10.20.2021

How To Empower Yourself When Having a Medical Illness'

 

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When you have a medical illness, it cannot be easy to maintain your quality of life. It’s hard to feel empowered when you’re in pain and living with limitations.

This blog post will explore how to empower yourself during these trying times so that even though the disease is a part of your daily routine, you still have a sense of self-worth and confidence.

Take an Active Role in Your Treatment

You may be on the receiving end of treatment, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have power. You can empower yourself by taking an active role in your care and making decisions about your medical treatments.

Whether it’s making sure to ask questions before surgery or setting up a system for managing daily tasks when you’re feeling weak. Taking an active role in your treatment can help you feel like a partner rather than just a passive recipient.

Speak Up in Case of a Medical Malpractice

Speaking up can be difficult for many patients who are fearful of the consequences. It is perfectly understandable to feel this way. In case of malpractice, you can reach out to a medical malpractice attorney to offer legal guidance on taking steps to be compensated.

Start Listening to Your Body

When you don’t feel well, it’s common to try and push yourself anyway. However, this can do more harm than good as your body is trying to tell you that there is something wrong.

If you take the time to listen, your body will be able to give feedback into what makes it happy, so tomorrow, when it wants a good day, you can do what makes it feel better. However, if tomorrow comes and your body is tired, then listen to that as well.

Revisit Your Diet

Eating an anti-inflammatory diet is vital for autoimmunity. It can help you control your symptoms and feel good throughout the day. When having a medical illness, be sure to eat healthy as it goes a long way in ensuring your recovery.

Prioritize Rest

Prioritize rest to get a good night’s sleep.  If you are experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, pain, or headaches, it may be difficult to fall asleep. If this is the case, make sure that your bedroom’ set up affords you maximum relaxation and comfort.

If it is hard for you to sleep at night because of pain, take something that can be used safely with other medications to reduce the time spent awake during the night.  Pain management through medication is an integral part of living with chronic illness, so make sure you take the proper medications.

Set Realistic Expectations

There are things that you will and won’t be able to do when it comes to self-care. You can give yourself a break, but make sure not to set your expectations too low. When you put your expectations too low, you are likely to have feelings of resentment towards the medical illness itself. 

Conclusion

Empowerment comes when you embrace your diagnosis and realize that you can still live life despite it. You do not have to let the disease define who you are. Instead, make sure that each day counts, find something positive about yourself, and build on it no matter what struggles come along with the disease.

6 Crucial Car Safety Facts All Dads Should Know

 

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Before the pandemic, the biggest risk to young people was motor vehicle accidents. Collisions cost thousands of lives every year - most of which are people in the prime of life. Because of this, car safety is something that we should all be taking as seriously as masks, washing our hands and maintaining social distance. 


But do you know as much about car safety as you think you do? Probably not. In this post, we take a look at some of the car safety facts that all dads should know (and why they’re so important). 


Most Accidents Happen Close To Your Front Drive


If you think that accidents are most likely to happen when you’re miles away in an unfamiliar place, then think again. According to experts, most accidents happen close to people’s front drives. 


The reason for this comes down to concentration. When we’re in a new place, we’re likely to be on high alert, constantly scanning for any potential hazards. By contrast, when we think we know the area, we relax, our defenses go down, and we wind up taking more risks.


Everyone Needs A Seatbelt


If you think it’s okay to leave kids in the back without a seatbelt, think again. Not only is it the law to use seatbelts in most places, but it is also potentially hazardous for people in the front. If you were to stop suddenly, a child in the back would fly forwards into the back of the front seat. This, in turn, would push the front seat forwards all the way into the dashboard, causing crushing injuries. 


Kids Are Distracting


This fact won’t come as any surprise to experienced dads: kids can be distracting. The noise they make can dramatically increase the odds of a crash. 


As a driver, therefore, you need to train yourself not to respond in a way that could take your attention off the road ahead. If something drops on the floor or the kids start fighting, ignore it until it is safe to deal with the issue. Avoid turning around and attempting to drive blind. 


