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How to conceive?

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God, please give us a baby to love and nurture.

Here are strategies worth trying:
1. pray, always pray, never lose faith and never give up!
2. Use ovulation kit.
3. Have sex during ovulation / PEAK and every other day during fertile period.
4. Avoid lubricant, hand lotion, saliva. They can slow down and kill sperm.
5. Sex position: the husband is on top of the wife. After lovemaking, wife lies still for 20-30 min, put a pillow under hips.
6. quit smoking, avoid smokers.
7. relax and reduce stress: cut back at work, do not bring work back home.
8. rest: have enough sleep.
9. exercises, e.g. pilates can strengthen pelvis, yoga
10. food: eat fertility boosting diet.
11. be careful with herbal remedies. Avoid St John’s wort, Echinacea purpurea, gingkgo biloba.
12. avoid pesticides, chemical solvents, dusts, sprays, paint thinners. If not possible, wear a mask, long pants, long sleeves, vinyl gloves (latex gloves are useless)
13. treat infection immediately because infectious discharge may stop sperm from entering uterus.
14. Husband: avoid heat e.g. hot water (bath tub soak, sauna), tight pants. Overheat sperm cells can be damaged. It takes 74 days for 1 full cycle of sperm production!
15. Wife: check your thyroid hormone level. Low level can impair ovulation.
16. Tell your doctors / physicians that you are trying to conceive before they prescribe any medicine.
17. regular check up with gynecologist. Babies worth more than the $ spent for the specialist.

What is PEAK?
(i) the last day of fertile mucus / slippery sensation (ii) not necessarily the day of most mucus. (iii) sensation of slippery (wet) is important.

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July 8, 2012 at 5:26 am

A career as a physician (psychiatrist)

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I re-conceive the thought of becoming a physician (doctor), perhaps one who specializes as a psychiatrist.

In 2012, I am neither too young nor too old to be in a MD program, yet it will take a huge amount of $, energy, effort, and time before one can realize such a dream. I would say at least one must prepare 10 years for training before one can be a specialist.

Becoming a doctor was 1 of my childhood dreams.
I held an imaginary hospital, with imaginary patients and of course I was the doctor cum the nurse.

After finishing high school, I was not sure if I would have the physical energy to pursue a rigorous career such as physician. The two girlfriends – both are physicians with PhD shared with me how blessed they are for being able to catch sleep.

I was not born healthy. If it was not my uncle-in-law, a traditional med doc prescribing me a remedy for me, you will not be reading this sharing now.

Upon finishing high school, my practical goal was to get a scholarship. Attending a university was a dream. It was impossible for students of my background to get a scholarship for a medical study. Therefore, I chose the field based on what I studied most and did well in high school.

As I live longer and gain maturity (wisdom), I discovered that I love to counsel, encourage and help others. I have a burning desire to turn negative people into positive people, positive people into super positive people.

In early 2012, I managed to convince someone to go for the dream of becoming a physician than to go for another course for the sake of $. Somehow, I was able to detect her reluctance for another course. I could identify her real dream. I might be able to identify my patients’ ailment.

As a child, I grew up facing bullying. Thus, I learned that people could be scary. However, as I have lived, learned and done more things in my life, I acquire quiet confidence. I re-learn that there are people who are very nice and encouraging. They are my role models. I also learn that people do hurtful things to other because they are ignorant, suffer from negative emotions (jealousy, anger), and they are pathetically trapped in hopeless states. I can play my role to aid to their rescue.

Meeting inspirational people is important, especially for children and youth. I have met wonderful doctors / doctors-to-be in UK and US. Once, I dined with and was treated by a man pursuing PhD, MBA, JD in a Portuguese restaurant. They are real examples that one can achieve and realize ones’ dream.

What kind of doctor I can be? With my angelic face, soothing voice, and eternally loving smiles (originated from a love akin to mothers’ love), I am confident that I could bring some remedies to my patients.

Now, I believe that my physical health is improving from days to days. Doctors are less prone to the attack of disease, because they have no fear for illness.

If you are in similar situation like me, you may want to consider:
1. take MCAT
2. understand the career path

For me, I have many dreams, though this dream is kind and noble, I have a greater dream. The most important thing is I dare to dream, to share, and to take actions.

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June 13, 2012 at 5:29 am

The moment when I am not well

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March 11th

my sore throat since the day before worsened into fever.
@ night, took panadol with vit C. Palpitation side effects.
I think a lot (many things flash in my mind).
Do you think a lot when you are having fever?

