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Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2003 - 12:28am
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b][i]Part[/i] of our (my husband and I) "overprotectiveness" with our older son is partly due to his PA. Although a bit of this overflows to our younger son in addition to our "overprotectiveness" with him as well. lol. Maybe, just maybe, there is a hidden benefit where our *personal* situation is involved? I can't help but wonder if God is protecting my son(s) from something else that I just don't see. Right now.
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Excellent post [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
As for another pa adult's opinion on the *magic cure for one*. I'd pass. Would definitely prefer the money. My situation is a little different than Eric's though. I grew up eating peanuts and pb. Lived on it one year [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
I really do know what I'm missing - and yes I do miss it. (Lately it's Eatmore bars I want [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] )
But I've gotten used to this life, and pa is just a small part of it. I know, with the number of posts from me lately it may SEEM like it's the biggest part of my life but really it isn't. It's just a little ... bump in the road.
Anyway, although I'd love to see a cure for others, I'd never trust it enough to actually eat peanuts again (and a cure doesn't mean a few peanuts - a cure means I can live on peanuts and only peanuts if I want).

Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2003 - 7:02am
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Quote:originally posted by tcperrine[b]
Never thought of that! Hopefully the personal chef likes you quite well and never feels the need to "get back at you" for making too many remarks about his cooking! [/b]
That's true! Haha [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
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If I have followed your posts correctly, you are 37 years old and have grown up with the allergy. Is that right? You do not wear a Medic-Alert ID but do carry an Epi-pen (though not in a Epi-belt). [/b]
Yes ... you have a good memory. All true.
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Have you had anaphylactic reactions in the past? Numerous times? Have you had to self-inject?[/b]
I have had airborne reactions (sneezing, lose my voice, etc) several times and avoid them now by staying away from restaurants where there are peanut shells in the bar area.
I have reacted from eating food about 4 times:
1) eating a bite of my Mom's peanut butter sandwich when I was 2 - hives and swollen face
2) eating a no-name chocolate bar with no nut warnings when I was about 10 - itchy mouth, hives
3) eating a bite of a Danish pastry while on vacation in Denmark when I was 13 - itchy mouth, nauseous feeling
4) eating a piece of marzipan on top of a birthday cake when I was about 14 - itchy mouth, massive hives everywhere, nausea, this was the worst reaction and lasted for several hours
Since the age of 14, I have not had any reactions from eating food as I have been very careful (and lucky). I avoid baked goods unless I am sure they are safe and am careful what I eat. I am careful when I go to restaurants. I don

Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2003 - 9:49pm
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Erik,
Thank you so much for your post. You are a credit to this board. I did not interpret your original message to think you would choose money over your life. And you are correct, having that much money would make dealing with PA so much easier!
Quote:Originally posted by erik:
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So if I had $35 million, it would be so easy to avoid peanuts I would be fine. I could even buy my own restaurant and make it peanut free. I could have my own peanut-free fruit orchard to grow berries, apples, etc. Life would be easier [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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I'm on board! If 35 million ever falls into my lap, I commit to opening the first peanut free restaurant in Florida! How about something Asian? Nah, not my cup of tea. But I'll work on the concept.
Thanks for reassuring me that life with PA is doable.
Carolyn

Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2003 - 10:56pm
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Hi Carolyn,
Thanks.. I am glad my posting reassures you that life with PA is workable. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
It may be a nuisance, but it is manageable [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 08/13/2003 - 1:31am
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Reraising for Momma to Jenna and others.
I really, really, really, thought this was a good thread, all the way around. And still do. I am of the belief that everything happens for a reason.
MommaBear [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 08/13/2003 - 9:55am
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I have not read all these posts...yes, there are alot of things I'd rather my son have but...there are even more that I am thankful he doesn't have! He's PA (and allergic to a few other foods) but that's ok. My constant prayer is that God will grant me patience and wisdom to raise him to take care of himself--be it with PA or another challenge.

Posted on: Wed, 08/13/2003 - 1:37pm
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I will still keep our allergies over other serious afflictions. I guess I might trade it for my poor eyesight, surgery included, but that is non life threatening and mildly annoying to date, as opposed to a serious thing like food allergy. So, not an equal trade.
I don't think my child knows anything different, and even speaks with pride of her food allergies. It is just part of what makes her her own unique little self at nearly 4 years old. We shall see if it changes. Becca

Posted on: Wed, 11/05/2003 - 3:05am
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reraising for gizmo.

Posted on: Sun, 03/21/2004 - 4:17am
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Quote:Originally posted by Chris PeanutAllergy Com:
[b]Quietly moderating LOL
The site is used for all peanut allergy related topics.
The facts are that we do think about such topics as this thread is discussing. Including being upset about what is being posted about or how something was written or may have been intended (or not).
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reraising in light of discussion in "Off Topic". [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 06/07/2004 - 10:41pm
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reraising to compliment discussions in "Living with PA". [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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