Friday, December 27, 2013

On Hearing Aids and Other Top-Notch Products Search

Hearing loss can come about for many different reasons. Perhaps you were in the military and you suffered it because of the loud noises of combat, such as guns firing at close range and grenades or bombs going off. Maybe you worked in a factory, and the constant exposure to a high amount of noise, never being reduced at all while you were on shift, caused the hearing loss. Regardless of the reason, you can be sure that this is something that has had a profound and dramatic impact on your life, just as it did for others who are in the same position.

Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to help with your hearing loss. To some degree, you need to concentrate on making sure that it does not get any worse. If you are a hunter, make sure that you wear hearing protection whenever you are shooting your gun. If you work in your shop, use it whenever you use power tools. This is a problem that can get worse all of your life if you do not do anything to prevent it, so taking the right steps can help you tremendously.

Another thing to do is to look into different hearing aids that you can wear. Some people need to wear them all of the time, while others just wear them when they are out in public or when they are doing something - like driving a car - for which perfect hearing is necessary. There are many types of aids that you can choose from, and your doctor can help you decide if you are not sure which ones would be best for you. As you look for the best company to buy the aids from, though, there are a few things that you should keep in mind.

First off, you want them to have a great rating with the BBB. This organization is your first line of defense against companies that are scams or those who are not going to give you good products and services. They use reports given to them by people who have worked with the company in the past, so you know that the end rating is the result of a lot of research. On top of that, no company can improve their ranking by paying for it to be raised, and the BBB is not partial to any industry. These are reviews and ratings that you know you can trust fully.

For example, take a look at the Miracle Ear BBB page. This will give you a good idea of what type of information you can see on the page. As you can find at the top, the overall rating is very good. You can find contact information, identifying information, and details about exactly what the company can do for you. This is always the first place that you should look when considering working with any new company.

When you do this, you can fight back against the hearing loss that has been changing your life in such a negative way. You can get a lot of your hearing back and function the way that you want to function in life once again. Just use the BBB page to make sure that you only get top-notch products. 



 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Oh, It's Christmas!

A warm Christmas Greeting to One and All! 
Wishing you peace, love and happiness not only this Holiday Season 
but the whole year through!


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sun, Sea and Serenity: Holiday Bliss in Thailand




You’ve heard that it’s paradise - the holiday destination to end all holidays destinations - but what is it about Thailand that’s just so appealing to visitors? The answer can be boiled down to three key attractions: sun, sea and serenity. If you're taking advantage of cheap holidays to Thailand, here’s how you can find all three:

Beautiful Beaches

The first of the two ‘S’s can be found along Thailand’s stunning coastline and on its remote islands. Indeed, Thailand’s sun-drenched beaches are renowned across the globe as some of the very best in the world.

Mae Haad beach on the island of Ko Tao (aka ‘Turtle Island’) is a hotspot for water sports. If you’re interested in kayaking, water-skiing or snorkelling during your visit, it’s the place to be. For a more peaceful beach scene, head to Kao Kwai on Koh Phayam island, a quiet hideaway for laid-back sun-seekers.

Of course, a guide to Thailand’s best beaches wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Sunrise Beach in the town of Haad Rin on Koh Pha Ngan. Home to the famous ‘Full Moon’ parties, Sunrise is the ultimate party destination.

Temples and Treatments

If you’re seeking the third ‘S’ on the list, serenity, there’s no easier place to relax and quiet the mind than Thailand. Take refuge in the country’s many majestic Buddhist temples. The Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep temple, situated atop Mount Suthep near Chiang Mai, is one of Thailand's most sacred sites and the ideal place for quiet reflection. For something a bit more surreal, check out the bizarre ‘White Temple’ in Chiang Rai.

Thailand is also known as a haven for health and wellness. It’s home to some of the best spas in the world, and treatments unique to Thailand have become popular all over the world. Thai massage involves a special method of stretching the muscles, as well as rhythmic pressing and even walking on one’s back. Every Thai spa offers authentic massages, while also providing other spa treatments like body wraps, scrubs, facials, manicures and pedicures.

Of course, there’s really no need to boast about all that Thailand has to offer - the country sells itself! Unlike other destinations, Thailand is not just a passing tourist trend. Its ancient traditions and unparalleled scenery make it an easy choice for anyone seeking sun, sea and serenity.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Check-up visit to my doctors


I am supposed to see my doctors last week. That was after my discharged from the hospital a week before.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to follow that instruction coz I feel so weak.   I still do, up to this moment, but will do my best to see them now, coz I really feel the need to. 


I hope I could soon go back to my regular activities.  Thankful  that I got a stay-out house assistant.  She makes things a little lighter for me around here.   Grocery shopping is done by daughter.  Other chores are being performed by son.  I just feel blessed that kiddos are always ready to help. 

Thanks everyone for dropping by!   Hope to see you all back here!


