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Unformatted text preview: Aquagenic Urticaria is a rare medical condition that has no cure, and no known cause. I sat up, trying to stop the shaking but was unable to control my own, shocked body. How should we tell your parents? Would you like to? Or over the phone with us here? I was all alone. I began to think every moment Id shared with my nemesis, water. My pool in my backyard: pointless. My trips to Hawaii every summer: painful. My daily shower routine: impossible. Knowing that your body is rejecting a natural mineral is terrifying. What next? That was all I could think about. For now, its baby steps. Its not breaking down as if I was an unfixable machine. Its not telling myself Im abnormal or a freak. Its not telling myself that Im never going to change. Its the simple gesture of telling myself, breathe....
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course ENGL 261 at USC.
- English Literature