Monday, December 03, 2007
I Have Celiac--Oh My Gosh
I was just diagnosed with Celiac--and I bet none of you have ever heard of it.
It means I shouldn't eat any wheat or gluten products. Meaning no more donuts, cookies, cakes, pies, bread, pasta, bagels, etc.
At first I was kinda in shock. I've spent so much time over the past four days reading labels and shopping. I found some gluten-free brownies and bread mixes, and also some nice-tasting breakfast bars.
I went to a church brunch and only had fruit, but it wasn't all that bad. The worst part is explaining, but if you go ahead and tell people, it seems they're really interested. And they care.
I wanted to go public with this in case it might help anybody else.
Life doesn't always go the way we want. Things happen that we don't like or understand.
My new attitude is this...I've decided to focus on WHAT I CAN HAVE TO EAT. Like, do you know how good fresh-squeezed orange juice is? I'd forgotten. I had some this morning. :-)
And I can't forget that God is "intimately acquainted with all my ways." So this is no shock to Him. He made me.