Sunday, 19 June 2011

A new home for my images


It was going to be just for that arty one I did but I kinda want a better looking host than blogspot. Over time I'll transfer my favourites from 'Delinear' to 'Tumbles'.

Hope you like em.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Why people should immunize their kids

So this is Tracy. Tracy is my partner.

Tracy has Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and as a result of that has had a double lung transplant. Because of a botched ovarian cyst removal operation Tracy had her uterus taken out. Tracy cannot have kids. Tracy can't adopt - well sorta, maybe, it's a time frame thing - and Tracy can't find anyone to be a surrogate.

Every friend that Tracy has had was met in the hospital system because of the CF. Every friend that Tracy has had is dead. Dozens of friends are dead. Tracy had a life expectancy of months when she was born. She's fought her way out to 37 years, and counting.

That photo is of Tracy who is currently - at time of writing - in hospital suffering from RSV. She has it because some people won't immunize their kids. Tracy also has a fungal growth in her lungs that she is fighting. It's at the point where they are considering a plasma transfusion. A plasma transfusion takes 1000 people to happen. This stuff is PRECIOUS.

Apparently, at a rough 'guesstimate', around 75% of transplant recipients (Tx) from her hospital alone is suffering from whooping cough. Whooping cough IS killing not only Tx's but other people's kids.

Immunize your kid, for fucks sake. Tracy is fighting MORE than enough as it is, she doesn't need to fight your shit as well. I wouldn't mind keeping her around for awhile...