louise09:

So I have been seeing and reading a lot of posts about the lack of tact used by people when it relates to illness and I’m bored & can’t sleep so I shall post about it

There is a massive lack of empathy or help in place for the aptly named “invisible illnesses” - things such as depression, arthritis, fibromyalgia etc, there are a lot of people in the world who think that just because you cannot see symptoms then the illness is not there. Which as anyone who has been touched by these illnesses will know very well how untrue that can be.

The thing is that it doesn’t just relate to people with illnesses that you can’t see, as you can see from the above I have the biggest scar on my leg - but I love it because it is part of MY leg, which I got to keep due to that scar. I had no hair, no eyebrows or lashes, no energy to move, basically lived in the hospital and gained a shit tonne of weight from steroids….

Yet people still find the need to walk right up to my car to check I have a disabled sticker then hang around to watch me to “check” that I’m genuinely disabled & not just using my grandmas sticker - other choice phrases

- “you need to remember how lucky you are, you could have died”
- “you only had low grade bone cancer”
- “maybe if you had been more in shape you wouldn’t have gotten sick”
- “I wonder if you got cancer from sleeping with your phone next to your bed”
- “if you were vegan you wouldn’t have gotten sick”

I appreciate that there are some people who just have zero understanding of any type of illness. But there are some people who just say things to hurt you or to make you feel guilty. Do people think that we don’t know how lucky we are? Do they not know how guilty I feel when I hear about a friend relapsing or passing away? Do they know how insulting it is to put down 4 surgeries and a years worth of an aggressive mix of 5 different chemo drugs into three words “low grade cancer”

I fought for my life and I fought fucking hard. Through the amazing work of my medical team and through sheer stubbornness I held myself in a manner that I am proud of. I did not let my disease define me & I am getting better

If you don’t know - don’t say shit. If you know part of someone’s story, still don’t say shit. Be helpful, loving, supportive and kind - but don’t remind us that we are “lucky”

Because I can tell you from first hand experience, the person who best knows about being lucky is the person who stared death in the face, gave him the finger and told him ‘not today you fucker’

***steps off soapbox***

I swear the universe knew I made this post!!

I walked into my plastic surgery, man taps his wife, points at my leg and says “look at that girls leg - it is horrific!”

Felt like telling him his face will be horrific after I kick him with my bionic leg

Ugh

So I have been seeing and reading a lot of posts about the lack of tact used by people when it relates to illness and I’m bored & can’t sleep so I shall post about it

There is a massive lack of empathy or help in place for the aptly named “invisible illnesses” - things such as depression, arthritis, fibromyalgia etc, there are a lot of people in the world who think that just because you cannot see symptoms then the illness is not there. Which as anyone who has been touched by these illnesses will know very well how untrue that can be.

The thing is that it doesn’t just relate to people with illnesses that you can’t see, as you can see from the above I have the biggest scar on my leg - but I love it because it is part of MY leg, which I got to keep due to that scar. I had no hair, no eyebrows or lashes, no energy to move, basically lived in the hospital and gained a shit tonne of weight from steroids….

Yet people still find the need to walk right up to my car to check I have a disabled sticker then hang around to watch me to “check” that I’m genuinely disabled & not just using my grandmas sticker - other choice phrases

- “you need to remember how lucky you are, you could have died”
- “you only had low grade bone cancer”
- “maybe if you had been more in shape you wouldn’t have gotten sick”
- “I wonder if you got cancer from sleeping with your phone next to your bed”
- “if you were vegan you wouldn’t have gotten sick”

I appreciate that there are some people who just have zero understanding of any type of illness. But there are some people who just say things to hurt you or to make you feel guilty. Do people think that we don’t know how lucky we are? Do they not know how guilty I feel when I hear about a friend relapsing or passing away? Do they know how insulting it is to put down 4 surgeries and a years worth of an aggressive mix of 5 different chemo drugs into three words “low grade cancer”

I fought for my life and I fought fucking hard. Through the amazing work of my medical team and through sheer stubbornness I held myself in a manner that I am proud of. I did not let my disease define me & I am getting better

If you don’t know - don’t say shit. If you know part of someone’s story, still don’t say shit. Be helpful, loving, supportive and kind - but don’t remind us that we are “lucky”

Because I can tell you from first hand experience, the person who best knows about being lucky is the person who stared death in the face, gave him the finger and told him ‘not today you fucker’

***steps off soapbox***

I Don't Need an Ice Bucket Challenge. Just Awareness.

constable-ryan:

Why is my immune system fucked up?

MCTD.

MCTD stands for Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, and it is an autoimmune “overlap” disease. You may have heard through the show House, or various medical shows, Dr. Oz, etc. about diseases such as Lupus, Scleroderma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Polymyositis….

(Source: memewhore, via workout-riot)

louise09:

My beautiful sisters hens night!

My beautiful sisters hens night!

missanthropyy:

sellmysoulforrocknroll:

4gifs:

Puppy growing up, no hesitation on the second jump. [video]

Awww oh God sooo cute

MY HEART

missanthropyy:

sellmysoulforrocknroll:

4gifs:

Puppy growing up, no hesitation on the second jump. [video]

Awww oh God sooo cute

MY HEART

(Source: ForGIFs.com, via karinashappiness)

love-health-workout:

It burns a lot of calories. Believe it or not, if you have an average weight you’ll burn up to 600 calories per hour!
It relieves stress. Listen to music, bike in the forests, or just go wherever you like to go. Exercise relieves stress! Get all zen on your bike!
Get toned legs. Of course, biking is a good cardio exercise, but you will absolutely feel your legs when you go for a bike ride! And biking is a lot better for your knees and joints.
Explore your neighbourhood. You can go anywhere on your bike. Go to places you can’t go with a car, or  that are too far away to walk to. Just have fun finding a nice biking route!
It boosts creativity. You’ll think more deepy when you exercise. So if you don’t know what to do for a certain project, job or whatever it might be, jump on the bike and maybe you’ll find the perfect solution! 
It increases your flexibility. Don’t forget to stretch before you go biking. You’ll get more flexible every day!
Beat illness! Regular exercise is even better than eating healthy. It is even proven that people who exercise regularly are 50% less sick than the people who sit all day.
Save the planet. Twenty bicycles can be parked in the same space as one car. It takes about 5% of the materials and energy used to make a car to build a bike, and a bike produces zero air pollution.

love-health-workout:

  • It burns a lot of calories. Believe it or not, if you have an average weight you’ll burn up to 600 calories per hour!
  • It relieves stress. Listen to music, bike in the forests, or just go wherever you like to go. Exercise relieves stress! Get all zen on your bike!
  • Get toned legs. Of course, biking is a good cardio exercise, but you will absolutely feel your legs when you go for a bike ride! And biking is a lot better for your knees and joints.
  • Explore your neighbourhood. You can go anywhere on your bike. Go to places you can’t go with a car, or  that are too far away to walk to. Just have fun finding a nice biking route!
  • It boosts creativity. You’ll think more deepy when you exercise. So if you don’t know what to do for a certain project, job or whatever it might be, jump on the bike and maybe you’ll find the perfect solution! 
  • It increases your flexibility. Don’t forget to stretch before you go biking. You’ll get more flexible every day!
  • Beat illness! Regular exercise is even better than eating healthy. It is even proven that people who exercise regularly are 50% less sick than the people who sit all day.
  • Save the planet. Twenty bicycles can be parked in the same space as one car. It takes about 5% of the materials and energy used to make a car to build a bike, and a bike produces zero air pollution.

(via healthytohappiness)