Hi there! Welcome to my blog. My name is Debbie and I am a housewife from Alice Springs, Australia. I love the life I have here with my wonderful husband and our four kids. It all started about a year ago when I realised that I couldn't read the label on a jar of food I was trying to open. I asked my husband if there was a problem with the way the label had been printed but he said he could read it just fine. He booked me an appointment at Vision2000Kota and they carried out some test to rule out any serious problems. Thankfully, I just needed to start wearing glasses. I hope you enjoy my health and medical blog.
5 March 2019
Research shows that unaffordable copays result in people delaying care. When you ignore symptoms, the issue can get worse, and you may end up fighting a much stronger disease and spending more in the long run. For the most part, copays based on income, but there are other ways to reduce overall healthcare costs. If cost is a factor to you, you may want to choose your medical clinic with savings in mind.
21 January 2019
When you're suffering from infertility, having IVF can feel equal parts scary and exciting. To make the journey more comfortable emotionally and physically, there are ways you can prepare. Here are some top tips: Build your support network Even with the guidance of an IVF gynaecologist, going through fertility treatment can become emotionally and physically tiring. The periods where you have hormone injections can produce similar symptoms to the early stages of pregnancy, where you often experience dips in your energy levels.
5 December 2018
Swimming is often touted as a relatively risk-free form of exercise since you don't place much pressure on your joints. While that's certainly true, there are still some injuries you might suffer from swimming, and swimmer's shoulder is one of the most common. Most people who swim for exercise emphasise the front crawl, which involves a lot of shoulder movement. The shoulder needs to be controlled by various muscles and ligaments.
24 October 2018
Many people avoid appointments at medical centres, due to a fear of doctors, previous negative experiences or fear of being diagnosed with a serious illness. However, sometimes you really do need to see a doctor – and this short guide will explain three methods you can use to deal with medical appointments, despite your fear and anxiety. Tackle Your Negative Thoughts Perhaps you avoid the medical centre due to bad experiences, or maybe you're scared to hear bad news.
18 September 2018
Juggling a job with caring for a parent with dementia is hard. There will be times during the day when you can't be there and can't know what your parent is up to. Even if you have care givers coming in regularly while you're at work, and your parent generally copes well alone, then there may be times when your parent wanders off, and you don't know where they are.