Personal experience with cataract surgery and a Crystalens implant, including the surgery, early results and the costs of the procedure
Australian redback spider bites hurt, and the pain increases with time. Here's my experience, including symptoms and treatment recommended by an expert, as well as how to avoid bites.
In October 2017, I developed DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and PE (pulmonary emboli) left and right. Here I recount my experience and share my accumulated knowledge of causes, symptoms, treatment, and preventative measures.
It's a brave new world. Where genealogy meets genetics, 23andMe provides direct-to-consumer genetic testing. You pay to turn over your DNA and personal data. Big companies profit. Understand the risk.
Have you ever wondered how to fake confidence for a job interview, first date or just in general when you suffer from anxiety? Here's my tips for acting more outwardly secure, even when I don't feel that way inside.
This is how I overcame the darkness of bipolar disorder by making a few minor changes to create a better environment and an overall wonderful wellbeing.
Is there a special colostomy diet for stoma patients? If you have an ostomy, you probably want to know if you have to make major changes to your regular diet, or not. As an ex-colostomy patient, I can only tell you of my experience and the nutritional pattern I followed.
Discovering you have a genetic susceptibility to developing cancer is terrifying, but it is important to know if you have BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 mutation so that breast cancer and ovarian cancer can be caught early, or even prevented.
Hearing difficulties create many communication challenges for both the one who is hearing impaired and those who must speak with them. Here are my experiences and some solutions for both parties.
Diverticulosis is a condition, which for most people, will not show symptoms. It can be diagnosed in a routine colonoscopy. Diverticula, or small sacs that emanate from the intestinal wall, sometimes bulge and break through the muscle tissue of that wall. Inflammation may result.
McKenzie Method exercises and stretches are a great way to combat lower back pain from bulging/herniated discs and compressed sciatic nerves.
Bleeding and bruising are common problems for those who are aging and have thinning skin due to excess sun exposure. Skin care treatment is essential for protecting the body from common infections.
This article describes a struggle to get proper treatment for a father with bladder cancer. If you or someone you know is infected by BCG, seek an infectious disease specialist.
For certain women, 23andMe's BRCA 1/2 report can be very useful, as long as you understand what it means and its limitations.
I would like to share with you my personal experience with an invisible illness in hopes to stop the judgement cast upon those who do not "look" disabled.