I have had the pleasure of taking care of Asian Americans only maybe 5 times in my hospice/home health care career of 23 years.I thought and still think that is amazing. Some have said different things but I found out that culturally they don't believe in others taking care of their parents and grandparents through aging and illness.Its their tradition and its seen as disrespect for others and especially outside their culture to take care of their loved ones, at least from the few I have met and others that I have asked this question.I remember a man name Mr. Nugyn I was suppose to take care of, I showed up to where he was living with his family in a fishing community and I drove up and everyone around neighbors and all came outside to see who I was and there was only a 14 year old who spoke english and he trasnlated what I told them I was there to do was to take his vital signs and give him a bath, they all shook their heads, laughed and shooed me away like i was stray animal .My feelings was not hurt it was funny and interesting as well.Culture and upbringing has a lot to do with if adult children will take care of parents and grandparents.I wonder about the state of our youth and some of the adult children with, automation taking jobs, jobs being moved oversees and mental illness issues and the high rate of opioid drug abuse ,who will be able to take care of me or anyone who has family or loved ones with any of these issues.Its really something to think about. #familyculture#familie#care#hospice#homecare#aging#illness#thingstothinkabout#parents#grandparents#qualitycareadvisor#caring#caregivers#community#upbringing#asianamericans#tradition#respect#understanding#support
Tô com dor nas mãos mas fui tão impactada por esse vídeo que não poderia deixar de compartilhar.
Tento imaginar que alguém assista leia e tome decisões diferentes nessa semana.
A vida é assim, não tem banquinho pra subir pra diminuir a altura, não tem o professor coração mole que diante do choro desse menino, poderia parar e dizer:Tá bom! Valeu a tentativa e seu esforço.
Assim como no vídeo, temos que aprender que não vai ter ajuda, não vai ter jeitinho e na maioria das vezes não vão ter esses amigos torcendo por nós.
Pelo contrário, vivemos em um mundo onde muitas pessoas vão gritar: desiste, outras vão rir, outras vão ficar falando: "olha lá, sabia que não era capaz, que menino chorão, os outros não pularam?"
E o peso que a gente ainda carrega pra saltar as dificuldades que a vida já nos propõe? E a dor? E a fadiga crônica? E a vontade de tantas e tantas vezes abandonar tudo e sair correndo.
Mas como sair correndo do nosso próprio corpo?
Hoje eu grito por você, hoje eu e essa galera aqui do Juntas somos essas crianças e estamos aqui, não pra pular por você, mas pra te lembrar que você é capaz!
Ei? Lembra aquela vez em que a parede era maior que essa e você pulou? Sim, estamos cansados; sim parece injusto.
Eu compreendo a sua dor, eu sinto. Quando você diz, eu não imagino como seria, eu sei.
Mas essa é a vida, enxuga as lágrimas e tenta de novo?
Quando chegar minha vez você me lembra de tudo isso também? 😉🤜🏼🤛🏼
. #Dekiru em japonês significa: Você é capaz!
Uma excelente semana de #Superacao pra você!
Beijos, Lu Ferreira 😍❤️
We know ‘alkaline’ is one of those fancy shmancy wellness buzzwords we don’t believe in, so we’re going to break down exactly what Dr. Otto Warburg means in this statement.
When your body is in an ‘alkaline’ state it means your body’s PH is greater than 7, which means your body is as far from acidic as it can get – woohoo! Wait, why is this a good thing? Research has shown that when you opt for less acidic foods, your body creates an environment that bacteria and disease aren’t too fond of. We aren’t saying this is the be all and end all of health, but by incorporating Apple Cider Vinegar into your diet, you can reduce the amount of acid in your body, increase your PH levels, and create an unhospitable environment for those bugs we don’t like anyways!
