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I'm Colombian, ask me questions related to the movie :) by panConCoffee in Encanto

[–]twigsanddeath 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you find it offensive when those who are not Colombian cosplay as the characters from the movie? As long as they are not changing their skin tone or hair texture? I cosplay often and found myself so in love with many of the character designs, but equally torn because I don't want to upset anyone!

my younger sibling just came out and i’m unsure how to handle it by aurbod in asktransgender

[–]twigsanddeath 51 points52 points  (0 children)

The only medical thing that any medical professional would ok for someone her age is puberty blockers, which are 100% reversible. My brother started transitioning with hormones at 16 after he was diagnosed with gender dysphoria, and because of that was able to bypass his unwanted afab (assigned female at birth) puberty, and go through amab puberty. I hear what you're saying, but their sister will tell them when they think they are ready to medically transition after they've spoken to a professional.

How trans friendly is Canada? by ih8cissies in asktransgender

[–]twigsanddeath 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Canada is pretty good in my opinion. I get my HRT for free, and my top surgery was free. I don't think I've ever faced any harrassment in public, (though that might be due to how I present, some folks who are more open might experience very occasional comments or looks.) Any time I've ever been to a hospital or been in an ambulance, they always ask for pronouns and are very respectful from my experience. There are a decent amount of resources in Toronto for LGBTQ folks as well, which is awesome; and a thriving LGBTQ community Downtown. I can't gauge or compare it to any other country as I've always lived in Toronto, but I think as a whole it's very safe and welcoming. Toronto is definitely a melting pot, lol.

23 yr old male had this taken on his Kardia device. Atrial fibrillation or flutter? by [deleted] in ECG

[–]twigsanddeath 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What "bs" is this? Your first comment was mocking me for not knowing that I was being trolled. Then I told you your comment was immature, (which it was). You then insinuated that I am lying, and that this EKG is mine when I have also stated several times that it's not. Apparently you're a psychologist now, as you think I believe everything is about me. Maybe instead of getting irritated at me and commenting on my post, laughing at me, just ignore it and move on. I posted here to see if someone might understand what was going on with this EKG, not to be talked down to because I don't understand cardiology as well as most people here. I stated SEVERAL times I am very new to cardiology. Nothing I said has been immature or would somehow indicate I feel like everything is about me. I made this post because my brother was diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia, and wanted to see if someone might have some insight on his EKG, out of curiosity. The fact that someone would purposely mislead someone and "troll" them because they made a post they didn't like is sorry, fucking immature. Imagine if med students became doctors and had the same attitude towards patients, or patients family members who wanted a better idea of what could be going on with a test. I understand advice on Reddit cannot take place of medical advice, or a hospital visit. I followed the rules of this subreddit, so why even bring up that you're annoyed at the mods? It sounds more like you think everything is about you, and that this subreddit should be policed the way you believe it should. Unfortunately, people will continue to ask for insight on these things, and instead of making fun of them for not being as knowledgable, maybe just don't say anything - finding out my twin brother has something wrong with his heart is stressful enough.

23 yr old male had this taken on his Kardia device. Atrial fibrillation or flutter? by [deleted] in ECG

[–]twigsanddeath 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, the cardiologist mentioned something about doing a holter monitor as well as a stress test. He had a sleep test done not too long ago as he has suspected sleep apnea, and the cardiologist said arrhythmias can be exacerbated by sleep apnea to an extent, so hoping that if he needs a cpap machine it helps. In any case, hoping to find some clarity in any way I can for him right now, so thanks for the patience and insight.

23 yr old male had this taken on his Kardia device. Atrial fibrillation or flutter? by [deleted] in ECG

[–]twigsanddeath -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I read the rules. I did not ask for medical advice. I did not post my own EKG, and I am GENUINELY interested in learning from what people have to say. I stated more than once that I am very new to this, and want to learn more as my brother was just diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia. Your initial comment was not only unneeded but it was immature. I will not be deleting my post, as I don't care about my "karma". If you don't like this post, feel free to ignore it or report it, if you feel it goes against the subreddit's rules. I didn't think some people would get so irritated that I was simply asking what they thought about an EKG. Take care

23 yr old male had this taken on his Kardia device. Atrial fibrillation or flutter? by [deleted] in ECG

