Hanging on the side of Lincoln Drive waiting for roadside assistance to come change my tire. I don’t enjoy not being able to quickly exit situations that are potentially dangerous, so I neatly displayed my boxing gloves next to the spare tire compartment & am blasting “Cell Block Tango”. Just to make sure we’re all on the same page 😂
In case you are wondering, I went to the ER for severe pelvic pain. Way worse than my appendicitis from June. I was there for a couple hours before anyone offered me an ibuprofen. (I did not take any before I went to the ER because I have a history of stomach ulcers, and also because I view my own pain as a helpful indicator for medical treatment up to a very high threshold.)
One of the questions was about how they could have improved my ER experience. An excerpt:
"The attending physician could have asked me if I was still in pain, rather than telling me I wasn't. In fact, the attending physician could have asked me a question about my symptoms. Literally any question at all."
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So, so angry at male doctors not believing female pain.
I have spent all day at the ER due to severe cervical pain. After an exam, an ultrasound, and telling three different people that I was having pain much worse than I experienced with appendicitis, I was ultimately told to take some ibuprofen, follow up with my GYN, and not worry about it too much because it’s probably nothing.
I want to smash everything.
Y’all, someone set up a 3D printer that’s making #bcphilly logos. None of us organizers know where it came from. I flipping love this event.
Come say hi if you’re at #bcphilly today! I’m wearing a fried chicken sweater.
Also! If you wanna encourage other #bcphilly peeps to join the action here, point them to bcphilly.jawns.club to get signed up!
Wrote a bit about how Philly has helped me cut down on my biggest expenses 🐖
Pulled into Yosemite and showed them my ID. Park ranger asked where to get the best cheesesteak. I said Jim’s (not the best cheesesteak but one of my favorite places to have a cheesesteak). He said “oh good, it was either going to be that or D’allesandro’s, and Jim’s is the right answer” and I SQUEALED. Loudly.
I was in Buffalo this weekend, then Cleveland for two days (where I saw Tarana Burke speak, she was amazing), then had a meeting in Lancaster on my drive back yesterday. Today I talked about #bcphilly at Indy Hall with @captnpollyanna, went to the first session of a super awesome leadership program, and then met back up with Amanda for #bcphilly promo photos. I am very excited about everything and also need a nap, but this is the pace I’m running at for a bit. Maybe micronaps?
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