here. I did not even know that things were blooming outside. Sorry, I really am just venting here. And wishing I could have some good Mexican food. I will have an Amy's burrito for dinner. They're okay. I guess I should be grateful as we do have food. I just still wish I could cook. I love to cook!
  13. I actually did not know that. I have made many batches of gluten-free soft pretzels in the past. Sorry I don't have a recipe for you offhand. I got rid of most of my cookbooks when I did my last Spring cleaning. Daughter was on South Beach diet then. She went off of it but Dr. Wants her back on it. She is refusing so I can see problems. Ah, teenagers!
  14. These actually were not as currently daughter has outgrown the gluten and wheat intolerances. We have to be retested every three years. Sadly, when I outgrow something, it comes back to bite me. Dairy was one such. DR. Warned me not to eat it ever, but I was jealous because daughter could eat it with no problems. And I was fine for awhile but then started getting sick again. A retest showed what I was trying to be in denial of. Daughter can still eat dairy with no problems. As go gluten-free soft pretzels, I used to make them myself. Also made bagels and all sorts of other things. Since daughter was usually the only one who ate this stuff, I would freeze the extra. I won't say they were in any way like the wheat ones. I have only run across two recipes that I could call close. One is for zucchini bread and is on this website in the recipe section. The other makes a single bun in a bowl in the microwave. I have posted it here in the past. Also most brownies are enough similar that people can't tell the difference. She does have one friend with celiac and in the past was friends with two girls with gluten issues. One shared my daughter's same problem. Not sure what was up with the other girl. Mother said she was supposed to eat gluten-free but never got around to giving her a gluten-free diet. The girl was very small and mentally and socially so much behind her peers that she was held back from going into Jr. High. I really can't comment as I don't know the whole story. I had little in common with her mom. I was friends with the other mom. She and I made the school treats for the kids with food issues for a few years when the kids were in elementary school. She was one of the few I could trust. Her husband couldn't have gluten or other thins either. So she got it!
  15. Yeah. I do know to check every label every time. I just screwed up here.