Wednesday, April 4, 2007


Life is hard at times. Things are thrown at you that you just don't know if you will be able to handle. But we do. We get through those times. We get through them with the help of family and friends.
Living with Celiac Disease can be tough, especially when it feels like you are the only one with it. Family gatherings and office parties are tough to get through without eating food that you just know is bad for you. I do not have the classic symptoms of the disease. I can eat and eat almost anything and never show any symptoms. My loving husband though is always there to remind me that no I can't.
My husband and I live on a small farm in a small town in rural Western New York. We do no have children and unfortunately there are no children in our future. We do though have 3 cats that we love more then anything. The closest store to buy gluten free products is about 30 miles a way and then the products are very limited.
There are several posts that I read weekly that help keep me motivated. I would like to thank Karina, Lynn and Shauna. I am hopeful that writing about this and sharing my story with other people will help keep me motivated and maybe I will be able to motivate someone else.

3 comments:

Shauna said...

I know that you can help. When I started my blog, I didn't know anyone else who had celiac disease. Now, because of all my writing, and talking, and the letters I receive, I never feel alone anymore.

We're out here.

I'm thrilled if I could inspire you in any way. Welcome to the journey.

Natalie said...

I just started a blog too and it has made me feel better. It has turned something negative into more and more positive experiences for me. That is why I have a lemon as my favicon. It reminds me!
Good luck!
Natalie

Lynn Barry said...

Lea,
I have been busy lately and not checking and blogging like I usually do, but got a nudge to check today and I am glad I did...I discovered your new blogsite. Hey, us rural western NYers have to stick together. WE certainly are isolated. Maybe we can meet at the truck stop in Belvidere and try to figure out what we can safely order. LOL
Thanks for mentioning my blog. HUGS