Get a Colonoscopy

Have you ever got a colonoscopy before? For one thing one would have to fast for a day and half. Before the exam, you can’t eat your favorite breakfast like bacon, eggs and toast. It would smell good and the aroma will entice to you eat one, but you will get a slap on the hand from your spouse and tell you to eat you Jell-O and drink your Gatorade mix with Miralax (that’s your cocktail drink for the whole day).  You can’t get drunk with that, but it sure will make you run to the bathroom every time you feel something coming out, either that just put it in your car to cool it down during the hot summer months or for the winter.

Remember this, according to Health board Message Boards, Antifreeze is Propylene glycol and IS toxic.  And Miralax is Polyethylene Glycol 3350 and is NOT toxic. In other words, it’s safe, read the label! If you are a chemistry major, you will know this, there is a difference between the both of them. Miralax is safe! Only the names and the word sound familiar, there is a difference.

Once your water diet is complete and constantly running to the bathroom to get rid of whatever you have in your body, then it is time for the doctor to do a colonoscopy. Once you are undress and wear the gown backwards, I felt a breeze, in fact it was just me, I just farted. I Smell like a Jell-O.

The nurses will test your blood pressure, place a needle in your arm for the IV could drip, and an another doctor for the Anesthesiologist will tell you that you will be asleep during the whole time, that mean you would not feel a thing. Please trust your doctor and nurses, they know what they are doing. It is illegal to record the conservation for the doctor and the nurses, my phone was missing underneath the pillow and it was place in my bag. I got weird pictures of the doctor and nurses on my phone. At least they know how to do a selfie while I was out. I was not in the picture, that was good.

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I did saw the endoscope that would go inside of me, it was long. Will that fit into me?  While I was out, I could not feel anything but I could hear Dennis Quaid inside of me. Have you seen Inner Space?

They looked around inside of me and zap the polyps that was inside of me. I had a few and it was gone.  Whew that was good. As long I eat healthy vegetables and protein I will be good. I like eating vegetables I am not a vegetarian but it is good for your health. I was good.

The not good, when I saw a few teenagers who were getting their colonoscopies too, do they eat properly. Not really. They should eat healthy. The best way to live longer is to eat a healthy diet.

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How to avoid being bitten by Mosquitos

Mosquitos 5 19 2016How to avoid the Zika Virus?  Wear a hazmat suit in the summer time, that’s the best way for not getting bitten by mosquitos. The other best way is to the defend yourself, because there are no vaccines or treatment. Maybe a milk bath?

Here are 6 ways to protect yourself from mosquitos:

  1. Pick the right mosquito repellent

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends products with active ingredients DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus, picaridin, or IR 3535.

Get the Off with Deep Woods or the packets kind.

Use the Off with Deep Woods spray after applying sunscreen, otherwise the SPF may mask it. In other words, sunscreen first and then spray repellent.

Don’t wear repellent under clothes; it won’t evaporate and may accumulate on the fabric. Avoid spraying it on cuts or wounds.

Importantly, don’t forget to spritz or spray your feet and ankles. The mosquitos has a fetish of biting your feet and ankles. And don’t forget your elbows too.

To protect a child use spray or the packet wipes with repellent. Rub it on the skin, ankles, ears and feet (Very important).  Avoid the eyes and mouth, it may sting a child.

  1. Repel with your clothes

You know the drill for avoiding mosquitoes: Wear long pants and long sleeves during the summer months, it may get hot but you are being safe from mosquitos.

Wear clothing that contains permethrin, a synthetic insecticide.

Wear shoes and socks instead of sandals. Mosquitos are attractive to Yoga pants. Or anything with spandex. You will get bitten on your butt.  Generally, baggier clothes offer better protection. Protect your head with a hat and sunglasses.

  1. Prep your home

Many Americans are relatively protected from the Zika virus at the moment because mosquitoes die or go into hibernation in cold winter weather. Hint! Lower your thermoset during the summer to keep your home cool and chase the mosquitos away.

When temperatures rise to 50 or 60 degrees Fahrenheit, however, mosquitoes can reappear and spread disease. The Aedes mosquitos feed during the day and fly into houses for shade—living and reproducing very close to people.

