[identity profile] redtoffee.livejournal.com
Breakspear Hospital

The truth is, I do recommend Breakspear. I will tell you the truth and see if you want to go down that path. You can read my journal entries here to find out what I have been having done at Breakspear. Although I do need to update for this year. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/lauradunks/journal

Read more... )
[identity profile] redtoffee.livejournal.com
Just a reminder if you havent voted yet for the WPI...

We are in twelfth place and still dropping (the WPI) - currently entitled to $40000. We are risking losing the money at all. Please tell everyone you know to vote. It only takes two ticks and there is 6 hours left. Imagine what could be done with the money.

The WPI research into other illnesses like autism and fibromyalgia.

Instructions here: http://bit.ly/mCvKVM

Edit - ME/CFS stands for an illness known as either Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue syndrome. It is sometimes also defined as CFIDS, (Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome.) It is a chronic neurological illness effect approx $40 million worldwide. It it is extremely debilitating. Severe sufferers are blind, in severe pain, having seizures, sensitive to touch, sound, and light, unable to speak, paralysed, suffering severe mental and cognitive deficits, and symptoms of the flu. It is an underfunded illness with associated stigma because unless a sufferer is severely ill others cannot always see that the patient is ill because the illness can be invisible. Overdoing it mentally or physically will cause a relapse and the patient will spend days to years to recover. Unless the have a progressive illness from which they never recover. A full symptom list can be found here http://www.hfme.org/mesymptoms.htm

Triggers include trauma, infection , vaccination, pregnancy, and many more.

Causes include infections, heavy metal or pesticide poisonings, and malnutrition. Some studies link the illness to a retrovirus known as XRMV.


A good awareness video about ME/CFS can be found here
http://www.youtube.com/user/redtoffee?feature=mhee#p/a/f/2/iDttA7kN-30

The WPI stands for the Whittemore Peterson Institute, a charity in Nevada. http://www.wpinstitute.org/ They are funding research into ME/CFS and other neuroimmune illnesses like fibromyalgia, autism, and gulf war syndrome. They are particularly interested in XMRV.

Thank you.

Laura
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[identity profile] madman101.livejournal.com
How to treat burns and scalds? Does egg-white help? SNOPES. I have heard that HONEY is one of the best things for burns - the sugar is not only anti-bacterial, it helps healing, plus it has many vitamins, etc. (There is a wonder honey from Australia or NZ - forgot the name). Also, cayenne???

Well, if egg whites help in beauty, for the hair, etc., and it likely has collagen, I'd say why not?   (As long as you're careful of Salmonella!)
[identity profile] redtoffee.livejournal.com
Update: May 9 2011 In 24 hours, the Ugandan Parliament may vote on a brutal new law that carries the death penalty for homosexuality. Thousands of Ugandans could face execution -- just for being gay.

Please sign petition to stop this bill.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/uganda_stop_homophobia_petition/?rc=fb

Thank you

Laura
~X~
[identity profile] redtoffee.livejournal.com

Excellent video about ME.This week is ME awareness week. Please watch and spread the awareness. This video is by my friend Daisy and is amazing. It also has pics of me and many of my friends included. It is also getting loads of hits!


 

Laura
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[identity profile] madman101.livejournal.com
LJ Abuse First Post Program:
Emergencies happen.  In the decade LJ has been around, LJ Admins have dealt with voice posts cut off by domestic abuse, car crashes, and other terrible things.  This in addition to medical emergencies that happen in front of the computer (diabetic, heart, etc.) and the occasional suicide note.

LJ Admins cannot send help unless they have a person's real address and phone.  The LJ Emergency First Post program asks users to add their real world contact info in a Private post first on their journal, and then ask their friends to do the same.

To participate and possibly save your own life or the life of a friend, add your contact info,  under the subject "Emergency" (don't forget to make it private) and add the text below to your profile page.   (Then, ask a friend to do the same! :-))
I participate in LJ ABUSE EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION FIRST POST:

Save your life or a friend's! 
Here's how:   Post your real world contact info in a private post, with the subject: "Emergency" so LJ Admins can get you help in an emergency!  I did :-)  (My private post is xxxx://www...........)

