As I was signing up to Oasis mag the sound of the coffee machine filled me ears. It a cheap one that takes 10 minutes to make a pot and itclicks and grrrs. I live off of coffee. Not shortly after my cate started hacking up a hairball. My floor is all tile except for the rug in my kitchen, and he slinked over to hack up on my rug. Why does he always do that?
I am a nursing student that is a month away from being a full nurse. I joined to talk about health issues, talk about my wonderful anti anxiety meds and howthey affect my mood as I play with them to find a good dose for me and to figure out what health concerns the queer community faces. I am slightly concerned for the gay community in Edmonton where I am from. I am worried about the impact of being socially focused around bars on the gay community. It has negatively affected my life so once again Ive jumped on the sobriety wagon.
Queers are much more likely to commit suicide, have mental health problems, addictions to drugs and alcohol, and we have a significantly lower life expectancy. Lesbians are more likely to smoke and have alcohol addiction and gay men are more prone to the use of designer drugs. I call the use of club drugs a form of cosmetic psychopharmacology.
Another trend I noticed was that much of the safe sex talks in my city , as well as other resorces for queers were strongly geared toward gay men. When speaking to women they aren't all aware of lesbian sexual health. This is something I took the ,iberty of studying on my own.
One very positive fact about my city is that we are home to a Dr. that specializes in gender confusion and helps transgendered people through therapy and hormone treatment. He is very well known and I have had the priviledge of knowing certain individuals on a personal level that see this man.
These are my thoughts on queer health. I will probably write about them in more detail eventually