Slinky Whippet M.D

Medical Mystery

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Apologies…

Just wanted to apologise for my lack of presence on Tumblr of late. I do have a couple of valid excuses though -
a) I’m going through a horrible medication regime change atm and it’s been really difficult both physically and mentally, and b) I’m just getting over a delightful case of Pneumonia - granted it is just ‘Walking Pneumonia’ but anyone with complex medical issues (especially those like me who are also immunocompromised) will know that even ‘mild’ conditions cause havoc in our ‘interesting’ bodies.
I’m slowly getting back on my feet (though the medication changes will take months to complete I’m over the worst hurdle.„I hope! ) and so I hope to get back into posting regularly and sharing medical based bumf with you lovely lot!
Slinky x

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" It is now widely accepted that the Work Capability Assessment is deeply flawed and is causing harm to many vulnerable people.

Countless articles and reports have been written, statistics quoted, consultations, debates and discussions held, all to no avail. The WCA continues. 

The People’s Review is presented in order to show the reality of going through the Work Capability Assessment for those who are living with sickness and disability every day. In their own words.   

Real people, real experiences, real illnesses and disabilities. And very real and serious consequences. 

This Review is dedicated to all those who are suffering, have suffered and those who have died whilst going through this inhumane process.”

Click image to download a full copy of The People’s Review of the Work Capability Assessment.

" It is now widely accepted that the Work Capability Assessment is deeply flawed and is causing harm to many vulnerable people.

Countless articles and reports have been written, statistics quoted, consultations, debates and discussions held, all to no avail. The WCA continues.

The People’s Review is presented in order to show the reality of going through the Work Capability Assessment for those who are living with sickness and disability every day. In their own words.

Real people, real experiences, real illnesses and disabilities. And very real and serious consequences.

This Review is dedicated to all those who are suffering, have suffered and those who have died whilst going through this inhumane process.”


Click image to download a full copy of The People’s Review of the Work Capability Assessment.

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aspiringdoctors:

Moral support from the kittens while I review for gross exam today.
After 5pm, I never want to hear glosso-, pharyngo-, laryngo-, palato-, myo-, hyo-, or thyro- ANYTHING ever again.
Or about the trigeminal nerve. Fuck that guy. 

OP- Your Moral Support Kittehs are very cute, my very own Moral Support Kitteh tends to fall asleep on or next to me when I need her too - I think they offer help by osmosis ;) 
Btw if you do find a way to really stick it to Mr Trigeminal Nerve, please let me know your secret as I have an ongoing dispute with him on a daily basis - he’s a nasty little fucker when agitated….and he gets pissy on a regular basis with me >:(
Good luck in your exam,
Slinky

aspiringdoctors:

Moral support from the kittens while I review for gross exam today.

After 5pm, I never want to hear glosso-, pharyngo-, laryngo-, palato-, myo-, hyo-, or thyro- ANYTHING ever again.

Or about the trigeminal nerve. Fuck that guy.

OP- Your Moral Support Kittehs are very cute, my very own Moral Support Kitteh tends to fall asleep on or next to me when I need her too - I think they offer help by osmosis ;) Btw if you do find a way to really stick it to Mr Trigeminal Nerve, please let me know your secret as I have an ongoing dispute with him on a daily basis - he’s a nasty little fucker when agitated….and he gets pissy on a regular basis with me >:( Good luck in your exam, Slinky

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