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Today my nurse came for the last time

Today my nurse came for the last time. My money ran out and I don’t have anymore. I am trying to get a grant from the Alheizmer Association so I can continue to take my baths.

It’s been nice taking a bath two times a week.

I know you are saying thats all but it was something good to me.

If you want to donate money to me you can put it into my paypal account by using my donations page here. You can put whatever amount you want to put. It will help me. The costs for three months was $500. I don’t remember to take baths by myself and when my husband gets home from work and we eat dinner and then we settle for the evening I don’t remember to take a bath. I have a case of not remembering anything at all and crying all the time due to my stroke.

What ever you can do it will be greatly appreciated.

All The Best And Thank You For Visiting My Blog Today

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I’m Back

Hi everyone I’m back.  It’s so nice to be back.   I missed all of you really bad.  I will be  posting every week to catch up on my messes.

My nurse still is not coming any more, but my husband makes sure that I take a bath one or two times a week.  It is great.

My husband is a great guy, but he can be annoying sometime but I still Love him.  I still go to Bingo.  I just go, but don’t talk to anyone.  I still go to church, everything is the same.

I went on a weekend trip with the ladies at my church to the mountains.  We had a nice time and everyone spoke about things and I spoke and soon as I started to speak, I cried.  But I kept talking and after awhile I stopped crying and keep on talking.  Everyone clapped and praised me because even thoughI spoke and cried, I stopped on my own.  I felt so thankful.  I didn’t cry no more for the weekend.

I desparately need donations, please give.  All you need to do is pick the donation tab on the left side on the top.

 

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Acupuncture and Pain

Usually when someone mentions acupuncture, first they think about is pain. Sometimes, it is physical pain that is actual reason for research about acupuncture or pain and fear of needles during the treatment. Even, many people don’t know about acupuncture. Even this acupuncture is controversial topic from the long time in the history of medicine it’s a latest method with the help of which you get relief from the pain. Now the question arises what it involves?

It involves inserting needles in the various parts of your body to stimulate and this is also known as “acupoints”.  Even Number of scientists proofed that it’s the best method for the treatment of the chronic pain. More than one third of the Americans are suffering from this disease.

More and more people are going for treatment that doesn’t involve the medicines and pain. One of the best and modern methods is acupuncture as this is effective for number of health problems but particularly for pain. It can be used for various ways like Acupuncture for Weight Loss.

When you are looking at acupuncture as pain management option, there are usually two reasons for that.

First; you all ready explore all other options for pain management and this is last option before some other more invasive and radical options. Second; you are all ready well informed about acupuncture and benefits of acupuncture and you are looking in acupuncture like first choice for your treatment. People are using many different ways to get relief from the pain like Massage, Chiropractic adjustments, Neuro structural Integration techniques and emotional freedom techniques but in the recent time, acupuncture is the best method.

At this moment acupuncture is very active field of research in the world, therefore there are different scientists and specialists looking at acupuncture mechanism of action trying to scientifically explain process and results as well. So, Acupuncture can be best and effective method of treatment in case of back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, Osteoarthritis and headaches.

In regard of pain relief with acupuncture treatment there is well known chemical reaction that occurs during acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture needles send signal to the brain, than brain send signal to the glands to start release opiates (hormones that control pain) and after that pain is subsidizing. That is very simple explanation of a very complex process. (If you would like to know more please feel free to contact me and I will gladly point direction where to find more information’s about this)

If you are having concerns about actual needle insertion, try to think about all benefits that you will have after treatment. Experienced acupuncturist can insert needles with very minimal discomfort. Even if you fill something that will be very mild electric sensation, tingling or heaviness around acupuncture point. After acupuncture treatment usual descriptions are: relaxing, feeling good, pain free. In long run benefits that you may experience are: better sleep, more energy, less stress and happier.  Now days, many new clinic have been opened in the different places of the world and one of the best clinic is Acupuncture clinic Chicago.

Don’t forget that every journey starts with first step, so let your knowledge to lead your first step on your own “Bridge to Health”.

