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Thursday, February 28, 2008

All it Took was a Phone Call...



22 Adar Alef 5768


Today I took an early-morning call from abroad that lasted an hour. An Israeli woman in another country had heard of my survival/recovery from surgery to remove my formerly life-threatening though benign brain tumor (called a Meningioma), and she'd heard about my book for coping with medical crises.

She's in serious need of surgery similar to mine. She was terrified of her situation (a very normal reaction) and wanted reassurance as well as information from me, a fellow Hebrew-speaker.


I used my Self-Help Coaching techniques with my caller, responding to her concerns one by one and offering some insights about how to take control of her medical life. We reached a point when she giggled at her situation. She understood the context in which she can cope with her medical crisis and its challenges.


Our conversation ended after she'd mentioned "feeling better now" several times.

We'll be speaking with each other again, most likely. She wants to benefit from my sense of humor and from my familiarity with finessing the medical world and its baffling mazes.


It all comes down to finding the courage to accept treatment.

Fear is quite a monster,
a very real complication to medical crises.


Overcome your fears, step by step. Read my book and/or access my Self-Help Coaching services.


Oh - I want to add a BIG "Thank You" to Sandy Scherlis, who directed that caller to me. Sandy and I are fellow listmates of that very informative and helpful
Meningioma Mommas (and Poppas) site.

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Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life.


Monday, February 25, 2008

HIGH DRAMA with a Happy Ending

19 Adar Alef 5768

Gosh, I'd only recently hinted to you about some health issues with which I struggle and might soon reveal. Then by golly I starred in a highly dramatic emergency room scene this very morning.

In brief, the orthopedic surgeon for my broken arm had examined me and my new X-rays last week. He warned me that a dangerous accumulation of scar tissue in my arm threatened my future ability to use my arm. He prescribed aggressive physical and occupational therapy and begged me to "break" the scar tissue with physical effort, to secure a better future for my health and my arm: a "quality of life" I desperately wanted. If I were to fail to destroy the scar tissue, he warned, I'd need more surgery within 6 weeks and placement of my affected arm in a monster of a very painful brace that would prevent the formation of new scar tissue.

Well, I followed my doctor's orders as if Moses had come down the mountain with a new set of rules! And I asked loved ones to pray for me.

Then a miracle happened: my arm's flexibility improved by 12 degrees within the week.

HOWEVER: I've been experiencing complications during and after last week's miraculous improvement: swelling, severe pain, fingers turning blueish, pain meds not working and sheer sleepless misery. Things became so awful that my regular doctor sent me to the hospital by ambulance this morning. I prayed like you can't imagine for Heavenly rescue. My parting words to worried friends were that The One Above was supervising the drama and I trust GOD with every cell of my body and soul. I chose to go with the flow.

OKAY, TAKE A DEEEEEP BREATH and read on to learn what we discovered in the hospital!

I'm smiling as I type and so are my doctors! This morning's emergency room visit, X-rays included, proved that my healing is farther along than any of us had suspected. No sign of infection, no problem with metal plates/screws holding my bones together, no sign of failure to heal.

So why had I suffered such painful agony? D-uhhh....

The problem was caused by overly aggressive physical therapy, or rather, a patient extremely eager to prove how hard-working she can be. I've been doing the physical and occupational therapy routines at home to promote more recovery and flexibility of my affected arm/hand. The orthopedist in the emergency room smiled when he said, "You're trying too hard to get better. This fracture is more healed than broken. I realize that you needed to break up the scar tissue, and you apparently succeeded. Tone down the workouts and you won't suffer the consequences you've been experiencing. Gee you're strong!"

He assured me that the scar tissue does not appear in this week's picture and that it sure was clear for all to see in last week's photo shoot. It seems to have disappeared after the scarefest my surgeon and I experienced last week. Remember that I'd asked for prayers on my behalf?


WHOA! The One Above can work fast!

