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About Catwoman23

  • Birthday 23/10/1971

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    Medicine, cooking, meditation, charity work, cats, Disney world, Star Wars, game of thrones etc etc

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  1. Try meditation. It will relaxes your mind. There is Imc uk there and you can find Joseph Goldstein tapes online I believe. It might be fraustrating to keep the mind focused at one point but you will see it relaxes the body and mind tremendously. We are not allowed to give you medical advice but you will find that many threads are helpful to you. Good luck.
  2. Oh that is very strange. I was just thinking about Winnie not knowing it has been a year because I think that new members won’t know her but they can still read her posts. This is also mother s day weekend too. We all miss you.
  3. Welcome . You will find many posts here helpful. Rest and lots of fluids. Get the covid vaccine if you haven’t already. Please be patient. Not sure if his neuro can help with symptoms. He is lucky to have a caring spouse/partner.
  4. Please do get the vaccine. Pfizer and moderna are mRNA vaccines which means they are just proteins. Drink lots of water/ fluids and take Tylenol after the shot. I have two of my patients have hives and dizziness. If you have flu like symptoms, that is just a reaction to be expected. If you don’t get the vaccine, you will probably get the virus. And there is not guarantee if it will be a mild case. We don’t have AstraZeneca here. It is a shame that Johnson is on hold due to clots. I see many people all the time with clots. Some due to sitting in plane/ car/ train, some due to immobility after surgery/ back pain, some due to hormones, genetic disorders etc etc. I think it is just a coincidence. I have seen one patient this week who had covid again after both Pfizer shots and that is very rare. Please ask your primary care also but definitely should get the vaccine especially if you have sah.
  5. I'm a family physician graduated in 2001. I had my shots in Dec and Jan. It was Moderna. Arm pain with first shot and flu like symptoms but not fevers after 8 hrs of second shot. Lasted may be a day and totally better the next day. It is a normal reaction of your body trying to make antibodies. It is very safe protein molecule so it can’t change your DNA or cells. You won’t grow a tail 😺 it is very unstable that is why they keep it cool. Moderna has a better method of putting the protein in a fatty/ butter like substance so it does not need extra cold temp. Pfizer does not have that method so they have to keep it extra cold. But someone has to really know how to handle, store, draw, shake Pfizer vaccine. Some people have more reactions than others. If one is above age 55 the reaction might be milder. Many people with cancer etc emphysema , on meds lowering immunity have got them and they did fine. So if you can get it please please do get it. Cases are down here I think thanks to the vaccine. Good luck
  6. Welcome. Please take time and read many threads here. You will find them very helpful. I know things are frustrating with the way the world is today but take one day at a time. Try breathing exercises, insight meditation, hydration, no noise for a period of time etc. Suggest these books Finding peace in frantic world and Loving kindness. Good luck to you.
  7. Try insight meditation. There is Imc uk there and ims barre in Massachusetts and Imc USA in Maryland if you are interested. Try a weekend after the covid. Now I can’t take off work and quarantine to go there so I do home virtual course. No tv, work, phone, music for a week or so. You sit as a group three times a day and there is checking with a teacher via zoom daily. There are two 30 mins sessions of lectures. I did that in oct and was very good for stress level and my brain. Very rested. I m doing that again in March. It is basically in breath, out breath, the touch of the breath, focusing on it and no thoughts. Not easy because we are changing the habit of a life time. But even if you get a few concentrated breaths, you will see that it is very helpful.
  8. I m very cautious too not catching the virus because I won’t be killed by anything made in China as a friend puts it lol. Many months later, me and my staff is still covid free. It is a miracle. Lots of prayers and meditation helps I believe. I was happy to get the first vaccine on dec 31st too. Never spent a night inside the hospital so far as a patient so no thank you. Sometimes marriage is luck or it is the choice we made and sometimes we don’t know it till one is tested. We are almost 50. I try to make the most out of life by doing good things.
  9. Have seen a patient had it after a car accident. They were on a bike/ motorcycle. But that was years ago and I still see her and she has no lasting issues.
  10. I don’t think people should abandon their partners. But it has to with fate, luck, karma, people s attitudes, work related stress, support system etc. I hope that you will find the peace and happiness. Sometimes it is better to forgive and forget. Be safe and rest well. Stay away from alcohol and smoking.
  11. Yes there are different stents and same with heart stents too. Some stay on blood thinners for one year. Long ago, they had to do hernia surgery on one of my patients but he had stents and he can’t stop the thinners. So they did it while on blood thinners. Patient did well. They also carry a little card in the wallet telling what kind of stents that is.
  12. Welcome to BTG. You will see many useful threads here. Please take time to read. Yes the blood needs to go away. I m not sure where you are and if covid is slowing things down such as appointments. Stay hydrated , away from alcohol, rest, no stress. good luck and stay safe.
  13. Welcome to BTG. There are many threads that are useful and please take time to go through them. Drink lots of fluids, rest, sleep, no stress, write down questions for the neurosurgeon and neurologist. Give yourself time to adjust if you fly back. We cannot give you medical advice but I am sure you will find the information here useful. Goodluck.
  14. Congrats. Yes stress will do many things to the body. Stay safe. We are open again in carroll county Maryland but I did not venture out . Patients seem to stay home too, they are mostly country folks and seem content.
  15. Donated some money to BTG in memorium to win. We will all miss her. I thought about her this weekend when I had to dye my hair myself. she always made us smile. May she rest in peace.
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