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The Joint Replacement Center of Scottsdale

PHOENIX…October 11, 2012…Eight, Arizona PBS and The Joint Replacement Center of Scottsdale brings the operating room into viewerliving rooms for the launch of The Latest Procedure,Tuesday, November 13 at 8 p.m.The pilot program for the anticipated medical series is titled, The Latest Procedure: Anterior Total Hip Replacement Surgery.Its premiereprecedesthe 30-year anniversary of Eight’s first “OR”broadcast in February 1983 whenthe PBS station aired the world’s first live telecast of open heart surgery.

 

“Our goal of The Latest Procedure is to inform individuals about healthy living practices, medical discoveries, diagnoses and treatments to foster better health,” said Eight’s General Manager Kelly McCullough. “The healthcare landscape is changing – shifting the burden of responsibility to patients to take a more assertive role in their own care and leaving many patients feeling inadequately informed about their own health concerns. This multi-media project delivers content across many platforms – television programs, the web, social media and educational outreach – to educate viewers about their healthcare options. We’re also pleased to have the Maricopa County Medical Society serve as a content advisor.”

 

The Latest Procedure: Anterior Total Hip ReplacementSurgerykicks off the project by going inside the OR with Arizona’s own orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ted Firestone, as he explains step-by-step this innovative approach currently used in approximately 20 percent of hip replacement surgeries nationally. Pioneered by Dr. Joel Matta of Los Angeles,world-renowned pelvic fracture surgeon,the anterior hip replacement technique has meant less pain and fewer post-operative precautions for patients.

 

“This is the least invasive way to perform a total hip replacement because themuscles about the hip are spread rather than incised,” said Dr. Firestone, Medical Director of the Total Joint Replacement program at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea. “In my experience, patientsundergoing anterior hip replacement versus the conventional posterior surgery left the hospital a full day earlier. I’ve also found that they experience less post-op pain and require fewer precautions.

 

“I’ve performed over 600of these procedures using a special orthopedic table. This table allows for x-rays to be obtained during the procedure which help to improve the accuracy of component positioning and leg length determination.”

 

During Eight’s hour-long program, viewers not only scrub in with Dr. Firestone, but they get a bird’s-eye view of the operation through a mini-cam strapped to the surgeon’s head. Zooming out, they watch his play-by-playaccount of the surgery. They also join him as he meetsthe patient, demonstrates surgical tools and provides a personal tour of the OR before surgery begins. This includes explanation of the unique operating table designed for anterior hip replacement surgery by Dr. Matta. Following surgery, Dr. Firestone takes viewers back to the patient’s recovery room only three hours after the operation – and the audience walks with her down the hall!

 

During the show, Dr. Firestonealso is interviewed at Eight studiosby host Jim Cissell. After reviewing hip replacement basics, the surgeon points to a hip model to explain how he uses various instruments and actual implant components during surgery.In a taped segment, Dr. Firestone examines the patient at her two-week follow-up appointment and the audience gets to see her progress. The show’s website is: azpbs.org/procedure.

 

“I find it somewhat prophetic that one of Dr. Firestone’s best-known patients, Dr. Edward Diethrich, was also the world-renowned cardiac surgeon featured in Eight’s live telecast of open heart surgery in 1983,” said Eight’s McCullough. “With the launch of The Latest Procedure, we’re coming full circle in our effort to helpArizonans be smarter healthcare consumers.”

 

Dr. Diethrich was Medical Director of Arizona Heart Institute, a diagnostic and treatment center for heart disease, when it co-produced The Operation with Eight in February 1983. Here’s a link: azpbs.org/theoperation.

 

In February 2013, Eightanticipates airing its second programin The Latest Procedure series,featuring the newest techniques in cardiovascular treatments and marking the 30-year anniversary of its groundbreaking broadcast of The Operation. Funding for the new series is being made possible byThe Parsons Foundation and the Friends of Eight.

 

Since 1983, Eight also has produced other surgery broadcasts including the following:

  • The Implant: Hip Replacement Surgery (1987)
  • Implant II: Knee Replacement Surgery (1990)
  • The Implant III: Hip Revision Surgery (1996)

 

Eight is co-producing The Latest Procedure: Anterior Total Hip ReplacementSurgery with Chris Wooley of VAS Communications/HiDefMD andWayne Dickmann of Even Keel Productions, Inc.

 

Eight, Arizona PBS is a trusted community resource.  For over 51 years, the PBS station has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Eight achieves its mission through the power of non-commercial television, the Internet, educational outreach and community-based initiatives. Its signal reaches 86 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. For more information, visit azpbs.org. Eight is a member-supported service and the public media enterprise of Arizona State University.

