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Please tell me, could you go from chemo to life suport?

Please tell me, could you go from chemo to life suport?

Supportive?: I do not understand your question. Do you mean supportive therapy as in Hospice care? When and if chemotherapy fails, a patient can opt to focus on comfort. This is a perfectly acceptable decision but should not be made in haste. If this is not what you were asking, please clarify. ...Read more

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Supported housing what's it like?

Supported housing what's it like?

I don't think so: Your psychiatrist proboably has some concerns about you in your current living situation and wants you to move to a place where you can get additional support. Discuss your concerns with your psychiatrist so she or he can clarify his decision for you. If you still have doubts seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Supported housing what's it like? The projects?

Supported housing what's it like? The projects?

Supportive housing: Is a combination of housing with services that can assist people who have problems like mental health illnesses, drug addiction, alcoholism etc. ...Read more

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What supports the spine after a microdiskectomy?

What supports the spine after a microdiskectomy?

Disks and facets: The remaining disk as well as the facet joints of the posterior spine support the spine after microdiskectomy. ...Read more

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What supports the vertebrae after a microdiscectomy?

What supports the vertebrae after a microdiscectomy?

Microdiscectomy: During a micro discectomy only a very small portion of the disc is removed. The outer portion of the disc known as the annulus remains almost completely intact. There are also joints, ligaments, and muscles around the spine which help to support it. ...Read more

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What supports the vertebrae after a microdiscectomy?

What supports the vertebrae after a microdiscectomy?

Microdiscectomy: During a micro discectomy only a very small portion of the disc is removed. The outer portion of the disc known as the annulus remains almost completely intact. There are also joints, ligaments, and muscles around the spine which help to support it. ...Read more

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Is there any rol or suport of testis in erection?

Is there any rol or suport of testis in erection?

Not really: This is not the reason you have weak erections and has never been shown to increase erectile potential. ...Read more

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What is the 12 step program support?

What is the 12 step program support?

Addiction treatment: The FREE 12-step program is the keystone for AA and other substance abuse programs for helping to recover from addiction and stay sober. It was begun by recovering alcoholics and has been amazingly successful. Some say AA has the same success rate as medical rehab programs. See https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Twelve-step_program#History ...Read more

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What is positive behavior support for?

What is positive behavior support for?

Applied behaviorism: Pbs involves changing situations and events (reinforcers) that people with problem behaviors experience in order to decrease problem behaviors. The approach focuses on increasing the quality of social, personal, and professional engagements in people's lives. ...Read more

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What organizations support disabled children?

What organizations support disabled children?

UCP: United cerebral palsy is a great resource central and help all children with disabilities, not just cerebral palsy. They would be a great resource for you and your child. ...Read more

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What if I need support in between aa meetings?

What if I need support in between aa meetings?

See below: Could go to more meeting, there is not a limit. Also individual counseling could be very helpful. If struggling with cravings or mood, see your doctor. Medications can be helpful as well. They can all complement each other. Good luck and keep up the good work. ...Read more

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How are support workers for the disabled trained?

Vocational programs: Persons wanting to learn how to help disabled persons, from a health perspective, probably get trained as nursing aides or nursing assistants. These are vocational programs, many times offered by schools that also train medical assistants. ...Read more

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Just wanted to thank you all for your support and answers :)?

Oh, my!: Thank you so much for saying this. You're very welcome! I've met many fine colleagues here, and most seem to enjoy contributing. I'm glad our efforts are making a difference. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What supports the trachea?

What supports the trachea?

Cartilage: There are rings of cartilage on the anterior (front) side of the trachea that support it. ...Read more

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How can I find caregiver support?

How can I find caregiver support?

Caregiver exhaustion: Your local newspaper or hospital should be able to provide you with local caregiver support groups list and meetings calendar. ...Read more

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What good will a support group do?

What good will a support group do?

Strength in numbers: Support groups can be an important aspect of the recovery process. They are one of the many approaches to a myriad of problems, but especially addiction and recovery. We can't be strong every day, sometimes we need support and the strength of others. ...Read more

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Will support bra prevent drooping?

Will support bra prevent drooping?

