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We picked our son up from camp...based on what had happened I was very thankful I was alive to see him. We went home to Nashville and as always I made him a special dinner to celebrate his return home. We had pork tenderloin with a fresh peach salsa and his favorite ice cream. I felt like my throat was tight but blamed it on being a little paranoid. On Sunday morning I made bacon and eggs for breakfast and again felt lightheaded and very strange. Again just thought I was being overly sensitive.
Monday Kirk had to leave for a business trip and I promised to take it easy. I also had my sone there to help. By Monday afternoon I was still not feeling well and called my doctor. They suggested I come in to the office. Once there she gave me another steroid shot (with all the steroids I was hoping I was not going to start growing facial hair and have me voice start changing :) ). She was very concerned and set me up the next morning with the best allergist in Nashville. I went to his office on Tuesday and proceeded to go through the whole story of the things I had happen and also mentioned the tick bite I received in June. (This was now August 5th). He looked at me and said based on my reactions and the foods I had eaten he knew what I had..but he wanted to do blood tests to confirm. They drew a lot of blood and tested me for every known allergen under the sun.
I went home to await the results. On Wednesday I had my usual smoothie for breakfast and started again struggling with throat tightening and feeling faint. My son had been to a movie with a friend. When they dropped him off I told my friend I was not doing well and felt I needed to go to the ER at Vanderbilt. I was talking to my doctors office on the way and they said I needed once again to inject myself with an epipen. My friend pulled over to the side of the road and popped the epi in my leg with all her might (she was making sure it got in me..I could not walk for a weak). We laugh about it now but thankfully she was there and not afraid. We were 30 minutes from Vandy, it was rush hour and knew we would not make it before the epi wore off. We pulled into a church parking lot and called an ambulance. They gave me more Benadryl and steroids on the way. Once again I found myself in the ER, not really knowing what was happening to me.
My doctors decided to admit me to the hospital so they could control the environment I was in until they figured out what was wrong with me. They were going to let me go home on Thursday until I had a reaction to plain chicken and rice? Really? Chicken and rice! I was so upset and confused. So they gave me another round of chicken and rice for dinner...this time no reaction?? On Friday morning I got a call from my allergist...I was diagnosed with Alpha-gal.
Most of the things that a child studies is remembered only if he/she has concentrated during that particular time span. Lack of concentration not only affects the education, but also any area of participation.
Concentration is essential to perform any action effectively. For basic skills like listening, memorizing, recalling etc., concentration is required. When a child studies, it is necessary that he/she doesn’t get distracted and concentrate to remember what is being learnt or studied.
Here are some primary ways by which a child’s concentration can be improved:
TV-series is my one vice, if you can call it that. And I watch a lot of them.
Currently, these are the ones on my list:
I'm cutting back. The three first are "Final season" I'll let those run their natural course. As for the rest, I have decided that I will not be adding on any more series, but will I be quitting some without them ending naturally? At the moment - no.
“My Cute Girlfriend that Don’t Know Me”
They paint on the mountaintops.
They paint the stars,
but I’ll be living here
reaching for your sky.
The viet food trend seems to be catching on here as I can see NamNam at Dhoby Ghaut with many diners at each table each time i passed by.
Also happened to chance upon another great restaurant Wrap & Roll at Ion Orchard that allows you to wrap your own prawn rice skin wrapping dish... ( forgot the name ). The first time I see a restaurant that allows you to wrap it on your own, pretty cool i must say and the pork is delicious !
You just have to try it and I usually dislike the leafy taste in this prawn rice roll but theirs is pretty all right not too strong.
I believe the grilled pork rice should be pretty decent as well and will go try it the next time i visit the place. They also have a branch at Star Vista at Buona Vista so go try if you are nearby.
So, I went to the dentist today. Do you even consider dentists really doctors? I don't know.
I went to the dentist and guess who has five cavities? Yep, this girl right here. I am not thrilled, but what can I expect. When you puke several times a day, it is only a matter of time until your teeth are destroyed.
The dentist gave me the normal lecture that I hear annually. However, it was a bit different this year. You see, over the last year my eating disorder has really gotten crazy in the realm of purging. I go through phases, and that is just where I am.
The acid has created decalcification on my teeth, which are little white spots that appear almost opaque. This is a common sign of an eating disorder, however my dentist is not aware of that. Which I have to say I am very thankful for.
Currently, I am really into the BBC and their shows. If you haven't seen some of their shows or don't live in the UK (don't worry, I don't either) then you should at least see if these shows play where you live.:
Currently in hiatus (the 3rd season airs in January) Sherlock is a masterpiece remake of the classic Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Arthur Conan Doyle. Created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, each series contains 3 episodes lasting an hour and a half. Nominated for many awards including Emmy's and BAFTA's, the series stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson. Each episode contains excellent production values, writing, acting and directing. My personal favourite episode is "A Scandal in Belgravia" the first episode of season 2. It involves as salaciously acted Irene Adler played by Lara Pulver who stuns as the evil villain for the episode who somehow makes the audience root for her in the end.
Check out the Sherlock BBC site!
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Titles are very important and should give visitors a quick glance at what's in the content of the page and why it's relevant to their search.
Moz.com does some really cool annual research where they study all sorts of ranking factors relating to search engine optimization and then post the results. One of the factors they consider is the site title and their recommendation for the structure of a title is:
Primary Keyword - Secondary Keyword | Brand Name
Today I got to meet my new counsellor. This is the free 'fresh start' cousellor that is supplied by the NHS (for non uk readers the NHS is like Obama Care without the insurance payments or Government shutdown)
Now firstly I would not want anyone to think that I am ungrateful or quick to judge. Free health care is hugely important, and as a public servant myself, I understand that often it is the system and red tape around you which prevents any real difference you can make.
But today I went with some trepidation. The thought of opening up to a stranger, about feelings, fears, insecurities...well to be honest its simply not British!
I had visions of either being made to lay on a long leather couch while someone with a sooting voice tried to relate all my problems to a difficult childhood. Or Hannibal Lector and my liver would end up as a side dish to a bottle of wine.
It was neither, in fact I never even made it inside the door.