If you’re not following the facebook page, you’re missing out on some great stories – and even better commentary!
- The 8 Things a Millennial with Arthritis Wants you to Know from Kate the (Almost) Great
- #Hospital Glam: The Chronic Illness Social Movement
- “Nudges” in health: Lessons from a fitness tracker on how to motivate patients
- The Messy & Uncomfortable Side to Starting Fresh
- Nature: Sodium chloride drives autoimmune disease by the induction of pathogenic TH17 cells
- Metro’s new ads raise awareness of invisible disabilities
- Seamus Mullen: the chef who cured himself of arthritis
- note: I would use the word remission, but alas the Telegraph does not
- Woman with “invisible disability” harassed for using handicap spot
- note: the use of quotation marks in the title of the story makes it seem as though she is not really ill and bothers me
- Cold Survival with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Helping Children Push Past the Pain
- New Research Discovers That Depression is an Allergic Reaction to Inflammation
- Come fill out this survey for the Spoonie Tips & Tricks Project to help other spoonies!
There are also a couple of exciting things going on tonight! Obviously, the Oregon Ducks are going to win the National Championship.
There has been a story in the news recently about a 17 year old girl being forced to undergo chemotherapy by the state for her cancer. This girl is 8 months shy of 18, and her parents support her decision to go with alternative treatments. However, the court says Cassandra is not capable of making her own decisions due to having run away the first time she was forced to undergo treatments. You can read some of the back and forth on this over on my personal facebook page. There are also a few different links in the comments about this story.
Tonight, myself and Kelly Crab of Purple Project will be doing a Google Hangout at 5:30 Central time (6:30 ET or 3:30 PT) to discuss Cassandra’s case. If you want to join in, you can also find us on Twitter. Kelly is at @girlsgotguts and I am at @kirstie_schultz. Please use the hashtag #cassandrachemo (it’s long, but also not in use!).