Hi, I’m Jen 🙋🏻♀️
I am 25 years old, I live in New Zealand & I have stage 3 Endometriosis. Here’s a little insight about my journey/battle with endometriosis so far. After years of searching for an answer through many hospital trips, many specialists and GP’s miss-diagnosing me, one gynaecologist in particular picked up that I had endometriosis immediately after explaining my symptoms, I was then booked in for my first laparoscopy, promptly. After recovery, I was pain free for about 4 months, I then went downhill and the pain worsened throughout my entire body, I slowly got back into a routine of exercising over time as I could manage but at times I found this difficult however I was okay and the pain was bearable for someone with endometriosis. Fast forward a few months to when I had passed out due to pain, I was sent to hospital and I can honestly say I have never experienced pain that horrific before. I am still finding out what works for me and what doesn’t and I have had a drastic change in my lifestyle because of this.
Here I am just trying to live my life and do every day activities. I wish there was a cure for this disease women have to live with, I am positive there will be! If you’ve made it this far, please come along for this crazy ride, lets support one another and create awareness about this debilitating, invisible disease.
2 103 hours ago
Hey science lovers, welcome to this great new platform, DiseaseTalk, for all things disease, illness, medicine, and science! Each week you will see one post highlighting a disease along with another post about upcoming revolutionary therapies and exciting scientific news. If you want to learn about what diseases or mental illnesses are out there, their symptoms, treatments and much more, this is the place for you! Hit follow and get ready for some interesting content! Also feel free to DM DiseaseTalk and suggest a disease you want to hear about. Our first disease up is…… Sickle Cell Disease!! Get ready for our first post coming August 21st!
I’ve had some serious doubts and hesitations about creating this handle, sharing my story, opening up and being vulnerable. I think mostly the fear stems from judgement; what others will think or say about what I share: the controversial things I will write, lifestyle choices I choose, my lifestyle in general, and of course, my illness. I’m not making this handle and sharing my story for attention, more so to use as a tool of spiritual healing and release. I need this and I hope someone else finds use in this content.
Without further ado, my name is Erin, and I have Lyme Disease.
2 43 hours ago
Diabetic mirror selfies. I used to HATE scars left from my T1D. All the little marks from injections and finger pricks. I often feel like my body is a pin cushion. ⠀⠀
I once was venting about scars on my legs to my cousin who looked at me in annoyance & told me to shut up. She asked me why I was so obsessed with them and told me to get over it. She had stretch marks larger than my scars all over her body and you could barely see my scars. BUT I could see them cousin. I wasn’t surprised by her reaction. She’s very blunt.. but it made me re-think this hatred I had. ⠀⠀
Why did I hate them? Because I wouldn’t have them if it weren’t for my T1D. Because my broken body did this to ME. Because society shoves perfection down women’s throats. I had this false belief in my head that everyone would see what I “saw”. Ugly. ⠀⠀
As a woman, loving your body is hardddddddd. Loving your body when you live with chronic illness is more complicated. It sometimes feels as if our bodies have betrayed us. Mine attacked itself when I was 11. It was obviously confused. It feels like our bodies don’t return the love. ⠀⠀
The only way through this is to be kinder and more compassionate towards yourself. There are certainly days where I don’t love my body. Like today - because it hasn’t let me eat lunch yet due to high blood sugars all afternoon. I’ve embraced the reality that I’m not always going to feel my best and that’s okay. Your body can only do so much. Let go of the expectations of your body and it becomes a lot easier to practice self- compassion.
I’m not gonna lie to you. What I went Thru this month and a half was hell, pure hell. I’m honestly terrified of what I went thru and even if I tried to explain it to you nobody would understand because we might all have been thru it but everybody has dealt with it and felt it differently. It’s ur unique story that people will understand 50% of it but the other 50% is something u felt and something nobody will understand. Depression, anxiety and panic attacks, wow I have no words to say, you actually broke me that month, you ripped me to pieces, you made me feel like I wanted to die every morning I woke up because I was so upset I woke up. I won’t say more then that because it hurts but I didn’t give up I spoke about it I got some help I forced myself to get up and go to work and cry in front of strangers who taught I was probably crazy and forced to think positive because I knew that wasn’t me. I’m a happy grateful person and I have God in my life and praying everyday with all my heart helped me to get back up. Doesn’t mean the fight is over but I’m blessed to be where I am at right now. So thank You God for helping me get thru this. And for whoever is going thru I am deeply deeply sorry and please don’t give up I know how it feels I know the pain but trust me please get help because u will get better. Share ur story’s! #fibromyalgia#depression#illness#sick#panicattack#anxiety#stress#help#gethelp#love#support#share#positive#flower#staystrong
0 324 hours ago
I could honestly say this alot, but truth is, God is always there with me through it all!!😁😍
Anyway! (3/3) UPDATE ❤Summer, life, medical❤
Guitar lessons have been on pause for this last week since I got a cold almost 2 weeks ago!! (Thank God I'm finally better) & just in time for school!!
