You've been in bed with the flu and when you woke this morning, your chest hurt when you breathed in (inhaled). It more than hurt, it was painful! Like a catch, a sudden severe cramp when you inhaled. But what kind of pain? Pressure? Dull ache? Sharp pain? The doctor will want to know so... Continue Reading →
Be still, my Heart!
On an average, our heart beats @ 80 times/minute. Assuming an 80-year lifespan, your heart could beat 3,363,840,000 times (TRILLION) in 80 years! When you think about it, the average exercise work-out might be 30 minutes; imagine the 80-year heart workout! I tire just thinking of it. We ask a lot of our hearts, and faithfully... Continue Reading →
What is osteonecrosis? What is avascular necrosis? One and the same. Osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis is a rare and often very painful condition but before I explain it, I'll explain the names. Quite simply it is a combination of two words: osteo: bone, necrosis: dead. 'Dead bone': OR avascular: without blood, necrosis: dead bone: Bone... Continue Reading →
Rather than having nurses teach about healthcare on this day AFTER the anniversary of our independence was declared, I'll honor our own, 'CAPTAIN AMERICA.' This veteran, this man, his family, sacrificed for us. His life was inexorably changed. Yes, this veteran, Tim, is a soldier, he's a true veteran whose life was almost taken in... Continue Reading →
How I celebrated…
No, I wasn't amongst the throngs of people present to watch any of many fireworks display, rather, I enjoyed celebrating our Independence Day. Normally, I'd be there, ready for the concert and fireworks, but this year was a bit different. Several days ago, I fell, broke the fall with my hands (not the smartest thing... Continue Reading →