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More than you ever wanted to know about what goes on in my life and my brain.

Ehlers-Danlos with a side of pregnancy

The new rib belt is helping a lot. I was starting to toss and turn all night from my ribs hurting laying on my side (no laying on your back after 20 weeks), and it seems to be taking care of that for now. My hips still hurt, but I only have to turn over once or twice a night due to that.

Trying to get the recommended 80-100g of protein a day that the Bradley method recommends to hopefully prevent premature rupture of membrane  (prom).

And finally interviewing doulas, which I had planned to do a month ago but got sick instead.  Although many are only on call after a certain number of weeks, I’m relieved to find it’s not a universal policy since preterm labor is also a risk. 

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Pregnancy update

The upper back pain is all from my ribs coming apart. Been trying to wear my rib belt more and plan to get a second one for the lower portion of my ribs.

Other than joint stuff I had a few days of very mild but constant heartburn.

Can’t wait to see the chiropractor tomorrow. 

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Pregnancy and Ehlers-Danlos

Since I did a lot of searching and only a little finding, I figured I should share my experience with being pregnant and having EDS.

I already had POTS, and so far (week 20), it’s been waaay better since getting pregnant. Probably due to the increased blood volume.

I started having some round ligament pain in week 6-7. It’s just started getting at bit worse around week 18-20.

Week 21 starts tomorrow and I’ve just started to have back pain yesterday and low back pain today. And I was holding my lower abdomen a lot, so probably time for a belt already even though my stomach isn’t very big yet.

I don’t have vascular EDS, we got the gene test to be sure. So far pre-term labor is the only risk the doctors have mentioned.

My joints are looser and so far I’m needing to see the chiropractor weekly (he uses a drop table, not adjustments – no crunching!) and he’s taught my husband a couple things to do at home that help. I can’t drive more than 5 minutes without joint/back pain, so needing a ride to every appointment has been the worst thing so far. Even walking messes up all my joints, so I’m having to stick to swimming. And grocery shopping I have to keep short and I still hurt by the end of it from walking.

I’m having new pregnancy migraines that a nap on my tempurpedic with a heat pad on my head seems to cure. Napping on other beds with the heat pad didn’t help, had to get some cranial sacral work done instead. Working on the muscle/ligaments that connect from the clavicle to the skull helps too. So I think these migraines are EDS related.

I’ll try to make more updates as things progress.

Normal pregnancy stuff: first trimester fatigue, increased sensitivity – so more contact dermatitis.

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isthisableism:</p><br />
<p>Washington Post: Grand jury rejects criminal charges in death of Robert Saylor, man with Down syndrome<br /><br />
Robert Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome, sat in a movie theatre after having watched a movie, acting as if he was going to sit through the movie again without buying another ticket.That prompted three police officers to kill him.Friday, a grand jury determined that no crime was committed, even though his death was ruled a homicide.</p><br />
<p>What?

isthisableism:

Washington Post: Grand jury rejects criminal charges in death of Robert Saylor, man with Down syndrome

Robert Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome, sat in a movie theatre after having watched a movie, acting as if he was going to sit through the movie again without buying another ticket.

That prompted three police officers to kill him.

Friday, a grand jury determined that no crime was committed, even though his death was ruled a homicide.

What?

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Live and let wear

Choice

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“We are here because we love the young folks, and we want them to know that there is an older generation of brothers and sisters of all colors, who are willing to put their bodies on the line so that justice can roll down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

Cornel West before being arrested at Ferguson. (viawhitecolonialism)

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soulrevision:</p>
<p>Cornel West asks, “will we be allowed to enter a PUBLIC building??” </p>
<p>Police respond by arresting him.</p>
<p>This is your America, folks.</p>
<p>#Ferguson #FergusonOctober #MoralMonday

soulrevision:

Cornel West asks, “will we be allowed to enter a PUBLIC building??”

Police respond by arresting him.

This is your America, folks.

#Ferguson #FergusonOctober #MoralMonday

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djphatrick:

A 13-Year-Old’s Slavery Analogy Raises Some Uncomfortable Truths in School

In a bold comparative analysis of TheNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Jada Williams, a 13-year old eighth grader at School #3 in Rochester, New York, asserted that in her experience, today’s education system is a modern-day version of slavery. According to the Fredrick Douglass Foundation of New York, the schools’ teachers and administrators were so offended by Williams’ essay that they began a campaign of harassmentkicking her out of class and trying to suspend her—that ultimately forced her parents to withdraw her from the school.

In her essay, which was written for a contest, Williams reflected on what Douglass heard his slave master, Mr. Auld, telling his wife after catching her teaching Douglass how to read. “If you teach that nigger (speaking of myself) how to read, there will be no keeping him,” Auld says. “It will forever unfit him to be a slave. He would at once become unmanageable, and of no value to his master.”

