Celiac Disease not an allergy!
So for the first time since I was diagnosed in November I freaked out. I went to Five Guys last night because I saw the post about them being a “safe” place to eat. Well I ordered the bowl and explained I have CD. The nice person that took my order told me the process of how my food would be made. I guess he could see the worry on my face since I was watching them like a hawk. I apologized for my anxiety. He said he would make it for me. He did just that. While waiting for my order I could see everything going on. I saw one guy change his gloves and lay down a piece of foil. So I thought that must be mine. As I watched the same guy was making others orders. He then touched the foil to slide it down.OH MGEEE my chest tighten and my stomach turned. I felt an anxiety attack coming on. Then I heard him ask the guy that took my order to make “the allergy”. So he did he even shouted “changing gloves” everytime he did. Not sure if it was because I had not taken my eyes off the kitchen staff or the worry on my face. The man that ordered behind me saw this too. So he tried to distract me by asking was that for me and what was my allergy? I snapped and said I have Celiac Disease not an allergy!
Once I got my food and got to my car I broke down. Not sure if it was the experience or the stress. This is a first for me. I told my boyfriend about it and he was sympathetic about it all. He is very cautious about everything when it comes to me. He has been there holding my hand since day one. So he said he will go and get the food IF we ever order from there again.
So bottom line what was supposed to be a break from the kitchen gave me a few more grey hairs. Thank you for letting me vent.. only you guys truly understand!!