Saturday, April 05, 2008

wont be typin today...

it is my Birthday!!!!

happy B-day!!! to me!

have a video,,,

Happy Birthday!!!!


Friday, April 04, 2008

this I though of as funny!

Hay Moe!!!

oh well.... bye bye.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

feel bad...

i feel bad that i have to let my spouse mow the lawn... but i will be damned if i can get my toes to behave!!

so while she is mowing i will talk to you.

American Idol well it is going along just as i saw it.

David Cook... hes prety good.

David Archusomething....

and thats aboutt it....

kisses and hugs!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

'Black Tar' Liquid Gold When It Comes To Brain Surgeries

'Black Tar' Liquid Gold When It Comes To Brain Surgeries

The following is a transcript of a report by medical editor Marilyn Brooks that first aired March 31, 2008, on WTAE Channel 4 Action News at 5 p.m.

A substance that looks like black tar is proving to be liquid gold when it comes to certain brain surgeries.

Neurosurgeons are using Onyx to prevent ruptures and strokes in abnormal vessels in the brain.

Onyx yields some pretty remarkable results when doctors inject it into the brain to treat arteriovenous malformations or AVMs.

Arteriovenous malformations are a tangled coil of arteries and veins that disrupt blood flow through tiny capillaries. High pressure then develops in veins, so they widen and rupture.

"You're actually born with them as opposed to aneurysms, which may, in part, have a congenital predisposition, but they're formed over time," said Allegheny General Hospital radiologist Dr. Robert Williams.

And because people are born with them, patients don't know they have them until the AVM bleeds or hemorrhages and causes a stroke.

There's different ways to treat AVMs, including radio surgery, open surgery or brain surgery, and there's something else called embolization or Onyx.

If surgeons can get a small catheter into the AVM, they can fill the abnormal vessels with Onyx.

Patients can be injected with Onyx one day and scheduled for follow-up surgery two days later, but that's not always necessary.

"We are more effectively able to reduce the size of the nidus, so the surgeons can remove the AVM or treat with gamma knife," said Williams.

Onyx has chemical properties that clog and shrink the tiny clusters enough to reduce blood loss before or after surgery. In fact, a recent study in the January issue of the American Journal of Neuro-Radiology shows Onyx reduced the size of AVMs an average of 75 percent and cured some all together, making surgery unnecessary.

Onyx is used for other conditions including trauma and certain cancers where bleeding needs to be controlled.

The American Stroke Association estimates 3 million Americans have AVMs and don't know it. For every year an AVM goes untreated, it brings a 4 percent risk of bleeding. So, a patient living 10 years with an AVM has a 40 percent chance it will rupture.


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Lara Flynn Boyle Is Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong (Photos)


Lara Flynn Boyle Is Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong (Photos)
By Jeanette

Lara Flynn Boyle is looking awful these days…chalk it up to yet another celebrity whose plastic surgery went awry…or did it? See the photos below.

As you can see from the photos, Lara has quite the visible pout going on and her face looks extremely puffy. When I saw her on a recent episode of Law & Order, I knew that she didn’t look quite right, but I thought it was because it had been a while since I had last seen photos of her.

The 38-year-old actress obliged fans’ requests to sign autographs at Mr. Chow’s last night in Beverly Hills, but really, did these people even realize who she was? Heh heh.

There is also speculation that she might be ill and that a medical condition is causing her face to look the way it does. Only a matter of time before the truth comes out.

go check it out...

In death, she saves lives

In death, she saves lives


PENANG: Anaesthetist Dr Tan Bee Hooi was a staunch believer in donating organs to save lives.

And when she died, her corneas, heart, kidneys and liver were harvested for patients waiting for transplants in France and other European countries.

That would give her a deep and abiding interest to serve fellow human beings,” said her father Datuk Tan Gin Soon.

“As a staunch Buddhist, she also believed it was more blessed to give than to receive. I feel happy that even in her death, she could give others a new lease of life,” Tan said in a telephone interview from Paris, France.

Bee Hooi underwent a surgery related to arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in her brains at the Fondation Rothschild Hospital in Paris, France, on March 11 under the care of Professor Jacques Moret, a world-renowned interventional neuroradiologist.

However, she succumbed to complications from the surgery and was pronounced dead on Wednesday.

AVM is a congenital disorder caused by abnormal development of blood vessels.

Her father said Bee Hooi, a medical graduate of University of Sydney, had always expressed her wish to donate her organs.

Tan, a Penang Rotary Club past-president and Penang Youth Council past-president, described Bee Hooi, a doctor with Penang Hospital, as committed and caring.

“Despite her busy schedule, she also found time to help others through social works and volunteered her services at the Mahindrama Temple at Kampar Road,” he said, adding that Bee Hooi told him to look after the family before she died.

Bee Shin, 26, said her eldest sister was a strong-willed person.

Her mother, Khor Mooi Looi, 61, a retired teacher, said Bee Hooi had wanted to open the first pain management clinic at Penang General Hospital if her operation was successful.

Malaysia's Ambassador to France Datuk S. Thanarajasingam described Bee Hooi as a truly remarkable woman.

“Even in death, she has given a lifeline to others,” he said.

Bee Hooi’s remains are scheduled to reach Penang International Airport at Bayan Lepas today. The single-mother left behind two sons, Tan Xin Yeng, five, and Tan Xing San, seven.

Doc’s kids pining for her - (AVM)

Doc’s kids pining for her

PENANG: Where is mummy? Why has she been gone for so long? These were the heart-wrenching questions Tan Xin Yeng, five, and Xing San, seven, have been asking their grandparents.

The two young boys are finding it difficult to cope with the untimely death of their mother Dr Tan Bee Hooi (pic), her father Datuk Tan Gin Soon said.

Speaking to reporters at their home in Tanjung Bungah yesterday, the National Kidney Foundation vice-chairman said he would explain to his grandchildren how their mother succumbed to her illness and how her death had saved many lives.

“It is difficult for them because they are young. But they are very intelligent – they will understand. My grandchildren have always lived with us and we are very close.

“My wife and I will take care of them. Their father, Dr Tan Hoo Seong who is based in Kuala Lumpur, will also be there to support them,” he said.

Bee Hooi, an anaesthetist, was diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation (AVM) three years ago and underwent her first surgery in Kuala Lumpur in 2005. She was operated on by a prominent Thai specialist.

“When told she had AVM – a congenital disorder caused by abnormal development of blood vessels – we had every reason to believe she would recover because it is not a terminal disease. The doctor told us that only 2% to 3% of those who had the disease succumbed to it,” said Gin Soon.

He said after Bee Hooi underwent surgery at the Fondation Rothschild Hospital in Paris on March 11, she had SMS-ed to say that she was fine and was coming home.

“She said ‘don’t worry, I am sure I will come back’. We even talked to her on the phone although her voice was hoarse. But last Monday, I got a call from Paris saying she had complications. I rushed there the following day,” he added. Bee Hooi was certified brain dead on Wednesday.

“I had to decide immediately if I was willing to donate her organs. That same day, her heart and kidneys were transplanted to patients who needed it,” Gin Soon said.

Bee Hooi’s corneas, heart, kidneys and liver were harvested for patients waiting for transplants in France and other European countries.

“It was not an easy decision to make because I love my daughter but based on her life principles, religious beliefs and many conversations we have had, I know she would have wanted her organs to save others,” he said.

Among those who paid their last respects yesterday were chief minister Lim Guan Eng, Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu and Gerakan acting president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.

Bee Hooi’s remains arrived at the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas from France yesterday. The funeral will be held at the Mount Erskine crematorium at 2pm tomorrow.