The Absurds of Self Healing

Many a time someone who is deeply desperate could be looking for a self help program, spending hard earned cash on some tosh chruned out by self made men and women who obviously made it big thanks to those words of wisdom that very few could benefit from. Unfortunately even when you realize you should self heal you won’t know how and they would just serve you a ladle of well meaning ideas that bring you no comfort at all, affecting you at all. You can only change through insight but even that is not truly explained and when you do gain it you are still at loss what to do. And no real expert can in fact make any changes for you, and if you have the insight but you do not have it in your blood, that knowledge of how you affect other people or how you should be reacting to the others, then it is all in vain and should be termed wishful thinking and nothing else.

Nothing Can Be of Help

In a situation when there is no way out nothing can be of help, it is best to remember you are ultimately on your own and no one else can really help you out so even if you feel you have reached the end of your tether then you have only yourself to hang on to and nobody else. Nothing, including a religion or clubbing or stuffing yourself on greatest bits of food can be enough to alleviate the pain you are going through.

Nothing can be forgiven or forgotten, nothing can erase the past. If you are really stuck and out of tune with the reality then things do not work out the way you would like them to do, as what you did was trespass on someone else’s property.

Heed Nothing, Make Your Mistakes, Screw the Society

Therefore do not listen to anyone or any other guru that you might come to for help thinking mistakenly that they would be rushing to your aid any time soon. They are leading a pefectly normal life, life which is nothing out of ordinary and you perhaps had the taste of that life to yourself for a moment and then you let it go, because you just could not stay. Think of those people who are this way just like you, those misfits, those places where you truly belong, they are waiting for you to join them in join their misery. To truly recover you should hit the bottom, but what kind of bottom is this? Being encased and trapped under the ground, with no air to use, with nothing vital to hang on to?

Instead of getting worked up over your fate, commit to it, hang on to it, hang to your entrapment, embrace it as a challenge and atonement, where you have to go back to apologise for all the misery you have caused.

Washing And Sanitizing Your Scrubs Properly

For medical employees like nurses, doctors, physical therapists and other medical staff, the most popular uniform worn are scrubs. Compared to previous uniform designs, scrubs provide better comfort and mobility of the medical staff wearing them.

That is why, for a medical employee, you should know how to properly handle washing and sanitizing your scrubs. Since youíre often exposed to harmful pathogens which you can harbor from your patients, improper washing method can promote spread of this disease causing microbes. How do you wash your scrubs properly? You can simply do it by following these helpful tips:

Have Another Set Of Clothes

When going to the hospital from your house or from the hospital and back, make sure that you wear different clothing. Donít wear your scrubs when travelling from your house to the workplace. Dust and other particles may lodge into your uniform and can cause irritation to your patients.
In the same way, donít use your scrub when leaving the hospital, as to avoid spreading microbes to other people you meet along the way.

Make Sure To Separate Your Scrubs And Regular Clothes

Separating your scrubs from your regular clothes serves two purposes. One, by separating them, you prevent the spread of microbes to your other clothes. Second, washing your scrub would require the use of strong detergent and bleach, which can easily ruin certain clothes. Itíd be helpful to have two separate laundry baskets, one for your regular clothes and another for your scrub.

Wash Your Scrubs Twice

In washing your scrub, make sure you do it twice. During the first wash, you will be using cold water and regular detergent. This will help loosen up some stains and wash away dust that have lodged in the fabric of your scrub. Doing this makes it easier to clean the tough stains later on.

When washing it the second time, this will be the time that youíd use hot water together with bleach and stronger detergent. This is intended to clean out stubborn stains like blood, mucus and other stain materials that you have come in contact with in the hospital. At the same time, this will help reduce the microorganisms on your uniform.

Soak But Donít Soak For Too Long

Sometimes, you may need to soak your scrub in a strong detergent or bleach to really get rid of stain or to properly disinfect it. This can be a good practice and is effective in getting rid of tough stains. However, you should make sure that you donít soak your scrub for too long. This can damage and weaken the fabric, making tear easily.

There different scrubs being sold in medical supply stores and through the internet. Some come in varying designs and styles. You can get scrubs that can easily be cleaned, while there are other types that require special cleaning detail. This is especially true for printed scrubs, which may have designs that can be damaged when it comes in contact with bleach and hot water.

The Many Complications One May Encounter In Craniotomy

Craniotomy surgery is a life changing procedure in which a flap in the bone is removed from your skull to have access to your brain. This critical procedure is done if you are suffering from serious injuries to your head like brain lesions or brain injuries. It can also be done for treatment of many neurological complications such as Parkinsonís, epilepsy and many more. Here are some of the complications that could occur to you during/after craniotomy.

Infection

Usually, infections occur in the area of the head known as the scalp. This will then need to be dressed or removed with the use of a stitch and/or antibiotics. Deeper infection may go to your bones, which may need to be removed and a plastic plate inserted after about six months. Deeper types of infection may affect the CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) around the brain, which is called meningitis.

Bleeding

Postoperative bleeding is the most dangerous problem that can happen to you after cranial surgery. When an operation is completed, there is no bleeding and it is then safe to close. However, delayed bleeding can also occur, most often within the first twenty four hours after surgery. This may occur if your blood pressure becomes too high, if you are taking up blood thinning drugs (which should have been stopped preoperatively), if you get agitated for no obvious reason.

Postoperative bleeding can be an emergency if you ever become unconscious or develop a deficit such as arm and leg weakness. This will usually require an urgent trip back to theatre to prevent a permanent deficit (or stroke).

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

DVT means a blood clot developing in the leg. You will be able to notice a painful swelling of the calf but a DVT may not be noticed. This clot may dislodge and travel to your lungs and heart to block the circulation, which is known as a pulmonary embolus (PE). An embolus can be fatal and usually happens about 1-2 weeks after having craniotomy. Increased risks for DVT and PE are bed rest, prolonged surgery, obesity, cancer, past DVT, paralyzed leg/s and heart failure.

To prevent DVT, you should get out of bed as soon as possible, usually the day after surgery. Before this, you need to wriggle your toes and move the legs around in bed as soon as you wake from the anesthetic. Prior to surgery, you are going to get elastic types of stockings. While in surgery you will have leg pumps to improve your blood circulation. After surgery, blood thinning injections are commenced.

Death

Death on the operating table is very rare. Death can occur with any surgery and usually occurs after the operation. The most common reasons are myocardial infarct or heart attack due to the stress of the surgery, a rare reaction to a drug AKA anaphylaxis or pulmonary embolus. It is important to remember the risks of death or paralysis (stroke) to yourself if you are having an operation, no matter how minor the procedure.