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY:
http://www.livejournal.com/abuse/report.bml

Don't forget to add the link to your private post!  Also, how about we start a list of all those private links, right here at [livejournal.com profile] crisis_911  ?!!  So, after you've made your PRIVATE info post, send in your link and I'll start the list going.  (No one can access those links, except LJ Admins in an emergency.  If you want, you could also specify what kind of emergencies or situations would be necessary before LJ can access your private post).- [livejournal.com profile] madman101

Please feel free to repost this entire entry in your own journals!
[identity profile] madman101.livejournal.com
Here is a link to my own relevant post, including a list of pro-thyroid herbs, etc.

Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 • Salvation Army: text JAPAN to 80888 • Convoy of Hope: text TSUNAMI or SUNAMI to 50555 • World Relief Corp. Several top US wireless operators have waived fees on text messages used to send mobile donations to the earthquake relief effort in Japan.
[identity profile] madman101.livejournal.com
Eleven nations have given aid to Japan. U.S.S. Ronald Reagan moves back due to radiation contamination. Rolling blackouts continue. Government distributes hundreds of thousands of doses of potassium iodide. Nikkei Stock Exchange plummets.

Japanese agency: Explosion heard at nuclear plant wzzm13.com / Mar 15, 2011 << UPDATE AT 7:10 P.M. -- TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's nuclear safety agency says an explosion has been heard at Unit 2 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. >>

New blast reported at damaged Japan nuclear plant MarketWatch / Mar 14, 2011 << Several reports cited government officials as confirming the blast at 6:10 a.m. local time (5:10 p.m. U.S. Eastern time). >>

New Explosion At Japanese Reactor Plant Sky News / Mar 14, 2011 << Two previous explosions ripped through unit 1 and 3 reactor buildings, but these had not damaged the nuclear vessels, authorities have said. There was no immediate word on any damage from this third blast, which is now believed to have occurred in the remaining reactor, unit 2. >>

Noriyuki SHIKATA / 23.44 << If you are in Fukushima, please do not try to physically approach Unit 2 of Fukushima Daiichi for media coverage or other purposes. >>
[identity profile] madman101.livejournal.com
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] tomboy_typist at [Signal Boost] What you can do to help Japan
Reposting and boosting from [info]gehayi 's post

The American Red Cross
is taking donations. You can even specify where you want the donation to go.

The British Red Cross has a disaster fund, if not a special fund for the earthquake victims.

The Salvation Army is accepting monetary donations.

Convoy of Hope is already helping the earthquake and tsunami victims, and is accepting donations.

Network for Good--a collection of charities--is working to give relief to the victims of the quake and tsunami. The organizations participating are: 

relief for your flist )

You can also go to [info]help_japan  on LJ:



They're having a fandom auction, starting on March 14th. All proceeds are going to vetted charities.


[identity profile] madman101.livejournal.com
Tsunami warning for Pacific Coasts: Hawaii, Japan, most S.E. Asian Pacific Coasts, Australia, Chile, and Sandwich Islands. ALL Pacific areas should keep updated.

http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/

An 8.8 - 8.9 earthquake has hit several kilometers from Tokyo, causing a Tsunami which has damaged N.W. Japan coastal areas, near Sendai. The Earthquake is reported to have caused fires. Nuclear Power plant is said not to have leaked. 18 aftershocks. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/ - - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/11/japan-earthquake-tsunami_n_834380.html

Japanese Red Cross: http://www.jrc.or.jp/english/ - Google has launched a person-finder.

UPDATE: Pressure building in nuclear plant. May be leaking. Meltdown not impossible.
[identity profile] madman101.livejournal.com
  • You might have seen this in LJ Spotlight - just passing it along:
  • [livejournal.com profile] fandom_flood_ap

    This newly-created auction community is committed to helping flood victims in Australia. Users offer their creative talents (be it writing, art, or anything else) and bid on each other's works in order to aid relief efforts in Australia.

[identity profile] madman101.livejournal.com
 LJ has created a new vGift to help with the Christchurch, NZ, earthquake relief effort.

Or you can donate directly to the NZ Red Cross fund: http://www.redcross.org.nz/donate
[identity profile] madman101.livejournal.com
With numbers as great as they are in Madison, (et al), there will be a need to for emergency services. Violent rhetoric is rising on talk radio, and counter-demonstrators are being bussed in tomorrow.

Your info and suggestions might be useful to individuals at the rallies, so you are encouraged to join up at [livejournal.com profile] madison_fights! Thank you!

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