Fibro & Ankylosing Spondylitis
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2023-11-09 02:26:18

    Please spread the word!!!!



    The above links provide scripts for phone calls and letters/emails you can send if you prefer! PLEASE!!!!


    Margot has been diagnosed with ALS that is progressing rapidly and she can no longer work or pay her medical bills. Margot was Jeri Ryan’s (Seven of Nine on ST Voyager and ST Picard) stand in.

    I know there is a large number of Star Trek fans on tumblr. Please consider donating a few dollars if you can or sharing this post. Thank you in advance.


    One would think Paramount would pick up the bill since they’ve made hundreds of millions off the Star Trek franchise from the late ‘60s till today. There are currently FIVE Star Trek series running on Paramount+ and there are still plans to continue with the theatrical releases. I believe crew members are per diem employees and not union or salaried, meaning no benefits.

    Trek has a big fandom on tumblr, please consider giving this some traction.


    funny how the mediterranean's been burning every summer for at least 5 years and nobody gives a shit but northern europe gets hot for a week and suddenly we all care about climate change


    and i get what you all mean when you say "but those countries are used to hot weather" because yes, true. but i really need everyone to understand that 35+ degrees for months on end isn't normal – not even in south italy/spain or greece or north africa. fires every day isn't normal. the glaciers disappearing from the alps isn't normal. the rate at which the temperature of the mediterranean is rising isn't normal. the prolonged drought isn't normal. we are better equipped to deal with heat, that's true, but heat this extreme isn't normal here either and people and animals die here too and crops and vegetation are destroyed and it's been going on for years and it keeps getting worse.


    Don't think anyone will listen until it's too late, or things change their minds. It's a sad truth that climate deniers and those who just don't care or pay attention, more or less control the current situation.




    I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again:

    I’m an American living in Germany. I’ve lived here for four years as of this week (June 2021).

    Two and a half years ago, I had a medical emergency in the form of gallstones and an infected gallbladder. I tried to tough it out, like a True American Who Can’t Afford Treatment, and ended up in the hospital getting the gallbladder removed. I was brought in on Thursday, had the gallbladder and five gallstones the size of macadamia nuts removed on Saturday, and was home by Tuesday. Total cost, 200 euro.

    Back in March, 2021, I saw a visual distortion in my right eye, like an afterimage of looking at something bright for too long. Got seen by the eye doctor that day, got sent to the hospital that day to get a diagnosis–ocular vein occlusion–and spent the following three days getting followup diagnostics, including a full blood panel. I got diagnosed with having elevated levels of homocysteine in my blood, and that turned out to be caused by a genetic disorder that runs in my family (MTHFR-5 mutation) where I can’t metabolize B vitamins correctly. And now I’m on modified B vitamins and the difference in my daily life is amazing.

    Total cost for the hospital stay and all of the blood tests and eye examinations and other tests?

    250 euro.

    In my old city in the US–which has a nationally renown hospital–the gallbladder removal costs a year’s salary for a minimum wage worker.

    US healthcare if you are not wealthy is a bad joke.


    I work fighting the hideous Big Insurance companies to pay the hospital I’m employed by.  Capitalism + Healthcare = An Unholy Toxic Brew


    I had an uncle that began consuming Fox hate “News” like a drug, and bought into the entire government run health care would somehow be evil right-wing nonsense. On one occasion what had begun as a discussion on healthcare turned into a shouting match. He rose up from his chair and blubbered DO YOU WANT THE GOVERNMENT RUNNING YOUR HEALTHCARE? My response was DO YOU WANT A FOR PROFIT INSURANCE COMPANY RUNNING YOUR HEALTHCARE?