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Catwoman23

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  1. Welcome to the website. You can take time and read thru some of the threads. They are very helpful. We cannot give you medical advice but I m sure you will get lots of info.
  2. Welcome to BTG. I think you can have your doctor or nurse explain to your family or give the family some info to read but sometimes it might not still work. Tell them your brain had an injury and it s not the same. You will see that some of these posts are very helpful esp by macca, subzero, daffodil etc etc. We cannot give medical advice but take your time and read some posts and they are very informative. Goodluck.
  3. I m sorry to hear that. I would suggest you get some info about the SAH . It has to be a handout in simple language or a letter from your doctor. Try to explain to the boss. Have them call your doctor if they need to. Just a few suggestions. Goodluck.
  4. I cant give you med advice. Talk to someone who really knows. I know some quit smoking with vaping. That is the goal. Not to get hook on smoking. very bad habit. Hard to quit but one must keep on trying. I tell my patients how much money they are wasting by smoking.
  5. Welcome to the website. We are not allowed to give you med advice but you will find many posts helpful. Drink lots of water, rest, sleep enough hours, try not to stress about many things, be careful about loud noises and screaming kids etc etc. sometimes if you click on birthdays you will see that each and everyone has a unique story. Goodluck to you.
  6. Best wishes. Count your blessings. Don’t think too much. Goodluck to you.
  7. To me, it s not about being positive or negative, it is just seeing the things as they are, as it is. we can worry and be anxious all day long or we can not care and live happily. But the truth is we will face old age, disease and we all come with an expiration date. If things are going the way we want all the time, we won’t even be on this forum. I m still very healthy but my knees remind me I m not in my twenties. I think the key is to not to be too worried, not to be too attached to self, to be able to control / train your mind, your worries, anger, greed, hatred, delusions. It is also helpful to have a partner/ spouse / friends who understands you and respect and accept you. but that can just be luck/ fate/ karma too.
  8. Frmertd, Glad you are better. You are a physician also and sometimes it makes me think back and remind myself that I don’t need to be perfect. I don’t have to address many things when a patient comes in. I can just do the most critical things and have them come back always. My good friend from school also had stage 4 colon cancer. He is 48 so he doesn’t go for colonoscopy yet till age 50. He is slowly getting better and now back to work. Going through 2 more chemos. I hope to visit him in Louisiana next year. We all have to work so the helpful thing is to do no harm or be safe. As you already know we have to practice defensive medicine. I don’t argue with people much these days and I document everything especially if they were non compliant. The good thing about my job is I know many patients very well and vice versa since this is the only job I had after 2 months of locum. So since they know me well, there is trust and they are very less likely to sue and I can sometimes yell at them for noncompliance issues. You are very lucky to be alive so cherish each day. You can pray also but might I suggest meditation for I believe I have changed my karma many times over. It will be very good for your mind and memory. No one has harmful side effects from it. I did a nine day retreat in Oct. I told my boss I will go work with my meditation on the case. We are being sued. Patient did not go for ultrasound when the PA asked him to one year ago. To make long story short, he had cirrhosis of the liver and sued us. Of course did not sue pain management but sued everyone else. We were about to go for practicing with deposition etc. It is not even my patient but im sued because I m the owner. I had no phone or outside contact. When I came out of the IMC Usa after nine days, I see a text saying the pt dropped all the charges. My boss and other people were very surprised. I do believe in the power of meditation and the good karma it creates for us. Good to learn Spanish. I m learning it from an app to but not recently since it s not been used much in daily life. Not sure what you mean by toxic people. Sometimes they might have good intentions just don’t see them with green glasses. Give people a chance. Life is too short. It s better to forgive than to have a grudge. I can promise you-meditation will help with adhd and short term memory and controlling the emotions and it will be very beneficial in daily life. It is not easy but you keep on working at it. I plan to work this crazy job for ten more years and may be just work part time or locum for 3-4 months per year. You see hubby has state pension and he s a little older than me so he can get social security sooner. If you ever are looking for a primary care job. We need someone next Jan. You ll be at a different location than me . One doctor is retiring and I m sure we can even arrange 3 days of 12 hr shifts or reduced schedule such as 36 hrs week. We do lots of paperwork but I m sure it s not as crazy as the ER. Just think about it. We can’t find many people who wants to work private and be a partner. You might not make much money first but partner money can be very nice. Take care and do not drink alcohol for it can cloud the mind. I m glad you are doing well. Take one day at a time, one breath at a time. I will be again doing a nine day retreat with no phone/ no contact in May of this year 10th thru 19th I believe. The mind needs at least 3-4 days to calm.
  9. I can’t give you med advice but did they do mri? I m not sure how your position was when you were out. I am not sure if you do active work with your shoulder or exercised a lot. Ask your neuro about the possible relationship with SAH and maybe see ortho. X Ray will only shows bones and not muscles/ tendons etc etc.
  10. I know I m not supposed to give med advice but your brain and heart needs some form of carbs to function. 800 calorie diet is a bit extreme and someone needs to watch you closely. We don’t expect people to stay on it forever. Unfortunately we eat a lot of carbs here in the states and we drink lots of sodas and alcohol. Like one professor told us we should all get rid of all the bad habits we do with our mouths, smoking, eating, drinking and now vaping
  11. I sent some last week. We ll all try to pinch in something for this website. I think it s a very good idea to save 5$ or 5£ per week or month. I do understand it is not easy to keep a website. We do have emr system and it needs monthly fee for the IT personnel. Sometimes there are unseen fees.
  12. I cannot give you med advice but I m sure you can get a note from your doc that says you need scheduled breaks. Sometimes looking at computer screen can give one headaches even without history of SAH. You can say something like at least such and such minutes within such and such time period. Good luck
  13. I don’t think noise and lots of motion are good for anyone's brain, especially if you've had a SAH.
  14. I cannot give you med advice but it should be fine. Might have some headache one to two days right after the procedure. Also explain to the dentist and ask for what to look for. Good luck.
  15. Welcome to the site. I think you will find many answers and threads here helpful. I cannot give med advice. The med you are on is for neuropathy pain but make sure you discuss side effects with your doctor. See neuro regularly and ask them questions. Your brain had been affected and it also depends on where it was affected to have those sensations. Drink lots of water, rest, try not to have stress. Good luck.
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