How Long Have You Been At

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 12:41pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

How long have you been at

(There is yes, a continuing method to my madness [img][/img] ).

I've been here 6 years.

Best wishes! [img][/img]

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 12:58pm
kandomom's picture
Joined: 01/12/2006 - 09:00

I started posting here Jan 2006- but was a lurker since about 2004. So I guess I have 'been here' for about 2 1/2yrs.
I really appreciate this forum and have learned a lot!
Thank you Everyone!

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 1:13pm
lmw's picture
Joined: 11/12/2005 - 09:00

Nine months - since DD first suspected she was allergic to peanuts and I started researching. (Official diagnosis made about a month later.)

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 1:18pm
sacena's picture
Joined: 07/31/2006 - 09:00

I'm a newbie. I've only been posting for a few weeks. I have been snooping around for the past year or so though getting lots of good info [img][/img]

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 1:39pm
Adele's picture
Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

I was diagnosed with PA 18 months ago and have been posting here for 18 months and a couple of weeks.
When I had a reaction, and didn't know what it was, but suspected peanuts, I posted here - and so many of you told me to make an appointment with an allergist, which I did.....
So thanks again to everyone!

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 1:55pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Gosh, I have been reading this site since at least 98 or 99 (?). All I know is for a very long time. I just didn't join the boards until around 2002 or so, and I just don't post all that much. Love to read everything though. Thank You!!

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 2:18pm
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Since 2001 [b](5 years)[/b]
[This message has been edited by erik (edited August 19, 2006).]

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 2:21pm
rebekahc's picture
Joined: 12/02/1999 - 09:00

About 7 years I think. Been PA all my life but felt the need to research, etc. when I found out about DS's MFAs. Was actually researchinig corn allergy and heard about this site from an avoiding corn website.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 2:43pm
LisaM's picture
Joined: 11/04/2005 - 09:00

not that long. can't remember what it says as joined date . . . could it be Jan 2006? I think I lurked for about a month or so beforehand.
edited to add: I guess it has been since Nov 2005! could it have been that long!?!
[This message has been edited by LisaM (edited August 19, 2006).]

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 2:49pm
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

I guess whatever it says there next to my name. Just before my son was going off to college, he's a senior now so it must be at least 3 to 4 years.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 3:04pm
joeybeth's picture
Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

i can't remember....maybe it was 2000 or 1999???? i left for almost two years but i still peeked in occasionally, so i don't really count it as leaving.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 3:08pm
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

I have a printout from from 2001 in my "peanut allergy info" file, so I guess since then, although under a different name.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 9:33pm
maddiesmom's picture
Joined: 12/20/1999 - 09:00

I joined as soon as DD had her reaction on USAIR...I immediately got online to do research and found this amazing site! [img][/img] It was like an answer to my prayers. She was 18 months old and now she is 8years old. How time flies by. So I have been here for almost 7 years. I have learned so much and I am more of a "reader" than a "poster". I don't know what I would have done without this site!
Shandra (mom to Madeline 8 pn/tn/soy and Grant 4 no allergies)

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 10:53pm
Lindajo's picture
Joined: 10/14/2003 - 09:00

I've been here for about 9 years, since my DD was diagnosed at around 18 mos. (she's 11) I remember the night clearly. I was so frustrated with all this new information and her PA, I just typed in in the address window and viola! The rest is history.
Even tho the date under my name says 2003, it was because of some mixup a while ago with the screennames and I had to reregister.

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 11:32pm
mommyofmatt's picture
Joined: 03/12/2004 - 09:00

A little over 2 years now....what would I do without you guys?! [img][/img] Meg

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 11:48pm
starlight's picture
Joined: 01/16/2004 - 09:00

About 6 months before my registration date over there to the left...can't remember when it was offhand.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 12:01am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Well, my member ID says I've been here since 2000, but if I remember correctly, I started under a different name.
I'm pretty sure I found this site in 1998.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 12:17am
k9ruby's picture
Joined: 03/25/2004 - 09:00

ages (no idea)!

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 12:55am
LindyLovesA's picture
Joined: 08/10/2006 - 09:00

Reading... 4 months since diagnosis... official just this month when I finally caught my breath.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 1:56am
patsmommy's picture
Joined: 10/31/2001 - 09:00

October 2001
And I bet most of you dont know who I am, lol

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 4:52am
ajgauthier's picture
Joined: 04/13/2005 - 09:00

since April 13, 2005
30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 5:14am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

DH has been a lurker since 1999, then I joined in 2000 under my former corrupted, but present and the same, userID as ryan's mom.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 6:08am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Since May 2001.... found out of the horror of Nathan's death. [img][/img] But my thanks to KREM2 in Spokane for giving more than just FAAN's website!
We'd already been dealing with MFA for years by then. I guess I never thought to look on the internet. (This is so ironic it truly is hilarious.)

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 6:14am
NutsBugMe's picture
Joined: 11/25/2003 - 09:00

About 4 years.
Terri in the USA
(Severe allergy to peanuts, walnuts, haddock, tuna and avoid all nuts and fish)

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 6:56am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

I'm not sure! I originally had a different screen name, so while I've been registered since 2001 under my current identity, I think I was here for about 2 years prior to that.
Cindy, you were definitely already here when I came aboard.
OK, what's the method to your madness? [img][/img]

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 9:10am
Naturemom's picture
Joined: 09/30/2004 - 09:00

About 4-5 years ago - it was amazing to find people who were going through similar situations.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 9:20am
iansmom's picture
Joined: 07/26/2001 - 09:00

I found this site the day after Ian's first reaction 5 years ago. I'm a librarian, so my first reaction to an event like that is to do research. was one of the first sites I found, and thank heavens for it!

