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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:33 pm 

Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:21 am
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Location: Cobourg, ON
My hubby picked this book up at the library last night. ... 0307588114

I just started into it. Anyone else read it yet?

13 year old daughter -- lives with life-threatening allergies to milk, tree nuts and peanuts; seasonal allergies (birch, maple, ragweed); pet allergies; asthma; and eczema
10 year old son - no allergies

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:46 pm 

Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 1:31 pm
Posts: 26
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I'm reading it. I'm about half-way through. I like it so far. The author is funny and it is an easy read.

It is an interesting perspective as I often wonder how my son will remember his childhood (I really, really hope he feels like a "normal" kid). I find it a bit sad to read about her memories as a child, things being "Sandra-safe". We call things for my son (his name is Shannon, but we call him Shanny) "Shanny-safe" or we call vegan margarine "Shanny-margarine" or coconut milk ice cream "Shanny-ice cream".

It is also reassuring and hopeful, because the author is funny and quite thoughtful about her allergies.

I'm curious to know what others think too.


DS 1: environmental allergies. DS 2: penicillin allergy, outgrew peanut allergy. DS 3: allergic to dairy, eggs, banana & tree nuts. DD: no allergies. DH: bee sting allergy, lactose intolerant. All have asthma.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:35 pm 

Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:53 am
Posts: 376
Location: Alberta
I read it a while ago and quite liked it. There had been another discussion thread about this book here:

Several people did NOT like it, particularly because the author did not demonstrate very sensible skills when it came to eating out, taking way too many risks. I guess on the upside, she knows how to manage it when it did happen, and she has been able to become a really foodie which brings alot of joy to her life. I do hope that my ds will someday be able to really enjoy food, and trust himself enough to know what is safe without taking stupid risks like she does.

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