Throughout these past 4 years, I have had so many hardships in my life, from having a high risk pregnancy, to my husband getting laid off and only having $12 to our name, and having to decide between buying my son diapers or formula. But the worst one of all was my mother getting diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Thankfully my mom is cancer free
Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends. The question of self-pity.” (p. 3) These are the first words of the book, and the first words Didion writes after losing her husband, John Gregory Dunne, to a sudden massive coronary event on the evening of December 30, 2003. The couple had just returned to their apartment to have dinner after visiting their daughter, Quintana, in the hospital. Quintana had been unconscious for days and was suffering from pneumonia and septic shock.
My mom mad frequent stops to see me but couldn’t stay long because she had my sister to take care as well as work. I went home on the sixth day and had to return to the hospital the next day. My stomach was in more pain then what I had before I went the first time. I can’t remember anything past arriving at the emergency room, until the point that I woke up to my grandmother singing with the gospel channel on the hospital TV (she had the most beautiful voice. It was also the first time I ever heard her sing).
"I thought I would die," says Kim Pace who for six months lost more than 30 kilograms, and until then the normal body structure. She was not talking about diet nor of eating disorders - but the fear of stabbing pain on the left side of his face every time he opened his mouth. No tooth brushing is not an option because the slightest touch driven by waves of unbearable pain, which Pace describes as electric shocks. Analgesics and even morphine would provide relief only briefly. Unable to work, Pace first took sick leave and then resigned in the workplace financial consultant bank at the age of 59 years.
when people interact with respect, they have the power to change lives and effect change in world. So it is no wonder that Regina Cates is known as a "personal empowerment coach, transformational author, positivity junkie and cheerleader of soul". All These, along with her longing to help others live fulfilled lives, led to the creation of Romancing Your Soul. Romancing Your Soul This is a website that Regina's Cates co-founded. To borrow her words, she created the site "to help you to love".
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” As a child, this question always triggered a sense of excitement for me. I would always yell “doctor” without second guessing myself. My strong interest in math and science always seemed to drive my career path towards the medical field. I said I wanted to become a doctor so often that now I cannot think of anything else as a career option. When I was eight years old, my mom became paralyzed from the waist down.
Lydia is a 45-year-old woman, who has been paralyzed for over six months due to a car accident. Since then, she can only communicate through nodding her head, and also has been on a ventilator for respiratory assistance and receiving tube feedings at Little Falls Hospital. Moreover, she was diagnosed and treated successfully for breast cancer before the accident. The medical staffs are uncertain as to whether she can understand what is going on to make any decisions about her life. An advance directive has been located however, a copy could not be found.
Thirty seconds went by, and no movement occurred; she says, “I really can’t move my legs”. My mom at this time was already freaking out and in tears. We rushed my sister to the hospital and found out that, the influenza she had for about a week now, was strongly attacking her immune system, causing her muscles to weaken. That night was the first time I slept at a hospital; my mom and I were by my sister’s side as she was flat on a hospital bed, plugged
During my summer break of 2011, I broke my ankle on father’s day. I broke my tibia, fibula and cracked my platelet in my ankle. My mom rushed me to a hospital where we waited two hours for me to be seen. After a while my mom got frustrated and very impatient she then helped me back into the car and rushed me to children’s hospital where they wheeled me to an emergency room and put me to sleep. They began to place my bones back into place.
When I was around ten years old, I broke my femur skiing. It was a pretty bad break, and I ended up having to stay in the hospital for two and half weeks in traction, and then a body cast for four months, followed by extensive rehab and physical therapy. This injury played a huge role in my life and is actually what motivated me to go into the health care industry, specifically nursing. Because of my injury, I wasn’t able to go to school for a lot of that time. I had two tutors that would come and help me with school.
This disease is especially concerning for the elderly population. Among those killed was 68 year old mother and grandmother, Bertie Marble. On her second trip to the Flint Medical Center, Marble weakly told her daughter that she “didn 't know what was wrong.” She stayed in the hospital for weeks and died there after her heart had stopped twice. Although her death certificate read “cardiac arrest brought on by septic shock due to pneumonia”, deeper in her medical records legionella is mentioned multiple times. The legionella bacteria made its way into the hospital’s water system and had been infecting patients and others living in Flint.
Few years later Bessie started feeling sick. Bessie went to the hospital and found out she had aids and was pregnant again. Bessie told Christopher she was pregnant and he fainted. When Christopher came back he said you can’t be pregnant because I’m married and I have 2 kids back at home already. Bessie started living in depression after Christopher wanted nothing to do with her and Bessie threaten to tell his wife.
Sasha cried when the doctor told her she would never be able to walk again. She open her eyes to a world filled with more struggles then her last one. She worked for weeks to try to see if her legs would ever work. After careful examination she was released from the hospital. With nowhere to go she
Statement of Facts While grocery shopping, Samantha Smith slipped on clear shampoo that had leaked out of a bottle and fell. She was taken to the hospital, diagnosed with a broken hip, and required to stay the night. She will need many months of physical therapy to recover. Ms. Smith is a mother of a two year old and does not have healthcare insurance. The store claims not to be aware of the spill.