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Just doing some digging. #Pain is extremely nuanced. And the approach should also. W my kids #health & #pain there has been continued lack of knowledge, assumptions, & unwillingness to understand.
➡️#Anatomy of those that had #TPAIT & lack of understanding
by many docs 1
how this can impact #pain
➡️ Not identify or understanding impact of #MalabsorptionSyndrome
➡️Assumption that removal of #pancreas should immediately ‘solve’ issue of #ChronicPain
➡️ #GastricEmptying issues
➡️ Age of my kids (too young to have #pain)
➡️ Lack of 2
understanding & identification of #MedicalTrauma
➡️T3c #Diabetes
➡️ Impact of #NASH on #pain & options for #care

There are numerous factors that are critical in #Treating an #ChronicPain in #Individuals. They list of few listed above that are factors w my kids, have often 3
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#Afscheid nemen bestaat niet….ik ga wel weg maar verlaat jullie niet.

Alles wat ik deed deed ik vanuit mijn #hart. Alle #kinderen, meer dan 1000 die ik uit de #jeugdzorg haalde vertelde ik dat alles wat ze vanuit hun hart deden goed was ook al waren anderen het er
niet mee eens. Ik leerde ze achter hun eigen #beslissingen te blijven staan hoe ze er ook om #veroordeeld zouden worden en ik leerde ze een eigen #mening te vormen. Vrijwel al deze #kinderen werden uitgekotst door de #school of #maatschappij. Ze werden #opgesloten #afgesnauwd en
onterecht uit hun huizen #gesleurd. Allemaal zijn ze goed terecht gekomen. Niet 1 kind viel uit.

Dat dat zo goed ging kostte mij mijn #kop. Uiteindelijk sloten ze mij op en maakten me helemaal kapot. Ik moest er zelfs voor in het #buitenland gaan wonen mijn #zoon achterlatend
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Senate Bill 23-170: building on the success of Colorado's "Red Flag" law, this bill allows medical and mental health providers as well as teachers to join law enforcement and families in petitioning the court for an extreme risk protection order. We urge support. #copolitics
Jane Dougherty, whose sister died in the Sandy Hook shooting, testifies in support of the ERPO enhancement bill: "what if all those lives could have been saved?" #copolitics #coleg
Barton High School Teacher - Rachel is here! she is sharing about what's it like being a teacher in a high school where we have #GunViolence & regular #lockdowns & she talks about going from giggling with 9th graders to watching in horror

Follow this bill
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Fantastic presentation by Sophie Weeks of @polareducators at #ASSW2023 that made me think about how to communicate across knowledge systems🧵 #Arctic #Indigenous #IndigenousKnowledge #bridging #traslating #Westernscience #policymakers
with different epistemologies, ways of knowing, ontologies, understandings of nature and human existence, and axiologies, values, value judgements, and ethics.
Using #art to demonstrate that even working within one knowledge system has translation issues when shifting mediums from drawing to speaking or reading. The drawing demonstrated that objectivity is in fact a myth, having scientists all draw the same thing can demonstrate that.
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If you aren't tuning in yet to @VigilForHD16 introducing a phenomenal bill at #colorado #legislativesession ✨HB23-1101 - Ozone Season Transit Grant Program Flexibility ✨ #CleanAir #publictransit #ClimateJustice is important

@baconforco discusses the bill as well - who represents D7, and how much transit has mattered to #students #youngpeople and #workingparents and how much #CleanAir matters to her constituents #copolitics

Follow the bill!🔥
@VigilForHD16 gives us a lesson on group level o-zone - "which is a combination of heat and toxins, and they mostly come from oil and gas operations - and then transportation is the next big one" #copolitics

Fantastic point Rep. #ClimateJustice
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This mornings rant is about #paidfamilyleave in Colorado & how #voters overwhelmingly passed FAMLI

[& employers can now register for CO’s new program finally; employees max 12 weeks of paid leave a yr + 4 additional wks for #pregnancy or #childbirth complications]

Let’s get 1st thing straight - this 🧵 is no insight into the near 15 yrs #advocates fought for #paidfamilyleave at the CO state Capitol before #voters passed it on the #ballot

I, like many folks - came into the advocacy for #FAMLI yrs after lots of fight. Grateful to have it
Many of us worked on the #ballotmeasure in 2020 & #voters approved the program by 57% of the vote ✨ the amount of barriers set in place to #advocate for #paidfamilyleave & #pass it & then #implement it - have been eye opening 👁 to say the least. #copilitics
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Thread "How to argue in court" - an easy to understand explanation to day to day Court Language.

