One of the most important things to me besides family and friends would be getting my nursing degree. Most kids want to be the president or a sports player but not me; I always wanted to be a nurse. It was just in my nature to care of others before myself. When I turned sixteen years old, I received my Nursing Assistant License and have been working at Bethany Nursing Home in Waupaca, WI. The following summer, I attended Bellin Nursing Camp where I fell in love more with the nursing field.
It was almost impossible for me to wake up in the morning to attend my classes and staying in bed only made me feel groggier. This could not have been a simple common cold, or else I would have already felt better after reaching out for my bottle of Advil’s. I began to worry regarding what was happening to my body and despite of the absurdly expensive hospital bills, I went to a medical institute and did some blood work. Later, I was diagnosed with a systematic lupus, which is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your own body whenever it has a flare. Frightening as it sounds, no one can ever know when my body will be attacked and there was no cure. Not knowing what is to come in the future turned my life upside down since this was the total opposite of how I have always lived my
How many people look back on their teenage years will say that was the best and happiest time of their lives? It is a difficult time by most standards, but can be made worse by physical disability.
The fecal transplant added the healthy bacteria that was missing, back into the gut to help kill off the invading C. difficile infection. In week 1 the patient was feeling normal and healthy. Their gut contained all of the right bacteria they were supposed to have. L. reuteri (digestive and vitamin producing bacteria), B. fragilis (helps to produce immune cells), Prevotella (provides materials needed for growth and repair in the gut, keeping the gut lining healthy), B. animalis (prevents multiplying of infectious bacteria), and E. coli (take up extra space, preventing invasion of unhealthy bacteria). In week 3, the patient was feeling very sick, with vomiting, diarrhea and developing a fever. The bacteria in their gut looked the same, except
Crohn 's is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease that belongs to a larger group of illnesses called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is associated with inflammation of the digestive tract, or gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which runs from the mouth to the anus, and includes the stomach and intestines. It more commonly affects the end of the small intestine and the large intestine.
When I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a common colon disease, I had no idea what it was. It wasn’t until several tests and explanations from multiple doctors that my parents and I started to understand the extent of the problem. Although it didn’t seem like it would be a big deal, it quickly took over my entire life. Dealing with the condition meant chronic pain, medication, and many more doctors’ visits. Fortunately, my case wasn’t too severe. A few months after the diagnosis, the disease was manageable and I was able to live my riveting 14-year-old life.
I remember as if it were yesterday. The day I met my very near and dear friend. I recall the time my family and I walking into their house for dinner and meeting my friend. Of course, I had no idea that he had Cystic Fibrosis, but at that time, it didn 't really matter. Before meeting that friend, I, like many other people, had no idea what CF was. When I found out that he had CF, it shocked me. After that, when we became very good friends and hung out a lot, sometimes I would completely forget that he even had CF in the first place. There really is no debate that CF affects family and friends and it is sometimes hard to hold onto that hope of a cure, but I feel that with hope and help, a cure can be found.
The digestive system is a system consisting of the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, gallbladder, small intestine, large intestine, the rectum and the anus. The functions of the digestive system are:
Stomachaches have always been a huge part of my life. Everyone has them, but I think I’ve had more than the average kid. Throughout my childhood, I remember having numerous nights in pain and early morning vomit sessions. However, out of all of these memories there is one that was more terrifying than the others. One of the scariest days of my life was when I was admitted into the hospital because of a “stomachache.”
Ever since I was young I have always wanted to work in the medical field; however, I did not want to be wearing scrubs and working in an office everyday. As a freshman in high school the research papers started to begin. Most were to write about a topic that interests you, where as, others were to write about a future career. This was where my studies to be a Certified Athletic Trainer began. All of the research papers I was assigned I chose to do it on being an Athletic Trainer or a topic in the athletic training field. Teachers and parents always said to choose a profession that interests you and Athletic Training is a perfect medium for me. This is the perfect job for me because I want and love to help people and I want an active
I came to America with my mother, brother and sister to achieve the American dream. When I first came here I did not fully understand the extent of challenges and obstacles that my family and I had to face to make our dreams reality. My family has been struggling financially since the first year I came to America, which became my motivation to pursue a higher education. On my last year of high school, financial crisis threatened my family so much that I was ready to drop out of high school to help my single mother cope with the burden of financing the whole family on her own. My brother had finished his high school before me, so he decided to take a year off before going to college to support my family. And because of his sacrifice and my
The five senses, sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. All amazing on their own, but when all are working independently of each other properly people can function pretty well. However, when the slightest disruption interferes with how our senses work properly life can become pretty unbearable at times. Just to name a few issues such as the common cold, seasonal allergies, conjunctivitis, and ear infections can very easily cause the balanced system to go out of whack. Issues with the digestive system can make enjoyable things like eating and enjoying food more of an unenjoyable task. Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine that causes inflammation
Diarrhea is a medical condition where the patient has at least three loose or liquid bowel movements a day. It is one of the most common diseases experienced by any age group, and is especially common in children. The most significant complication of diarrhea is dehydration. Dehydration is a condition resulting from massive loss of body water and electrolytes. When diarrhea ensues, body fluid and electrolytes are eliminated by the body before they are adequately absorbed. Dehydration is the state wherein the person's ability to take in fluids is not quick enough to replace the losses from the diarrhea. Most mortalities from diarrhea occur in the extremes of ages: either the very young or the very old.
argued in her opening statement Tuesday that Kohr was negligent, and said his pre-existing condition caused his problems” (Associated Press 1). This means Kohr Crohn’s disease was a long term, and extensive problem that started before the spilled coffee. Also he was negligent, because he spilled the coffee, and did not take responsibility for his own actions. The way Kohr believed his injuries would be justified was by filing a lawsuit, and seeking $750,000 dollars. Crohn’s disease was already a serious condition for Kohr over time even if they coffee didn’t spill on him he would eventually need surgery.
It all started when I was in elementary school. I was in the sixth grade. It was early in the morning, and my stomach was acting up. I used to fake and pretend like I wasn’t feeling good so I could stay home. But this time it was real. So I called my mom to ask if it was ok to walk home, she said no. She told me to try to make it to lunch, and that I was probably just hungry. She was tired of me skipping school. So I waited and waited until lunch came. The whole time I sat in class holding my stomach with my head down. I begged my teacher to let me use the phone, but she was told that I wasn’t allowed. Finally lunch was here, and I couldn’t wait to feel better. I was very, very, very thirsty! I drank lots of chocolate milk, and barely ate. I was feeling better for the moment, but that didn’t last long. About fifteen minutes later I was even worse. I somehow got back to class and fell into my seat. My stomach twisted and pinched. I ask the teacher again to use her phone but she said no. When I told her I was going to throw up she still told me no. I couldn’t take the pain and I felt too sick. I threw up on the floor. I could barely move. I