How to Save Thousands of Coma Patients from Slipping Away by Thom Gorman

Every year thousands of people lapse into long term comas or die. This rate may be reduced by a simple change made to a common hospital procedure for comatose patients. This is seen only as routine maintenance procedure that is performed by nursing staff, for coma patients during every shift.

This common procedure is instead, a wide open window of opportunity, to awaken the patient from their coma. A simple procedural change may save thousands of lives yearly. There needs to be no added expenditure of resources or time and the results may be beyond value.

Most, if not all coma patients, share certain hospital dictated patient-maintenance procedures and ventilation is often one of those. The lungs must be suctioned clear of liquids, usually once during each nursing shift to stave off pneumonia. The process is stressful for the patient and during the suction the pain is sufficient to bring them to a heightened state of consciousness.

Suctioning of the lungs should ALWAYS be accompanied by an attempt to rouse the patient, who responds to the pain involved. Even suctioning them repeatedly, to keep the patient at a higher, pain induced, state of consciousness may be worth the effort, if an attempted awakening is under way.

I have no medical credentials, but I am a keen observer.
My brother-in-law Joe slipped into a coma the week before Christmas. He had a brain aneurism and went through a successful operation, but was still comatose. He was being ventilated etc. and just by accident (A lot of those happen IN hospitals every year.) he was suctioned by two different nurses right at shift change, within minutes of each other.

As I watched from the doorway (I was asked to leave the room.) I saw him writhe in pain and remain agitated for some time, when along comes the second nurse. I saw the procedure re-elevate his agitation and as soon as she was out of the way I started calling his name. His eyes were open just a slit so I touched him and made movements while calling out “Joe”.

His eyes opened wide and my next question was: “How are you doing?” which he answered with a shrug. Joe was back.
I announced his return, from the coma, at the nurse’s station and made the most joyous phone call of my life – to my dear sister-in-law, who was at home with her children. Her husband was alive and conscious.

If you have a loved one who is a coma patient, this lung suctioning procedure is your golden opportunity to awaken them. If it means risking official displeasure, do it anyway.
Good luck.

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Breast Self-Massage and Breast Health by Thom Gorman

I was a CMT and along with my lady partner had a day spa all through the 1990s with a client base that grew to almost 300 women and maybe 20 men. Although we studied both men and women, it was worth our time to learn more about women and breast health.

I have had close family members and friends die from cancers that started in their breasts, so for me breast cancer is a very personal enemy. I learned all I could about this enemy and was shocked to find that NO significant scientific study had been done on environmental, nutritional or any other factors as it relates to breast health or development in females aged 8 to 20.

Case studies could have then been monitored through the years as these ladies aged. The results might have led to healthier food, drink, clothing, exercise and lifestyle choices made with the intention of promoting better breast health. These studies had not been done because, in those days, the researchers were all men – a taboo still exists, against adult men dealing with little and teen-aged girls, which stopped our search for critical knowledge.

The only other significant find was that there was a genetic link with SOME women that made breast cancer an almost certainty. All of the other women were left on their own.

The one-way lymphatic system lacks a pump and must therefore rely on movement like swinging the arms, walking etc., to move waste through the system. For most women the breasts are kept from making any significant amount of movement for many hours a day and therefore retain this fluid waste.

Our experiments, in 1992, showed that if a woman wore a bra full time, circulation in the breast tissue was inhibited and lymphatic drainage shut down (or nearly so) and an unhealthy condition resulted. Many of the more gifted women opted for support 24/7 and their only significant movement happened in the shower. This is not enough time to help the situation and the support issue comes into play again, while standing, without their bras. What can be done?

My partner and I became the local “breast health experts” and promoted self-massage as a remedy for the lack of lymphatic drainage and inhibited circulation of blood. Our trials showed that a self-administered massage applied every other day (or more often) created increased blood flow and a greater lymphatic fluid outflow, into the venous system.

