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Story of my Non-Healing Wound - Fear

Posted 08-13-2014 at 05:28 AM by RABG (Story of my Non-Healing Wound)
Updated 08-14-2014 at 06:29 AM by moderator2

Through out these past 20 months I have felt fear only a handful of times. Today I am feeling like something bad is coming.
The Wound Center came back with moderate MRSA,e-coli, and 2 others.
Here is the way this situation has played out.
#1. Wound Center APRN has report of the culture and orders antibiotic "A".
#2. 3 days go by and Would Center Dr. W calls, discontinues antibiotic "A" and orders "B". I am allergic to this medication....
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Story of my Non-Healing Wound - The Stand-Off

Posted 07-24-2014 at 06:33 AM by RABG (Story of my Non-Healing Wound)

Well here I am writing about the end, but it isn't, it is a stand-off. I have mentioned frequently about 1. Wound Nurses. 2 The surgeon and my husband. I am in the middle, how did this happen? Easy, I don't want to let anyone down.
This is such an emotional ride, up and down. As of yesterday my VNA came and measured the wound, it is not healing in the undermining. I know that because the pain is so intense. Yet at the wound center their measurements are much different, it shows that the...
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A Little of Both and Neither

Posted 04-10-2014 at 09:14 PM by wellies ("A Little Song, A Little Dance. PTTD Surgery...AND BEYOND!)
Updated 04-11-2014 at 12:25 PM by Administrator (editing...?...yeah, my reason for editing is editing...)

Welcome to my world. Today's post is a no-nonsense account of "life lived." For those of you who are just joining us, that means: "Here is what i'm thinking about," ...BTW: if you need a title to make any conversation relevant enough for you to consider, we may already not be friends, so....there's that........ wow... i lose.. i just used "btw." Sorry y'all.

Right so, I'm already filled with regret. The above sounds petulant and elitist. Let me re-phrase:...
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Do Selfies Help or Hurt Self-Esteem?

Posted 04-08-2014 at 04:06 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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By now you’ve seen—or at least heard of—the latest social media trend: Selfies. This phenomenon sweeping the nation involves taking a portrait of yourself with your phone’s camera, and then posting it on social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for all to see. Pop stars like Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Rihanna post selfies to the Internet on a daily basis. Even comedienne Ellen Degeneres joined the trend by snapping and posting a few selfies while she was...
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6 Tips to Lower Your Stress

Posted 04-07-2014 at 04:09 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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If mounting bills, childcare, work deadlines, school, household chores, relationships and other day-to-day stressors have you frazzled, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are dealing with some form of stress every day, and as researchers continue to study and release findings on the negative health impacts caused by long-term, chronic stress — including depression, anxiety, heart disease, sleep disorders, weight gain, digestive issues and cognitive malfunction — it is becoming...
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