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#MySpoons are all fucked up.

I can't explain the level of hurt- separately & all at once- for being a Black dark-skinned disabled woman.

Right before a (minor but still!) surgery, no less.
Y'all know me.

I talk a lot about having #cancer. Especially after finding out the remission I celebrated is not really remission.

I talk about #InvisibleDisabilities.

But I couldn't get into this surgery.
And of course that's my right.

I share what I share when I feel it will help people & not hurt me.
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#Venezuela's #NicolasMaduro:
"We had a large shipment of medicines to last the country for a year,a large batch of raw materials for food. The bank account was frozen,the contracts were cancelled & the money is seized. They suffocate us,steal our money & put a show for the world"
Nov. 2017:The transnational Pharmaceutical companies Baster,Abbot & Pfizer refused to issue exportation certificates to #Cancer drugs,making it impossible for #Venezuela to buy them
July 2017: The Citibank bank (#USA) refuses to receive #Venezuelan funds from the Central Bank for the import of 300 thousand doses of insulin, destined to cover the demand of 450 thousand registered patients.
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I put this thread up Friday. Few RTs because #disability ♿ and #poverty are boring to people who aren't living it.

That's a real problem in America.

Yet my mentions were full of people facing the same struggle --the fear, frustration and isolation.

The failure to prioritize sick & #disabled people in America is an actual catastrophe for millions. We already know nearly all of America's #homeless suffer from some #disability.

Also, 81M disabled & 131M chronically ill Americans struggle financially due to medical costs.
When the #GOPTaxScam eviscerated the #ACA mandate, it jacked up the premiums for every sick person in America. Mine went from $239 a month for my HMO to $1,978.10.

The CBO said it would happen and it did. Millions have dropped their health insurance because of these price hikes.
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I would like one freaking day without having to fight not only to stay alive, but to access the medical services that should be available to me for the $1,978.10 MONTHLY premium I pay to Blue Cross for my HMO as a person with #cancer

But instead it is an exhausting daily battle.
Trying to sign up for #disability because I am destitute from the cost of #healthcare for sick people in America is the most daunting & frustrating process. I have been working since I was 14, including a 4yr stint helping this country in the domestic Peace Corps and I'm angry.
Congress has failed 131M chronically ill Americans by refusing to give us a system where we all have the same access to care. I am trapped in my house because I can't get a wheelchair lift for my porch and a motorized wheelchair.
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And why aren't parents who refuse to vaccinate also subject to charges of child abuse?
These children are being subjected to needless suffering and even future cancers because their parents choose #antivaxxer anti-science rhetoric over actual science in place since 1798.
And extending this liability question, if a son or daughter gets #cancer later due to failure of parents to vaccinate for #HPV, and/or is made sterile due to failure to vaccinate for mumps, can they sue their parents for damages?
An average person with the measles is likely to infect 12 to 18 others in an unvaccinated population. So what starts as an isolated case can rapidly become a full-blown epidemic.
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This new 3D printer makes objects appear out of nowhere.
Scientists are killing superbugs with #viruses.

#bacteria #antibiotics…
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#Canadians better wake UP! This needs to be RETWEETED to every Canadian! Conservatives, Liberals, NDP & Green. Do you know someone with #Cancer Does anyone in your family have asthma, allergies, pain or obese? If you answered, yes! You have a pre-existing condition! #cdnpoli
Do you work at Tim’s, Walmart or some other job of this nature! Guess what, NO COVERAGE FOR YOU! Do you have a job that is absolutely guaranteed, guess what probably not! NO COVERAGE FOR YOU! Can you afford private insurance premiums, $500-$1000 per person, A MONTH! #cdnpoli
Are you willing to bet your child’s life on voting #CPC or for Max Bernier who said he’s ending socialized medicine? Are you willing to bet your life? How about your parents? You better realize ELECTIONS have CONSEQUENCES! #cdnpoli
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I am angry. This company trying to develop a #cancer treatment is behaving so outrageously that I literally can't believe it. Have you seen/heard about this?… (1)
This company has not begun #ClinicalTrials. As my institution's #cancer center head very accurately said, "History is littered with claims made on the basis of test tube-based or animal studies that had absolutely no transferability into human disease" (2)
#Cancer is not 1 disease. It's not 50 diseases. "Cancer" is a umbrella term we give to an unknown number of different diseases, because they have common characteristics. Yet this man says "We believe we will offer in a year's time a complete cure for cancer" (3)
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An Israeli pharmaceutical company is claiming it will have a “complete cure for cancer” within the next year.

The company is Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies (AEBi), and based on the claims of its board chairman Dan Aridor, the treatment it’s working on is revolutionary.
“Our cancer cure will be effective from day one, will last a duration of a few weeks, and will have no or minimal side-effects at a much lower cost than most other treatments on the market,” Aridor told The Jerusalem Post. “Our solution will be both generic and personal.”
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#ImGrumpyBecause I am one of 17M Americans with #cancer & 131M with a chronic illness & the #TrumpShutdown means many government workers with chronic illnesses like mine won't be able to pay for their medications, which could seriously compromise their survival.
#ImGrumpyBecause Trump is a billionaire who is playing games with people's lives all because @AnnCoulter said he was weak and Trump fears women.