I'm supposed to nap now, and then take life on with a wider smile hereafter. And don't even dream of a fistfight with me. I can whup your fightin' form in a blink ;^ )

Hodu l'Hashem ki tov, ki l'olam chasdo! (I thank GOD ALMIGHTY for the enduring kindness bestowed upon me).




To wrap up the made-for-Hollywood scene, here's a direct quote from Shoshanna Harrari, my organic foods/lifestyle coach who's been supervising my post-surgical recovery since that 2005 brain surgery I had:

"Hey Yocheved,

That is wonderful news!!!! And my thoughts exactly, you were just pushing too hard. Good that your 'prescription' is to let up a little on your rigorous schedule.

But you succeeded ( once again!) to break through all barriers. This must be why these things continue to happen to you, to show other people that, yes, it can be done. That no situation is too grim or hopeless. With the right treatment, the right information and the right motivation, with prayers from friends and strangers, and especially Hashem's (GOD's) rachmanus (compassion) and blessing.

And how could He not bless you Yocheved? His holy daughter who tries harder than anyone on earth to gain the path to right all the wrongs and be a healthy person... who could resist you??

Anyway, good news, more good words for your blog and for all the people who love you, care about you and pray for you, and for those also on the edge of despair with their own problems to see that....

Yes, all is possible, b'ezrat Hashem (with GOD's help). You are the example of the possibility of the impossible...

Love to you, Shoshanna"

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Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life


Friday, February 22, 2008

Autoimmune Disease Therapy and AMD Clinical Trials Open Soon!

16 Adar 57658

This news merits another post for the day:




Israeli and American scientists are working together to develop a new orally administered treatment for patients suffering from autoimmune diseases. Clinical trials begin in Jerusalem this February.





This is an international effort to bring life-saving technology to untold numbers of people. The medical institutions involved include Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) - a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.


And here's information from a recent NIH press release about that AMD Clinical Trial:

The National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the start of a multicenter clinical trial to compare the relative safety and effectiveness of two drugs currently used to treat advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The two drugs are Lucentis (ranibizumab) and Avastin (bevacizumab).

AMD is a disease that damages the macula. The macula is the area of the retina responsible for central vision. AMD is a leading cause of blindness among older Americans. Nearly two million Americans are visually impaired by AMD, while more than seven million are at increased risk of vision loss from the disease.

"Visual impairment from AMD can lead to loss of independence and a reduced quality of life," said Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., director of NEI. "This clinical trial will evaluate whether the treatment burden for patients can be reduced without compromising effectiveness."

Lucentis was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June of 2006 for the treatment of advanced, or wet, AMD. The approval was based on evidence from clinical trials showing that Lucentis slows the rate of progression of vision loss from wet AMD. In addition to a low rate of developing vision loss, approximately one-third of patients treated in these trials had some improvement in vision, as measured on an eye chart, at 12 months.

Learn more about the proposed clinical trials at http://www.nih.gov/news/health/feb2008/nei-22.htm

For a list of clinical centers, eligibility recruitments, and other information, go to: http://www.nei.nih.gov/CATT, or call the CATT Coordinating Center in the USA at 1-800-000-0000.

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- Free or discounted medication
- Instructions for reaching cutting-edge medical/mental health practitioners around the world
- Advice for getting in on other FREE clinical trials
- A list of suggested reading materials
- And much, MUCH more.

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Find out why the votes for my book keep climbing higher at the
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Appreciate why Hadassah Ein Kerem's Medical Information Center in Israel is preparing to provide my book to hospitalized patients!

Buy your copy at Pomeranz Books on Rechov Beeri 5 in Jerusalem Israel, online, or through me.

Dry your tears and find solutions! Read:

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May we be blessed with every aspect of healing.

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Stem Cells Cause Brain Tumors?!?

16 Adar Alef 5768

Sorry about the "late in the day" posts that occurred this week. Israel went through some unusually wintery weather that slowed down the whole country for a few days. Plus, my physical and occupational therapy regimen ramped up speed and frequency this week. The good news, though, is that my healing is speeding up. I'm gaining flexibility and strength in the affected arm and hand. But WHEW it takes lots of effort on my part!