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 10:22am
Chicago's picture
Joined: 04/21/2001 - 09:00

It says I registered April 01 so I guess that is it.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 10:33am
Jana R's picture
Joined: 02/09/1999 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b]Since May 2001.... found out of the horror of Nathan's death. [img][/img] But my thanks to KREM2 in Spokane for giving more than just FAAN's website!
We'd already been dealing with MFA for years by then. I guess I never thought to look on the internet. (This is so ironic it truly is hilarious.)[/b]
Registered Feb. 1999 and maybe posted a couple of times - but it was Nathan's death May 2001 when I started visiting here regularly. We'd been dealing with MFA since 1988 and like you, Corvallis Mom, since I didn't have the Internet in the beginning it took me too long to realize how much was there about food allergies here - and you're so right it seems so odd that I didn't scour the Internet as soon as we got in 1995/6 (?). Just used an old fashioned library and newsletters from Mothers of Asthmatics and the Food Allergy Network for my info.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 11:16am
katiee's picture
Joined: 05/09/2001 - 09:00

Since November 2000 after Wade has his first reaction.
Take care,

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 11:54am
melissiabeth's picture
Joined: 05/24/2006 - 09:00

Almost 3 months.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 12:09pm
luvmyboys's picture
Joined: 05/25/2006 - 09:00

Around June 2003 I guess...around the time of the diagnosis.

Posted on: Sun, 08/20/2006 - 6:13am
PattyR's picture
Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

Had to go back to my old name to see. Hmmm, definitly the wrong date. I must have had to re-register. Let's see. My son had a reaction in 1st grade, October. That is when I found this site. That was in Oct. of 1998.
[This message has been edited by PattyR (edited August 20, 2006).]

Posted on: Sun, 08/20/2006 - 7:39am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Going Nuts:
[b]OK, what's the method to your madness? [img][/img]
My guess is the longer you've been here, the less stressed/worried you are on a daily basis as you can cope better with PA with experience. When newly diagnosed, it's much more difficult/stressful/tigheter comfort zone. That's my guess [img][/img]

Posted on: Sun, 08/20/2006 - 8:01am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Gee-- and I was thinking it must have something to do with a theory that more recently diagnosed people (say, since 2003) are finding the site sooner...
Let me just say (in case you are right, Erik [img][/img] ) that I'm definitely still crazy after all these years. [img][/img]

Posted on: Sun, 08/20/2006 - 8:32am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b]Let me just say (in case you are right, Erik [img][/img] ) that I'm definitely still crazy after all these years. [img][/img][/b]
I'm crazy too! [img][/img]

Posted on: Sun, 08/20/2006 - 8:45pm
Gilli011's picture
Joined: 12/05/2004 - 09:00

December, 2004 when dd was first diagnosed. Our oldest dd has since been diagnosed with pa...sure am glad I found this site.
Cheers, Gilli

Posted on: Sun, 08/20/2006 - 11:58pm
Naer74's picture
Joined: 11/03/2003 - 09:00

I have been here since 2000 so six years. Used to have a different username!

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 12:13am
TRexFamily's picture
Joined: 11/30/2004 - 09:00

If I recall correctly, I joined in November 2004, when my DD had her anaphylactic rxn.

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 1:31am
bethc's picture
Joined: 04/18/2005 - 09:00

A little over a year.

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 2:16am
jtolpin's picture
Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

This says May of 2003...
But I was looking for support from other websites MUCH earlier than that (read: CY 2001).
[b]* Obsessed * [/b]

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 2:41am
happycat's picture
Joined: 08/31/2004 - 09:00

2 yrs.

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 3:56am
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

Since 1998 - can't wait to hear the method behind your madness, Cindy...

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 6:06am
JenniferKSwan's picture
Joined: 06/19/2006 - 09:00

Just since June, 2006 but thankful everyday that it is here to help keep my baby safe!
Mommy to Aiden (1/26/05) PA,wheat,barley,soy,egg and others yet to be discovered and Connor (7/21/06) who we hope will be AF

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 7:42am
Kathryn's picture
Joined: 02/17/1999 - 09:00

I have been here since Feb 1999--so 7.5 years.

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 11:01am
JacksonsMom's picture
Joined: 07/21/2002 - 09:00

Almost 2 years.
I read way more than I post [img][/img]

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 4:21pm
ahensley's picture
Joined: 08/23/2005 - 09:00

About a year - I think my date is Aug 2005 -about 2 years after son's dx at 9 months of age. I think I was reading for months before that though.

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 4:57pm
SeaHint's picture
Joined: 04/28/2004 - 09:00

About 6 years, I think

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 11:02pm
Timmysmom's picture
Joined: 10/16/2003 - 09:00

Since Oct. 2003. I read for several months before I registered.

Posted on: Tue, 08/22/2006 - 3:58am
CVRTBB's picture
Joined: 11/23/2001 - 09:00

I think since '98. I started with a different username and had to rejoin when it corrupted. I found this site shortly after we got our first computer.

Posted on: Tue, 08/22/2006 - 4:08am
Lori Anne's picture
Joined: 07/13/2005 - 09:00

I started reading posts on this site in May of 2005, but joined in July of 2005.
So I've been here for about a year.


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