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Posted on: Wed, 01/21/2004 - 4:13am
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On a daily basis, what is the most challenging thing you have to deal with regarding you or your child's allergy? What situations make you the most nervous? I am beginning to feel like my comfort zone is maybe a little loose after reading some of your posts. I do not want that to happen.

Posted on: Wed, 01/21/2004 - 7:56am
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School.
Too many chances for "errors" and "mistakes." So far, the "errors" and "mistakes" have not resulted in an anaphylatic reaction but the worry is still there. Am constantly "on top" of things at school and the principal, especially, is very supportative and handles things immediately but...she's not the one who is with my child all day at school. When there's a substitute, in spite of all the safeguards in place, my hair earns 1000 gray hairs/minute!

Posted on: Wed, 01/21/2004 - 11:25am
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Playdates! My son is 7, and he loves to invite friends over to play. The only problem is that then they invite him to play at their homes. He is getting too old for me to tag along. How can he be encouraged to make friends with kids whose families don't eat lots of peanut or nut foods? (just kidding; what a strange criteria for making friends).
Andrea

Posted on: Wed, 01/21/2004 - 2:30pm
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Quote:Originally posted by ACBaay:
[b]How can he be encouraged to make friends with kids whose families don't eat lots of peanut or nut foods? (just kidding; what a strange criteria for making friends).
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wait till ya see the ones for dating. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 01/21/2004 - 11:47pm
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Right now I would have to say school. I dread the whole friends inviting him over. The one plus is both my boys are allergic to cats and dogs, and most people have pets , so that is my excuse for the friends coming here instead.

Posted on: Thu, 01/22/2004 - 11:19am
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sport, you mentioned in your other thread as well re comfort zones that you think yours might be a bit loose compared to other people on the board. But, from what I read, not about your comfort zone, but about your daughter remaining reaction free for so long, you know what? I think it sounds as though your comfort zone is working for you and your daughter. Do you know what I mean?
Day to day living, what challenges me re PA? Has to be school. Probably when Jesse entered JK I thought, okay, I'll be a nervous wreck for a year but we have certain precautions in place and I'll be okay after the first year 'cus they'll always have the precautions in place, yadda yadda, but no, I have found almost every single day that he is not with me (i.e., at school) to be difficult for varying reasons (the Year from He** last year and the nightmare of a school period this year).
Other than that, everything to me right now, even though he is now 8, is still *controllable* for me so I remain okay. Does that make sense?
Of course, nervous if we're invited to go someplace new that we've never been to before "just in case" but also always know that we're totally prepared whenever we step out the door.
If your comfort zone works for you, don't change it or even question it, IMHO. One of my dearest friends, another PA parent, her comfort zone is tighter than mine and yet we both respect each other's differences, haven't questioned why one of us is one way and one the other, it's just something we accept.
Just as all comfort zones are respected and accepted here.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 01/22/2004 - 12:15pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
[b]If your comfort zone works for you, don't change it or even question it, IMHO. One of my dearest friends, another PA parent, her comfort zone is tighter than mine and yet we both respect each other's differences, haven't questioned why one of us is one way and one the other, it's just something we accept.
Just as all comfort zones are respected and accepted here.
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What about epi-pens and [i]"comfort-zones"[/i]?
Could it be said that there may possibly come a point where a "comfort zone" is not an appropriate guide of methodology?
I mean, does "comfort zone" dictate appropriate methodology, or is it the reverse, or something else? What are "appropriate interventions/methodologies" based on?
Disclaimer: i am not offering advice in any manner or form. merely asking questions in a desperate attempt to understand what a "comfort zone" is supposed to represent.
In under 100 words?

Posted on: Fri, 01/23/2004 - 9:39am
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Posted on: Fri, 01/30/2004 - 11:57am
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Deegann,
You sound like me. My son is 26 mos old and I want him to lead as normal a life as possible. I guess we've been lucky so far.
I would love to hear how he does in preschool so I'll look for your future posts. I will be starting my son is the Fall as well.
Laura

Posted on: Fri, 01/30/2004 - 12:38pm
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Right now DD is only 4 and she is in a peanut/nut free preschool, so school is a problem yet for us. My fears come about when we are in a public place, I panic if she wants to touch something, I keep a close eye on her and don't let her stray far. We have gone to the playground and that was stressful also.
I know my comfort zone is tight right now, since this is all new and I am hoping I can one day find a happy medium like the rest of you have seemed to do so nicely. I guess it just takes time.
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Alicia, mom to:
Edward-20 years-non PA
Cody-8 years-non PA
Shaylyn-4 years-PA/TNA,Asthma

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