new on this board..HELLO

Posted on: Wed, 11/07/2007 - 12:17am
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HI all!!
My name is Christine and I am the mom of Olivia who has a peanut allergy. We are also expecting a baby in February, another little girl named Brooke. I am pretty new to all this Olivia was diagnosed when she was 18 months and she is now 2 1/2 and I feel lost. I have read so many different things my head is spinning. SO what is your best advice? warning...I will be asking tons of questions...LOL!!! thanks eveeyone and looking forward to getting to know you all! Oh BTW we live in Charlotte N.C. any Charlotte moms out there???

Christine

Posted on: Wed, 11/07/2007 - 12:26am
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Momof2girls, glad to help in any way I can. Although, being Canadian our experiences are a little different. We have many here from the southern area. My dd was first diagnosed at one year and I can relate to thinking, now what? There are many questions when you are new to pa but there are still questions no matter how long you have had to deal with it. I personally know a mom of a thirty year old son with pa who still asks questions and she is in the medical profession. The allergy requires life long learning. Good luck on your journey there are many on it with you. :)

Posted on: Wed, 11/07/2007 - 2:27am
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Welcome!!
I can remember when my oldest DS has his first reaction, 11 years ago. There was so little information on PA and TA. Once I found this website, I finally felt like I had somewhere I could go to for answers. It was the best feeling in the wold. Finally, other parent that were going through the same thing! I remember sitting for hours reading as much as I could.
If you have any questions feel free to ask. We have all been there and we can all give you are point of view. Just remember, it is only our point of view. You have to decide what works for your family.

Posted on: Wed, 11/07/2007 - 2:31am
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Welcome. My daughter Gillian was diagnosed at 13 months. She is PA, MA, EA, and rice allergic. We didn't have any food allergies in our family before her. She is now 3 1/2 years old. Believe me you can handle this. I think there are times when our kids allergies all make us feel a little insane and/or depressed. Have you found an allergist you feel comfortable with?
There is some interesting research going on in North Carolina at Duke by Dr Burke.
I think you will find some good information here. You might want to check out the FAAN website, the food allergy initiative, and the aaaai site. There are also sites like allergymoms that have good articles.
Food Allergies for Dummies is a pretty good book. It is written by Dr Wood who also happens to have peanut allergies. He is also one of the best Allergist in the U.S. There are many other good books mentioned in other threads on this site.
I am sure you will find other people within your area with food allergies. We have met a few and I am the worlds biggest introvert.

Posted on: Wed, 11/07/2007 - 12:55pm
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HI
I am Debbie Q and I am in Fort Mill, SC (just over the border for all of you who are wondering why the heck she is answering a North Carolina person)
Feel free to email me at [email]qdebbie1@hotmail.com[/email] if you want.
I would love to meet for lunch or something and you can ask me whatever you want.
My son is 10 and I have been through a lot of adventures.
My best advice.....yes its scary but do not let this allergy own you.....learn all you can and own it!

Posted on: Wed, 11/07/2007 - 11:35pm
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Originally Posted By: qdebbie1HI
I am Debbie Q and I am in Fort Mill, SC (just over the border for all of you who are wondering why the heck she is answering a North Carolina person)
Feel free to email me at [email]qdebbie1@hotmail.com[/email] if you want.
I would love to meet for lunch or something and you can ask me whatever you want.
My son is 10 and I have been through a lot of adventures.
My best advice.....yes its scary but do not let this allergy own you.....learn all you can and own it!
thanks Debbie! and thanks to you all. I would LOVE to meet up for lunch. How far are you from charlotte? We are just North of Charlotte (only about a 15 minute drive)we just moved here a couple months ago so I don't know exactly where you are, I am still exploring. thanks again! I agree I can't let it own us and I have to get over that I have convinced myself something awful is ging to hapen around every corner. UGH

Posted on: Thu, 11/08/2007 - 6:08am
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Fort Mill is about 15 miles south of Charlotte, off I 77.
My kids are all in school so email me and we will work something out

Posted on: Thu, 11/08/2007 - 9:50am
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Originally Posted By: qdebbie1Fort Mill is about 15 miles south of Charlotte, off I 77.
My kids are all in school so email me and we will work something out
sounds great although I would have my little one with me. Thanks again! I will e-mail you for sure

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