I’m one of those people that loves dandelions. Always have.
Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are *always* male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.
And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world. —
re: feministing - for women, heart attacks look different
(Source: suicide-is-a-scary-thing, via itdoesntkillmeitmakesmetougher)
I have no idea how consistent I’ll be, just so you all know, but I am back for the moment at least!
I’m off the haldol (It caused some scary shit that is mostly cleared up now and wasn’t all in the paperwork they give you, I’ll go into more detail when I can get to my journal), and on Abilify.
Not sure it’s doing anything for me yet, what I’m feeling may just be the result of going off the haldol.
Side effects from the abilify have included nausea/vomiting, sleep problems (which are clearing up now) and restlessness.
If it works for my bipolar I can deal with it!
On the lupus front – not so good. I’ve got to get a rheumatologist again. Nothing new, just lots of pain from the weather, and a need for more aggressive treatment so it doesn’t get worse. In the same boat with fibro.
Endo – my ovary is waking back up from it’s 2 to 3 month nap due to the haldol (I didn’t ovulate while on it) and is making me hurt pretty badly.
Grief – here’s the big one. I’ve acheived peace most days. I’m still sad, I still miss her, I always will, but there is a calmness about it all..
Again.. how cool is my friends sister xD omg
The MI GOP had a comment form! Leave them vagina comments! -
The MI GOP banned Rep. Lisa Brown from speaking on the House floor after saying the word “vagina” in a debate about abortion. They think it’s okay to regulate women’s reproductive organs, but not okay to talk about them.
We are tweeting @MIHouseGOP with the word “vagina”, but if you don’t have a twitter or want to do more, you can! The link above leads to a GOP comment form, leave them some lovely vagina comments!
Also, the dude who thinks the word “vagina” is offensive, Michigan Rep Mike Callton, has an easy contact form. In case you want to leave any (VAGINA!) comments.
[NB: More people than just cis women have vaginas.]