Patient Discovers That Doctors Accidentally Connected Her Colon To Her Vagina

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(PCM) Yes, we can only imagine that this is just about as awful as it gets!  A Macedonian woman by the name of Jasminka Velkovska underwent surgery three years ago to remove cancer from her colon, however when reattaching her colon, they somehow attached it her vagina by mistake.

That is quite a mistake if you ask us!  We can’t even fathom how this type of thing could have possibly happened. Velkovska said she felt a bit uncomfortable after the procedure and slowly began to notice a problem when she began passing gas out of her vagina. She told the local news “While I was recovering, doctors came and asked me if I was passing gas, and I said yes, but it’s coming out of my vagina. They told me that it would soon pass and I would be ok, but stuff had started to come out of my vagina and I was feeling scared and it was all very unpleasant.”

The doctors at the hospital told her she would be fine and it would eventually pass, but boy were they ever wrong. After agreeing to perform an X-ray to get a better look at what was going on the hospital discovered their mistake. The woman’s colon was now connected to her vagina. This sounds like something straight out of a horror film!

To top it off they didn’t even manage to remove the cancer and only agreed to compensate Velkovska a measly $33,000 dollars, outright refusing to pay the entire total. Velkovska is currently filing a lawsuit against the hospital for the full amount, as she has every right to pursue.

She truly deserves millions for that kind of mess up!

 

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Australian Researchers Create A Breakthrough Cure For Cancer

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(PCM) This news is probably some that the major pharmaceutical companies across the world would rather keep quiet, but it seem that Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in the cure for cancer with a drug known as Venetoclax. The drug targets a specific protein that helps cancer cells survive and then it literally “melts away” the cells that contain cancer.

The drug has gone through a rigorous testing process over a four year time period on 116 patients and it boasts an 80% success rate. Many patients that took part in the trial and research had previously undergone other treatments and after taking Venetoclax found themselves cancer free with little to no side-effects. The research shows that one in five patients taking Venetoclax ended up cancer free. The medicine is taken only once a day orally.

The medicine targets a specific protein called BCL-2, which helps cancer cells survive, making them simply “melt away.” It was first discovered in the 1980s, but scientists couldn’t find an inhibitor for it until now. There is already a strong buzz surrounding the new drug in both the U.S. and U.N. and it is thought that in addition to treating forms of leukemia, it can also be used to battle other forms of cancer as well.

It has been speculated for many years that a cure for cancer exists, but the major pharmaceutical want it suppressed as cancer is a huge money maker for drug companies. We are happy to see that the Venetoclax has been given a fast track approval, however there is definitely more hurdles to overcome.  Do you feel that a cure for cancer has finally be found?

 

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My Journey To Health, Becoming Vegan

aveganIt has been a little over sixty days since I put My Journey To Health down for a while.  You might call it 60 days in prison, and it  was in a way.  I have been flipping around between emotional illness and physical illness during that time and my life was a mess.  Some days I barely got out of bed for one of or the other of those reasons.  The worst days were the ones I couldn’t get out of bed because of both of the reasons.  Now, however I am on the mend and ready to start again.  This however will be a battle that is totally new and I am excited to be taking you on the journey with me.

My psychologist has made the suggestion that I go vegan.  This is something I am easing into.  I figure by the middle of June, the change should be complete.  There is also food in my freezer that I do not wish to throw out when that is gone the change will have been made.

Becoming vegan means that you get all your nourishment from plants.  So vegetables fruits grains nuts beans are your whole diet.  This can be called Plant Power according to mu good friend Steve. A  Vegetarian, on the other hand is no meat but I believe dairy and eggs are allowed.  For a while I will be more vegetarian than vegan but the switch will happen eventually.

This is hard for me.  I like meat and to be honest I do not like green vegetables at all.  Broccoli literally makes me sick to my stomach.  So I will be going into grounds that I am very nervous about.  I believe I can do it, but it won’t be easy.

