World Arthritis Day 2014
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Comment Policy as of August 2011
1. This is MY blog. It is not public space but personal space. I am not obligated to publish or keep any comment I deem misinformed, misplaced, missing the point or just plain, in my not-so-fucking-humble opinion, asinine.
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- “in Louisiana the poverty rate increased more than in most states over that time” January 25, 2015
- “a federal prosecutor who doesn’t give a fuck” January 22, 2015
- “because it’s Carnival time” January 16, 2015
- Ankylosing Spondylitis: Myths from Drugs.com January 8, 2015
- Rage is to writers what water is to fish. ~ Nikki Giovanni
2011 Ashley Award
A Note on Archives
A few problems with databases and corrupted files and near total loss of files means some links are broken and many images are just plain gone. It will take time to reconstruct post by post.
Links to nola.com older than a month or so are dead/broken links. Google search the listed title of the article and it should pop up. You can avoid nola.com's paid archives if you have access to a database through a university or public library.
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Bitches are aggressive, assertive, domineering, overbearing, strong-minded, spiteful, hostile, direct, blunt, candid, obnoxious, thick-skinned, hard-headed, vicious, dogmatic, competent, competitive, pushy, loud-mouthed, independent, stubborn, demanding, manipulative, egoistic, driven, achieving, overwhelming, threatening, scary, ambitious, tough, brassy, masculine, boisterous and turbulent. A Bitch takes shit from no one. You may not like her, but you cannot ignore her.
ATTRIBUTION: Joreen, U.S. feminist and author. From “The Bitch Manifesto,” originally published in Ms. magazine in 1969. As quoted in The Decade of Women, by Suzanne Levine and Harriet Lyons (1980).
Category Archives: About a Bitch
If your rheumatologist or GP spouts any of this nonsense, look for another doctor; if you have no other options, arm yourself with research and bring a friend to your appointment for moral support and backup. There are many doctors, … Continue reading
At one point yesterday, halfway through a sentence, handing over a bolt cutter, my Spidey sense went off—because of a mix up, I was alone in the house with 2 crews of working men, about 7-8 in all, 1 fairly well … Continue reading
You might wonder why the fuck you’d go to a site called “The G Bitch Spot,” or Bitch anything, to learn about ankylosing spondylitis/AS. So, why? Because I have it. Because I’ve read a good number of pages, blogs, pamphlets, … Continue reading
[Director] Lauren [Greenfield] doesn’t shy away from what is really going on in these womens’ [sic] lives. As viewers, we’re shown an insider’s perspective of what life is like at an in-patient clinic: the weigh-ins and vitals, the meals, the … Continue reading
Sometimes it’s the level of pain, sometimes the relentlessness—the 1585th or 1693rd day, the 10,000th month, that 23rd hour of the day–and sometimes it’s everything you’ve lost and the isolation and the lack of substantial pain management and quality of life. I … Continue reading
“increasingly hostile environment for chronic pain patients and the physicians who strive to treat them”
In the summer of 2012, the Finance Committee of the U.S. Senate announced that it was initiating an investigation of the financial connections between certain major pharmaceutical manufacturers of prescription pain medications and experts in pain medicine, organizations that issue … Continue reading
Kylie “Tee” Toponce. Why Marijuana Works Better Than Opiates to Control Pain. AlterNet, 5/9/14. “It started with a snowboarding accident; my knee got really messed up. They had me on Morphine and OxyContin for a while, but eventually the prescriptions ran … Continue reading
I so love Jenni Prokopy. Like this:Like Loading…
Differences in pain treatment can be summed up as follows: A white man walks into a doctor’s office complaining about pain. He leaves the office with a prescription for pain medicine. Possibly Oxycontin. A white woman walks into a doctor’s office complaining about pain. … Continue reading
I used to be able to crank my shit like this. I planned to do so into my 50s and later. [She did this most of the set. It was a joy to witness.] But “a potentially severe disease with diverse … Continue reading