How often I have heard somebody use the excuse that they saw no point in exercise because they personally knew of someone who was in the best of health and ran marathons.but died of a heart attack at age 40. Certainly there are exceptions but why intentionally put yourself in a high risk statistical group?
I was scared out of my mind. Kage would be two when this baby was due and i was worried about how I would handle an energetic two-year-old and a newborn.
The history this woman witnessed in her lifetime takes my breath away. My life is forever changed by the lessons I learned working there and for that I will be eternally grateful. Other discoveries were not ones I wanted however. I learned that the system often fails those who most need it and most turn a blind eye. The facility was always short on supplies. The administrator and owners would not provide even the most basic of necessities. Two winters with faulty hot water heaters. The place was often filthy and everyday there was another unexplained bruise on one of my people. After several attempts to talk to my administrator about these problems and I reported the facility to the department of social services and still nothing was done.
I spent the rest of that day researching postpartum depression on the Internet. I had felt – in the back of my mind – for at least a couple of months that i was suffering from postpartum depression, but I was ashamed. I didn’t want to admit to anyone that I wasn’t in control – that i was floundering and flailing in dark water and i was about to go down for the third time.
It is easy to procrastinate or “stick your head” in the sand and say it will never happen to me, but the statistics from the U.S. Department of health and human services estimates that 70 percent of Americans who reach 65 or older will need some sort of long-term care services. You are the only one that can control your own destiny with sound long-term care and retirement planning.
According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. And with 87% of all lung cancer cases involving tobacco, it is one form of cancer that is preventable, by and large.
I finally decided that i needed to get help when i sat in my living room one day watching without emotion as my son played and my daughter cried. I watched a movie in my head: I would load the kids into the car, drop them off at my mothers, then find the biggest tree along the road and drive headlong into it at the fastest speed I could reach. If my mom wasn’t home, then oh well, the kids would just take that ride with me.
Even if there is a growing need for nurses, the number of students and the graduates will not be able to compensate for the demand says the director at a nursing school in Moline. An increase in the number of uninsured patients due to job loss creates a higher need for nurses in emergency rooms.