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Posted on: Tue, 02/20/2001 - 1:01pm
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tkiaml, thank heaven you only used 3 smilies at the end of your post! They have now been maxed out as I found in a new thread I started under Manufacturers at 8! If you use more than 8 smilies in a post, your post is rejected until you remove the offending smilies. Talk about discouraging the use of smilies (which we're told if we check out the smilies legend).
Anyway, it was good to see you pop in here.
Also, SharonA., you made some wonderful points, thank-you.
You know, from what I've read on this board, I don't really see anyone posting that I myself would consider a fanatic, but then I tend not to be judgemental about other people's "comfort zones", but I really haven't seen that. I can understand me being called a terrorist when I wanted to stab the Pillsbury Dough Boy with the Epi-pen and send him off, but a fanatic, no.
I think what is especially disheartening for us is that it is apparently other PA parents that are labeling "us" this way. Also, in saying that I haven't seen any fanatics posting here, maybe they simply don't post clearly how extreme they are, and so then, how would outside readers know they were fanatics?
I have another "vent" I could go into right now, but I think it might be appropriate either as a separate thread or under How Did PA Affect Your Day To-Day? It somehow connects to how other PA parents could possibly perceive "us" as fanatics.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 02/21/2001 - 5:46am
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Joined: 09/12/1999 - 09:00

IMO Does it really matter how fanatic or non fanatic we are when it comes to the safety of our children? Whatever makes you comfortable stick with it.Whatever keeps them safe stick with it. I probably would be considered a fanatic but to me it's just that I love my children so much I would do anything for them. I don't really care what others think of that. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]How I am with my son who is PA and my other children who are not PA is what I am comfortable with. I am in no way being snotty. Just want everyone to feel confident in what they are doing for their children and themselves.

Posted on: Wed, 02/21/2001 - 6:39am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I just heard a story at a baby shower a couple of weeks ago. . . there was a lady there who lives in the same town as her son, DIL and her new grandson. Her grandson was born in November and she got to see him for the first time at the beginning of this month. And you ask why??? Because the parents of this baby have not taken this child out of the house nor have they let visitors enter the house because the baby might catch something and get sick. The parents are just doing what they think is best. I would call this fanatical. Keeping a child with a known life-threatening peanut allergy away from peanuts is a necessity.
I don't know if I made any sense, but I guess my answer to your question would be that I do not feel I am a fanatic in regards to my son's peanut allergy. (It is kind of creepy to think that there are people out there reading everything we write and not posting.)
Deanna (formerly DMB)

Posted on: Wed, 02/21/2001 - 1:02pm
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adjoz6, I don't think we have to justify ourselves to one another on this board and that's not why I raised the question. What I'm truly hoping is that "these people" who have called us "fanatics" read this thread and recognize that we are PA parents, as they are, and simply trying to ensure the safety of our children.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 09/15/2002 - 12:00pm
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No, still don't. Consider myself an activist/advocate (at times).
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 09/18/2002 - 3:28am
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Joined: 09/16/2002 - 09:00

No, I don't consider myself a "fanatic", but, I am sure there are some people out there that think I am.(not that anyone has ever said it to my face) I really don't care what anyone thinks, to me I am doing my best at keeping my son reaction free. People that do not have kids with food allergies just don't "get it" sometimes. However, I think with the more education regarding the seriousness about the topic, comes greater understanding. And my husband and I have done our best in educating the schools and anyone interested in listening to us. You can never let your guard down when dealing with a PA. If people want to say fanatical, fine, I just call it being careful! How can we be anything but?

Posted on: Wed, 09/18/2002 - 9:04am
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Joined: 07/15/1999 - 09:00

Hey Cindy, I'm going to liken your question to asking an assertive woman if she ever considers herself a 'bitch'. The answer to that is:
Only on days when I'm feeling s-s-s-sexy!!!

Posted on: Wed, 09/18/2002 - 11:11am
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river, your post has me LMAO rather than LOL!
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] Great one!
And that's the thing too, isn't it? An assertive woman is still very often called a bi*ch. Just a great post, thank-you! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 09/19/2002 - 1:40am
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Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

My husband used to say to me all the time, "Don't you think you are going a little overboard?" That got him a special chat with the allergist to get his head right. Haven't heard it since...

Posted on: Thu, 09/19/2002 - 5:41am
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Joined: 08/27/2002 - 09:00

I am being called a 'excitable mother', since dd's last reaction. With raised eyebrows I bet! I was not with her at the time her father was. But I am a 'excitable mother' and I am trying to keep my daughter safe. What else am I to do?
My MIL was over and I was explaining about dd's hives and blisters that we can not get to heal. She 'oh' and 'hum' the whole time until I got it. She doesn't beleive us. That hurts so much. My FIL feels the same way. Where have they been the last ten years? I am already dreading Christmas, we always have the whole family together. I do not know if I can take it.
They can not understand unless they walk in our shoes. Some people do try to understand and the world needs more of these people!


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