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If Only Medicine were so simple!

Posted in advertising, ephemera, inspiration, medicine, potions, vintage on January 8, 2014 by bettiemuldoon

 

These wonderful vintage trade advertisements offer more than the reality, no doubt, but are all the better for it.

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Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science

Posted in anatomy, Books, medicine, photography, science with tags , , , , on July 27, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

A new book on my wishlist: Hidden Beauty

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This collaborative project by a scientist and artist from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine asks the reader to consider the aesthetics of human disease, a dynamically powerful force of nature that acts without regard to race, religion, or culture. Here more than sixty medical science professionals present visually stunning patterns of different diseases affecting various areas of the human anatomy.

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

LympheDIVAs

Posted in fashion, medicine with tags , on June 13, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

LympheDIVAs is a product line close to my heart. I would have loved to treat my mom to one of these fantastic medical garments when her cancer resulted in lymphedema.

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I adore the idea of adding a little flare to medical necessities, of “taking back” an illness by utterly ROCKING physical change. I am now marked by scars from the unfortunate health incidents that have befallen me…and I hope to recover enough to rejoin the world and wear those scars proudly.

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There are some great designs for sleeves and gauntlets…

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Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

Desktop Goodies 6/4

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, anthropomorphic, art, clothing, humor, medicine, photography, products, retro, surreal, thrift horror, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Brains: it’s what’s for dinner.
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And speaking of, who thought a grinning peanut grinding his own brain out onto a platter was…a great idea for a product? I envision a young Hannibal Lecter having a lovely time with this. Don’t get me wrong. I’d like one.
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For the one time every few years that I need to physically remove a staple:
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What actually happens when you have a toothache. Next time you are bothered, understand that it is just the worms, demons and ghosts acting up beneath your enamel.
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Mid-century America presents NARCISSISM: THE DRESS.
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I don’t. But I’ve heard the stories.
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Ohhhhhh…so that’s how you get a man. You glue him down! I’ve been doing it wrong.
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A real book; I kid you not:
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When a man is asked what is perfectly irresistible I highly doubt “wool mantilla” is the first item that comes to mind (click picture to enlarge).
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The quote that made my week (thanks, Casey):
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Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

IV Decals by Little Love Medical

Posted in geek, humor, inspiration, medicine, wish list on April 4, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Kapow! Dana came across a great accessory line. Little Love Medical makes these great labels to ease the impact of that dreaded IV bag. Their theory is that “spending time in the hospital is difficult for patients, family and friends. Little Love Medical is here to make your stay as pleasant as possible by adding bursts of color and design to everyday hospital products.”

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**Please, dear readers, send Good Thoughts, Positive Energy, Prayers, and ANY means of conveying support and healing to Dana. THANK YOU! The Proxy Blogger**

The Real Story of Where I’ve Been

Posted in anatomy, announcement, art, macabre, medicine with tags , , , , on March 23, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Hello! How I’ve missed it here! It’s time to get FAR more personal than I ever thought I would in public. I feel I owe a further explanation to the loyal and wonderful readers of this site.

For those who don’t know, I’ve been too ill to communicate for the better part of a year. Severe Central Sensitization Pain Syndrome (the worst case 50+ doctors have ever seen) was compounded by this. And these tragedies were recently complicated by a near-death emergency surgery incident.

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You can read my dad’s previous hospital updates HERE and listen to an embarrassing, rambling voice recording of more details (can’t type) that I sent to my closest friends HERE.

The road ahead is long and grueling, but I’m ready for the fight of a lifetime…mostly because of the amazing people in my life, and unrelenting desire to be of service to humanity.

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I want to give credit to my amazing friends for making and displaying this motivational graphic. It warmed my heart so beautifully…I’m still not over the wonderful surprise! Gets me every time I see it…

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THANK YOU for supporting me. My love and gratitude are beyond all measure. I still cannot respond to comments, but I appreciate them with all my heart.

Special thanks to my incredible proxy blogger, who keeps my dreams alive when my body cannot do so. What a precious gift.

Xue Wang

Posted in anthropomorphic, art, candy coated nightmares, humor, illustration, medicine on March 10, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Xue Wang resides in London, where she paints disturbing scenes with pretty girls and animals into strange or fun settings. Too much eye candy to choose from here. Here’s hoping you enjoy these!

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4 Round We Go

5 The Talking Cure

6 A Stitch In Time

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**My daily request to send Good Thoughts, Positive Energy, Prayers, and ANY means of conveying support and healing to Dana is the biggest reward I can ask the Readership for at all times. THANK YOU! The Proxy Blogger**

Nicoletta Ceccoli

Posted in art, illustration, inspiration, medicine, surreal on March 6, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Nicoletta Ceccoli’s work is something I wanted to post today especially since I feel the affinity Dana has for blondes in artwork. These in particular hold meaning for me and what Dana is going through.  I like to see the bee as working magic to heal Dana, and that the salamander may represent the drawing away of pain.

 

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Calling forth the mice to assist!

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**My daily request to send Good Thoughts, Positive Energy, Prayers, and ANY means of conveying support and healing to Dana is the biggest reward I can ask the Readership for at all times. THANK YOU! The Proxy Blogger**

The NERVE of Her! (A Medical Update)

Posted in anatomy, announcement, art, film, medicine, vintage with tags , , on January 13, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

This post comes to you through my voice recognition software. I feel I owe readers of this blog a small explanation of my relative absence (or at least lack of the reflective and/or snarky commentary I so dearly love writing).

Back in October, my already failing health took a dive when a medical treatment (gone horribly wrong) landed me in a neck brace for over two months. I am now out of the brace, but afflicted with unrelenting nerve pain of blinding intensity that extends through my neck, arms, hands and fingers at all times.

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Thus, typing has become impossible, as have all the little things we take for granted (like scrolling a mouse and right clicking images to save!). I’m still undergoing the proper testing, eagerly awaiting results and a suitable course of treatment. Given the sheer agony, I am quite convinced that my MRI will reveal the presence of The Tingler gripping my spine:

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You may be wondering why I don’t simply post with voice recognition software all the time. Well, in addition to the pain, I’ve also been wrestling with chronic laryngitis for months on end. I must ration my voice in very small amounts each day (though it seems to be improving very slowly).

Having almost no use of speech or hands has been particularly rough since I thrive on seeking out, collecting and sharing information…Perpetually making things…Connecting emotionally and intellectually through the use of words…

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There are whole worlds dancing and echoing through my brain that I can no longer, at least for the moment, find the means to externalize. I’ve collected thousands of things to post on this site and they linger on my laptop, waiting for the chance to be seen by this lovely community of like-minded folks who delight in the beauty, intriguing darkness and pure absurdity of life.

In short, I need this:
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I’m determined not to let this site die. Perhaps the best solution I can conjure at present is to enlist the help of a dear friend or two in posting the links I have saved.

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I’ll chime in with a desktop goodies post or other personal updates whenever possible until this issue is resolved. I may resort to a hospital inpatient program if all else fails…though I’m reluctant.

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Once again, I apologize for being unable to respond to comments or contacts at this time, but…from the distant space I temporarily inhabit…I do read and appreciate them greatly.

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Dr. Kellog Contraptions

Posted in absurd, medicine, vintage with tags , , on January 11, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Posts are in “wordless” mode due to illness…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond at the moment.

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