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I said to DH "I am so tired of stressing about allergy stuff ALL THE TIME!" But what choice do I have? This is the hand I was given, I must play it, and play it well. My son's health relies upon it.
I think all of us have our days when it seems too much...no matter how long we've been at this.
One of the things I think I am learning to do is to take breaks from it. That doesn't mean I feed him (or me) stuff I know is a problem. It means I forgive myself for giving him a potential "problem" food...forgetting he had something just last nite that could have caused a reaction. It isn't possible to remember everything all the time, or to figure it out completely, or to follow up on every potential diet/study/concept I am exposed to here online. I have had to take a couple hiatuses from reading and posting here...the sheer amount of info can just get to be crazy.
When I really get down, I remind myself that the professionals who went to medical school (and whose job it is to figure out what's wrong and what to do) weren't able to do as well as I did...and that makes me proud and a little more fortified/ stubborn. There have been very few who even respected my concerns, much less echoed them. But he has gotten so much better.
Doing this seriously requires going against everyone...even DP occasionally in my case. It is unbelievably hard. I have faced some tough things before, but this takes every cell of my being sometimes. And it's scary...what if I am wrong? What if I miss something? If it is me that does all the figuring, then I feel like the outcome is my responsibility.
Well, hope this post is sort of helpful at least.
And the previous posters saying we are sometimes not sane...well, they aren't kidding.
It is great to have the support of these boards. I am just so sick of everyone else not believing me. I hate that feeling!
Thanks for your support-I am recharged and will plow on!
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