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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:25 pm 
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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the ... le2319086/
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You’ve probably suspected that a friend of yours is fibbing when she tells a server about her food allergies when you’re out for dinner.

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:57 pm 
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What an awful article! They could have done so much to educate the public but they decided to go the way of sensational rags! Shame! :verymad

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:43 pm 
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I agree the article is horrible but the comments are great!!! :happydance most people are standing up for us for one :happydance

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Outgrew: Wheat, corn, egg, chicken, to name a few
Sensitive to Milk/Dairy products
Allergic to: Tree nuts, percocet, toradol, environmental allergies and chemical allergies
Migraines caused by scented products, barometric pressure


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:51 pm 
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About 95% of the comments are good! What a mature group.

I have stood up to someone who said they were allergic when they were just being picky --- he had told me he was allergic to cheese which should have clued me in since he did not say "dairy". I was asking about alternatives and he whispered that he just says that because he doesn't like it. I can assure you that I explained in detail the problems with that and the mockery it makes of our daily life to avoid allergens to save my daughter's life!

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me: allergic to crustaceans plus environmental
teenager: allergic to hazelnuts, some other foods and environmental


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:17 am 
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Oh ho, we are definately the wrong group of people to use the allergy excuse on! We will ask if you are carrying your epipen and you'd better know what that is or we will bombard you with Dr's names and resources... :thumbsup

As my mother would say, "If you don't like it, eat around it!"

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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: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:28 am 
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_Susan_ wrote:
Oh ho, we are definately the wrong group of people to use the allergy excuse on!


So true Susan! Curious to know if he still says he is allergic... He is my cousin's husband whom I had just met so he likely did not know about our food allergies.

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me: allergic to crustaceans plus environmental
teenager: allergic to hazelnuts, some other foods and environmental


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:01 am 
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Dd has a love/hate relationship with the boy she sits next to. He has mentioned how he hates the smell of cabbage rolls so she keeps threatening to bring them in... :roll:
Well, Friday was a PD day so we made cabbage rolls and ravioli to have some meals frozen for her. She brought a cabbage roll to school on Monday. He told her that he was allergic to cabbage. She said to him, "N-----, so if my mom sent your mom an e-mail tonight asking her, she'd say yes you have an allergy to cabage?" She told me that he had a very sheepish look on his face and said, "No."
Yep, don't pull the allergy card with us, because we'll call you out on it! :swing

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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: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:22 pm 
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_Susan_ wrote:
She said to him, "N-----, so if my mom sent your mom an e-mail tonight asking her, she'd say yes you have an allergy to cabage?" She told me that he had a very sheepish look on his face and said, "No."
Yep, don't pull the allergy card with us, because we'll call you out on it! :swing


:happydance What an awesome girl! :happydance Love how she had fun with it while giving him a gentle reminder not to fib about allergies.

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