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Aug20

stimmyabby:

people complain about people “faking disabilities”
you know what happens way more often than people faking disabilities?
people pretending not to be disabled so they won’t get treated like shit

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Aug19

little about the united states healthcare overpricing is more individually frustrating to me than the fact that they often charge $100-$200 to give you a CD of your own imaging if you end up needing more than whatever they designate is the number they feel it’s appropriate to give you, which is usually one and sometimes two CDs if your lucky.

my neurosurgeons keep stealing my imaging i might apply to TCI again but i need Dr. Long to give me my imaging back first *sigh* there should be a limit on the pricing though like there's no way it costs you near that much for anything like how they can't deny you paper medical records but they can charge you a small legal max amount per page which is also ridiculous but like at least most people can afford 15 cents a page i get 2-3 imaging tests a year and i can't afford to buy them all

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Aug18

chronicillnessmemes:

chronicillnessproblems:

Instead of Dairy Queen I want to make a Non-Dairy Queen and have all the same stuff but completely dairy free for lactose intolerances, dairy allergies, and vegans. 

(Plus you could totally probably do that with parody laws, yeah? That’s actually a thing, right?)

Would you put a franchise up on Spoonie Island? (Once Spoonie Island exists anyway.)

Absolutely! And we’ll have room service delivery for people who can’t get out that day, and online allergen menus. (and gluten free, egg free, nut free etc. options with strict no cross contamination policies.)

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Aug18

Instead of Dairy Queen I want to make a Non-Dairy Queen and have all the same stuff but completely dairy free for lactose intolerances, dairy allergies, and vegans. 

(Plus you could totally probably do that with parody laws, yeah? That’s actually a thing, right?)

lactose intolerance dairy allergies vegan

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Aug18

chronic-cuteness said: I miss Tucson! I hope you like the area. I don’t have any information on doctors there, though.

I’m so excited to live there! I only visited for a little over 24 hours when I was looking at schools, but the area’s just beautiful and everyone I met was awesome. Plus, Arizona weather! 

chronic-cuteness

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Aug17

tcfkag answered: Do you have a specialist in the area? Get a rec from them? That’s usually a good strategy.

I don’t :/ I’m moving there for college from Maryland, and none of my doctors here have any idea about doctors out there.

tcfkag thank you though!!

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Aug17

Does anyone know of any good primary care doctors in Tucson?

I don’t need one that’s actually heard of my conditions, (though one that has heard of ehlers-danlos would be nice) but one that is generally knowledgeable and not dismissive of chronic illness is all I’m looking for. 

I was thinking I might have a bit of time to find one and just deal with shitty campus health center for a bit but… somewhat scary GI things happened tonight so I’m starting to think I should find one ASAP before I end up having my only option be urgent care if this happens again/gets worse.

chronic illness tucson tucson az TMI warning in this tag: all the sudden blood in stools and black stools wtf body cause i've been on anti-inflammatories for like 4 years so i've been somewhat worried about ulcers and signs of them is not good ehlers danlos syndrome eds

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Aug17

Reminder to all the disabled kids going back to school ~

allismyells:

Your best is always, always enough — even if what “your best” is changes daily due to energy/spoon loss, etc!

Your health is important, please take care of yourselves. ❤

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Aug13

i love the last line i mean this image could be taken of so many of us tw: ableism ableism disability wheelchairs

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Aug9

I'm sure I've posted this before but it's so relevant also because insurance denied my wheelchair because exam shows that my legs 'work' (thanks)

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Aug4

why does every article i read recently about chronic illness include a quip about it making us stronger?

*grumbles* i guess it's all matter of opinion and maybe it helps people to think their chronic illness makes them stronger but i feel like it's more for the healthy people and i don't think it makes us stronger; certainly not me anyway yeah i can rattle off a medical textbook library's worth of information now but i'm not 'stronger' anyway idk ignore this post

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Aug4

articles eds chronic illness

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Aug4

articles Chronic illnes

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Aug4

foster-tails:

More in your daily snaps of Duke!

Duke (and I) would lovee for him to find his forever home before I have to move, (Aug 22nd) because then he has to move back to the shelter, or to another foster if they can find one for him. It’d be much better if he just got his forever home soon!

(THIS is the SPCA where he is.)

foster cats adoptable cats go adopt a cat! he's 6 year old; diabetic (well managed on insulin and DM cat food); good with other cats and with dogs; shy but warms up to people quickly oh also: he's in maryland but can be adopted anywhere in the country that can get him transported

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Aug3

bonita-n-chingona:

glowcloud:

lestrades-buzzcut:

glowcloud:

people who stigmatize self diagnosis dont seem to understand that diagnosing mental illness is not an exact science. essentially all u do to diagnose someone with a mental illness is look at a list of criteria and say “yup they fit these things.” spoiler alert: a lot of this is guesswork. the only difference between u doing this and a social worker/ psychiatrist/ etc doing it is access to institutional power. many people dont have financial access to medical services that would get them a diagnosis so… maybe…. shut up?

Except Psychiatrists and doctors have actual training making diagnosis way more accurate than some random teenager that read the symptoms off the internet?

i made this post because im in social work school learning how to give a diagnosis in a clinical setting and our training is basically “read the symptoms off the internet”

I’m a grad student in a master’s program in clinical mental health counseling and in the counseling field you’re pretty much told “Look at the DSM criteria list. Find the points that they fit the most. Give them a diagnosis for insurance purposes, but leave it open to change for the therapeutic process because there’s a high possibility that it is inaccurate.” We pretty much are asked to diagnose on the second or 7th (depending on the insurance company) session with knowing so little about the client; hence why there’s misdiagnosis and it’s more of a “Well, this seems to fit as of now but it might change” process than an accurate science.

Heck, I’ve seen licensed professional counselors and psychiatrists misdiagnose clients who have gone through severe physical and psychological traumas as Oppositional Defiants or Conduct Disorders because they’re not paying attention at school or obeying figures of authority and not bat an eyelash when called out because “it’s just a diagnosis”.

So assholes who oppose self-diagnosis need to shut the fuck up.

this is so important i mean for treatment reasons you should get a professional diagnosis if you can because meds/disability/accommodations/etc really need that for safety or legal reasons but for understanding your own brain? i'm not self diagnosed with mental illnesses anymore- but i knew i had anxiety before anyone told me 'officially' i'm pretty sure i have dyscalculia but i'm not going to spend money getting diagnosed since it won't help but reading about how to learn math with dyscalculia and understanding that i have it helps so SELF DIAGNOSES ARE IMPORTANT professionals don't have the TIME to figure out everything that's wrong with a patient and sometimes it's just hard to tell by listening no they're not official but that doesn't make them wrong (another psych major's imput on the subject)

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