Social Interactions with Celiac disease

We all leave our houses at some point and have to interact with the outside world. We have to interact with people when ordering food at a restaurant, talking to friends and family about what we can and cannot eat, and we have to talk to strangers about our disease. What words do we use? How do we describe our disease?

My Daughter’s Birthday & a Celiac Dilemma

My daughter's birthday is today and she is awesome!

Normally, we go out to dinner to the restaurant of her choice. However, her favorite restaurant is one that has ZERO gluten free options. It is an Italian restaurant and we all know that I avoid Italian restaurants and pizza joints like the plague. This causes me a great deal of concern because she is young and without any food restrictions. Is it fair of me to deny her favorite restaurant because I cannot eat there? Should I make her think of others when she is trying to have her family birthday party? Is it ever okay to be selfish? These are all the big questions that I think about when dealing with this disease and my family.