I think you are all heros

Posted on: Fri, 04/11/2003 - 8:03am
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Hi all,

I am a (very lucky) non PA medical student from Scotland, UK. I have been doing some research on PA and came across this site. Although I will not be a regular poster on these boards, I felt I couldn't read all this information and then not comment on how wonderful and how brave I think you all are.

I am fortunate enough not to have any allergies, but from reading your discussions I am beginning to get an idea of how much of a commitement it is to look after (or to be) someone with PA/TNA. (Although, obviously, I could never truly understand). I think you are all so comitted, and deserve medals for the way that you care for your little ones.

I wish all of you the very best in the future, and truly hope that you and your children are blessed with good health in the future.

Best wishes,

Emma.

Posted on: Fri, 04/11/2003 - 8:08am
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Thanks for the kind words. Hope you come back to visit. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 04/11/2003 - 10:31am
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Quote:Originally posted by In awe!:
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I am fortunate enough not to have any allergies, but from reading your discussions I am beginning to get an idea of how much of a commitement it is to look after (or to be) someone with PA/TNA. (Although, obviously, I could never truly understand).
Emma.[/b]
Never say never. No one knows who is getting the next PA child. It could be you.
(Not that I wish it on you, but don't think it can't happen to you. I was so sure I would never be mother to a PA kid, and lo and behold, I am!)

Posted on: Fri, 04/11/2003 - 11:04am
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Hi Emma,
Thank you very much for your kindness. It is much appreciated.
I hope you'll feel welcome to "drop in" anytime!
Amy

Posted on: Sat, 04/12/2003 - 2:33am
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Emma,
What a very nice thing to say! To me, people like you are the ones who deserve medals. Why? Because it is people like you, taking the time to learn about something that really doesn't have to concern them, and educating themselves, and understanding. You are the kind of person I hope my daughter surrounds herself with as she grows up, people who understand and will help her and watch over her. Of course, I expect her to take care of herself but I also want her to know that she needs to help take care of the people around her too. It is people like you that she will learn this from and the benefits of it! So thank you for your kind words and for taking time to learn about PA. A lot of people who would come and read this site would think "what a bunch of over-reactive freaks!". It's the people who really read and read it from a stand point of 'what if it were me?' that get what we are trying to share here!! Thanks again, and bless you!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
kcmom

Posted on: Sat, 04/12/2003 - 3:24am
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kcmom,
thank you for so eloquently hitting the nail on the head.
MommaBear

Posted on: Sat, 04/12/2003 - 8:47am
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Well, I'm back again!
Just wanted to say a couple of things. To Darthcleo, you are absolutely right and thankyou for pointing out my mistake. What I should have said was that for now I am lucky enough to be personally unaffected by PA so I can not fully understand what you go through. But yes, indeed, I am as likely as anyone to have a PA child and should not have been so hasty to rule this out in my mind. Perhaps if more people were aware of this possibility (insted of ignoring what doesn't directly affect them as individuals) then our society would be better equipped to help those with PA and other allergies.
To kcmom, thankyou so much for your kind words. Though I still think it is you lot who deserve the medals!! I hope you are right, and that the knowledge I gain through this research can make me more aware and more able to help people such as your daughter who have to face the true reality of PA every day.
To you all, thankyou for this wealth of information and I hope that you don't mind me reading through these boards. I may not be a PA sufferer, but I sure intend to become as clued up as I can on the subject, so that one day (either in my medical career or just as a friend), I might be able to help someone wit PA.
Good luck to you all, and keep up the good work. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Emma.xx

Posted on: Sat, 04/12/2003 - 8:49am
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Well, I'm back again!
Just wanted to say a couple of things. To Darthcleo, you are absolutely right and thankyou for pointing out my mistake. What I should have said was that for now I am lucky enough to be personally unaffected by PA so I can not fully understand what you go through. But yes, indeed, I am as likely as anyone to have a PA child and should not have been so hasty to rule this out in my mind. Perhaps if more people were aware of this possibility (insted of ignoring what doesn't directly affect them as individuals) then our society would be better equipped to help those with PA and other allergies.
To kcmom, thankyou so much for your kind words. Though I still think it is you lot who deserve the medals!! I hope you are right, and that the knowledge I gain through this research can make me more aware and more able to help people such as your daughter who have to face the true reality of PA every day.
To you all, thankyou for this wealth of information and I hope that you don't mind me reading through these boards. I may not be a PA sufferer, but I sure intend to become as clued up as I can on the subject, so that one day (either in my medical career or just as a friend), I might be able to help someone wit PA.
Good luck to you all, and keep up the good work. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Emma.xx

Posted on: Sat, 04/12/2003 - 8:59am
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In Awe,
Use your connections in the medical field to help us find a cure!

Posted on: Sat, 04/12/2003 - 10:48pm
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Wish this board was *required reading* for everyone going to med school. Boy, would that make life easier. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Sarah, I think we found a future doctor for you [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Emma, good luck with school. Always remember the info you got here. One day I'm sure it will come in handy.

Posted on: Wed, 04/16/2003 - 1:50pm
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Wow!! You made my day. I know that when we are all on this web site everyone has an understanding and that is WONDERFUL, but what is even better than that, is knowing that someone else "gets it"! The day in and day out worry of what will my child eat, do, or touch is sometimes if not all the time overwhelming. It is nice to know that someone who doesn't have to deal with it on a day to day basis cares enough to see all the work that goes into it. So thank you so much for caring! You truly made my day!!
Thank you,
Sarah

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