Summer vacation, and school ends for about three months, and then you have as much fun as you can, then back to school… right? Well I had to go to summer school, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Everything was going fine, I had a job after summer school, and that was going fine as well. They say that summer is supposed to be fun and exciting, and it usually is for me and my family. However in July my father started coughing up blood. My father usually doesn’t make it his top priority to go to the doctors, so he waited about four weeks until he really didn’t feel good.
What lessons, if any, have we learned from the dust bowl catastrophe—about how human actions, well-intentioned or not, can lead to environmental damage? Is there anything comparable on the horizon today?225). What lessons, if any, have we learned from the dust bowl catastrophe—about how human actions, well-intentioned or not, can lead to environmental damage? Is there anything comparable on the horizon today? Drawing on more contemporary examples of environmental disasters or concerns, write a paper that explores how this debate continues to be timely or that takes a stand on this debate.
Influenza usually spreads around the United States every winter, usually between October and May. It is characterized by a sudden onset of a high fever, headache, cough, sore throat, muscle or body aches, runny or stuffy nose, and fatigue. Most people recover within one to two weeks without requiring any medical treatment. Unlike a cold, the flu comes on more suddenly and usually lasts longer. Most people can get sick with influenza several times during their lives.
I think many can testify to being guilty of brushing off symptoms like a stuffy nose, and the feeling of fatigue as the common cold, treatable by over the counter drugs. We tend to ignore these minor signs of what could possibly be a very dangerous and severe viral infection, this respiratory infection being the influenza virus. Flu activity most often appears between the months of February and May, leading many to believe their symptoms might be caused by allergies. Although symptoms are very similar, the flu can cause epidemics with the deadly outcomes, as the common cold is just a nuisance for us.
A few months ago, I was just beginning the second semester of my junior year and I felt like I was living the life. I had a reliable car, a loving family, and a great group of friends who had my back. However, in late January of that year, my little brother suffered a medical emergency that tested me and my strength as well as that of
It's been two weeks since my grandkids left and I'm already feeling sick. I have to carry the tradition of passing the medicine down to the man of the family, Martin. I have shoved $100 into my boots for my funeral costs. I check to make sure I have all of my stuff and I set out to the nearest bus station. It was a long, Grueling, Two day bus ride to Iowa. But it was all worth it in the end.
Influenza is caused by several viruses known as the A, B and C virus. Sickest will you do if you suffer from the A or B virus, while type C only provides easier flu symptoms. Flu season lasts from mid-December to mid-March. About every 3-4 years is usually a flu outbreak that allows many more suffer and may become seriously ill. Influenza can cause pneumonia.
I am such a good girl, so what have I done to deserve this?” But I realized later on that God was not doing this to punish me, he is doing it because he knows that I can handle it. That is why now I know how to control it and try to prevent my pain crisis from happening. When I was little I would have to go to the hospital so often because I didn’t know how to control the pain, but now I rarely go because I know my limits and I know how to control it. Juggling school and my health has never really been a challenge for me. Even when I would be in the hospital for a week; when I get back to school I would get all my homework and get it done in the time they give me. I would be so backed up, but I know my education is no joke so I would buckle down and get it done. My mom has been my rock through all of it, encouraging me through school and taking me to the hospital at early times in the night just because I don’t feel good. Her being by my side has taught what love and loyalty really is. When I go off to college I will be able to get through it just because of thinking about my mother and how she wants nothing but the best for
My spring break was dissatisfying because I had surgery in one eye, and that meant I wouldn’t be able to exit my house. For example, the day of the surgery, I was nervous since I had never faced anything as terrifying as that. Consequently, I was asleep throughout the surgery, but when I had awakened my entire body hurt. In addition, the medicine the doctor gave me affected me making me vomit everything I tried to eat. After I was in my house, I couldn’t do anything. As a result, the only activities I could accomplish was sleep and watch tv. Most of the time I was sleeping
Smile, happy thoughts, keep your head held high, breathe, that way no one will see your pain. I say this to myself, while I look in the mirror. I run my hand through my short damp hair and finish drying myself, it is 6:30 A.M. and I have about thirty minutes to get ready for school. I hate school, I hate the concept of being told stuff that honestly will serve no purpose in my life. The social suicide and anxiety that comes with school does nothing but drive me to insanity. Suddenly I hear a knock on my door I put on a shirt and finish pulling up my pants as I 'm walking to my door. I open it see my little sister smiling at me telling me it 's time for me to go, she hands me a protein shake and my car keys. I run back in my room grab
At the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009, it felt as though I had ten consecutive sore throat/cold illnesses. As soon as I got well from one, I’d catch another. I think one of them may have been swine flu, as that was around the time of a major epidemic. I was so run down, it seemed, that my immune system didn’t have the means to fight every new strain of the cold virus, or anything else.
In conclusion, My brother had a rough time getting past his illness and he had to stay home from school. But, we knew that he would get better the whole time. Now he is a lot healthier and he has regained all of the weight he had lost. The reason I am writing this is because you should take everything a little bit
The year of 2014 was probably one of the craziest times of my life. I never thought things would go this way. I thought I was going to be living life with my papaw by my side for a long time. I never thought he would just go away so randomly. There were no warning signs, nothing. To this day I still think about everything that happened. I can’t believe he was taken so soon. I realize that God was calling his name, and that it was his time to go. We had so many good memories together, and I wouldn’t trade that for the world. He was the best papaw I have ever had, and it sucks that he is gone.
There is one undeniable fact of life; if you are human, you will get sick. This last week of college has been a trying time for me. After the first two weeks of college having gone with out a hitch, I should have guessed something bad was coming. I managed to get sick, in fact, I have never felt so terrible in my life. My throat was swollen, to the point I could not swallow, my stomach felt as if it were reenacting World War I, and I was over all physically drained. Yet, regardless of how poorly I felt, the world moves on. Everything from, extracurricular activities, classes, my study plan, and life in general, continues to march on in sickness and in health.
Hiding a broken bone is impossible and not very smart. My brother Isaiah and I were having a sleepover with about four of our best friends. As we waited for them to arrive we played one of our usual games, where we jumped off of our bunk bed onto a pile of blankets and pillows pretending to be superhero’s. Isaiah bravely jumped first throwing his arm up imitating Spiderman shooting a web. Being the competitive tomboy I was I bet him I could do that “way better just like the superhero”. I jumped with the spirit of Spiderman in my heart and landed basically on my face, the only thing cushioning my fall, my right arm. An enormous burning sensation engulfed my arm, I knew immediately it was broken. I decided to hide this injury and following that decision was the worst night of my life. The pain was excruciating nothing like I've ever felt before. Sleeping became perilous and the hospital was even more horrifying at night.