He was one of my first friends and my first role model. We lost him last year due to lung cancer. Through the journey of us trying to get him better he was so calm and accepting. I am the man I am today because of my grandfather James Gaddey My grandfather had a rough life. Growing up he was emotionally and physically abused by his parents.
As a dedicated student, dismissal from Kaplan University has been an eye-opener. While I blame no one other than myself, it has been the hardest year of my life. My education has been hindered this last term due to a family illness. I failed to acknowledge the importance of my studies and allowed the sickness of my grandfather, my caregiver, to effect me. My grandfather moved in with me from Arizona to be closer to Sloan Kettering Hospital after being diagnosed with Lymphoma.
He is a deadbeat father, he is “mentally” addicted to aspirin, he has been eating about 10-15 tablets a day for 3 years straight. Albert thinks it is a solution for his problems, but it has landed him in the hospital multiple times. Aspirin if taken many times, can become a blood thinner, kill off a liver, and can rip your stomach lining. He got his act together, when he learned he was very close to
Because of this he had a heart attack before the age of forty and two strokes. So, because of alcohol and drugs, I never got to know one grandfather and I will never hear the voice of my other grandfather again. That is why I have such a problem with drugs. I can’t understand doing those things just to look cool or even why people like them. So when Yazmine alluded to the fact she was doing these things it made me rethink my decision about having her as a friend.
This data not only includes the drug and dosage but the pharmacists are also required to record the prescribing doctor, the patient, and the dispenser. Some states also use a unique serial number that is captured in an effort to stop the duplication of prescriptions. This data is then entered into an electronic database which can then identify people who are abusing or at risk to start abusing these monitored prescriptions. These programs not only evaluate the dosage and times the drugs were dispensed, but they also can compare the chemical makeup of the prescriptions and categorize them with other similar prescriptions (Paulozzi, Kilbourne, & Desai, 2011). Therefore, they not only track the abuse of one drug but can identify a person who is receiving similar pain medications and is at risk for developing a dependence or even having an overdose.
Vivitrol is the Key to Recovery Vivitrol is the name of the once monthly, extended-release injectable form of the drug Naltrexone that is administered to people suffering from opiate and alcohol addiction following complete detoxification. Naltrexone is known as an opiate receptor antagonist, which means it essentially blocks the effects of opiates and heroin (Syed and Keating 851). The recommended dose is 380mg intramuscularly every four weeks following 7-10 days of detoxification. This detoxification is determined by a negative urine drug screen prior to administration (Syed and Keating 858). When the effects of the opiates are blocked, the patient cannot feel the effects, therefore it decreases the desire and cravings, thus leading to extended periods of sobriety or abstinence according to Syed and Keating (851).
I then became cancer free for a year; I thought this was the end. I thought that I had beat cancer but then life threw a curve ball my way. I went back for my checkups and the doctors observed a lymph node near my heart. This was my first relapse and I couldn’t help but feel a little defeated. My doctors decided to start me off with surgery with the hope of getting rid of the lymph node faster.
Elie Wiesel goes through 2 years of inhumane treatment, but always looks forward, because he has his father. When the Holocaust starts to come to an end, his father dies from Dysentery, leaving Elie lifeless. Although, through all that hardship, he recovers and that family bond can preserve sanity, and never to give up on life. When Elie endured all of this, usually people lose their sanity, but not Elie, for he had his father through most of it. This quote shows that without his father, the only family he had left, he was just an empty shell.
I had a BMI of 37 going into my freshman year of college and my physician warned me numerous times to change my lifestyle. I dismissed their warnings with youthful ignorance. However, there I was laboring away on that treadmill, with only one response to those thoughts begging me to quit, “This pain is nothing compared to how you felt that day.” My dad was never out of shape, but he also wasn’t as healthy as his physician asked him to be. That fact did nothing to stop the heart attack he suffered months before my freshman year at Iowa. There laid my dad, unconscious with tubes protruding