All my spoons are in all the right places, if you know what I'm talkin' about...
Also the study where they had women and men talking in a discussion and when women spoke around 30% of the time, men perceived them as dominating the discussion. They didn’t consider it “equal” until something like 5-10% of women talking. (via dumbthingswhitepplsay)
Voila. A beautiful example of why fighting for equality becomes a gross exaggeration in the eyes of the oppressors. (via curiouslycool)
James Deen, Glamour Magazine
If I’m reading your question correctly, your second cousin has not been diagnosed yet?
If that’s true, encourage her to *please* go talk to a specialist. A rheumatologist is the person to talk to if she has autoimmune disease in her family and is showing symptoms like that. All of this is scary to go through, but getting a diagnosis will be a kind of relief I can’t describe.
On top of that, what you can do is keep her spirits up! The process of testing and diagnosis and misunderstood symptoms is a very difficult one, and it’s so easy to be overcome with negativity. The people in your life at this time can totally change that! Don’t ignore the severity of what she is going through, but make her laugh and be there for support.
I don’t know how to mitigate these symptoms because they’re unusual to me. But suddenly they’re overwhelming.
I actually don’t hate it, and it does honestly make me feel a tiny bit safer. Or rather, more secure maybe? Either way it can only be a positive thing, and any way I can possibly contribute to making an EMS person’s job a tiny bit easier then I’m glad to do it.