15% of strokes happen to young adults, and that number is rising. YIKES!
Strokes just ain’t for old folks anymore. And not many know this, but there are two types of stroke and ONE of those types of stroke can SOMETIMES be reversed … but you only have 4.5 hours to do it. Like, literally, the minute you have symptoms (which I break down for you in today’s Daily Dose) call 911.
It’s National Stroke Awareness Month. Save your life or the life of someone you live. It’s only 3 minutes, watch, learn and be prepared!
Not the first time I’ve heard this and it certainly won’t be the last! Yup, this website is unconventional. And unorthodox. And sometimes weird. And sometimes uncomfortable. And no it’s not for everyone, everyday. And that’s the point …
Some peeps shy away from oral sex because the end result, while immensely pleasurable to the recipient, can sometimes leave a bad taste in the mouth of the giver. This can be true for men and women, regardless of who’s pleasuring whom.
Urban legend has long given mad props to pineapple for helping make that sour ejaculation taste a little sweeter. But can fruit (or really anything) we put in our mouths change the taste of what comes out of our genitals?
I smiled SO HUGE with this question! Not in a judgy way (I NEVER judge your questions, that’s lame). But because I love the way your brain is thinking! Some people might not think anything of someone else’s infection and how it might impact them personally. They might not think through that whatever infection is going on in their boyfriend’s throat could affect their vag. It made the public health/infectious disease/nurse practitioner nerd in me TOTALLY GEEK OUT!
The answer might actually surprise you …
Getting a second opinion can completely change or even save your life. Do it. But look, you just might piss of the person who gave you the original diagnosis. That’s the first thing you need to know going into this process. But it ain’t about that person, or their ego, or their years of education or any of that shit. Sure, as diagnostitians we like to think that we get it right every time. That years of school and years of practice and years of getting it right, we could never get it wrong. But we do get it wrong. More than we like to admit. And ultimately IT’S NOT ABOUT US – IT’S ABOUT YOU!!!!
So get that second, third opinion. Don’t go crazy and get 17 opinions cause that’s counterproductive. But call up the closest teaching hospital (they are usually connected to a school. “University of Iowa Hospital, UCLA Ronald Reagan, Duke University Hospital, etc.) and speak to the department of whatever is going on with you. If you have a cancer diagnosis, call that hospital’s cancer center. If you a knee replacement, call their orthopedics department. If you need a liver transplant, call their GI or transplant department. Those folks do this stuff all day long. It’s all they do. They are usually happy to see you and happy to discuss your options. It’s a little extra legwork, yes. But you, your liver, your knee, your LIFE are worth it!