Just one tablespoon of water can serve as a mosquito breeding ground and produce up to 300 mosquitoes. The insects can breed in the bottom of a glass in the bathroom or in a film of water next to the sink. Eliminate standing water throughout the home, including in flowerpots, bottles, and accumulating garbage

  1. Have a pool? No need to drain—mosquitos are deterred by the chlorine that keeps the pool clean and safe for swimming.

5. Exercise indoors

Break a sweat inside. Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide and heat. Your body naturally emits both, but cranks up the volume when you work out. Mosquitos like the sweat and they go by scent of your body odor, that’s why you see mosquitos flying in your face.

  1. Travel smart

The best way to avoid Zika virus is to avoid affected areas. Check the CDC’s regularly updated list of countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission. If you must travel to an affected country, stay in air-conditioned areas, sleep under bed nets (Mosquitos nets) if your room may have mosquitoes, and use mosquito repellent vigilantly.

If you’re pregnant, talk to your physician, and possibly reconsider your trip. The CDC issued an advisory this month for pregnant women to consider postponing travel to affected countries. If your trip is already scheduled, check options with your airline. Three major domestic carriers—United, Delta, and American Airlines—are allowing qualified passengers to re-book their trip without cancellation fees. There’s a certain area of the female body that produce a fish smell and that attracts mosquitos. Best time to travel, Fall and Winter!

My mom died last night

Her cheeks were sunken into her face. Her face was on one side of the pillow on the bed. I looked at her. I touched her face and it was cold. Flashes of memories ran inside of me. The memories of my mother and me together, like the pictures flashing quickly inside my mind. She used to take care of me when I was small. Now I take care of her. I busted out of the room crying in the hallway where she painted her pictures. It was our gallery. She did the paintings, and I did photography and paintings. And my dad did the gardening.

Oh my God, she’s gone. I ran to the kitchen to get my dad. He was watching the news. For me I have just finished a posting on my blog. Earlier ago, at the computer I felt a pull of my body to come to the room. I did not know that she was sending me a message to come to the room.

My dad felt her face and it was cold. He was there earlier ago in the room to change into his nightly clothes and prepared dinner. She had a broken hip few years ago. Ulcers on her heels and foot, and her elbows. And she had Alzheimer’s. She cannot get up she was bed ridden for a week, when this all happen.

Every morning, I would get her up in the morning. I would lift her off the bed to go to the potty. I would give her time to do her stuff while I get myself clean up. Once I got finished then I would clean her up. She loved her the sponge bath. I would wash her and talk to her when cleaning her.

When feeding her hands was constricted, she had arthritis. She could not eat her food; we have to feed with a spoon. She would eat anything, if she had some teeth. We have to puree her food like baby food for she could eat. My dad and I used to feed her, taking turns. She was just like a big baby to us. We used to make her open her mouth by saying. “Opened the tunnel for the food train could go in” she would smile at me and open her mouth and eat her food. This was routine for us.

It was the day, she had breathing problems one morning. We have given her food and medicine. Maybe the medicine couldn’t go down. We should have sung “A spoon full of sugar” from Mary Poppins to make the medicine go down, several times. Just to make her happy and smile at us and taken her medicine. She done her business in the potty and the nurse called that she would wrapped her feet. She had pressure sores on feet. When she sleeps, she stayed in one positons. But we had pillows on her elbows and feet to elevated them off the bed.

The nurse came and she noticed that her breathing was kind of off, not your normal breathing. Her mouth was opened. She had finished wrapping her feet.

Here’s my problem, I may be crazy, if she had trouble breathing should the nurse carry portable oxygen tanks for the patient who had trouble breathing instead of calling 911? Then diagnostic the problem, I know the nurses have to take care of the patient. They should have all kind of tools to make the patient feel good and have a quick recovery rate. She had to call 911 for oxygen and a respirator to make her breath properly. After that, my mom went to the hospital.

She died on February 17, 2016 at 6:00pm

What is death?

