Wow II..

Can not breathe for the liife of me

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FML

wiinter 2uck2

sad night

my uncle was rushed to the hospital because he collapsed while napping and couldn’t breathe they had to revive him and that is all I know right now… my mother and brother went to see him…ugh I really hate this growing up crap I always had this mind set of yeah my grandparents are getting older my great aunts and such but god damn my uncle my moms brother?? I very much hope he makes it thru …if not I have no idea how I will deal

my mother just texted me he has a 50% chance … had another cardiac arrest and his brain is not responding

well my niece and nephew are back time to suck it all in so I dont scare them even if I’m terrified

Im so sorry for people with OCD like, im fucking sorry nobody tries to understand you, im sorry that your illness gets romantizes in comedies when it steals hours from your day, and it makes you believe weird shit and it makes you be scared to dead and nobody says shit about that part. Im so sorry.

Superhero AU (or if your OTP/OT3+ is already in a superhero world): Person A is badly injured and/or intoxicated and comes to Person B for help while in their hero outfit. B has to remove A’s mask in the process of helping them (and sees their face for the first time). After A has been stabilized, B returns the mask. When A wakes up, they have no memory of last night’s events and don’t remember being unmasked. What B does about this is up to the writer.

Bonus: B recognizes A’s face and realizes that they know A’s civilian persona, and it turns out that A is someone that B has been crushing on for a while.
Alternative bonus: B knows who A is, but while B has a crush on the superhero version of A, B thoroughly dislikes (or has a love/hate relationship with) the civilian version of A.

Vocabulario de enfermedades

I’ve been a bit under the weather lately. So, I thought I would put together a list of some vocabulary that has to do with being sick.


Verbs

(no) encontrarse bien - to (not) feel well
estar malo - to be ill
estornudar - to sneeze
dolerle - to hurt
tener dolor de … - to have … pain
tener sueño - to be sleepy
toser - to cough
marearse - to be dizzy

Nouns

la alergia - allergy
la almohada - pillow
los antibióticos - antibiotics
la cabeza - head
la cama - bed
el catarro - (common) cold
los escalofríos - shivers
el estómago - stomach
el estrés - stress
la farmacia - pharmacy
la fiebre - fever
la garganta - throat
la gripe - the flu
el hospital - hospital
la infección - infection
el jarabe - (cough) syrup
el kleenex - tissue
la manta - blanket
la medicina - medicine
el médico - doctor
los mocos - mucus/snot
las náuseas - nausea
el pañuelo - handkerchief
la pastilla - pill
el resfriado - (common) cold
la sala de emergencias - emergency room
la sala de urgencias - emergency room
el sintoma - symptom
el virus - virus

Adjectives

cansado/a - tired
enfermo/a - sick/ill
débil - weak
mareado/a - dizzy

Phrase

¡Socorro! - Help!

Your symptoms? Evolution’s way of telling you to stay home

When you have a fever, your nose is stuffed and your headache is spreading to your toes, your body is telling you to stay home in bed. Feeling sick is an evolutionary adaptation according to a hypothesis put forward by Prof. Guy Shakhar of the Weizmann Institute’s Immunology Department and Dr. Keren Shakhar of the Psychology Department of the College of Management Academic Studies, in a recent paper published in PLoS Biology.

The symptoms that accompany illness appear to negatively affect one’s chance of survival and reproduction. So why would this phenomenon persist? Symptoms, say the scientists, are not an adaptation that works on the level of the individual. Rather, they suggest, evolution is functioning on the level of the “selfish gene.” Even though the individual organism may not survive the illness, isolating itself from its social environment will reduce the overall rate of infection in the group. “From the point of view of the individual, this behavior may seem overly altruistic,” says Dr. Keren Shakhar, “but from the perspective of the gene, its odds of being passed down are improved.”

Keren Shakhar, Guy Shakhar. Why Do We Feel Sick When Infected—Can Altruism Play a Role? PLOS Biology, 2015; 13 (10): e1002276 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002276

Imagine Person A is sick but they don’t seem to know it/are in denial of it. They’re sneezing like crazy, coughing a lot, and keep stumbling when they walk. Person B keeps trying to tell them that they need rest, but Person A keeps insisting that they’re fine. Eventually, Person A actually topples over onto a couch, exhausted, and Person B takes care of them.