So many topics to discuss: Pizza Hut teaming up with Udi’s, my daughter’s upcoming endoscopy, Coors Gluten-Free Beer, the (sad) PF Changs lawsuit, Cheerios marketing themselves as gluten free, and the list goes on and on. And I will get to all of these topics.
But right now I’m tired. And I’m not just tired, but I’m CELIAC tired. Been struggling for two weeks now. Not sure what the cause was. I ate McDonald’s French Fries and washed them down with an Omission Beer, but I’m sure that wasn’t it.
Yes…I’m just kidding.
So today, I just want to leave you with a fantastic interview that my friend and fellow celiac Jennifer Esposito did recently.
As always, I so appreciate her passion, her knowledge and her advocacy. She has put a wonderful voice to this crappy disease.
Lots of great stuff in the video but my highlight was her take on how to deal with your doctor. So many of you have shared your doctor horror stories when it comes to your undiagnosed celiac and your frustrations with the medical community. Too many doctors simply treat the symptom without taking the time necessary to find the cause.
Our system sucks. I know it. You know it.
You wait 30 minutes in the waiting room. Another 20 minutes in the doctor’s office. And then the doc walks in and asks you what the problem is. You have a few minutes to state your case and then he’s off to see another patient. “Oh…and by the way…here’s a prescription for a pill. Feel better.”
There’s an old song called How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times that has the following lyrics:
Well the doctor comes ’round here with his face all bright
And he says “in a little while you’ll be alright”
All he gives is a humbug pill, a dose of dope and a great big bill
Tell me how can a poor man stand such times and live
Anyway…enjoy the interview and feel free to share your frustrations or your success stories with your doctor below.
If you need me, I’ll be horizontal.
Take it away Bruce…