My immune system as an incompetent army:

Me **catches minor viral infection**

“Oh no something’s wrong! We’re freaking out!”

Chill out its a cold, just attack the virus and we’ll be fine

“We’re not trained for this! Better just bomb EVERYTHING to be sure!!”

No please don’t do that it’s totally unnecessary

“Have to! WHAT IF THE JOINTS ARE SPIES FOR THE ENEMY”

SLE diagnostic criteria

Obviously the person to ask is my rheumatologist but he’s an asshole

In the lupus diagnostic criteria it says psychosis
I’ve never received a diagnosis of psychosis even when I was hospitalized with an intense delusion, paranoia and hallucination, at times experiencing word salad. I haven’t had another extreme episode like that, but I have had hallucinations, recurrent paranoia, and small delusions that haven’t interfered with my (sort of) functioning.

Would this count for the criteria?

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Lupus (SLE) is an inflammatory disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues.
Lupus (SLE) can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs.
Symptoms vary but can include fatigue, joint pain, rash, and fever. These can periodically get worse (flare-up) and then improve.
While there’s no cure for lupus, current treatments focus on improving quality of life through controlling symptoms and minimizing flare-ups. This begins with lifestyle modifications, including sun protection and diet. Further disease management includes medications, such as anti-inflammatories and steroids.

Brain fog Tuesday

I had this brilliant idea. So you know how juice and smoothie places are all over the place? Well what if they were warm?

It is a cold day today but my protein consumption is super low and I I have no appetite so smoothie it is.

A warm fruit smoothie sounds gross. Then it hit me. What if instead of fruit it was made of veggies. I could totally go for a tall mug of warm blended veggies. And I am baffled that no one has thought of this before. There is bound to be a market for this stuff. I am a genius. On the train home I come up with blends to try. Tomato cilantro. Carrot and ginger. Start plotting a business plan.

After an hour I get off my train when it hits me.

I invented soup.

The amount of people on this site who twist things to suit them, whether making them out to be a victim or to dehumanize someone else, is too many. I can’t even begin to respond to them because they twist things so bad. And they throw words like “transphobic” or “racist” or “sexist” around like candy at a birthday party, which is desensitizing people to their meanings.

Like oh, another person is being called a transphobe… *yawn.* Overreacting spiteful petty people who make mountains out of molehills. They will only accept an apology if you grovel at their feet in forever repentance, as defending yourself, or even trying to explain, is further proof you’re “problematic.”

I’ve seen this happen so much it’s formulaic. It doesn’t matter what the accuser is “fighting” for, whether they talk about race, gender, sex, politics, etc. They mislabel their enemy or say they have “internalized ___.” Insults are fine for them to use, ad hominems, defamation of character, and the accused must accept them at their word. Any accusation the accused lobs at the accuser is seen as pitiful, and again, further proves their guilt.

It’s called Kafkatrapping. It’s dirty, underhanded, and there’s really nothing one can do against it because it has nothing to do with facts or evidence, but merely on the accuser’s feelings vs accused’s reaction. Similar to what happened during the Salem Witch Trials, Struggle Sessions, the Inquisition, and any other number of “the accused are automatically guilty.” It needs to be made known, so that people can stop themselves before they reach the point of using Kafkatrapping.