My Postpartum Depression Journey

Note: The content of this post may be sensitive for readers. Before I start writing about my experience with postpartum depression, I want you to know that this is extremely hard for me to write about. Therefore, I suspect it will be hard for you to read. But I want to be honest and transparent because (most of the time) people are hush-hush when it comes to any kind of depression, and it's important to know that you are not the only one suffering through this brutal time in your life. I've always been hormonally imbalanced (as I like to call it). I had terrible PMS throughout my teenage years and I always said that when I got pregnant, whoever I was with better watch out because I would probably be a raging bitch the entire pregnancy. Well, that day came and my husband and I were overjoyed to find out that I was pregnant. Throughout my whole pregnancy, I wasn't a raging bitch -- surprisingly -- although I did have my moments. I was so worried about labor and delivery during my third trimester that I didn't focus on anything related to bringing baby home. I was positive that an epidural was going to be SO painful (it wasn't) and I wouldn't want one, but then how was I going to deal with the contractions? Needless to say, I delivered a perfect nine-pound baby on July 15 with some minor complications, but for the most part my labor and delivery was a total breeze. I remember laying in my hospital bed when they brought me my son, Carter, in the middle of the night. The nurse ...
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Source: The Back Letter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: MSC therapies in the treatment of knee OA are safe and have shown promising results but the available studies are limited. At this time, no definitive recommendations can be made regarding which MSC source to use. Allogeneic MSCs offer theoretical advantages over autologous MSCs, especially in ease of use and consistency of product, but there are concerns regarding cell viability and vitality, as well as the body’s response to nonautologous products. Future clinical trials should focus on randomized head-to-head comparisons of MSC sources as well as the use of multiple injections for patients with knee OA.
Source: Techniques in Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Symposium Source Type: research
Low back pain and neck pain are the first and fourth leading causes, respectively, of years lived with disability. The treatment of intervertebral disk degeneration remains a significant challenge. While there are still many obstacles to overcome, the use of stem cells for the treatment of disk degeneration has emerged as one of the most promising and exciting techniques to restore the structure and function of the degenerated disk. The use of stem cells in treating intervertebral disk disease as well as the obstacles that remain are reviewed here in an evidence-based manner.
Source: Techniques in Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Symposium Source Type: research
Conclusion. Anxiety and mood are potentially modifiable risk factors that have the greatest impact on pre- and postoperative pain. These results can be used to identify higher-risk patients and develop preoperative therapeutic protocols to improve postoperative outcomes. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research
Conclusion. The DASH is a valid and responsive PRO measure to evaluate disabling upper extremity involvement in patients undergoing cervical spine surgery. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Source Type: research
Conclusions. MI TLIF can be safely performed in the obese population despite a higher in-hospital complication rate. Knowledge of common complications will help the treatment team appropriately manage obese patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: SURGERY Source Type: research
Conclusions: The novel CI magnet is safe to use for MRI investigations of CI users in 3T MRI without a need for bandaging and has acceptable level of image artefacts.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: COCHLEAR IMPLANTS Source Type: research
Conclusion: Idiopathic pain in BAHI is a rare but bothersome symptom which can result in implant removal. After oral antibiotic combination treatment, symptoms resolved in approximately 40% of patients. Therefore, we think conservative treatment with these antibiotics before implant removal surgery, is worth considering.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: MIDDLE EAR AND MASTOID DISEASE Source Type: research
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