My father picked me up early on a Thursday during my senior year English class. This was all planned. I was anxious to finally get my wisdom teeth yanked from my soar gums. My mouth endured four years of agony by the ongoing growth of those unwanted teeth. The truck cut to silence, and this was my cue to enter the building where my first surgery would be conducted. Dr. Ben was the only dentist in our desert, and he was well-known for his professionalism, as well as his skill. He was the Dr. Doolittle of the Modesto dentists, except of course with teeth!
My father and I arrived to the cold room where the surgery would be performed. On the wall was a painting of brown horses running across a grassy hill top. I had an adolescent thought of running myself, but of course I sat down awaiting the next step of this scary process. We’ve all seen those videos of the pubescent teens who are hazed by the famous removal of the unnecessary wisdom teeth, and so I was scared of also playing a part of this comedic trend. Dr. Ben then conveyed the process of the removal. I had three cracked molars from the years of ongoing attempts of the wisdom teeth impacting my jaw. Even before the mask filled with laughing gas covered my face I was numb. Dr. Ben put some metal contraption in my mouth, a few shots, and pressed the mask against my face. He asked me to count down from ten. “Ten, nine, eight, sev-…” The lights peered down at my exposed face while I faded into a deep sleep.
“Would you like any ketchup sir?” I heard a window quickly open, and I was dizzy from the car ride. “Where are we?” I asked my father who was driving my limp body home. I felt the cloud of cotton in my mouth damp from saliva and blood, “did everything go okay?” My father turned at me to smile, “everything went great, but you had almost all of your molars removed!” I moved my cloud of cotton around in my swollen mouth to feel for the new missing teeth. Sure enough, I really only had my canines left. My father handed me a brochure for replacement teeth reassuring me that everything was going to be just fine.
The recovery for my mouth was longer than we had anticipated, but Dr. Ben wrote me a note for extended absences. I hesitated for the entire forty minute car ride home to look at the mirror. I could feel the ‘chubby bunny’ look on my face. When we arrived home I grew the courage to get a visual look at the damage done. I was surprised to see that my face wasn’t cartoon like, and I wasn’t puffy everywhere. Dr. Ben upheld to his reputation! I remember thinking that I would write an amazing review about him.
My second day of recovery our house phone rang. It was a Friday so I answered with my cotton filled cheeks. “Hello?” I asked. “Hello Hannah, this is Dr. Ben! I’m calling to make sure everything is okay!” From the other line I heard the office receptionist in the background taking appointment calls. We planned for my next appointment to get the veneers implanted, and all my nerves were completely gone. My first surgery wasn’t scary, or it wasn’t humiliating. The days past quickly along with my recovery, and the worst part was the drive there.
Almost 3 years ago I woke up to what I thought was any other day. Up at the crack of dawn and get ready for what was going to be one very crucial day for me.
I was living in an RV at the time, working on building a home-based business and going to school online for Business. I had to take my semi-finals that morning and then work on my business for a couple of hours before heading out of town by bus to check into the next home I was looking at.
I was physically fit. Walking 21 miles a couple of days a week was typical. The rest of the week I averaged about 10 miles a day. My business at that time required me to speak to an average of 40 business owners a day. Walking was a simpler way of life in that business and much more economically friendly. However, on this morning it proved to be nearly deadly to me.
My typical morning breakfast was a stop at the store on my way to my destination for an energy bar and a high-protein drink. The store was a mere 3 blocks away. I never made it to the store that day. I was less than half a foot off the sidewalk when a vehicle driving 55 mph hit me directly on my left side. He had been eating an orange and dropped the peelings on the floor. Instead of waiting to get to the red light, he bent over to pick the peeling up and hit me. I took out his headlight, hood, and quarter panel over the passenger front tire. And then took out about a foot of the windshield before going over the top of the car, landing on the street behind his car.
Thankfully, an off-duty fireman was making his way to work at that time and came up on the scene right after it happened. As he was getting out of his car, he saw the man attempting to leave the scene. He hollered at him to stay put because I was dead. He later told me I looked like I stepped on a landmine.
I had broken every bone in my body except my right arm, had internal damage done as well. Injuries included getting my head knocked off my neck and my left leg facing backwards, hanging on solely by a couple pieces of skin and the main artery. I needed accident care chiropractic treatment and I needed it fast. It took me two years to learn to walk again well enough to move back to my home state to be with my son and granddaughter.
