Hello from Australia

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Felt it was about time to take the plunge and introduce myself. I've been a reader of this site for the past 12 or so months. The information is great and the discussions lively. I did see a mention to a restaurant in Australia refusing service to some visitors and this is what spurred me into getting involved rather than just watching. My son, almost 4, was diagnosed to be PA at age 16mths. It's been a real learning curve - still is. He attends a daycare / nursery school two days a week. It is a peanut free zone and this makes it just that little bit easier. School will be the next hurdle and I have read some interesting discussions regarding the US/Canadian situations. Anyway that's all from me for the moment. It's of heartfelt benefit to read other parents going through the same emotions that we do and know that I'm really not going mad! Robyn

On Mar 11, 2003

Welcome. How could you possible have been lurking for a year? I had to start posting the minute I found this site. I hope you get all the support and info that you need.

On Mar 11, 2003

Welcome Ryansmum! I've found so much information here - its been a real help. Glad to see you posting - where abouts in Australia are you? mae [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Mar 11, 2003

Welcome ryansmum,

This site is such a source of comfort to me. I hope to see your posts here more. Nice to meet you, Melody

On Mar 12, 2003

hey, ryan's mom. welcome aboard. i too lurked on these boards for quite awhile before i started posting....once you start posting it gets much easier! this site is sooo great..my son is 6 and i am still learning everyday! take care!

On Mar 12, 2003

G'day Robyn. Great to see another Aussie joining the rank and file (is that a union term or what!). My dd is 10 and has had pa all her life (just like her mum and auntie). I suspected it when she came up in welts around her mouth when at creche (they subsequently banned peanut products) and then it was confirmed with skin tests and food challenge. There are a couple of other Aussie posters on this board including Helen and Geoff who live in Canberra. I'm in Hoppers Crossing a suburb of Melbourne. Were do you hang your hat? Stay safe, Lisa

On Mar 12, 2003

Hi RyansMum. Welcome.

I'm, uh, ryan's mom--American version.

On Mar 12, 2003

G'day Ryan's Mum!

I'm Geoff and my wife Helen is PA. We were the refusees at Amo Roma in Sydney... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]

Welcome to the site. Don't heistate to use our e-mail address if you ever feel the need to. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

I work at the science museum here in Canberra (Questacon) and Hel is a primary teacher (Yr 1/2 currently) .

Cheers,

Geoff [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Mar 17, 2003

Thanks for the warm welcomes and g'days! I promise I'll pop into more discussions now that I've got my toes wet! Forgot to mention, we hail from Newtown in Sydney. Robyn

On Mar 17, 2003

Thanks for the warm welcomes and g'days! Although time at the computer is limited these days to when I'm at work, now I've got my toes wet, I'll certainly try and join in more of the discussions. Robyn

On Mar 28, 2003

Welcome to the board, I am glad to see there are some Australian's on the board. My husband is from Geelong, Vic. and we travel home every couple years to visit family (we live in Cincinnati, Ohio). We will probably need some advice on "safe" places to eat and the things that we might not expect overseas. My daughter was just diagnosed a few months ago at 2 1/2 and she has been over once with no problems. If you come this way I would be happy to help you as well. THANKS!

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