I fantasize about benefiting from the "Bone Knitter" device on Star Trek's spaceships.
Remember when battle-scarred Trekkers entered Sick Bay and pointed to their busted bones? The doctors would place the patient under a "Bone Knitter," and within minutes the happy man or woman would pop out, heading back to work without suffering further pain or problems. sigh... No such luck in my case... I have to work hard with various devices to stretch my muscles into proper form, bear the pain and then squish something like a paper cup to show therapists that I can smash things with my closed, recovering fist.

Well, leaving fantasy behind, let's think about real life and stem cells for a bit. Fairly recent evidence seems to prove that stem cells might cause brain tumors.

Read
Cancer Stem Cells May Be At The Root Of Brain Tumors and Unraveling Brain Tumors.

Neuroscientists and the folks at
http://www.meningiomamommas.org/ often speculate about the causes of benign tumors such as meningiomas. Could be we're on the verge of finding out the cause and the cure, plus the prevention method regarding many form of brain and other tumors. Stay tuned to the news. And pray with me as we head to a better future.


Who knows? Maybe one day doctors will figure out how to make stem cells cure bone fractures! Maybe my dream will come true...

And now, back to real life.

Be SURE to READ It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To so you can learn about how to benefit from leading medical researchers!

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Suffering with a Medical Crisis?
Been there, done that, wrote a book about it, and going forward into the future.

Want to learn many more can-do healing/coping strategies?
Then read, benefit from, and tell others about
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To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Turn off Fluorescent Lights, Prevent Breast Cancer!



15 Adar Alef 5768




A segment in my book addresses the reason I live an organic lifestyle and how much it demonstrably improves my health. Early to bed, early to rise is one of my lifestyle habits. Lighting my home with only incandescent bulbs and beautiful candles (and often olive oil with floating wicks) is another.

Here's a hint of why I belive in that behavior and how much benefit all of us can have by sticking with the rules of nature. A recent Washington Post article indicated that...

Women who live in neighborhoods with large amounts of nighttime illumination are more likely to get breast cancer than those who live in areas where nocturnal darkness prevails, according to an unusual study that overlaid satellite images of Earth onto cancer registries.The finding adds credence to the hypothesis that exposure to too much light at night can raise the risk of breast cancer by interfering with the brain's production of a tumor-suppressing hormone...




... the researchers found the breast cancer rate in localities with average night lighting to be 37 percent higher than in communities with the lowest amount of light; and they noted that the rate was higher by an additional 27 percent in areas with the highest amount of light.Abraham Haim, a University of Haifa chronobiologist involved in the study, said the findings raise questions about the recent push to switch to energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs, which suppress melatonin production more than conventional incandescent bulbs. "This may be a disaster in another 20 years," Haim said, "and you won't be able to reverse what we did by mistake."

... Jim Burch, a
University of South Carolina epidemiologist and biostatistician familiar with the study, called the approach and findings "fascinating." "The study has limitations," including not measuring levels of indoor lighting, "but it supports the overall idea," Burch said. "I think there is enough evidence to suggest we ought to be thinking about this more carefully."


Ladies and gentlemen, I learned about this phenomenon while earning my Health Information Management degree years ago. Our pituitary glands are regulated by light/dark.

Eskimos have slightly altered onsets of adolescence and differences in their monthly menstrual cycles than the rest of us, for obvious reasons.

The Moral of the Lesson in that news article is that "Apparently too much light stimulaton kicks the pituitary gland into hyperdrive and ..."

READ THE ENTIRE STORY AT :

Lights at Night Are Linked to Breast CancerStudy Bolsters Theory About Interference With Production of Key Hormone

and at

Studies Warn Of Mercury Risk In Energy-Saving Bulbs

Protect babies, women, and everybody else endangered by fluorescent lighting fixtures!



