pacemakers

Let this sink in - a list of pre-existing conditions lost under #Trumpcare: 

Rape, C-section, AIDS/HIV, acid reflux, acne, ADD, addiction, Alzheimer’s/dementia, anemia, aneurysm, angioplasty, anorexia, anxiety, arrhythmia, arthritis, asthma, atrial fibrillation, autism, bariatric surgery, basal cell carcinoma, bipolar disorder, blood clot, breast cancer, bulimia, bypass surgery, celiac disease, cerebral aneurysm, cerebral embolism, cerebral palsy, cerebral thrombosis, cervical cancer, colon cancer, colon polyps, congestive heart failure, COPD, Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, DMD, depression, diabetes, disabilities, Down syndrome, eating disorder, enlarged prostate, epilepsy, glaucoma, gout, heart disease, heart murmur, heartburn, hemophilia, hepatitis C, herpes, high cholesterol, hypertension, hysterectomy, kidney disease, kidney stones, kidney transplant, leukemia, lung cancer, lupus, lymphoma, mental health issues, migraines, MS, muscular dystrophy, narcolepsy, nasal polyps, obesity, OCD, organ transplant, osteoporosis, pacemaker, panic disorder, paralysis, paraplegia, Parkinson’s disease, pregnancy, restless leg syndrome, schizophrenia, seasonal affective disorder, seizures, sickle cell disease, skin cancer, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, stent, stroke, thyroid issues, tooth disease, tuberculosis, ulcers. 

This cannot pass the Senate, too – contact your senators, people!

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Psychologist, not understanding how pacemakers work: If you think really hard, you can make your heart rate do anything! With a little practice you won’t even need medications any more.

Me, a pacemaker dependent patient: I don’t think you understand. My sinus node was surgically disabled. My heart rate is literally determined by a machine.

Psych: But you said your heart rate came down when you relaxed.

Me: No, I said it comes down when I rest. As in stop moving. It’s motion sensitive rate response. 

Psych: Right, it slows down when you’re calm. 

Me: As long as I’m not moving my shoulder, yes. But as soon as I move my shoulder at all, my heart rate jumps up. It has nothing to do with my psychological state, the pacemaker is just programmed that way.

Psych: Hmm, sounds like you’re having subconscious panic attacks. 

You know what?? Don’t talk to me, my id, my ego, or my superego ever again.


I found this on Facebook:

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If you or a loved one have a pre-existing condition, your insurance premiums and deductibles will skyrocket under the Republican (non) healthcare plan, or may be denied coverage. Pre-existing conditions include, but are not limited to:

AIDS/HIV,
acid reflux,
acne,
ADD,
addiction,
Alzheimer’s/dementia,
anemia,
aneurysm,
angioplasty,
anorexia,
anxiety,
arrhythmia,
arthritis,
asthma,
atrial fibrillation,
autism,
bariatric surgery,
basal cell carcinoma,
bipolar disorder,
blood clot,
breast cancer,
bulimia,
bypass surgery,
celiac disease,
cerebral aneurysm,
cerebral embolism,
cerebral palsy,
cerebral thrombosis,
cervical cancer,
colon cancer,
colon polyps,
congestive heart failure,
COPD,
Crohn’s disease,
cystic fibrosis,
DMD,
depression,
diabetes,
disabilities,
Down syndrome,
eating disorder,
enlarged prostate,
epilepsy,
glaucoma,
gout,
heart disease,
heart murmur,
heartburn,
hemophilia,
hepatitis C,
herpes,
high cholesterol,
hypertension,
hysterectomy,
kidney disease,
kidney stones,
kidney transplant,
leukemia,
lung cancer,
lupus,
lymphoma,
mental health issues,
migraines,
MS,
muscular dystrophy,
narcolepsy,
nasal polyps,
obesity,
OCD,
organ transplant,
osteoporosis,
pacemaker,
panic disorder,
paralysis,
paraplegia,
Parkinson’s disease,
pregnancy,
restless leg syndrome,
schizophrenia,
seasonal affective disorder,
seizures,
sickle cell disease,
skin cancer,
sleep apnea,
sleep disorders,
stent,
stroke,
thyroid issues,
tooth disease,
tuberculosis, and
ulcers

Republicans in Congress have exempted themselves and their staff members from losing the ACA protections that cover pre-existing conditions.

