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  1. Im glad to know that most are gluten free, i am waiitng for the schwans man to come back, i need lots of ice cream for all the birthdays coming up, i will be sad without my confetti cake this yr tho, i love that stuff. I guess i will have to look at the plain types of ice cream tho.

    does anyone know about the meals, if any of them are gluten free tho

    paula

    I have found a great replacement for the confetti cake - it is a Dryers light slow churned special edition (edys in some places). It is an American Idol flavor (you vote for your favorite) and it is called Take the Cake. It's cake flavored ice cream with frosting and sprinkles and it is not only light but AMAZING! I was so excited - if you look on the website and look up the flavor under ingrediants it actually says gluten free. My whole non gluten-free, non dieting family loves and that is too bad for me!

    Stephanie


  2. Hi everyone, thanks for all the help. I went ot my first appt today and my Dr. suggested phenegren or Zofran also. I am glad to hear they are gluten-free, I couldnt fine that information. I will be much happier if I am not throwing up! I have a 5 and a 2 year old so feeling like I have the flu for 3 straight weeks is not fun at all!

    natmilly, I am due on February 9th, sounds like we are right at the same place. Good luck to you too! and yes, nothing tastes or sounds good right now to me either. even the thought of food makes me gag. I know this will pass and I will eating like crazy again soon enough but sheesh!

    Stephanie


  3. I am 8 weeks pregnant with my third and I am soooo sick. It started at 7 weeks just like with my last two and those lasted until 15 weeks. This time it is so much worse. For the last two weeks I have thrown up at least 4 times a day. All of the medications I have looked up say unknown if they are gluten-free or not. Has anyone taken any of these medications and found them to be gluten-free? I can hardly funtion right now and I cant imagine 6 more weeks of this!

    Thanks

    Stephanie


  4. I just found out I am expecting my 3rd as well. I was diagnosed last September so my first two were also not gluten-free (although I have never had symptoms). I threw up quite a bit with my first two but it didnt start till 7 weeks so I am just waiting to see what happens! I got all my blood work done and my antibodies were negative and all my iron, b12 etc were normal so I feel better about things. I am due in Febuary.

    I am so hungry and NOTHING sounds good. I have to force myself to eat right now (oh why couldnt I feel that way before I was pregnant). I usually am a huge sweets person but I can't even look at it right now.

    My first two pregnancies were pretty normal till the last 4 weeks when I got a horrible rash (mainly on my stomach and chest). They said it was a hormonal thing that some pregnant women get but I have to wonder now if it was actually DH. Should be interesting to see if I get it again. I so hope not, I would scratch till I was black and blue and bleeding. Yikes, you forget that stuff once you have the baby!

    Hope everyone is feeling good!

    Stephanie


  5. Oh Yeah! I am in in Parker, I will be frequenting your bakery often!

    I just read about it in my newletter. When I started reading this post asking for suggestions I was so excited to see it was your place! This is enough to bring tears to my eyes! I was just diagnosed in August and went on my first vacation last week since being dx. We were in Aruba and it was so much harder than I had imagined. very few people understand and it was so frustruating to go with people and watch them order what sounded good rather than what they could eat. I know I should be grateful that I was on vacation and have my health abd blah blah but boy was I feeling sorry for myself a few times (like when the garlic bread gat passed around!). I am really missing:

    1. smothered bean burritos (in flour tortillas not corn)

    2. chilli rellanos (the crispy type not the soft egg ones)

    3. a really good hot sandwich (like an italian sub)

    4. a burger ON A BUN

    5. onion rings

    6. pancakes/french toast

    7. pasta with different sauces or lasagna

    8. desserts other than fourless chocolate cake, like cheesecake (oh sopapillas or baklava)

    9. Anything that I dont have to make and know I can eat!

    THANK YOU! you have made my day! where exactly are you located and when do you open?

    Stephanie


  6. I have it too. I have had it on my knees and elbows since I was 2 (I'm 33 now).

    There have been times it has been a little better and times it has been pretty bad (a total body break out after getting strep throat - stay away from strep it can cause a breakout!). The only thing that works for me is diplorene (prescription). I've only been on the diet a month but it does seem better now. I was hoping being gluten-free would clear it up but it sounds like yours did not. I wish I had a better answer for you, maybe try the diplorene, it helps a lot!

    Stephanie


  7. Sharon, we are staying in Palo Alto on Friday as well (not sure what hotel though) but earlier that day we are going to visit a winery in Sonoma. I am not sure how long that takes or how long of a drive to Palo Alto. We are going to work out the details of out trip tonight, I will look at a map and try to figure out if we would be there in time for dinner, I would love to meet you!

    Stephanie


  8. Sharon, we are staying in San Francisco the first couple of nights but we are driving to Palo Alto on Friday, so that could work. Let me double check with my husband and see where we are staying (he made the arrangments) and we'll figure out if that would work. Hopefully we can meet, I'll find out the plan in the next couple of days...

    Stephanie


  9. My husband and I are actually going. We have been wanting to go to San Francisco for a vacation and we had free tickets and hotel (he travels for work) so when I heard about the conference I was so excited and was shocked when he was into it! I am a little worried about eating out on vacation - we will be there for 4 days prior to the conference so there will be a lot of eating out! I am only 2 weeks into the diet so the resteruant thing is still a little intimidating for me!

    To find out about the conferance go to the celiac association San Francisco chapter and there is a whole thing about it

    Stephanie

    I'm not sure what our plan is for the trip but if anyone want to meet up for a dinner or something we can arrange that!