Yes: Breast droop or ptosis can be caused by many factors but the long term influence of gravity (especially in larger breasted women) is a significant contributor to breast sag. Wearing a bra that supports the breast through the day will certainly decrease the strain on the tissues and help maintain breast shape and position on the chest. ...Read more

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When is someone put on life support?

When is someone put on life support?

Support itself: This occurs when the body either as a whole or in large part cannot support itself, either from old age, catastrophic motor vehicle accident, drug dependence, or life threatening disease, among other things. ...Read more

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Could I go from chemo to life suport?

Could I go from chemo to life suport?

It depends: It depends on what kind of Cancer you have and what all has been done for you already. If the chemotherapy has been fully utilized, then it is good to switch over to Palliative care. Life support means different things to different folks. You should seek a palliative care specialist. ...Read more

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How can quercetin help support immunity?

How can quercetin help support immunity?

Quercetin: Flavonoids, such as quercetin, are antioxidants -- they scavenge damaging particles in the body known as free radicals, which damage cell membranes, tamper with dna, and even cause cell death. Antioxidants can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause. ...Read more

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How can I support my anorexic friend (s)?

How can I support my anorexic friend (s)?

Go w them for help: Encourage them to seek help; go w them if necessary.
Encourage contact w dietician to establish healthy eating. ...Read more

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Nutrition support for patient s/p Whipple.

Nutrition support for patient s/p Whipple.

Short term;long term: If no j-tube (feeding tube), oral diet will be started with clear liquids & slowly advance to solid food. Eating small, frequent (6-8) meals is usually a good idea as is avoiding greasy and fried foods. Gradually increase raw fruits and vegetables. 8-10 cups water/day, but limit liquids with meals. Consider high calorie beverages: smoothies/supplement drinks. Pancreatic enzymes/vits may be needed ...Read more

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Why doesn't everyone support organ donation?

Why doesn't everyone support organ donation?

Organ donation: Unfortunately there are many people who feel that organ donation is not a transparent process and the medical profession would prefer to allow some to die in order to recover their organs to transplant into others. In fact this is the farthest from the truth, but urban myths and stories abound that give many false impressions. Better education will help clear the myths and more lives will be saved. ...Read more

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How can you support someone who is suicidal?

See below: You can watch the person 24/7/365. If the person is suicidal, they need to be evaluated properly -- you can take the person to the nearest emergency room or call 911. Once in the er, s/he will undergo a psych. Eval. You will also need to take care of yourself -- as supporting someone who is suicidal requires a lot of emotional strength. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can my friends support me with leukemia?

How can my friends support me with leukemia?

Talk / Positive: I liked this link about what to say/not say...
http://ow. Ly/6brho

1) what is the stupidest thing anyone ever said to you when they found out you had cancer?

2) member4039: positive things to ask a cancer patient:
"what can I do? " or
"do you feel like talking? " or
"would you like company? ". ...Read more

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Are there support groups for pick's disease?

See below: These websites below might serve as a starting point. Good luck!

http://www. Ftdsg. Org/index. Htm__

http://www. Theaftd. Org/. ...Read more

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Do people recover from being on life support?

People do not seem: Comfortable with your question. Often people do not make it despite the valiant efforts of physicians to save their lives. If someone you know is on life support, speak the doctors to find out the prognosis. Doctors are human and have a tough time accepting when they can't save someone. Sometimes palliative care is all they can do, to keep the person comfortable with loved ones at their side. ...Read more

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How can I support someone who abuses alochol?

How can I support someone who abuses alochol?

Take care of YOU: This may sound counterintuitive, but the best thing is to take care of your own behavior first. Some people equate "helping" with trying to control the alcoholic's behavior, or his/her access to alcohol. This can lead to over-focus on what the alcoholic is doing. Attending al-anon, the group for families and friends of alcoholics, can help you balance this. Http://www. Al-anon. Alateen. Org/. ...Read more

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How should I support someone who may go blind?

How should I support someone who may go blind?

Support for blind: On a personal level, loss of vision is a grieving process, and any acts of friendship and support will help. Help with transportation, reading mail and paying bills, and shopping are common needs. There are social services available to help, as well as state and private organizations to help with needs of the visually handicapped. Social workers can help people get plugged into these services. ...Read more