The technique is fairly straight forward and is done while lying on one’s back where support becomes less of an issue (the Cooper’s ligaments are less stressed). The particular style of manipulation isn’t tremendously important, but cupping the breasts and rotating clockwise then counterclockwise several times is a good starting point. The fatty part of the breast can take a fairly aggressive massage, while the organ part (from the nipple out, in all directions, to just beyond the lobules (resembling tiny bunches of grapes [the alveoli]) can be best manipulated by doing medium-pressured thumb circles.

Do both rotations and thumb circles in two or three courses and at the conclusion of each course use the edge of your hand as a squeegee, to push the displaced lymphatic fluid towards your closest armpit and the nearby veins. This motion starts in the breast tissue just below your neck and at the center of your chest, moving down and around the underside of the breast towards the outside of your chest.

Keep the edge of your hand on your breast and continue pushing up the outside of the breast, keeping moderate pressure applied all the way up into the armpit. Cover the whole surface this way.   Once in the venous system this fluid will be sent first to the liver, then the kidneys, the bladder and finally exit the body, as urine.

One more issue that contributes to breast health problems is a lack of self-knowledge. Your breasts have an internal structure and every woman should be aware of it and understand it. Pick up a good anatomy book at the library and compare the drawings and photos against your own breasts. Find all the listed features – follow the ducts out to the lobules; feel the firmness of the stroma and how it shapes the organ-filled part of your breast. Get to know your girls and learn how to look after them.

This personal knowledge goes a long way towards allowing you to notice any changes, to your breast health. Please remember – Ignorance kills. I hope this is helpful to someone out there. Somewhere a mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandma or friend may benefit by hearing this, so please pass it along.    

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Recent Christian Churches and the Gay Marriage Discourse by Thom Gorman

Christian Winter has reached America. The traditional biblical principles that formed the basis of our free society are being stripped away, one at a time. Gay marriages are commonplace and Christian churches that don’t perform them are under attack. The people in Washington are no longer protecting our rights, but rather promoting anything that opposes the Judeo/Christian foundation of a society that has worked well for over two centuries. If it isn’t broken don’t fix it!

Many believers are justly alarmed over reports that Christian churches are being attacked or burned to the ground in Egypt, and that their fellow Christians are being killed and imprisoned around the world. Their only offence being that they openly display their faith. The slippery slope of religious criticism and control that led to that type of persecution and an unknown but frightening future is taking place at this very moment, here in America.

The ability of citizens to exercise their Constitutional rights to freedom of speech and religion is being challenged daily, at school board meetings, in court challenges, in hostile workplaces, and the public forum. Secularists and atheists have recently launched a new effort to remove “one nation under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance in Massachusetts and elsewhere.

Countless small town high schools are being pressured to end prayer at sporting events by a small contingent of atheist parents or aberrant troublemakers. The current administration is increasingly using tactics of discrimination against Christian chaplains and military personnel who stand for traditional marriage and values.

Most alarmingly, much of the throttling of free speech and religious freedom is coming from the Constitution’s only protected franchise: the free press. Witness the recent entrapment of Phil Roberson, of Duck Dynasty fame, by a reporter at GQ. Was Phil being interviewed for his fashionable use of camo? Not likely.

He was there to be pilloried by some slick reporter who wanted to expose his “anti-modern” values and deeply held moral concerns. When questioned about it, he gave his very open and honest views on homosexuality, gay marriages, Christian churches and race relations. A group named GLAAD was able to find something so offensive, in his innocent and honest remarks that they decided to attack his ability to make an income and feed his family.

Phil’s employer, A&E (a cable TV network) initially dropped him from the show, but quickly reversed itself under pressure from the public and the guarantee that Phil’s family would no longer allow the show to continue.
The U.S. needs the citizens to be more active in voicing their choices rather than to fall prey to the whims of a malicious and politically connected minority.

