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Posted on: Tue, 05/21/2002 - 3:03am
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After reading the whole thread, I really find it difficult to pop in and reply now. I kinda wish I had seen the thread when it first started, but I was computer-less for three weeks, so I missed it.
I think our family has perspective re PA. I've posted my comfort zone on this board and have often times felt like BAD MOMMY when I see that my comfort zone may be considered more lax than others when my son has had two anaphylactic reactions. However, it is our comfort zone and it's what keeps our family sane and therefore, with perspective re this allergy.
I've often wondered if other members who saw how much I've posted thought I was either obsessed about PA period or Jesse's PA and I can honestly say that it's neither. I find PA.com a place to go when I'm dealing with other stresses, not PA related in my life, and also, of course, a place to go when I am experiencing some difficulty with PA or another question has popped into my head that I don't necessarily need the answer to, but would like to hear from other people about.
I also really feel the need to share our family's experience simply so that no other family has to go through what we did because of our ignorance/denial. We almost lost Jesse. So, I feel the need to share information as I receive it or when someone raises a question simply so that I feel as though I may be helping someone out there.
I believe perspective is probably like a comfort zone thing almost - each person's perspective is going to differ and how we may view another's perspective may be totally different than how we view our own. But, we each have the right to our own comfort zones and therefore, I believe, our own perspectives, without fear of reprisal or recrimination on this board. This site has offered me comfort, caring, concern, encouragement, sympathy, everything possible when I needed it most and could find it NO WHERE - not in my home, not with my friends.
I do agree with whoever posted above that if you feel a thread is what you may consider *hysterical*, you don't have to answer in it.
For me, because I have been a member for two years now, I find it difficult maybe to answer the same question over and over again, but step back and recognize that the new person has the right to ask the question because they need their own answers, but that doesn't necessarily mean I have to answer. Do you know what I mean?
Again, I have often wondered if people thought I was out-of-control when it came to PA simply because of the number of times I visit here, but I can honestly say that no, I am not. I am aware and I do like to share information with others. And, as with this journey, I'm still in need of the wonderful support, caring, concern and information that can be found here when I'm in some difficulty.
I like the original post. Perspective? Yes, I definitely have it.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 05/21/2002 - 3:05am
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[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] sorry, double post.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by Cindy Spowart Cook (edited May 22, 2002).]

Posted on: Mon, 01/13/2003 - 9:28am
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Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

I also agree that perspective is important. For example, I could cut Nestle Carnation hot chocolate from my diet, but I do not think that there is any appreciable risk from it (considering it is made in a nut free facility)- the odds of a fatal car accident would be much more likely as was posted the the original poster in this thread. Can't live my life in total fear.
But that is just my opinion.


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