Getting my gallbladder out today after a Sunday morning attack and discovering I have gallstones. Happy to stop this abdominal pain sooner rather than later. Wish me luck 👍🏥 #surgery#hospitalstay#day3#transferpatient
Simple ways to boost your happiness while you study
Here are several different things you can do:
1. Incorporate physical movement into your study breaks
The best gift you can give your mind is exercise. Research shows exercise sharpens our thinking, boosts our creativity and lifts out mood.
2. Don’t compare
It’s best not to compare. Usually when you compare your grades, looks or circumstances to others, you just end up feeling bad.
Instead you want to aim to focus on your own performance and progress.
3. Set the bar low
Shorten your list. Make it no bigger than 3 items on a post-it note.
Now I’m not saying you shouldn’t be ambitious but if you have a huge list that is impossible to get through you’re only going to feel frustrated at the end of the day. You also run the risk of spreading your attention too thin.
4. Practice Gratitude
Gratitude is the act of looking for the good in situations.
So ask yourself this: What are 3 good things that happened today?
Ask yourself this question everyday for a month and see how you go. You may just be surprised how this simple exercise shifts your perspective.
5. Go natural (cut out processed foods)
Before studying, stick to eating natural, healthy snacks (vegetable sticks with hummus, fruit toast, fresh fruit, etc). #doctor#medlife#medicalstudent#medstudents#medicine#medical#health#doctors#medschool#medstudent#healthcare#futuredoctor#scientist#study#hospitalstay
Yesterday was a not supposed to go this way. We ended up at Urgent Care because C was having severe abdominal pain that just intensified when we were at the grocery store.
I thought appendicitis at first and then maybe constipation in my not so overreacting mind 😬
We spent several hours at urgent care and then got sent to spend the night in the hospital for some IV fluids and observation.
Turns out she was just dehydrated (somehow!) and her system just needed a reset with some IV fluids because she is doing well this morning and has been told she can go home!! We are very grateful for all the prayers we received. The power of prayer always amazes me! Thanks be to God and to all our prayer warriors!! ““Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God...”
John 14:1 NLT
In the 'our time in hospital series' parents share their stories and also their tips and advice for when you find yourself in this awful situation. You are not alone. Read Rebecca's story, link in profile.
Preparing for a hospital stay can be daunting. Is there anything you've found important to remember to pack in your hospital bags - useful items or comforting things?
I love this man right here. He is my rock through all this crap im dealing with. He has been asleep since 5pm today, an im not waking him to help me, just having the nurses do it, cause he has not had any really sleep since i had my surgery do to waiting on me hand an foot. And watching over me when i slept scared something bad would happen to me. I dont know what id do without him. I love u babe. Thank u for everything. Just wanted everyone to know im being well taking care of. An this hospital is amazing an so r their staff..Blessed😴💋#sickgirlproblems#SMASyndrome#hospitalstay#mylover#myrock#fightlikeagirl#onedayatatime
I went through the scariest thing in my life - my four month old had open heart surgery. What I learned is exactly this - we go through wars in our lives and come out as brave warriors on the other side. My little #heartbaby is a #fighter#stereotypebreaker#goalcrusher and #warrior .
#flashback to a year ago when I ended up the hospital after my gallbladder surgery! #ripgalbladder
They successfully removed my gallbladder but failed to get all of the stones out of my duct. I knew as soon as I had the pains that I needed to go to the ER ASAP. Honestly, it's the only time I have done that. Usually, I'm dying and saying "No, no, I'm totally fine. Everything is fine." 😫But I knew I wasn't supposed to have that pain anymore. .
After a three day stay and an ERCP, I learned I have developed some anxiety about hospitals. I also learned my attitude drops severely when I haven't eaten in 48 hours. Oh wait, I knew that. I'll just remind the nurses to check my blood sugar next time. 😑
Team No More Hospital Stays!