I have been seeing a Naturopathic Sports Chiropractor for a bit over a year now. My neurosurgeon didn’t want me to see one. Instead he wanted me to have another fusion done from my C-5 to my C-7. This very wrong procedure would have immobilized me from the neck down. I already had one fusion of my C-1 to my C-3 because I broke the C1 and C3 with spinal cord injury. I said no thanks. I knew right then and there I would see a Chiropractor as soon as I got moved back home.
Take your healthcare into your own hands. Always get more than one opinion and check into alternative procedures or care. I grew up on Chiropractic care. The last time I went to one, years ago, I had a severe slipped disk and pinched nerve at the C-7. The Chiro told me if I couldn’t get the disc back in and it fell the rest of the way out, it would paralyze me. He then told me he would give me 8 adjustments to get it back in. If this did not correct it, I would be looking at back surgery. I am pleased beyond words to report that he got the disc back in after only 4 appointments.
My current Chiropractor has been working on a herniated C-6, dislocated shoulder, lower back and leg issues. I have a plate at the base of my skull and the fusion from the C-1 to the C-3, making adjustments limited at this time.
What needs to be understood, is your diet. You must seek a nutritionist, usually employed at the Chiropractor’s office, who is a naturopathic also. Organic and Non-GMO food is absolutely necessary along with proper, high-quality supplements. Chiropractic care and supplementation with Organic, Non-GMO food is going to give your body the nutrients and physical care it needs to heal itself. You cannot forgo any part of this protocol. I am getting range of motion back in my left arm slowly. I can now put a pony tail in my hair, which is a task I could not do before starting my appointments with my Chiropractor. Combined with my supplementation and my diet I follow, my body has been incredibly healing itself.
This past April I was able to get the rods and screws out of both of my legs! I am now looking at getting the plate out of my head and then getting my left shoulder put back in socket. All accomplished because of my Naturopathic, Sports Chiropractor and the high quality supplementation and clean food that I enjoy eating every day!
Seeing a Chiropractor for automobile accident adjustments is absolutely the wisest decision for your healthcare that you can make. If my Chiropractor can get my broken bone, muscle, tendon, nerve damaged body nearly pain free and up and running again, imagine what he or she can do for you.
Hiring a bankruptcy lawyer can prove to be a very difficult task. This is due to the fact that there are different rules and chapters that govern bankruptcy. Hiring experienced and competent lawyers will ensure that you are protected from your creditors. However it is not easy to find a good lawyer to represent you in a bankruptcy case.
There are several questions you can ask a bankruptcy lawyer to grill him/ her for competency;
To begin, you ask the lawyer “Do you charge a flat-fee to represent me?” Recruiting an attorney is expensive. This can be worrying in the event of insolvency as finances are the cause of the problem. In most cases legal practitioners charge hourly. However, the impressive thing is that many lawyers who deal with bankruptcy will charge a flat fee during the overall representation. Look at this site to compare rates of lawyers near you. The fee charged caters for consultations made, filing of documents, and representations during court sessions. When choosing bankruptcy lawyers try to comprehend your attorney’s fee arrangement.
The other question is “Is the bankruptcy your primary line of work?” All attorneys who are licensed are capable of filing the required paperwork. However cases of insolvency are much complex segments of law and do not appear anywhere else. When making a decision on which chapter is to be filed, it involves a critical examination of individual finances and implications. A legal practitioner whose work is to bring the required knowledge and expert in tort claims will not have the knowledge to sufficiently protect you from creditors.
Another question is “What can I expect in regards to communication?” It is necessary for a legal practitioner whose practice is to dedicate to issues of insolvency and it is also necessary to get a practitioner who can dedicate individual attention to a case. This is because determining what action is to be taken entails a detailed analysis of financial situation
Finally, the question “Will you have staff who assist you on my case?” Lawyers who deal with bankruptcy have a good number of clients and may always not be available to work on your case. Scheduled matters that need attention, but may not primarily require personal attention of attorney. It will be necessary that the attorney’s staff or junior lawyers are available to deal with the case personally in the event that the legal practitioner is not immediately available. However, you should ensure that the attorney working on the case will personally review what has been done by the juniors for approval
I’d say that the business software I have worked with for the longest time and I’m thus most conversant with is Microsoft Dynamics CRM (customer relationship management). There are some amazing functionalities about this software which I will delve to next as well as some of the inconveniences I have faced while working with this specific software.
First let’s begin by understanding what Microsoft Dynamics CRM is. In a nutshell, this is a set of tools, applications and platforms that combine to form a business software whose purpose is to assist in business intelligence and many various key customer relationship matters.
