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    I love crafting jewelry and taught it in the ASP and summer camp. I am a certified elementary and special education teacher. I went back to graduate school when I was 50 to become a teacher. I returned to graduate school to get my special education certificate after teaching inner city children and seeing that their needs weren't met. I can't wait to feel better so I can look for a teaching job. Before I had my son I worked as a videotape editor at a major network. It was not as glamorous as it might sound and the hours were grueling but I was young and loved it. Before the editing gig I worked at a PBS Station and actually built a studio from schematics. Didn't look great but it worked!!!! From there I hit the City. I've been lucky to experience a lot of living and WON"T let Celiac keep me from continuing!!!!!!!

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  1. Wowie,  I am guessing the doctors didn't check for all of that before administering their drugs.  In fact, I know they didn't.  I am not in control (It is not me) but I am going to be asking questions which I hope may help the doctors.  I happen to know the lady involved in the health crises and her one child has celiac genes both 2DQ2 and 2DQ8 genes!  I agree that celiac can make you sort of bonkers!  The one in crises also had a trigger event having not been the same since back surgery 5 or so years back.  She may have been checked for celiac, but may have low IgA and IgG.  She has had kidney problems and thyroid issues in the past.  Sigh.  She doesn't really want my ideas, but maybe my talking to the medical personnel possibly will get somewhere?  I doubt it, but I gotta try.


    How to win friends and influence doctors without going totally bonkers yourself?  Sometimes I feel like D is trying to take on the whole medical establishment single handedly!  For this lady, I have to try.


    Thanks for the ideas, it gives me more ideas of what questions I should ask.  I need all the amo that I can get.

    She's lucky to have you in her corner! Sometimes meds (for depression or any med) can cause depression. So can being sick for a long time. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers!

    Healing (((hugs))),


  2. Thinking of all of you & sending prayers that the extreme weather you're all experincing doesn't cause too much damage or inconvenience. It's been hot & humid all week (even this AM) but now it's cool in RI. The trees haven't fully turned because it hasn't rained and the temps are just not consistent. It almost seems that we skipped fall & went right into winter. Sending a BIG cyber cup of hot chocolate with marshmellows(or a hot toddy for those who prefer it). It amazes me that some people still don't believe in global warming!

    Love & (((hugs)))


  3. I have my candles, lighters, batteries and car power cable chargers for my electronics in reach at all times - (I have enuff food in my pantry to feed all of Psillieville!)! When Nemo hit we watched High Fidelity in our car with the heat cranked up. Wish we had $ for a back-up generator. Unfortunately the Farmer's Almanc is regularly spot on! Brrrr... I still want to have fun in the sun at the beach!!!

  4. Welcome Paul! :)

    Actually there is a section for people to introduce themselves, not that it matters a whole lot. I'll put a link in for it here:


    But the gab chat section is probably just as good a place for saying hello. Maybe better. If it's not a moderator can move the thread for ya. Just hit the red report thread button at the bottom of the post and ask if they can move the thread. Or leave it right here, no matter mind.

    Nice looking puppy you got there!

    Some starting the gluten-free diet tips for the first 6 months:

    Get tested before starting the gluten-free diet.

    Get your vitamin/mineral levels tested also.

    Don't eat in restaurants

    Eat only whole foods not processed foods.

    Eat only food you cook yourself, think simple foods, not gourmet meals.

    Take probiotics.

    Take gluten-free vitamins.

    Take digestive enzymes.

    Avoid dairy.

    Avoid sugars and starchy foods.

    Avoid alcohol.

    Watch out for cross contamination.

    Helpful threads:

    FAQ Celiac com


    Newbie Info 101


    Super Easy Meal Ideas Anyone?


    Good Gluten Free Meals Prepared Using A Microwave?


    Hi Paul, how are you? I've been cheating on our wonderful forum - got hooked on FB when we were planning our first annual Psilly Psummit! Wish you could have joined us. It was a glorious weekend filled with laughter & gluten-free food!

  5. Just been diagnosed and joined. As there's no Introduction section,  thought I would do it here.


    63, married to a woman younger than my daughter with a daughter young than my Grand Daughter. Cancer survivor and retired. 


    Born within the sound of Bow Bells, London so a Cockney. Lived in the Czech Republic for 16 years nearly. 




    This isn't my wife. You'll find me a little crazy.

    Welcome to the best forum you'll ever find! Everyone is supportive, educated, loving & funny! My sweet hubby is 11 years younger than me. If you have any questions feel free to PM me!

  6. I'm thinking I might do it... Working is just plain too much with my anxiety.  I'm told if you have anxiety you can get it...  My anxiety is quite severe, and I just have a hard time living life AND working, and I'm not even working all that much anymore, and its not even something I enjoy.  I want to start an at home craft business thing, since that's something I can do on MY schedule, I'm good at, and I enjoy.  But with being a mom, and a wife, with my anxiety, I never have the strength to do what needs doing around the house, I don't go to church anymore because I'm too overwhelmed, and I can't keep on top of my health...

    I did. I was turned down the first time and went through a reputable disability attorney for the appeal. It went right through & I got retroactive benefits. It was worth every penny I gave the lawyer! Good luck!

  7. Hi Everyone,

    My Name is Laura and I live near Fort Worth, TX.  I was diagnosed with celiac via biopsy/blood draw in January 2013, been gluten-free ever since.  I have been reading this forum a lot so I figured I should finally sign up and join in on the fun.  I have a lot of other health problems, too- lupus and common variable immunodeficiency, that kind of limit what I can do some times.  I have a non-gluten-free husband and a cat who is like our child.  That's her in my pic :)  I am a big nerd and I love it.


    I really enjoy cooking so maybe I will get around to posting some gluten-free recipes that I made for myself out of necessity, since you all know how eating out is.  If anyone is visiting the Dallas/Fort Worth area feel free to contact me and I will help you figure out where to eat.

    Welcome Laura! This is hands down the most educated, supportive loving & funniest group of people I've ever met! I was housebound for 3 years and my celiac family kept me going! I'm actually glad igot celiac because it led me to all of these wonderful folks!