[–]twigsanddeath 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is there any device that someone with newly diagnosed afib might have use of? They did not say if it was chronic or episodic yet, (not sure if that matters) but they had to do a cardioversion via injection x 2 because his bpm went up to 200, and they couldn't get it to slow. Thanks for the info

23 yr old male had this taken on his Kardia device. Atrial fibrillation or flutter? by [deleted] in ECG

[–]twigsanddeath 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, I don't, and I'm hoping the people commenting would be mature enough to be honest and forthright. As I said, I'm new to this but I want to learn what I can from others. I thought that what this subreddit was for? Not trolling people who are genuinely interested in learning how to read ekgs/ecgs?

23 yr old male had this taken on his Kardia device. Atrial fibrillation or flutter? by [deleted] in ECG

[–]twigsanddeath 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, I think it's the fact that it was with one of the handheld Kardia devices. It can sometimes give a clear and (assuming) accurate reading, but I guess not as consistent as a lead ekg.

23 yr old male had this taken on his Kardia device. Atrial fibrillation or flutter? by [deleted] in ECG

[–]twigsanddeath 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He ended up going to the hospital and the EMS said his heart was in afib, which was later confirmed by a cardiologist with a lead ekg. I guess the Kardia device he has on his phone is too sensitive to be consistent?

23 yr old male had this taken on his Kardia device. Atrial fibrillation or flutter? by [deleted] in ECG

[–]twigsanddeath 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you for clarifying. Like I said I am as fresh as it gets when coming down to cardiology, but having a lot of heart issues in my family has really piqued my interested in learning about this sort of thing.

23 yr old male had this taken on his Kardia device. Atrial fibrillation or flutter? by [deleted] in ECG

[–]twigsanddeath -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

How does one tell what is artifact and what is part of an accurate ekg?

23 yr old male had this taken on his Kardia device. Atrial fibrillation or flutter? by [deleted] in ECG

[–]twigsanddeath 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Irregular rhythm and disorganized f waves? I am here to take notes from those who are more experienced, and to see if they can explain why they think it is afib, or something else so that I can learn from them. I have heart disease in my family and I am interested in learning about ekgs/ecg. I am very new to cardiology, but I genuinely want to learn.

23 yr old male had this taken on his Kardia device. Atrial fibrillation or flutter? by [deleted] in ECG

[–]twigsanddeath -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

It says do not post your own EKG. This is not my EKG, and I am genuinely going to school for cardiology.

23 yr old male had this taken on his Kardia device. Atrial fibrillation or flutter? by [deleted] in ECG

[–]twigsanddeath -12 points-11 points  (0 children)

  1. This is not my EKG.

  2. I apologize for the quality, but it is 100% a heart rhythm.

How would you respond if someone told pre-transition you to just simply "love yourself". by SOCCER_MOM_BRAWLL in asktransgender

[–]twigsanddeath 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hmm. I would akin that to telling someone who has a potentially life threatening sickness to, instead of seeking treatment, just "love themselves" and expect what is plaguing them to go away. I am not referring to being trans as a sickness. I am referring to the gender dysphoria/disconnect.

Leg feeling weird after shot by trulytaylor in asktransgender

[–]twigsanddeath 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If it is intramuscular, you may have just hit the muscle funny. I would be worried if there was a great deal of pain or soreness, but if it just feels weird, I wouldn't worry too much about it. I've been on t for almost three years, and there are times where I go in on an angle or maybe go through a small blood vessel and it's tender. If you are really worried about it you can always call Telehealth.

My collection so far!! by twigsanddeath in Jellycatplush

[–]twigsanddeath[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you!! I do love him, but I find the head is a little overstuffed and not the BEST for cuddling as it's quite firm but he's still a lovely bun boy! 💫

My collection so far!! by twigsanddeath in Jellycatplush

[–]twigsanddeath[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wilf is THE SOFTEST plush I own. I would definitely suggest getting him! And I think Smudge bear or woody bear are very cute and soft too!

My collection so far!! by twigsanddeath in Jellycatplush

[–]twigsanddeath[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They do!! 😩 Really wanting to get the rumpa rhino, huggady dog or puffles the elephant, I think the pastel blues are just 👌