Leatherman RAPTOR…….

In my experience there are few tools on the market that can beat the Leatherman brand. I have used SOG, Gerber and owned a few cheaper variants however my Leatherman tools are the ones that have always came out on top!

I’m convinced that whilst over in Afghanistan and on duty here in the UK it was my Leatherman Charge Ti that made life just that bit easier.

So now being part of SAR it makes sense to have that same reliability.
The Raptor medical shears are a true tool that when “time is life” why trust it to a cheaper variant.

These are super sharp will cut motorcycle leathers and tuff denim! Not many shears on the market could do that, Iv even had other brands bend or break during use not good.

These also feature -

A rescue hook
Ring cutter
Window punch
Oxygen cylinder key
Lanyard ring
Pocket clip

The sheath is great it will fit normal belts and MOLLE webbing. It can take the shears either closed or in the open position.

If you are in a profession where you need a tool like this, I could not recommend them high enough! Perfect for SAR, military, police, EMT and fire fighters.

Stay safe,


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This is Boshra, she really needs everyone’s help in getting her story out about her battle with cancer so people can donate the money she needs in order to be able to seek treatment. This is quickly becoming an urgent matter, please take a moment to share her story in anyway you can on any social media platform. I just want to say thank you to those who have continously shown support for everything I’m trying to do, even when it’s something difficult like this. Thank you to those who have helped this young girl and helped me spread the word about her, thank you for being the people you can count on even during hard times and not just the good ones because true friendship and support extends through every obstacle. And those who have completely shown ignorance and have turned a blind eye towards my requests to help this young girl even if it meant just sharing a simple link on facebook, may Allah swt guide you and open your heart to being there for others not just when it benefits you or your image. It’s not something I wanted to comment on but I’m absolutely disheartened by the lack of support from “friends” and Boshra doesn’t need your “likes” - she needs action and people to spread the word, that’s all I’m asking for, not even donations bc I know not everyone can donate but you are all capable of sharing her story - the link is in my bio so please share when you all can! peace and be well ✌ #donate #muslims #fundraiser #health #support #medical #cancer

anonymous asked:

I was worried about how long people were going to be at my house because I wanted to wear my binder the whole time they were here. I changed into a sports bra a few hours ago, but my chest is kind of achy and feels bruised now. I'm really confused, because I usually wear my binder for about the same amount of time (8 hours) every school day. I'm not sure why it hurts, or if it's even necessarily binder related, but if it is, will it go away soon? Can I bind again for a party tomorrow night?

Ren says:

It might go away soon. Here is a ribcage troubleshooting post that can tell you how to deal with pain from binding. It’s pretty likely that if you were relatively active today - talking a lot, socializing, up on your feet a bunch - that it was simply more stress on your body than usual, and binding reflected that.

For now, definitely follow the instructions on that post, and if you can, keep your sports bra off. Give your chest a chance to rest. That’s the only way you’ll be able to bind tomorrow.

Stay safe!!!

Okay if any of you guys know medical stuff please help

I used to spin flag and rifle in color guard. Both are extremely hard on certain joints and muscles, especially rifle. Being a certified idiot, I pushed myself way past my limits when learning how to spin rifle because I wanted to be the best at it. Basically, I sprained my wrists and thumbs more times than I can count. My thumbs eventually healed but I kept using my wrists for things like writing because this is the American education system, teachers didn’t care that I needed to let my wrists heal.

Anyway, I eventually had to give up rifle because of the pain it was causing me. That was two years ago. Now, my left wrists hardly ever bothers me but my right wrist is a mess. I wrap it with ace bandages almost every day because it hurts so badly otherwise. Is there anything else I can do? I really don’t want to see a doctor and I don’t have the money for it but if that’s my only option im going to have to sooner or later. But any other suggestions would be much appreciated.

To My Primary Care Physician....

When I brought up EDS with you last February, and you kept trying to convince me I didn’t have it, even though the symptoms were right there, I was so angry. You told me I’d never have to worry about the problems EDSers do. I was heartbroken, miserable. Because, yet again, I had failed to receive my diagnosis.

In September of this year, I sheepishly came back. My heart was acting up. You were thorough, and that was good. You listened to me, and you even asked about my joints and how life was going emotionally.

Exactly two weeks later, when I was rushed to your office in the middle of a school day, because my heart rate wouldn’t go below 130, you came to the right diagnosis—Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, like I’d been trying to get doctors to say ever since I was in the ER in July of 2014. In fact, a doctor at Children’s Hospital failed to diagnose me correctly, and you did. I regained my faith in you.

Fast forward two weeks, and I’m back again. I bring up EDS again, and you listen. You send me to a geneticist, and I’m diagnosed.

