Since I’ve been diagnosed I’ve lost a lot of friends honestly i was sad at first but i learned that people come and go some stay for a life time and others stay for a season I’ve accepted that and I’m OK with losing people that were not for me. Although i lost some friends I’ve gained some amazing strong, beautiful, successful, friends that only have my best interest at heart and are here for me at my lowest points of my illness and my strongest moments and vice versa because when you call someone a friend that’s what friends do for one another they don’t kick you while your down they uplift you and help you get back up they want a see you win not lose they don’t hate they congratulate! We often wonder why certain things happen to us in life good or bad why did i get sick? for example i asked god everyday to show me a sign that this is where i’m suppose to be in my life and that my life is not completely over that even though i couldn’t work or do some of the things that i use to do that i still had a purpose here it took a while for him to show me it took a while for me to get up and fight, fight for my life back, fight for a purpose again, fight for the things that i use to love to do, i felt worthless, i felt useless and i felt defeated but through all of my battle i found my purpose again i found that i do work, i work on myself everyday being a better stronger version of me, i work on building a better future for my family, i work on being a more understanding and compassionate person, i work on loving myself, i work on helping others battle their illnesses because everyone copes and handles things differently in life what i can manage someone else might not be able to so i use that to help others find ways that work for them to cope with whatever their battling I’m not god i cant fix and help everyone now! But i use what i know what I’ve learned to try to help as many people as i can this is my purpose now this is my “work” now! We are all strong in our own way but always check on your “strong” friend you never know what they are facing.
Everyday I wake up and i forget that I’m sick I forget that I’m living with this debilitating disease that is taking my freedom away from me I forget because I. Don’t want to remember the pain I will go through all day I forget because I don’t want to remember that I’ve lost some of my mobility already, I. D.o.n.t want to remember that I’ve had double jaw surgery and I have to undergo another surgery this week to correct my deviated septum AS caused a lot of joint damage and damaged my facial functions medication can not correct these issues unfortunately only surgery can 😔 AS has changed many things in my life I can no longer work because I can not sit, stand or walk for long periods of time without feeling excruciating pain, I can not play with my kids for long, I can not go out and hang out with friends for a long time the way I use to when I walk I have to take breaks or my body will shut down my mind wants to keep going but my body just can not keep up, people really don’t understand how serious this disease is and if you have a friend or family member suffering with this disease please check on them no matter how strong they may seem they are very weak and struggling to get through the day. I’am a very strong woman but even I can’t deal with this condition I try my best everyday to be happy, to stay positive, and be stronger than I was yesterday it is not easy it’s a battle that I know I can’t win but I keep fighting everyday 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💙💙💙
The government will spend millions of dollars on a limp dick but won’t spend millions of dollars finding better medications or even better a cure for people living with chronic illnesses that causes limited mobility, constant chronic pain, severe fatigue, depression, anxiety etc… To add to this, insurance companies actually cover the cost of viagra for erection dysfunction yet they won’t cover the cost of medical marijuana that actually helps people cope with their chronic illness conditions why??? When are we going to make a change??!!!
Thinking about war all day long must put a damper on a man’s sex life, or at least that’s what a recently-published report would suggest.
According to the Military Times, data from the Defense Health Agency indicate the U.S. Department of Defense spent $41.6 million on Viagra and $84.24 million total on drugs for erectile dysfunction in 2014.
Since 2011, the bill for covering drugs like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra for active and retired military personnel and eligible family members totalled $294 million — nearly as much as four U.S. Air Force F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, says the Military Times.
The DoD first began covering the cost of Viagra prescriptions in 2012, and currently another seven types of erectile dysfunction medications are paid for under the federal agency’s health plan. Of the 1.18 million prescriptions filled in 2014, 905,083 were for Viagra, at a cost of $41.6 million. Cialis was the second most commonly prescribed ED drug, with 185,841 prescriptions totaling $22.82 million. Revatio, the priciest ED drug, was prescribed the least with 1,699 prescriptions in 2014 for a total cost of $2.24 million.
The numbers reported by the Military Times far surpassed those in an earlier report by the Washington Free Beacon, which found that in 2014, the Pentagon spent more than $500,000 on Viagra. That analysis was based on a review of 60 contracts with Cardinal Health Inc. for Viagra, and did not account for mail order prescriptions filled by the pharmacy benefits manager, Express Scripts.
The Military Times says that while some studies have found ED has become a growing health problem for service members in the last few years, it turns out that less than 10 percent of these documented prescriptions were actually for the troops. The rest went to retirees or family members covered by military health plans.
Among active-duty servicemen who had ED over the past decade, more than half were diagnosed with “psychogenic ED,” which means the condition was related to psychological, not physical, health problems.
ED is a medical condition in which a man is unable to get or maintain an erection for sex, and is often a result of psychological problems including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. Medical conditions such as acute injuries and diabetes can also cause ED.
Pottery has been around for thousands of years and is a therapeutic art form that provides health benefits not only for the mind, but the body as well.
All forms of art have physical and mental health benefits, and are helpful when it comes to reducing stress and other worries, just like playing real money pokies can be. Creating something unique offers satisfaction and making something from clay means bringing out our creative side. By exploring our creativity we can better connect with ourselves and the environment. Pottery is great for all ages and there is not right or wrong way of creating something from clay.
A Mood Enhancer
Creating something is a way for many people to forget their sadness and grief, which ultimately results in improving your mood. We can forget about our stressesand problems even if just for a short time. We can also improve other features of our mental health such as confidence, self-expression and spontaneity.
Helps with Focusing
Instead of worrying about things in your life rather change your focus to creating something. While you are concentrating on making something you do not allow influences from outside to affect you, and you can focus solely on your art. By focusing on one thing you allow your mind to relax and in turn this will help you focus better in other spheres of your life. Stress can lead to feelings of pain, and because pottery is a hobby that is known for relieving feelings of stress and helps with boosting confidence, doing pottery as a hobby can reduce this pain.
Not only are there mental benefits, but also physical benefits. Even though pottery is not a strenuous activity it is strengthening to the hands, wrists and arms and offers health benefits for those who suffer with arthritis in their hands.
Sense of Accomplishment
Most archaeological digs all over the world have yielded wonderful works of art throughout the ages. Many of these artefacts are made from pottery and withstood the elements, and have survived. Any creation you make will no doubt withstand the test of time and may even later be discovered by new civilisations as they have been in the past. You never know, your work of art may be displayed in a museum or galley years from now. You would feel some sense of accomplishment.
A Form of Self Expression
Any type of art is a form of expressing oneself and pottery is no different. Pottery allows you to create things from a lump of clay and as you progress and learn more you will try out new techniques and stretch your imagination as you become more creative with your work. Not only is there creativity in the moulding of the clay, but also once the item has been fired. You can then use more of your creativity to create something beautiful and unique that can even be useful to you or to a loved one.
For all its sweetness, one cup of pineapple chunks contains only 82 calories. Pineapples are also fat-free, cholesterol-free and low in sodium. Not surprisingly, they do contain sugar, with 16 grams per cup.
“Due to a complex mixture of substances that can be extracted from the core of the pineapple, well known as bromelain, pineapples can help reduce severe inflammation … and can reduce tumor growth,” Flores said. A variety of studies have indicated that bromelain may be helpful in treating osteoarthritis, though more research is needed.
Excessive inflammation is often associated with cancer, and according to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, bromelain and other proteolytic enzymes have been shown to increase the survival rates of animals with various tumors. There is not yet, however, clinical evidence to show that such results will happen in humans.