America deserves a president who cares more about the welfare of the citizenry than his own ego.

#ImGrumpyBecause I live in the poorest big city in America where nearly half the people are living at or below the poverty level and the #TrumpShutdown means in February, those people--mostly kids--will not be able to access #SNAP or benefits necessary to keep them housed & fed.
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Fam! We hope y'all are doing great.

We're sorry for not posting any thread yesterday. We had a little issue but it's resolved now.

It's Day 4 of our #CancerAwareness thread. We've learnt what cancer is and how it grows.

We've also learnt about the types of tumours and today...
We'll be talking about the different types of cancer.

There are five main types of cancer ♋ but do you know what determines the types? The cells in which they grow.
Don't get it twisted. This is different from the types of tumours we talked about earlier.

1. Carcinoma.

This type of cancer starts in the epithelial cells (this is the layer of cells that protects🛡️organs). Carcinomas may invade ☠️ other tissues and organs and move to the lymph nodes and other areas of the body. This invasion is known as metastasis.

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Monday night I explained my pain after two surgeries in 3wks, drowning in medical debt, gutted by my health status, by the status of this country under Trump and the viciousness many (alas, both sides) have embraced.

The flood of kindness & commiseration was overwhelming. 💜🌿
I was off Twitter Tuesday when I should have been covering the Barr hearings because I had a sudden 😷 medical crisis 😷 related to the surgeries.

It's been a very tough time for me.

I can't tell you all how much the support I have gotten on here has buoyed me.

Thank you.
People who are not battling #cancer or other chronic illness blessedly don't know how exhausting it is.

Please reach out to folks in your lives who face this. Trust me when I tell you how much it means. And there are 131M Americans coping with this every day. Nearly 40% of us.
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Today was an awful day.
I am so tired of being #disabled, sick and poor.
It's freaking exhausting.
And everything is worse under this administration.
Before I was paralyzed, when I was upset I would stand in a hot shower and cry.
I miss that.
I miss my other life.
Lack of control is hard.
Pain is hard.
Isolation is hard.
No clear distinction between work & play--you're always in the same place.
There are so many Americans in this same situation--chronically ill with #cancer or something that limits their lives in ways they never expected.
I think about that a lot--how many people are struggling.
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Non,le #glyphosate n'est pas le bon cheval de bataille car il est très peu toxique & non cancérigène #fact🤔… … par contre ses remplaçants confectionnés par #Monsanto st bien +nocifs & +rentables 😱
Rappel: brevet #glyphosate est ds domaine public dps 2001
La revue @JNCI_Now (Journal of the National Cancer Institute) dans laquelle cela a été publié est très sérieuse : #ImpactFactor 12,583 pour l'année 2014, au 8e rang parmi 202 journaux de la catégorie #Oncologie
La chercheuse responsable de l'étude est @beane_laura qui est une spécialiste reconnue de l’épidémiologie de #cancer chez les travailleurs exposés et a déjà travaillé sur d'autres #pesticides en agro.
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(1) So while #TerrorismLiaisonOfficers AKA Militarized Fire & #EMS r getting extra $$$ to target innocent Americans, the very technology - extra-judicially deployed - is harming them as well.

#KarmaSandwich - #FairfaxCounty

Bye-bye Gonads!…
(2) What is mounted on towers around schools, fire departments & #LE facilities @ffxfirerescue?

10G (classified)
"Non-lethal weapons" #NLW's ("Non-lethal?" - They impact fetus & sperm development)
Millimeter Weapons Systems
Microwave-generating Magnetrons
(3) #2G #3G #4G r fine for data-transmission. Everything else is an active-denial weapons system or #ADS.

#DeepState has figured out how to track the world population 24/7 via remote, satellite (+ aerostat-, drone-, tower-mounted) remote #biometric reading & analytics platforms
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The part in this article about the opioid crisis was more accurate for when it was written. BUT.
The data behind the opioid issue is very flawed. And it has been since 2004, though it is less flawed now.

The CDC admitted the recent data was wrong last April. Yet even surgical & cancer patients can't get mild pain killers.
I do like the part exposing the data behind crack babies. Someone needs to take that model and do the investigative part for the opioid hysteria.
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I will now proceed to go on a #tweetrant / #tweetorial with regards to #Pharmaceutical #biotech pricing (focus on #cancer).

Very timely, also see @WSJ… on price hikes.

