Wednesday, October 1, 2014

She Has Uneven Waist And Scoliocis

My girl has an uneven waist. One of her hips appear to be higher than the other.

When we brought her to the orthopedic or spine doctor, he first asked her to bend forward to see if any part of her back protrudes out. Then he took an X-Ray of her back and legs too.

The X-Ray of the back was to see whether her spine was actually curved as those with scoliosis have. The X-Ray of the legs was to ensure that the legs are of equal length. The X-Ray revealed that her legs were the same length but her back was curved near the top.

The doctor said that she has scoliosis. You can go here to find out more about scoliosis of the spine with video and images including the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

He measured the angle of curvature shown on the X-Ray. According to him, it was between 8 to 12 percent. He told us that we had to go back every 6 months to monitor whether the curve was getting worse.

However, when he heard that she had already got her menstruation or period for 2 years, he said that was good news as most of the growth spurt occurs within 2 years after puberty. So, he told us to go back once in a year instead of once every 6 months to have a check up.

When we asked him whether the condition was due to her carrying heavy bags to school, he said there are no proven studies to show that. However, he said we can buy her a trolley bag if we wish to lessen her load. Although he has said this, I still feel guilty as a parent watching her carrying loads to school during her growing up years.

He said we could get her to do some exercises like swimming to strengthen and make the back more flexible. I hope that all will be fine in a year's time when we bring her for a follow-up check up.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Low Carb Diet What To Eat For Lunch And Dinner

My husband has requested for me to prepare him low carb or no carb food for his meals so this question of Low Carb Diet What To Eat For Lunch And Dinner or rather What To Cook For Lunch And Dinner is very much on my mind right now.

We're starting on this low carb diet today, for a week first to see how we feel. So for a start, I made chicken stew for lunch today served with coleslaw, plain water and half a mango. I love chicken stew or braised chicken or chicken caserole. They're so easy to prepare.

Today, I browned the chicken meat, then I added carrots, celery, baby corn, onions, garlic. For taste, I added a couple of bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves and cardamom seeds. This was left to stew over low fire for an hour. I served my husband the chicken with coleslaw. As for my son, he got to eat his stew with potatoes and pasta.

 For dinner, I will cook diced chicken with onions, baby corn, carrots and cashew nuts. I will serve this with stir fried broccoli and cauliflower. The kids will eat this with rice. We will forgo the rice.

Tomorrow... well, tomorrow is another day to crack my head over what to cook. Maybe this time I will arm myself with my camera to make this record more fun and memorable for ourselves. :) Pin It
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