Well so far it ha been a long hard slog to try and get my head around what I can and cant eat and I had joined coeliac UK paying 15 quid for the privelidge and then spent an age looking through the gluten free foods list and making decisions on what to pick.I went to our local small sainsburys and they didnt have one of the things that I had chosen and put on my list, I ended up having a complete meltdown in the middle of sainsburys and left in tears.
You see I have CFS and fibromylagia along with a lot of other health issues and doing things like that take a lot of energy I really cannot afford to waste, I was exhausted after it and had to go for my shot that afternoon which makes me tired anyway, then I had the disappointment of thinking that I would be able to have regular food choices only to find they didn't have any of it, I was not impressed
Then I found this site and started reading the questions and answers and got brave and posted myself and the advice has been absolutely brilliant, I didn't understand how important cross contamination was and that the coeliac UK list is not gonna work for everyone, I am still having a lot of pain and discomfort but I read it can take 6 months to two years of being strict with your diet for us to recover.
I have spoken to my wonderful husband who has said that we need to try and get a seperate bread machine for me to use as I am risking cross contamination using the same one we use for his bread, he has said he will get me new chopping boards that I will have a couple of, use an area of the kitchen just for my food, have a cupboard that is just my stuff to avoid cross contamination and he has said he will get me some new pans that we can use just for my foods and anything we both have that is gluten free to stop me getting glutened unexpectedly.
I still don't know if I am coeliac or not as I am not going to go for an endoscopy and am not willing to cause myself the pain and discomfort of eating gluten for an extended period, but a lovely lady told me you can have non coeliac gluten sensitivity and the diet is the same, so either way, I need to behave myself
I feel blessed to have found this site and very grateful to those who have helped me so much already, my typing stinks due to co-ordination difficulties and word blindness when exhausted, which is all the time just now so people have to bare with my typonese but so far so good.
A huge thank you to all, and this is a fresh start for me and I am hoping to be able to say in the future that my health issues are resolving themselves