I was diagnosed with celiac disease this January after several years of symptoms. Post-diagnosis, I had a lot of feelings, so I decided to write some of them out, starting with a farewell letter to gluten.
Now, I’m still at it, posting silly and serious stories about celiac disease and gluten-free living. I draw from current events, fictional universes, my life, and the strange and perilous depths of my imagination. Some posts are snarky, some earnest, but all are 100% gluten-free.
Because I’m a book lover (in fact, I work in publishing in my “real” life), I occasionally spout off about which Harry Potter characters are most likely to have celiac disease, explain what Pride and Prejudice would look like with gluten, or rewrite fairy tales to include gluten-free protagonists. If you know of novels or children’s books that really do feature characters with celiac disease, food allergies, or other chronic issues, I’d love to hear about them.
I will practically never post recipes, but you’ll see the occasional book/product/restaurant review, and I try to sneak in a poem now and then. Otherwise, it’s just straight talk about gluten.
P.S. I know nobody calls it celiac sprue anymore, but I’m a sucker for a good rhyme-pun—thus the blog name. And, actually, my GI doctor did call it that, when he was patiently explaining it was unlikely I had it because I didn’t have the symptoms he learned about in med school fifteen years ago. So, if not in good company per se, I’m not entirely alone.