    Stephanie


  10. Deb, the cookie/ice cream combo was YUMMY! Another FYI, I found some bars called Lara bars. They are made by someone in Denver and have no gluten (the apple pie one was apples, dates, nuts, cinnamin) they actually have the little no wheat symbol on them. I found them at King Soopers with the nutritional bars and they are really good and filling. at $1.99 each, not for every day but those times when you need something fast - really good!

    Stephanie


  11. I live in parker and I just bought some of their stuff at the water to go store in Castle Pines. I tried the pizza crusts (which I did not cook first when I tried so it came out kinda yucky so I will have to try again) and some snickerdoodle cookies. The cookies although not cheap are to die for (I know I can make them but I just like to have some in the freezer for those times). I LOVE these cookies, they are better than regular. I am going to top one with pumpkin ice cream for desseert tonight! ANYWAY, you asked about bread and I did not try their bread. I tried the knickinick rice bread and it is pretty good (better even if toasted). Please let me know how the bread is, I would like to try it next time.

    Also, on a side note, I took some of my bread with me to someones house and by the time I took it out it it was nothing but crumbs, but hey it made a great meatloaf the next night. NEVER waste $6.00 bread! :P

    Stephanie


  12. My favorite thing is when I am talking to my friends about my new diet and they (and yes several people have done this) ask if I can have fruits or vegatables :lol: I told my husband I so badly wanted to say "yes as long as they don't dip them in wheat juice" but instead I just smile and AGAIN explain what constitutes wheat, oats, rye or barley and move on. It is frustruating but yes, people tend to not always pay attention unless it affects them directly.

    Stephanie


  13. I had my biopsy yesterday (which by the way really was no big deal for anyone out there waiting to do this). I am waiting for the lab results but they said they did find mild nodular gastropathy. Anyone have any idea what this means? The nurse told me they found some thing (I was still out of it a little so I can't remember wording) that was indicitive of celiac. I am guessing that means the nodular gastropathy that the sheet they sent home lists. Just curious if anyone has heard of such a thing and what the heck it means! :)

    Thanks!

    Stephanie


  14. I am FINALLY meeting with a GI Dr. on Tues after waiting over a month to get in.

    all 3 of my blood tests came back positive for celiac. My meeting Tuesday is just a consultation - they wouldnt even let me schedule the biopsy until I meet with him. I am so worried that it might take another month to get the biopsy done and I am getting sicker by the day. The past 3 weeks have been terrible, my stomach keeps gettting bigger and bigger (I actually look pregnant), I go between terrible consipation and then to diarehha and wake up at night with horrible pains in lower intestines. I guess my question is, if they can't get me in any time soon should I just say forget the biopsy and go with the blood test diagnosis? Could anything else make the the labs posative other than celiac? I am hating that I have to eat gluten and knowing that I could feel so much better. I feel like my life is on hold and I am so scared that something else could be wrong due to the disstention and horrible pains. My numbers on the blood work were all very high (IGA was 144 and my IGG was 111 and the other one was positive although I don't know the #'s also my cholesteral and iron were very low - 150 and 8). I am trying to prepare myself for the possibility that I might be told I have to eat gluten for another month or longer and I am wondereing if I would be safe saying forget it. Can these numbers mean anything else? I am so depressed and scared right now. I didnt really have many syptoms until recently but I feel like I keep gettting sicker by the day. Any advice would be much appreciated!

    Thanks!

    Stephanie


  15. Thank you all so much for your replies. I am so thankful to have found this board. I would feel so alone without it! No one understands what I am going through. friends are saying things like "well you were never a big bread lover anyway", they have no idea that just about eveything in their cuboards (and mine!) has gluten in it. It doesnt help that I have 2 small children and find it hard enough to cook dinner once must less twice! Also now I have to worry about passing this onto them as well as the worry they could get my heart condition which is also heriditary! I am a mess right now but I'm sure I will learn to cope and be fine.

    Did anyone else feel like they were mourning food after they found out? (i really am not a pig, I just enjoy cooking and eating) :P I keep thinking things like "I can never eat so and so again" its so ridiculous and silly but thats where I am right now.

    Thanks again for all the support and replies, I appreciate it!

    Stephanie


  16. I went to my Dr. last week because I have been trying to lose weight for 7 months with no luck (have actually gained 4 lbs). I am working out, tried eating less, eating more (after testing my rmr) etc. I also complained of bloating in my stomach. anyway, he ran all kinds of blood tests. while waiting for them to come back I cut out dairy and was amazed how much better my bloating was so thought I had it figured out. yesterday they told me I am likely positive for celiac. I was in shock. everything I have read does not sound like my symptoms (I know some people do not have any) Isn't weight loss one big symptom (because I am NOT losing weight, believe me!) I got another blood draw for another test (not sure the name of that one) and am waiting on that. The reason I am quesitoning this whole thing is my results were SO high that it seems out of the range even.

    My Gliadin AB IGA was 144 and the AB IGG was 111. It says high is over 30, mine is like 4x that high. If mine are really that high wouldn't I be feeling more symptoms or at least be skinny? I feel so overwhelmed right now, I was just diagnosed with a heart condition in January and can't believe I know might have to deal with yet another major lifestyle change. I can't even begin to imagine how hard a gluten-free diet will be, everything I look at has some form of Gluten, how do you do this! I am so upset right now!

    Does anyone have any advice on my lab results while I wait for the other to come back - do these numbers sound ridiculously high or do people have numbers like this often?

    Any help would be appreciated, I am so lost! (also I did the test while fasting since they were also checking glucose, would this make any difference?)

    Thanks!