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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Four types of diagnostic tests

Hello everyone!

In this blog, I always talk about the importance of lifestyle to health and wellness.  However, an apple a day doesn’t always keep the doctor away.  We still need to visit the doctor and sometimes go through medical procedures.   

In this post, I want to talk about diagnostic tests; what each exam is for and what to expect during the procedure.  Going through any diagnostic test would make any person anxious.  It is perfectly normal to feel nervous when your physician orders an exam to diagnose your condition.  However, learning about each exam can give you peace of mind.  


Here are four types of diagnostic tests that can be done at facilities such as Middletown Medical Imaging.

Open MRI Scan
If you are worried about a traditional MRI scanner, you can ask your physician about an open MRI scanner.  It features an open design that brings you mental and physical comfort during the procedure.  You may need an MRI for your heart, blood vessels, brain or spinal cord.

Digital X-Ray
A digital X-ray is a procedure in which you lie on an exam table or stand next to a cassette holder.  You need to hold still as your technician takes images of your body.  It only takes several seconds to take each image, and the entire procedure only takes up to 30 minutes.  Your physician may order a digital X-ray to check your joints, bones, soft tissues or abdominal area.

High-Resolution Ultrasound
A high-resolution ultrasound uses a transducer to send inaudible sound waves through your body.  The sound waves bounce back to show your physician information on your organs and soft tissues.  Your physician uses this information to diagnose your medical condition.  A high-resolution ultrasound identifies conditions in the heart, liver, pancreas and gallbladder.

16 Slice CT Scan
A 16 slice CT scan uses a rotating gantry to take images of the problem area.  The images are taken from different views and angles to give your physician an accurate reading.  You are going to lie on a table that moves through the gantry, but you do not have to worry about staying in the gantry for long.  A 16 slice CT scan is used to check areas such as your organs, blood vessels, bones and spinal cord.

Here are some tips to follow as you prepare for a diagnostic test:
  1. Be mentally ready - With the right mindset, going through any test will be easier to handle.
  2. Be physically ready – Follow the prep instructions given to you prior to the procedure.
  3. Try not to worry too much! - A diagnostic test is simply that: a test.  Besides, creating needless stress and worry will certainly affect your test.

Whether you need a digital X-ray or open MRI scanner, it is important to schedule your diagnostic test shortly after receiving your referral.


I hope you found this information helpful.  

Have a great day! 




Tuesday, December 18, 2018

My FSJ shoes picks

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.  - Marilyn Monroe

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all doing well.

Recently I was introduced to an amazing online shoe store called FSJ shoesFSJ makes shoes, suitable for every style and occasion.  You can find them at www.fsjshoes.com and trust me; you will find, more than a few, shoes you love!

At FSJ shoes you can find a lovely selection of shoes including kitten heels.  A kitten heel is a short, slender heel, usually from 3.5 centimetres (1.5 inches) to 4.75 centimetres.  Personally, I love wearing a kitten heel, especially in the daytime. 

If kitten heels aren’t your style, then you can also find stilettos, flats, chunky heels, wedges and many more.  In today’s post, I put together some of my favourite shoes that I wish I could have in my closet right now.

Here are a few of my favourite pairs from FSJ:






I absolutely adore these black kitten heels!


These are my favourite silver kitten heels.


I’m also obsessed with vintage shoes, so I had to include a few pairs in this post…










You can visit their website for the price and more information on size and colour.  You can even sort by colour, price, heel height, season and occasion.

The best part is that you just need to select the right pair for yourself and it will get delivered at your doorstep.

So go ahead, girls!  What are you waiting for?!  And remember, Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post as much as I enjoyed writing it. 


Which is your favourite pair from FSJ shoes?   Leave a comment below!

Sponsored by FSJ shoes



Sunday, December 16, 2018

My Christmas wishlist 🎅🎄🎁 2018

Hello everyone!

Christmas is almost here...  Are you excited?  As I have done in previous years, today I will be sharing my Christmas wishlist with you.

The best part of Christmas is GIVING!  But… most probably, ðŸ˜‰ your loved ones also want to get you something that you will love.  I always recommend making a wishlist of some sort so that loved ones are able to spend their money gifting you something they know you actually want.

I have made two separate lists... 
Gift ideas under 50



Gift ideas over 50



Do you like the gifts I chose?  Which one is your favourite?  And, what's on your Christmas wishlist this year?



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