Saturday, August 3, 2013

13 things you don't want to say to people like us!

I saw this on Facebook the other day and thought hmmm...yep that's me and I get so tired of it...
From Fibro TV

I think this applies to anyone with any type of debilitating chronic disorder.  I was so depressed when I had my first major flare up of the chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia and heard this crap from coworkers, family, and friends.  I went to see my doctor cause I was rapidly approaching a decision in my life and Dr. Merrill apologized to me telling me that he and his partners had grievously misdiagnosed me for over 10 years or better.  I had heard him arguing in the hall trying to get the nurse to come tell me what he had decided to diagnose me with and then he came in and told me I had CFS, Fibro, and some other disorders.  He told me it was no wonder I was majorly depressed but it was the disorders causing the depression not the other way around.  Needless to say having a doctor, husband, and family that understand and support you makes a big difference in life.

Another meme from Fibro Colors....Share them with others...


Staying Gluten Free

I have been gluten free for almost 10 months now and it has gotten to the point where my body is telling me when there is hidden gluten in the food I ate...and example was we went out to eat at a Mexican food restaurant the other night and I was assured by the waiter and the manager that the food I was going to order was gluten free (GF).    Three hours later I am having abdominal pain, horrible gas, and diarrhea...right it definitely wasn't GF and had more then a little bit of gluten in it.  Turns out the I would bet the chips and queso both had flour in them.  Some/ most tortilla chips are GF but I always check to make sure.

 I had a friend to share a recipe on Facebook last week called the Impossible is like a coconut creme pie but more of a egg custard style. These are the last two pieces of the pie I made 4 days ago and I will be serving them up with whipped cream as soon as I post this. 
This is an awesomely easy pie to make and if you are a friend on Facebook you have probably seen it making the rounds but I decided to so some changing up to make it GF and here is the recipe for it!!

Impossible pie

All the ingredients are mixed together and poured into a pie tin, but when it cooks it forms its own crust with filling This has a coconut vanilla taste like a coconut cream pie


2 cups milk
1 cup shredded coconut
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all purpose flour  (I used Bob's Red Mill All Purpose GF flour)
8 Tablespoon butter  (I used 8 tbls of virgin coconut oil and probably could have used less.)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Place milk, coconut, eggs, vanilla, flour, butter and sugar in blender. Mix well.
Pour into a greased and floured pie plate. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Give it a try...usually I make cakes, cookies, pies etc and we freeze them for future use...this didn't make it to the freezer.