And do study the relevant passages I wrote in
It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To
to learn about other benefits of a low-tech lifestyle.


Nitey-nite from Israel, from where I yawned while posting this message...

MARCH 31 2009 UPDATE:
More Fluorescent Lighting Health Hazards - Humans and Animals

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Suffering with a Medical Crisis?

Been there, done that, wrote a book about it, and going forward into the future.

Want to learn many more can-do healing/coping strategies?

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To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life.


Monday, February 18, 2008

Cancer. Cell Phones. And Ending Metastasis (cancer's spread). PLUS: How My Book Helps People

11 Adar Alef 5768

You already know about my dread of cell phones. But now I have more proof of the dangers involved. Especially for CHILDREN!




The editors of The American Journal of Epidemiology and scientists at Sheba Medical Center in Israel have proven my fears to be well-founded. Read on.

Heavy Cell Phone Use Linked To Cancer, Study Suggests
February 15, 2008 — A new study finds an association between heavy cell phone use and tumors of the salivary gland. Those who used a cell phone heavily on the side of the head where the tumor developed were found to ... >
full story


Scientists Discover A Control Mechanism For Metastasis
August 9, 2007 — A team of biologists, physicists and doctors has revealed a cellular mechanism that controls the movement of cells in cancer metastasis. This finding may help predict the progression of metastasis, ... >
full story

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Buy your copy today. Find out why people, including medical and mental health professionals recommend It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To.



And thank you everyone for letting me know that I achieved my goal of helping others.

~*~*~*~

Suffering with a Medical Crisis?

Been there, done that, wrote a book about it, and going forward into the future.

Want to learn many more can-do healing/coping strategies?

Then read, benefit from, and tell others about

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To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Breast Cancer Risks for Multi-cultural Women

8 Adar Alef 5768

(FEB. 16 2008/ 10 ADAR ALEF 5768 UPDATE: PLEASE SEE BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN BELOW REGULAR POST)


The Young White Male Model is out.
So is the Middle-Aged White Female Model.

Whew! Doctors finally understand that different kinds of swimmers abound in the gene pool. Our races and ethnic realities matter to our longevity. Here's the scoop:

The National Institutes of Health recently announced that the CARE model (the Women's Contraceptive and Reproductive Experiences study) gives better estimates of the number of breast cancers that would develop in African American women 50 to 79 years of age than an earlier model which was based primarily on data from white women.



The medical world is maturing as it gathers data about health risks in people of various races and cultural groups. Here's a link about how doctors within the National Cancer Institute assess the levels of risk for breast cancer among women from different ethnic groups. Pay attention ladies, and be sure to get some sort of exercise as you follow the rest of the health-promoting advice at http://www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool

Some of the data in the NCI study was culled from the STAR Clinical Trials (I wrote about them as a jounalist quite some time ago. See my "Clips" at http://www.ygolani.com/).


BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN
BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN
BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN:
Postmenopausal hormone therapy may raise risk of meningioma

Onward.

We share the same warm, beating hearts that want the best of health and happiness for ourselves and for our loved ones.

My journalistic skills, my Health Information Management background plus my enduring relationships with medical/mental health professionals led to the creation of my book.
It's My Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To
is helping folks around the world to better cope with medical crises.

The praises on the book's back cover are from various medical/mental health professionals who use it with their patients!


Learn many other user-friendly strategies for nurturing body, mind and soul in
It's My Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge.


~*~*~*~



Suffering with a Medical Crisis?
Been there, done that, wrote a book about it, and going forward into the future.

Want to learn many more can-do healing/coping strategies? Then read, benefit from, and tell others about It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To.

Buy someone a copy of It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To

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To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life.



Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Protect Your Female Heart




6 Adar Alef 5768

Ladies, you've probably noticed the glut of mass media items about female heart health. Um, I'm going to clue you in that this stuff is NOT news. I wrote about the specific symptoms of a woman's heart attack (wa-a-a-y different than a man's symptoms) and the best ways to care for female cardiac health back in 1999, after interviewing trail-blazing cardiologist Dr. Elizabeth Ross of the Washington Hospital Center in DC.

Click on these items, educate yourself about info that your doctors should have known over a DECADE ago, and head into a healthier future:

Discovery Health :: Healing the Female Heart
Advice for Heart Healthy Living. Healing the Female Heart. By Yocheved Golani. small text. large text. Nurse Sharon Hipkins of Laurel, Md. suffered a heart ...



Then read my sidebar (journalistic lingo for informative eye candy) at:

Discovery Health :: Advice for Heart-Healthy Living
Advice for Heart-Healthy Living. By Yocheved Golani. small text. large text. Follow your doctor-approved exercise program. Eat a diet low in fat and high in ...

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Read Its MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To. Learn more information that can help you to cope with a medical challenge. My book informs readers of multi-faceted resources and helpful techniques not easily found elsewhere.


Suffering with a Medical Crisis?
Been there, done that, wrote a book about it, and going forward into the future

Want to learn many more can-do healing/coping strategies? Then read, benefit from, and tell others about It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To.

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To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Disable That Disability, and Beef up Your Wonderful Brain



5 Adar Alef 5768

Yup, I have TWO nuggets of great information for you, today.


Dr. Glen House created this classy site for anyone determined to live life to the fullest, disabilities and all:
Disaboom!



Think Your Brain Goes POOF As You Age??? Nuh-uh.

Professor Gene Cohen at George Washington University’s Center on Aging Health/Humanities has proof that (despite lots of bad press) treated well and with focused creativity, our brains IMPROVE over time. Listen to him explain at…

Keeping Your Brain Fit



Learn more about this cheery news at
http://www.gwumc.edu/cahh/about/creatres.htm,


and at

Center On Aging Health/Humanities GWU Sponsored Research Volunteer ...


Gene D. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D. is the first Director of the Center on Aging, Health & Humanities (established 1994)at George Washington University (GW) ...




Gentlemen, imagine me in a low curtsey...

I'm sure many of my readers will join me in saluting those medical professionals for their compassion, intelligence and future-oriented characters.

WHAT? What was that gripe you just grumbled at your monitor and mine?

Oh, you're sure this sugar-coated coping with disabilities fantasy is a lotta hooey? Guess again, my skeptical friends. I never before let on about my own disabilities at this blog. I can trump your despair in a blink. Literally. Stay tuned and check out a future post about the prediction made by my medical team two years ago. WOW are they swallowing their words now!

And if you absolutely need to know what I overcame, read my book. It's selling worldwide for a reason ;^ )

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Suffering with a Medical Crisis?
Been there, done that, wrote a book about it, and going forward into the future

Want to learn many more can-do healing/coping strategies? Then read, benefit from, and tell others about
It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To.

Give someone a copy of It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To.

Order it in book stores anywhere if it’s not on the shelves.
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To your good health,

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life.


Sunday, February 10, 2008

When Doctors Become Patients

4 Adar Alef 5768

It's a non-Israeli Saturday night here in Israel as I type. I apologize for the confusion of dates/times. According to the Jewish calendar, its already Sunday. Blogger lets me tap in Hebrew if I wish, but hasn't yet adjusted its clock for Middle East locations or customs.

I rarely post on the weekend (I'm usually in a social whirl and I figure you are, too), but I just came across this wonderfully insightful article entitled...





(CHECK OUT READER COMMENT #57)

As a woman who suffered the medical "system" several times over in order to save my life, I sure hope that medical professionals will buy Dr. Robert Klitzman's book.

My usual mode is to be quite cheerful even when I'm hospitalized, but I became quite sad, fearful and outspoken this past December-January when...


