Every day we learn new things, I know this is especially my case, working as a registered nurse. When I am done at work, I always have a list of things to look up, new medical terminologies and so forth. This weekend's newest addition to my learnings is about a condition called Takotsubo. The basics, it occurs in post menopausal women and it is a condition that makes you feel like you are having a major heart attack. Tako-tsubo is a Japanese term for "Octopus Trap". This is the shape that the left ventricle of the heart takes on after prolonged stress. Please have a quick look at the link there, it is very interesting. Stress reduction is the required treatment for this condition, only after ruling out any other etiologies.
Speaking of stress reduction, the move to our new house is now complete, yeah!!! It is nice to be here. The Sun is shining beautifully through the branches of the trees in the yard.
Today I am going to workout to my Bob Harper DVD and get in a warm up session on my exercise bike. Mia is a little under the weather so she will have a midday nap. Sarah's first full day at school begins today after previously finishing at 2pm. I begin assisting with the reading in her class tomorrow morning.
Hope your weekend has been a relaxing one, what did you do? What is something new that you have learnt? Share it here!!!