Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.
- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
- Support Groups
Peanut Free and Nut Free
Other Food Allergies
Do You Think It\'s Possible To Rate A Comfort Zone - How Do You Rate Your\'s?
This stems from the "may contains" "made ins" questions (did your child eat them) (just kinda a note to myself about why I raised the question because I will forget [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] ).
Do you think it's possible to rate a comfort zone. I've heard "tight" comfort zone. I've heard "pretty tight". I've heard "lax".
Since PA is something that albeit the one thing we have in common, it is so specific as to how each family/person deals with it, is it possible to "rate" your comfort zone? Do you know what I mean?
We don't really rate per se other aspects of parenting or living, so why or how or can we rate a comfort zone?
So, not clear if I have an answer for the question I raised and hopefully other people do.
Oh, sorry, tonight I also saw "looser".
I can kinda tell what members here have similar comfort zones to me, but I also know that we don't do everything in this journey the same.
To extend it further - is there a feeling (I remember there being one a few years ago) that it's mostly people with very tight comfort zones that are members of PA.com?
You can't "rate" the allergy, so how do you rate how you live with it?
Pardon me, I'm obviously trying to work this question or set thereof out.
See, I was about to say something and then I stood corrected, by myself. I was going to say that I didn't think you could rate a comfort zone because it is an individual family thing. But then, I thought about the PA child at my son's school who eats M&M's and IMMEDIATELY, I think that that family has a more lax or looser comfort zone than my family does (although there is no judgement involved regarding that, UNLESS saying that their comfort zone is looser or more lax than mine is, in and of itself, a judgement).
So, I was going to say that you can't rate a comfort zone. But I know people here who I feel have a much tighter comfort zone than I do. I know two people at least who I feel have pretty much the same comfort zone as I do, but then again, those two people and their families and mine, if we get together, are we going to do everything the same? No.
Doesn't the word "lax" have a negative connotation to begin with? She's lax about doing this or that blah blah blah.
Mine right now is "have two EpiPens will travel", read labels, avoid TNA even though my guy is PA only, and I guess if there is a scale of rating that we could figure out, I'd be middle of the road (does that mean I get hit by the car? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] )
But in saying that, I also believe I have many friends here whose comfort zones are very different than mine and I guess I'm struggling to find the words that sound okay to me about their zones - tighter (okay, that doesn't sound negative or can it?) and more relaxed. More relaxed. That's a *nice* term.
And I believe that's totally their family's business. As I posted in another thread tonight, whatever works for each family works.
The whole point of this question - if you read this board and you feel that people *might* have a tighter comfort zone than you, that does not mean that you should feel uncomfortable in any way whatsoever about the comfort zone you have chosen for your family.
We all have only one thing in common. PA. Just the diagnosis itself. Nothing else. Not how we each deal with it for our families and with friends and with school.
As I also posted in another thread, but with different words, I think we've always been pretty gracious here when discussing comfort zones.
So, still thinking about "the rating". Tight in some places, probably the places where I have less control (i.e., school) and more relaxed, not necessarily in places that I have control over, but when I, personally, am with my guy (heaven help me in a couple of years with that one [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] )
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]