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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:21 am 
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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/foo ... le2290991/
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Chatelaine's editor-in-chief, Jane Francisco, explains what happened to her when suffered her worst reaction ever to peanuts, and discusses the importance of awareness around food allergies.
this was back on the 24th of January this year...I don't think it was posted before though. Many mistakes to learn from.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:39 am 
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I am glad she is talking about her experience as she has the ability to really spread awareness. Also glad she is fine.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:36 pm 
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It goes to show, even adults make mistakes. :huggy for putting herself out there and telling the story. :thumbsup :thanksign

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:58 pm 
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She mentioned that she had a couple of drinks that probably clouded her judgement (to eat the food with out checking herself).

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:03 am 
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How interesting! Because wasn't it Chatelaine that had the big controversy with an allergy article a few years back that resulted in an editor leaving the magazine?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:16 am 
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Summary: she did not have her epi-pen, she had a couple of drinks and had two bites of someone else's food and went into anaphylaxis. She said her tongue was very swollen as was her face.

She makes a good point that when you go for a long time without a reaction it is easy to be complacent and forget to carry your epi-pen.

Did anyone actually read the January article in Chatelaine? I know that I didn't because I haven't read them since that awful article two years ago viewtopic.php?f=35&t=4957&hilit=chatelaine

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