Top 10 Reasons People Give for Having Plastic Surgery

Top 10 Reasons People Give for Having Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is not just for the rich and famous, although it seems more and more if you are rich, and in the spotlight, you’ve “had work done.” The tabloids LOVE it when a celebrity gets work done. “OMG did you notice that Cameron Diaz has less smile lines around her eyes?” But the...

How long after surgery can I fly?

How long after surgery can I fly?

What complications can flying cause?                   How long after surgery can I fly? It’s natural to want to jump right back into your life’s activities after surgery. And in many cases, you can ease in to normal activities fairly quickly. However, air travel may not be...

Can Abdominal Surgery Cause Diverticulosis

Can Abdominal Surgery Cause Diverticulosis

What is diverticulosis? Diverticulosis is the condition of the bowel or sometimes referred to as the colon which presents as pockets in the bowel which has been caused by weakness of the muscle layers in the colon wall.  These pockets are more common in the sigmoid colon, which is a common place for increased pressure. Diverticulosis...

What is Virtual Surgery and How Does This Benefit Patients?

What is Virtual Surgery and How Does This Benefit Patients?

If you’re preparing for surgery of any kind, or if a loved one will be operated on, chances are good you’re nervous – maybe even terrified. And the anxiety keeps building from the time you schedule the surgery until the moment the anesthetic starts to take effect. The anxiety stems from uncertainty. Things could...

Surgery Anxiety – How to cope

Surgery Anxiety – How to cope

If you’ve been told that you have to have surgery … whether it is minor or major … you will have had that rush of anxiety. I don’t know about you, but my biggest fear was that I wouldn’t wake up from anaesthetic. It doesn’t matter how many surgeries you have … there is...

Life After Hysterectomy

Life After Hysterectomy

My mother had a hysterectomy when she was around 45 – and she said to me, “I don’t understand why women feel as if they are no longer a woman, and believe their husband/lover won’t want anything to do with them anymore?” She also said it was the best thing she had done! I have...

After Gallbladder Surgery – What can I eat?

After Gallbladder Surgery – What can I eat?

I am often asked this question.  From a personal point of view … I eat anything I want to … although I do pay the price every now and then.   This can be in a variety of forms.  They are: stomach cramps – leading to one or two episodes of diarrhea to very distressing...

Recovery After a Hysterectomy

Recovery After a Hysterectomy

I’m going to write this article from the perspective of personal experience. There are five different types of hysterectomy. 1. Total abdominal hysterectomy 2. Vaginal hysterectomy 3. Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy 4. Laparoscopic supravaginal hysterectomy 5. Total laparoscopic hysterectomy Depending on which type of hysterectomy you choose or is decided for you will depend on...

Gallbladder – Fair, Fat & Forty

Gallbladder – Fair, Fat & Forty

“But you’re not fair, fat and forty – what makes you think you’ve got gallstones?” This is what the doctor said to me when I told him I was there to see him because I had gallstones. Apparently, fair skinned, overweight people around 40 years of age are the most common sufferers of gallstone...