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Post-op progress report No 1: Biting off more than I can chew

I realised I’d bitten off more than I could chew when I found myself on my back on the living room floor, unable to get up, with no-one in the house to help. 828 more words

Breast Cancer

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