March 12th

see a doc. Still slight fever 37.4 C.

I was given the following medicine:
Mac extra lozenges : for relief of sore throat
fedac tablet : for flu / itch / rash (may cause drowsiness)
vasican 8mg bromhexine) tablet : for phleghm

While waiting, I read a magazine related to baby

Epigenetics? Although genes themselves do not change, they are expressed diff due to envi stimulatn.
E.g. A bee baby fed with royal jelly will be a queen bee, if not a worker bee.
Possible epigenetics factor:
Folate (eat before and during pregnancy): leafy green veg, fruits, dried beans.
PUFA: salmon.
C-section babies are born sterile hence more prone to infection, solutn: breastfeed.
Breastfeed: 1st liquid after baby is born is the most impt; breastfeed for min of 6 mths.


Acknowledgement: Livewell Baby magazine

March 13th
Since my cough gets worse, I decided to see our favorite doctor.
Dear doctor out there, do you know that being friendly can give hope to your patient?
We need more patient-centric-doctors

This doctor is more generous that the one I say on March 12th.
I was given the following medicine:
axcel papain : for inflammation / swelling
SoloSyl lozenge (each contains 0.6 mg amylmetacresol BP, 1.2 mg 2,4 dichlorobenzyl alcohol)
cetirizine 2HCl 10 mg : for running nose / itchiness
dhasedyl syrum: for cough (it makes me drowsy and palpitate)
cefadroxil 500 mg: antibiotics

What is cefadroxil?
first-generation cephalosporin antibacterial drug.
against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial infections.
Cefadroxil is widely distributed to body tissues and fluids. It crosses the placenta and appears in breast milk.
“Cefadroxil has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Cefadroxil should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.”
Cefadroxil is considered compatible with breast-feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Honestly, I am very concerned about taking antibiotics.
But, my cough is beyond my control, whenever I cough, my body will vibrate / shake fiercely that results in headache and stomachache (the structure of my stomach).
People at public transport also shun me (even if I have covered my mouth and curl at a corner).
What a dilemma.
If possible, I strongly discourage you from taking antibiotics because they will disrupt your microbe enviroments for as long as 2 years!

On a positive note, when you take antibiotic, you cannot forget Alexander Fleming.
I read about him (on my own interest) while I was a primary school kid.
I love his accidental discovery of penicillin.
Honestly, I do not think it is accidental at all.
He has been searching with his deepest intention for anti-bacterial agents, having witnessed the death of many soldiers from sepsis resulting from infected wounds.
Quoting Henry Harris, “Without Fleming, no Chain; without Chain, no Florey; without Florey, no Heatley; without Heatley, no penicillin.”
Blueroselady, “without penicillin, no other antibiotics”.

I visited St Paul’s Cathedral without knowing Alexander Fleming was buried there. If I knew, I would love to pay my tribute. It is ok, as long as we keep on be productive for humanity, it is a kind of tribute to our predecessors too.

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March 13, 2012 at 7:08 am

Pondering on career / profession

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Pro: travel the world, an auditor whom I know has been to Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Santiago (Chile) via LA & Japan, Costa Rica via New York City.

teach the next generations
respect (Blueroselady thinks that respect is not that important to her)
passion (if you like doing research)
freedom during university vacation
travel for overseas conference / collaboration (if you have $ / fundings)
must rely on funding
because you are short of funding, you need to keep on publish to get the next round of funding, hence you have to work during university vacation
must strive for tenure
there are many other approaches to disseminate knowledge and wisdom if teaching and sharing is your passion, e.g. post your lectures on youtube

In summer 2011, I went for a health check. Alas, my carelessness caused me to be X-ray-ed twice as I forgot to remove my necklace. However, the beautiful and lovely doctor made my day, I was happy to appreciate such beautiful creation of God. She also put up a large hair accessory on her shoulder length hair. Sometimes I wonder if I were her, I would be happy doing regular health check not for healing purpose, it can be less stressful but pretty mundane.
save lives (You are an angel!)
high income
very long school before you can be a doctor, another very long school before you can be a specialist; but if your training is short and superficial, can you really save lives?

risk takers
be your own boss!

I think I can be a good headhunter, I am talented in identifying others’ strength and kindness.

boring legal terms
higher level of English
A lawyer friend of mine shared that she learned how to present during her law training. presentation is a part of COMMUNICATION skills.