The first thing I love about this software is its ease of use. The latest version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM is its 2015 update. It has a look and feel similar to Windows 8 which I happened to be using. If you have used Windows 8 or 10 then familiarity will soon kick in when using this business software. Another great feature is the ability to customize dashboards to so as to quickly assist a user achieve their goals with minimum effort.
Microsoft Dynamics being a business software must be keen on its reporting functionality. I was, and still am, very impressed by its powerful reporting capability. There are readily available templates in the report wizard. I could easily modify the report layout, visualize the data through intelligent charts and graphs.
Another aspect of Microsoft Dynamics CRM that I have to mention is the always available online support from the Microsoft community. I have personally utilized their online forums to report any activity which I thought was a bug but all turned out to be my novice at play. However, there is a 24/7 support for any query a user may have. For the number and further information look at this site. There are also quick start guides as well as training videos on this software.
Now, the other side of the coin. This business software has been optimized for use with purely Microsoft products. The company I work for has implemented different software products like Oracle’s database and QuickBooks (which is an accounting business software). This became a cost issue since we had to do away with the other software as they became redundant and ROI (return of investment) was not realized for the redundant software.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM required me to build a query or report if I wasn’t using Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s default browser which, truth be told is the slowest browser, apart from Safari. This led to some time loss and also missing out on the great functionality if this business software.
Altogether, I would strongly recommend MS Dynamics as your Business Software. It has all the features you will need from a responsive, reliable and adaptable CRM.
I am a custom software designer. Not long ago a friend of mine who was working as a heavy equipment operator, was telling me about an opportunity he had to apply for a job working with a new type of earthmoving equipment. He was excited at the prospect of a new and better job, but scared to death that he had no experience with this type of work. In an off-hand way one day, he commented that he wished that there was a simulator that he could use to learn this type of equipment. I was intrigued.
I happen to enjoy flight simulators, and since I create software programs every day, the idea of meeting his need with what I enjoy doing excited me. Soon, with another friend who knew something about the type of equipment he wanted to work with, I went about creating a simple software program that he could use. And since I used a similar program as a backbone, the process wasn’t long before I was able to hand him a product.
The tool I came up with was simple but very effective. Even the graphics that the program was able to create were very rudimentary, but certain aspects of the program were able to show him when he did something right as well as the results of showing him his errors. Eventually, I was even able to modify the program to give him warning signals when something he was doing was out of kilter, which prevented an accident/error. This included having loads that were balanced incorrectly, driving on surfaces that were too steep, and other obstacles that are common in most work areas.
The final result was a tool that gave him not only a feel for the real work environment with this piece of equipment, but a training tool that showed him how to prevent problems and watch for situations that needed to be avoided. Most important of all, my friend not only passed the test that eventually got him the job, but he earned the top score of the candidate pool, far above many candidates who had direct experience using the actual equipment.
It’s important to remember that using simulation software is not the same as the real thing, but in cases where using the real thing is not possible or too dangerous for an inexperienced operator to use, a program can be worth its weight in gold.
If you have recently sustained an injury due to negligence of another party, you may be thinking of seeking compensation. Before you make your next move, the first thing you should do is visit a well know law office and hire a personal injury lawyer. Trying to do things on your own can be very detrimental to your purpose. Not only is there a risk of you not getting the full compensation you deserve, but you may not even get any compensation whatsoever if the liable party’s lawyers manage to weasel out of paying you compensation. Here are a few reasons why you need personal injury lawyer:
A personal injury lawyer can help you build your case. You may be the one who experienced the injury firsthand, but not everyone is good at turning a narrative into a successful lawsuit. An experienced lawyer will be able to hear your side of the story, gather evidence, and build your case. It is important that you fully cooperate with your personal injury lawyer to make sure they are able to fight for your case in the most efficient way possible.
A personal injury lawyer will shield you from the stressful parts of a case. If you are still recovering from an injury, you will no doubt have to dedicate a lot of your strength to simply pulling yourself together after the devastating accident. You may have to adjust to a new disability, or to reduced income to your inability to work, or from strained personal relationships due to your injury. You don’t need to take on everything yourself. A personal injury lawyer can handle most of your case for you, leaving you with more time to recover and rebuild.
A personal injury lawyer can represent you in court. There is nothing in the way of you representing yourself in your own case. However, in practice, people who do this and go up against professional lawyers are likely to be eaten alive. The law can be complicated and tricky at times; pitting a layman’s mind against a professional is a mismatch. When you hire a personal injury lawyer, you become a threat in the courtroom, which may make the liable party more willing to settle out of court with a more acceptable amount than they would offer otherwise. In fact, many insurance companies will not offer their true “final offer: until a few days before court proceedings are scheduled to begin.