“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” The summer before sixth grade I discovered I had a severe case of Scoliosis. I had an 80 degree curve in addition to my spine being twisted. However; the most devastating thing about it was not fixable with a brace. My pre-teen life consisted of copious amounts of MRI’s, consultations, and doctors appointments. During my consultations, I had the choice of the “big” surgery, where they fix it all at once, or the multiple surgeries where the surgeon would fix one vertebrae every six months.
However, the medical field is changing drastically, and I do not feel that doctors are able to develop these relationships as liberally. Societally, we no longer foster that type of relationship between physicians and patients. Throughout my junior year, senior year, and presently, I have worked as a medical assistant and worked directly with PAs and physicians and feel that I will be able to better develop that long-term relationship with patients better as a PA. After making rounds with several PAs, I have become more and more enthusiastic about the PA profession and impressed with the scope of responsibilities given to PAs and their ability to work autonomously with patients and collaboratively with physicians within a healthcare team. The flexibility to be able to move among specialties and the profession’s dynamic nature that commands growth and continuing education to succeed excites
Tick-tock. Tick-tock. I never realized just how quickly a minute could pass when I was only given 24 hours. Three weeks after my grandpa’s passing, my grandma had a massive stroke paralyzing most of her body. Due to my education, my family looked to me to understand the medical jargon.
Most stroke victims, who undergo the usual course of rehabilitation, rarely achieve great improvements in their motor skills. A prime example is Dr. Michael Bernstein, an eye surgeon who experienced a debilitating stroke that paralyzed his left side of his body at the age of 44 (Doidge, 2007). He went through a week of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and another three weeks of rehabilitation, but his recovery was for from finished. His left hand barely functioned and he relied on a cane to walk. Dr. Bernstein was one of the first few patients to undergo the Taub Therapy, where Dr. Edward Taub established the use of (CI) Movement therapy.
I have been very luckily treated for multiple generic disorders in America since 2001 as a result of advancing medical science and the stunning performance by physicians, surgeons, clinicians and therapists. The medical practitioners had introduced me hopes again and again. It was when I woke up from general anesthesia in Massachusetts General Hospital my surgeon explained to me the implantable device on clinic trial failed to correct my generic disorder; however he reassured me this was not the end of it and we’ll try another device expected to be available after FDA’s approval in a year. I would have a shortened life expectancy if this disorder was left untreated into my middle-age adulthood. Six years later, another doctor in South Carolina identified a
The problem in modern medicine today is that the treatment for the disease does not address the underlying issue. In my case it is energy. I have spent a lot of money and time trying to get to the bottom of my health. My large intestine was removed 22 years ago as my large intestine was dissolving from a severe chronic case of ulcerative colitis that could not be helped by meds for 12 years. My quality of life improved dramatically after the surgery, however over the years my health deteriorated in other ways.
Alexander litvinenko was an officer of FSB (Federal Security Service).he suddenly fell ill on 1 november 2006 and was hospitalised immediately.he died 3 weeks later due to polonium-210 poisoning.he was experiencing diarrhea and vomiting for quite some time.as the days passed the pain started incresing and his wife rushed him to the hospital.his condition was deteriorating for many weeks as the doctors were busy in finding out the cause of his condition.he died three weeks later. Sometime after his death,healt protectin agency revealed that he had a large amount of polonium-210 in his body. It was present in his teacup.on 23 november the doctors said that they could not detect it earlier because polonium -210 does not emit gamma particles.rather
He lost his leg at the age of 12, lost his five-year-old daughter, and suffered chronic illness that left him bedridden in the hospital for two years. Despite his misfortune, William never let these tragic incidents stop him from loving life. When he was a child, he suffered from tuberculosis. It got so severe that the only way to save his life was to amputate
In a federal class action lawsuit filed in 2012, the Arizona Republic found that at least 37 inmates had died preventable deaths during a two year time span, with many more receiving harmful and inadequate care (Flatow, 2014). One pregnant inmate suffered a miscarriage alone in solitary confinement, while another left in his wheelchair with an unchanged diaper developed sores and ulcers. In another particularly tragic case cited in Parsons v. Ryan, a prisoner at the state prison complex in Tucson died of untreated lung cancer that spread to multiple major organs before prison officials bothered to send him to a hospital. His liver was infested with tumors and swelled to four times its normal size, pressing on other internal organs and impeding his ability to eat. He died in February of 2011, days after finally being sent to a hospital but only after his abdomen was distended to the size of that of a full-term pregnant woman.
On Christmas Eve my junior year of college, my grandpa and grandma on my mom’s side passed away in an accident. A week later, my older brother suffered from a psychotic episode and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital with symptoms of schizophrenia. Travelling back to school, I was physically and emotionally drained. This was hardest time of my life and the largest obstacle I have faced so far. I rely on my family for support and this foundation had been severely shaken; however, I did not have time to mourn and recover.
Osvaldo Sandoval second semester glpo My second semester was a great year my grades didn 't start off too well but eventually I got all my stuff together and made one heck of a comeback. I started off with a gpa that I wasn 't proud of but I ended with a lot higher of grades. I realised that many things contributed to this and one was the history project we did about ww2. It involved me and a group of my classmates to study someone who was part of world war 2. We got US and even though I didn 't like my teammates the most we ended up doing a pretty good project.
My Road to Resilience As of 2014 I been have fighting a very tough hardship with my father. On Christmas Eve of 2014, my father was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for emergency surgery on his lower back. This did not happen suddenly; this was a pain that developed overtime. About every 3 months my father was given a type of shot to ease the nerve pain in his back; this went on for a little over a year prior to the surgery. The operation that was performed was a laminectomy.