By Elliot & Erick Jiménez
By Elliot & Erick Jiménez
I looked in the mirror just now and thought, "you know what? I look nice."
I never really think like that. There's a dozen things wrong with me that I like to critique, but not then. Probably won't be this way tomorrow, but for one moment I was genuinely satisfied with how I look, and that feels wonderful.
i’m really feeling writing! lms if you want a little one liner while i work on my drafts!
reading 1920s fashion commentary on tanning (directed at light-skinned women) is like watching Jaws
except the shark is melanoma
“it’s natural and healthy to get that golden glow! sunbathing is wholesome! backless beach dresses are all the rage!”
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Not to annoy y’all with my art but I did a lil more. I really gotta do the hair bc it’s off putting Rn 😐
What I wouldn't give to be wrapped up like a burrito in a soft fluffy blanket rn
i almost went on a really long ramble about seylan and tommy dating while tommy is undercover but its like. i cant describe it i just love him
lolol im thinking about my marking kink rn
FYI for my adhesive-sensitive dia-buddies (or anyone who has to wear medical equipment and reacts to the adhesive)
1. Make sure the area is as clean as possible before application AND as dry as possible (you might want to wait a while if you just showered)
2. Some people swear by applying unscented deodorant on the site about 15 mins before applying your device. It should theoretically reduce sweating (and water/sweat is never your friend when it comes to adhesives)
3. I like to spray Flonase on the site about 5 mins before applying my sensor. It doesn’t stop my reaction to the Dexcom adhesive, but it does seem to reduce irritation from some of the other adhesives.
4. You can use barrier flims such as IVprep. These create a thin film that theoretically prevent the adhesive from touching your skin. The don’t work great for me, but I know a couple of people who swear by them.
5. For people who are very allergic to whatever adhesive they’re using I recommend using some sort of bandage/dressing. I use tegaderm with a tiny hole cut in the middle (protip- it’s usually a lot cheaper online than in stores). Tegederm tends to peel if you get sweaty, if it’s a huge problem you can actually try cutting a hole in a hydrocolloid bandage and using that instead.
6. In addition to adding tegederm under my Dexcom, I also add some mastisol (it’s a very strong adhesive, a little goes a long way) and an overpatch (I use skin-grips) to keep everything secured. But before you add anything to your sensor make sure you don’t react to it too!
@shewhowalkedtheearth sent: [ heal ] one muse kisses the other’s forehead after treating their injury.
as reluctant as she often is towards treatment, she knows better than to refuse. insistence in downplaying an injury is something she isn’t foolish enough to try with martha. and beyond that, it’s not a habit which she picked up. so she sits patiently while the other woman works. eyes flicker between her hands and her face. she might not always enjoy being in this position but she does like watching her work. mags has often found she finds it pleasant to observe people when they’re doing what they do best, in their element, absorbed by tasks which are second nature. and her patience is made all the more worth it when it’s through. supplies are discarded and when martha draws near again, she leans forward to brush her lips to her forehead. it makes magnolia’s muscles relax. shoulders sink slightly and a small smile curves at her mouth. she waits until the other woman has pulled back to sign: ‘ thank you. ’
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