Margaret Cho for Miss Representation (x)
HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE
Let’s say it’s 6.15pm and you’re going home (alone of course), after an unusually hard day on the job. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself..!!
NOW HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE…
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating.
The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can perhaps buy precious time to get themselves to a phone and dial 911.
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Abortion seems to be the only medical procedure that people want to deny you based on how you got in that situation.
Drove drunk, got in an accident and need an organ transplant? No problem.
Messing around with a gun, accidentally shoot yourself in the leg and need surgery? Of course.
Smoke tobacco for most of your life and need treatment for lung cancer? Yep.
Climb a tree, fall out and break your leg? We’ll fix that right up.
Have sex and get pregnant when you don’t want to be? YOU GOT YOURSELF INTO THIS SITUATION AND YOU DESERVE NO MEDICAL HELP OR COMPASSION! THIS IS YOUR FAULT AND YOU WILL DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES!”
Here is the rest of the comic that I have been working on all semester. You will have to look at it full-size on my page to see all the details! (I posted this little preview a couple of months ago and it has recently been getting some love!) Hope you all like the rest of it. This has been a very meaningful project to me. Read more about it after the cut!
A quick visual guide to the hymen.
fall out?! hate to be the person who thought that, haha, truly terrifying.
No, there is not a documented epidemic of brutal murders of fat people for being fat, but there is a documented epidemic of failure to provide life-saving healthcare: Google will easily help you find stories of fat people who died while emergency crews laughed at their weight and appearance, of fat people who were told they should lose weight to fix problems actually caused by blood clots, cancer, internal injuries, infections, and myriad other problems that later killed them, because their doctors couldn’t see past their fat to properly treat them. Google will also easily help you find stories of medical equipment that cannot accommodate fat bodies, of anesthetists who accidentally kill fat people in surgery, of doctors who prescribe wrong doses for fat bodies, of drug trials that make no attempt to include fat patients. Google will also easily help you find stories of fat people who did not seek life-saving healthcare because they had been so viciously fat-shamed by doctors their whole lives that they had given up hope of finding sensitive and caring providers who would treat them.
Fat people die because of fat hatred ALL THE TIME.”
Last year, I went to a spine center because I had a herniated disc in my back. I had been treated for it before, so I knew that was the issue. I was in horrible pain. The doctor walked in, looked at me, and then told me to lose weight and then I’d feel better. Luckily, a nurse saw me sobbing after he left and had a PA come in to see me. She ordered an immediate MRI, which showed I had one of the worst herniations my neurologist has ever seen. I ended up having last minute surgery so I wouldn’t permanently lose bowel control.
With the start of the new school year, I’ve gotten back into the routine of doing core exercises. These six moves are my minimum work out.
It doesn’t look like much but I would highly recommend this work out to anyone that spends most of their time indoors at a desk. My full routine can take over an hour; but even a mere thirty minutes of this a day feels so much better than nothing.
I really need to exercise more. I’m all stooped and stiff like an old lady. Actually, a group of old ladies kicked my ass in yoga.
I used to do most of these and some yoga when I played WiiFit. I should start again
We were deeply saddened to hear the news about Savita Halappanavar – a woman who died after being denied a life-saving abortion in Ireland. There are too many stories like Savita’s out there and many countries – other than Ireland – where abortion remains illegal.
Remember Savita and the importance of access to safe and legal abortion in the United States and around the world. Please share this in support.
Bonus comic! This happened about three years ago, and I was reminded of it over a large glass of cranberry juice this morning. I think, when you’re younger, you don’t understand that doctors and teachers and other people in traditionally authoritative jobs are actual people. Some of them are awesome and helpful, some are misogynistic and condescending. Like this prick! He would also go on to accuse me of contracting it from sex, which I hadn’t had (at the time) in almost a month. My mom had a dentist who treated her terribly and traumatized her from dental work for years. Sometimes you have to realize that if a situation that is supposed to be helping you makes you feel uncomfortable or scared, there is probably a good reason for that! There are more doctors, more dentists, more teachers. These people should earn your trust, not abuse it.
As a side note, you should always use the washroom after sex.
^ THIS! I learned it the hard way =/
Ninety-six years ago today, the first birth control clinic in America opened in Brooklyn, New York. In 1916, 464 patients were seen before the clinic was shut down after ten days. Today, nearly 800 Planned Parenthood health centers in communities nationwide provide primary and preventive care to nearly 3 million patients a year.