1) First learn, "What is a Statement and how to make a statement to open an argument in a court.

a) "Defendant is fraud" This is your opinion. This is not

#lawyers #lawstudents
2/ a Statement for purpose of argument.

b) "Defendant has cheated me." This is again, your opinion. This is not a Statement for purpose of argument.

c) "Defendant cheated me of 50 lakh rupees by giving promise of giving a flat". This can do. The Judge

#lawyers #lawstudebt
3/ can understand what is your problem.

Judge can then ask you, "Why do you say so? What is your basis for saying so?"

Now here you are supposed to answer with some evidence (documents or other things) from which it is obvious that you might be speaking truth.

#law #lawyers
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1/🧵 Why is COVID hospitalization like 2X sticks of dynamite 🧨?
A thread on the ICU portion… #PICS + #LongCOVID.
Prevent this w 3 steps:
📌Avoid #COVID by Vax & Mask
📌Avoid severe COVID by Paxlovid & Monoclonal Ab
📌👇 read here about PICS & how to reduce injury in the ICU
2/ Here’s what you must know if you get too sick & land in an ICU.

History Lesson 📝
In the past, too many decisions in #CriticalCare were guided by fear. We oversedated patients for too long out of worry they might self-extubate & pull off restraints.

That’s happening again 🤮
3/ We kept patients immobilized due to an overly conservative approach to fall prevention that precluded us from attempting to walk them early. We kept families away from patients, treating loved ones as visitors rather than members of the healing plan.

That’s happening again.
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Judith Heumann a lifelong #advocate for rights of disabled people — one of the most influential voices in the disability rights movement said — "Independent living is not doing things by yourself. It is being in #charge of how things are done."
#UserLed #PeerLeaders #HomeAgain
This quote describes the #essence behind Home Again as an approach.
During the course of time the innovation and its #ethos has been shaped, directed and scaled-up by marginalised folks with psychosocial disabilities allowing many others like them to frame their #unique pathways and aspirations to well-being with #agency and #autonomy.
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[DAY 9/24]

Following our commitment to inclusiveness, let's introduce today the @CSEdWeek, aiming to inspire #k12 #students, advocate for #equity, and celebrate the contributions of the community!

Topic of this year: #CSforSocialJustice #CSforGood 👏🙏🤩
"The concept of social justice often refers to human rights, centered around improving the lives of groups historically marginalized based on race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion and disability."
"As part of the #CSforGood movement, we decided to shine a light on how Computer Science can serve as a catalyst for social justice. #CSforSocialJustice"
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@mike_yung @PrairieTheatre @Brittan60572844 Rant incoming. This is exactly why I'm flipping pissed there's no attention on this b/c nearly everyone is assuming the wrong narrative. Press & politics aren't picking it up because they're AFRAID of it being an #LGBTQ+/#trans issue w/o looking past it & seeing the REAL story.
@mike_yung @PrairieTheatre @Brittan60572844 Cyberbullying has infected our community. These users carry very far-right beliefs w/ a very specific agenda: dump Trudeau, dump Singh, cancel The Social, praise Don Cherry, celebrate Adam Skelly (now) & TARGET OUR COMMUNITY. It's incredibly linear, systemic & super predictable.
@mike_yung @PrairieTheatre @Brittan60572844 Considering the political leanings and the fact that it's oh-so-coincidental that OUR community is getting heat, especially yours truly, I struggle to not imagine DW blowing a dog whistle especially considering his COVID beliefs & political leanings, including w/ Gary Marshall.
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اسلام میں خود کشی حرام نہ ہوتی تو سپریم کورٹ کے سامنے اپنی جان دے دیتی اپنی تمام تعلیمی اسناد کو آگ لگا دیتی،
جج بننے سے بہتر تھا گاوں میں مویشی پال کر اپلے تھاپ لیتی،
وکلاء کی توہین آمیز گالیوں سے تنگ آ کر ایڈیشنل ڈسٹرکٹ اینڈ سیشن جج ڈاکٹر ساجدہ احمد کا
سپریم کورٹ کو کھلا خط۔ اٹک فتح جنگ میں تعینات خاتون جج جو ایڈیشنل ڈسٹرکٹ اینڈ سیشن جج کے عہدے پر فائز ہیں ان کی جانب سے سپریم کورٹ آف پاکستان کو کھلا خط لکھا گیا ہے جس میں خاتون جج نے واضح انداز میں اپنی بے بسی کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے یہ کہا ہے کہ آئے روز کا معمول بن چکا ہے
انہیں نام نہاد وکلاء کی جانب سے گالیاں سننا پڑتی ہیں توہین آمیز سلوک کیا جاتا ہے ہراساں کیا جاتا ہے۔
یہی کچھ سہنا تھا تو سوچتی ہوں کیا ضرورت تھی اتنے سال اعلی تعلیم کی خاطر ماں باپ کا پیسہ اور اپنا وقت برباد کرنے کی؟
ہمیں کوئی تحفظ حاصل نہیں،
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Hear, hear

As a confident WOC willing to enter male dominated, non-diverse spaces (women >20% of my class & rare in tech)

I hear from men and women:
I take up too much space, I talk too much, etc, etc.

