Living Gluten-Free - Some Thoughts
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Sitting at a restaurant table with five other people who are laughing and talking and I hear nothing spoken. I'm looking at them buttering and eating their bread while I sit there and realize that I'll never do this simple thing again. They all order pasta and I can't. I order a seafood salad that turns out horrible. I'm also the very last served at the table. This was my very first time eating out and being on vacation. The others didn't notice but I was really feeling very sad and lonely at that table. I made me sad to realize that I'll never be able to eat just anything off a menu anymore. That I can't order one of my favorite sandwiches or spaghetti, lasagne's or pizza. The old days of being able to eat anything anytime that I wanted to are all gone. I felt a lump in my throat when I thought about this. My old life is gone and my new one is starting. But through all this sadness I do know in the back of my mind that tonight I won't have terrible gas and bloating all night long. I'll be able to wake up the next day with out stomach pains. I won't have to run to the bathroom every hour or so. These are times I don't mind leaving behind. But, yes I'll miss eating a lot of my old favorites.