By a London Girl

A tale of knitting, food, interstitial cystitis and general angst, all homemade in the UK.

offisir:

do u ever just cum and it ain’t great and ur like “ok that one was super lame”

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Two doctor's appointments in two days

necklaceofthoughts:

Yesterday I went to the doctor for my migraine because Mum wanted me to, but she said exactly what I thought she would - wait and see, it will probably clear up soon. This makes me so annoyed, because I know how I feel and it doesn’t feel it will just go away on its own. So it looks like I’ll have…

:( hope your migraine gets better and you get some answers from the GP. 

They give antibiotics for IC because they’ve found that sometimes it can be caused by a very low-grade infection that won’t show up in the normal tests they run on the NHS to check for bacterial infection. It’s usually a bacteria that isn’t killed by the usual antibiotics they give for UTIs like trimethoprim etc. and, according to my consultant, only urology specialists are able to prescribe it. It’s helped lots of people but, like everything, isn’t always the answer. It didn’t help me but my mum’s friend had antibiotic treatment and has been symptom free for 5 years! :) 

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forgetpolitics:

contentkiller:

jawnsbejawnin:

postracialcomments:

Black Tumblr, Here yall go!!!

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The 13 likes are just as worrying..but yeah. Tumblr.. Have at it.

Oh damn this woman lives in my city, hope this makes it so she never works here again.

How fucking crazy is it that this person feels so confident and secure spewing this racist bullshit under own full name on a public forum?

asfadedasmyjeans:

forgetpolitics:

contentkiller:

jawnsbejawnin:

postracialcomments:

Black Tumblr, Here yall go!!!

webmaster@memorialhermann.org

The 13 likes are just as worrying..but yeah. Tumblr.. Have at it.

Oh damn this woman lives in my city, hope this makes it so she never works here again.

How fucking crazy is it that this person feels so confident and secure spewing this racist bullshit under own full name on a public forum?

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songofages:

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Wait wait….people seriously don’t spoon out the kiwi fruits delicious goodness? I didn’t know there was any other way to eat them?

How can you all be doing this wrong…surely these are the most logical ways to prepare those fruits?!?

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OH MY GOD!

So these are provisional marks but I GOT MY GRADES FOR MY FIRST YEAR OF MY NUTRITION MASTER AND:

Clinical case report - 80%
Portfolio - 84%
Clinical live exam - 100%

The exam grades have never changed before when they’ve been made official from the provisional ones so AHHHHHHH!

These are the highest exam grades I have ever managed! And, when paired with the results from my research methods module and the other essays we’ve done this year I’m on track for a 1:1!!!

(Also she said that last year no one got more than 64% for the clinical case report so WOOOOOP WOOOOP)

I think it’s just because the tension was non-existent so the weight of the wool made it excessively long! Haha. It was awesome though. Maybe I’ll make a super long scarf with tension this winter :) View high resolution

I think it’s just because the tension was non-existent so the weight of the wool made it excessively long! Haha. It was awesome though. Maybe I’ll make a super long scarf with tension this winter :)

30 Days of Knitting

Day 1: What was your first finished project?

I made a scarf. It was longer than I am tall (I’m 5ft3) and it was a glorious green and white that I made on size 10 needles. It was, however, woefully loose and had to be retired after a winter of use.

It was lovely and snugly though.

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saraquinnworld:

Don’t EVER tell me that I shouldn’t raise awareness for a disease because “It’s not that bad, there are worse diseases.” Don’t tell me “It’s just a stomach ache, it’s just joint pain.”

ALL diseases deserve awareness. They effect us all the same.

Whether it’s Cancer, asthma,…

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notthatkindofchronic:

byalondongirl:

lickmywaffle:

Has anyone else noticed that on tumblr, quite a few people with IC have one or more chronic illness? Also, my friend didn’t get IC until after she got Lyme disease. Another friend was diagnosed after she had a miscarriage and then an infection from her miscarriage not being…

Sometimes I wonder if I told people I have Painful Bladder Syndrome if they’d have more sympathy, simply because it says ‘pain’ in the title.

