“When you are attracted to people, it’s because of the details. Their kindness. Their eyes. The fact that they can get you to laugh when you need it the most.”—Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home (via psych-facts)
“We as women are trained to see ourselves as cheap imitations of fashion photographs, rather than seeing fashion photographs as cheap imitations of women.”—Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth (via spoookywinchesters)
ugh dude it sucks you have to pay that much. my insurance is getting changed to but only up to $50 per bottle, although i have to buy a 60 and 30mg. i hope you'll be able to work something out
Only $50/ bottle?! What is wrong with these insurance companies?! $50 for one prescription is ridiculous and most of us take more than one every month. I hope there is some way to lower the copayment. :(
I wanted to let you know, about your cymbalta, when I was taking it they had something called the Lilly Cares program. It's on the Lilly website and there is a very quick application. I got mine for free and it's worth checking out. Whatever you do don't go off cold turkey, cymbalta withdrawal has been called worse than heroine withdrawal and serotonin syndrome can be fatal. Ps found your blog looking for positive MS blogs, I'm glad there are some out there!
And that’s why I’m still freaking out because I stopped taking it for 4 days! It may not seem like a lot to other people but I just knew I was going to die. Lily Cares sounds awesome. This is why I vent on Tumblr; you all have so much info! Thanks!
You might want to check out the fibromyalgia info in my side blog cfsfmmcschirps. This main blog has all related studies including pain. There appear to be different groups of FM patients,so if you can figure out which group you fit, it may help you find answers. Just use the search box!
This is the Mandela that I mourn not the white-washed, sanitized version of a revolutionary figure that aligned with Communists, was part of a group branded as terrorists by Reagan, who continued to voice his opposition to Israel’s apartheid regime and illegal occupation of the West Bank and used armed resistance to fight apartheid in South Africa.
The way white people are exalting him across the political spectrum globally based on his national reconciliation work in South Africa post-apartheid (which did have major pitfalls for non-whites in particular) and erasing his revolutionary past and fight for equality across the globe shows just how ignorant of history they are and how incredibly myopic they are too.
White people are doing to Mandela what they’ve already done to Martin Luther King, Jr., and it makes me sick. If I see one more racist white liberal lionizing Mandela in a way that erases his revolutionary past so their facebook status about his death can serve as their “feel-good” justification of the day for their “liberalism,” I’m going to be sick. And don’t even get me started on the white American conservatives who are now lauding him even as Reagan demonized the ANC and Dick Cheney voted against a resolution that would have urged the South African apartheid government to remove Mandela from prison.
Don’t sanitize Mandela for your white comfort. He’s a hero in many regards, but maybe not for the reasons you might think based on the whitewashing he’s receiving in the media to hollow him out and make him into a puppet figure for racist white liberals and conservatives alike, just like MLK.