I had never heard of Meniere's Disease till now. (I googled it so I could understand it better) Sounds just plain awful. Sorry you have to deal with that along with the wonderful gift of fibro. I can't eat processed foods either, but I have problems with my face and hands swelling up & having this weird internal itchy feeling from the nitrates and whatevers that are in there.
I think its so RUDE for folks to ignore your food issues. If you came to my house for a meal, I would call you ahead of time and double check the menu items, for sure. Next time your DIL comes to your house to eat, why don't you make meat, meat and more meat for dinner. GEEZ!!
Sorry you were put in that position by your DIL. I guess you'll have to eat at home before you go there again for dinner.
I totally understand the Thia Restuarant problem too and I also understand the ethnic issue with your companions. I grew up in a primarly jewish community so I think I'm more jewish than Italian.. LOL!! I think you might have to start standing your ground when it comes to these problems and just say.. I just can't eat that, can we go someplace else this time. Good grief girl.. you're gonna starve to death with these inconsiderate people all around you. Well anytime you want to come to my house for a decent and considerate meal.. the door's always open!!
Now .. go eat some REAL food!! (no offense to anyone who is Thia or Jewish.. or lives in the ocean and eats sea salt)
Hi guys...thanks for your support. Absolutely my son should have been more aware. He was outside most of the time they were cooking, grilling the chicken and sausage and to be fair, he did grill be a piece of chicken without the barbeque sauce. But when the huge pile came in on the platter, he couldn't remember which was mine. When he is at my house, he never ever adds salt to anything I cook. It wasn't my DIL...it was her mother that poured the salt on all the food and actually did it when she thought I wasn't looking. (put the box of sea salt behind her back and waited until I left the room but I could see her anyway). I should have brought my own food, but when I asked my DIL what we were having she said, chicken, sausage, salad and a vegetable. Sounded okay to me, except the sausage. I called three times to see if there was something else I could bring. No. I did bring some warm rolls, a potted plant and some dog yummies for her dogs. I should have eaten the dog bisquits!
I wish we had a Whole Foods here but we don't. I think the closest is 300 miles away.
Thanks for asking about my fall. Both shins are bloodied and swollen and my hips aches a little more than usual but other than that, I'm okay.
I probably over reacted to this...Easter isn't about the food. This morning, I woke up annoyed because I was starving by the time I got home and had to cook myself something, after looking forward to finally having a holiday meal at someone else's house.
Oh well...this too shall pass!
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.