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Flu Shots

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 | Health with Comments Off on Flu Shots

I understand that there is a mass of H1N1 flu cases running rampant. I also know that there is a short supply of H1N1 vaccines to be given out especially around here as well as the regular seasonal flu supply due to some 40,000 doses being frozen during shipping. I, however, draw the line when it comes to people trying to shove this down your throat stating you are going to die without getting the shots. Some people do not believe in them and I am some of those people. Some people swear by them, so be it. I don’t harass them each time they get them. Some people freak if they can’t get them. Now I’m not going to mention any names but I know a few of these people and they are insane for thinking that they need them to be immune.

People, even if you get these shots you still might get the flu. It does not make you completely immune. It supposedly alleviates the symptoms somewhat but you can still get it. I don’t see why I should receive a shot a year, well 2 starting this year now, for something I don’t get. I can’t even tell you the last time I had the flu, if indeed I have ever had it. I’ve had bronchitis, severe colds, and allergies galore. And even if I do get the flu that won’t convince me to start getting the shots either because it does not make you immune to the bugs. People need to get a grip and relax.

What prompted this? The hospital was giving flu shots in the hallways again and stopping people asking have you had your flu shot yet? No, and I don’t want it either so back off. :nono:

Thanks Atlanta Bread

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 | Health with Comments Off on Thanks Atlanta Bread

I love that place. I’d probably eat there more often had I have enough money to waste as they are kind of expensive. I like getting the half and half with a tuna sandwich on sourdough and the Chopstix salad with Asian Sesame dressing. Well, I gave it a shot the other night to make my own version. I went and bought some sliced almonds, chicken, the chinese chopstix things, Asian toasted sesame dressing from Kraft and some lettuce and tomato. I left out the mandarin oranges because I always eat those first as I don’t like the dressing on them but I did add some cheese and cooked my chicken with some lemon pepper spice from Mrs. Dash. Was yummy if I do say so myself and quite easy as I usually cut up my chicken when I get it home from the store and put each chicken breast in its own tinfoil since it is just me. That way I don’t have to waste any or have leftovers because one chicken breast is good enough for just me.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness

Monday, October 19th, 2009 | Health with Comments Off on October is Breast Cancer Awareness

ribbonBreast cancer, to me, seems so prevalent in society. You could probably do a six degrees from any one person and they will most likely know someone who has or has had breast cancer. I have known quite a few people and each one of them has survived by the way. I have a friend right now going through ovarian cancer on her second round of treatment because the first treatment course did not work so they are doing a different one now. Not sure how prevalent ovarian cancer is but maybe C’elle could help with that as well.

Right now there is a C’Elle Breast Cancer Donation drive going on during the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. I am still some what bothered by the fact of using embryonic stem cells but more research is being offered using this sort of means including our own research. So long as it helps cure diseases in the end, that should be the other thing that matters right? Technically no one is being harmed in obtaining this which is important. Right now there is a Cyro-Cell Breast Cancer Donation of $50 for each purchase of the “Protect Baby, Protect Mom” service and $25 for each purchase of the “C’elle Menstrual Stem Cell” service to the Susan B. Komen Foundation. Cryo-Cell has a partnership with NIH right now to find how menstrual stem cells can be a treatment option for breast cancer. Get out there and support a worthwhile cause like this because we all know someone who has breast cancer.

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National Kidney Foundation

Monday, October 5th, 2009 | Health with 1 Comment

icesculpture So last night I helped out at a fairly new annual charity called “An Evening Under the Oaks” which supports the National Kidney Foundation. I helped with the registration of the event for bidding and there was also a live auction. I was also lucky enough to sit right smack in front of this humongous ice sculpture which was beautiful. The event raised a boat load of money for the foundation. What I find interesting is that you always end up seeing the creme de la creme of society at these functions, and guess what, they are normal people too.

I wasn’t able to sample hardly any of the food because it was so busy. I had one of the chefs there grab me a cookie since I knew her. I was plum tired by the time it was over with but had fun overall and will most likely be helping out next year to should they choose to have me back. 😀

Piggy Flu

Monday, September 21st, 2009 | Health, Sports with Comments Off on Piggy Flu

Yep, that’s what I’m calling it. We had 2 more kiddos come in with bugs today but they tested negative for influenza even though they looked closer to death from a kids version of it lol Later that day though we had word that one of the nurses was tested positive for swine flu so she’s out for the week. Apparently she got sick last Friday but thankfully we did not have clinic that day and had no contact with her. We are still waiting for our supply of the flu shot which is irking tons of people but they are passing them out to the smaller practices first and then the hospitals.

I still need to get more people in our football pool around here. Just wish the people who say they want to play actually play then it would be great cuz we could potentially have at least 10+ people verses the 3-5 that normally play every week which is variable.

Swine Flu

Monday, August 31st, 2009 | Health with 4 Comments

flypig Well, it is flu season again and people are already freaking out over it. I’ve had a few calls from some of our patients parents wanting to know if we had a stock of it yet and if it would cover the swine flu. It is rolling into the hospital now so in a couple of weeks we should have a full supply I’m guessing.

One of my friends nephews is in college and I can only guess by now that his entire frat house has it as it has been spreading through there like wildfire. They essentially have been quarantined in there own place lol

I still won’t get the flu shot though. Don’t believe in it and no one is going to change my mind about it either.