“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.
There are several reasons that there are not any approved treatments using embryonic stem cells. Most of the time the treatments are not successful when they are attempted, but some terrible consequences have occurred from injections of these stem cells. One report tells of a boy who had a neuromuscular disease. He had embryonic stem cells injected into his brain. Within four years he had terrible headaches which scientists now know were caused by tumors that developed from the stem cells that were injected.
Difficulties from spondylolysis plagued me for years in my teens. When the discomfort first began, I presumptuously told myself I remained tough enough to continue to play baseball through the pain; however, the soreness worsened, I needed to wear a back brace, and required several months of rest to heal. The downtime proved almost as painful as the injury itself. I felt well after this recovery period, except just as physical therapy ended, the achiness returned; a CT scan revealed not one, but two unhealed fractures that needed to be surgically repaired. During the weeks after surgery, I relied on a walker, and my pessimistic attitude caused many mental obstacles, one of which questioned my capability to be the athlete I was prior to my injury.
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.
When I was in high school my parents separated and I needed to work. I didn’t get to participate in many clubs and groups and limited my time to school; Wrestling witch had a four hour practice every day plus matches and tournaments, and working forty hours a week. My education suffered as a result. I knew my family could not afford college and Wrestling was my only opportunity of going. I would practice and
Our current understanding of poor mental health remains fragmented. After decades of devotion by many noted scholars, our comprehension is far beyond that of previous generations but with 450 million people currently suffering poor mental health, approximately 1 in every 4 adults (World Health Organisation, 2001) and 68% of women and 57% of men with a mental illness being parents (Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2012) it is vital that we continue to explore the realities faced as well as the known and expected outcomes of those affected. Despite our enhanced awareness and increased compassion over previous generations, there is still a great deal of misunderstanding and stigma attached to parental mental ill health which has led to my personal
Over fifty percent of patients suffering from a traumatic accident report significant cognitive dysfunction within the first year following the incident (Shen, Zhang, Dong et. al.). The abnormal cognitive manifestations of a traumatic brain injury include: impaired memory, delayed reaction time, decreased spatial learning, impaired executive functioning, and cognitive fatigue. The neurocognitive degradations in reaction time and visual memory are directly related to the high levels of depression often experienced following a traumatic brain injury (Kontos, Covassin, Elbin, et. al). Many current tests fail to accurately detect cerebral dysfunction in mild TBIs; however, the functional cognitive impairments are still present as these subjects perform significantly lower in working memory tasks (Gosselin, Botarri, Chen, et.
I had been out of the saddle for about six weeks after that, my hands had blisters where I had gripped onto the reins so tightly. It had made closing my hand a very difficult task for the next four weeks that came. Once, I was finally all healed up it took a couple of weeks for me not to be scared of him again. It was difficult, and I wanted to sell him and spend my money on lessons instead. However, my mom, friends and trainer had pushed me to work past this problem and not give up on him.
When I was little, I always had lots of fevers and headaches. We didn’t know what was causing them. On February 14, 2007, I had been diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma. I went through 5 rounds of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, Accutane and antibody treatments. I then became cancer free for a year; I thought this was the end.
The evening of 4th October 2010, a car hit me at the crosswalk. Due to tissue damage, internal bleeding in my knees, and a head injury, I was disabled for three months. Three months of physical and occupational therapy got me back up. I was quite psychologically distressed during this time. When I look at disabled individuals around me, it’s unimaginable to be in the shoes of people who have been disabled for life.
When I picked out my classes last spring for junior year, I struggled immensely on whether or not to sign up for advanced placement language and composition. I already had signed up for four other advanced placement courses, so by no means would I have been slacking if I defaulted to enroll in honors English in lieu of advanced placement. In addition, writing does not come easily for me either; I feel like I am in a constant state of writers block. Grammar also has a way of tripping me up too. When I sat down to think about my goals for the year, and then on, my perspective evolved though.
My body ached, I stopped eating and tried to stop feeling by sleeping for close to twelve hours a day. Luckily my parents, god bless their souls, fought tooth and nail with me almost every day just to get me to sit up and get out of bed never mind leave the house. In the winter of 2014, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. As time went on I was able to get treatment and by late spring I was back at school. When school ended in June of 2015 I wanted to continue on to my senior with the rest of my classmates.
The brain is the most complex organ in our body. It serves as the command center of the human nervous system. The brain is composed of different parts and functions that are dependent upon each other. The brain consists of two distinct sides: the right and left cerebral hemispheres. The side of the brain that endures damage will impact the function on the opposite side of the body and impairs mental capabilities.
Problem-Definition Project Nearly 21% of all traumatic brain injuries to American children are due to sports and recreational activities. In the US, the most common injuries in youth, collegiate and professional sports is ankle injuries and pulled muscles. However, the most detrimental injury is stress to the brain, also known as a concussion. A concussion is a type of head injury that is most of the time caused by a whiplash or violent shaking of the head which is mainly seen in football, soccer and hockey(contact sports).