Saturday, August 21, 2021

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  1. In this edition of INNER RAMBLINGS OF A HOPELESS CASE [which is to say the 20th August] Willow goes to the optometrist and the dentist and Juliette enjoys listening to Top of the Pops from the early 1990s and Pride music from more recently.


    “She started wearing glasses this time last year, when I took her for her annual check and they said she was short-sighted, like me. I didn’t need glasses until I was twenty-two, when I started working in front of a computer full time. Her dad, who is also short-sighted, has worn glasses since he was a kid. I guess it was inevitable that she would inherit this but I didn’t expect it this young. Still, it wasn’t too bad, only -0.5 in each eye.”


    "Today, it was a lot worse. -1.25 in one eye and -1.5 in the other. I wasn’t surprised they’d got worse but I was a little shocked at how much. She refuses to wear her glasses. It’s a sensory thing because of her autism. The feel of them sitting on her ears bothers her, and she makes a big fuss of lifting her hair up out of the way as she puts them on, because she doesn’t like it if her hair is underneath the arms."


    "“Anyway, I’ve had a great evening watching Top Of The Pops from 1991, followed by an hour’s collection of Pride songs and then Kylie Minogue live in Hyde Park from 2018. I love music and songs from my youth so it’s been a brilliant night’s telly.”"


    In David Bolt from Literary and Critical Disability advertised the tenth book from the press - AMPUTATION IN FILM AND LITERATURE. Grayson and Schuerr edited it and there are many interesting texts and thought-provokers like Grief and Prosthetic Relations; Intersections and Philosophy and Language.

    Emilia from My Inner Mish-mash asked a question about the bathroom door and closing and opening it. This is Emilia's 514th Question of the Day.

    Astrid from A multitude of musings wrote a Weekend Coffee Share and raised something interesting about expired coffee pods after she and her husband made a trade with a microwave.

    Earlier she had written about her Worst Fear.

  2. Another fear that people have is connected to their tongues - or the tongues of their children. Science-based medicine [the blog] addresses this fear with a guest post from a dentist.


    "“While each of these facets of our oral anatomy deserve much attention and glory, I want to focus on an oft neglected, yet very important structure- the humble frenum (plural frena).  (Note: many people call it a “frenulum;” the two terms are identical and interchangeable.  Potatum-Potatulum.)  A frenum is described as a membranous fold of skin or mucous membrane that supports or restricts the movement of a part or organ, and is derived from the Latin word for “bridle.”  There are several frena in the mouth; notably the lingual frenum, which is the band of tissue that you see when you lift up your tongue, and the labial frena, the most notable of which are located in front of your central incisor teeth when you pull your lips out and away from your teeth.”

    Other Dental Problems – Many dentists claim that tongue-ties in adulthood can cause such diverse issues as TMJ problems, headaches (including migraines), sleep apnea, “chronic fatigue,” speech issues, and many others. The scientific literature does not support any of these claims to a significant degree.

    Ankyloglossia and other aberrant  frenum attachment issues are real and can have real consequences if not managed properly.  However, with the significant rise in case diagnoses, as well as the number of health care professionals who are promoting treatments (which usually are not covered by insurance), one must be on guard and make sure that the decisions made are science based."

  3. I thought that MOVING AND EXERCISE [from The realistic autistic by Sarah Frisch] was going to be the last post I would put up here.

    There is a documentary from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation about all kinds and eras of disabled women - it is called POINTS OF DIFFERENCE and was made and introduced by Nicole Lee.


Thanks for sharing!

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