Our beloved friend, Sarah Myles Spencer, is in need of the help of a faithful and loving community.
Sarah suffers from several autoimmune disorders, including iritis, arthritis, interstitial cystitis, and has tested positive for the autoimmune gene that is present when a person has lupus (though no formal lupus diagnosis has been given yet). She also has glaucoma that she developed from steroid treatments, lyme disease, chronic depression and anxiety disorder, trigeminal neuralgia, and mild PTSD. She was the primary caretaker of her father in 2010, and when he died, she and her husband Michael took on all of that medical debt as well.
Her family has been paying all of this medical debt off diligently, but are currently in a situation without income or insurance. Sarah has had to put her own health (which would normally require her to see 4-5 specialists a month) on the back burner in the face of an impossible choice: groceries or medical care?
No family should have to choose between feeding their children and maintaining their health.
Because of the host of autoimmune deficiencies, Sarah has now developed pneumonia, for which she has been to the hospital several times in the last month.
Michael lost his job in a confusing and infuriating situation involving racial targeting by his direct supervisor in the Fall, and has been forced to take several lower-paying jobs to support his family while working with his union in an attempt to rectify the illegal and horrible mistreatment of him by a company he’d been a top-performer at for over 3 years. He has been the caretaker through this ordeal, but is currently faced with the burden of juggling the health and well-being of his family with finding work in a floundering economy. Nothing he has found yet has provided insurance.
This fundraiser is not only assuaging the burden of so much acquired medical debt, it is allowing a family to feed and clothe themselves while keeping a roof over their heads. It is giving them some breathing room.
Patients taking the antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine) should be aware that the drug manufacturer Pfizer has issued a recall of one lot of the medications after they discovered one bottle contained a heart drug used to treat atrial fibrillation.
The medication found is Tikosyn that was discovered in one bottle of Effexor XR. The heart medication could cause abnormal heartbeat that could cause symptoms of dizziness, sweating, pallor and fainting.
Patients should check their antidepressant for lot numbers 130142 and V130140, with expiration date of October 2015. Also recalled is Effexor XR with Greenstone lot number V130014, which expires in August 2015.
The antidepressant recall includes two lots of Effexor XR® 150 Mg Extended-Release Capsules and one lot of Greenstone’s Venlafaxine HCl 150 Mg Extended-Release Capsules.
The FDA warns the interaction between the heart drug Tikosyn and venlafaxine “could be fatal”.
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support your sisters not just your cis-ters. happy international women’s day, respect and love one another. understand that different women experience different types of oppression and be mindful of that with your words/actions. bring each other up and obliterate anyone in your path.
If you see something like this, DO NOT CALL AN EXTERMINATOR!
Call a beekeeper, they can relocate the hive instead of killing them. Bees are dying at an alarming rate, please do not contribute to that! They are so important for our ecosystem!
yo fuck this i aint gonna call no beekeeper i’m moving before i’m dead
I’m going to call an exterminator so the exterminator can kill them. I’ll be able to sleep at night knowing that there are less bees in the world.
No bees = no food.
No food = no life.
Congratulations on destroying the world.
Because you seem to not understand that bees pollinate flowers and literally bees are the reason we have food.
Did you guys even watch bee movie
you really really must call a bee keeper!
My family’s house had it’s entire attic taken over by bees one year. They slowly started appearing in the house, and then they were everywhere. We called a bee keeper, and he removed what he said was the largest domestic honeycomb/bee nest he’d ever seen. I was so terrified I’d gone to stay with a friend. My folks called me to meet the bee keeper, and he led me on the most magical journey through the house. He explained the bees were harmless if you move calmly through them and don’t swat at or harass them. He was only stung once because he accidentally put his hand down and smooshed one. The bees landed on me, walked a bit, then buzzed away. All honey combs and bees were safely removed and relocated. Call a bee keeper, they are awesome!
Visenya Targaryen was the older of King Aegon I Targaryen’s sisters. She was also one of his two wives, the other being her sister Rhaenys. During the War of Conquest, she rode her dragon, Vhagar, to battle. She was a passionate, temperamental woman, both stern and sensual, more voluptuous than her sister, more passionate, but with a dark and unforgiving side. She was a warrior, more comfortable in ringmail than in silk, she was apt to dress as a warrior, with her long silver-gold hair in braided coils or bound in rings. She wielded the Valyrian steel sword Dark Sister. Visenya accompanied the Targaryen fleet to Gulltown on her dragon. After the Arryn fleet defeated the Targaryen fleet in the battle of Gulltown she had Vhagar burn the Arryn fleet. After the Field of Fire she was charged with subduing the Vale while Rhaenys was charged with conquering Dorne. House Arryn sent an army to the Bloody Gate but Visenya simply flew on her dragon Vhagar straight up to the courtyard of the Eyrie to obtain the surrender of the Vale of Arryn. She succeeded and the Vale was taken bloodlessly.