Want to do more to help us with our goal of supporting women affected by Gynaecological Cancer here in Tasmania?
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All support is greatly appreciated.
1 1422 April, 2019
Trying to get back to using more wool for my merch, rather than nearly all acrylic. Business is soooo slow right now (if you're a recent customer, thank you so much), so making transitions for previous best sellers is easy enough.
Relatedly, just a friendly reminder that my save-my-windshield 25% off sale is on through the end of the month!
We want to take a moment to celebrate Shannon G for her stand-up debut last night. Probably one of the greatest aspects of #womencrushwednesdays are the occasions where brand new comics perform their very first set. You have no idea how nervous they are and how much courage it takes to get up there. We want to celebrate people like Shannon, and others, who are doing amazing things for comedy here in Saskatoon. Shannon, you did such a great set! 🐱🐱
Let's just say, it wasn't a great experience. She spoke to me as though I was stupid, spoke as though I didn't know my own body. And didn't seem to want to hear what I had to say.
I was there to discuss the possibility of me having #endometriosis along side my #Pcos but as I say, she wasn't the nicest Doctor I've seen before.
I explained how I have heavy painful #periods and have had #periodproblems since I was 11 (I'm 30 in June) and also explained how I haven't got on well with the 2 different #Pills that I've been on previously. I also don't want the #Coil fitted, mainly due to not liking the thought of a Foreign object being in my body... But no, she wasn't interested in that.
Again, all she cared about was stopping my periods, thinking that will solve all my problems, she wasn't interested in my pains and ovary problems. Just kept saying I'm experiencing all these symptoms due to #polycysticovariansyndrome
Then after I got frustrated she agreed to give me a "Vagina Check" and then sprung on me how she'll do the #smear at the same time... Well, let's just say... I'm not about to sugar coat shit at all, but my God It hurt, and she didn't care. I cried out in pain, baring in mind, I have a very high pain threshold 😭 and even though I had the Smear, then her hand check and then a Swab test, I wouldn't not have it all done again.
So no matter what horror stories you hear ladies, don't skip or miss your smear. I'm 30 this year, and haven't had one since 2014 (emergency one, which was a walk in the park compared to today)
New Episode! And this time we are talking about Lady Bits 🙈 Tune in to learn more about Endometriosis. .
WARNING! This episode may make you cry. But it has lots of great info! .
Tag a friend who needs to hear this 👇🏼
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It's time to celebrate the punani, not put her in a corner and treat her like something to be ashamed of or embarrassed by.
Thankfully, a new female-helmed venture is trying to change that by opening up the world's first Vagina Museum in London this fall.
Learn more at okwhatever.org!
Art by @zootghost