29 April 2011

The Royal Wedding

I didn't get up and watch the whole wedding, got to see the double kiss on the balcony though. Princess Katherine was beautiful and Prince William handsome. They were such cute little birds and I am glad that Princess Diana brought Prince William up to know what it was like to be a normal person and I could see that on the balcony scene. Yes, Princess Diana was there in spirit and in everything that Prince William did, he has always been a charming down to earth person.

I heard a comment made somewhere along the line by Barabara Walters (I think) that Prince Charles always hated to be the center of attention... excuse me, it use to irritate his royal britches that Princess Diana could upstage him just by smiling! There were many things that could be talked about during the Balcony scene but to say something about Charles that 'wasn't "quite" true was out of place. Just my unsolicited honest opinion.

23 April 2011

5 Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

5 Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
By Jeanne Faulkner

Reviewed by QualityHealth's Medical Advisory Board

If the tingling, aching and numbness of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is getting out of hand, 5 simple exercises might put relief right at your fingertips.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful hand and wrist disorder often caused by repetitive movements like computer keyboarding, assembly line work, gardening or other activities that bend and stress the wrist again and again. The carpal tunnel is a narrow tube-like passage formed by the bones and other tissues of the wrist. It protects the median nerve, which is responsible for moving your thumb and the first three fingers of your hand. carpaltunnel syndrome happens when the tissues surrounding the nerve and carpaltunnel become inflamed. That puts pressure on the median nerve, which makes the hand feel numb, achy or tingly.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these tips to prevent and relieve carpal tunnel syndrome:
Prop up your arm with pillows when you lie down.
Avoid overusing the affected hand.
Find a new way to use your hand by using a different tool.
Try to use the unaffected hand more often.
Avoid holding your wrists in a downward bent position for long periods of time.
Lose weight if you're overweight.
Get treatment for any disease that may cause carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you do the same tasks over and over with your hands, try not to bend, extend or twist your hands for long periods of time.
Don't work with your arms too close or too far from your body.
Don't rest your wrists on hard surfaces for long periods of time.
Switch hands during work tasks.
Make sure the tools you use aren't too big for your hands.
Take regular breaks from repeated hand movements to give your hands and wrists time to rest.
Don't sit or stand in the same position all day.
If you use a keyboard a lot, adjust the height of your chair so that your forearms are level with your keyboard and you don't have to flex your wrists to type.
While some patients with carpaltunnel syndrome require surgery to relieve the pressure on the median nerve, many people find relief by doing exercises to reduce inflammation and strengthen their wrist and hand. Try these five simple exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome:

1. Start with one arm and hand out in front of you, with palms facing in as if you're reaching for something. Bend wrist and keep hand straight. Use other hand to apply gentle pressure as you stretch the tendons in your wrist. Hold for 8-10 seconds.

2. Turn palms facing down. Then, flex hands at wrists they make a "stop" sign. Hold for 8 to 10 seconds. Straighten wrists and relax hands

3. Make a fist, with thumbs covered by fingers. Bend wrists down and hold for 8 to 10 seconds. Flex wrists up and hold for 8 to 10 seconds. You should feel the tendons in your wrist stretch gently.

4. Turn fists so thumbs face up and flex wrists down. Hold.

5. Straighten fingers then bend them at the knuckles closest to the palm. Keeping fingers bent, bend wrists inward and hold for 8 to 10 seconds.
Repeat each exercise 5 times and do them daily.

17 April 2011

Post this wish and prayer on all your blogs, forums, and wherever!

I have a very personal reason for asking if everyone could please put this as their status for 1 hour. I know the ones that will! Think of the ones you know or love who has or had cancer. My wish is that 2011 a cure will be found. Will you post it for 1 hour? Do it for all who have fought and who are fighting. I hope to see this in all the status of all my friends.

This is for the hundreds of friends I have made at “Blog For a Cure” who have helped me through this journey! Grand peeps and lovers of life!

09 April 2011

Black Bear saved by heroes!

the Va Bch Fire Dept and River and Fisheries came and rescued a black bear at the beach, true heroes, and PeTA has someone show up dressed up as a bear which distracted people from seeing the heroes taking good care of a lost and hungry bear. There is a time and place for carnival but that isn’t it.

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