hey yall i made a post a while ago abt my medical bills and how my family and i would likely have trouble paying for it (it hadnt come in the mail yet back then), and then a few weeks (?) afterwards i learned that we need to pay $2000 worth of taxes
well, we finally got a hold of the total for my ER stay today and my original guesstimate of $900 based off my first ER stay ended up being WAY off. its roughly $1400. and literally all of us are at our breaking point. i honest to god dont know what to do
please please if you can send even a dollar our way on paypal to help us pay at least some of it off id be extremely grateful. if you cant donate anything then i would also appreciate it if you could reblog(if the paypal link isnt working, theres a donation button on my blog’s sidebar as well)
Here are three reasons why this surgery is important: Removing weight on my upper body will help with chronic back pain due to herniated ‘slipped’ disks in my spine (less weight on my chest means my back muscles won’t be as tight which should help with the pain and might let the disks heal altogether). Chest surgery will allow me more ease of movement; with spastic cerebral palsy moving around is hard enough without the extra weight. Having a flat chest will also help with body dysmorphia issues (negative thought patterns about a part of the body which result in harm) and improve my self confidence.
Okay tumblr, here is a cause! My friend needs top surgery for several reasons, namely for his medical well being and for gender dysmorphia. PLEASE REBLOG. We all know this is expensive surgery and if you can donate five dollars, he will be five dollars closer to his goal. If you can’t donate: reblog, post it to facebook and twitter and get the word out there so other kindhearted people can donate.
Abled people complain about disabled people needing accommodations, because “in the real world there are no accommodations”.
But abled people receive accommodations all the time. Cars are an accommodation for those who can’t run a steady speed of 60 mph. Stairs are an accommodation for those who can’t jump from one story to the next. Phones are an accommodation for those who can’t communicate telepathically. Calculators are an accommodation for those who can’t do large math problems in their head. Lights are an accommodation for those who can’t see in the dark. Stoves are an accommodation for those who can’t heat things with their eyes. Clocks are an accommodation for those who can’t tell what time it is just by the position of the sun. Jackets are an accommodation for those who are susceptible to frostbite when it’s cold.
Abled people receive accommodations all the time, but since it’s considered socially acceptable to need those accommodations, they’re not considered accommodations. But imagine if you lived in a world where you needed those accommodations but most people didn’t. That’s what it feels like to be disabled.
ok so I have a very important question
is it normal to be able to do this
with your toes or am I being Weird And Double-Jointed again
I feel like reblogging this to my POTS blog is just gonna end with a bajillion EDSers all saying they can do this too, but whatever.