I guess a question that should be answered here is why am I doing this?  The answer is a bit complicated but here we go.  I think my psychologist believes that I would not only lose weight by following this kind of diet, but I may also rid my body of some of the poisons that processed food dumps into your body.  Eliminating those may help do a reset on some of my emotions.  Time and perseverance will tell.  Hanging with this will be the toughest part, especially if I smell bacon.

I need to confess here that I am a fast food junkie.  I did go with out sugar from the first of January until mid March but I did not go with out McDonald’s, Burger King, Arby’s or Boston Market.  Then there were Hungry Man Dinners and many other microwavable foods that was what I have been used to eating since my mom passed away.

I had been living with my folks for awhile as due to some physical problems and the emotional issues I cannot work.  Mom was a great cook and, not to be vain, I inherited that from her.  When she died it was like all the joy of cooking disappeared.  I have been upstairs, I have an apartment in the basement, a total of three times to use the kitchen in the last three years.

Exercise is the next hurdle to cross.  According to my psychiatrist I have boobitrapped myself when it comes to exercise.  After even a small amount of exercise I don’t feel good about what I have accomplished, in fact I feel extremely depressed and hopeless.  This is coming from the bad feelings I have about myself.  Those feelings are so intense that my brain actually won’t let me feel good about me.  Exercise at this point fuels my low self esteem instead of helping it.  Now what can be done about that?  Nothing!  I have to exercise anyway and allow my brain to adjust.  This will not be easy.

I have a lot more to say but for now this is enough.  It’s good to be back with you all and I hope you will follow me on my journey.  Next up is being healthy like a Hobbit.

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World Health Day, April 7

At-World-health-dayWorld Health Day is celebrated yearly on April 7 by all countries that are involved with the World Health Organization.  The World Health Organization, also known as WHO, held the first world health general assembly in 1948.  It was at this meeting that it was decided to celebrate World Health Day on April 7.  World Health Day began being celebrated in 1950.

The intention of World Health Day is to draw specific attention to a different health issue each year.  Here is a listing of a few areas of health that have been spotlighted on World Health Day; 2013 Healthy Heart Beat, Healthy Blood Pressure, 2005 Make Every Mother and Child Count, 2004 Road Safety, 2001 Mental Health Stop Exclusion Learn to Care, 1997 Emerging infectious Diseases.  By being aware of the topic of World Health Day and looking into what WHO is trying to teach you may save yourself or someone else.

What can you do on April 7th?  Find out what the World Health Day topic is, do some research and see if it affects you, your family or your community.  Many people go years without taking proper care of themselves.  Use World Health Day to do a check list of where you and your family are standing with your health.  If you’re a woman, are you getting your mammograms done as you are supposed to?  If you’re a man, are you getting your prostate checked as you are supposed to?  It is probably safe to say that women do a lot better with their breasts then men do with their prostates.  Guys the whole thing takes less than minute, man up.

Yearly blood work should be done on everyone.  Diabetes is rapidly becoming a major health crisis.  Are you at risk?  Do you know if you know the factors that would make you at risk?

Inventory your diet.  Are you eating well?  Can you do better?  Can you afford not to do better?  No one needs to say again that obesity is a major issue in The United States.  World health Day is a great day to make some changes towards a healthier lifestyle for both you and your loved ones.

Eating healthy, proper care of your skin, eye exams, dental exams, driving with your seatbelt on and your cell phone off, exercise, and strong relationships all make for a healthy person.  A Happy World Health Day can also mean a happy you.

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My Journey To Health, Depression

depression-632I am very depressed today.  I thought this column would be about something completely different, but I just can’t write it.  Not now.

I took a psychological evaluation test yesterday and it was not a fun thing to do.  Basically among some really general questions like “would you like to be a journalist?” they hide other questions.  These questions consist of things like, “Do you often wish you were dead? Or “There are people that are trying to steal my thoughts and ideas.”  They were true and false questions which is why the last was a statement.

