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My name is Leslie. I am a single mom of 2 amazing little boys. A Registered Nurse. Ex-Military Police Officer and a sufferer of Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance/Sensitivity. My symptoms started after a miscarriage at 28 yrs old. My Gall Bladder went haywire,and had surgery. Then they told me for 2 yrs that I had IBS and shoved pills down my throat. Nothing ever seemed to work. I came across an article in a magazine and thought "Hey that sounds like me......that sounds JUST like me" So I put myself on a Gluten and wheat free diet and with in 48 hrs I started feeling better. After 2 weeks I called my GI Dr and went in to see her. I told her what I did and all she said was, "Well Dear now you know what's wrong with you....Welcome to the world of Wheat and Gluten free living". No referrals to any other kind of Dr or support group or even a nutritionist. Lets just say the last 6 months, I have lost 50lbs. I have energy I never knew existed but at the same time, 31 yrs of eating habits are hard to break and I am depressed at times to the point of tears. I have a boyfriend and 2 little boys who do not have my intolerance, so cooking for a family is SOOOOOOOOOOOO hard because Some recipes don't taste like the original did and my family, though very supportive misses my cooking pre-intolerance. I am trying new things every day, but finding it hard to eat at times. I am a RN and work crazy hours and have no time to really sit down and do things I need to do for myself, which explains the massive weight loss. And having this has changed everything about my life. Very little eating out, but that leads to constantly repeated meals because cooking anything else I have not attempted. My family is loosing patience with me and I am sick of starving all the time. And not to mention I think I am pregnant. I find it SO hard right now to deal with this. So I am here on this website hoping to find support, friends and other sufferers. Also advice, recipes and secrets to living Gluten/Wheat Free!

  1. Ok so it has been 6 months since I SELF-DIAGNOSED....no help from my Dr...oh its just IBS. UGH! Moving on.....I have lost 50 lbs and still losing. Finding it hard to incorporate old recipes into this new life of mine. Ready for help! I baked my first cake today. I am hoping it tastes as good as it smells. Looking forward to some kind of happiness with this intolerance. Happily going shopping tomorrow for more Gluten free foods/snacks. I need to pack my lunch for work and eating the same thing every day is getting really old. Thank God I am a RN and make good money, or I would totally be broke
  2. Feeling like my life is perfect but this darn intolerance. What is God teaching me with this??

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