Posts tagged illness
Posts tagged illness
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!
” 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.
Good old Web M.D :)
As an aside - I recently bought myself some of those Genie bras, and they are absolutely wonderful.
Especially when one deals with multiple illnesses, pain can really wear on a person. Knowing how to dress to help ease that pain is a huge help.
I do wear these some days but typically, as with all bras, they hug the two vertebrae from which my severe neuropathic pain stems from and can trigger an attack :( Not being able to wear a bra all the time is not fun when you have a set of 36 DD/Es but is preferable to being in excruciating pain and having to break out the morphine and Valium! I’m sure I’m gonna end up with nipples round my knees when I’m an oap lol, but living with the sheer multitude of issues I have I can only look so far into the future, I think many of you can empathize with this way of seeing the world. I would highly recommend for anyone without my specific thoracic spine issues to try these bras, and others like them, though be warned I have been stuck during the taking off process more than once ;) I wish I’d had these when I had my breast lumpectomy, would’ve made life a bit more comfortable. If you want to try these bras do check out discount sites such as Groupon, DiscountVouchers etc for some great deals on some good names, also if you’re in the UK I think good old JML do their own version too :-) Slinky x
I’m absolutely disgusted with Melanie Phillips and her bigoted, small minded and quite frankly reprehensible comments in her article about Disability in the Daily Mail. Here comes the start of the ‘If those disabled people can become Paralympians then why can’t the rest of you?’ along with the fact that she basically calls anyone who isn’t a paralympian or in full time work a lazy, worthless scrounger….oh and most of us are faking being to ill to work, apparently all we need is determination and then we will achieve ‘great things’ and will be back being ‘worthwhile’ members of society.
As much as the Paralympics are breaking down barriers and helping the general public revise their view of disability, the likes of this pathetic woman are building them back up and reinforcing them with lies and exaggerations which just go to demonise people like me!
I could write an entire thesis on this topic but I think I’ve made my point…for the moment ;)
My other half has the Man Flu.
Welcome to my world!
When people get ill I get perverse pleasure from them feeling like I do everyday of my life, just for a short time, but I am always glad when they get better as I wouldn’t wish my existence on anyone full time.
Link to Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy’s blog entry, (via BleuLotus19).
So true for anyone who lives life with a chronic condition.
It’s truly frustrating when chronic autoimmune diseases, especially Autoimmune Arthritis, are just kind of pushed aside. Terminal illness blog on tumblr? 10,000+ followers. Chronic illness blog? Why?
“…”Arthritis” Blog? Uh—why? What does Chronic Curve even mean?” is the reaction I get a lot,…