At the time of my diagnosis, I could not speak and could only make sounds and screams. I for example would scream at the fridge and my mom would figure out that I was hungry. It got really difficult because I would scream for hours because my mom wouldn’t know what I wanted. I would also have frequent meltdowns where I would bang my head on the wall along with screaming and crying. To this day I can’t recall what made me so upset. My mom was the only person who could touch me and I would freak out if anyone else
wiggle my toes and fingers but my body wouldn’t budge. It felt as if there something weighting
“Holy Cow, An Indian Adventure,” by Sarah MacDonald, is a book written describing Sarah’s experience living in India. She goes through many tough times and endures life changing experiences that eventually make her the person she is meant to be. In this book Sarah relates India to western perspective several
How Epilepsy Changed My Life Gilbert Lutes Essay ENGL 121 10/15/12 Writing Assignment When I was just seven-years old, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. I’d been having small and frequent seizures my entire life without ever knowing of it until one day when I was shelling walnuts in front of the fireplace. Everything I ever knew was being stripped away from me. I no longer had control over any of the muscles in my body, my ability to speak, my actions, nor my sight. All I could do was relax and wait for my brain to catch up and regain control over my body. My life has been changed by epilepsy, but I will never let it control my life.
I also felt scared and very worried about Mrs Bee, however, I mentally told myself to remain calm and composed, and gently support Mrs Bee through whatever she was experiencing. Concerns arose as I thought about what may have happened had I panicked externally, distressing Mrs Bee or had she fallen as a result of her tremor. After speaking to the registered nurse I felt a bit incompetent for not being able to identify the condition or symptoms, nevertheless I felt as though I handled the situation well and by remaining calm this eased Mrs Bee through her tremor. Lastly, I felt intrigued and curious about the cause, symptoms, and treatment options for essential tremors, and wanted to research this further.
I will be talking about a time in my life that was not easy that i had to go through. When I was around age 5 my mom noticed a lot of twitching and blinking of my eyes she was worried and had no idea what it was, so she took me to the doctor. They said I had focal seizures, as a little kid you don’t really understand or know how to feel. But I could just remember my mom constantly worried about me. The reason behind me having these seizures, was when I was born there was a part on my lower brain that didn’t form so it left scar tissue and was causing them. But at the time we were still living in Texas the doctors tried multiple surgeries, but none of them helped so we moved to Tennessee for better doctoring. That’s when I started going to Vanderbilt and ever since then it’s been a journey.
My doctor told me this disease was passed down from my mom, she got it from her mom, her mom got it from my great grandmother, and so on. When the mutation gets passed down each generation, the CTG in the DNA expands even more which causes the symptoms to be more severe. When my doctor saw fear in my face, she reassured me that there are therapies to treat the disease even though there isn’t cure. Ever since that day, two hours of two days out of each week has been dedicated to helping me cope with this disease. On Mondays, I attend physical therapy which helps me retain and build my strength in specific muscles, hands and arms. Thursdays, I attend occupational therapy which builds on top of physical therapy by helping me use my learned skills and apply them to everyday things such as chores. There are therapies to help with physically but not emotionally. Over time my face has become droopy due to the weakening of my facial muscles. I am comfortable with myself, however when people see me, I can’t help to notice that they stare at me. Everyday with MMD seems to be an obstacle, but I know I’ll overcome
The United States and India are very similar and different in various areas of life. These subsections describe their similarities and differences in a concise fashion.
Dystonia is a disorder that affects more than 300,000 people in the United States. It’s a complex disorder that involves varied neurological movement and involuntary muscle contractions. Unfortunately, dystonia isn’t just subjected to people of a certain age or race which means it can affect just about anyone. The good news is that it isn’t as life threatening as many other disorders, but it can seriously impact someone’s life by making it hard to partake in simple daily functions. This disorder causes people to be embarrassed, which is what really can affect those that are affected.
Matthew Quick Parkinson’s disease is a disease that affects the way a person moves. Movement for a parkinson’s sufferer can be slow and shaky. There are different types of parkinson’s, multiple system atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP),normal pressure hydrocephalus and tremors including essential tremors, dystonic tremors, indeterminate tremors and atypical tremors. These tremors are all part of this disease and affect all patients in different ways.
Parkinson's Disease - the chances of a trembling body I have been closely following the news in the past months and I have noted a continuum in the coverage of the medical condition of one person who for many symbolizes the virtues of man, has been associated with the liberation of the minds of people under the communist era, has firmly supported the foundations of the Catholic faith and has been inspiration for many - the current Pope John Paul II. The newspaper photos of his almost expressionless face and the constant trembling hand which have started hindering his public activities and my deep respect to the his achievements made me look into the roots of the Parkinson's disease and its effects on behavior.
Essential tremors, the most common form of tremors, are prevalent at some scale in approximately 98% of the elderly population. This type of tremor becomes more severe with age, rendering simple daily tasks such as cooking and writing very difficult, due to the involuntary movement. With such a large percentage of senior citizens affected, much of the population would benefit from a solution to this issue. Therefore, this study demonstrates an experimental design that has been created to reduce oscillations caused by the tremors, thus increasing hand dexterity in tremor sufferers. To do this, a combination of gyroscopes and weight were made into a glove that patients could wear to counteract movement from the tremor, allowing the patient to
When I arrived at booking this patient has bad tremors, is diaphoretic, and has increased vital signs, I medicated the patient and made sure the patient was given fluids. The officer states he was like this when the other nursed checked him. I checked the chart and on the
Doesn’t Make Any Sense The doctors couldn’t explain it. I refused to indulge the ones who thought they could cure me. It was just a waste of time to listen to them talk about the tests they needed to run, or the things they needed to study. I didn’t know how much time I had left and I certainly wasn’t going to waste it sitting in a hospital room. There would be plenty of time for that later. My parents couldn’t understand why I didn’t want help. I tried to explain to them that the ‘professionals’ didn’t know anything more than we did. In the very beginning they assumed it had something to do with my brain and that made enough sense to me. The doctors saw me as some science experiment they wanted to understand, but I refused. Looking back now, it was my best decision.
INTRODUCTION Hand tremor affects millions of people worldwide. Tremor is defined as an unintended, rhythmic muscle movement. According to Plumb and Bain (2006), tremor is one of the most spread disease among the population of patients diagnosed with movement illnesses (p. 75). This is one of the reasons why medical scientists