Lots of celiac rants to get to today. It seems I’ve struck a chord and people certainly have rants. But because I don’t want this blog to be overwhelmed with too much negativity, I’m trying to space the rants apart a bit.
As a result, my inbox is stuffed with a number of rants so I’ll package some of them together. So today…you’re getting three rants for the price of one.
BTW, I’ve got an Olympic rant. I tried watching the Olympics last night. It went like this: Bob Costas for five minutes (I love Costas, but he is looking a bit plastic these days), a five minute fluff piece, Bob Costas for two minutes, 23 commercials, Bob Costas for two minutes, 7 minutes of actual competition (the result of which I already knew) and then 17 more commercials. That’s all I could handle.
Anyway…on to your rants. And just a reminder, we rant and then we move on.
Here goes the rant: half way through the school year, my girl stopped gaining, looked like she was carrying a child in her little belly, nausea, grumpy as hell…yadayada symptom after symptom, mama knew and got her tested..sure enough, celiac. Now, her 1st grade teacher (who had been fully informed on the disease and well equipped to handle any food situation) decided to take it upon herself to prove to my child that celiac really just wasn’t that big of a deal. “Mama is just too paranoid”.
From offering her treats of the gluten filled kind to refusing to inform us of any school gathering or party so my child was left to watch all of the other children consume their cupcakes or what have you (had plenty of safe yummy treats at home in my freezer). Come to find out, my daughter had been throwing up in class, such sever fatigue she was literally passing out at her desk, having break downs every 5 minutes because thr teacher refused to inform mama bear and figured my child was just “being dramatic and making this up”.
Reached the point, my girl had had enough and took to peeing her pants after the vomiting because that was the only thing the teacher had to acknowledge that my child was going through. Pulled my girl 2 months early from school and the teacher is currently seeking new employment. When did we become so self-concerned that a little child is considered devious amidst their pain rather than acknowledged for their suffering? That we can’t trust the simple communication of a 7 year old?
Yes, we ALL hate Coeliac!!! But even more, we hate the ones that treat it as if it is a nuisance in their life and not the individual that actually has the disease.
Sincerely…one angry celiac Mamabear
You sound like one awesome Mamabear. And your daughter’s teacher sounds like one big [fill in the blank].
I’d like to hit him upside the head as well…
And now to make matters worse I’m in trouble at work for having to many time off which also everytime I have had time of I don’t get paid. So thanks alot stupid disease for causing me loads of trouble even when I don’t eat any gluten !
Be patient and give yourself time. I promise you it does get easier and you become less bitter as time goes on. Hang in there!
Need to Vent?
I hate celiac. You hate celiac. We all hate celiac.
With all that pent up anger, people need a place to vent.
Well…I invite you to lie on the Dude’s couch (figuratively speaking) and spew away.
There’s just one rule: Once you’re done venting, you need to move forward and put the negative vibes on the back burner. Positive energy brings positive results.
Don’t you feel better already??