Parked Cars Aren’t Safe


As car accident lawyers will tell you, even parked cars can pose a threat to kids. Why? Because other road users can still crash into them. 


Don’t leave kids in the car parked by the side of the road. Always bring them with you, even if it seems inconvenient. 


Poorly Maintained Vehicles Are More Likely To Crash


Do you maintain your vehicle to a high standard? If so, then you’re probably safe. However, if you don’t, you could be at risk of all sorts of catastrophic failures. Examples include tyre blow-outs, brake failure and loose wheels.


Recalls Mean Danger


When carmakers issue recalls on their vehicles, it’s time to act. It almost always means that you are at serious risk of serious mechanical failure that the manufacturer needs to correct immediately. If you don’t recall your vehicle, you could find yourself in a dangerous accident. 


In summary, know the facts and keep your family safe. 



10.19.2021

Vindication- Season 2 episode 8

 



#VindicationMN is definitely on the top of my fav shows. 

Firstly I hope there is a lot more season of this show. My daughter and I are loving the crime, mystery yet clean show that we can watch together.

I was so happy when Shane got his job interview and he asked his sister Kirsty to pray for him- i love how real she got with God because he does care about everything. 

I really liked Kirsty idea for the sting after Pappys shut down, as the Sgt Tomilson said it was brilliant. 

Travis Partner said something that really stood out to me he said " Travis if you want to be chief of police- just be yourself. Don't make this something it isn't, dont make it an idol.

That is so true in life daily- just be yourself and do not make idols. 


I cannot wait for episode 9 to find out what happens with shane....


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How To Empower Yourself When Having a Medical Illness'

 

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When you have a medical illness, it cannot be easy to maintain your quality of life. It’s hard to feel empowered when you’re in pain and living with limitations.

This blog post will explore how to empower yourself during these trying times so that even though the disease is a part of your daily routine, you still have a sense of self-worth and confidence.

Take an Active Role in Your Treatment

You may be on the receiving end of treatment, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have power. You can empower yourself by taking an active role in your care and making decisions about your medical treatments.

Whether it’s making sure to ask questions before surgery or setting up a system for managing daily tasks when you’re feeling weak. Taking an active role in your treatment can help you feel like a partner rather than just a passive recipient.

Speak Up in Case of a Medical Malpractice

Speaking up can be difficult for many patients who are fearful of the consequences. It is perfectly understandable to feel this way. In case of malpractice, you can reach out to a medical malpractice attorney to offer legal guidance on taking steps to be compensated.

Start Listening to Your Body

When you don’t feel well, it’s common to try and push yourself anyway. However, this can do more harm than good as your body is trying to tell you that there is something wrong.

If you take the time to listen, your body will be able to give feedback into what makes it happy, so tomorrow, when it wants a good day, you can do what makes it feel better. However, if tomorrow comes and your body is tired, then listen to that as well.

Revisit Your Diet

Eating an anti-inflammatory diet is vital for autoimmunity. It can help you control your symptoms and feel good throughout the day. When having a medical illness, be sure to eat healthy as it goes a long way in ensuring your recovery.

Prioritize Rest

Prioritize rest to get a good night’s sleep.  If you are experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, pain, or headaches, it may be difficult to fall asleep. If this is the case, make sure that your bedroom’ set up affords you maximum relaxation and comfort.

If it is hard for you to sleep at night because of pain, take something that can be used safely with other medications to reduce the time spent awake during the night.  Pain management through medication is an integral part of living with chronic illness, so make sure you take the proper medications.

Set Realistic Expectations

There are things that you will and won’t be able to do when it comes to self-care. You can give yourself a break, but make sure not to set your expectations too low. When you put your expectations too low, you are likely to have feelings of resentment towards the medical illness itself. 

Conclusion

Empowerment comes when you embrace your diagnosis and realize that you can still live life despite it. You do not have to let the disease define who you are. Instead, make sure that each day counts, find something positive about yourself, and build on it no matter what struggles come along with the disease.

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