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Clouding of Consciousness

A neural mist descends
A heavy weight on mind
A plague of obstacles progress
Inhibiting in kind

A nebula that masks all thoughts
Miasmic effluent
That overwhelms and suffocates
Without release; relent

A haze within the brain
A vapored smog depress
To kidnap and take hostage life
Clouding of consciousness

This blog is dedicated to raising awareness of www.stars.org.uk who diligently support all those suffering from conditions that result in unexplained blackout.  The clouding of consciousness (also known as brain fog) is a nasty symptom of many of these conditions.  To find out more please contact Stars who can help ensure that anyone presenting with unexplained loss of consciousness receives the correct diagnosis, the appropriate treatment, informed support and sign posting to the appropriate medical professional.

Heavy mist

Heavy mist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Big Bellies; Floppy Boobs!

Big bellies; floppy boobs
The need to thin on down
But is that what it’s all about
To have the stick-thin crown?

Is it all about the image?
Or more so for self-care
To disregard what the mirror says
Instead for how we fare

Accepting that some squidyness
Along with cushioned tums
Is part of life and much better
Than living on mere crumbs!

Whilst focussing on health not fat
On fitness; feeling great
On cherishing what’s underneath
Hearts, minds and other states

Not centring on measurements
Or even size zero
But more intent on how we feel
For hale and hearty hero

So big bellies; floppy boobs
Take courage; ditch the scales
Don’t care what mirror or world says
But more your health details!

Tiredness

Consumed in a mist of fatigue
Like a blanket
A fog; a miasma
That engulfs
Overwhelms
Almost suffocates
With weighty heaviness
Lethargy and stupor
Until finally sleep arrives
And slumber takes control
To renovate
Revive; invigorate
In readiness for another day

English: Bogue Sound fog and sunset.

English: Bogue Sound fog and sunset. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hayfever

The pollen’s a rising
Noses starting to run
Throats scratching; eyes itching
Oh summer’s not fun
When hayfever’s happening
Such great misery
Give me warmth, give me sunshine
Not grass allergy!

English: View through rape field towards Westb...

English: View through rape field towards Westbury cement works Two potential causes of respiratory problems in one image: the pollen from oil seed rape causes extreme hayfever in some, whilst in the past there have also been concerns over the potential effect of the cement works ST8852 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cupcakes and Lemonade

Cupcakes and lemonade
Picnics away
Chilling to celebrate
Come on today
To shine like a star
With sweetness galore
With fresh lemonade
Come on – we implore!

And feel sun in your hair
And grass in your toes
Whilst making a diff’rence
Cos everyone knows
That cupcakes and lemonade
Forever will be
The best of best partners
For a fundraising tea!

This summer stars.org.uk are asking us to hold Cupcake and Lemonade parties to fundraise for them so that they continue to be here for patients with unexplained blackouts, to answer their questions, talk to schools and provide reassurance when you need it.  To find out more click here.  This charity provides an invaluable service to those, who like me, suffer from conditions that knock us out regularly and particularly for those who struggle to get a diagnosis for rarer conditions.  Why not consider supporting them and organising your own Cupcakes and Lemonade picnic or party.  You can process the funds raised through the donations link on this blog which goes directly to them.  Let me know what you do? 🙂

jalapeno lemonade cupcakes

jalapeno lemonade cupcakes (Photo credit: freakgirl)

The Heart Rhythms Charity

If you’re feeling symptomatic
If you’re young or if you’re old
Or if you’re feeling fine
Just do as you are told
And get to know your pulse
To feel a constant beat
Lest if it’s bounding out of time
Don’t say it is the heat

But go and get it looked at
Check in with your GP
To see what is occurring
Let them be referee
To see which beats are dandy
Or which have gone astray
So take your pulse and make a note
For good heart health today!