A week after the geneticist appointment, I’m back to your office. And you looked through my EDS book, and you told me yet again I need to become a doctor.

Then, this Monday, I received horrible news from you. I couldn’t say I didn’t expect it. You told me I likely had Chiari Malformation, and, at the very best, my brain is pressing against my cranial nerves, because my balance is bad. And, at the worst, I have a syrinx, a collection of CSF in my spinal cord that will eventually destroy the middle of my spinal cord.

And you got me into an MRI so quickly, because you understood the urgency of it all. You’re trying to rush my Connective Tissue Clinic appointment at Children’s, which is this May, because you truly do believe I need to see someone. And you know I’m only getting worse, unlike anyone else in my life. You’re trying to salvage what I have left.

Tomorrow, I have an MRI. I’m scared, and I know the outcome will likely not be good. But I can only thank you for your perseverance in my case and your kind words. They’ve gotten me through these hellish months.

Thank you.

Animorphs Secret Santa 2014

Merry Christmas Chiropterajones! Here’s your Animorphs Secret Santa Gift!
Your prompts were incredibly inspiring; I had a lot of fun working with them. (Hopefully you don’t mind the dialogue heavy style of writing I adopted. I was trying something new… with any luck it translated well.)

Yes: A scientist main character or something to do with science. Something about the Chee/Erek. Healing and hope.
No: Sex. Non-canon shipping. Crossover AUs.
Rating: M.

Title: Listening In
: Jake’s decision to ram the Blade ship has backfired: the Yeerks got away and he is left seriously injured. However, due to the quick actions of Erek— who mysteriously appeared out of nowhere— he is brought aboard a Pemalite ship where he fights for his life. There Jake lays, asleep, but still able to hear what goes on around him. (Incredibly dialogue heavy.)
Potential Trigger Warnings: suicide, suicidal feelings, “giving up”, medical talk, comas and blood.

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This mesmerising animation shows how babies form

Created by designed Eleanor Lutz, this addictive animation takes us through the transformation from egg to baby, and teaches us an important lesson - at one moment in time, we all looked like a malformed chameleon baby (steps A1 to C1, specifically). 

Click here for a zoomable version.

Made from 396 sketches based on scientific data from Scott F. Gilbert’s textbook,Developmental Biology, the animation starts with a zygote - a fertilised egg cell - which slowly multiplies through the process of mitotic division to produce a multicellular embryo.

First the zygote must undergo ‘cleavage’, which increases the number of cells up until the eight-cell stage. After the eight-cell stage, mammalian embryos undergo compactation, where the cells bind tightly to each other, forming a compact sphere called a morula. The cells then start to differentiate themselves into two groups - an outer layer of cells called the trophoblast, and an inner cell mass.

A process called cavitation occurs next, in which the outer cells start to leak water to the inside cells, and when they’ve multipled to between 40 to 150 cells all squished together, a fluid-filld cavity called the blastocyst will have been formed.

Of these two parts, the outer trophoblast will eventually form the placenta, and the inner cell mass will become the baby.

While Lutz says it’s the most complicated animation she’s made so far, she regrets not being able to show scale in it properly. “For example, the 24-week foetus is about 40 times heavier than a 12-week foetus, but you can’t tell that from this drawing,” she says.

Lutz is an amazing designer, and her site is filled with awesome animated infographics about everything from how the respiratory system works and biolumenescent creature charts to how to make your own computer. Check them out at her website, Tabletop Whale.

Source: Tabletop Whale

Hysterectomy after Diphtheric Endometritis

Diphtheria wasn’t just a disease of the respiratory organs, despite the the pharyngeal infection being the primary cause of death.

Complications sometimes included infection of autonomic muscles, such as the heart (infectious myocarditis) or uterus (endometritis), or the destruction of beneficial bacterium in the small intestine by the diphtheric toxins.

While we have vaccines and antibiotics these days, the only cure for diphtheric endometritis in Victorian times was a complete hysterectomy - removal of the infected uterus.

An American Text-Book of Obstetrics. Edited by Richard C. Norris, 1895.

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When invasive organisms were introduced to the body via gunshot wounds, a “phagedenic condition" ("eating-sloughing”) can occur. It was treated the same way as all other ulcers developing wet gangrene - amputation

Charles F. Barnum, Private in Co. E, of the 187th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, was shot in the Battle of Petersburg, VA, and was photographed and illustrated when his ulcer extended 6.5 inches from his ankle. The amputation was performed just below the tubercule of the tibia, and healed fully. No prosthetic was recorded before discharge.

Photograph from National Museum of Health Archives. Contributed Photograph 1183.