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How not to die from a DVT

We very sadly recently lost a member, who died as a result of a deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. A DVT is a clot that forms in the leg, but then travels in the circulation and blocks off a narrower blood vessel somewhere else in the body. 488 more words


"On Immobility and Poverty in Divided Bengal" by Prof Joya Chatterji

Yesterday I attended a talk on the above mentioned topic, delivered by none other than Professor Joya Chatterji, presently a Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge. 550 more words


Trauma Responses - Tonic Immobility

We all know the common trauma responses of flight, fight and freeze. These are all hyper-vigilant responses. Today I learned a little about Tonic Immobility in humans being a hypo-vigilant response. 63 more words

Does watching TV kill you or just an indicator for a sedentary life?

QPR fans don’t even get to jump up and celebrate often

People who spend more than 5 hours a day watching television appear to be at an increased risk of suffering fatal pulmonary embolism…

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Less scary when it all gets broken down into pieces

So, last night I was at my very end. I’d had a long and very tiring week, and my spouse has been out of commission with their back out. 819 more words

Personal Experiences With TBI


Terrify: v. to fear so extremely that one is frequently physically stopped and unable to move


Scared stiff is a common slang expression for what being terrified feels like and it is usually a fear so extreme that you are at least temporarily frozen with inactivity not knowing immediately what to do next. 80 more words

Common Sense

'Blanking', aka 'Getting Stuck' Plan of Action

For me, one of the most destructive symptoms (and aggravators) of depression is immobility. I sometimes have so much to do that I do nothing. I’ve sat for hours thinking about how I needed the toilet, but not gone because to do that I’d have to stand up and I was hungry anyway and I also had coursework to do (which I wasn’t doing either) and I hadn’t even figured out the meaning of life yet. 425 more words