Anyway, good news!!
I'm going back to school for my senior year!!
I'm thankful for the opportunity to be able to go back to school to have new memories, & learn new stuff😝
So far, the ending of my Summer has been fun & restful.
Eagle expo went good! Next up, senior sunrise!!
Senior year!! Can't believe its finally here!! As for medical stuff, I've had bloodwork done again, haven't seen results yet, & doing some scans in the next few weeks.
Then starting tutoring at my learning center again!! (They help me with homework).
I've even got to go to church again!! (Before I got sick 2 weeks ago)
It was AWESOME!! Also, I'm gonna post another YouTube video soon!!
(Getting senior photos done in a few weeks!!😁😳)
been loving Netflix this last restful week, & Watching Grey's anatomy!! Seriously so good!!🙌🏼😍
That's all for this great Summer & now to say,
goodbye Summer, &
hello senior year!! #senioryear2019#Goldenharsyndrome#hyperthyroidism#chronicillness#feedingtube#GHS#GHSawareness#Summer#life#medicallife#illness#backtoschool
Video of a young boy having a seizure. Would you know how to help in this situation? ⬇️
This video actually demonstrates the application of Cannabidiol (epidiolex) as a treatment for seizures which is currently not part of our protocols but is FDA approved.
The little boy was in full seizure until being administered the cannabis (CBD) oil, which gave him immediate relief.
It stops seizures, convulsions and tremors and is used for epilepsy and neurological disorders.
Anything that interrupts the normal connections between nerve cells in the brain can cause a seizure; this includes a high fever, low blood sugar, alcohol or drug withdrawal, or a brain concussion. Under these circumstances, anyone can have one or more seizures. However, when a person has two or more recurrent unprovoked seizures, he or she is considered to have epilepsy.
Seizures are the manifestation of abnormal hypersynchronous or hyperexcitable discharges of cortical neurons. The clinical signs or symptoms of seizures depend on the location of the epileptic discharges in the cerebral cortex and the extent and pattern of the propagation of the epileptic discharge in the brain. Thus, seizure symptoms are highly variable.
Generalized seizures will cause the person to fall, which may result in injury. A tonic-clonic seizure results in violent movements that cannot and should not be suppressed.
Diagnosing a seizure can be tricky. Seizures are over so quickly that the doctor probably will never see the child having one, so diagnosis of epileptic seizures is made by analyzing the patient's detailed clinical history and by performing interictal EEG monitoring for confirmation.
A camera can be handy. This may sound like an insensitive suggestion, but a video can help the doctor enormously in making an accurate diagnosis.
The person should never be restrained, nor should there be any attempt to put something in the mouth. After the seizure if not fully conscious and alert, patient is placed in a recovery position.
Caregivers often carry rectal diazepam or buccal midazolam in order to rapidly end the seizure. @medicaltalks
What does that means?
1. Snotty noses
2. Hands that have touched gross things
3. Hands that have been in places that we cannot even imagine
4. More germs than I ever wanted to encounter in life
5. Coughing with no regard to whom it is impacting
6. More snotty faces
Ugh, I hate it... But let me be perfectly honest with you. I am nowhere near as bad as I used to be.
Now that I know
Getms attach to an unwell body and sickness is often caused by blocked nerve pathways.