If invited 6x to podcasts in 2019, is that "too much"?
Who decides?
In the marketplace of ideas, lack of women o BIPOC in a space, what is the metric of too much/little? A recent thread on leadership coaching specific to #WIM: importance of having manners if one wants a seat at the table

How about results as the metric?
I'm successful as an advocate, having been a Health Advocate of the Year in 2012 by @Drsforamerica in 2012. Part of being an advocate is bringing issues to the forefront that may not be the priority of decision makers. One communicates on it (albeit, at times, relentlessly)
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Another great episode in this series.

Important reflections on the contrast between workplaces that support and value the well being of the staff within them, and those that don't.

Must watch for leaders within #mentalhealth services who wish to create compassion cultures.

1:55 - 3:40

Great description of "homely" team where the health of staff was prioritised by the manager and colleagues "had each others' backs".

4:05 - 4:15

Contrasted with a workplace where in response to a toxic workplace culture she was "given the message" that "their was something wrong me", creating a "deep sense of shame".

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I am truly sick upon reading of this senseless tragedy. A #family #physician killed by one of his #patients in #Alberta #Canada. In the #USA we have a broken #healthcare system; #physicians overworked, they are often being dictated the care 1/…
they are able to provide to #patients due to outside influences such as administrators, #insurance,#PBMs, politicians & #government. There is concern by #patients & #caregivers re care received this is particularly true w inds that have #complexhealth, #chronicillness & 2/
#chronicpain. Many #patients lives harmed due to #abandonment of care. Our #healthcare system is broken. We are seeing #physcians die by #suicide & #patients being harmed. These issues MUST be addressed! I truly believe that as a #patient #advocate it is also 3/
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#psychologist - what does the CMS
#telehealth waiver means for you, your practice, and #Medicare Patients? An @APAPractice thread...…
Great news = #Medicare patients can now receive telehealth care in their homes or ANY health care facility during the #coronavirus emergency.
#psychologist practice location was not restricted. We expect this means that psychologists can practice telehealth out of their homes, and we have contacted @CMSGov to confirm.
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February 29 (the rarest day) is #RareDiseaseDay and this matters a great deal. It matters to me and my family, but also to millions of others who have stories similar to ours. If you follow me on @Twitter, you probably know some of my story.
I don’t want to bore you by telling it again, but I do want to talk a bit about what I’ve learned since my #diagnosis and since becoming a #RareDisease #advocate.
The first thing I learned was that even though it was a relief to have a diagnosis...(i.e. some sort of validation that there was a reason I didn’t feel well my whole life), it was really really hard to come to terms with having this new label.
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As someone who is now a care leaver
As someone who’s spent time in care for a number of years
As someone who’s experienced extreme trauma
As someone who been abused
As someone who’s been to prison
As someone who’s tried taking their own life
As someone who’s battled with mental health issues for many years
As someone who lives in a deliberating and tortuous mind everyday
As someone who was failed by the care system
As someone who used to be ashamed to be that person in care
As someone who somewhat still blames themselves for being in care
As someone who was separated from siblings due to being in care
As some people used to say i wasn’t wasn’t going very far because I was in care
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I have a grievance regarding my mom's care during her bout w/#sepsis. #dementia

At the end of October 2019, my husband & I awoke to find mom's breathing labored, & her mumbling to let her sleep. We let her rest. A fever spiked within the hour, & suddenly she became deathly ill.
She was twitching, sweating profusely, in full rigors, & unable to sit up/speak well. She looked TERRIFIED. I thought she had a stroke. Turns out, it was a high fever from an infected gallbladder. She landed in the #ICU. ALL her vitals were jumping around. It was horrible.
She landed in the ER & eventually the ICU. Turns out she had #sepsis from the infected gall bladder. The ICU's 1st step? Changing her meds around INSTANTLY. Specifically they rescinded ALL #opioids abruptly. After over a decade on them, she was thrown into acute withdrawal in ICU
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