  • ... Not one staff member helped me to eat my meals despite my broken dominant arm


  • ... "Yank her broken arm harder!" orthopedics ward nursing staff abused my body, removed my call button and denied me access to the in-house religious services department as I suffered their alleged "care"


  • ... Nursing staff failed to provide basic equipment to me for over a week (a visitor summoned the head nurse to force her recognition and repair of the problem)


  • ... One particular patient kept the entire ward awake with her incessant cell phone calls throughout every night.


  • ... And when unit secretaries erred at setting up my in-hospital and out-patient appointments. Imagine the toll that their repeated mistakes took on my health...





Doctors were puzzled over my 2.5 kilogram (5.5 pounds) weight loss within 7 bed-ridden days and upset about my ever-escalating blood pressure. They did not comprehend how poorly the nursing staff behaved to me, let alone that I experienced horrific pain from the fracture compounded by rough handling from the nurses while ingesting several narcotic painkillers daily on a usually empty tummy.

Other problems occurred due to nursing negligence and simple nurse nastiness on my watch. This is not the correct forum to list each item of concern. But I can thank The One Above for the terrifying, and temporary (whew!) experience. The insight I gained enables me to help others in that predicament. I hope to get you OUT of it and to prevent the problem altogether for other patients.

How did I survive the mismanagement of my well-being? I practiced the mental health exercises listed in my book.
And friends brought me vitally necessary nourishment
at every visit.

Doctors, you saved my life and my arm, but your nursing staff almost killed me. And the uber-rude cell-phone caller of a patient in my ward tortured many other people trying to sleep at night, not just me. Her acid tongue scared our fellow patients whenever they asked her to "hang up already!" I was simply the only one unafraid to publicly complain about her!

Dr. Klitzman and I have experienced life on the other side of the hospital blanket. It's not a cozy experience. Intimidating, counter-productive and downright dangerous are accurate descriptions of our encounters.

Sadly enough, other patients worldwide have suffered,
and will yet suffer, as I have. They'll experience different problems, too. But they shouldn't experience anything other than optimal care. Read Dr. Klitzman's book and learn how to take better care of your patients no matter where you work. You do want your patients to heal in an optimal manner, right?

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I adore you, doctors, but you have something to learn about fostering optimal patient care. May The One Above keep you in excellent health and humor. I prefer that you not learn Dr. Klitzman's lessons the hard way. Please. Read his book.



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Suffering with a Medical Crisis?



Been there, done that, wrote a book about it, and going forward into the future.





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To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life.


Thursday, February 7, 2008

MORE Cell Phone Hazards





1 Adar Alef, 5768

Folks, I've called your attention to cell phone dangers in the past. Now another alarm is going global:


Unconvinced that you'll be better off without that killer convenience?

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You're busy taking care of business, maybe the family, with your cell phone. But ask yourself if it's worth the wraparound response to know that you may end up too miserable to enjoy the time you saved. Or worse.


Read It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To and see my Resources section. It lists the titles of some books explaining the hazards of cell phones. They were published long before my book's 2007 debut.


Trust me, your provider left out critically important details. Hang up on potential misery. Please.

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Suffering with a Medical Crisis?
Been there, done that, wrote a book about it, and going forward into the future

Want to learn many more can-do healing/coping strategies? Then read, benefit from, and tell others about It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To.

Give someone a copy of It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To.


Order it in book stores anywhere if it’s not on the shelves. It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To can be shipped worldwide. Specialty editions are available for large organizations.

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I dare you ;^)

Go on, count how many votes of praise have been made for my book since December 2 2007, when the Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research declared It’s MY Crisis “Recommended Reading.”

You can vote for It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To on
the Musella site daily. Once you’ve read It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To, I hope you'll choose a 9 or a 10.

To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Painbusters! Doctor's Orders that Work!

30 Shvat 5768


Here’s some potentially helpful information for anyone healing from a bone fracture as I am, or for anyone interested in protecting their bone health.

Though my physical therapy sessions hurt quite a bit, I stopped taking narcotic painkillers a while ago, fearful of addiction problems from prolonged use.

