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#2016084 Ableism

Posted by cara on 29 September 2017 - 11:51 AM

People don't seem to get that celiac disease does make you gluten intolerant and not just a pretentious douche bag. 


Yup, basically. I don't know why people get so automatically aggressive and annoyed when I tell them I can't eat gluten. I see similar responses with people who are vegan.


I don't think it's a matter of people not knowing that celiac disease makes you gluten intolerant, because, well, that's all it does. It's more of a thing that people don't really know celiac disease is a thing :p


We had a patient last month that had pain and lots of cases of diarrhea in the past few years, and my teacher asked for an exam for celiac disease, and it was positive. I couldn't begin to imagine the pain she felt. I'm glad you were finally diagnosed after so much suffering @cara (unfortunately it took you that long though :/)


Yup, it definitely sucked. I'm so happy to hear that she got a diagnosis, though. It's shitty to not actually know what's wrong with you, especially when it's such a simple solution. 

#2016060 Ableism

Posted by cara on 27 September 2017 - 03:04 PM

I'm not entirely sure what ableism is, but I see others ranting about their experience with being mistreated in the healthcare system and society so Imma go ahead and do the same.


It took years for them to diagnose me with celiac disease. I was in the hospital only once, and not because the pain was more than usual, but because I was so frustrated with it that I said 'fuck walk-in family doctors, I'm SURE the hospital can help me'. Well I was sooOooOO wrong. Turns out I had a stomach ulcer, they gave me some medication and sent me packing. I would have pain so badly after I ate that I would have to lie down in the washroom afterwards. On the floor. In public washrooms. I have lied down on so many public washroom floors it's unreal. Years later, a family doctor spoke to me about my re-occurring ulcers and complaints of pain. And shortly afterwards, I was diagnosed. YEARS of physical pain after eating was gone. Years of mis-diagnosed UTI's and unnecessary antibiotics was over.


Now I'm happy, pain free, and just need to deal with everyone I encounter hating me because I can't eat gluten. Because despite countless studies showing that gluten is harmless when you are not allergic, some twat wrote 'Wheat Belly' (widly scrutinized and generally debunked), a bunch of hipsters believe gluten is bad and have kicked it from their diet. So everyone thinks I'm some obnoxious hipster who elects not to eat gluten. Which I have come to terms with, because god bless those hipsters for making being gluten free a popular trend and thus easily available to me in most restaurants. 

#2015940 Pet and Animal Thread

Posted by cara on 20 September 2017 - 08:41 AM

I'll hit on both of you.


@cara  I'll teach you about jurisdiction if we change the venue to my place. ;)


@Amethyst  If Garnet used her future vision on us, she'd see us together in my bed. ;)


Bb keep smooth talking me like that and see what happens




Posted by cara on 15 September 2017 - 11:00 AM

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#2015590 Can't decide?

Posted by cara on 01 September 2017 - 08:23 AM

Thank you.




No it's just disgusting. 


Pineapple on pizza isn't human


I completely agree. But I dislike pineapple in general though.

#2015057 Marvel's The Defenders

Posted by cara on 22 August 2017 - 07:51 AM

He's quite pouty and always announces 'I am the Iron Fist' ....Alright we get it. haha. 


HAHA!!! So far, I find him to come off as an angsty rich kid. Could be wrong though, I'm only four episodes in. :p

#2014974 Marvel's The Defenders

Posted by cara on 21 August 2017 - 03:08 PM

SOOOO - We're only on episode 2, but so far so good. I dislike Daredevil and refuse to watch his series, but I LOVE Jessica and Luke. Never watched Iron Fist, but I think I will now.

#2014103 Nymh's Neopetacular Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by cara on 10 August 2017 - 10:42 AM

Eefi That is the most beautiful graffiti art I have ever seen.  :o

#2014025 Nymh's Neopetacular Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by cara on 09 August 2017 - 03:07 PM

Hope you're happy with this one lmao had to put on the missus' pyjamas for it -_-


I'm damp



#2013712 Nymh's Neopetacular Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by cara on 05 August 2017 - 01:43 PM

plush n shroom



#2013654 Nymh's Neopetacular Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by cara on 04 August 2017 - 07:43 PM

Damn @cara, that tolkien tat with a cute smile is getting my nerdy side all hot and bothered...


Ayeeee, the fact that you know what it is gets my nerdy side all hot and bothered 

#2013640 Nymh's Neopetacular Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by cara on 04 August 2017 - 06:26 PM

Salt n key


Edit: I didn't include codex in this picture but I won't redo it since I'm not getting a point anyways. I really do need to learn to read /cry

candle n statue


#2013626 Nymh's Neopetacular Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by cara on 04 August 2017 - 02:25 PM

It's fun, you turdburger :D


What is with this peer pressure!! Ok fine I'll do the other one too. 


I am enjoying posting ugly pictures of myself with random objects. #nofilter

#2013534 Trying to quit smoking

Posted by cara on 03 August 2017 - 09:44 AM

Whatever you do, don't start watching Mad Men while trying to quit.

Also read Allen Carr's "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking", title sounds cheesy but it really does help a lot of people.


I think I quit cold turkey and then didn't smoke for about one and a half years when I started reading it. Picked the habit back up though while I was inbetween jobs lol.


I actually just finished reading that book. It was recommended to me by like five different ex-smokers. It's been two days since I've finished it and unfortunately I haven't kicked the habit yet but that book did successfully ruin cigarettes for me. I was at over a pack a day until I read it, now I'm at about four. And I think once I'm done my pack I won't be buying another one. Great read, makes you realize the power of words.

#2013337 Nymh's Neopetacular Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Posted by cara on 01 August 2017 - 11:44 AM



I felt obligated to counter all of those Murica flags