I can empathize with you completely. I am 60 and having a rough time with IBS, Colitis, and needing to be on a gluten and dairy free diet and have arthritis. *sigh* People think it is all in my head and can't understand why I eat "weird" things instead of fast foods. The staff at this school delight when we get donuts, treats, burgers, fries and all kinds of goodies. I pull out my gluten free pretzels and try to avoid everyone eating all the foods I crave.
People wave food in front of my face, or insist on telling me how yummy their loaded pizza is. I have been told I should drink aloe juice or eat coconut, or munch on sunflower seeds (this one nearly killed me), or buy some potion over the Internet, do yoga, sleep with a sound machine.
I can't eat what others eat. I can't work like others work. I can't play like others play. I can't go to restaurants like others can. Thankfully I have a wonderful husband who is very supportive. He and I eat our own dinners for the most part. Breakfast and lunches are at work for me.
I ask God for the same patience and calmness as you do. Most days I can handle it... days like today... when I feel so yucky... I can't.
Presently on: 600 mg. Remicade every 5 weeks
Venofer infusion every 5 weeks
B12 every 5 weeks
12 Asacol daily
Zofran as needed
Dealing with Colitis since 2003, Gastro-Paresis, Reflux, IBS, GERD and Gluten and Dairy Intolerance and last but certainly not least - Arthritis. Am officially a senior citizen - how lovely :P
"Food is in my dreams and in my nightmares!"