Share your Bridge Book with friends and families as a Living Chapter of your life, and be sure to share your tips with the My Bridge 4 Life community.
If religion comes back into your life suddenly, that's OK. Paste a prayer that inspires you into your Bridge Book.
Open the Notes page of your Bridge Book when you are in your doctors offices and ask questions, general and specific, such as: "How will those two treatments or drugs interact with each other?" or "How will I feel after I take that, and how will I know if what I'm feeling is too uncomfortable?"
Prepare for chemo or radiation each and every time you go. Bring along the things that help you get through it; make them a permanent part of your Bridge Book.
While no anti-depressants are approved specifically to help with eating disorders, I found that certain kinds made it easier for me to recover.http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eating-disorders/in-depth…
I no longer was so preoccupied with food after taking Effexor, as prescribed by my doctor. Once he weaned me off of that, 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) about 3 times a day (morning, afternoon, and night) helped my mood greatly! Those seeking a more "natural" approach may want to simply try 5-HTP before any doctor prescribed meds.
Addressing overwhelming anxiety is a multi-layered, complex, and challenging struggle. Holding on to the FACT that anxiety is a reflection of the chemicals pouring through your brain can help you remember that the attack WILL pass. BREATHE BREATHE BREATHE!
I thought I was suffering a terrible blockage in the area where my gall bladder used to be, the pain was intense, and I began throwing up blood. I looked online and found that any blood in the vomit is cause for serious concern. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vomiting-blood/MY00571
When I finally did go to the emergency room, I was told that my appendix needed to be removed, I thought the doctor was in the wrong room, as my pain was in the upper part of my abdomen. It turns out, my appendix had been turned up during a c-section, and was irritating my liver, thus the pain was located in an odd area, but was just as serious.
Research shows moderate activity helps reduce arthritis pain. A walking program can be very effective in relieving discomfort and building up muscles. A 12-week walking program has been very beneficial to my loved one. You can find it listed at http://www.arthritistoday.org/pdf/12-week-walking-chart.pdf
All autoimmune diseases share chronic inflammation. Fighting any of them should involve lowering it with medicine and supplements, and supporting healthy immune function. Go to http://www.lef.org/protocols/immune_connective_joint/autoimmune_disease… for a protocol based on latest research.
1 year back I had severe body sweats at night with a frequent vomiting sensation and pain in the bones. I went to the pharmacy near my home and told the pharmacist the symptoms. The pharmacist suggested that I not take anything without consulting a doctor since the symptoms are those of a cancer affected person.
A test confirmed that I had blood cancer. I was admitted in hospital for six months and given chemotherapy treatment. After chemo I lost all my hair and eyebrows. The doctors advised me that my hair would start growing soon. After 5 weeks of treatment, my hair started growing. My newly grown hair was light brown, while my hair before was black.
I was given tablets for 2 years and now I am healing well. I was advised to eat small quantities of food and not eat spicy and oily foods. Now I’ve started increasing the quantity of food and am also adding a little spicy food. Blood cancer is curable and many diagnosis centers are available so we can live our normal life.
Last year my son was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, osteosarcoma. The pathologist did a biopsy and the results were inconclusive. The mass was removed from my son's leg along with leg bone. 7 months later the mass was back. Again the results came back inconclusive. The specialist removed the mass from the leg.
The doctors never told us that when you remove bone from bone there is a lot of bleeding. Make sure you get a second opinion for any type of cancer, and do your own research. There's a wealth of info on the internet. http://www.webmd.com/cancer/tc/bone-cancer-osteosarcoma-and-bone-tumors…
Some physicians will warn against using diagnosis tools (like an MRI) because it can show a lot of false positives. For me, chasing a few false positives was well worth the early detection of finding the one REAL positive. Get a great physician to read and interpret the data.
I had been diagnosed with Cervical Cancer. I have an IUD, and normally my periods are always very sporadic, and can last months at a time, however I noticed a few times after sexual encounters with my husband that it was hurting. This is not normal as pains like that are something serious and need to be checked out.
Do not wait to have a pap smear, I did have surgery and thank god it has not come back yet. I recommend this site, as it tells you signs, and any information you would like to know about it. Take care of yourself, and know you are not the only one out there. http://www.medicinenet.com/cervical_cancer/article.htm
If you're young (like me) let everything with your parents from before, like fights and stuff, just go.