All in all I got to do a gut wrenching list of all the things I think are wrong with me.  The test was over 500 questions.  And it has left me pretty beat up.  Actually I still have around 100 questions left.  I just couldn’t do it anymore.

I know this is not much of anything today, but I promised you the good things and the bad and lately it has been a run of bad.

I spent most of the day in bed.  I feel lost and alone.  I really don’t know what to do.  I am hoping a good night’s sleep will begin to take away the pain I am feeling, but I I don’t know if that will happen.

I have said it before, at least I think I think I have, that sometimes all I can do is make it from sunrise to sunset and this is one of those times.

Through this the best I can do is sit on my hands and hope that somehow something good will happen.  But I just don’t see this as possible.

As a Christian I believe that Jesus is with me all the time, that, he indeed, lives in me.  But during these times when I would most wish him to make his presence known, he seem further away.  And I don’t underrated that.  How can a God who goes to the cross to save us, leave us alone when we hurt so much?

Sometimes I think I am losing my faith.

So I wait, alone, in the hope that this will lift sooner than later.

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My Journey To Health, The Staff

IanMcKellanAsGandalfinTheHoWizards carry staffs and through them they channel their power.  It is the same with doctors.  They need a large staff in order to make you healthy.  Today’s post is all about a doctors staff.

When you go to the doctor’s office, it is never a one man show.  First you report to the receptionist, from there you may be escorted to an exam room by a nurse or a medical assistant.  Once in that room that staff member is going to take time with you to check your vital signs and go over your medications and other relevant information.

If blood work is taken the staff reaches out beyond the office to labs where the tests are done.  X-ray technicians and other hospital or lab based personnel will then be part of the doctor’s magic staff.  Almost everything your doctor does, he does with the help of someone else.

If you are chronically ill in any way it is a good idea to get to know these people.  The receptionist that welcomes you to the office and makes your appointments for you on the phone is just as big a part of your care as your doctor himself.

Be kind to these people, learn their names, remember your manners and say please and thank you.  These people in their own way have as much to do with getting you well as the doctor.

I can honestly say I really love the staff at the doctor’s office I go to.  Because of my many visits there I feel like they are part of my family.  I’m glad I know as much about them as I do because they add much to my life.  I like to know when they’ve been on vacation and if they enjoyed themselves.  I like to know about their children and their spouses.  And I enjoy treating them as kindly as I can because the kindness comes back around.  And because they are really good people.

If you can afford it remember your doctor’s staff during the holidays.  Send a card or bring some cookies or a box of chocolates.  Let them know that what they provide is important to you.

There is another group of people that many of us do not fully appreciate and yet they play a vital part in our health care, your pharmacist.  Your pharmacist is vital to you as well and deserves the same respect you give your doctor.  This applies to if you fill your prescription medications through the mail, or if you go to a pharmacy.

If you go to the pharmacy, the same rules apply as the doctor’s office.  Get to know your pharmacist.  He or she has a wealth of information at their finger tips and can tell you more about a medication than most doctors can.  The pharmacy staff is just as important and vital to you as your doctor’s staff.  Treat them with the same respect.  The opportunity to chat with them will not be very long, but everyone appreciates being remembered and called by their names.  A holiday gift here is not inappropriate.  People that serve you should know they are appreciated.  When you are kind to others it is almost inevitable that kindness will be come back to you.

A doctor is not a wizard and his staff will not magically make you well, however the staff at his office, in the hospital, in the lab, all play a part in your well being.  Never forget that or over look it.  And always remember your manners.  These people work hard for you.  Remember that.  You may enter a doctor’s office really sick and may not be able to say please or thank you, but you can control yourself enough to not give anyone a hard time while you’re there.

The doctor’s staff is as powerful as any wizard’s wand.  Learn that one rule and it will serve you well.

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