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
How Do You Wrap Your Mind Around It?
Doesn't matter if you're adult onset or have had PA forever and a day. I was thinking about this this week when my son called me from a group he goes to each week.
Now, Jess man has been reading ingredient labels since he was 4, so I was kinda shocked to get a call from him about a food.
Turned out it was a food that we had never bought before (some kind of cookie - forget the name so won't post something that might be wrong) and even though he trusted his labeling reading, he just wanted to check with me because we have never bought it (I later priced the cookies and now know why [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ). As I say, this is a child who I feel is empowered (what a word) about his allergy and yet he still felt the need to call me when presented with something new (not a bad thing).
So sitting here and analyzing things as I am wont to do, I was wondering if the adults could explain to me how you wrap your mind around the fact that a food has the potential to kill you?
Do you do what we PA parents tell our kids and say, have EpiPen, okay?
Have any of you experienced anxiety because of your allergy?
Or, even as PA people are you kinda able to keep it in the back of your minds (for the most part) like some of us PA parents do?
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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