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Going out to eat, or for that fact eating anywhere, brings me so much anxiety. So, my apologies to anyone who has to deal with me for being, as Jimmy Kimmel says being "annoying". When I get contaminated, I am down for the count for a good 2 weeks...and takes even longer for the damage done to my guts to heal. Simply a crumb of gluten and my guts freak...yes, a crumb...one pesky crumb. Within hours of the contamination, my stomach with blow up and I look like I'm 6 month pregnant -so, imagine how much damage that causes. In addition to the huge belly bloat, I typically get a headache that often turns in to a migraine, extreme nausea, and a major case of brain fog...that last for days! Needless to say, when I get contaminated, I am no fun to be around. Not only do I suffer when I get contaminated, so does my family. I'm literally a bear to be around for days...especially because of the brain fog, and being so frustrated that I can't remember anything.
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One piece of advice I that I can pass onto anyone who loves someone with Celiac, an allergy, or any food restriction...please respect them fully. If you kindly made something gluten free or free of any allergen, and we politely decline -but, please don't get offended. We appreciate the gesture, trust me -but, we have A LOT of fear with food, and all the precautions needed being done correctly. We know it can be annoying, frustrating, and everything in between -but, its our health that is at risk, and our health trumps upsetting you...sorry. Lastly, if your loved one is anything like me, and they feel like an annoying inconvenience, they may pull away. So, please respect your love ones, and remember, we didn't choose this life. And...its not funny, and far from a joke.