Hi all,

I guess I'm posting this to either find others in same situation, or get a good slap (snap out of it!). I was diagnosed Celiac a little over a yr ago, and have been sticking to Primal for about 4 months. I find that I'm closing myself off a bit, and stressing majorly over travel. To be out for the day in NYC can be really trying and I've stopped even attempting to eat out anywhere (which means I have to eat b4 leaving Brooklyn, and get back in time to eat again). If I were just Primal, it would be super easy...but to add the gluten issue in there just makes it all out impossible (or so I tell myself). Travel on a plane? Ugh. Really becoming stressful. I've got a 6yo to worry about, so it just ends up being a lot.

I don't WANT to be one of those people with special dietary needs...and here I find myself. I'm doing pretty good with ignoring all the idiocy that surrounds people not understanding/scoffing at Celiac ("oh, come on, you can have just a little bite?" - "how about if I make you grilled portobello and rice with a veggie burger?"...it's endless, no one can get this easily, and you end up frustrating people if you refuse their food). But it's mostly because I've just stopped attempting too many social situations that can turn bad. I haven't been out to eat in the city except for maybe 2 or 3 times in the 16 mos since finding out.

I think I just need to find others dealing with this to hear stories about how someone else easily navigates this terrain....because there are days when it really just does me in. And I don't want it to affect my marriage or what kind of a mom I am (case in point: yesterday at Coney Island felt like I was in a marathon...brought my own lunch even, I don't know what's wrong with me!)

Any words of wisdom would be truly appreciated....how you navigate city life and travelling if Celiac is in the mix.

-Suzanne