Williams wrote that overcrowded, poorly managed classrooms prevent real learning from happening and thus produces the same results as Mr. Auld’s outright ban. She wrote that her white teachers—the vast majority of Rochester students are black and Hispanic, but very few teachers are people of color—are in a “position of power to dictate what I can, cannot, and will learn, only desiring that I may get bored because of the inconsistency and the mismanagement of the classroom.”

Read more: Education – GOOD

truth.

I’m so freaking proud of this child.

“The conservative Frederick Douglass Foundation gave Williams a special award, saying that her essay ‘actually demonstrates that she understood the autobiography.’ They have also reached out to the school for an explanation of the 13-year-old’s treatment.”

She spoke truth to power.

Good job helping make her argument more solid by kicking her out of class and forcing her parents to take her out of school.

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axispowersshella:</p><br />
<p>auplaz:</p><br />
<p>Alright guys, this shit got me heated. <br /><br />
So today as I was getting ready for school, I get a call from my youngest sister’s elementary school clinic. My sister gets on the phone and tells me she is sitting out of class because her skirt is too short. “You need to bring me one that goes down to my knees, they said,” is what she told me.<br /><br />
Quick recap: My sister is eleven years old, in fifth grade, and has some mental and physical disabilities. She’s the tallest girl in her class. Also, the dress code states her skirt must be down to her fingertips, not her knees.<br /><br />
When I get there, I insisted I see her instead of just dropping her stuff off. I was not suprised to find her with a skirt obviously within the rules of the dress code. I asked her what class she was missing and she told me math. She’d been sitting out for atleast twenty or thirty minutes while she waited for me to come.<br /><br />
She only learns things at about a third of the pace as everyone else in her class. Even missing this short amount of time means missing a lot of information for her. Just to recap: she has to sit out of class because of the length of her skirt. She can’t even just sit in her classroom while she waits for me, because apparently that’s too distracting. To whom, you ask? I can’t really tell you. Are ten year old boys, fifth grade boys already old enough to be sexualizing her to the point that they were going so insane with horniness that they had to whisk her away until she could put on something ‘decent’. <br /><br />
So not only are the sexualizing a fifth grader, they are giving her different rules for the dress code based on her height and making her miss valuable class time. This bullshit needs to stop. Eleven goddamn years old and she’s already being taught her body isn’t her own anymore, that she’s being too provocative if she wears a skirt to the same standard as all the other short, skinny girls in her class just because she looks older.<br /><br />
As a P.S., I would like to point out that she is already bullied because of her disabilities. Pulling her out of class and making her change is even more of an embarrassment, and only leads to more teasing. </p><br />
<p>please signal boost this.<br /><br />

axispowersshella:

auplaz:

Alright guys, this shit got me heated.

So today as I was getting ready for school, I get a call from my youngest sister’s elementary school clinic. My sister gets on the phone and tells me she is sitting out of class because her skirt is too short. “You need to bring me one that goes down to my knees, they said,” is what she told me.

Quick recap: My sister is eleven years old, in fifth grade, and has some mental and physical disabilities. She’s the tallest girl in her class. Also, the dress code states her skirt must be down to her fingertips, not her knees.

When I get there, I insisted I see her instead of just dropping her stuff off. I was not suprised to find her with a skirt obviously within the rules of the dress code. I asked her what class she was missing and she told me math. She’d been sitting out for atleast twenty or thirty minutes while she waited for me to come.

She only learns things at about a third of the pace as everyone else in her class. Even missing this short amount of time means missing a lot of information for her. Just to recap: she has to sit out of class because of the length of her skirt. She can’t even just sit in her classroom while she waits for me, because apparently that’s too distracting. To whom, you ask? I can’t really tell you. Are ten year old boys, fifth grade boys already old enough to be sexualizing her to the point that they were going so insane with horniness that they had to whisk her away until she could put on something ‘decent’.

So not only are the sexualizing a fifth grader, they are giving her different rules for the dress code based on her height and making her miss valuable class time. This bullshit needs to stop. Eleven goddamn years old and she’s already being taught her body isn’t her own anymore, that she’s being too provocative if she wears a skirt to the same standard as all the other short, skinny girls in her class just because she looks older.

As a P.S., I would like to point out that she is already bullied because of her disabilities. Pulling her out of class and making her change is even more of an embarrassment, and only leads to more teasing.

please signal boost this.

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roachpatrol:</p>
<p>the-real-seebs:</p>
<p>kayinnasaki:</p>
<p>Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!<br />
It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…</p>
<p>That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.</p>
<p>"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”<br />
"Aha! We knew it!" <br />
“Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”<br />
"Wait, what?"<br />

roachpatrol:

the-real-seebs:

kayinnasaki:

Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!

It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…

That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.

“The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”

“Aha! We knew it!” 

Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”

“Wait, what?”

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