Archive for March 28th, 2012
» posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 8:08 pm by
Question by Tina B: Searching For Answers re: 11 y/o son w/involuntary neck jerking & pain?
About 2 months ago I noticed that my son occasionally rolled his neck and his eyes at the same time. I asked him why he did that and he just said his neck was hurting and he didn’t know why. I took him to the doc and he said he was fine. A month later the rolling of his neck and eyes increased. I asked my son if he realized that rolling his neck like that could cause his pain and he said yes but that it still hurt. I took him back to the doctor 2 weeks ago when I began to notice that he wasn’t doing it himself and it was more involuntarily. I ask him to try and control it and he couldn’t. He now rolls his neck and eyes every few seconds. I also watch him when he sleeps and he does it then too but it just jerks and wakes him up often. Pain meds are not helping and the doctor finally ordered an xray of his neck. It showed a 3mm foreien object in the front of his throat. Basically a speck (keep in mind he had a severe strep throat infection about 6 weeks ago and ran fever for a week with vomiting). I asked his doc to refer us to a neurologist and he told me that his xray showed no nerve damage!LOL He then referred him to a ear, nose and throat specialist. Why? I don’t know but I got laughed out of his office and was told to go to a neurologist. So a week ago he referred him to a pediatric neurologist (who haven’t called yet!) His pain has increased (mainly on the left side of his neck)and he looks like a bobble head! I’ve also noticed that his left foot is jerking too when he is sitting down! I demanded the doc see him again yesterday and he ordered a cat scan of his neck. We are waiting for the results now. What could be going on? I’m worried and I don’t like this waiting game!!
Answer by Tim M
Try another doctor?
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» posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 6:11 pm by
Some cool finger joint pain in the morning images:
The Hump: A Bike’s Tale (March 25, 2009)
Image by webzer
A Bike’s Tale
March 25, 2009
I can vividly remember the morning of 18th March 1989. Children were rejoicing, for school was finally over. It was the first day of summer. The sun boasted its yellow hue, its amicable warmth, and genuine delight. The greens and blues glistened as sunlight beamed on their surface.
It was 9 o’ clock. Mang Kiko has just finished the last sip of his black, brewed coffee. Then, he went on with his customary morning ritual – combed his gray hair, brushed his teeth and wiped his round spectacles. Finally! It was time. Mang Kiko took out the keys from his pocket, unlocked each padlock, and opened the door. The sight was so spectacular. It felt and smelled summer.
As soon as the shop opened, a young boy and a bearded man entered. I wasn’t that interested with the gentleman, but rather to the young lad. His excitement animated the whole room, as he meticulously looked at us one-by-one. Then, it was my turn. The young boy stood in front of me. He just stared at my blue body, robust wheels and steady pedals. The moment was surreal. It was like magic. No! It was magic. There was an instant connection between me and Joey. We felt a tinge of friction in our senses.
Suddenly, Joey, full of excitement, called his Pop, pointing his finger to me. The next thing I knew, I was already at Joey’s home… excited in the next days to come.
Without more ado, Joey and I started our ride. He fell several times, got wounded and bruised. Joey did not mind all the physical pain and mental struggle that he felt. He was full of determination and perseverance. And I was there to support Joey all the way. In Joey’s mind, “We can do this. We will try and try until the sun is up.” His will power and courage kept me up.
Joey picked me up, and carefully we stood. We began our ride again. He put his left foot, then his right onto the pedals. We were back on track once more. One meter… Two meters… Three meters… And, before we knew it, we have come so far! It was a blissful moment for Joey, for me… for us. WE shared the ups and downs of our ride. WE achieved this feat together.
As we were relishing our trance-like journey, Joey exclaimed this out of the blue, “Oops! How do I stop?” Right then and there we fell. But this time, Joey and I just laughed. We chuckled and giggled under the summer sunset.
Photo taken at Sagada, Mt. Province, Philippines
The Hump, is a joint project of me and Louie. I provide the photos, and she gives the words to them. And, why do we do it? It’s really simple. We just want people to have another perspective on Wednesdays. Just like a hump in the road, Wednesdays should be a time for people to slow down from their fast-paced life.
