Humor? I want to hear it!

Posted on: Mon, 07/31/2000 - 5:08am
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If we anyone has reached a place where they are comfortable to look back and laugh at a few of their reactions....I think it might lighten some of our stressed feelings! NO REACTIONS IS FUNNY, but sometimes the stories that attach with them...can be!!! I'll start!!!

1. Had a reaction and the attractive EMT asked me to "drop my drawers"....I had a thong on!! OH lord...the embarrassment!

2. I reacted in a closed in car when my friend's had peanut M&M's and then burped!! It wasn't soley the burp, but the odor of the nuts...although she sure felt bad!

3. Attached monitors to my heart one time began to rise and fall as this doctor went by. My friend and the nurse noticed it....and got quite a kick out of how others really do make us react! =)

I think sometimes when we can look back and see humor....we can continue to be thankful for life, and take something positive a(and often hilarious) from the encounter.

Posted on: Mon, 07/31/2000 - 5:27am
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Not a reaction story, but still funny, I think:
I took my PA toddler to church with me, during mass, he went under the pew and came up with an M&M in his hand. My natural reaction was to take the lord's name in vain very loudly, right in the middle of mass! Everyone turned around and looked at me. I just took the M&M from him, put it in my pocket and threw it out later.

Posted on: Tue, 08/01/2000 - 7:04am
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My 4yr old son is PA & my husband & I were excited about attending an OSU football game. My husband didn't look at the time of the game until that day & we were running close on time. My sister came over to watch my son & we just purchased the Epi Pen Jr instead of the needle so she was not familiar on how to use the Epi Pen Jr. First, a few weeks prior to this when I purchased the Pens I took them out & went over the instructions. When putting the safety cap back on the pen it wouldn't go back on so this is the pen I kept at home & not at school etc. So back to my sister story, when she arrived to babysit I pulled out the Epi Jr Pen to show her how simple it is. I said "all you have to do is take the cap off, place on his thigh & inject".......then I just realized the one I used was the one without the cap & I had actually injected it into MY thigh!!! I was so embarassed I hurried to the bathroom & out of excited of going to see OSU I left with my husband (who wanted me to drive) I made a smart remark to him (he didn't know what I had just done) His comment to me was "are you going to be snappy all day?" I then told him what happened & said maybe I should go to the E.R. He said that since it was a Jr dosage that there would be minor reaction. He was right, I felt like I had too much caffiene coffee but was o.k. after 20 minutes.

Posted on: Tue, 08/01/2000 - 8:38am
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Thanks for the two that replied! It IS humorous when we see some of the situations these CRAZY NUTS have gotten us into!!!

Posted on: Tue, 08/01/2000 - 12:17pm
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I love this thread..it is a fun one. Jdickson, my son had an asthma attack laughing at your thong story...lol
I have one I think is funny..but you would have to know my kid. He is funny and has this dry sense of humor. He had eaten something I knew was okay, but asked him anyway if he read the label. His response was.."No, but I ate it and I'm not dead" Although it is a serious matter and one he had better learn quickly, the way he said it and the expression he gave me with his answer, all I could do was laugh. Of course, I used this quote when explaining my son's maturity with his allergy in my school note, that way they will get the drift..he's my scary one, my risk taker...regardless it was funny and laughter is good medicine. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 08/01/2000 - 6:52pm
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Well, this is my funny story, but it may not be funny to the rest of you..... here goes!
I was attending a work function one night and ate something which turned out to be chicken covered in pb. I knew immediately what I'd done, but at that time I didn't have an epi. I ran upstairs, grabbing a female colleague on the way, and proceeded to vomit profusely (yuk).
After it had stopped and I'd taken anti-histamine, I went to the sink to freshen up. I looked awful. My face was red and blotchy, my eyes were blood-shot and watering and my lips (which are normally very small) looked like I'd been stung by about 10 bees. I was feeling very sorry for myself and said "Oh god, my poor lips". Linda turned around and said "Look on the bright side Gwen, Pamela Anderson pays to have her lips that big". That did it! I sobbed for about 10 minutes solid!!

Posted on: Wed, 08/02/2000 - 1:23pm
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This was in the latest issue of Food Allergy News:
"While role playing with my daughter at the bus stop, I asked her what she would do if I wasn't with her and a man in a car drove up and offered her a candy bar? Her reply was, "Will you read the ingredients for me?"

Posted on: Fri, 08/04/2000 - 3:43pm
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I really enjoyed your stories! I wish I had one to share, but I don't. I never thought I could laugh about any of this, but you all have shown me otherwise! Thanks for that!

Posted on: Sat, 08/05/2000 - 7:46am
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I posted this elsewhere...just silly, the day Alex wore is allergy bracelet, he told everyone peanuts and eggs weren't not safe for him and continued to say beans were safe for Alex but make his daddy "toot"!
A positive reaction...when Alex can't eat stuff we tell him it's not safe for alex, lately he tells me certain foods aren't safe for me...I go along with it and thank him GUESS what I've lost 8 pounds since most of the stuff is food I don't need to me eating anyway!

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2000 - 9:10am
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I don't have any humorous stories of my pa son, but one of my own. When I was 20 and in college I had not eaten any shellfish other than shrimp, which was fine. I was working at a restaurant and one night I went from there to a restaurant my sister worked at and they had an all-you-can-eat snow crab leg night. When the restaurant closed they brought out large platters that were left over and the employees had a feast. I tried them for the first time and really loved them. I ate a ton of them. I went from there to a little biker dive bar that some restaurant employees often went to. I had quite a few drinks there and went home. I woke up the next morning and noticed I was itching. I kept scratching and had so many hives all over my body that they ran together and covered most of my body. My sister took me to the er and they kept grilling me on what I had different food or product wise that would cause such a reaction. The dr. left the examing room and said I couldn't leave until I figured it out. I kept whispering to my sister that I probably caught some dreadful disease at that awful bar. It finally dawned on me that I had never eaten crab legs before. My sister jumps up all excited and runs down the hall yelling "My sister has crabs!!" I about died of embarrassment.

Posted on: Tue, 08/22/2000 - 9:00am
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My son and I were playing the game Candyland for the first time. If you pick certain cards they can send you backwards on the gameboard. Well, he picked the nut candy and one and announced to me that he couldn't go there since he was allergic. We both laughed very hard and decided that there was at least one advantage to peanut/nut allergy!!

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