But yeah, I have some other things going on as well as the IC. Chronic inflammation isn’t going to stick to one area, and if it is an autoimmune trigger then you’re more likely to get other autoimmune disorders if you already have one…

I don’t think using PBS would garner you more sympathy. I find it to be rather patronizing. What if we called Cancer “: Ouchie tumor syndrome” because that’s really how it sounds to me. 

Hmm, you’re probably right. I don’t want more sympathy, I’m fine without it, just curious as to how people might react to a name that is less ‘medical latin words’ and, yeah, possibly more patronising for us.

The word ‘cancer’ is that it is already self-explanatory for most people, whereas saying interstitial cystitis usually just gets a confused ‘was that an actual word or are you making weird noises’ response. At least PBS does what it says on the tin and may require less explaining for someone that may be uncomfortable discussing their illness more than is necessary. It’s more useful if you’re trying to explain to, say, an employer what is wrong with you, it could perhaps lead to less invasive follow-up questioning from colleagues etc. My consultant actually diagnosed me with PBS but as all my own research had involved the term interstitial cystitis that’s the one I chose to use.

It’s all a bit of a moot point I guess :) each to their own!

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lickmywaffle:

Has anyone else noticed that on tumblr, quite a few people with IC have one or more chronic illness? Also, my friend didn’t get IC until after she got Lyme disease. Another friend was diagnosed after she had a miscarriage and then an infection from her miscarriage not being…

Sometimes I wonder if I told people I have Painful Bladder Syndrome if they’d have more sympathy, simply because it says ‘pain’ in the title.

But yeah, I have some other things going on as well as the IC. Chronic inflammation isn’t going to stick to one area, and if it is an autoimmune trigger then you’re more likely to get other autoimmune disorders if you already have one…

lipstickstainedlove:

beaky-peartree:

even white people are sick of white people’s bullshit

a truer text post there has never been

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Super happy update!*

ellieisacatlady:

I got two As at AS level!!! After the teachers telling me repeatedly that there was no way I would pass and being told that I have to choose between my health and my education I have proved those horrid people wrong. I taught myself everything for the exams and did my coursework at home and I got my As. I’m living proof that even with everyone against you, a debilitating illness and very little means you can do anything you want if you set your heart on it.

Massive congratulations! :D YAAAAAAY

can someone with a chronic illness who has had a series of really fucking shitty doctors appointments please like or reblog or reply to this so i don’t feel like i’m dying alone please?

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queerdisabledcircusfreak:

fibromyalgia-fairy:

Here for ya girlie

Hi. Yes. That is me.

Yes. This. Right now. So much. 
One of these days, I’m going to write out what happened with my neuro appt in the beginning of the summer and then what happened with my PCP. 

Yep. I can relate to this so much! I wish you a lot of strength! <3

I find it scary that nearly 500 of us have had horrible experiences with terrible doctors.

Chronic illness needs better support!!

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Aaaaand be calm

Our fridge-freezer is truly broken. At the moment we have a teeny tiny coolbox that’s our temporary fridge.

I am taking a new tact and refusing to let myself get riled up and stressed about this.

We notified the landlords on Saturday. Haven’t heard anything.

They took three months to fix our heating that broke in the middle of one of the worst winters we’ve had so I’m not holding my breath about the fridge. If it’s not fixed by the weekend we’ll go and get a little standalone fridge-freezer. They’re around £100 which is very inconvenient but we can sell it when the fridge is fixed or just take it with us when we leave in May.

At this rate we’ll have everything we need to furnish a flat, chests of drawers, telly, fridge, desk! At least the rental is cheaper for an empty flat ;)

I’m pleased that my mindful approach is working. It’s only been 15 minutes but still. I will not be riled.

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