Dealing With Mobility Problems In The Home

My dad is 63. No real age in our modern times, but in recent years, illness has taken it’s toll to the point where he now struggles with walking any sort of distance, and has resorted to using a stick when out and about. The reality is that mobility is becoming a problem that didn’t exist in the past, and that it is something, that, unfortunately will only get worse.

It is something that I can totally sympathise with. 12 years ago I was struck with sudden, debilitating pain that left me hardly able to walk and move. It came on quite suddenly, with the pain beginning in my hip area, but got much, much worse, to the point where my legs felt like dead weights that it took me all my time to move. I had to have numerous tests, including a full body scan, and it was eventually diagnosed that the pain was some sort of arthritic complaint, although not actual arthritis. Physio and hydrotherapy were used to get my feeling and strength back and eventually I recovered fully, although I can still have twinges and odd pain in colder weather.

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The worst part about the whole episode was the sheer frustration of struggling to do things we take for granted and do with ease. Walking up stairs was a real effort, stepping into the bath or shower was both difficult and painful.  Even getting into bed could be a struggle, and I often found myself unable to sleep as I was just too uncomfortable. Thankfully, companies like Millercare, who deal with mobility issues, stock a wide range of products to make life easier in every room of your home, from pillows to support your back, to bath seats that make bathtime the relaxing time it should be.

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If you have mobility problems, whether they are a natural part of growing older, or stemming from a medical issue, you can find comfort in your own home with just a few tweaks to how you live.

Safe Vaping Guide – Liquids

Yesterday I talked about the how to safely charge your battery for your e-cigarette, and how to store the battery if you had children in your house. In this post I am looking at the safety of your e-liquid, and again why you need to store it safely when it comes to your children.

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With the rise of the e-cig, there are now many places to buy your liquid for vaping, but you are best to stick to something that is British made, and uses the best of ingredients and flavourings. Vape Liquids should comply to ISO accredited level and should be CHIP compliant, which shows they are safe to use and have been created in a correct, clean environment. A site like the Vape Shop should address all your concerns about your liquid. They explain:-

All our e-liquid manufactured here in the UK is both fully CHIP compliant and made to food grade standards under the strictest conditions with every batch produced undergoing GC-MS testing. Ensuring that all our liquids are both chemically pure, free from diketones and traceable guaranteeing our customer receive the highest quality e-liquid available.

Once you have ascertained that your e-cig liquid is safe, you then need to ensure you are storing it safely once you get it home. E-Cig liquids are very attractive to children. They often come in vibrant, bright colours, they smell like food types that appeal to children – fruit, sweets, fizzy drinks, and they often have interesting labels that catch the eye. All of these points make them an item that should be stored safely, away from young eyes and hands. Choose a high, cool cupboard that can either be locked, or that children cannot reach.

The ideal place to store your liquid/vape juice is actually in the freezer, but of course, children can and do mess in the fridge all the time. One solution could be using a locked box to store the bottles, but it may just be as easy to use that high, locked cupboard, just to be on the safe side.

Where do you store your e-cigarette liquid?

3 Reasons to avoid plastic surgery procedures

Many are obsessed with improving their looks and will not stop their efforts until they are successful. In fact, more and more people are choosing to alter their natural features by undergoing surgery and other life-changing therapies in an effort to be the “perfect” person. While there are beautiful models, actresses, and superstars all over the world that appear to be what society dictates as “perfect,” many forget that what makes these people perfect is the airbrushing treatments or photoshopping that has been done to photographs to make the person appear a certain way. In reality, everyone has flaws and nobody is truly perfect. This article will discuss several reasons as to why you should avoid plastic surgery procedures at all costs.

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  1. You are beautiful the way that you are. Believe it or not, many people that have gone under the knife to have a plastic surgery procedure done often go back for more procedures. The truth is that while they may have “fixed” one area that they were not happy with, there are more likely other areas that they want to be “fixed” as well. The true challenge is that the person is struggling internally with some sort of inadequate feelings and may not ever be truly happy with their body and overall appearance. The best remedy for this dilemma is not surgery, but doing some work on the inside so that the person loves who they are and can appreciate their flaws as unique traits.

 

  1. Health reasons. Plastic surgery procedures can be detrimental to one’s health and overall wellness. This is not discussed openly very often but there have been many instances when people have died from plastic surgery mishaps. For example, Joan Rivers died of complications due to plastic surgery which could have been easily avoided had the surgery not taken place. While not everyone experiences a health complication, it does take a significant amount of time for people to recover after having surgery. It could take several weeks to months to be back to normal and be able to be fully functional.

 

  1. Money. Plastic surgery can cost a great deal of money. In fact, each surgery costs thousands of dollars and can easily drain your savings. In addition to paying for the surgery, you will likely be out of work for some time which will also come at a cost. Before you determine the best course of action for beautifying yourself, consider your long term budget and how you would pay for your care if something bad was to go wrong. It is imperative to have a large chunk of money set aside so that you are prepared for anything.

 

There are many ways to improve your looks without having to experience plastic surgery. There are natural remedies on the market that can enhance and accentuate areas of the body so that you will be more satisfied with your looks overall. Read more about how people are choosing to enhance their bodies naturally and avoiding risky health decisions by having surgery.