homemade

one of the things i pride myself on is how well i give gifts (not to brag.) i try to make things that are super sentimental and cheesy. examples: -painted Boba Fett for my boyfriend's birthday because he loves Star Wars -picked some motivational quotes and hand-wrote them on fancy paper and mailed to 2... Continue Reading →

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motivation & concentration

i have a hard time concentrating on things in school. it's fairly annoying, because i find myself watching the professor, reading the slides, listening, but 10 seconds later i retain nothing, and it feels like i wasn't listening at all. i'm not sure if it's something related to me being exhausted all the time or... Continue Reading →

copd

COPD: persistent respiratory symptoms & airflow limitations due to airway and/or alveolar abnormalities usually caused by smoking - chronic & irreversible split between emphysema (destruction of terminal airways = useless airsacs) & chronic bronchitis (mucus = cough) s/sx: dyspnea, chronic cough, chest tightness, wheezing, depression, anxiety, ankle swelling, weight loss, fatigue, rib fractures; see loss... Continue Reading →

asthma

what is asthma? it's a heterogenous disease, usually characterized by chronic airway inflammation, defined by the history of respiratory symptoms like wheezing, SOB, chest tightness, cough, & expiratory airflow limitation that varies, and is usually diagnosed in children etiology: SES, family size, second-hand smoke, allergen exposure, urbanization, RSV infection, low birth weight, male, parental smoking... Continue Reading →

selfish/selfless

i've been told for a long time that i'm a good person: sweet/kind/caring/empathetic/etc. and i'm usually told this because i'm not one to back down from helping other people. anytime i was told this when i was younger, i felt like i was getting the good kind of attention; i was being praised. now, as... Continue Reading →

starbucks & shame

i am one of those people who likes my drinks at starbucks made ridiculous. i'm not proud of it. i like ordering a caramel macchiato with 3 extra espresso shots, a cafe vanilla frappe with 3 extra shots, an iced blonde americano with 3 extra espresso shots... it's pretty basic as far as the amount... Continue Reading →

allergic rhinitis

allergic rhinitis: IgE, inflammatory, post-allergens exposure *mast cell are in the nasal mucosa - degranulate when histamine shows up -more likely to have if: FH of AR, atopic dermatitis, asthma; exposed to allergens, eczema, secondhand smoke -symptoms: sneezing, clear rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, fatigue, post nasal drip, itchy nose/eyes -classification: intermittent: <4 days/week OR <4 weeks/year... Continue Reading →

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