Some Flowers Only Bloom in the Imagination

Outstanding video from Dr.Hotze

Posted By on February 28, 2010

eHow article “The devastating effects of withholding sex”

Posted By on December 11, 2009

  1. Step 1

    There is a role that sex plays in a relationship. It creates a bond, allowing for closeness and sexual intimacy. It allows our friendship to deepen, and as we grow older, the aging changes appear unnoticed by partners. Sex separates the many relationships we have in our lives–and stands out as a couple’s intimate relationship. If you feel your relationship sputtering, note the lack of sex as a death rattle. Withholding sex may be the beginning of the end.

  2. Step 2

    As we all know, sex plays a powerful role in our relationship, and withholding sex, is a very dangerous way to express anger. Although the other aspects of your relationship may appear sincere and loving, the withholding of sex places that person in control–making you the one who ALWAYS must initiate sex. You are the one responsible for the maintaining of a sexual bond. In not assuming responsibility for nurturing a sexual bond, your partner is washing his hands for any marital problems, because he (indeed) was not involved.

  3. Step 3

    There are consequences to the withholding of sex. It leaves you feeling rejected, unattractive and unlovable. There is not a devastating feeling of shame, as your own spouse no longer desires you. This, like all shame, is difficult to discuss with anyone, leaving you with no support system, and validating the fact that you must be terribly undesirable and unlovable.

  4. Step 4

    It is possible that your spouse may agree to couples counseling,
    though this person isn’t one to discuss issues, or he (or she) would have already talked with you. Wht the person is saying is being transmitted to you silently and physically, by the withholding of sex.

  5. Step 5

    Don’t allow this Withholding of sex to perpetuate.If your self-image is bottomed out, you need to leave and find a counselor to help you understand the damage caused by your partner is far less about you and more about him (or her)It will take time, but working to regain your feelings of power and self worth IS possible, with help.

Tips & Warnings
  • The longer you allow this destructive relationship to go on, the more destroyed your ego will become.
  • The damage done CAN be undone, with time, hard work with a therapist, and you CAN feel attractive again.

Rules for Men and Women

Posted By on December 3, 2009

Hilarious, I’ve had this in email before but this one gets me every time *guffaws*

1. Women ALWAYS make the rules.

2. The rules are subject to change without notice.

3. No male can possibly know all the rules.

4. If a woman suspects that a man knows all the rules she must immediately change some of the rules.

5. A woman is never wrong.

6. If it appears that a woman MAY be wrong, it is because of a flagrant misunderstanding caused by something a man did or said wrong.

7. If rule #6 applies, a man must apologise to a woman immediately for causing any misunderstanding.

8. A woman can change her mind at any time.

9. A man must never change his mind without express discussion with a woman.

10. A woman has every right to be upset and angry at any time.

11. A man must remain calm at all times. unless a woman wants him to be angry or upset.

12. A woman, must under no circumstances let a man know whether she wants him to be angry or upset.

13. A man is expected to read the mind of a woman at all times.

14. At all times, what is important is what the female meant, not what she said.

15. If a man doesn’t abide by the rules, it is because he can’t take the heat, lacks back bone, and/or is a wimp.

16. If a woman has PMS, the rules are null and void and a male must cater for her every whim.

17. Any attempt by a man to document the rules may result in bodily harm, or at the very least, tears.

18. If a man, at any time, believes he is right, he must refer to #5.

Ok guys, so you don’t feel left out……hehehe

1) Women, learn to work the toilet seat. You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

2) Birthdays, Valentines, and Anniversaries are not considered by us to be opportunities to see if we can find the perfect present . . . . again!

3) Sometimes we are not thinking about you. Live with it.

4) Sunday = sports. It’s like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.

5) Don’t cut your hair. Ever. Long hair is always more attractive than short hair. One of the big reasons guys fear getting married is that married women always cut their hair, and by then you’re stuck with her.

5) Ask for what you want. Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!

6) We don’t remember dates. . . .Period!!

7) Most guys own three pairs of shoes – tops. What makes you think we’d be any good at choosing which pair, out of thirty, would look good with your dress?

8) Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

9) Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

9) A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.

10) Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.

11) If you won’t dress like the Victoria’s Secret girls, don’t expect us to act like soap opera guys.

12) If you think you’re fat, you probably are. Don’t ask us. We’ve been tricked before!!

13) If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

14) Let us ogle. We are going to look anyway; it’s genetic.

15) You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

16) Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

17) Christopher Columbus did not need directions, and neither do we.

18) The relationship is never going to be like it was the first two months we were going out. Get over it. And quit whining to your girlfriends.

19) ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

20) If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.

21) We are not mind readers and we never will be. Our lack of mind-reading ability is not proof of how little we care about you.

22) If we ask what is wrong and you say “nothing,” we will act like nothing’s wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

23) If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer you don’t want to hear.

24) Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as navel lint, the shotgun formation, or monster trucks.

25) Foreign films are best left to foreigners. Unless it’s Bruce Lee or some war flick where it doesn’t really matter what they’re saying anyway.

26) BEER is as exciting for us as handbags are for you.

Head Injury can trigger hypopituitarism – article

Posted By on September 12, 2009

Head injury can trigger hypopituitarism.(Endocrinology)
Internal Medicine News – February 1, 2005
Michele G. Sullivan

Word count: 455.

citation details

NEW ORLEANS — A head injury can cause immediate hypopituitarism that may last for up to 12 months and set the stage for new onset pituitary deficiencies during that time, researchers said at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.

Neuroendocrine abnormalities are common in the acute phase of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), said Amar Agha, M.D., of Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Agha tested pituitary function in 50 TBI patients and 31 age-matched healthy controls and found that almost all patients bad some form of pituitary dysfunction in the first 2 weeks after a mild or moderate brain injury.

All subjects received a glucagon stimulation test; for the TBI patients, the test was performed within 12 days of the injury. Of the injured patients, 16% had subnormal peak cortisol responses and 18% had subnormal growth hormone responses; these findings were unrelated to the age, body mass index, initial Glasgow Coma Score (GCS), or levels of insulinlike growth factor 1.

A gonadotropin deficiency unrelated to the presence of hyperprolactinemia was seen in 80% of the injured patients. In males, low serum testosterone concentrations were associated with low (more severe) CCS scores.

Hyperprolactinemia was present in 52% of the patients. High serum prolactin levels were associated with low GCS scores.

Cranial diabetes insipidus was present in 26% of the patients, and 14% had inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion.

“Recognition of post-head injury hypopituitarism is important, as undiagnosed hormone deficiencies may have serious consequences,” Dr. Agha said. “Appropriate and timely hormone replacement in affected patients may accelerate recovery and improve prognosis.”

Whether these abnormalities are permanent remains unclear, Dr. Agha said. But even though some pituitary dysfunction resulting from traumatic brain injury is transient, total hypopituitarism diagnosed in the early postinjury period persists after a full year of recovery, said Gianluca Aimaretti, M.D., of the University of Turin (Italy).

Dr. Aimaretti followed 47 TBI patients for 1 year, testing their pituitary function at 3 months and 12 months post injury. The patients’ average age was 37 years; 33 patients were male.

At the 3-month evaluation, some degree of hypopituitarism was present in 40.4% of the patients, including 8.5% with total dysfunction, 6.3% with multiple deficits, and 25.6% with isolated deficits.

At 12 months, only 27.6% showed some degree of hypopituitarism, but all of the patients with early total hypopituitarism maintained that diagnosis. Also, about 4% of the patients whose pituitary function was normal at 3 months had developed isolated deficits (either secondary adrenal or secondary gonadal insufficiency).


Mid-Atlantic Bureau

Citation Details

Title: Head injury can trigger hypopituitarism.(Endocrinology)
Author: Michele G. Sullivan
Publication: Internal Medicine News (Magazine/Journal)
Date: February 1, 2005
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 38    Issue: 3    Page: 39(1)

Fabulous article by Dr. Brownstein

Posted By on September 7, 2009

Dr. Brownstein’s thoughts on dessicated thyroid, the national shortage of thyroid products, their future and what Armour patients can do to ride out the wave.