Back

Back pain is the worst.  Your spine is a column of bones (vertebrae) held together by muscles, tendons and ligaments and cushioned by shock-absorbing disks. A problem in any part of your spine can cause back pain. There are numerous back pains, causes and treatments.  Please tell us what works for you.

ABDOMINAL

Stomach pain is nothing to laugh about.  I started having severe stomach pains and realized that it was the milk that was bothering me.  I guess in my old age I have become lactose intolerable.  Boo…no more ice cream for me.  I started drinking almond milk which is made from almonds and doesn’t hurt my stomach at all.  It even comes in dark chocolate.  YUM!

Cramps

I get them mostly in my legs.  Sometimes it feels like a big knot in my leg.  It wakes me up from a dead sleep it hurts so bad.  When this happens I gently massage my leg until the knot feels better.  When I get up in the morning I will have a banana.  I have read that potassium helps with leg cramps.

Restless Legs

Hi my name is Lynn.  I have severe Restless Leg syndrome.  It is really bad at night when I settle down to watch tv or sit still for a while.  I am a very active person, I have a stand up desk and I walk 13,000 steps a day.  I have no problems during the day while I am active, but at night is when it starts.  The pain is random and causes painful jerks in my legs.  I tried drinking Calm from the health food store and it really seems to help if I can remember to take it.  I read that restless legs can be a sign of magnesium deficiency.  Calm is an anti stress drink that is suppose to restore healthy magnesium levels.  Has anyone else tried this drink?  It comes in powder form.

Absent Minded

 

My experience with absent mindedness is a journey in itself …Why did I come in this room, what was I going to get at the store? Who was I going to call and why? Where are my car keys? The list goes on and on. In the interest of doing better I started some researching and gathering as much info as I could.  I learned the memory has a muscle as in, if you don’t use it you’ll lose it. So I started working the memory muscle with games, if I go to the storage room to get a fan, and wonder why I am in the storage room, I stop and think back to what I was doing… Oh, I was in my home office and wanted the fan! Where’s my?…my new forming habit is to focus on what is leaving my hand and where it is going to be.  I think when we go to auto pilot and lose focus is where the problem starts.  The challenge is to form new habits and take the time to make a list, before you go to the store. As for the car keys, when I get home, I now put the keys on the new key rack.

ADHD Question

I have never officially been diagnosed with ADHD, but I have all the signs.  Especially, trouble concentrating and finishing projects.  I have a tendency to get sidetracked very easily leaving small unfinished project messes everywhere.  This in turn causes a problem, because when I need something I can never find it.  It is either hidden under the layer of unfinished projects or it was laid down at whatever spot I was last distracted at.  🙂  Does anyone have any not medical hints that they can share with me?

Bob

Feet Testimony

That happened to me! I woke up to a very sore foot.  I thought something bit me last night, or I slept with it in a bad position, or?? I figured it would work it self out.  On the 2nd day it was harder to walk then it was the 1st day, so I got on the net and started researching.  It took a while , but y research led me to gout.  The doctor route typically involves waiting room, exam, prescription, and staying off the foo 5-10 days.  Gout is a type of arthritis because of an accumulation of uric acid, usually a big toe…  The process is caused by putting too much purine into your body, red meat, alcohol, etc.  I found that tart cherry juice is the magic elixir. 
     I closed the lid on my laptop.  now what?  I’m a single man that can barely walk, but I can make it to my phone and car… so I called customer service at the grocery store I frequent, told the lady about the walking problem and asked if an employee could bring the juice to the front door.  (I really didn’t think I could make it to the juice section). the plan we came up with was for me to call her when I got close the front door and I’d pay for the juice from the car.  (I bought 3 bottles)  They had “Knudsen Tart Cherry Juice”.  I started drinking in the parking lot, drank while driving home, put the rest in the fridge, hit the sack and started walking better the next day and I was off and running.                                                                                  Image result for knudsen cherry juiceBob

 

Cancer Testimony

  Image result for cancer cartoon fightingCancer can strike anyone at anytime.  A close friend of mine felt a lump in her breast and ignored it for a few months.  she then noticed a lump under her arm in a lymph node… after a mammogram and biopsy it was discovered that she had stage 3 breast cancer. 
     She underwent 20 weeks of red devil chemo treatments, followed by a double mastectomy.  I’m happy to say that she is doing well at this time.  An earlier detection might have saved her from having to do chemo.  It is very important to pay attention to your body and to do your best to treat your body as the temple it was created to be.  Breast Cancer can affect men as well as women.  Give yourself a breast examine every month or so and if you notice anything abnormal, please contact a doctor.

Lynn

Alzheimer’s

Memory Loss and confusion are the main symptoms. Brain cell connections and the cells themselves degenerate, destroy memory and other important mental functions.  No cure s exists and are being worked on.  Medication with managements strategies may temporarily improve symptoms.

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that effects the brain’s nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes.