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angiepants [one pocket at a time]

Hi, I'm a 24 year old Long Island raised lady who became a grown adult (aka: 6 years for undergrad and grad schooling) in Philly, home of squished pretzels and 'brotherly' love. I've traveled over the northeast coast and even once to the Midwest for clinical rotations. I'm finishing my final one back in good ole' Philly this summer. I'm on the track to finish my Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree and then take my licensure test this fall.

I'm known to geek over anything anatomy or adaptive sports. You’ll find me stopping to pick flowers for my hair, living waist deep in my studies or spending the weekend cooking up a storm.

I'm an Aries and ENFJ by nature.

My favorites are fruit, artsy things, wearing aprons and sprawling down on the ground instead of actual chairs. This is my place of inspirations, thoughts, and daily occurrences. Enjoy.

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Aug 30 '14
"You crave the deepest connections with others, but you don’t trust to let anyone in."
(via incoloure)

(Source: e-cstasiy)

Aug 30 '14

foodffs:

Bourbon Caramel Apple Slab Pie

Apple.  Bourbon.  Slab.

If this was a gluten free flour, I’d be baking and immediately face dying into this pie.

Aug 30 '14
Lorin Nelson - Lego Island Theme (LEGO Island)

fuckyeah1990s:

Lego Island Theme

I’m having flashbacks to my PC filled childhood.

(Source: twintigersv2)

Aug 30 '14
"As a child I never heard one woman say to me, “I love my body.” Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. No one woman has ever said, “I am so proud of my body.” So I make sure to say it to Mia, because a positive physical outlook has to start at an early age."
Kate Winslet speaking about her daughter (via happy-absturz)

(Source: wrists)

Aug 29 '14

A conference submission was accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFES) Society in Chicago, Illinois.

  • McCrory B, Burnfield JM, Darragh AR, Meza JL, Irons SL, Chernyavskiy P, Link AM, Brusola G. (2014). Work injuries among therapists in physical rehabilitation. 58th Annual International Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Chicago, Illinois.

That still looks so cool - it still amazes out how I got accredited for work in my first research publication!

Aug 28 '14

And so begins the monotony of filling out so many online job applications.

Aug 28 '14

External Hemipelvectomy in the Acute Care Setting - a brief insight of an Eval

This past tuesday I evaluated a 23 year old after a chest surgery who also had a hemipelvectomy (Janurary 2014) for a recurrent osteosarcoma.

He had a very complex social history (father in jail, mother passed away, homeless at one point - now living with uncle, opiod/alcohol/benzodiazepine abuse, etc.) with multiple wound infections and follow up surgeries for the amputation.

It was a unique case, one I felt moderately confident going into even though I have no experience working with someone that high of an amputation.  

My biggest findings were he had low back and bilateral upper arm pain (from uses crutches all the time, we lowered the height of them in his session to decrease that pressure and practiced the most efficient sit to stand transfer and proper sitting posture), decreased activity tolerance (he walked about 20 feet before feeling slightly dizzy and pain from his recent surgery in which he needed to continuously be cued to slow down, take a break and focus on deep breathing), and a high risk for recurrent falls (he had two falls just within the last few months at home where he was taking the steps to enter his house).

I recommended Acute Rehab on my assessment - which he is interested in but concerned about finances (I told him someone from social work would discuss this further and his insurance coverage, etc.).  He may or may not get a prosthetic - but to increase his endurannce, balance and safety it would be well worth the stay since he is so young and was independent prior.

Aug 27 '14
"Something inside is hurting you – that’s why you need cigarettes or whiskey, or music turned so fucking loud you can’t think."

(via ssadsspice)

(This explains my bad night from two weekends ago perfectly when I reflect back on it)

(Source: unextinguished)

Aug 27 '14
Aug 27 '14

modcloth:

A cat having an adventure. #meowmonday

(Source: medusasmusings)

Aug 25 '14
zodiacmind:

Fun facts about your sign here

Aries set shit straight.  Why ignore the problem?

zodiacmind:

Fun facts about your sign here

Aries set shit straight.  Why ignore the problem?

Aug 24 '14
Aug 24 '14
THE BODY UPDATE
My shoulders have never felt stronger than they have this summer.  I incorporated dumbbells at home and weightlifting at the gym for most proximal muscle groups.  Sure I’m not Arnold Schwarzenegger, but coming from someone who had weak, slightly unstable baby arms - this is a huge difference.  I actually have some tone.  I’m not as afraid to hurt myself while carrying things or helping my patients.
My legs have never been a problem.  Just with history of being a dancer, walking everywhere and being constantly active throughout my workday (I take stairs to the various hospital floors, do transfers and do exercises with my patients) - I have some serious quad function.
My stomach is what it is.  I cook a lot (always 'tasting’) and like my occasional drink (I tend to prefer red wine, bourbon or gin).  My core is moderately strong.  I bruise too easily on my back if I do certain crunches.  In addition, I haven’t been up to many of core focused exercises with my past week of stomach and lower GI issues.

Unfortunately - I haven’t been in the gym in the past week.  This is because I have had some unfortunate lower GI problems and a unhappy right pink eye.  Nobody wants to run on the treadmill when they’re nervous about needing to rush to the bathroom.  And nobody wants to go to the gym with a pink eye, concerned about 1.) Spreading it or 2.) Catching something else while your immune system is down (plus I  hate doing anything active while forced to wear my glasses while my contacts are out).

THE BODY UPDATE

My shoulders have never felt stronger than they have this summer.  I incorporated dumbbells at home and weightlifting at the gym for most proximal muscle groups.  Sure I’m not Arnold Schwarzenegger, but coming from someone who had weak, slightly unstable baby arms - this is a huge difference.  I actually have some tone.  I’m not as afraid to hurt myself while carrying things or helping my patients.

My legs have never been a problem.  Just with history of being a dancer, walking everywhere and being constantly active throughout my workday (I take stairs to the various hospital floors, do transfers and do exercises with my patients) - I have some serious quad function.

My stomach is what it is.  I cook a lot (always 'tasting’) and like my occasional drink (I tend to prefer red wine, bourbon or gin).  My core is moderately strong.  I bruise too easily on my back if I do certain crunches.  In addition, I haven’t been up to many of core focused exercises with my past week of stomach and lower GI issues.

Unfortunately - I haven’t been in the gym in the past week.  This is because I have had some unfortunate lower GI problems and a unhappy right pink eye.  Nobody wants to run on the treadmill when they’re nervous about needing to rush to the bathroom.  And nobody wants to go to the gym with a pink eye, concerned about 1.) Spreading it or 2.) Catching something else while your immune system is down (plus I  hate doing anything active while forced to wear my glasses while my contacts are out).

Aug 24 '14

johnhoustonstockton:

just wanna get rich enough to buy my mom all the shit she deserves 

In my top three life goals.

Aug 24 '14
sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.

The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”