My Trips to the Hospital

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My Trips to the Hospital

Hi, I'm Cari. When I was a teenager, my best friend Claire's mom got cancer. I started offering to take Deb (the mom) to the hospital for her treatments to help give the family a break. They had all been in and out of the hospital so much, and since I'm basically family to them, it was nice to support Deb and Claire. Not to mention, I was able to learn a lot about different medical topics just be listening and watching while waiting in the hospital. It was fascinating. To everyone's joy, after a long and hard two years, Deb finally beat cancer! I decided to start this blog as a memorial to all those who have struggled with health problems and as a resource to for anyone who needs to know more about hospitals and treatments.


Treatment Options For Your Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the blood that can cause patients and oncologists a great deal of frustration. Because this is a cancer that often develops slowly but continues to recur even after treatment, the focus of many treatment protocols have the primary goal of remission, both in the short-term and long-term. If you have been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, get to know some of the treatment options that are available to help you get feeling healthier and get your cancer into remission. Read More 

Understanding The Treatment Options For Your Scoliosis

When you find yourself diagnosed with scoliosis, you may wonder what you can do to correct the curvature of your spine and protect your physical health, posture, and the function of your nervous system. While many people may assume that scoliosis cannot be treated, there are actually various treatment options available to you to help you with your scoliosis. Get to know some of these treatments so that you can be prepared for what is to come, and you can approach your doctor's appointment feeling well-informed. Read More 

From Grimaces To Grins: Getting A Complete Smile Makeover

Even if you adhere to a dentist-recommended oral health regimen and do not have any cavities, you may still develop dental problems that affect your appearance. Crooked, chipped, or yellowed teeth can make you shy about smiling. Large gaps can also make you feel embarrassed about your visage. A solution to these issues is to consult with a cosmetic dentist about getting a complete smile makeover. The following guide outlines what is involved in overhauling your smile with tried and true cosmetic dental techniques. Read More 

Consider These Footrest Options When Shopping For A Wheelchair

When you shop for a wheelchair, you may not give much thought to the footrests. However, they are important parts of a wheelchair, and they have a big impact on how comfortable you are when sitting in your chair. They come in different styles so they can cater to people with different needs. Here's a look at your options in wheelchair footrests. Removable And Swing Away There are times when the footrests are in your way. Read More 

Hands on That Baby Bump: How Pregnancy Massage Helps Your Mind and Your Body Feel Better

Treating yourself to soothing massage sessions during pregnancy is considered a great way for you as an expectant mom to relax and let go of stress, worry, and the aches and pains of pregnancy. But pregnancy massage does so much more than simply calming you down or reducing your backache. Ancient forms of pregnancy massage focus on the health of the reproductive system. One ancient form of pregnancy massage being practiced today is Mayan massage, or Arvigo therapy. Read More