Today is the day that my daughter gets her second cochlear implant. I have to admit even though I have already been through this same surgery 12 years ago with my daughter, I was still nervous going into the hospital and waiting for her to have her surgery done. My daughter was born with a severe to profound hearing loss in both ears. In 2001, she received her first cochlear implant only on her right side and at that time doctors typically implanted only one side. Cochlear implants…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 11, 2013 at 8:17pm — No Comments
A pregnant mom often begins to feel as if she is going to be pregnant forever during those final weeks of pregnancy. Most moms are miserable, are unable to get comfortable, and sleeping is often difficult due to being uncomfortable. In fact, the closer you get to your due date the more anxious and nervous…Continue
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Monday, was such a long day. We did our normal, all day therapy. We visited some friends, when Gabe said his stomach hurt. I asked if he had to go “Caca.” Of course he said No, and I proceeded to make him to at least sit on the toilet. I get him to go, he comes out saying he feels better, and goes back to playing. About 30mins later. He come out and says. “Mommy, I don’t feel soo good, my tummy hurts.” I look at him, and all color has gone from his face.
We left quickly. I was…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on July 14, 2011 at 12:56am — No Comments
I do my own research and I think it's high time that doctors get used to us doing this.
Doctors need to adjust to a reality that patients are actively engaging in their own care and should be treated as partners in their care. This means that at times the doctor may disagree with a patient's diagnoses and prognosis. Well as partners do, then the…Continue
Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on May 12, 2011 at 6:05am — No Comments
I Am. I say short books rule. I've never understood people who pick up a 700 page book with gusto. What are they thinking? That's hours of time with eyes glued on print. I get it, the story can be amazing and transfer you to an incredible place. I just don't think that I have the stamina to go there. Do me a favor and turn that book into 5 different books and I'll bet more people would gladly pick it up.
I've recently discovered…Continue
Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on April 8, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments
I'm so excited. My son is allergic to so many things and we've been through the wringer with him but he's doing so well. So, I wrote Little Patient Big Doctor: One Mother's Journey to share what we did that helped him so that other families can be helped also. I never imagined that writing the book would lead to radio interviews and interacting with so many wonderful people with such a wealth of knowledge. Here is a…Continue
Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on February 14, 2011 at 2:41pm — No Comments
Okay, so I encourage the importance of a partnership between doctors and patients. I figure if we can talk to our doctors, he'll know better what's going on with us and we'll better understand what he wants from us. We'll also be able to work together if we have all kinds of other ideas we're thinking of trying that he may not suggest- like using olive oil for that dry scalp instead of a medicated shampoo.
But could this closeness hurt the doctor? Go with me for a second.…Continue
Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on February 3, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments
If you have a headache, you can take two pills and call it a day- you'll probably have to take two more in a few hours. If you have a headache and figure out why- you may not get the headache again.
That's called integrative healing. Drugs alone typically mask what's going on. Figuring out why something happens, gives you a chance to truly heal. Go down the list. Here's a sample:
(1) Is it nutritional? Did you eat today? Are you dehydrated? Are you…Continue
Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on January 28, 2011 at 7:21am — No Comments
It's about the questions, as I share in Little Patient Big Doctor. If you want to stand up for yourself, if you want to give voice to your doubts, you have to ask a question. It starts and ends with questions. The answers to our questions open doors for us to that which we need. That's why the question is brewing within.
So, what's your favorite question when you walk into a doctor's office? Some…Continue
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