Monday April 17, 2017

Happy Easter to everyone. Hope that you had a good relation with the Easter bunny and enjoyed an all around happy day.

Easter

Easter is the second best-selling candy holiday in America, after Halloween. Among the most popular sweet treats associated with this day are chocolate eggs, which date back to early 19th century Europe. Eggs have long been associated with Easter as a symbol of new life and Jesus’ resurrection.

For the past decade, the top-selling non-chocolate Easter candy has been the marshmallow Peep, a sugary, pastel-colored confection. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based candy manufacturer Just Born (founded by Russian immigrant Sam Born in 1923) began selling Peeps in the 1950s. The original Peeps were handmade, marshmallow-flavored yellow chicks, but other shapes and flavors were later introduced, including chocolate mousse bunnies.


Saturday April 15, 2017

The following, link, is interesting information from the Mayo Clinic.

Full URL: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peripheral-neuropathy/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20205118

Treatment goals are to manage the condition causing your neuropathy and to relieve symptoms. If your lab tests indicate no underlying condition, your doctor might recommend watchful waiting to see if your neuropathy improves.

Medications

Besides medications used to treat conditions associated with peripheral neuropathy, medications used to relieve peripheral neuropathy signs and symptoms include:

  • Pain relievers. Over-the-counter pain medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, can relieve mild symptoms. For more-severe symptoms, your doctor might prescribe painkillers.

    Medications containing opioids, such as tramadol (Conzip, Ultram) or oxycodone (Oxycontin, Roxicodone, others), can lead to dependence and addiction, so these drugs generally are prescribed only when other treatments fail.

  • Anti-seizure medications. Medications such as gabapentin (Gralise, Neurontin) and pregabalin (Lyrica), developed to treat epilepsy, may relieve nerve pain. Side effects can include drowsiness and dizziness.
  • Topical treatments. Capsaicin cream, which contains a substance found in hot peppers, can cause modest improvements in peripheral neuropathy symptoms. You might have skin burning and irritation where you apply the cream, but this usually lessens over time. Some people, however, can't tolerate it.

    Lidocaine patches are another treatment you apply to your skin that might offer pain relief. Side effects can include drowsiness, dizziness and numbness at the site of the patch.

  • Antidepressants. Certain tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, doxepin and nortriptyline (Pamelor), have been found to help relieve pain by interfering with chemical processes in your brain and spinal cord that cause you to feel pain.

    The serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor duloxetine (Cymbalta) and the extended-release antidepressant venlafaxine (Effexor XR) also might ease the pain of peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes. Side effects may include dry mouth, nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, decreased appetite and constipation.

Therapies

Various therapies and procedures might help ease the signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Electrodes placed on the skin deliver a gentle electric current at varying frequencies. TENS should be applied for 30 minutes daily for about a month.
  • Plasma exchange and intravenous immune globulin. These procedures, which help suppress immune system activity, might benefit people with certain inflammatory conditions.

    Plasma exchange involves removing your blood, then removing antibodies and other proteins from the blood and returning the blood to your body. In immune globulin therapy, you receive high levels of proteins that work as antibodies (immunoglobulins).

  • Physical therapy. If you have muscle weakness, physical therapy can help improve your movements. You may also need hand or foot braces, a cane, a walker, or a wheelchair.
  • Surgery. If you have neuropathies caused by pressure on nerves, such as pressure from tumors, you might need surgery to reduce the pressure.

Alternative medicine

Some people with peripheral neuropathy try complementary treatments for relief. Although researchers haven't studied these techniques as thoroughly as they have most medications, the following therapies have shown some promise:

  • Acupuncture. Inserting thin needles into various points on your body might reduce peripheral neuropathy symptoms. You might need multiple sessions before you notice improvement. Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a certified practitioner using sterile needles.
  • Alpha-lipoic acid. This has been used as a treatment for peripheral neuropathy in Europe for years. Discuss using alpha-lipoic acid with your doctor because it can affect blood sugar levels. Other side effects can include stomach upset and skin rash.
  • Herbs. Certain herbs, such as evening primrose oil, might help reduce neuropathy pain in people with diabetes. Some herbs interact with medications, so discuss herbs you're considering with your doctor.
  • Amino acids. Amino acids, such as acetyl-L-carnitine, might benefit people who have undergone chemotherapy and people with diabetes. Side effects might include nausea and vomiting.