For the record, no #COI / #FCOI. Feel free to contribute to this discussion.
Lets look at the problem from the @PhRMA / business perspective. And lets suppose you are a wonderful company, started by wonderful people who just want to make the world a better place (I know, not real, but stay with me for a minute).
You start with a great idea / or pipeline platform and start selling this concept to #VC #VentureCapital, and lets assume that this is actually a really good idea. What is the needed return on investment to make this worth while. A: further R&D must exceed the cost of capital.
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Durante la mayor parte de nuestra historia evolutiva las #MUJERES pasaban casi toda su vida reproductiva embarazadas o en lactancia. Tenían apenas 100 ciclos menstruales mientras que una mujer actual tiene 400 ciclos.
Eso expone a las mujeres actuales a una mayor actividad de lo que el sistema reproductivo esta adaptado: alta exposición a hormonas ováricas y sus fluctuaciones.
Para algunos autores esta situación hormonal sería responsable del incremento contemporáneo de la incidencia de #cáncer de mama hormono-sensible.
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A federal judge ruled the #AffordableCareAct--also known as #ACA & #Obamacare--unconstitutional because #GOPTaxBill removed the mandate.
I've written about ACA since it was devised in 2009 & signed in 2010. Here is a thread📌on what the law does & how it impacts you:
Many Americans are confused about what the #ACA is--and this includes Trump and his #HHS Sect #AlexAzar. A vast array of complex #healthcare statutes are covered under the #AffordableCareAct (also known as #ACA & #Obamacare). So here's a primer to inform you on all points.
The #AffordableCareAct is the comprehensive health care reform law enacted in March 2010 (sometimes known as #ACA or #Obamacare). The #ACA is NOT insurance. It is a LAW that stipulates, in part, what insurance companies provide in their #healthcare plans.
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Tuesday was the prelim. Thursday is the main event.
Right now, I am resting between sprints.
Trying to breathe.
Inhale. Pray. Exhale.

The days and weeks ahead are going to be another life test.
(Pretty sure I learned this lesson already, but, okay, universe.)
The outpouring of concern and love I have received on here has been so far beyond anything I could have imagined. I feel so supported and strengthened by all these messages--too many for me to respond to all of them, but deeply, deeply appreciated.

Thank you so VERY much.
There are currently 17M Americans with #cancer.
41% of us will get some form of cancer in our lifetimes.
That's nearly half of us.
Everyone knows someone with cancer.
So we have to be vigilant and we have to take care of ourselves--lower that stress, first and foremost.
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This day has been so hard.
It's been a year since my last surgery.
I lost correct count of how many surgeries I have had, but it's close to two dozen over my life time.
So many scars on my body and psyche.
I am legit terrified of this next surgery.
I'm so shaky tonight, folks. 😷
People with #cancer are supposed to be brave and model courage for others, but the fact is, it's just the loneliest and scariest of journeys.
I have watched people I admired chart their slow deaths on here.
Quite simply, I don't want to be one of them.
Brave, yes.
Dying, no.😷
Watching #TonyBennett (yes, I am so freaked out I am watching a country #Christmas special, although it's had a lot of jazz for a country special & not much country) belt out tunes with Diana Krall at 92, I want that--decades more time. I want years more of my voice out there.
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While you're focused on a holiday surprise from #Mueller, the president of the United States and his lame duck Speaker have officially been working toward eviscerating the #ACA before #NancyPelosi steps in to save everyone's #healthcare.

Please call your reps & tell them NO.
I'm seriously ill--17M of us have #cancer; 131M have other chronic illnesses. This concerns me & you & people you love.
Like everything else, it's underhanded and under-the-radar.

New insurance guidelines would undermine rules of the #AffordableCareAct…
"The Trump administration is urging states to tear down pillars of #AffordableCareAct, demolishing a basic rule that federal insurance subsidies can be used only by people buying health plans in marketplaces created under the law."

They want to take the #healthcare you need.
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My oxygen machine just shut off and sent out a long beep and now I am somewhat panicked about not having air.
I called the medical equipment company, but it's a long time till morning when they come and bring another one.
I have two tanks = 6hrs.
#chronicillness is so terrible.
And the people who are on call are not very nice.
They always seem very put-out that you need to be able to breathe.
So The Wife just called--she teaches in another state on Wednesdays. She said yes, we do have several oxygen tanks at the office, which she will pick up on the way home. And one of my doc friends on here sent me a fix-it vid for her for when she gets home to check the machine.
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[thread] #cancer du sein et tamoxifène : mauvais choix pour certaines femmes. Comment savoir ? #pharmacogénétique
Le tamoxifène est utilisé sous forme orale mais il n’est pas d’emblée actif. C’est une sorte de « prodrogue ». Il doit être transformé en métabolites actifs (endoxifène et 4-OH-tamox). Une enzyme hépatique est essentielle pour ça : le cytochrome P450 2D6 (#CYP2D6).⤵️
L’activité du CYP2D6 est variable : 2 personnes sur 30 ont en enzyme inactive (métabolisme « lent »). 1 sur 30 un métabolisme ultrarapide (activité 2D6 très élevée). Pour le tamoxifène, on commence à voir le problème : il ne sera pas activé en endoxifène chez 2 femmes sur 30 !
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