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Posted on: Tue, 09/26/2000 - 12:59am
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To all you Canadians...I have been trying to read the Canadian thread and can only get the first page, is anyone else having any difficulty with this? I emailed the website contact but haven't heard anything.

Posted on: Tue, 09/26/2000 - 1:18am
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Care, to get to the other pages of the Canadians thread - if you pull up the thread, it will say something about this thread is 1 2 3 pages long with each of the numbers underlined. This is at the top left hand of the thread. When you 1st pull it up, you'll see that you have page 1 with it underlined. Then, just click on the page that you want to get into. Hopefully that made sense. Let us know if it didn't. Best wishes.
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Posted on: Tue, 09/26/2000 - 3:26am
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Thanks Cindy for the reply but I have already tried that. When I pull up the Canadians thread it says that it is 3 pges long but only shows page 1 it doesn't have 2 or 3 underlined

Posted on: Tue, 09/26/2000 - 4:23am
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Care, I checked the thread after I gave you the instructions and it worked okay for me. When you go into the thread from the Main Discussion Group it will automatically pull up page 1 for you but if you look in the upper left hand corner once the thread has been pulled up it will show that you're on page 1 and it indicates there are pages 2 and 3 and they're underlined. When you want to go to them you go to the top of the page and click on the number 2 that is underlined and it will bring 2 up. And the same for page 3. I did try it without any problems but if you try it again after reading this and still have problems I know that I'm not very good at explaining computer stuff or maybe it does have something to do with either your computer or the website. Also, once you click on the page that you want, say page 2, it does take what seems like a couple of minutes for it to appear. Good luck trying. Maybe someone else will come into this thread that can explain it better than I have. Best wishes!
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Posted on: Tue, 09/26/2000 - 4:35am
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Hi Care - I'm also Canadian, my name is also Carolyn and my nickname is also Care! Pleased to meet you! There is spot on the top of the page to press to send the page through email. I noticed you don't have your email posted or I would have sent you the pages already. If you don't want to post your email address on the board, you can ask [email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.com[/email] to send you the pages you can't access. If you want to email me with your address I can send them to you email or snail mail, whichever you prefer. My email is [email]mcarolynblack@hotmail.com[/email]
Whereabouts in Canada are you located? No particular reason - just being nosy! Take care.
Cindy - welcome back! I live about 45 minutes or so from you. You should email me and maybe we can get together for coffee sometime. I'd like to meet the web-famous author of the PA article! Take care, Cindy.
[This message has been edited by Cayley's Mom (edited September 26, 2000).]

Posted on: Tue, 09/26/2000 - 11:44am
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Cindy - I wanted to comment or your statement about the reasons for allergy testing. Both or my kids have been RAST tested, so I know what their food allergies are. (I also know from their reactions) I am in the process of looking for a new allergist, mostly because of the problems my kids have had with asthma. I was in the ER last week with my daughter, and was asking the opinion of the ER Dr. on this. The new allergists I was looking into all wanted to automatically skin test my kids. I just didn't want to put them through that, since I know what to avoid, and they are not having any symptoms that are a mystery. Anyway, The ER Dr. agreed. He said that you would treat them the same way whether they had the skin testing or not. He said, "What does it matter what tree you are allergic to?" So, I hope this isn't too confusing, just trying to agree with your initial opinion of why you didn't have your kids tested yet. (But I do understand your reasons for having them tested now.)

Posted on: Tue, 09/26/2000 - 2:45pm
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Thanks Cindy and Carolyn. I know exactly what you mean Cindy but my computer is not showing those other two page numbers--it did once a day or two ago but I went to page 2 and not page three and since then I have had no luck!
Carolyn(Care!) I have now entered my email address so if you don't mind I would appreciate you emailing me the pages--Thanks.
We live in Brampton,Ontario. I have 3 daughters and a son(PA).
Thanks again.....Carolyn

Posted on: Tue, 09/26/2000 - 2:53pm
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Cindy-
My daughter has never been tested for PA but I know she is. She had been tested for tree nuts three years ago and showed no difficulty to peanut then so we didn't test. She ate it fine ( but only rarely and only in candy) until this last spring. She started having a rash, hives, minor facial swelling and repetitive coughing after eating some Easter candy. This happened around the time we were scheduled to see the allergist anyway. He said by history alone we could determine her PA and it would be pointless to test because regardless of the actual results he would recommend she avoid peanut anyhow.
The number results from testing mean absolutely nothing. Many numbers vary depending on the type of test you do and the manufacturer of the test your allergist purchases. At the FAN conference they gave this example: two people have a rast result of 50, both are exposed to peanut one goes into full anlphylaxis the other gets a rash, well the very next time their reactions could be reversed. They also said someone with a 50 could get a hive and someone with a 2 could go into full on anaphlyaxis. You just never know what will happen.
Linda

Posted on: Tue, 09/26/2000 - 3:06pm
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Cayley's Mom, it would be really good to meet you IF THIS 41 YEAR OLD WOMAN KNEW HOW TO DRIVE!!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] I am literally "stuck in Stayner" due to some misguided belief people that were born and raised in Toronto have that they don't need to learn how to drive!
As far as the article, I, again, truly believe that any one of us could have written it and am becoming even more embarrassed because it was a draft. I think I am going to use it as Jesse's introduction letter for the next School Council meeting though since the issue of PA was overtaken by the issue of [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] head lice (I posted all this under Schools). And, Care, I'm sorry that I couldn't simply say what Carolyn did to you - give me your e-mail address. Duh! Best wishes!
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Posted on: Tue, 09/26/2000 - 4:04pm
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Please bear with me but I have a question that you all have probably answered already on this page. My 3 year old was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with PA after breaking out in massive hives and facial swelling. I brought her to the doctor and they did a rast test which was positive to peanuts..Do I need to have her skin tested? Does a skin test show her reaction if she touched peanuts? I hope i don't sound too stupid. I'm still in that confused overwelmed stage! I'm learning so much from all of you..but its a lot to take in...Do you know what I mean? I also wanted to know what you guys thought of this...My daughter is in a preschool 2X week for half days..but there is no nurse at this school. I gave instructions to the teachers on the epi pen..do you think I should look into changing her school. I'm just so worried about her. Thanks!
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