If you do the Twitter thing, you are probably familiar with the #followfriday (or #ff) phenomenon, where you recommend other people on Twitter to “follow”. This is a lot like recommending friends “you may know” on Facebook. The social media guide Mashable.com explains more:
#followfriday is a game in which people suggest who to follow on Twitter. It helps everyone find interesting Twitter users. You list the users you recommend following and add “#followfriday” anywhere in the Tweet so others can find it. The “#” is very important – don’t forget it!
In addition to recommending women to follow on Twitter, I’m going to start highlighting women who blog about their disabilities with a little link love. Let’s get started!
Beyond Passing Time: Wimpy Tries to Live with it
To begin with, I didn’t even know my heart was chronically fast — sometimes dangerously — when I was diagnosed with this problem six years ago. In grade eleven and twelve, doctors had noted that it was fast a couple of times, but it was written off as a side effect of extra Ventolin inhaler puffs before a pulmonary function test and another time, as part of a fever when I was in the hospital. I just assumed my heart was just a bit touchy — that’s all.
Brilliant Mind Broken Body: The late night breaks are the hardest
I don’t want my hands covered in silver braces that people will stare at and ask about. Bad enough that they feel no shame about asking me why I need a mobility aid – whether it’s my service dog or, in the past, crutches and canes. But to have them querying me about a set of braces that will ruin the slim, clean lines of my hands is particularly hard.
Life, Paralyzed: Slacker
Most recently, I’ve been getting a throbbing pain all through my back, especially in my lower back. It’s all very odd and frustrating, because I can’t feel the exterior; I only feel the interior. Could I really be feeling my bones and muscles? I doubt it. Regardless, I’ve had all kinds of tests done in hopes of finding a cause and haven’t had any luck. All my major organs are fine. My breathing is good and my blood work is fine. That leaves me with, “it could be stress or neurological pain.” Great.
That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend, y’all!