lots of things. dry mouth, tremors, simply having a thing to focus on besides the pain/whatever discomfort. gum on tv is a huge no-no, so she must have needed it for some reason to go on with it.
Poor Jessica. My bestie got bronchitis while pregnant with twins and coughed so much she cracked a rib. Her ob was like [shrug] it’ll probably heal before labor. She was like lol FUCK YOU dude, schedule the c-section.
Oh, god, I hooked up with a guy once who kissed like that, and I am horrified to learn it looks just as bad from the outside as it is to experience. A big mouth, opened wide, leading with the tongue - all you get is teeth and tongue and saliva. It’s like making out with a horse. Quite possibly the least sexy thing on…
The gum and the athletic shoes are interesting signals. She must still be symptomatic in some ways to need those aids.
I also have friends who took this approach, and I really wanted to push back (gently) on it a bit. But they’d been trying for a really long time to have a baby, so I figured they were just trying to squeeze every bit out of the experience as possible. I get that.
This is amazing. I don’t use a wheelchair, but like many Americans, I sit at a desk all damn day. I have a reproductive issue that makes wearing pants quite uncomfortable, but skirts/dresses are often impractical here in the cold, snowy north. It never even occurred to me to think about wheelchair-centric clothing…
James Corden isn’t gay?
how much you wanna bet she’s an anti-vaxxer?
Yeah, I’m willing to be wrong about that.
that shit’s expensive!!!
Right. I mean, if the provider was like, “Oh my gosh, everything was totally insane today and your baby’s formula spilled and the backup was all gone and she was super hungry and it was the first thing I could think of to do, I’m so sorry I hope you’re not upset!!” okay. There are conceivable circumstances where this…
That is literally actually how it works. CMS reimbursement rates are too low to cover costs much of the time, so prices for insurance holders are jacked to make up for it. Also, if you get hurt in a car crash, those services are priced higher than if you required the same treatment, but not because of a car crash,…
Dialysis is a big one here. Lots of folks on medicare/medicaid have the access problems others in this thread have talked about, so they only go, say, twice a week instead of three times. It catches up with them eventually, and they’re in the ER every couple of months or so with big ass problems. If they could just…
Look, there’s nothing wrong or weird or bad about people breastfeeding other people’s babies. We’ve done it since the dawn of humanity (wet nurses, anyone??) It’s the fact that she did it without consent that feels so gross. It would be like if you kept kosher or halal and your day care provider just fed your kid …
sliding doors are a menace.
We just got a puppy, and we were *this* close to naming him Burt Macklin, FBI, but wound up deciding against it because Chris Pratt is such a dink.
jesus, i love her so much.