Who Was Fortunate Enough to Have a Reaction Free 2002?

Posted on: Tue, 12/31/2002 - 2:45am
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I'm asking this question a few hours early, so I would have liked to use the cautionary smilie "just in case" something should happen before midnight tonight. Perhaps just no answers 'til after then.

Who was fortunate enough to have a reaction free 2002?

This year, unfortunately, we weren't. This year Jesse had two reactions. The first was a two hive only cross contamination reaction.
The second one was just a couple of weeks ago (and I think he's bounced back wonderfully [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ) and it was anaphylactic.

I have to say that it was difficult because we had been reaction free for at least 2001 and 2000 and most of 1999.

Here's hoping some other members had reaction free years. That's what I love to hear about in this thread every year. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Posted on: Tue, 12/31/2002 - 4:00am
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I have been food reaction free for 18 years. I have a low Class 2 peanut allergy. I am very careful and make all my own "fresh" foods. I do not eat manufactured foods or anything that is a bakery type good.
Another good reason not to eat all this "junk" with excessive sugar and salt is your overall health. My triglceryide count is 1/3 of what it used to be and I have lost 100 #.

Posted on: Tue, 12/31/2002 - 4:02am
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No reactions for me this year (2002).
The most recent reaction I had was airborne (sneezing, coughing, laryngytis) at Montana's restaurant due to all the peanuts in the bar area (I was sitting in the restaurant area) so I no longer go to Montana's (this would have been about 3 or 4 years ago).
Happy New Year to all of you!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 12/31/2002 - 6:52am
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erik, I noticed that now since we have moved to a larger town (or a small city) (and it has been over a year now) we also have Montana's and East Side Mario's to think about. We never had them in Stuck in Stayner and previous to that, I guess we never dealt with them in Toronto.
The first week-end we were here in Belleville, we went to Quinte Mall. My MIL was with us helping us move in to our then new space (she had helped with the journey on the train with the kids, etc.). Her, my DH, and the two kids went to get something to drink really, not a full meal, while I went to purchase movie tickets for Monsters, Inc.
I was SO thrilled that we had actually moved to a place that had a movie theatre and it was the week-end Monsters, Inc. opened so I was doubly excited.
At any rate, I go purchase the tickets earlier than most people would because I hadn't been inside a movie theatre in say eight years. I come out and I'm waiting outside and I see DH and the two kids almost running towards me. Turns out they had gone into East Side Mario's and Jesse had asked what it was that was crunching underneath his feet. Dad looked down and sure enough, peanut shells. MIL and DH were totally freaked and got everyone out of there quickly. So, we learned right away that East Side Mario's wasn't okay for us to go to.
I only go to the north part of the city where Quinte Mall is once a year when I have to do Christmas shopping (seriously). I see that they also have a Montana's but I also know that that, for me, is off-limits.
Totally off-topic, and it doesn't really matter because we don't have one here anyway, but what is The Keg like as far as safety for PA individuals? In a previous life, I loved going to The Keg and I remember when I was moving here the only draw-back my birth-sister could think of was that we didn't have a Keg. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
cathlina, what a wonderful wonderful post to start the New Year with. 18 years! After this year with Jesse, where I started to worry about whether perhaps the number of reactions would increase as he got older, it's an inspiring story.
Does this mean that you have to cook and bake everything from scratch? Do you enjoy doing it?
erik, you also have had a few years reaction free as well, and again, the kinda stuff I know I personally need to hear right now and I think a lot of other people do as well. It's hopeful. I need hope, for a variety of reasons, but PA included, as I enter 2003.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 12/31/2002 - 7:34am
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More good news....
I had several food reactions when I was younger (marzipan on cake, Danish pastry, chocolate bar) but since I was 14 or 15 years old I have had ZERO peanut allergic reactions from ingesting food (I have only had airborne reactions since then from breathing air with numerous peanuts in vicinity).
So Cindy - I have been food ingestion-reaction free for over 20 years! And I do eat some baked goods (ie Dominion bakery) and I eat at many restaurants (but I am careful.. no Thai places for example).
So I hope this gives you more hope for the future. It is possible to be reaction-free.
Happy New Year! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 12/31/2002 - 1:22pm
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As far as I can remember, my daughter had no peanut reactions this year. She has had her asthma flare up a few times (less than previous years -- yipee) and sometimes I wondered if it was related to anything she ate -- we watch everything she eats so I really didn't have to worry but just the same.
My son has had quite a few reactions to insects/bee stings this year and will be tested for insect/bees and peanuts in February.

Posted on: Tue, 12/31/2002 - 3:17pm
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Hi Cindy,
We're still an hour shy of the year 2003, and happily I can say Chelsea has been PA reaction free for almost 5yrs in February.
I got a kick out of your question to the gal that cooks all her food w/fresh ingredients.
Cooking is not at the top of my list either!
However, my 7 & 8 year olds prefer eating at home...they love my cooking. Its always annoying when I just want to go out to eat. They only want to eat the same type of food day in day out. I guess I shouldn't complain because its always w/a Taco Bell mix: tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, burritos, nachos, etc. Believe or not, my 7 yr old wants to become a chef...sounds kind of difficult for a little guy that hates different foods. Like he says, "Mom, you can be my official taste tester"!
The only thing I can think of that I might do differently than others is that around the time school starts in August I check labels like a wild woman even with safe foods. Manufacturers tend to start messing w/their recipes to make them more appealing to those who make sack lunches for their kids, and especially around the holidays. I just recently discovered that Nabisco stopped using coconut oil in their Chips Ahoy...that was surprise. I was wondering why I didn't care for them anymore.
Hope 2003 is better for all of you!

Posted on: Tue, 12/31/2002 - 3:48pm
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You always raise such great threads!!!
we did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank God.

Posted on: Tue, 12/31/2002 - 10:14pm
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Hi Cindy,
My DS has not had a reaction in 4 years! (Knocking on wood) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Stay Safe!
Connie

Posted on: Wed, 01/01/2003 - 5:12am
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Thankfully, we have not had a reaction since his first and only anaphylactic reaction in February 01, so it's coming up on two years - YEAH! He has had a couple of hospitalizations...once for asthma which is an ongoing battle, and once for the flu...but no food reactions.
Lori [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 01/01/2003 - 8:14am
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Leah's been reaction free for just over 3 years now, knock on wood. I'm sure that has a lot to do with my anxiety level having come WAY down. I'm so glad that Leah is living a very "normal" life and has not reacted. I feel comfortable not sheltering her quite as much as I used to. Of course, I'm well aware that if she should react I will probably go off the deep end for quite a while and also tighten up my comfort zone. Now, though, I'm just going on good luck and prayers (and a heavy dose of common sense, of course). Leah is 8 years old and allergic to peanuts and tree nuts.
Where is the "cross your fingers" icon when you need it?! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] Miriam

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