We got so much snow this week! It looks really pretty from inside, but honestly, I’m pretty over it. It makes it difficult/borderline impossible for me to get outside, and just knowing that makes me feel so much more holed up. I’m trying to lean into it by lighting candles, drinking tea, and reading, but that’s only getting me so far. But it is what it is, and I’m at least happy I don’t need to go out in the snow because that would definitely be worse.
So, on to this week’s favorites.
Perceptions of Disabled Patients
Last week, an article came out talking about a study that found doctors had overwhelmingly negative views of their patients with disabilities – that they believed the quality of life of their disabled patients was low, and that they didn’t believe they were well equipped to treat their disabled patients. This doesn’t shock me (I had a really negative experience with a previous neurologist), but I think it’s so important that more people understand the barriers disabled people face, even within the medical system itself.
I have really, really bad circulation, which means that for 80% of the year my feet are constantly freezing. I’ve taken to putting a microwaveable neck warmer on my feet, which works (when I’m at home, at least). I’ve tried compression stockings before, but they’re so tight and uncomfortable and hard to get on/off that I never stick with them. These compression socks from Bombas seem like the perfect mix – I’ve ordered them and will let you know how they turn out!
“I’m Not a Cat”
I cannot stop watching and re-watching and laughing at this video! A lawyer accidentally turned on a filter that turned his face into a cat’s during a hearing, and he couldn’t figure out how to turn it off. You’ve probably seen this floating around the Internet already, but it’s just SO good that I had to share!!
Framing Britney Spears
I was a huge Britney Spears fan growing up – I think that her CD was probably one of the first I owned! This documentary on Hulu (by The New York Times) looked at the way she was treated by the public, the media, and those in her “inner circle,” and also talked about the conservatorship she’s currently under. It was really interesting, and if you grew up in the 90s like me, it’s definitely worth a watch.
Spike in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
This is just such a horrific trend to read about. I don’t have much to add personally, but I think it’s important to be aware of what’s going on. I hope that more people start talking about this so that we can work to address it – it’s just unbelievable and unacceptable.