lurkerbynature
lurkerbynature
5/19/20
11:50 AM
1

Ugh, I loved not having periods with my Mirena. Unfortunately, my docs don’t want me on any kind of hormonal bc anymore so I’m stuck with this crap for another...couple decades? 

5/19/20
11:36 AM
1

I was the perfect candidate for Mirena to give me no periods. Already pretty light flow, my schedule was a long cycle (about 7-8 weeks). Instead, my flow has stayed low, but I’ve settled into a fairly regular 4 week schedule. But, I think it is lower than it was, and it has only be 5 months, so there is still hope.

5/19/20
9:12 AM
2

I feel like for something like a menstrual cup made out of surgical grade silicon it’s just that they have to give it some type of expiration per regulations. Obviously if your product says to replace it after 5 years but it’s still usable and there are no known degradation issues with the material then you’d just Read more

5/18/20
10:28 PM
2

Good point about unlearning patterns picked up while in a toxic relationship. I am given to yelling when I don’t feel heard and dismissed. I’ve had to learn to talk calmly and firmly, and I’ve learned by observing some of my favorite strong characters in TV and movies.

5/18/20
9:34 PM
5

Do they respect your boundaries, and your opinions when they differ from their own? When there is conflict, as there is in all relationships eventually, is it possible to argue about the issue without resorting to personal attacks or derogatory language? Are they ever dismissive of your needs/wants/feelings? Those are Read more

5/18/20
6:36 PM
5

I think yes, for the most part. We’ve struggled a little in setting boundaries for how to be respectful while still having an open relationship. We are working on it though so it’s a work in progress. Like most complicated topics. It’s also evolving as emotions evolve. Plus covid put a pause on that for us.

5/18/20
5:22 PM
2

That makes perfect sense, we know babies are listening on later in pregnancy, and songs tend help solidify memories really well—it’s why song can often help dementia patients, because it triggers recollection that may be hard to access. Read more

5/18/20
10:00 AM
14

Thanks. The operating room and the emergency room is the place that all the tv shows go for heroes & glory. Honestly though, there’s a lot of powerful moments in the quiet corners of nursing homes. It’s not glamorous but it’s magical in its own way.

5/18/20
9:23 AM
39

My early childhood bestie was raised by her grandmother and aunt. They loved having me over because it gave her someone to play with. I loved being there because aside from the affection I had for my first real friend, she was a doted on only child. That apartment was full of fun and love. I have such warm, sleepy Read more

5/15/20
3:12 PM
6

Also, PLEASE note, that the two nursing students who posted their textbooks in the above links were *different* women, posting information from entirely different classes, with totally DIFFERENT textbooks! Read more

5/15/20
12:25 PM
11

I’m not sure anyone of color read it & didn’t nod in recognition and acknowledgment.

5/15/20
6:14 AM
14

The chilling part isn’t just that she was put through this, it’s that the doctor was so sure that this won’t get him in trouble that he kept bullying her instead of treating her with two witnesses around telling him not to and getting in contact with others to help. With covid-19 patients not usually having loved Read more

5/13/20
7:29 AM
3

I feel filthy if I don’t shower daily. Spouse, on the other hand, showers once a week. I credit this difference to my growing up in Minnesota (lakes!) and Spouse being raised in Utah (desert!). Next time we replace a heater, I will press for a continuous flow model.

5/13/20
12:20 AM
4

I somehow always thought animals knew how to do everything right because instincts. But after observing several osprey nests in my area, and noticing how some pairs are better at building a nest than others, I realized they are all different, just like us. There is one nest I call the “half-assed” nest because it Read more

5/9/20
6:53 PM
10

I think there are two streams of criticism about Marie Kondo. One is legitimate, which is that the assumption that if you get rid of something and then need it later, you can always buy another is not the case for many people. The other stream though is about fundamentally misunderstanding her approach and shoving it Read more

5/9/20
6:44 PM
8

She claims it is from an Eastern European cookbook, “Please To The Table”, and an inside joke with her friends. Okay, like I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt on this it feels like to obscure a reference to be a lie, it's still mocking syntax, and maybe don't toss inside jokes like that into a national interview Read more

5/9/20
6:28 PM
13

I don’t know. Minimalism (and the decluttering it requires) has always been about emptying your closet or home and then buying the ‘right’ handful of things instead so Marie Kondo is not straying from her position, it’s just that most people don’t realize that’s what minimalism’s end game actually is. It’s a quest for Read more