All my spoons are in all the right places, if you know what I'm talkin' about...

 

What Those With Chronic Pain or Illness DO Want to Hear

There are a few of these I’m not super into…but most of them I do!  And I’m honestly realizing how lucky I am to currently have people in my life who really do actively listen and care.  People in my life now actually want to know what’s going on, and don’t make me feel guilty (or treat me like I’m a “flake” which is something I used to get called a lot).  

There are some amazing people in this world and I feel like I’ve met so many of them.

Just a little road rash to end my day. Nursing friends want to come over and dress this for me? I just debrided it and cried like a whimp (and totally pulled a bitch move by running it under cool water too soon).

Just a little road rash to end my day. Nursing friends want to come over and dress this for me? I just debrided it and cried like a whimp (and totally pulled a bitch move by running it under cool water too soon).

tutticoccinelle:

My body issues stem less from society’s standards of beauty (although that is still a piece of it) and more from the fact that, a few short years ago, I looked like a totally different person.

This happened to me too Jordan.  Gained over 40 pounds in less than a year.  But I finally, FINALLY, made it back down *almost* to where I started.  You can do this girl, I know that you can.  You deserve to be happy with your body.

before and after

I can lose respect for a doctor I once loved so quickly once I hear them pushing “palliative chemo” on a dying patient

For reference, palliative chemo means “enough chemo to give you awful side effects, without any hope of results”

Coupled with “I’m encouraging denial of your situation and am discouraging you from accepting your diagnosis, treating your pain aggressively, and enjoying your remaining time with your loved ones. Instead I’ll keep dangling the hope of recovery in front of you so that you forget to enjoy the last months of your life”

The abuse victim who never got herself out, admiring the one who did.  What Nora says to her here is what we all wish we could say to the ones who never got out.  

God I love this show.  

saidan <3

alphabreeomega:

One of the things I appreciate most about saidan coming to fruition is that they still retain the cute little quirks of their relationship that they’ve always had. It doesn’t get maudlin or corny and they aren’t suddenly doing this super serious love angst thing. It’s full of “I’m gonna bite you…

This is all my thoughts.

Six Word Stories 223

tutticoccinelle:

You break it, you bought it.

At the hospital, we have a similar saying in regards to patients who are combative/aggressive and frequently require one person getting stuck letting them kick, punch and bite them.

"you wake em, you take em. "

I&#8217;m addicted to ordering free stuff on the Internet. Seriously, if it&#8217;s free, I&#8217;ll take it. Glucometer kits? Bumper stickers for politicians I hate? Doesn&#8217;t matter.  Today&#8217;s free item, though, I&#8217;m genuinely excited for. I plan on sending these out to some seriously important people. #chronicallyawesome #becauseisaidiwould

I’m addicted to ordering free stuff on the Internet. Seriously, if it’s free, I’ll take it. Glucometer kits? Bumper stickers for politicians I hate? Doesn’t matter. Today’s free item, though, I’m genuinely excited for. I plan on sending these out to some seriously important people. #chronicallyawesome #becauseisaidiwould

Rituxan infusions : What to expect

This girl gave an excellent and not-so-scary step by step run through of the whole process for those who are intimidated to start their infusions.  I honestly really appreciate things like this, it helps me not let my imagination run away and invent scarier things.