Hi Anon. Yeah, any sort of diagnosis can be rough. I recommend lots of planning ahead! I’d research restaurants or places that you can eat at online before eating out and then bringing up the places that you can eat with family and friends. I always check Urban Spoon or Find Me Gluten Free or company websites first- I end up eating at the same places and the same thing over and over and over again- but that’s okay. Or, if you’re going to a friends’ house or whatever, bring your own food- or suggest that you go to the grocery together and pick out something that you can eat. Or, invite your friends over to your place to make food, because you can control the foods, the environment, and ensure against cross contamination. I always carry my own snacks on me for emergencies. It does get easier, but it is hard. Sometimes it’s rough and it sucks, but it’s important to bring up your dietary restrictions with the important people in your life and explain to them the severity of Celiac. Not everyone is always willing to work with you, but it’s great when someone does. So my biggest piece of advice is to plan ahead!