The Joint Replacement Center of Scottsdale is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Since establishing the Center in September of 2006, their goal has been to provide patients with first-rate state-of-the-art hip replacement and knee replacement surgical care in a setting that’s second to none. Often patients are seen up and walking around in less than a week after surgery.  The office has also won multiple awards, such as Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor since 2006, Castle Connelly Top Doc 2012-13 and U.S. News & World Report Top Doc 2012-2013.  The office can be reached directly at (480) 237-5727, fax:  (480) 657-3207, web:  http://tjrcs.com

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Main causes of stroke

Brain is a very essential organ of our body and In order to work it properly, blood cells requires proper flow of oxygen and glucose from the bloodstream.  When the blood supply to different part of the brain is disrupted, then that situation is called as stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA).

Stroke is that type of disease that can be usually come suddenly and always treated as medical emergency. So this, stroke cause a bloods cells to die because blood cells didn’t oxygen from the bloodstream.  There are many reasons behind the stroke and some of the main causes of stroke are discussed below.

Artery Blockage: One of the major causes of stroke is Artery blockage. In simple terms, we can say that blockage of the artery is main caused by a clot in the nerves of the brain. In this situation, many parts of your brain didn’t get proper oxygen and blood, cells of brain die and brain stops working. In medical terms, a cholesterol plaque in the small blood vessel that causes the blood vessels narrowing ruptures and will ultimately forms the small blood clot.

Uncontrolled High pressure: This is another major reason of stroke. Hemorrhage strokes are the strokes which are caused by uncontrolled high blood pressure and this will leads to head injury and finally stroke. High blood pressure is the one of the most common cause of stroke as this causes small arteries to burst in your brain.

Aneurysms: This is also another major cause which leads to stroke. In this situation, Pouches which are filled with blood are burst out in the wall of an artery. This is the major cause of the subarachnoid hemorrhage. Sometimes, This Aneurysms get worse with high blood pressure and hence it leads to brain stop working.

Depression: Yes, Depression is one of the major causes of stroke. It’s very difficult for some people to handle pressure and hence they suffer from depression for example a person who loses his money in casino (www.finestonlinecasinos.com) suffer from high blood pressure and finally died just because of this stroke.

Common causes:  There are few common causes which also lead to stroke. Some of the researchers say that smoking, fat stomach, poor diet, diabetes, drinking alcohol, depression also main causes of stroke .A regular drinker who are crazy about alcohol and takes alcohol daily have the maximum chances of getting a stroke.

I think it’s very important for us to avoid depression, start doing physical activities and yoga regularly and this will decreases the chances of getting a stroke.

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How to Recover From a Stroke

Stroke occurs when blood flow stops to any part of the body. When the blood cannot flow to the brain then due to insufficient amount of oxygen that part of body becomes lifeless. This is a stage when life becomes burden and people start thinking that it’s their end. But no it’s not the end because there are people who have recovered survived this and are living happily. Medical treatment can reduce the extent of brain damage. As the recovery period varies from person to person but still one should never lose hope. Here are some tips which can help you in successful recovery:

  1. Rehabilitation program: Rehabilitation programs help the stroke patients to get a life and learn all those skills that they might have lost due to the stroke. These programs include physical therapy, communication skills that help a patient to be normal as he was before the stroke.
  2. Nutritious diet: A healthy and a balanced diet help a patient to recover fast. As a stroke makes a person mentally and physically weak. So it’s very important to have a nutritious diet which will help to regain strength and energy. Some stroke survivors find difficult to eat. So for that one can try cutting food into smaller pieces or can also blend them.
  3. Take help: Recovering from a stroke is something that you cannot do alone. Stroke survivors need assistance most of the time so ask for help. Talk to the people around you whenever you feel depressed or upset. Go out, watch movies, surf internet, play casino games etc.
  4. Resolution: Make it a resolution that you will recover your stroke .You won’t let your stroke to defeat you. As recovering after a stroke is very challenging and may take some time but you should be determined to recover. Enjoy your time with your family and friends besides that follow your doctor’s advice and involve in rehabilitation.
  5. Get the necessary tools: Stroke survivors need some tools for their daily activities. Convert your bathrooms and bedrooms in such a way so that you don’t have problem in moving in wheel chair and hand rails. Accept help from your family members.

