Friday, September 28, 2007

My Emergency Travel Health Kit

Perhaps some of you're like me and travel with your own emergency health kit for the 'just-in-case' scenario when away from home. I mentioned several posts back about the 'heart-pounding' incidents which happened twice in Las Vegas at night after climbing into bed and which suggested to me at the time something was happening to my body which wasn't at all good. And today I'd like to post what I employed from my travel emergency kit and which helped me both evenings.

Upon returning home to Maui, I had tests run by my long-time doctor. There were no sign from the EKG or blood tests I'd experienced a heart attack! Hmmm..... So what did happen to me? I am speculating on several scenarios.

I'll list the products I travel with which helped my discomfort both evenings, but first, I wish to mention the following:

After reviewing information on the net and doing research, I now realize how lucky I was! Had I indeed been having a heart attack, I shouldn't have hesitated calling 911. The longer you wait, the worse it is for you. So if anyone reading this ever feels they might be having a heart attack or stroke, don't do as I did, but get assistance right away! Don't feel foolish. Do it!

With that stated, here's the mainstay items in my travel kit (all time-tested remedies by me!):

1. Miracle Neutralizer--I carry a small flask of this product, and if I have heartburn, tummy ache, feel a cold coming on, or feel nauseous, this product works fast to reversing these symptoms. Both evenings, I just kept taking another jigger until I felt ok again, and by the time I returned home, my flask was empty. Here's where I order the product: Global Light Network

2. Traumeel--both the gel and capsules, a product found in many health food stores. Traumeel is a homeopathic anti-inflammatory and analgesic which has helped me feel less pain so many times it's not funny. If my shoulders and neck get tight from air travel, I rub the gel on these areas.

3. Intrasound--both the gel and powder. These products have a healing frequency inserted into them, and they've assisted me to have an increased ability to help my body heal itself. I have zero idea how these products work, but they've proven very effective for me.

4. Bach Rescue Remedy Flower Essence and cream--they're good for emergency situations, shock, and stress. They helps to stabilize the emotions. I just put a couple of drops of the flower essence in water. Or rub the cream in. They can be purchased at most health food stores.

What is in YOUR emergency travel kit? Please share with me/us!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Blog Against Abuse Day--Stop Abusing Earth

Today is the day when bloggers all across the blogosphere blog against abuse, and my choice is to present a beautiful video with the voice and philosophy of the deceased scientist Carl Sagan.

We need to stop abusing our earth, our blue pearl, our one and only precious Terra! This beautiful video makes this point with eloquence!

Cats On Tuesday--Anela Has Her Slaves Back

When we leave on our travels, we often leave the care of our home to our friend and neighbor Stacey who is such a good, loving person that all animals gravitate to her. When she comes to visit us, her cats follow her to our home. And she also has lots of her own animals, so she KNOWS animals. Thus, we feel we leave Anela in the best of hands!

However, since Stacey doesn't live here, she isn't at Anela's beck and call....and thus, when we return home, Anela is very happy indeed for we are her devoted cat slaves giving her treats multiple times a day, rubbing her ears just the way she likes them rubbed, etc.

Life is GOOD again for Queenie for her housekeeping staff has returned!

Monday, September 24, 2007

I'm Back....and Did I Have A Heart Attack?

This is the question I'm been asking myself ever since I experienced two nights of discomfort which felt like it might be a heart attack. Each time I climbed into the wonderful, comfortable linens of the bed at the fabulous Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, I experienced what were classic heart attack signs. Prior to getting into bed, I felt great! I hadn't been drinking heavily, partying, eating a lot, drinking coffee, or exercising. However, I did indulge in the small wrapped chocolate left by the maid on the night stand.

Taken from this website, here's basically what I experienced:

"* Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes.
* Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck or arms. The pain may be mild to intense. It may feel like pressure, tightness, burning, or heavy weight. It may be located in the chest, upper abdomen, neck, jaw, or inside the arms or shoulders.
* Chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath.
* Anxiety, nervousness and/or cold, sweaty skin.
* Paleness or pallor.
* Increased or irregular heart rate.
* Feeling of impending doom."

I wouldn't say I exactly felt "impending doom", but I did feel very frightened as I felt as if my heart was pounding out of my chest and wouldn't stop! What was going on? I was all alone. My partner was still downstairs gambling. Should I call 911? Was the chocolate I had just eaten tainted? A thousand thoughts raced through my head.

Immediately I ran to my remedy kit which I take with me on all trips, just in case. I'd never before experienced any of these symptoms, but I had faith that my remedies would most likely assist me--and each night they did. After many hours of applying my remedies, my heartbeat returned to normal. I didn't get much sleep, and by the time we returned to Maui, I felt quite ragged.

Tomorrow I have a doctor's appointment to check me out. I had a phone consultation with him today. He's been my doctor for ages, and I've never shown any signs of heart problems before, so we'll see what he comes up with.