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JoyfulM

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    God, family, friends, reading, psychology, music, DCI (band geeks unite!), House, Dirty Jobs, Thai food
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    Upperstate, South Carolina
  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Ok, I really don't need to be on here. But honestly, if you had to choose between working on a paper or checking the Sillies before class, which would you choose? :lol: :lol: Speaking of accents, there's a student at my school from Scotland. I just found out were he was from yesterday when he gave a class presentation. Gosh, that accent makes me swoon. Just don't tell the BF.
  3. Hello everyone! I'm not dead! It's the last full week of school, and I'm going absolutely INSANE. 1 paper 5 article reviews (yay for empirical articles in Psychology journals...NOT) 1 test today (easy, thank God) 3 tests next week GAAAAAAA I'll be back in full swing by the end of next week. I would make a pun out of that, but my brain is shot.
  4. When I was in high school they cut down the "thicket" behind my house. I sat on a tree stump and cried while the construction workers laughed at me. Tom, my dad thought that you asking me if I had an older sister was hilarious. And now, the funny story of the day: I attend a small Christian Liberal Arts college, where we have chapel two times a week. If there are events coming up there is usually a student-produced video shown before the service starts. Today, it was 5 ways NOT to get a date for the Christmas banquet. Last night my younger sister and my boyfriend were adamant that I attend chapel today. In the video... #3: No Biblical pickup lines are to be used. The video cuts to my boyfriend and my sister talking. BF: For you, I would work seven years. And then, I would work seven more years for your sister. S: *awkward look* If you don't recognize it, google the story of Jacob, Rachel, and Leah.
  5. I am soooo confused... In 1992 I was listening to "Wee Sing Bible Songs." I saw my dermatologist yesterday. She is no longer my dermatologist. To quote my mom, "The woman at the front desk knew more than she did." She never did the blood test for Celiac...just the biopsy. WTH!?! Now I have to get that test done. If it turns out that I do not have DH, then I'm back at square one with annoying breakouts on my arms and legs.
  6. Diagnosis

    My mom went with me to the doctor yesterday. In talking to her, we found out that: 1) My biopsy came back as probable for DH. She did not run the Celiac test. 2) Everything we said she agreed with. I probably could have convinced her that Hitler was really the Dali Lama. 3) To quote my mother, "The woman at the front desk knows more than she does." So I'm going next week so she can draw blood for the Celiac test. Should I eat gluten before the test?
  7. My dad (and the majority of my family) is from Alabama. I never officially lived there, but I used to spend weeks there on my grandparent's farm and I go every-other year for Thanksgiving. As for Clemson, if you live in the area long enough (and I've been here since I was 3) you gravitate towards Clemson or USC. My mom works for Clemson, so I root for the team that pays. I think the true love for football came out in high school. I was in marching band and missed all of 3 games in my four years there. We even had our own cheers. Here's my favorite: "Dismember them! Dismember them! Tear off their arms and legs! Blood makes the grass grow, kill! Kill! Kill!" I'm the oldest, sorry Tom! And while I do have an insanely large extended family, we're all in the south east. I think.
  8. I'm showing my hick roots with this post...it's about time they came out. Tom, I don't know much about professional sports, but I love college football! Saturday when I was away from home (and ESPN) I was calling my dad every 30 minutes for updates on the Clemson/USC game and the Alabama/Auburn game. I love my Crimson Tide, but it's sad when you keep loosing the in-state rivalry game. At least we killed Tennessee.
  9. Heck no! I used to like math until high school algebra. Worst. Teacher. Ever. The M is my last initial. Clever and original, aren't I?
  10. That's what I'm afraid of. I think I'm going to take your advice and ask all the questions anyways... Maybe she'll surprise me, although I doubt it. I'm sorry you're in a pissy mood. I know I will be when I get there tomorrow. I also think I'm coming down with a milder version of what my boyfriend has...great.
  11. Actually, it is the doctor who diagnosed me. Dermatologist, looks to be in her 70s, still not sure if I like her or not. This is copied from my blog: When I was diagnosed, I was told over the phone by the office secretary. I was told that I have DH, I need to go on a gluten free diet, to start taking Dapsone immediately, and to come in in two weeks for blood work. No explanation of what gluten is, no help with the diet, etc. Luckily I have a friend who is gluten-free who has been a big help. I called the doctor's office yesterday to see when I needed to come in Wednesday (all I was told was "sometime in the afternoon") so I could speak with her, and they acted surprised that I want to talk to the doctor. Did they just expect me to come in for blood work and leave? Here's a list of questions I have for my doctor so far: * Did you check the ingrediants of my other medication to make sure they are gluten-free? * If my breakouts don't itch, should I still be on Dapsone? From my understanding, it is used to control the itching. * How can I tell if I have eaten gluten, since my skin has only reacted to large ammounts in the past from what we can tell? (i.e. Zaxby's meal, Chinese noodles, etc.) I want to ask her if how I was told is normal. I can't imagine how I would have reacted if I had not already known someone who was gluten-free. While I am there I am also going to request and sign forms stating that my parents and my aunt, who is a doctor, can speak with my dermatologist. Does anyone have any other suggested questions?
  12. I have no clue. In honors English class in middle school I had a note card taped in the front of my notebook that listed what a subject, verb, adverb, noun, pronoun, direct object, and an indirect object were. Ask me to edit your paper for problems and I'm fine. Ask me to diagram a sentence and I'd rather die.
  13. Doctor Issues...

