The rest of this month is about to fly by far too fast.
My last final is on Thursday
Graduation Party for Chuck and I on Friday(super excited!)
Graduation Saturday(hoo-freaking-ray) my mom has demanded that we jump in the river in our gowns, haha!
Then the next morning is a road trip to Memphis.
So we’ll be in Memphis dec 15-21. We’re already going to the Peabody Hotel, Beale street and Graceland.
Any recommendations for other things we’ve gotta do/see? Perhaps things off the beaten path? We’re kind of thinking about taking a day to drive through some neighboring states.(maybe that’s crazy?)
Then we get back and have a couple of days at work, then we enjoy Christmas and before you know it, it will be New Years(my favorite!)
Why Is Potentially Lethal Contraceptive NuvaRing Still on the Market?
Vanity Fair writer-at-large Marie Brenner investigates the birth-control device NuvaRing, which has allegedly caused blood clots in thousands of its users. As NuvaRing’s manufacturer, Merck, which made $623 million in NuvaRing sales in 2012, is facing roughly 3,500 lawsuits against it, Brenner asks why, despite evidence of serious risk, this potentially lethal contraceptive remains on the market.
Would a young woman use NuvaRing, Brenner asks, if she knew that the F.D.A. had determined that there was a 56 percent increased risk of blood clots when it was compared with birth-control pills using earlier forms of progestin? Karen Langhart, the mother of Erika Langhart, a 24-year-old who died of a pulmonary embolism on Thanksgiving Day 2011 after using NuvaRing for approximately four years, tells Brenner, “I want to warn every mother and every daughter: do not use the product that killed my child.”
Read more here.
Well this is 1) terrifying, 2) disappointing. Guess I need to call my OB. Trying to avoid a knee jerk hysterical reaction, but I have to admit that seeing this come across my dash is pretty scary. Doesn’t it seem like EVERY form of hormonal birth control had some major, potentially fatal side effect?
Posting this as a PSA to anyone else who uses it.
Ugh. This happened with the patch too. Why can’t i have a form of birth control that I don’t have to take every day and won’t risk my life?
I want to pretend I didn’t read this. I had MORE problems on the pill because I was horrible at taking it and it fucked with my moods and hormones based on the fluctuation. DON’T MAKE ME.
IIIIIUUUUUDDDDDDDD y’all. Ask me anything you may want to know, I have paragard.
Seconding the paragard IUD. This thing is a god and will make any of your hormonal bcp problems go far far away, never to be seen again.
I know this is morbid and horrible.
When baby opossum died I put him in the freezer so I could eventually harvest his skull. It took me several months to swallow my sadness and just do it.
But now I’ve got a tiny opossum skull on my skull shelf.
I really want to find a road kill adult opossum skull to display beside it to show the size/morphology difference.
I accidentally deleted a really sweet message and I cannot remember who the sender was. So to whoever it was: thank you for being so sweet!
Never have I ever seen so many birds in once place.
The survivors and the casualties of the cold.
This is what D’s fun policing looks like :/
But on a happy note I bought cat toys and they LOVE them.