I’m minimizing what could become mega-wattage pain by:

1. Using my Personal Pain-o-Meter (see my January 31 2008/Shvat 24 5768 post)

2. Listening to soothing music

3. Sitting in cheer-me-up sunshine (it provides Vitamin D for strong teeth and bones)

4. Basing part of my grocery list on advice from Dr. Neal Barnard’s Foods That Fight Pain book. I bought it several years ago after interviewing Dr. Barnard about his innovative health-promoting techniques (I’m still a health writer/journalist for hire, folks).

Shop as I do and you just might feel better after buying from the organic green-grocer and health food store:





Almonds and Raisins (really!)
Beans (soak them for a day, changing water 2-3 times before cooking so you won’t develop belly bloat)
Broccoli
Capsaicin Cream (natural remedy made of – get this – chili pepper extracts!)
Fresh and powdered Ginger Root
Fresh Figs and/or Fig Jelly
Sweet Potatoes
Vitamin B6 (50-150 mg)
Vitamin E 400 IU
Zinc












Some old standbys are also helping me:

  • Arnica Montana (natural remedy that resembles tiny white pills)
  • Cuprum Metalllicum (natural remedy that also resembles tiny white pills)
  • Rescue Remedy Creme
  • Rescue Bach Remedy Drops
  • Any bar of soap at all.

I have no idea why this works, but after I place a bar of soap under a sweatshirt sleeve, under bed sheets, or upon some other area of sore muscles, the pain reduces noticeably. It's an folk remedy I've relied on since I ran track in high school or danced too hard at some joyous occasion.

Here are some sites that Dr. Barnard’s office recommends (I do, too):

http://www.strongbones.org/ ,

www.pcrm.org/health/veginfo/vsk/calcium.html ,

and for more information about the role of nutrition in a variety of diseases and conditions, visit
http://www.nutritionmd.org/.




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Buy someone a copy of It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To


Order it in book stores anywhere if it’s not on the shelves.

It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To can be shipped worldwide. Specialty editions are available for large organizations.

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Check out how many votes of praise have been made for my book since December 2 2007. That's when the
Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research named It’s MY Crisis as “Recommended Reading.”

JOIN THE FUN!

Vote for It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To on the Musella site daily. Once you’ve read It’s MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To, vote for it at http://www.virtualtrials.com/books.cfm.

I hope you choose a 9 or a 10.


To your good health,

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Cure a Brain Tumor! Prevent Falls. Cope with Metabolic Syndrome and...

29 Shvat 5768

Today's post is a potpourri of upbeat medical news. Click and enjoy the links below:





Need a Kidney Transplant? Want to Donate a Kidney and Save Someon's Life?




Get Financial, Housing, Transportation, and Other Help to Receive a Kidney




DIURETICS MOST EFFECTIVE BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION FOR PEOPLE WITH METABOLIC SYNDROME - Evidence Strongly Supports Diuretics as Initial Therapy, Especially in Black Patients




Don’t Tell Prominent Duke Doctor that Cancer Can’t Be Cured

Coping with Cognitive Deficits after Brain Surgery



How Brain Tumors Are Treated


On Fitness: Exercise to Prevent Falls

Integrating Age-old and Western Medicine for Patient Success



Can PHRs Actually Make You Healthier?



Skip the Tissues and Runny Nose. You Might SHAKE That Common Cold Virus to Death in the Foreseeable Future!

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Order it in book stores anywhere if it’s not on the shelves.


It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To can be shipped worldwide.

Specialty editions are available for large organizations.

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Find out why almost 1500 votes of praise have been made for my book since December 2 2007, when the

Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research named It’s MY Crisis “Recommended Reading.”

You can vote for It's MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To on the Musella site daily.

Once you’ve read It’s MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry if I Need To, vote for it at http://www.virtualtrials.com/books.cfm. I hope you choose a 9 or a 10.



To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life.