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Where have I been and where am I going?

Posted on September 20th, 2012 by Alison Read 4 Comments - Add Your Own »

Hello long-time followers of my blog (since 2007!) and hello newcomers, both to my site and to the gluten-free diet…

Where Have I Been?

Those of you who have been around a while may have noticed that I don’t post information as much as I used to (and those of you on Twitter may have noticed my absence there as well). It’s not because I don’t love you! My life has become filled to the brim, with a job, kids and their lives, a support group, and then of course I had to be the coach of my daughter’s soccer team (???!)

So I have put blogging on the back burner, last in the priority line. (Oh – I also have a husband that needs attention once in a while!) I still post occasionally, and I still have things to share with you, so don’t worry, I’m still around. I’m proud of the body of work I have created and moved by the comments and emails I receive every day — stories about recovery, desperate requests for advice, gratitude for providing a resource. I’m also thankful to all of you that have posted comments, offering insight to others needing help. (There are over 180 comments on the article I wrote about Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Gluten back in 2008 – amazing.)

Where Am I Going?

I’m going to Africa. Not for good — just an adventure. Why am I telling you this? Because for the next couple weeks I will really be out of touch! Plus, I’m celebrating two anniversaries — my wedding anniversary and my gluten-free anniversary. 10 years for each! I’ve got my bars packed, my GlutenEase (can’t hurt), and my fingers crossed that I will be able to easily eat. Good thing I’m a carnivore!

I will try to share my adventures when I return, including pictures of my food…

So hold down the site while I’m gone — make comments and help people out there on the path to good health!

Oh, one more thing — I have run out of time to do my annual Halloween candy safe list before my departure. I know many of you count on it every year. I don’t know if I will be able to do it in time for Halloween when I return. Sorry, sorry, sorry! It will be back next year.

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  1. I hope you have a wonderful time and don’t need your Gluten Ease.

    Enjoy your trip!

  2. I’ve missed your blog! Best wishes to you on your adventure!

  3. Dear Alison,I’m a newer in your great site, fiundedout out of frustration being suffering from extreme fatigue since I was 15 years old I’m now 56 a real baby boomer brain cancer survivor and still trying to get rid off this incredible challenge that is to live with extreme fatigue, something tells me that I should join forces and open a gluten intolerance support group in San Francisco but I’m short on
    ideas, any suggestions, please? The passion is there but also the super lack of energy and mental clarity. I would appreciate your kind support fit those with gluten intolerance in Dan Francisco. Thanks much and please have lots of fun in your great adventure will be praying for a safe amazing adventure and safe return WE R going to Miss U!! To your excellent health & indestructible happiness:Juan

  4. I just discovered your site as I was searching for allergen info for some candy my 5 yr old brought home. He is allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts and peas so Halloween is always a bit tricky. I’ve just found your Halloween candy list for the past few years and I will definitely be back next year to see if you’ve had time for a new one. What a fabulous resource for all of us allergy moms. I have to say that finding great people like you online has helped make my quest to give my child as normal a life as possible a whole lot easier!

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