Death is a phase of life. A function of life. The circle of life. The day when we are born the sooner or later in life, we die. Or if we accomplish great achievements in life. We die.

When we get older and be taken care, we know we did something right. Your children will be adults soon and they will have children too. They will be taken care soon by their friends and family.

They will go to a better place. Someplace safe and we have to be there for them. We have to be strong and be responsible for ourselves.

We have to be eating right and exercise. The belly you have now is it your bloating or are your pregnant now? We have to stay slim and strong, and have muscles. We don’t have to look bulky with muscles. Just look good and attractive. In other words, stay in shape and look young if possible. Not too young, but act your age. That’s the key for long life. Don’t die too young. And teenagers too. Stay in shape.

We have to watch our cholesterols and our blood pressure, our diets. What we eat every day. Eat more fiber and protein. Many times, we just ignore it and end up dying. That’s not good.

If your waist size is more than 35 inches you will have health problems so keep your waist size down. Just the average waist size between 30 – 35.

When The Laughter Dies

When Robin Williams died, we all fall into depression, sadness came, but when we hear the voice of Robin Williams in one of his movies. We laugh, smile and cry. He’s mesmerized to watch. We all great fans of his work, he knows how to make us laugh which is good, he knows how to get us out of depression, which is good too. But the depression got him and it was too late, we could not make him laugh, smile and cry. He’s probably up there in heaven with Johnathan Winters(his good buddy) and making God laugh. He will be deeply missed from this earth.

Depression is the number killer among teen and adults, especially among children and teens. Be with friends that you know, your peers. Don’t ridicule and tease your friends. We all have sensitive needs.

Best way to prevent suicide and depression to children, teens and adults is to talk it out, and it’s free. We don’t need a psychologist or psychiatrist to talk. Find someone who can trust. And use the right words and tone of our voice. Then explain it what is going on. Then later, watch a Robin Williams movie.

Parents play a big role to upbringing for their children, and how the world works around them, school will be opening soon and they will make new friends. And I hope these new friends they make are smart enough to help their friends to survive in this world. It is always nice to ask, without asking someone will get hurt. We don’t like to hurt people if we hurt people that something will happen to you. Just say, “no” in a good way and leave.

Suicide

More people die from suicide than from automobile accidents. It was the tenth cause of death in the United States in 2011. Many who are at risk for attempting suicide never receive the treatment they need because of stigma, lack of access to care, or lack of knowledge about their symptoms. Almost everyone who attempts or commits suicide has symptoms that mental health treatment could alleviate. So take in for precaution. Don’t make your children upset or mad, they will take it the wrong way. Children are very emotional. Listen and talk to your children. And move any sharp objects in their room.

Teenagers are emotional sensitive, especially relationships. They have to understand in each other and the worst case, bullies and cyberbullies, we have them in our school and business. They can drive people crazy.

In completion, my mom had depression several years ago she had doubts about herself. For me, her son and husband (my dad) had helped her to get her out of depression. My mom has two loving people to care of her. She’s in her eighties. She laughs at me whenever I do or say funny things to her. It brings a smile to her face that’s what I need from her. A smile from her and we eat good Mediterranean meals.

Reference:

http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/suicide

Jellyfish Attack

Giant Jellyfish  7 10 2013It’s the summer time and our favorite summer past time is going to the beach. We can surf with the big waves.  Well, there’s not enough big waves on the Eastern part of North Carolina only when a hurricane comes and creates a big waves, but it is not safe to surf during the hurricane. People can get caught in a riptide and get pulled into the ocean. And be lost!

When I was a teenager, my family and I were at the beach, I love the water and everything about the ocean. But when I saw the movie “Jaws” I was afraid of the ocean, but it was only a movie – a fiction movie.  So I  wasn’t afraid of the ocean.

I scream and I scream so loudly. A huge jellyfish jumped out of the ocean, grab my penis, and stung me so badly. It looked like it was part of me. I had a huge jellyfish on my penis and it was embarrass for the doctors to remove it.

The first you have to do, is to calm the person down.  Wear gloves, if possible, and brush off stingers with a towel. Gently wash the area with rubbing alcohol.

Don’t scream if it stings with alcohol.