Thursday April 5, 2017

Top 5 Nerve Pain Supplements of 2017: Which Brands Think You're Stupid?

Go to this site for information that may be helpful to those suffering with Peripheral Neuropathy.

http://www.nerveremedyreviews.com/#top2

Tuesday March 14, 2017

More on Peripheral Neuropathy

Symptoms and causes

Symptoms

Every nerve in your peripheral system has a specific function, so symptoms depend on the type of nerves affected. Nerves are classified into:

  • Sensory nerves that receive sensation, such as temperature, pain, vibration or touch, from the skin
  • Motor nerves that control muscle movement
  • Autonomic nerves that control functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, digestion and bladder

Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy might include:

  • Gradual onset of numbness, prickling or tingling in your feet or hands, which can spread upward into your legs and arms
  • Sharp, jabbing, throbbing, freezing or burning pain
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Lack of coordination and falling
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis if motor nerves are affected

If autonomic nerves are affected, signs and symptoms might include:

  • Heat intolerance and altered sweating
  • Bowel, bladder or digestive problems
  • Changes in blood pressure, causing dizziness or lightheadedness

Peripheral neuropathy can affect one nerve (mononeuropathy), two or more nerves in different areas (multiple mononeuropathy) or many nerves (polyneuropathy). Carpal tunnel syndrome is an example of mononeuropathy. Most people with peripheral neuropathy have polyneuropathy.

When to see a doctor

Seek medical care right away if you notice unusual tingling, weakness or pain in your hands or feet. Early diagnosis and treatment offer the best chance for controlling your symptoms and preventing further damage to your peripheral nerves.

 

Causes

Not a single disease, peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage caused by a number of conditions. Causes of neuropathies include:

 


Friday March 3, 2017

An Effort to Clarify Last Few Reports

Obviously I am no scholar so my explanation(s) may go wanting. The word I used below, "litness", is not correct for my intended meaning; (I added this statement(s) to clarify what actually happened some days after the fact...) actually, according to Merriam-Webster, it (litness) is not even a word. The word "lit" is a word according to Merriam-Webster and others. The word, "litmus", is more closely aligned to what I intended to allude to. As I search a little further I am finding some interesting writing about the thought. It includes the word, vet or vetting, and it is a little lacking in circumspect to say the least.

Having said that I need to complain about this being March already! How long are we going to put up with this speeding universe? Is there no speed limit? I am absolutely not ready for March; in fact I think we are several years off what the correct date should be and I am thinking something more like 1995 or so..... but here we are.

Too, there has been an issue with the host of this website, Gate.com, they had me shut down. They did the same thing last year I believe but when I called this time they were able to get me back running quickly. T think the problem is with the billing; I had a credit card due to expire soon or had already expired and that may have been the underlying cause although there is no indication of that on the host site or in my account information.

I want to add more content on the health issues and will attempt to get something of value going in that category right away.


Sunday February 19, 2017

More on Words and later on Health

So I got a little off base on what I thought was a 'litness test' and I thought that was about checking a persons background to see if they are suitable for a particular job or task; similar or the same as is "vetting" and I only know "vetting" because it is used so frequently in the political arena.


Saturday February 11, 2017

A Little More on Health

Once again I have let this page go without attention for too long.

I have begun to have more health issues; So far in my life I have been very fortunate with my health but apparently that too is going to fit in the "nothing lasts forever" category. So for now I will post a few things from time to time that I have read and see how it goes.

What Does It Mean When My Heart Skips a Beat?

"Why does my heart skip a crazy beat?" Maybe it’s love, like Diana Ross sings about.

