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.
My eighth grade year was a momentous shift in my life. I had a life altering hospital visit. I was diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease called Crohn's. Crohn's is something called an autoimmune disorder, which basically means my immune system attacks my gastrointestinal tract more than just breaking down foods. It eventually eats away at my intestine until it deteriorates. Sadly, when I first noticed I had Crohn's, it was too late for a portion of my intestine. When I entered the hospital I thought i just had severe stomach cramps, when I left I had about a foot less intestine.
To my perspective, all those projects have been a trip toward the unconscious mind of the child and has released his/her deep emotional and visual experience. Also, the project has been a bridge between the self-unconscious (intangible) and language of self-expression (touchable) as “Artifacts”. To me as an educator with major study field in graphic and Fabric design, the outcome of the documentation has been a pure art which was occurred based on the unconscious of the child and affected his/her behavior and emotions. For the art, the timing of skill and the skill itself must be primarily unconscious responses. Indeed, much sensory processing, essential for the regulation of the body, was involved in all those
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.
I think it would be a good idea to explain what crohns just in case you don’t know. Crohns is a disease that involves poop, yes poop. When I first got diagnosed I was having a problem with talking about this because it was pooped based. So, my doctor made me say poop one hundred
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.
According to the Mayo Clinic staff (2014), chronic inflammation can create ulcers in the digestive system, located anywhere from the mouth to the anus, and also the genital area. Inflammation to the lining of the stomach, can lead to scars that can spread throughout the bowel wall completely. Mayo Clinic Staff (2014) state that Crohn’s causes the intestinal wall to become thickened as time goes by, which prevents food from digesting properly due to blockage making it hard for stools to pass by. Mucosa is what protects the stomach, by having Crohn’s, excess mucous is being produced which can make an individual feel as if they are always needing to go to the bathroom. That feeling usually leads to just passing excessive amounts mucous throughout the anus, which can be a sign of constipation. When the colon becomes affected by Crohn 's disease, it increases your risk of having colon cancer (Mayo Clinic Staff,
This is important to remember down the road because instead of waiting uncomfortably, you or your patient could remember the symptoms and suggest to your doctor that you think it might be inflammatory bowel disease. This would save time and discomfort. I was also informed during the discussion how hygiene can have an impact on Crohn’s disease because it will affect the immune system. A fact that I found interesting is that inflammatory bowel disease can be caused by hereditary through your genes, but also because of your smoking status. This is just another reason why people should not smoke. If you have a condition like this in your family, then you should really be aware and get checked by a gastroenterologist who specialize in this
Patient Elliot Campbell is a 45-year old male who came to my office six months ago for a yearly check up exam. Elliot comes in for yearly check ups based on his medical history and conditions. Both of his parents have quite a medical history as well, so it is important to keep an eye on Elliot’s health. Elliot is married with three children and works as a lawyer. His wife is present with him today. Since the last time I saw him, he has gained around thirty pounds and his blood pressure and heart rate are slightly increased. Elliot has suffered from an autoimmune disease called Crohn’s disease since he was thirty years old. Also, when he was a teenager, he was diagnosed with Type I diabetes. Both of these conditions have risks to
Every medication has a side effects and adverse effects. In this case, treatment choices fall into four categories: pharmacologic, nonpharmacologic, surgical and complementary (Sinuasas, 2012). In this patient’s situation, pharmacological treatment should begin with acetaminophen and gradually move up to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. NSAID therapy is recommended as a first line therapy for minimum to mild arthritis. However, since the patient indicates GI distress to NSAID medication (Naprosyn), other NSAIDS medications may be utilized. According to Sinusas, “acetaminophen should be used as first-line therapy for mild osteoarthritis; NSAIDs as a class are superior to acetaminophen for treating osteoarthritis and patients taking NSAIDs should be cautioned about adverse effects, which may include gastrointestinal bleeding, renal dysfunction, and blood pressure elevation” (2012, p.
Irritable bowl syndrome can make daily activities unbearable. Patients usually experience chronic diarrhea or chronic constipation. Fortunately, sticking to an IBS diet plan can relief the symptoms of IBS. Doctors can prescribe medications to treat IBS, but starting a new nutrition plan has been proven to relive symptoms for many people dealing with IBS.
There are many people, 10-12 percent worldwide, that have the personality type ESTJ. A lot of famous people, especially politicians have this personality type a few examples are: Lyndon B. Johnson, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Margaret Thatcher. The best career matches for an ESTJ is a marketer, business analyst, sales representative, and a politician. ESTJ stands for extraversion, sensing, thinking, and judgment. My goal is to explain how each letter pertains to me and my life every day.
In the fall of 2015, I was hospitalized and clinically diagnosed with Colitis. Colitis is an untreatable disease of the digestive system that causes pain and many bowel disorders. My original plan was to continue my education at my previous University, until I became ill. Due to my hospitalization, I was un-enrolled from my University and forced to continue my education at Collin College. Although at the time this was unfortunate, it has become a blessing. While I am at home receiving medical care, I am able to attend school part-time. The reason that I am not a full time student is because my parents could not afford to pay for 1 more class. My family is now struggling to pay my $30,000 medical bill that I acquired from my hospital visit.
From early days, we are educated that the human body has five senses. I am sure that we can all recite them: sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. Since the time of Aristotle the list has remained unaltered. To most people, a “sixth sense” refers either to one outside the realm of the scientific, or one that simply does not exist in most humans.