1. So my entire left ribcage is hurting like hell. I guess it’s because the doctors wanted to know how flexible my ribs really are. Their reaction: wow that’s so absurd they are just loose.

    But I’m unable to sleep because of the pain, which made me have a big dermatillomania attack and I’m scared to find out what my skin looks like tomorrow.

  2. shawnnarie:

heartfilledminds:

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

This is why is still buy honey. Local traded, biological, as bee-friendly as it gets honey

You should ask the beekeepers if they supplement their bees diet with sugar - many of them do so you will be contributing the same. I personally use maple syrup or agave for most things but I do keep some honey around (though most of it is for Kaos)

Yep, that’s a good thing to add:) I did check that:) And agave syrup is neat too, but the honey helps with my allergies :D

    shawnnarie:

    heartfilledminds:

    meloromantics:

    appropriately-inappropriate:

    audreyvhorne:

    sttinkerbelle:

    vmpolung:

    knowledgeandlove:

    Photo source

    Fact check source

    #and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

    That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

    This is why honey is not vegan.

    The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.

    The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.

    Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.

    It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

    literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

    This is why is still buy honey. Local traded, biological, as bee-friendly as it gets honey

    You should ask the beekeepers if they supplement their bees diet with sugar - many of them do so you will be contributing the same. I personally use maple syrup or agave for most things but I do keep some honey around (though most of it is for Kaos)

    Yep, that’s a good thing to add:) I did check that:) And agave syrup is neat too, but the honey helps with my allergies :D

    Reblogged from: shawnnarie
  3. wannabe1987:

    Can someone point me to a basic ‘what is’ ehlers-danlos syndrome?  Someone at church has it and I have a feeling that the person who writes the prayer line email doesn’t exactly understand what EDS is….I’ve got a basic understanding, but i don’t think it’s enough for a good ‘guide’ to EDS.  thanks!

    i have EDS so ask away:)

    Reblogged from: wannabe1987
  4. ehlersdanloszebra:

EHLERS DANLOS ZEBRA
TOP: BETTER MED SUGGESTIONS FROM EDS FRIENDS
BOTTOM: THAN FROM DOCTORS

    ehlersdanloszebra:

    EHLERS DANLOS ZEBRA

    TOP: BETTER MED SUGGESTIONS FROM EDS FRIENDS

    BOTTOM: THAN FROM DOCTORS

    Reblogged from: ehlersdanloszebra
  5. shawnnarie:

    i-am-lost-in-the-tide:

    agirlcalledcaptain:

    heartfilledminds:

    theiredepartment:

    So, for all your other EDS type III/hypermobility folks out there:
    anybody else manage to “floss out” actual chunks of gum tissue when you floss too vigorously?

    eta: nope, not gingivitis or other dental issues. just wondering if this is an EDS thing and the medical literature is not always terribly specific

    Yep

    I’m not type 3 but YES.

    Sometimes, but I bleed like crazy when I even brush my teeth and my gums are healthy.

    Yea the dentist thinks it’s really gross. I don’t let any of the dentist nurse ppl touch my teeth anymore cause they end up making my mouth so bloody just like flossing and doing basic cleaning stuff.
    My dentist keeps telling me my teeth will become less sensitive…

    Hi lovely zebras,

    I have some great tips for you all so please listen:)

    I use this toothpaste daily:

    http://www.dentaid.com/en/perio-aid/perio-aid-treatment-gel-toothpaste/id50

    Basically it’s toothpaste with chlorhexidine in it, which is an antiseptic. My gum problems have decreased drastically since I’ve started using it.

    Next to that, there are always days when I am too tired to brush my teeth and this is when is use my nifty mouthwash:)

    http://www.dentaid.com/en/perio-aid/perio-aid-treatment-mouthwash/id49

    Reblogged from: shawnnarie
  6. I’m used to it
    The saddest thing you can hear someone say.  (via tibumayfire)
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  7. So I actually scared the crap out of an old lady in my fitness group (everyone else in my group is 60+) by relocating both of my shoulders at the same time. It made a really really loud crack and the woman just looked so startled. I felt a little sorry for her.

  8. 
Naked embrace is such a beautiful thing I love the feeling of her body as I cuddle her against me, and you know she’s a little colder than usual, so you hold her even tighter. This is pure intimacy.

I need a naked hug right now. Huggles:D

    Naked embrace is such a beautiful thing
    I love the feeling of her body as I cuddle her against me, and you know she’s a little colder than usual, so you hold her even tighter.
    This is pure intimacy.

    I need a naked hug right now. Huggles:D

    Reblogged from: fogblogger
  9. meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

Photo source
Fact check source

#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

This is why is still buy honey. Local traded, biological, as bee-friendly as it gets honey

    meloromantics:

    appropriately-inappropriate:

    audreyvhorne:

    sttinkerbelle:

    vmpolung:

    knowledgeandlove:

    Photo source

    Fact check source

    #and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

    That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

    This is why honey is not vegan.

    The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.

    The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.

    Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.

    It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

    literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

    This is why is still buy honey. Local traded, biological, as bee-friendly as it gets honey

  10. my-zebra-world:

    So I could go out at lunch today, my friend carried my bag all the way to the park and all the way back. She has no idea how much it helps and I am so thankful.

    I’ve been put on an antidepressant (amitriptyline) to help with the nerve pain caused by several trapped nerves in my neck. I can’t wait to see if it works!

    Ami gave me blue pee, so if it happens to you, don’t worry:)

    Reblogged from: my-zebra-world
  11. dailylifewithchronicillness:

    I WAS ACCEPTED INTO THE GENETICS CLINIC. I WILL HAVE AN APPT TO SEE A GENETICIST IN EITHER NOVEMBER OR FEBRUARY. I’m so ready to get tested for ehlers-danlos!

    That is just awesome news:)

    Reblogged from: my-zebra-world
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  13. theiredepartment:

    So, for all your other EDS type III/hypermobility folks out there:
    anybody else manage to “floss out” actual chunks of gum tissue when you floss too vigorously?

    eta: nope, not gingivitis or other dental issues. just wondering if this is an EDS thing and the medical literature is not always terribly specific

    Yep

    Reblogged from: theiredepartment
  14. constantine-spiritworker:

apersnicketylemon:

chickenslayer99:

This is killing a human life.

At 23 weeks chances are good that this fetus is being removed because it is:
a) Already deadb) Suffering abnormalities such as it developed no brain, or had a serious genetic condition that would kill it quickly. c) Was actively dying (not dead yet but would be within a few days, 100% guarunteed, 0 chance of saving it)d) Was actively killing the pregnant person.
Late term abortions, as shown here, make up only 1.5% of all abortions. The above four reasons are the only reasons such procedures are performed. Almost every abortion performed after 20 weeks is done on a wanted pregnancy. So you know what that means? You’re calling people who miscarried murderers. You just implied people who had a miscarriage or would have died murderers. How dare you call yourself pro life for that.
Now for the fun fact: They used to use a different procedure for these abortions in which they removed the fetus intact and allowed these people to grieve for the intact fetus, have pictures, etc. Pro lifers decided people losing a wanted pregnancy should not be allowed to grieve an intact fetus and we were left with this.
Congrats. Your movement is the reason they use this one now when people lose a wanted pregnancy late into the pregnancy. Your movement is intentionally making it harder for people to recover from the lose of a much wanted pregnancy. It’s your movement who left grieving people with this instead of allowing them something easier to deal with, something that would let them hold their deceased fetus.
Congrats. If you think you were ‘saving’ something think again. You’re hurting born people. You’re hurting people who lose a wanted pregnancy by shaming this abortion procedure. And you’re movement is the reason this is procedure doctors are forced to use now. You’re probably an awful and mean person to tell people losing a wanted pregnancy that they’re killers.

some places actually allow you the option of doing the D&E in which you are knocked out or given something so you don’t remember the procedure, or you can induce labor and be awake and get to see/touch/hold it. It just depends on the facilities.

    constantine-spiritworker:

    apersnicketylemon:

    chickenslayer99:

    This is killing a human life.

    At 23 weeks chances are good that this fetus is being removed because it is:

    a) Already dead
    b) Suffering abnormalities such as it developed no brain, or had a serious genetic condition that would kill it quickly.
    c) Was actively dying (not dead yet but would be within a few days, 100% guarunteed, 0 chance of saving it)
    d) Was actively killing the pregnant person.

    Late term abortions, as shown here, make up only 1.5% of all abortions. The above four reasons are the only reasons such procedures are performed. Almost every abortion performed after 20 weeks is done on a wanted pregnancy. So you know what that means? You’re calling people who miscarried murderers. You just implied people who had a miscarriage or would have died murderers. How dare you call yourself pro life for that.

    Now for the fun fact: They used to use a different procedure for these abortions in which they removed the fetus intact and allowed these people to grieve for the intact fetus, have pictures, etc. Pro lifers decided people losing a wanted pregnancy should not be allowed to grieve an intact fetus and we were left with this.

    Congrats. Your movement is the reason they use this one now when people lose a wanted pregnancy late into the pregnancy. Your movement is intentionally making it harder for people to recover from the lose of a much wanted pregnancy. It’s your movement who left grieving people with this instead of allowing them something easier to deal with, something that would let them hold their deceased fetus.

    Congrats. If you think you were ‘saving’ something think again. You’re hurting born people. You’re hurting people who lose a wanted pregnancy by shaming this abortion procedure. And you’re movement is the reason this is procedure doctors are forced to use now. You’re probably an awful and mean person to tell people losing a wanted pregnancy that they’re killers.

    some places actually allow you the option of doing the D&E in which you are knocked out or given something so you don’t remember the procedure, or you can induce labor and be awake and get to see/touch/hold it. It just depends on the facilities.

    Reblogged from: shawnnarie
  15. chronic-diary:

    That there was a place you could go to that would test for everything on the spot. Let’s call it a diagnostics center…You go in, tell them your symptoms, and they run every test known to man in one place. Bloodwork, CT scans, MRI’s Xrays, etc…a one stop shop. No more 10 doctor visits for 10 tests in different locations!!!

    Reblogged from: chronicallyerin
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