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  • #16
    Re: Official dinners and office Christmas party

    Agree with miniguinea. I have a friend who invented a relative and then invented a party for the invented relative--just to avoid her staff Christmas party. She was embarrassed she did that and I just sat back & admired her creativity under pressure!
    Kadi

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    • #17
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      I like that. Imaginary friends are so helpful sometimes.

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      • #18
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        Kadi, I live in San Diego and we just had our holiday brunch and sure enough...Mexican! Or as I call it "Mexican't" I tried to be polite so I asked about ingredients and got the plainest fajita I could find...bad idea! So then today we had a going away lunch for a coworker and guess where it was...MEXICAN! This time I said screw it and brought my own food! Whenever someone made a comment I changed the subject, worked pretty good.

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        • #19
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          Whenever we have things at school they always order Italian for the catering. I bring my own food and just dare someone to say something.
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          • #20
            Re: Official dinners and office Christmas party

            Hi, just to keep you posted, I didn't went to the official Christmas dinner at my department, I was simply to tired. And again, the prospect of not being able to drink or eat what they have ordered made me anxious. I think when I definitely know my diagnosis I will handle the social situations better.
            Merry Christmas
            Pernille
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            Cysto/hydro with biopsies in 2012, result: no IC. Had a first, second and third opinion and the result was always PFD or chronic pelvic pain syndrome. I encourage everyone with these symptoms to get a proper diagnosis! I am doing physiotherapy based on yoga exercises, I had been pain free for almost a year... Now unfortunately it is back. So I am still struggeling
            Greetings from Denmark!

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            • #21
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              Just went to another one. Among other things, chocolate cake for desert. But the gluten free people (which I am not and everyone knows that) got creme brule sp? ! So I got nothing.

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              • #22
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                Gosh, and they know about your disease and the diet? I understand that you are frustrated and angry. But regarding creme brûlée, isn't that usually IC friendly? Maybe I'm mistaken. I had creme caramel and know others who think it is ok.
                Struggling with urethral pain for 19 years. When it started in 95 I was told this was psychosomatic. I coped quite well with lots of remissions. Just when I got nervous and was stressed I had urethral pain and felt like I had to pee all the time.
                Cysto/hydro with biopsies in 2012, result: no IC. Had a first, second and third opinion and the result was always PFD or chronic pelvic pain syndrome. I encourage everyone with these symptoms to get a proper diagnosis! I am doing physiotherapy based on yoga exercises, I had been pain free for almost a year... Now unfortunately it is back. So I am still struggeling
                Greetings from Denmark!

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                • #23
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                  Actually, they don't know. Only my very close immediate circle knows. The creme brulee would have been fine, but it was only offered to the gluten free few (who are very vocal about their issues). That is one reason I have chosen not to say much. I have found people with all their food issues to be quite annoying. Sometimes I think that is why I am being punished now. Maybe I wasn't sympathetic enough. On the other hand, so many of these types really are pretty tough to deal with. They seem to be of the opinion that there is either something wrong with the food or something wrong with the people who eat it. I know there is nothing wrong with the food or the people who eat it. There is only something wrong with me. So, I keep my mouth shut. All the while listening to other people proudly tell everyone everything they can't eat. This is especially frustrating when there are only a few things they can't eat (while there are only a few things I can). But that is what everyone gets to hear. I have to be polite, spread around my plate what I can have, and keep my mouth shut. I just don't want to ever become one of "them."

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                  • #24
                    Re: Official dinners and office Christmas party

                    I don't have any problem at all letting people know that I have a problem with some foods. I have at times simply said I have food allergies. I believe the definition of a food allergy is that if I eat (or drink) it, it causes a problem --- inasmuch as some foods and drinks cause me extreme pain --- I see that as a problem. And I say it with a smile. Yes, there are times there is very little available that I can eat, but a simple "No, thank you" works okay for me and I either have a snack before I go, or when I get home.

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