Vinegar, or salt water would work also. Soak the wound in very warm (not hot) water for 30 to 90 minutes to inactivate the toxin. Use an over-the-counter antihistamine for localized swelling, tenderness, or itching. Hydrocortisone cream reduces swelling. Take acetaminophen, aspirin (if older than 18), or ibuprofen for pain. If bleeding, bandage the wound. Seek immediate medical care for uncontrolled bleeding, difficulty breathing, or other generalized symptoms.

Don’t rub the injury or rinse it with fresh water. This will activate any stinging cells that haven’t already ruptured.

To prevent stings, stay alert on the beach or while swimming. Jellyfish are nearly transparent and can be hard to see. Or better yet don’t go in the ocean at all, the kiddie pool at the hotel is much  better.

Prostate Attack

Do you have a stabbing pain in your rectum? Men will both grab their crotch or their ass and feel someone stabbing a knife into their rectum. They will either feel they cannot move or want to grab something to hold on but eventually they will fall down in fetus position and their hands near the crotch area. This is not a heart attack but a prostate attack.

According to the most recent estimates, more than 241,000 men will have been diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States this year (2012), while more than 28,000 will die from the disease. Overall, prostate cancer ranks only behind lung cancer as the deadliest among males in the US.

Until recently, the gold standard for helping to screen for prostate cancer was the PSA test, which looks for a biological marker – the prostate-specific antigen, or PSA – to determine one’s risk for developing the disease. But earlier this year, a federal panel called the PSA test “unnecessary” and told men to skip the test altogether. Making things worse, many men believe that once diagnosed with prostate cancer, the next step is to undergo invasive surgery to remove it – something that, it turns out, is extreme and unnecessary.

With respect to the last point, surgery and even radiation treatment are no longer the “automatic” choice. An approach called “watchful waiting” – in which a patient diagnosed with low-grade prostate cancer is monitored every three months or so by a physician – is now being practiced with increasing frequency.

This approach is part of an overall spectrum of care called active holistic surveillance. Simply, it espouses PSA testing – which, while admittedly imperfect, is the only screening tool currently available for prostate cancer – while entailing the adoption of a far healthier lifestyle: reducing stress levels during the day, altering diets to include more healthful choices, and taking up immunotherapies such as active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) to help boost the body’s natural defenses.

There are other steps to take as part of this approach to care:

  • Consume pomegranate and broccoli seed extracts, green tea, herbs to reduce inflammation
  • Adopt a diet that is rich in soy and low on fats and sugars
  • Men should eat a more plant-based diet, and add cruciferous vegetables like kale, cauliflower and broccoli
  • Get a PSA test every 3-4 months for the first two years after a prostate cancer diagnosis, as well as a prostate MRI, “which can tell us a lot about the cancer within the prostate” 

Quite simply, active holistic surveillance empowers patients to take their health into their own hands. In a time when there are mixed messages surrounding prostate cancer, from PSA tests to surgeries to post-diagnostic care, this approach – a true collaboration between patient and doctor, not to mention the spouses and families of those patients – is more important than ever.

There are two things that are not in doubt when it comes to active holistic surveillance: First, it is an evidence-based, scientific approach. While eating healthy and exercising has long been associated with overall health and wellness, recent studies have shown this course to be effective in the fight against certain cancers. As the efficacy of active holistic surveillance becomes more widely known, I hope that the number of physicians who adopt it as a course of treatment will continue to increase.

Second: The role of the patient’s spouse, significant other, and family has never been more important. I’ve observed over the years that when men come in to discuss a life-changing diagnosis with me, it is their wife, girlfriend or partner who is taking notes on what the next steps are. They are the ones who will most help these men stick to their new diets, who will encourage them to go for a jog or a walk, and who will remind their husband or boyfriend to go back and get another PSA test. And guess what? Most of the time, it works!

Again, active holistic surveillance is still a relatively new concept. So new that your doctor probably hasn’t heard of it. I strongly suggest reading this recent article from the New York Times and sharing it with your physician to see if it’s the right approach for your man.

It could one day save his life.

See Dr. Oz