Besides these in the end it’s your hope and positive attitude which will help you in successful recovery. We as humans are blessed with such a beautiful life so live it, feel it, accept it happily.

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New news – Breaking Free

I got this from a lady but it tells how it is in the crying spots. It is very interesting.

Breaking Free

That sudden overwhelming feeling of helplessness-right before you start crying uncontrollably. It happens at home, it happens in public. How do you stop it?
Lots of people have offered suggestions, few if any work. The key to stopping the crying is to get to the bottom of why you are crying. What is the trigger? Then, figure out what steps can you take to lessen the affect that trigger has on you.
For myself, I know it was the loss of my husband and best friend after 20 years of being happily married. That was 12 years ago. I am a happy and positive person, but I cannot get through a church service without the tears coming. Brad and I were deeply spiritual and active in our church. Even though I am now attending a different church and a lot of time has passed, it is still a powerful crying trigger for me.
So, I took steps to distance myself from my trigger. I found two Christian programs on TV that were in line with my beliefs and faithfully watched them on Sunday mornings instead of attending church. The tearing intensity dropped. Then I tried attending services in churches where I was less emotionally attached and was able to get through them with only tears in the corners of my eyes.
I am realizing now that physically being in church is not my trigger. It is the mountain of emotions I harbor, ranging from low self-esteem to feeling as though I have failed myself, my family and God in some way. This is a tough combination. It is not something you can unravel and fix in one sitting.
We cry because we feel trapped. I believe that God does not want us to be trapped by our emotions, memories and failures. That is why He gave his Son, Jesus, to open the door to forgiveness. This is the first step to our freedom. “If the Son sets you free, you will be really free.” I’ll take that! God can heal us wherever we are-if we let him. I am claiming this verse for my life. I believe now that I am forgiven for my inadequacies and free from them. I know that the more I live in that freedom, the less I will cry.

Link: John 8: 36 (The Good News Version of the Bible) http://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=+free+indeed&qs_version=GNT

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My day with my doctor

Question:  I had a stroke in 2006 and my stroke left me crying all the time.  Whenever I have to speak to anyone I cry, even my son, I cry.  I don’t know why I cry I just cry.  So my delimma is I need a sticker for disabled/handicapped people for my car.  I took the paper I got from the DMV to my doctor and she would sign it because it only had 5 reasons and I didn’t fall the 5 reasons.  I told her that when I need to stop after a few minutes of walking and she said that was okay everybody get a little tired.  I said that I don’t remember things some times and she said that was okay because people don’t always remember things sometime.  I said that I cry when I’m in the car just for no reason.  She said that I should stop the car until I’m finish crying.  I need to go the DMV, Department of Motor Vehicles, and talk to someone about the 5 things that I don’t have and tell them what I have to see if they can change anything.  My doctor says that I’m not being treated for any of the 5 things they mentioned so therefore she can’t sign it.  What can I do to get my sticker from DMV.  There is not many people here in South Carolina that crys all time, if any.

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My baths

I am home alone most days, because my husband go to work. I finally got a nurse to come two days a week so that I can take my baths. Even though I can take a bath when my husband come home its that I don’t remember when he is home. Because after we eat dinner it is about 7:00 p.m. Then I watch some television or I’m messing around on the computer then its time for bed and therefore I didn’t remember to tell him I need to take a bath. This is everyday I don’t remember. My sister sent me some sticky’s and I put them somewhere, where I don’t know. The nurse comes on Mondays and Fridays and immediately I jump right to it, because I’ll forget so I do it right then and there. It’s only until March and then thats it, but then my husband knows and he’ll tell me to take a bath and I won’t have to worry about it any more. My husband goes from 7:00 in the morning until 4:30 in the evening. I take him and pick him up. All day everyday all I do is sit home alone. My family is not here its only me.

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Dinner & Movie

I went to an Arby’s with my Church girl frends we used coupons we brought from the little girls from my church. There were about 11 or 12 of us altogether. We went to see Footlose it was a fantastic movie. We talked at the restaurant and my friend who rode me there met someone who she hadn’t seen in a long time. They sat and talked for a long time. She didn’t go to the movie because she had to go to work. The visit was good for them. We are planning a womens get together for once a week.

gwen

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