    For the past three years, I've been having weird breakouts on my elbows. Some medical professionals told me that it was most likely a skin reaction, and not to worry about it unless it spread. This August I noticed it on my knees as well. This started my doctor chain. I first visited my family doctor, who sent me to an allergist. I went in for a scratch test, but nothing reacted like my breakouts (I did find out that I am mildly allergic to grass and dog dander, but can still have a dog). After another breakout, my allergist sent me to a dermatologist. At this point, I was just annoyed with everything. My breakouts didn't itch, and half the time I didn't even know they were there. I just wanted to find out what was wrong and move on. My first appointment with the dermatologist was on a Tuesday. We discussed some possible causes, such as arthritis or an allergy to pain medication. I broke out again on Thursday night, and went back to the dermatologist on Friday. She was able to biopsy my knee and drew blood. When I was diagnosed, I was told over the phone by the office secretary. I was told that I have DH, I need to go on a gluten free diet, to start taking Dapsone immediately, and to come in in two weeks for blood work. No explanation of what gluten is, no help with the diet, etc. Luckily I have a friend who is gluten-free who has been a big help. I called the doctor's office yesterday to see when I needed to come in Wednesday (all I was told was "sometime in the afternoon") so I could speak with her, and they acted surprised that I want to talk to the doctor. Did they just expect me to come in for blood work and leave? Here's a list of questions I have for my doctor so far: [list] [*]Did you check the ingrediants of my other medication to make sure they are gluten-free? [*]If my breakouts don't itch, should I still be on Dapsone? From my understanding, it is used to control the itching. [*]How can I tell if I have eaten gluten, since my skin has only reacted to large ammounts in the past from what we can tell? (i.e. Zaxby's meal, Chinese noodles, etc.) [/list] I also want to ask her if how I was told is normal. I can't imagine how I would have reacted if I had not already known someone who was gluten-free. While I am there I am also going to request and sign forms stating that my parents and my aunt, who is a doctor, can speak with my dermatologist. Does anyone have any other suggested questions?
  14. Amanda, I'm praying that everything is ok! I had an odd reaction to a TB test one time, but we figured out that it was just an allergic reaction to the band-aid. I know that this is a "no talking about celiac" forum, but I'm new at this and y'all are much more used to the lifestyle than I am. I'm going to see my doctor tomorrow for the first time since being diagnosed, and I need some advice on how to approach her on how I was told. I'm going to write a blog about it on my page, and any help would be wonderful!