- Producer13/08/2016Simply Running on 'Empty'/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / I have no idea what got into my head ~ well, yes I do. I just felt like I could literally die, and I wanted to leave notes behind. The heat complied to make me dehydrated from dysautonomia, that's left me in bed for more...
Comments18/08/2016 #17 Charles David Upchurch#13 #8 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD there was no offense taken, here, just pointing out your expressed desire for perfection may have caused you to miss a nice guy. Now, I understand the reasons behind your concerns -- interesting research findings! By the way, NC-EMT (North Carolina - Emergency Medical Technician) training helped me understand your abbreviations. Peace!17/08/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#11 You are so sweet to share you home remedies for hot days ~ and you know how crucial it is for many of us to avoid dehydration. The babies and the elderly always have significant fatality during heat storms in California. Just so sad. So yes, sometimes I even put a cool pack on my carotid arteries near the Adam's apple and wet the top of my head ~ great for cooling off the brain and simulating rain, respectively, so evaporative loss cools the bod. I also have "Home Remedies" Hive, so please feel free to Share over there! You stay cool, too! (....and do I have your Twitter?)17/08/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#9 Nothing to take personally, my friend - again, being a doctor dis-allows me to make even one mistake. So I need to be with someone that won't leave me parked on the freeway ramp while he walks to fill a hand-held tank. Actually, there are more freeway pedestrians killed/year from (1) changing tires in the emergency lane, and (2) having a disabled car there, too. The California official recommendation is to drive with a flat tire and get off the freeway (in a lighted area at night), not to put on your hazard lights while doing anything else. Studies also showed that (3) night-time use of hazard lights actually 'attracts' drunk drivers to smash into your car (leading to highway fatalities, especially during holidays)...and again, I was being rather flippant as I've seen too many car accidents either in my ER, OR, or ICU, many with head injuries or amputations from having a disabled car. So please forgive me on that one, and thank you for letting me explain. It all comes from a place of darkness that I just didn't want to fall into myself. (ER = Emergency Room; ICU = Intensive Care Unit; OR = Operating Room). I was at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for 7 years, and saw so much Trauma that it just left a lasting impression. I'm so pleased to know that you never were in a car accident from these things. That was my main point there.17/08/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#8 (Well, I'm not going to give myself a +1 on that one lol) I'm just beeing me. Thank you for making me smile, sweet sister-bee! And I started Hives, "For My Daughter" and "For My Mother" for us to put as memories and advice for other girls and women, as well as for orphans, foster children, and children from domestic abuse homes to get that mother-bee feeling and feel the love forever!17/08/2016 #11 Deb Helfrich@Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD - I love the idea of the budding artist hive. There was recently a discussion about doodling.....I bet many folks have a knack for expression beyond the words that we share so freely.
Do keep cool! I have a neck wrap that I keep in the freezer and that back of the neck area can really effect overall cooling, even a cold washcloth can be blissful. I do like my quality of life interventions.....there is such power in the simple things.17/08/2016 #9 Charles David UpchurchSorry to hear your feelings about men who let their cars run out of gas. That's it for me, then. I've run out of gas about 10 times in my life. When I was young, it was because I was a dreamer and a risk-taker..."I'll just drive slow uphill, and put it in neutral and coast down the hills." Later, it was a question of doubting reality..."I just filled up last week, the gas gauge must be broken." A few times, it was due to actual reality setting in..."I have GOT to get that fuel pump fixed!" I've even made PFD's (poor fuel decisions) based on the money in my pocket, buying something for my kid instead of putting fuel in the tank. Do I run out of gas on long trips? No. Have I ever had to catch a taxi because I ran out of fuel and had commitments to keep? Yes. I'm not perfect, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD but I am what I am, and I have learned to accept that.16/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#4 Oh @Lisa Gallagher, I'm so happy to be here that I'm bringing in new people....I have this brain injury you know, so I really want to be sure they get welcomed, as I did...the newest NewBeez are: @Naeem Masih, @Hemu Rayamajhi, @Prabhakara Rao Rajarapu, @Steven mwesigwa, @Doug Vermeulen, @Ray Looker... I'm looking for Michael Dickel, and @Manish Nair is just joining tonight! Muaaah! @John White, MBA, @Mamen Delgado, @Juan Imaz, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani. "Looking out for other beeZ is the best way to be a good bee!" ~Dr Margaret Aranda15/08/2016 #3 Randy Smith#2 Thank you, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, for sharing an account of this incident and giving insight into your thoughts and feelings as you were going through it. I'm thankful that God spared your life. Thank you for inviting me into your life as a friend, developing into a relationship which is very much like a brother and sister. We are family--sticking together through thick and thin, the good times and the difficult times.