I received the following email and if nothing else, I thought we could help a fellow celiac out and have some fun at the same time.
Hey Gluten Dude…I am a 33 year old Type 1 diabetic, Mom to 2 beautiful munchkins, and a Navy wife. Whew! I thought I had enough on my plate but then I was feeling sick and having a mental breakdown and I pieced together that I may have Celiac. Well after testing it was confirmed and I have been gluten free for 4 months and have never felt better! I honestly thought I was losing my mind. Came to find out it was just the gluten that was making me crazy.
My question for you is how do you deal with the whole diet freaks?
People keep telling me I am so ‘lucky’ and eating gluten free isn’t that bad. It drives me nuts but I keep my mouth shut. I have a handful of friends that have told me they ‘wished they had Celiac so they could be skinny like me’!!!! Eeeek! I do not want to be rude, but I wish there was a way to communicate how hard it is to have celiac without seeming whiny and dramatic.
I would love a one liner to say when they tell me that it’s not that bad.
Thanks so much dude!!
So what do you say folks? Let’s come up with some great one-line responses. And feel free to be as “creatively honest” as you would like.
If someone tells you you’re lucky you have celiac disease, you say ______________________________.