I never thought I’d go to therapy but went for 2 years following the shock of battling a life threatening disease that stabilized but left me exhausted. The therapy not only got my life back on track but gave me EQ life skills that I continue to use. For example, I was not invited to my childhood friend’s wedding last week – considering he was the best man in my wedding and to my knowledge we didn’t have a falling out, that was surprising. But the skills I learned in therapy has helped me keep it in perspective, although it has been quite some time since I finished therapy.
Wife M hasn’t been feeling well for a few months, and said last night that I’ve been inspirational for her since for the past 5 years I’ve kept plugging away despite not feeling well while coping with the effects of stable lung disease. For some reason, I really appreciated that comment, probably because I respect her so much… Three people have unsolicitedly called me inspirational where it truly meant something because they know me so well and it was an uninvited comment: my wife, doctor and therapist… It reminds me of when I was in college, and every time I was called “cute” I rolled my eyes (is that even a word anymore?), but the one time I overheard someone calling me gorgeous it resonated, maybe because it was a strong word, unsolicited or just different (unexpected). Of course, that was 25 years ago and I can’t recall the last time I heard someone call me cute or gorgeous, thank goodnesss :).
It is truly tragic the zoo had to kill a gorilla, but is persecuting the parents of the boy going to bring the gorilla back? Anyone who has been a parent knows kids disappear in the blink of an eye. Tragic accidents happen – it doesn’t mean we need to fling stones :(. plus, the few moments of watching a child being flung about would be educational/punishment enough for a lifetime.
Has he read the articles that show once healthy rivers that are now mud? Or that California is a desert? He mocked using water to protect a 3 inch fish but am sure he’ll keep the golf courses and private pools filled.
A western lowland gorilla was killed yesterday to save a 4 year old boy who fell into his area…. Per Wikipedia: They are foragers but favor locations based on time/season over an 18 mi sq area. Non aggressive, tend to be 1 male and 3 female plus young. In caltivity, up to 62% show signs of stress in the form of hair pulling… Opinion: Zoos are the wrong execution of the right idea, basically imprisonment of animals. We have zoos currently I think to protect animals and educate our youth that we share this Earth, which is great but means a living creature is sentenced to life imprisonment. I feel like zookeepers are saints but the concepts of zoos is bad… How many humans and animals does our society incarcerate? Awful.
Dr Heimlich saved his first patient – in his 90s – using the technique that carries his name. But how many lives did he save? Which shows that if we can teach others than we are making a bigger difference, and that a group is better than an individual. Ayn Randist’s be damned!
In 2003 my toddler son contracted MRSA and spent 3 days in the hospitable. They treated him with a drug that was the last known defense against drug resistant bacteria and the doctor told us it was a matter if time before that drug stopped being effective. Now a woman in Pennsyl is the first in the US to contract an untreatable bacteria. Very scary – like living pre1940s, when an infection could be a death sentence.
Since battling lung disease 5 years ago, constant fatigue is part of life, but some times are worse than others. After a 2 year pretty good run I am battling something the last few weeks. Exhausted, sore, my limbs feel like they are 1000 pounds each. But I have a job, kids and exercise is critical for my lungs so I battle on best I can. But sheesh I am exhausted. It is so ironic that people continue to mention how great I look – thank goodness they can’t see the insides (they’d say I look like heck 🙂 ).
An infection in the brain may result in a residual plaque left over by the body’s immune system, contributing to Alzheimers. The body’s ability to clear out the plaque may determine whether or not Alzheimers sets in. Harvard Researchers published in journal Science Translational Medicine and reported by NYT.
“About 15 percent of Americans over 18 are still smoking, compared with 25 percent about two decades ago.” NYT 5/26/16