Actual things said to me by health care professionals while working as a healthcare professional

You can’t be in pain, you laughed at someone’s joke.

You were fine yesterday, you must be faking.

Migraines and asthma attacks are 100% preventable. You only get them because you want to cause drama.

During an asthma attack: I can hear you wheezing when you breathe. Stop being so dramatic. 

About being incapacitated by a migraine: We handle our little headaches like adults here. 

You need to stop it with the health problems. It worries people, and that disrupts their work flow. 

anonymous asked:

do you know of any disabled super heroes?

yea tons! I don’t really know if you’re looking for a specific disability so here’s just a few I can think of! (sorry because the list is so long I’ve had to compress it)

Professor X (aka Charles Xavier) - in a wheelchair 
Daredevil (aka Matt Murdock) - blind
Hawkeye (aka Clint Barton) - partial to complete deafness
Dr. Mid-nite (aka Pieter Cross) - blind
Dr. Mid-nite (aka Charles McNider) - blind
Dr. Mid-nite (Beth Chapel) - blind
Cyborg (aka Vic Stone) - multiple amputee
Winter Soldier (aka James Barnes) - amputee
Arsenal (aka Roy Harper) - amputee
Karma (aka Xi’an Coy Manh) - amputee (also a lesbian, not a disability, just fun trivia haha)
Psylocke (aka Betsy Bradock) - at one time blinded, uses cybernetic eyes
Oracle (aka Barbara Gordon) - in a wheelchair
The Chief (aka Niles Caulder) - in a wheel chair
Operator (aka Frankie Charles) - muscular dystrophy
Echo (aka Maya Lopez) - deaf
Misty Knight (aka Mercedes Knight) - amputee
Aquaman (as Orin) - amputee
Cassandra Cain - at one time mute
Komodo (aka Melati Kusuma) - multiple amputee
Jericho (aka Joseph Wilson) - mute
Deathstroke (aka Slade Wilson) - eye loss
Silhouette (aka Silhouette Chord) - paraplegic (walks with braces)
Captain Marvel Jr. (aka Freddy Freeman) - hobbled
Puck (aka Eugene Milton) - chronic pain caused by achondroplasty (also known as dwarfism) 
Nick Fury Sr. - eye loss
Nick Fury Jr. - eye loss
Madame Web (aka Cassandra Webb) - blind
Hornet (aka Eddie McDonough) - cerebral palsy
Hornet (aka Scotty McDowell) - in a wheelchair
Agent Venom (aka Flash Thompson) - multiple amputee
Dr. Strange (aka Stephen Strange) - loss of fine motor skills in hands due to trauma 
Deadpool (aka Wade Wilson) - chronic pain due to cancer and physical deformities
Wolverine (aka James Howlett) - chronic pain from healing factor and adamantium bones
Thor (as Donald Blake) - hobbled
Thor (aka Jane Foster) - chronic pain from breast cancer
Iron Man (aka Tony Stark) - pacemaker and chronic heart problems
Artie Maddicks - mute
Blindfold (aka Ruth Aldine) - blind (born without eyes)
Destiny (aka Irene Adler) - blind
Forge - amputee
Supernaut (aka Michael Fields) - in a wheelchair
Stick - blind
Horsewoman (aka Sarah) - paraplegic (uses a horse in place of a wheelchair)
Wiz Kid (aka Takeshi Matsya) - in a wheelchair

Non-physical stuff is a bit harder because these are fictional characters but also because the list is almost endless if you include things like PTSD and various emotional disorders but some good examples would be like:

Cassandra Cain, Strix, Punisher, pretty much any Batman villain, Batman, Moon Knight, Hank Pym, Legion, Cloud Nine, Striker, Taskmaster, Guy Gardner, Cyclops, really the list just goes on and on

and there’s even people like Jubilee with canonical learning disabilities! 

these lists are just off the dome so they are no way comprehensive (tho I tried to limit it just to heroes, and for marvel just 616) so feel free to add any!