Been lurking for over a year...

Posted on: Sun, 08/19/2007 - 5:40am
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Hello all

As I said above I found this board over a year ago when my then 3-year-old daughter was first diagnosed with a peanut allergy. We added bananas to the list this past year - she had eaten them since she was a baby with no trouble, didn't have any for about 6 months, then got sick after eating a few bites of her baby brother's.

There have been times when I wanted to reply to someone's post, but thought I should introduce myself first.

Thanks for being here - it's such a help to know we're not alone in this. Anyone else from CT?

Posted on: Sun, 08/19/2007 - 9:46am
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Hi and welcome! I'm glad you decided to de-lurk.
April

Posted on: Sun, 08/19/2007 - 10:21am
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Hello....I also have a child with a PA allergy and a possible banana allergy....I am from RI

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 12:15am
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Hello and Welcome..
I've been lurking too for over a year. I registered and just never posted until a couple days ago.
My DD is PA, TN and Shellfish.

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 12:36am
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Thanks for the welcome! You have all been a great help this past year - what a roller coaster of emotions I've been on. Had many sleepless nights, pity parties and panic attacks! I would say I've finally been dealing with it better just this summer! Dr Robert Wood's new book has been a great help too!

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 1:16am
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I'm from CT. Welcome to the boards--officially anyway [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
I lurked for a while in the beginning too.
I'm glad you posted. There is a ton of info here and many helpful people. They have all helped my family through quite a bit.
I think many of us have gone through the sleepness nights, panic attacks, and pity parties. It's all part of the process. That's why we're all here for each other. It's great to have other people who understand what you're going through.

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 9:48am
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Welcome from Michigan. You're going to love these boards.
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Angela
Married to my High School Sweetheart for 18 years and counting.
Mom to:
Grant - Nut allergies, dairy, (grew out of egg), penicillian, fish
Ashley - all fake sugars, any form, yellow dye #5 and #6, all red dyes
Blake - Same as big brother but hasn't grown out of any of it yet.

Posted on: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 11:10pm
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Hi and welcome... I am form MA

Posted on: Sun, 09/09/2007 - 12:12am
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Hello and Welcome.
I've been a "lurker" and occasional poster as well. This is a great site and I've learned alot!

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 1:26pm
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Hello out there,
I, too have "lurked" for about a year and am finally taking the big step and posting.
The first night I found this site I ended up sobbing as I read post after post; not from sadness, really, but more of a "I can't believe there are others out there just like me" kind of thing. Suddenly, I didn't feel so alone anymore. I'm not the only one who feels envy at the carefree world the rest of the world lives in compared to the world of PA. Great support, and great tips. And a good spot to go to when the panic wakes me up at night.

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