Archive for the Health Category

Acute Bronchitis

The Easter break turns out to be a long four day weekend. Not only do I get Good Friday off, but next Monday is a bank holiday. However, unlike most people, I will not be out having fun. I’m housebound — stuck in bed. Main reason is that I’ve picked up a viral respiratory infection (most likely from work — again!), that comes with a nasty chest cough. Really acute bronchitis that’s one step away from full fledged pneumonia. Initially, I didn’t think it was that serious. However, after coughing to the point of pewking non stop for two days, […]

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First Experience With NHS

I had my first experience with the National Health Service this past yesterday. I called the hotline as I was experiencing minor stomach pains. In that said pains had gotten worse over the last couple of days, I called to talk to one of their nurses. After asking a series of questions she recommended that I take some pain medicine and then get the matter checked out within the next six hours. Since I didn’t have a doctor, I ended up going to a walk-in clinic at . St. George’s Hospital. But not before cleaning the apartment and making sure […]

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My Living Will

In light of the Terri Schiavo case, I interrupt my umpteen break from blogging to give the following notice to family, friends, and all concerned parties until such time as I can get my act together to create a living will and appoint an power of attorney. I am blessed to be in good health. I pray almost daily for a continuation of my good health. However, should there come a time when I am faced to deal with some medical misfortune, I would like to be aggressively treated. Having said that, should I fall in a coma or persistent […]

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Nutrition Advice

I got this joke from a colleague and couldn’t resist the urge to post. CONCERNED ABOUT TOO MANY CARBS IN YOUR DIET? For those of you who watch what you eat, here’s the final word on nutrition and health. It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies. 1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 4. The Italians drink […]

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Worse Luck

I have the worse luck. Less than two weeks after recovering from the stomach flu, I have come down with a cold. One so deep that every time I cough, my ribs hurt. Therefore, I am beyond miserable. I hope that I get better soon. It sucks to be sick.

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