Love beautiful pictures
Shooting photos can be very fun
Opportunities to travel
Always scout for that MOMENT
help others to create beautiful and happy MEMORIES if you are wedding photographers
A man’s apple is another’s poison: not everyone will like your photos; you may have to adjust your shooting style to your clients’ requirement unless you are a top photographer
Honestly, I found that photo edits very time consuming (though there are ample rooms for creativity), especially if those photos that you do not particularly like but because it is your work, you have to edit

opportunities to travel
opportunities that your photos last longer than your life
hair and skin are subject to constant chemicals and cosmetics bombardments
must strike whatever pose your boss ask, must wear or wear nothing – whatever you have to wear

How to keep on smiling?
How to keep on smiling and being friendly even to those who are harsh and rude?
high income if you are hardworking and lucky with customers

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August 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

Tips: first gynecologist visit

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Ask that the doctor tells you what (s)he is doing and why as (s)he does it.
Let the doctor know what you need to be comfortable.
If your doctor is male and that makes you uncomfortable, you can ask to have a nurse in the room.
Write down all the questions you may have about your health, your cycles.
If you are getting exam: Be sure to relax, and use the bathroom first to empty your bladder or bowels. Having to go to the bathroom during an exam is not a fun experience.

Your doctor will begin with:
Some questions about your medical history.
A basic physical exam, just like at a regular doctors, including an examination of your eyes and ears, heart and lungs, blood pressure, and weight.
A basic abdominal exam, where (s)he massages your stomach and hip area, and will ask if any spots are tender or painful.
(S)he may also take some blood samples from your arm to check your hormone levels (which in the case of abnormal periods, may be out of whack). You may also get a standard blood and urine screen for STIs, particularly if you have been sexually active. If you have been sexually active, you should be sure to ask for those tests expressly: some doctors only do them when patients ask for them.
Most likely, before the pelvic exam, the doctor will do a breast exam, during which (s)he will feel your breasts and chest area in massaging movements to check for any lumps or irregularities.

Your doctor will first just look at the appearance of your vulva — your external genitals — looking for any lumps or bumps, swelling, funny colors, or unusual discharge. (S)he may put a gloved finger on your vagina to see if your glands put out any pus or mucus when touched.

Bimanual exam: your doctor may insert a gloved finger or two into your vagina while they put their other hand on your abdomen and torso. (S)he will press different spots on your stomach and hips and ask if anything feels painful or tender.

Speculum exam: if you have not been in any way sexually active and/or are under 21, you will not usually need a speculum exam yet.

In my visit, the doctor asked about family history, medical history, allergy, etc.
Then, I have to drink a lot of water for the ultrasound scan.


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January 19, 2011 at 2:31 pm

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My cough

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It takes very long years to be a doctor!
No wonder my housemate has encountered those who do not care, perhaps the years of training have worn them off.
But we encountered a kind one this evening.

My medications:
promelix syrup

Serratiopeptidase is present in the silkworm intestine and allows the emerging moth to dissolve its cocoon.
Some alternative medicine proponents claim that serratiopeptidase is beneficial for pain and inflammation but “existing trials [have been] small and generally of poor methodological quality.
warning against ignoring safety issues with use of biological agents.
Serratiopeptidase is supposed to be particularly helpful with arthritis or other pain (inflammation).

promelix syrup: Contents
Per 5 mL Codeine phosphate 9 mg, promethazine HCl 3.6 mg
Category C: Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the foetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus.

Codeine phosphate is a type of medicine called an opioid. Codeine is a mild painkiller, but also has cough suppressant and anti-diarrhoeal actions.

In treating pain, codeine works by mimicking the action of naturally occurring pain-reducing chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins are found in the brain and spinal cord and reduce pain by combining with opioid receptors. Codeine mimicks the action of natural endorphins by combining with the opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord. This blocks the transmission of pain signals sent by the nerves to the brain. Therefore, even though the cause of the pain may remain, less pain is actually felt.

In treating cough, codeine works by reducing the nerve signals sent from a part of the brain called the coughing centre to the muscles that produce coughing. Coughing is a reflex response to irritation of the airways. It is useful for clearing mucus, dust and other particles from the throat and lungs. It is important because it reduces the amount of mucus, dust and bacteria in the airways that would otherwise make breathing difficult. However, sometimes, coughing can become overstimulated even when there is no mucus to clear from the lungs or throat. In this situation coughing serves no purpose and can become painful and frustrating. Codeine phosphate can be used to block the cough reflex in situations where the cough serves no purpose, ie when no plegm is being coughed up.

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December 7, 2010 at 3:11 pm

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