You know how there are always tons of commercials on TV and signs around for causes to find help and cures for things like cancer, autism, diabetes, etc.? Do you also know how you don't really seem to realize the extremeness of these complications until you or someone you know gets something?
Yeah, you know.
My sis has Celiac Disease. It's a genetic thing that causes you to have an allergic reaction to gluten, which is in wheat, barley, oats, rye, and malt. One of the odd quirks is that each person gets affected differently: my sis feels like she ate shards of glass and gets extreme pain, someone we indirectly know stopped growing, and there are tons of other different possibilities. One of the other shitty things about it is that until it becomes 'active', you don't test positive. It's like a tolerance level, where your body can only take so much gluten until the celiac sets in.
The other really crappy part is that gluten, usually wheat, is in almost every friggin possible product: gravy/chinese food sauces as a thickener, prepackaged shredded cheese is dusted in flour to prevent clumping, certain artificial butter in turkeys and cold cuts, cereals that don't list it in the ingredients but were made in a facility that processes gluten, salad dressing, GOD DAMN FRENCH FRIES. Celiac's can't have french fries at most places because it's cooked in the same fryer as breaded stuff, amazingly though, they can have McDonald's french fries.
So now that my raving tangent is over, Do you have or know anybody with an inhibitation? And if so, tell the story.