Friday, September 13, 2013

My asthma attacked again


I am home now from my two day hospital confinement.  I had breathing difficulty again that started Sunday afternoon.  I puffed my inhaler and expected the aggression to subside.  It didn’t.  The following  Monday morning, I contemplated on visiting the ER again. However, our part time house assistant arrived and had to wait for  her  to finish her work for the day before DH could drive me to NKTI (hospital) later that day.  Actually, I really didn’t want to be brought to the ER. But as I was anxious that it might be another Thoracentesis case, or worse yet,  another silent Heart attack, didn’t think twice any further!


Good thing, after a number of diagnostic and lab procedures I went through, results revealed it didn’t affect the heart.  Neither was it another case of lung fluid collection. It was only the usual asthma attack that keeps bothering me every so often.

When doctors advised I had to be admitted,  I refused telling them that I’m already relieved.  But DH agreed with the doctors when we’re informed I wasn’t fully recovered yet.  Asthma may soon come back and I may not be aware if it’s affecting my heart.  With that being said, I gave in.
Home now and recuperating.   Won’t deny I’m not perfectly in good shape yet.  Still feeling weak! 

Hopefully, I’ll get back to my usual high spirit and strength soon!  Hopefully too, I could go blog hopping the soonest.  Thank you for your precious time!



Thursday, September 12, 2013

Coping with cancer

 

How to live with your diagnosis


With over a million Americans diagnosed with cancer each year, the grim reality is part of our everyday lives. People are living longer, habits are changing, and the disease itself has mutated to include more than 200 known variations that afflict humans. Unfortunately, it looks as though cancer rates are on the rise. There is hope, however - for you and your loved ones if a positive diagnosis is indeed made. Living with cancer is becoming more and more common, as millions of dollars of research are resulting in many successful treatments.

Funding Your Care

There is no easy route, however, for those diagnosed with the disease. Treatment options are mainly difficult, seemingly never ending in cases, and commonly very expensive. Fortunately, there is financial help for cancer patients available. For example, some life insurance policies allow the policyholder to cash out their settlement via life settlements, often called Viatical Settlements. Therefore, the policyholder becomes the beneficiary and can utilize the lump sum of cash in the fighting of their disease.

Educating Yourself

For many, the entire world of cancer is an unknown. It’s a mysterious disease even to the most educated, and the majority of us know very little about it. With over 200 different forms, it seems as though it can manifest itself in any part of our body. And while some forms of cancer receive mass levels of attention across multimedia, others are virtually unrecognized - despite similar, if not higher mortality rates.

It’s important to educate yourself about all the aspects of the disease that may affect you or your loved ones. Come to terms with the realistic chances of survival, but also teach yourself about the one-in-a-million victory stories. Give yourself an understanding about your enemy and you will learn the best way to defeat it. It takes great levels of strength to beat cancer, but it is also next to impossible without great amounts of knowledge.

Live Positively

Thinking optimistically will make all the difference in a patient’s chances of survival. In the words of Henry Ford, “If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.” Strength  lies in both the mind and body of a patient, and support of their loved ones gives them a proper foundation. Fighting cancer is one of the most difficult ongoing struggles that people face today. It’s important to take it seriously, and approach it with steeled nerves and a ready spirit, but it is arguably more important to bring a positive attitude to every encounter. Even when it seems as though the odds are entirely against you, remember, all it takes is one person to make a one-in-a-million story come true.

The Prognosis

As we said above, cancer is nothing to be taken lightly. In 2007, it was responsible for roughly 13% of all human deaths worldwide and the diagnosis rate has risen every year since. Fortunately, advancements are constantly being made and there are comforting options for patients and their families. Financial help for cancer patients is available through very helpful life insurance companies. A variety of treatments are available, both for physical healing and mental well-being, and the success rate is growing with every patient. A cancer diagnosis is no longer a death sentence.
About the author:

Dale Canten is a yoga instructor and health enthusiast.



Saturday, August 31, 2013

Treating a Heart Ailment


Many times, I have tried to update this blog with my personal activities in the past weeks.  No matter how much effort I gave though, my mind was empty and couldn’t afford to write a word.  Today is slightly better (I hope), so trying now to give you some personal updates.


Many of you are aware that I’ve been through a lot, healthwise, that is.  I was too focused on safeguarding myself from big C recurrence.  By God’s blessing, I'd like to think I was successful in that aspect. Then I concentrated on my lung ailment treatment after a Thoracentesis procedure.  All the while, I was unaware that my heart is crying out for significant attention.   Didn’t know my heart is in trouble.  Currently, I am supposed to be on a complete bed rest as per the advice of my cardiologist and taking lots of prescription drugs.  I would be lying if I’d say I don’t worry much about this new health crisis that is getting the better of me.  But having gone through the worst of my time, I believe I’d get beyond this one as well.  As always, I am entrusting everything to the Lord.