Most of the time, a fast-beating, pounding, or skipping heart isn't reason to worry. But sometimes these palpitations can be signs of trouble.

Many say a palpitation feels like a heaviness in the chest, head, or even the neck. Sometimes there’s a flip-flopping in the chest, or the heart may stop or skip for a brief second.

Do You Need to Call 911?

The answer is yes when you're also having shortness of breath, severe chest pain, heavy sweating, and dizziness, or you feel like you're going to pass out. You might be having a heart attack.

Don't drive yourself to the hospital. Let the ambulance come to you. Paramedics can begin treatment as soon as they arrive. You’all get help sooner than if you go to the ER on your own.

Do You Need to See a Doctor?

Yes, if your pulse is more than 100 beats per minute and you've not been exercising and don't have a fever.

Yes, too, if you have:

Could It Be AFib?

Possibly. Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat.

Cells in your heart make electric signals that cause your ticker to pump at a regular pace.

If you have AFib, your heart's two small upper chambers (the atria) don't beat normally. Instead they beat too fast, with the electric signals triggered from different parts of the chambers. That causes a rapid thumping in your chest. You may also have dizziness, sweating, chest pain, or shortness of breath. Or, you might not have any symptoms.

You can manage AFib with your doctor's help. But if you don't get it treated, you’re at risk for a serious blood clot or a stroke.

Ask your doctor to check you for the condition if you think you might have it.


Friday January 20, 2017

Peripheral Neuropathy

Neuropathy is the term used to describe a problem with the nerves, usually the 'peripheral nerves' as opposed to the 'central nervous system' (the brain and spinal cord). Neuropathy is seen with a number of different underlying medical conditions. Mar 18, 2016. Peripheral: Situated away from the center, as opposed to centrally located. For example, peripheral vision means the type of vision that allows one to see objects that are not in the center of one's visual field. The word "peripheral" comes from the Greek "peripheria" ("peri-", around or about + "pherein", to bear, carry). An IV (intravenous) catheter is a peripheral line.


Thursday January 19, 2017

Slow Moving Group Here

I would really like to report on some new ideas and intended progress but so far I have been unable to get a reasonable direction formulated.

I wanted to add some content tonight but it will not happen. I simply ran out of time. I will find a way to eliminate that from happening at some time in the not distant future.

It bothers me immensely that I cannot solve the problem of my FTP failing to connect using my standard (Charter/Spectrum) ip. I have to go to another machine to connect to my website that is hosted on Gate.com.


Friday January 13, 2017

Friday the 13th it is.

Time is quickly passing as per usual and I am making only a small amount of progress. Of course it would surely be helpful if I knew where I was going. Yes, I do realize that is a sad statement to make and I really would rather not admit to the fact but none the less there it is.

I am working on getting all my page links to work as designed. Also noted I have set up a new format/theme/layout with the three column spread and I am working on making the site responsive. I have a lot to learn and even though I can say I once knew a lot more than I can grasp right now I am just hoping that previous studies will make the relearning a little faster.

Clemson kept pounding away and finally won a really good contest. I did not see the game as I forgot what day I was living in but I heard and read that it was indeed an excellent game; I think the final score (with only one second remaining) put Clemson on top at 35 to 31 but please don't take my word for it as I may be wrong.


Wednesday January 4, 2017

First post of 2017

This past year has literally flown by in my world. What can one say? Welcome to 2017 and I do wish everyone all the best.

Our new congress is in session and operating and we wish and hope that good things happen there. The new administration is only 2 more weeks away officially but seemingly pretty much in force already; there too we wish all the best and hope that this is a good move for America.

Lots of football been taking place and the bid for NCAA # 1 will be decided next Monday the 9th between the same two contestants as was in the last contest, Alabama and Clemson, two fine teams.


How to use this document

Therin lies the problem!


Saturday February 9, 2013...


Top 10 English language oddities

07.12.2007
 

1. “Bookkeeper” is the only word that has three consecutive doubled letters.

