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 Post subject: Feeling a bit down....
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:15 pm 

Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:05 am
Posts: 668
Location: AB, Canada
Yesterday was a bit hard, nothing major, just a bunch of things adding up.

1) Went to shop for a new chapstick, picked up a tube of Blistex Silk & Shine, 1st ingredient is Arachidyl Alcohol.

2) Got an email from DS's soccer coach, he's taking the team to DQ for an end of season celebration.

3) A friend is travelling 1st class somewhere (by air) posted a pic of her supper. Grilled chicken on a bed of lettuce with toasted pecans, and a bowl of mixed nuts on the tray.


DSs 12, 12, 14 all PA

PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:31 am 

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:17 pm
Posts: 288
Location: Niagara region, Ontario

Sending you an online hug! It is hard sometimes dealing with allergies. Nonallergic people don't understand the many ways that allergies affect our lives. But please know that it does get easier as time goes by, and you have lots of people in this community to support you and give you strength! All the best,


PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:11 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
:huggy Soccermom's right! You are allowed to have moments like that. Personally, there have been many times ovet the years that I simply felt like crying when standing in the store aisle looking at all yhose smiling chocolate bunnies etc. staring blankly.

This is a hard time of the year. Summer is here and while that might be carefree for others, it mean changes in our routines and that is always hard.

It might help to know that you're not alone. Here are a couple of things to look at: ... y-mom.html

If the mood last longer than a few days or if you find it severely interferes with your daily life, you might want to talk to your doctor about it. Many allergists are recognising that many patients can benefit from including psychologist in their healthcare team.

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:01 pm 

Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:45 pm
Posts: 816
Location: Vancouver, BC
Awww, hugs to you, Becky! I feel like that sometimes too. Sometimes everything seems manageable, then other times it feels like I can't keep up with all the parties and school activities, and the allergies make everything so hard.

I've heard about business and first class often having nuts, and if it's any consolation, they usually have their own bathrooms and their own flight attendants, so there isn't much mixing of people or items. Our family is all height challenged, so we have no real need to fly business or first class - too expensive!!!

I wonder if you can bring your DS a chapman's ice cream sandwich or something to eat at DQ? I know, it's not quite the same, and doesn't seem fair, but would he be ok with that?

DD 2004 Allergy to peanuts, egg, sesame, and new: lentils and chick peas
DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema

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