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 Post subject: Learning to live again!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:45 pm 
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I know what a title! But that is what I had to do. I had to realise that life was not over. I had to greeve for what I had lost. I had to decide that this was somthing I can do. I found little treasures of food that replace those foods that I thought I could never live without. I had to learn how to think about what goes into my mouth. That if I lick my fingers after getting that sauce on my hand there would be a reaction. I have to realise that others would be pitying me when I really am over the greeving stage and ok with what I can eat. I have to remind my husband that our date nights have to consist of not eating out but if he wanted that certain burger I wouldn't mind having coffee while he ate. That celebrations can not center around fancy foods but games and hugs. Reading the labels on drugs and shampoos and soaps is important. Also that I am not waisting money buying that small bottle of shampoo for 5 dollars there really isn't a choice and I should consider my self speaical and deserving as I buy it. That bringing my own food to a friends house who knows and understands isn't insulting but adding to the celebration.

These are my thoughts off the top of my head. I decided to post this so that others can read and see that they are not alone as I did when I first came to this website. I look forward to reading others thoughts as the days go bye.

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Karen in Ohio mom of 7
Allergic to tons and tons of food as well as perfumes, scented air sprays and cleaners. Hubby to Fish, ds #2 Shellfish, youngest to Eggplant, potato, Caesin, Raw Tomato & spinach.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:57 pm 
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Karen, I think you have turned a corner. You will begin to find life gets a little easier.

Would you like to share your little treasures of food?

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:40 pm 
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Karen, that's great to hear.

It is an adjustment, a continuing one – but there's nothing like being reaction-free and healthy.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:28 pm 
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Location: Ohio
My food treasures

French twists = a hard facky pastry donut like desserts
http://www.barrysbakery.com/shop/cart.p ... egory_id=1

Yogurt cheese = very creamy cheese that has no dye and is a big treat to your tounge.

Hersheys speacial dark chocolate

Three pepper hummus on corn chips

Doctor Pepper the one and only soda that doesn't have citric acid in it that I have found. I used to hate it now I have found pleasure in the fact that I can acually have a soda. :roll: funny how that happens.

Iced tea with one mint tea bag = I use dto enjoy lemon tea but I can not anymore but I absoltly love this.

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Karen in Ohio mom of 7
Allergic to tons and tons of food as well as perfumes, scented air sprays and cleaners. Hubby to Fish, ds #2 Shellfish, youngest to Eggplant, potato, Caesin, Raw Tomato & spinach.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:39 pm 
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Well done, Karen! Sounds like you have really moved toward acceptance, which I think it really important. I totally agree with you that for celebrations and such, it's the people that matter, not the food.

It's funny, I was talking to my oldest son the other day about accepting things, and explaining how much easier life is when you can accept certain situations. (Not all situations, of course - some battles must be waged - but some battles will just wear you down.)

Anyway, I'm proud of you! :)

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:44 am 
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I have to realise that others would be pitying me when I really am over the greeving stage and ok with what I can eat.


This is the one that I had the hardest time with. I don't take pity well at the best of times.

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. You are heading towards a really good stage. When you pick up some package to read the label -- knowing full well you won't actually be able to eat it -- and SURPRISE! none of your allergens are in it, and it's a company who's labelling you trust. It'll feel like Christams morning. :lol:

I'm glad to hear you've got your life back. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:34 am 
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Yes, that has happened to me now twice and I get excited and call my husband on the phone and yell i can eat so and so I can eat blaa blaa and he will answer ...ok.... and ? LOL I just laugh. He is getting better I told him he requierment was to be excited with me.

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Karen in Ohio mom of 7
Allergic to tons and tons of food as well as perfumes, scented air sprays and cleaners. Hubby to Fish, ds #2 Shellfish, youngest to Eggplant, potato, Caesin, Raw Tomato & spinach.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:50 am 
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Just wait until the day he finds something safe for you and brings it home as a surprise. It's so much better then flowers. :D My husband brought me a package of Rolo's. I used to love them, but had to stop eating them because of my allergies. He was reading the package in the store -- no warning. He bought them, brought them home and said "that's a company you trust the labelling of isn't it". Yup!

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3 sons each with at least one of the following allergies: peniciilin, sulfa-based antibiotic, latex, insect bites/stings


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:56 pm 
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When you pick up some package to read the label -- knowing full well you won't actually be able to eat it -- and SURPRISE! none of your allergens are in it, and it's a company who's labelling you trust. It'll feel like Christams morning.


That happened to me last week. I finally found safe bread/hamburger/hot dog buns. Boy was I excited!!!

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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