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  •  Do you happen to know what caused the (1+ / 0-)
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    original poisoning?

    Success is the child of audacity. --Disraeli

    by ChuyHChrist on Fri Apr 27, 2007 at 05:19:29 AM PDT

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    •  Causes (1+ / 0-)
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      I've had this all my life, as addison's and diabetes runs in the family, but what seems to have caused the severe chemical poisoning and adrenal breakdown was a lack of food over the course of several years, which stressed my already lousy endocrine system, a lung infection caused by mold, combined with heavy roach spraying and a desk that was given to us that, it turned out, had been used in a meth lab.

      I'd been deteriorating for years before then due to, again, not having access to food-- I was homeless before I got a job offer in the US, and my ex, knowing about my past, was more than happy to use food as a means of control. So before I came here I ate a couple times a week, and for about a year I got regular meals, and after that, my access to food was regulated.

      Larime's never done that, but we hit rough financial times, food got scarce, and my weakened endocrine system just couldn't deal. My immune system went haywire and started attacking my whole body, my hair fell out, my chemical sensitivities became lethal, etc.

      So it's a reasonably long answer, unfortunately.

      'One and all, bold as brass, they sit there pretending to pray, but cocking their eyes on the chances and counting up their cash.' - Petronius

      by somnambule on Fri Apr 27, 2007 at 05:39:24 AM PDT

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      •  Wow, that really sucks. (1+ / 0-)
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        I admire your ability to keep working, under the circumstances. I'll look for you and Gimp's comic book when it comes out (I'm assuming it is not out yet),

        Success is the child of audacity. --Disraeli

        by ChuyHChrist on Fri Apr 27, 2007 at 05:43:18 AM PDT

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        •  Thank you! ^^; (0+ / 0-)

          It'll be out on halloween, barring any major problems. :)

          'One and all, bold as brass, they sit there pretending to pray, but cocking their eyes on the chances and counting up their cash.' - Petronius

          by somnambule on Fri Apr 27, 2007 at 05:47:12 AM PDT

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