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The first food I plan to eat when I am free

When I am free of my peanut allergies, the first food I want to try are drumsticks. My parents said they grew up with them and they are a classic American treat.  They do look really good and so I can’t wait to try it in a couple of months! UPDATE: I did it, I […]

My favorite ways to eat the peanuts and peanut flour

I wanted to share some ideas from someone who DOES NOT LIKE the taste of the peanuts to help others find creative ways of taking their peanut doses.  I really do dislike the way peanuts taste.  My siblings love it, but I can’t stand it and so I had to find creative ways to take […]

An Emotional Relapse Since Katrina’s OIT Treatment Began

This is Katrina’s mom. I wanted to share a story that just happened last week. After being in the OIT treatment program now for several months, filled with hope, fears being calmed and getting glimpses of what the future will be like without dealing with deadly food allergies – we had kinda forgotten the emotional […]

A Family Came From Australia To Get OIT Treatment From My Doctor, And I Live 5 Minutes Away

I wanted to share this video regarding a family that moved here temporarily to get treated by my doctor, Dr. Jones, for OIT treatment. My dr. has treated food allergy patients from all over: Hawaii, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona and now Australia. They are all coming to see him as he is one of the […]

What I thought about my first peanut

It was first peanut day! Let me tell you, I thought it would take forever to get to this point. As this day approached, I was filled with excitement.  I didn’t know what to expect, except that maybe they wouldn’t taste the greatest because I really didn’t like the powder. However, I really couldn’t wait […]

What is Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) or Oral Desensitization?

Hi There, this is Katrina’s mom.  I am writing this blog post instead of Katrina dictating to me.  We thought it was important to explain what Oral Immunotherapy, a.k.a OIT is.  It is also known as Oral Desensitization. In a nutshell, OIT is a method of curing food allergy patients by basically allowing their bodies to […]

My OIT Consultation

I met with Dr. Jones in May of 2014.  It was my consultation.  I still hadn’t decided if I wanted to do this.  We met Dr. Jones and he tried to shake my hand, but I didn’t shake anybody’s hand.  My mom said it would be fine to shake his hand as he is probably […]

The Fears I had with OIT Treatment

I really did not know if I wanted to do OIT treatment. It scared me. I didn’t know if everything was exact (it’s exact),  I thought they moved really quickly through it (they move slowly), I just wasn’t very comfortable with it at first. I didn’t know what I was going to expect. It was […]

What Being Cured From Peanut and Tree Nut Allergies Means To Me

Did you hear that there is hope for a second chance at a full life for those of us that suffer from deadly food allergies.  It is called OIT – Oral Immunotherapy Treatment. I didn’t use to have hope. Then when I first heard about OIT, I had an eency weency bit of hope.  Then […]

How My Allergies Have Affected My Life

You may not know me, but if you have met me in real life or meet me one day, I might not act like a normal person would.  I’m shy, I’m a homebody, I’m skeptical and most of all, I am afraid of you. I am afraid of you the first time I meet you, […]