2. The two longest words with only one of the six vowels including y are the 15-letter defenselessness and respectlessness.

3. “Forty” is the only number which has its letters in alphabetical order. “One” is the only number with its letters in reverse alphabetical order.

4. The superlatively long word honorificabilitudinitatibus (27 letters) alternates consonants and vowels.

5. Antidisestablishmentarianism listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, was considered the longest English word for quite a long time, but today the medical term pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is usually considered to have the title, despite the fact that it was coined to provide an answer to the question ‘What is the longest English word?’.

6. “The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in English.

7. There is only one common word in English that has five vowels in a row: queueing.

8. The two longest words with only one of the six vowels including y are the 15-letter defenselessness and respectlessness.

9. “Asthma” and “isthmi” are the only six-letter words that begin and end with a vowel and have no other vowels between.

10 “Rhythms” is the longest English word without the normal vowels, a, e, i, o, or u.

Source: listverse.com


Monday March 14, 2016:

More on the Jekyll Island Book

The Creature From Jekyll Island

This book is quite large and covers a lot of history. The author makes compelling arguments and comparisons of current and historical events. I have not read the text but have it as an audio-book and I have listened to it at least three times and it is a 24 hour recording. If you are interested it is on Audible.

It is my belief that one should view everything with guarded skepticism. I have been around long enough (really) to have learned something you may or may not have considered, "everyone lies". Hey I just said above that I believed you should view everything with some skepticism, if I believe that everyone lies, and I would bet a whole bunch on it, then of course you must understand that I too can, could and have lied. Enough of that, the point being that we can never believe everything we read, hear, or even see; rest assured that we, each and everyone of us, are charged with doing our own due diligence, so to speak, in all matters.

Oh, as to my editing of the website I have made a little progress but it may be a bit difficult to see. It is a work in progress and I will continue I hope. Most at fault are my drop-down menus above. I am slow at relearning about how to code some of these things and I just hope I am able to eventually prevail. Probably I am the only person that really gives a hoot.

I have a friend who, as a serious hobby, keeps track of the rain for our area; he tells me that we are nearing the 23 inch mark and I think he says that is since October 2015 working on six months and the 23 inch number is what we believe is the expected "average" rainfall for our area specifically Arroyo Grande, California. Please don't quote me or take as gospel the 23 inch number as I am pulling it from my memory and that is stored in a very crowed traffic area and could be totally wrong.


Reuters
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen denied she was constrained by the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank’s recent easing moves.

Instructions

I am really mixing up content right now but I think I will be able to make it flow some in due course.

How to use this document

Be aware that the CSS for these layouts is heavily commented. If you do most of your work in Design view, have a peek at the code to get tips on working with the CSS for the fixed layouts. You can remove these comments before you launch your site. To learn more about the techniques used in these CSS Layouts, read this article at Adobe's Developer Center - http://www.adobe.com/go/adc_css_layouts.

Clearing Method

Because all the columns are floated, this layout uses a clear:both declaration in the footer rule. This clearing technique forces the .container to understand where the columns end in order to show any borders or background colors you place on the .container. If your design requires you to remove the footer from the .container, you'll need to use a different clearing method. The most reliable will be to add a <br class="clearfloat" /> or <div class="clearfloat"></div> after your final floated column (but before the .container closes). This will have the same clearing effect.

Logo Replacement

An image placeholder was used in this layout in the header where you'll likely want to place a logo. It is recommended that you remove the placeholder and replace it with your own linked logo.

Be aware that if you use the Property inspector to navigate to your logo image using the SRC field (instead of removing and replacing the placeholder), you should remove the inline background and display properties. These inline styles are only used to make the logo placeholder show up in browsers for demonstration purposes.

To remove the inline styles, make sure your CSS Styles panel is set to Current. Select the image, and in the Properties pane of the CSS Styles panel, right click and delete the display and background properties. (Of course, you can always go directly into the code and delete the inline styles from the image or placeholder there.)