Keeping my body well, no matter what anyone else does, is of huge importance.
I honestly believe that the negativity attached to always worrying about something, anything, opens you up to get sick easier.
A good coffee, coconut oil, and thieves scrub is just what the doctor ordered. ☕️🥥💦 Just one more way to prepare for my day.
Thank you @kellielandaker and @youngliving for the tools to do so.
A book that is a helpful token for someone beginning the scary process 📷 Photo 2 and 3 credit: thepicta.com
Making it Through Chemotherapy” is a thin, 33-page booklet, yet it’s worth reading for two reasons. First, it tackles the important topic of cancer chemotherapy. Second, it’s written from the perspective of a young woman who was present for her mother’s chemo. Author Jackie Schuld not only walks the reader through what to expect of chemotherapy but also answers an important question, “What can I do for someone who’s going through treatment?” She guides the reader through chemotherapy, writing about the fear and uncertainty she and her mom experienced. It’s a book full of a daughter’s heart.
0 105 hours ago
“Every man and woman is the architect of their own healing and own destiny.”
I’ve been feeling very inspired lately to really step out of my comfort zone and begin to do things I wouldn’t normally do. I applied for a job that makes me nervous. I’m moving to a new city far from home. I’m really taking a look into my diet and what I may need to remove to reduce my pain. And I’m really taking the time to work on myself and digging up all the dirt that’s been held within me for so long .
It isn’t easy getting motivated to become a better version of yourself when your body is always in pain. Most days all I want to do is stay in bed. With these brutal flare ups I’ve been having, I’ve been finding my depression creeping in more and more
I try my hardest to find good in every day, to really count my blessings. I know that I am on this path for a bigger purpose than I can imagine right now. I know that somehow I will figure out how to use all this suffering for good
i’m sorry if i come off a bit mean in this post- i’m really angry right now especially since people are attacking my friends. don’t you have literally anything better to do. seriously. Jesus Christ.
No frog or heart this time. I’m pissed.
partnerz!!!: (DM ME!!!) @thealphabisexual @fnafcourse @rratcore
40 13718 August, 2019
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Today we center ourselves in peace as we begin nine days of Solemn Novena prayer. St. Jude listens to our prayers and offers us hope for every intention
For all who suffer from illness or injury, that God will heal them and fill them with peace from His love. St. Jude, pray for us.
Not all illnesses are visible to everyone. When you are living with #lupus#autoimmunedisease#chronicpain or #chronicillness you may appear as a healthy looking person on the outside but be ill on the inside especially during your #invisibleillness flare ups and relapses. Some people judge you and even call you lazy based only on what they see on the outside because they don’t get to see what happens on the inside and how difficult it’s for you to fight with your symptoms every single day trying to feel and look good. The key is to find and surround yourself with people who get you and understand your challenges and raise #lupusawareness#chronicillnessawareness and #autoimmuneawareness I would like to let you know about an exciting opportunity for people with #sle and ANY #disease#illness syndrome #disability or #disorder to voice their opinion and help research. Patients 14 and + and caregivers (family, friends) from USA and Canada are invited to participate online and will receive $5 gift card for signing up and get paid $100 hourly for participation in research studies like online surveys, online and phone interviews and sharing their experiences about their health conditions. Get all the details and sign up via https://lupusselfhelp.com or jusy click the link in my instagram profile description @lupusselfhelp <<<===click
11 60517 August, 2019
What are my diagnoses? I am diagnosed with auto immune myopathy and auto immune enteric leiomyositis. Both of these illnesses have impacted my life a lot. It has made me depressed, unmotivated, upset and many more emotions i can’t even seem to describe. Auto immune enteric leiomyositis is a very, very rare auto immune disease, so rare that I’m the 13th known person in the world to be diagnosed. This disease affects the smooth muscles in my intestines and my whole GI tract is basically paralyzed at this point. I will continue to be on my steroids and antibiotics to see if this improves the inflammation throughout my body, including my intestines. I still have hope and I’m trying my very best not to give up. I would appreciate all the prayers and wishes💜