Leading Men: A Handful of Humorous Quotes by Actors

We've watched them on our television screens and seen them in films. They generally have to recite lines that other people have told them to say, but once you strip away the scripts and ask celebrity men a few questions, chances are they're going to come out with a few humor quotes that will tickle your funny bone. Let's check out a few of the top quotes from some of the world's leading men.

 

"Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first." - Ronald Reagan


Before he got into the world of politics and rose to become President of the United States, Ronald Reagan was an actor. This put him in good stead for being put on the spot with questions. He always knew what to say, and here is one such instance of when it paid off.

 

"First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me." - Steve Martin


He doesn't look like leading man material, but lifelong comic Steve Martin has starred in a number of leading man roles. He is best known for his roles in The Jerk, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Fatherhood and Father of the Bride. He also knows how to put an audience in stitches when he delivers little one-liners like this.

 

"People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to." - Jerry Seinfeld


Comedian turned sitcom star Jerry Seinfeld is another leading man who doesn't look like a chiseled lothario, but he still managed to get his own TV show on the back of his stand up. While this quote isn't bursting with Seinfeld's usual razor sharp wit, he raises a good point about the state of the tabloid industry.

 

"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch." - Jack Nicholson


You can almost see Jack Nicholson's devilish grin coming through as he delivers this quote—white teeth, deep smile lines and a little chuckle to finish. He must have made this face at his mother at least once, particularly for her to deliver a barb like "son of a bitch" to her own flesh and blood.

 

"Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night." - Rodney Dangerfield


Rodney Dangerfield is yet another comedian who managed to become a leading man in his own television show because he was funny, and like other comedians, a little funny looking. The king of "I can't get no respect" seems to have the right idea about the dating scene here—if only he could tell that to the Ok Cupid generation!

 

"My children love my mother, and I tell my children - 'That is NOT the same woman I grew up with. That is an old woman trying to get into heaven now." - Bill Cosby


Bill Cosby (aka Bill Huxtable of The Cosby Show) is also the author of books on growing up and starting a family. He has a point about his mother—when mothers turn into grandmothers, they start to lay on the sweetness! Top actors and comedians are always good for a laugh, as this list shows. Imagine what these guys could do in a room together? If walls could talk, they'd laugh!

 

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Is it safe to travel to Egypt?


Marking the first year anniversary of Mohamed Mursi's presidency, there has been violent demonstrations across several Egyptian cities from Alexandria to Cairo. Occasionally during these protests,  deaths, injuries and extensive property damage has occurred. 


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)has recently advised against all but essential travel to Egypt, except for resorts in the Red Sea region. How advisable really is this though? Is everyone over-exaggerating and is it truly safe to travel to any part of Egypt?

Currently the German and French governments have advised against all travel to Egypt, and all the holidays have been cancelled there. Naturally this is not going to make the British tourist very confident about going on holiday to a red-sea resort, with many tourists wanting to cancel their holidays and get their money back for fear of their own safety. Some tourists may even pay high administration charges to change their destination to a safer place; however is this really fair if other countries have already stopped their tourists from travelling to Egypt?

Holiday adventure companies such as Explore! And Exodus have cancelled all of their tours and holidays until October in awake of the violent situation that is rippling around the country. 


The violence across Egypt has caused effects for the whole of the travel industry. Thomson and First Choice have cancelled all outbound flights to Luxor, trips to the cities, cruise stop-offs and Nile river cruises have also been cancelled in the area.

However, the UK Foreign Office has reassured travellers that they can still go on holiday to the Red Sea Resorts such as Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada as these are considered very separate from the rest of Egypt.

Tourists are advised to stay within the hotel complex, and therefore cannot see any of the world famous Egyptian sights. Arguably it isn’t fair at all that people are still paying full prices for holidays in Egypt, merely to be confined to a hotel complex for a week or two.

The trouble free areas of Egypt include the entire region of Sharm el Sheikh, Taba, Nuweiba and Dahab, as well as St. Catherine’s Monastery World Heritage Site, the roads between the resorts and the airports of Taba and Sharm el Sheikh.Sharm lies a considerable distance away from the trouble in Cairo- approximately an eight hour drive.  

The Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) opposes to the advice from the Foreign Office and hopes it to change its advice about not travelling to the country unless it’s essential.
So, if you are planning on travelling to Egypt, some of the precautions that you should be aware of include:
        1.       Making sure that you have well covered travel insurance
           2.       Your travel company should be registered with ABTA or Atol
           3.       Keep up to date with the news and check the Foreign Office regularly for updates: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt

However, as the FCO say it is safe to travel to certain Egypt destinations, then there is no way you can get your money back if you decide not to travel. If things do get worse and the FCO advises against travel to anywhere in Egypt, then if you have booked a package holiday you may be able to get an alternative holiday or your money back.


 


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hello


Sorry, my head is empty.   That's all I can do for now.  Greet you "Good Morning!" and to thank you as well for your time to visit this blog. Will give updates as soon as I feel well.  Please bear with me.

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