And then we’ll all be happy
Celebrating more lives saved
Ensuring better care for those
Whose pulses don’t behave
Increasing improved access
For those arrhythmically
With help and with support from the
Heart Rhythms Charity

This week has been Heart Rhythm Week celebrating Ten Years of Innovation and Advancements in Arrhythmia Patient Care. To mark this Ginz&Tonic have been posting poems everyday to encourage everyone to “know their pulse” . Your support over the week and beyond will make a difference in helping to protect the many millions of arrhythmia patients worldwide.  Together we can:

  • Work to save 100,000 lives from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)
  • Improve outcomes for 1 million AF patients
  • Increase early detection and management for 2 million arrhythmia sufferers

Please click here to find out more 

Know Your Pulse

Pulse

They said “Go get the leccy man”
The one who checks the wires
The chap who tests the current and
Who sees what then transpires”

They said get him to look at it
But then the fuse just blew
The meter crashed and power all failed
And sparks spat out and flew

The lights switched off; the cooker stopped
The fridge got rather hot
And all because I didn’t call
Because I had forgot!

And it’s the same thing with your pulse
The beat within your heart
As leccy current fires this beat
Save needing a kick start!

So take a simple test to know
Your pulse beyond all doubt
For if it goes awry at all
You can get it checked out

“Leccy” is a colloquialism for Electric 

Corazón Neón

Corazón Neón (Photo credit: OssprO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week is Heart Rhythm Week which celebrates Ten Years of Innovation and Advancements in Arrhythmia Patient Care. Your support will make a difference in helping to protect the many millions of arrhythmia patients worldwide.  Together we can:

  • Work to save 100,000 lives from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)
  • Improve outcomes for 1 million AF patients
  • Increase early detection and management for 2 million arrhythmia sufferers

Please click here to find out more.

Sibling Rivalry

Why do my boys flick pencils
At each other’s ears?
A way of sibling rivalry
That’s been going on for years

An odd thing some might ponder
Flinging pens about
But at least I should be thankful
As they smile and seldom shout!

Sibling Rivalry

The Beat

Hey! Get down to the beat
When walking down the street
The beat that strikes out rhythm blues
As heart beat that hits headline news
With constancy repeat

And rock a rate that’s true
But know right what suits you
The boom boom boom along your way
Through arteries and veins each day
That circulate O2

So know your pulse for sure
The knocking at heart’s door
The dub dub dub that you can hear
Or feel pulsating oh so clear
For heart health and much more

Heart beat

Heart beat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

This week is Heart Rhythm Week which celebrates Ten Years of Innovation and Advancements in Arrhythmia Patient Care. Your support will make a difference in helping to protect the many millions of arrhythmia patients worldwide.  Together we can:

  • Work to save 100,000 lives from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)
  • Improve outcomes for 1 million AF patients
  • Increase early detection and management for 2 million arrhythmia sufferers

Please click here to find out more.

Hierarchy Of Needs

‘If all you have is a hammer
Then the world will look just like a nail’ (*)
A place for pounding and bashing against
Lest dare you fall and then fail
But consider resources extensive
Those that you harbour within
Where innately you’ve more than a hammer
Save a full tool kit with which to begin

An armoury of everything that’s needed
Just waiting to be realised
To access, to work with, to master
A tool kit to be utilized
Imagine this set of great assets
And all simply waiting for you
To pick up, to use and to handle
A means to an end that’s in view

To fulfil all modest requirements
Of basic physiological need
To progress to aspects of safety
Past anything resembling greed
To then have a sense of belonging
With family, friends and much more
Save still amassing great confidence
Self-esteem with respect at your door

And then to arrive at the summit
The place of great ultimate worth
At the top of a pyramid or hierarchy
Utopian position on earth
Where life is as good as it can get
Where man becomes self-actualized
With added amazing experiences
The peak of a life harmonized

Based on Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs.
(*) Abraham H. Maslow (1966). The Psychology of Science p. 15.

Diagram of Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

Diagram of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)