44 7274 August, 2019
#autoimmune disorders like #lupus tend to get worse with time. This happens because they are affecting all your body functions and organs and can predispose you for many other health conditions like #chronicpain , #chronicfatigue syndrome, #fibromyalgia , #migraine#jointpain#musclepain any additional #autoimmunedisease and much more. If you are not getting an optimal treatment the truth is that it doesn't get easier but more and more exhausting and difficult to manage your #illness or multiple #illnesses with time. The longer you remain undiagnosed, untreated or undertreated the more difficult and longer it will take for your symptoms to improve. Don't postpone dealing with your health issues for tomorrow, next month or even year. Besides conventional treatment there are other complementary treatments that you can try. For example, ensure that you digest and absorb enough dietary proteins and have an adequate amount and variety of good bacteria strains in your gut can help improve many symptoms such as #fatigue#constipation#brainfog pain and others. Right now everyone who would like to try out and experience the benefits can get FREE probiotic and FREE protein through my website at https://lupusselfhelp.com/free or via the link in my instagram profile bio at @lupusselfhelp <<== click They’re truly free, no strings attached, worldwide shipping 💜
18 59012 August, 2019
in cystic fibrosis, salt is everything. at a molecular level, cf is salt-based. the imbalance of salt inside and out of our cells is what makes our mucus thick and sticky, what clogs and scars our lungs, sinuses, digestive tracts. if you’ve kissed me, you’ve experienced it first hand - i taste salty because of the excess salt i lose through my pores. and salt water is medicine for us, in many ways. we inhale it to thin our mucus, we use it to cleans our sinuses, we drink it to replenish what we lose. i guess this is why i’ve always felt particularly close to the ocean - she and i are inextricably intertwined. 🌊
5 1328 hours ago
Not all #illnesses are visible to everyone. When you are living with #lupus#autoimmunedisease#chronicpain or #chronicillness you may appear as a healthy looking person on the outside but be ill on the inside especially during your #invisibleillness flare ups and relapses. Some people judge you and even call you lazy based only on what they see on the outside because they don’t get to see what happens on the inside and how difficult it’s for you to fight with your symptoms every single day trying to feel and look good. The key is to find and surround yourself with people who get you and understand your challenges and raise #lupusawareness#chronicillnessawareness and #autoimmuneawareness P. S. I would like to let you know that FREE live potent probiotic is back in stock and FREE high quality premium protein is still available! Both can be very helpful for people with Lupus and #autoimmune conditions. Protein can replenish nutrients that are often get depleted in people with lupus and #autoimmunediseases , may help with energy and supporting recovery and healing process. Probiotic can help to improve digestion and absorption of nutrients and strengthen the #immune system. It’s truly free, no strings attached, worldwide shipping. You can get it through my website https://lupusselfhelp.com/free or jusy click the link in my instagram profile description @lupusselfhelp <<<===click
26 1,2089 August, 2019
It takes great strength and courage to stop and rest. Why? Because we have been taught our whole lives that we should be busy. That to rest is counterproductive and futile. That slowing down is a sign of weakness.
So when we fall sick, we struggle to grasp this concept that rest is a good thing. That healing occurs during the times we rest, much more so than the times we push ourselves.
But by needing to stop and rest, it can often be a heavy reminder that your body cannot do what other healthy bodies can do. That you cannot keep up with others and the speed they live their lives at. And that’s so so tough. It’s such a hard realisation to face when all you want to do is join in with everyone and be “normal” for a while.
I hope you remember during these moments that although resting may feel unproductive, it is the complete opposite of that. You are not “wasting time” or having “a lazy day” by resting - you are healing. You are planting seeds for recovery. You are putting your body first and giving it what it needs in this moment. You are doing all these things right now so one day you will be able to join in and do all those things everyone else is doing - because you will get there.
So when resting becomes too hard for you to do, when you feel the temptation to push through instead of stopping and listening to your body’s needs, I hope you remember to remind yourself: