Reblog this if a medical professional has ever treated you like shit or fucked up your diagnosis or was just generally wrong.
(And feel free to share, if you’d like.)
Ha! Where would I even begin on this one? Between diagnoses never followed up (my hypermobility was picked up at the age of three but never treated in any way whatsoever until after it was too late and it has already made me permanently mobility impaired), wrong diagnoses (I do not have Aspergers thank you very much - oh, that one was never followed up either), being told I was making things up (how exactly does one fake x-ray results?), notes being lost (too many times to count now), people playing pass the patient (nine months to diagnose a partially dislocated knee as an example) medication mix-ups (seratonin syndrome is not fun) and just generally trying to deal with my mostly terrible luck with the NHS…
I think I can safely say that without medical professionals fucking things up I would still be physically fit and well and would have received treatment for my depression at least a decade before I did.
(Don’t get me wrong though. I have had and still do have some fantastic people help me through things and treat me in general. But the fact remains I would likely not have needed these wonderful people’s help as much or for as long as I do/did.)
SailorPuff Girls by NikHolmes is available today only! Get it now at TeeFury.com!
This t-shirt design makes me wish I was a bigger fan of Sailor Moon. Still, SEM! I wonder if this is something you’d like.
Above: Our female ragdoll cat Ceefer watching the new arrival. A slightly odd day as she’s in the living room yet not sitting on either the windowsill or somebody’s lap.
Below: Said arrival, a ginger longhair tom cat that was a stray living in our back garden because mum fed him which has now moved into the house. Like Ceefer, he’s soft as muck and very talkative. We’re either calling him Ginge, Simba or Mo depending on whether mum, dad or I win the debate.
New Hat! (Well, technically two) This time it’s Minions from Despicable Me - a child size version (top) and an adult sized version (bottom). Bizarrely, she’s not actually watched the film yet although my dad and I shall be remedying that this weekend.
As always, if you’re interested in maybe having an awesome hat my mum is still taking commissions and details of how to inquire are here.
Ive just seen your hats and I love them! you are amazing. you dont sell your patterns for private use do you?
My mum says thanks and she’s really happy with the compliments about the hats she makes.
With regards to patterns - she doesn’t actually use patterns to make these…
My newest hat courtesy of my mum’s witchcraft and my dad’s modelling. I gave her a Gyarados picture to make as a challenge and I think she rose to the occasion magnificently.
If you’re interested in maybe having an awesome hat my mum is still taking commissions and details of how to inquire are here:
I’m 22, in so much pain, and I want to believe I’m not alone.
I’m 27 now and got diagnosed with ‘Benign’ Joint Hypermobility Syndrome when I was 19 after it had already started causing me problems. 2 slipped discs, many dislocations and hourly (if not more) subluxations along with constant joint pain later and I can no longer remember what it’s like to be pain-free.
40 minute pencil sketch of a webcam photo of myself. Done as part of some mirror-work psychological therapy. I was assigned this as homework as I have this weird thing where sort of because I’ve spent so much time over the years either reading or daydreaming I don’t have a self-image that actually looks like me. As in, I can look in a mirror or at a photo and it takes a second for it to click that it’s me.
At first I couldn’t really recognise myself in either the photo or the picture but the more I do look at it the more I can see me.
Any critiques are gladly welcome and encouraged.
Diatoms! My lovely little glass plants things! I’m rejoining the Micropalaentological Society and I kind of forgot just how much I loved looking at these things. Anyway, in a sort of celebration of the big meeting the society is having in Texel, Netherlands later this year I’ll show you some I found from there.
Top: Actinoptychus senarius (radiation symbol)
Middle: Amphora lybica (banana) and Diploneis interrupta (peanut)
Bottom: Diploneis sp. (another peanut) and Raphoneis amphiceros (lemon)
The whole project these were involved with was fairly interesting. My supervisor found a single lump of clay (around 30x30x20) a fair way up a huge sandy beach in Texel. She took it back with us to Cardiff and for my 2nd year scientific poster project I was asked to discover where the clay lump had come from using what biological indicators I could find in it. I got a surprising amount of very well preserved diatoms considering clay isn’t usually considered a good preservation environment for silicious fossils like diatoms. Identifying them was an interesting experience as I’d not had much experience with looking at specific diatom species at the time and I end up basically having the university library’s copy of Identifying Marine Phytoplankton by C.R. Tomas for most of the academic year. I loved dealing with the things even though most useful in the end were the little (below 2cm long) snail shell I found during a sieving process on another sample.
Turns out the clay came from… well, I never managed to identify an exact area due to lack of time and the constraints of the project size but I managed to narrow it down to an intertidal area most likely to the south-east of the beach where the clay lump was found. Anti-climactic I know, sorry.
Showing off what my mum has been doing since her retirement. Knitting hats of as many different and weird kinds that me and my dad (seen as models here) can think of. She is also doing commissions now so, if you’re vaguely interested in having an animal sitting on or eating your head or a pop culture icon doing the same, give me a message here on tumblr or e-mail me and I’ll see what she can do regarding stuff like style (whether you want gloves attached for example), size (adult, child or baby), postage stuff (yes, international is fine) and price (mainly based on wool used and complexity so shark was £15 and dragon and Magikarp were £20 not including any postage and packing). There are plenty of other designs she’s done too (like dogs, badgers, pandas) and is fairly happy to attempt anything given a decent reference (she’s doing me a Gyarados hat/scarf now).
Commissions are on a first-come, first served basis at the moment so how long these things take to make (so far a week each on average) will be based on how many people ask for them at the moment.
So, message me at wierdcitysights or e-mail me at email@example.com and get a fantastically weird hat!
I’ve been terrible/busy but I did actually get my package from weirdcitysights! It includes rad squid hat, the first disk of Paranoia Agent so maybe I can finally watch it, and a sweet Hellboy card with an Opabinia they drew inside! It’s awesome. I am working on their gifts stilllll I have been so busy with a million things but I will finish them. Yes.
So glad your Christmas present came through - I admit I kind of wanted to keep the Obapinia when I’d finished it though. I did get your cards through in time for the 25th - I loved the Edward Gorey card (which is now pinned to my wall) and the Cthulhu one was awesome too.
The hat was actually my mum’s doing. Despite me having a brown octopus and a shark hat too she didn’t believe anybody would actually like the animal hat stuff let alone wear them (I never leave the house without one on my head at the moment). Hopefully it’ll help keep you warm in your awful freezing cold weather. If you know anybody who wants something like it just poke them towards my tumblr as I’ve made a post about it since she’s running out of stuff to do and wants more commissions.
Tell me what Paranoia Agent is like when you watch it and I’ll keep an eye out for any more of the DVDs.
Finally finished a proper painting! Deep Sea Monsters for my dad for Christmas. Honestly really happy with how it turned out actually.
The other day (December 8th) this girl and I were discussing Christmas decor and she said she didn’t have her tree up and I was like WHAT WHY and she said it was too early
THE 8TH OF DECEMBER IS TOO EARLY ARE YOU FREAKING…
And then we have my family. We don’t do Christmas - no lights, no tree, no decorations. There’s barely presents and a good deal of the time they’re given before hand or at least you know what they are before hand. No wrapping though. There used to be loads of cards when my mum was a teacher and she’d get them from her pupils but I’m going to win the game of most cards this year with the three I have already and whatever comes afterwards too (family cards don’t count in this race). Honestly, if Christmas falls on a Sunday you can’t tell the difference from the meal either. Probably has a little to do with the complete disinterest in religion too.
Am I that weird or does anyone else not do Christmas (for non-religious reasons) too?