Celiac guilt, have you ever had it?
Joe missed a birthday party today because I was sleeping off a gluten hangover.
My parents who keep a gluten-free kitchen just for me are pulling packages out of the trash trying to figure out what in the world could have made me sick at their house the past two Saturdays. Everything is gluten-free. There is absolutely no reason I should be sick right now.
My head is a mess and my stomach is, well, yucky. My body tries to sweat out the poison at night which means I don’t get much sleep because HOT. I’M SO FLIPPIN’ HOT.
When this happens I can’t help feeling guilty. Guilty for being a burden on loved ones who are so careful to make sure I don’t get glutened. Guilty for being a mom who needs to take naps. Guilty for being a wife who can’t maintain a good conversation.
I know it’s not my fault. But I can’t help feeling guilty.
Do you ever feel guilty for your health issues?