Hospital Visits + ‘White’ Privilege(?)


I’m allergic to avocados. As a matter of fact, I’m allergic to most fruits. However, as my diet here is super limited, I’ve learned to concoct a mixture of allergy medicine to control my reactions.

Vegetables here are limited to cabbage, potatoes, (wrinkly) bell papers, and tomatoes, while fruits here have a bit more variety. Depending on the season, we’ll have apples, pears, bananas, clementine, and, you guessed it! Avocados!

So. I eat avocados here sometimes. Apparently, there’s a method to the madness of pitting avocados. I was not aware of said method and have consistently butchered many an avocado during my time here.

Last weekend, my attempt ended with a sharp paring knife halfway through a part of my palm, followed by a strange delirium that I’ve never experienced before.

Even though, in theory, I know basic first aid (pressure on wound, disinfection, etc), after I realized how deep…

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