My family won't accept I have celiac disease
by Gail Mollencopf
(Nevada, Ohio, USA)
I found out about a year ago that I have Celiac Disease. At first I felt relief and joy from knowing why I have been getting so sick for 15 years. Then depression set in, frustration and now anger. The doctor who finally found this is gone. My new doctor acts dumb, all my leaning and info is coming from the net. My family is as BAD. NO SUPPORT!!
This Holiday, my sister in-law said, "I'll talk to the chef before buying the tickets to the buffet", she said "yes things would be good, not..meat flouting in gravey, dressing or mac & cheese" ...
I ended up with a meal of corn and cranberry sauce. She wants me to go for Christmas..NOT!
My son no longer has me over and will not even taste anything I cooked and took over to him.
Restaurant choices are almost none. I'm getting depressed again! I need some one to support me.Carol responds...
Oh Gail, my heart aches for you. Sadly a lot of people do not get the support they need from their family. You may find some tips that will help you deal with this on my starting a gluten free diet
page on this site. I have also written a page on depression and celiac disease
which might help.
I am sure that other visitors to the site will have advice for you and will offer support also. Just remember you are not alone, about 1 in every 130 people have celiac disease, even if they have not been diagnosed yet!