• December 17, 2014

Why talk about allergies at all?

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2 comments:

  • Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro posted at 3:45 pm on Sun, Jan 5, 2014.

    Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Posts: 8

    Wow, ConsciousEatery you have a lot to deal with. Having a child with allergies is so difficult. How old is she? What are her allergies and how do you cope?

    It's so true--the fine line we walk when considering living life without fear and still being prepared for emergencies. It sounds like you're found balance though and have a great perspective. What's your secret?

    Dr. Boyle's comments raises a question that I think all sufferers should consider. Thanks for your feedback and for vising the site. I appreciate your input.

     
  • ConsciousEatery posted at 12:03 pm on Wed, Jan 1, 2014.

    ConsciousEatery Posts: 1

    This is a tough one, because it's so individual depending on what you have experienced personally. For me (my daughter has severe food allergies), I don't want the fear of an anaphylactic reaction to dominate our lives. Of course, we need to be vigilant and have emergency meds close by at all times. But, we and she also need to enjoy life. As with any situation, if we are paralyzed by fear we aren't enjoying life. I like how Dr. Boyle puts things into perspective. I don't think he's saying that allergies are overrated, but rather that we don't need to live in fear.