so over the last month or so... i've been diagnosed with celiac disease and have left minnesota state univ. to be home with my family. i'm at home for good now and will be finishing up my graphic design degree at the art institute of pittsburgh. i have an endoscopy on wednesday and theyll be taking like 6 biopsies of my liver to be completely sure it is celiac and not something else. celiac disease basically means that my small intestine doesn't process the nutrients of gluten in foods and rejects it. it hurts the lining of my intestine when i eat gluten and can eventually lead to a bunch of horrible things like bone loss, vitamin deficiencies of all sorts, etc etc. i've been on a gluten free diet for about a month now and most of my symptoms have started to go away. the thing that sucks is i have to eat gluten again starting tmrw until i have my endoscopy wednesday so that the test doesn't show up negative (since ive been gluten free for a month already, it can show no signs of celiac).
other than all of that health madness... life is good! its great to be home. i actually just got everything back from minnesota today. it was a hellacious 2000 mile trip in 4 days. hectic hectic hectic. i hope all of you are well and you can expect me to be back on the boards daily again starting... NOW.
Oh noooo, I'm so sorry sean! that sucks so much my old room mate had that and bleh. It seems like the worst thing ever. On the bright side, Outback has a pretty good Gluten Free menu selection
and HEY everyone i've been trying to read through the boards to catch up. I miss you and for anyone that i don't know, I'm Kiersten, and it's nice to meet you.
Post by shutupkiersten on Apr 12, 2011 8:49:16 GMT -5
haiiii guys. So i know i've been absent lots and lots lately.. but today. I need help.
I'm trying to write a paper on Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut.
I know what the book is about and all, i'm just having much more trouble than i thought with actually writing a research paper about it. The idea is to explain what it means to be a person in the novel.. I was hoping someone could help me develop a thesis of sorts? I know we all have our own thing going on in school and what not, but i reaaaallllly need the help. I've been too busy and stressed to even gather my thoughts enough to come up with a comprehensible thesis. It's like the building blocks are there but i don't know how i want to build the castle.