There’s a Hump ahead. It’s your choice what to do with it.
Elizabeth Pauline Sagen (1925-2007)
Image by kartooner
Grandma, we talked about this day coming and when it happened how everyone would feel. You seemed ready to move on, but you also were happy to remain here with us.
Deep down I know you looked forward to seeing Grandpa and Uncle Steve again, as well as your parents. I know you’re in a better place now and you no longer feel pain in your joints for you are young again.
What was always impressive to me (and I’m sure to others) was how sharp your mind remained despite how you felt physically. You loved reading and would often settle in early to finish a novel in 2 days. I remember that and so much more. You loved to talk about books and I can’t remember a time when you weren’t reading.
I also remember how much you enjoyed roses, sunsets (especially the fantastic orange-colored ones, like wildfire), teaching us fractions on school breaks or rolling Play-Doh in between your fingers during afternoon play time. I remember waking up in the morning to your ‘hog call’ voice (“School bell is ringing. Ding-a-ling-a-ling”), sitting down with you to watch Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune and trying to guess the puzzle.
Most of all I remember you sitting in your favorite chair in the backyard to watch the sunset or to enjoy a summer breeze. The many barbeque’s we had eating Hawaiian Pupu’s and talking about life. You always seemed to listen and genuinely care about us or what we were feeling at the time.
Grandma, I’m am forever grateful for your love and gentle guidance, whether that be in the form of your brilliant artistic gifts, which you shared with me many mornings, afternoons and evenings or helping raise Matt and I. The greatest gift you gave us was getting to know you better.
You were not only our grandmother but a mother to us and that makes this especially difficult. To lose both a grandmother and mother at the same time is probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to deal with.
You will be sorely missed but I am so thankful for the memories that I have, which I look back on often. I don’t have the words to truly eulogize you but know that the reason for this is you are simply too special to put to words.
My own children spent so little time with you but they will come to know you through my own memories. I promise this.
I love you. Goodbye, for now.
My grandmother standing near her favorite spot in the backyard of our old home on Montlake.
» posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 5:59 pm by
A few nice cast of trauma images I found:
Rescue Row -Metro Baynard Trauma Center
Image by PMC 1stPix
Ambulance Parking is tight in the EMS lot of the Metro Baynard Trauma Center.
Image by Lou Angeli Digital
A young Haitian boy shows his cast while being monitored in the PEDS unit at the Port-Au-Prince tent hospital.
» posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 3:54 pm by
Question by mikecaster_86: I have knee pain, what vitamins/minerals should I eat?
I work where I have to walk, or at least be standing, for up to 8 hours a day. I get pain in my feet, my back and –most especially– my knees.
What vitamins and minerals would help promote better feeling knees and joints?
Give your answer to this question below!
» posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 3:51 pm by
Question by jjrsmom: what causes chest pain when breathing cold air?
Answer by Richard R
i live in edmonton but im from the west coast
its f***ing cold here today and it hurts to breath outside. It’s because your body temp is like almost 100 degrees and the outside air is below zero.
your lung tissue is literally freezing… crystallizing… actually. its causing damage to the tissue and possibly dying. It’s like internal frost bite.
Give your answer to this question below!
» posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 10:07 am by
A few nice foot pain cream images I found:
The small place we popped into for lunch
Image by Fimb
NITRO-GREEN TEA AND LIME MOUSSE (2001)
POMMERY GRAIN MUSTARD ICE CREAM, RED CABBAGE GAZPACHO
JELLY OF QUAIL, LANGOUSTINE CREAM, PARFAIT OF FOIE GRAS
OAK MOSS AND TRUFFLE TOAST
(Homage to Alain Chapel)
Shaved Fennel and Jabugo Ham
ROAST FOIE GRAS "BENZALDEHYDE"
Almond Fluid Gel, Cherry, Chamomile
"SOUND OF THE SEA"
SALMON POACHED IN LIQUORICE GEL
Artichokes, Vanilla Mayonnaise, Golden Trout Roe and “Manni” Olive Oil
BALLOTINE OF ANJOU PIGEON
Black Pudding “made to order”, Pickling Brine and Spiced Juices
PINE SHERBET FOUNTAIN (PRE-HIT)
MANGO AND DOUGLAS FIR PUREE
Bavarois of Lychee and Mango, Blackcurrant Sorbet, Blackcurrant and Green Peppercorn Jelly
NITRO-SCRAMBLED EGG AND BACON ICE CREAM (2006)
Pain Perdu, Hot and Iced Tea
CHOCOLATE WINE "SLUSH"
Mandarin Aerated Chocolate, Violet Tartlet,
Apple Pie Caramel in "Edible" Wrapper
I Have Strep
Image by bill barber
Word came through from my doc. It’s strep. I last had it sixty years ago, and they yanked my tonsils. In those days, the hospital was a converted house just north of the arena in Orangeville, Ontario. Pretty primitive, but then, in mom’s day, tonsillectomies were performed on the kitchen table at home. Talk about convenience. And the adults thought it was hilarious to promise kids ice cream if they were good. C’mon now, who wanted to eat anything after a tonsillectomy? Dad had just bought a 78 RPM album of songs by The Weavers, and while I was lying on the downstairs Chesterfield, he put the records on the drop-down spindle of our Stromberg Carlson radio/record player. First time I ever heard "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" and "Good Night Irene"—classics both.
Truth be told, I am a lot better. The soreness and pain are gone, but the voice is weak, and I’m still a tad flushed. Talked to my daughter, Meg, on the phone, and it wasn’t long until the voice was gone.
I will be around to see you today and tomorrow, but it will be over a longer period of time.
Yesterday I said I had been flat on my mattress for 5 days. Stating that I had been catching up on daytime TV, I asked if anyone knew how many times Victor and Nikki have been married and divorced. Answer? three times, and they may be working on #4, but the writers do love to throw those curves.
I also ranted about my abhorrence for the Grey Power commercial. I Googled it about six months ago, and nothing much came up. Googled again last night, and some great stuff emerged. Turns out the Grey Power bitch is a well-educated local girl, and if it’s any comfort, the commercial is really annoying to her, too. She thinks the the ad has been running far too long. To those of you have suffered with me, it should be pulled by the end of the year.
For those who didn’t see the link I put in yesterday’s post, here it is again:
And just to prove I wasn’t overacting about her yesterday:
For those of you who are still with me, here’s Rick Mercer’s send-up of the commercial:
And yet another parody:
So, you see, everything got tied up neatly. Isn’t life grand that way? And look at what we all learned.
» posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 7:58 am by
Check out these physical trauma images:
Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, Chattanooga 03
Image by Larry Miller
Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, Chattanooga 05
Image by Larry Miller
Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, Chattanooga 06
Image by Larry Miller
» posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 7:46 am by
A few nice low abdomen pain images I found:
Image by Seegul
Abdominal Pain is a symptom instead of a disease. Therefore, if you are feeling pain in the abdomen area, which is an area lower to your ribs up to your groin, you first need to know what exactly is causing it. However, abdominal pain in itself is a pretty broad symptom which could be caused by virtually anything. Abdominal pain could be caused for a number of reasons and these could be different for both men and women.
» posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 4:10 am by
Question by forever: What causes sudden joint pain in hands, feet and knees?
Last night I noticed that my hands, knees and feet were all stiff and achy. I woke up this morning and it was no better. I’m a 30 year old female who has never had any major illnesses. I had my wisdom teeth out last monday and developed dry socket. I was on percocet and ibuprofen for over a week but just came off of the pain meds about three or four days ago. I couldn’t see how but is there a chance its my body’s reaction to coming off the pain meds? I almost never take medicine as I try to do things as hollistically as possible. Any insight would be helpful. Thank you.
Answer by Christa
you might just hav arthritis, if other family members hav it then you mite hav it. but im not a doctor, thats just my guess
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