The U.S. was founded on individual rights, not on groups that have extra legal rights over the individuals, gay marriages over traditional ones or Islam over Christian churches. If GLAAD should continue its attack against free speech by continuing to persecute Phil Robertson, I pray that God visits a lesson upon them and all such groups that makes them repent their malice and anti-Americanism.

Thom Gorman is a technical and content writer, whose articles appear on the Worldwide Web.

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I guess, I am just strange that way. by Thom Gorman

I am constantly being harassed, by liberals, Democrats and progressives, for my beliefs in equal opportunity for all and equal protection under the law, also that life, liberty and the chance to pursue happiness are the right of ALL. I know that we are humans from conception, that my family is my responsibility and that political indoctrination has no place in our schools.

They also are concerned that I value the life, of an unborn child more than that of a convicted murderer. The political left seems troubled that I don’t hold skin color as meritorious, virtuous or of any particular value at all.

They get bent out of shape because I don’t believe that government should control the personal thoughts and non-criminal actions of others, or that I actually believe the majority (who have some investment in America) SHOULD rule the U.S. I don’t think that we should all serve the government, instead of it serving us.
I believe that our nation should value the rights of the individual over the rights of any group, color, ethnicity, religion, political leaning or sexual preference.

Further, I believe marriage should be about brides and grooms or husbands and wives, not two of either one. Parenthood is a sacred responsibility for moms and dads, make sure that adoption is by people who can provide the children a good example of a traditional marriage and family.
These things, I believe; I guess, I am just strange that way.

Thom Gorman is a technical and content writer, whose articles appear on the Worldwide Web.

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Have you ever understood how a stimulus bill works?

An interesting chain of events and an economic lesson

It’s a slow day, in the small town of Pumphandle and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit.

A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the hotel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk, saying that he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs, in order to pick one for the night. As soon as he walks upstairs, the hotel owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

Stay with this…..and pay attention!

The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the pig farmer.
The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill to his supplier, the Co-op.
The guy at the Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her “services” on credit.
The hooker rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the hotel owner.

The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the traveler will not suspect anything.
At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up the $100 bill and leaves.

No one produced anything.

No one earned anything.

However, the whole town now thinks that they are out of debt and there is a false atmosphere of optimism and glee.

And that, my friends, is how a “stimulus package” works

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De’Marquis

In late March 2013, 17 year old De’Marquis Elkins shot and killed a 13 month old baby, who was sitting in a stroller.
Elkins shot the infant in the face, after the mother refused to give him money.
He also shot the mother in the leg and the neck, in Brunswick, GA.
De’Marquis Elkins is not a member of the NRA.
He did not use an assault rifle.

He did not get his stolen pistol from a gun show.

His favorite music is rap.

He did not attend a Christian school, nor was he home schooled.

He did attend multicultural public education,

and was not instructed in the Ten Commandments.

His Momma was on welfare, got food stamps, and lived in public housing.

His Daddy was not around, and his two brothers have a different Daddy.

He already has a record for violent crimes.

He is gang member.

His Mom, Grandma, and Aunty all voted for Obama and lied to police to provide an alibi for him.

He was never instructed in gun safety from his father or grandfather.

His public education and family taught him that the white man owes him something.

He went to collect it.

He has no plans on getting married, but does have a Baby Momma, and no,
he is not supporting her baby.

He smokes dope.

He does respect Kayne West.

While he has no job, nor is looking for one, he is well fed.

He has no skills outside of crime.

He speaks Ebonics, and is not capable of doing a professional interview, even though he spent 11 years in public education.

He is one of millions.

This is what we are up against. Make no mistake that people like Elkins will have their guns. Their protectors, in government are the people wanting to deny you the right to arm and protect yourself. Your tax dollars are paying for the continuation of a system that breeds worthless pieces of crap like De’Marquis.

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The Economics Class

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”.. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. Could not be any simpler than that. (Please pass this on) These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

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