If it works for babies, why not us?


Posted by Virginia , Jun 22,2001,22:15   Archive
I was trying to reduce the stack of magazines today while my husband was having a colonoscopy (routine) and ran across an article with interesting implications. Apparently studies have been done in which newborns who heard lullabies while being circumcized or having a blood sample taken had a steady heart rate - from which the conclusion was made that the music eased distress and may help them learn to tolerate discomfort later. Maybe we could get our doctors to play music (not sing to us) during the injections and see if it makes any difference. Or maybe we could ask if we could wear headphones and bring our own music. Just a thought.

Virginia in AL, who put one magazine in the recycling bin today




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Re : If it works for babies, why not us? --- Virginia
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Jun 22,2001,22:25 Top of Thread Archive
Good idea Virginia. I want them to sing to us-maybe not. Headphones would be nice. They do that in some dentists offices.
My son just said that they must not have played any music for him when he was a baby. I told him to go to bed. I love telling my 20 year old to go to bed. I still have power.

Shirley in AR. who took five grocery bags full of newspapers to the recycling bin several days ago. It made me a little sad.




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Re : Re: If it works for babies, why not us? --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Billie Lowe (billie lowe,Billie Lowe), Jun 22,2001,22:45 Top of Thread Archive
Virginia, I think that would be a really good idea about the music. If I wasn't so busy clinching my teeth, I would probably sing myself.
I quickly went through several newspapers today. They build up while I was out of town. When I'm having a bad eye day, &I've had several lately. I have to finally decide there isn't anything in there that I really need to know. If there is something really important someone will come to the door and tell me.
Billie



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Posted by Virginia , Jun 22,2001,22:45 Top of Thread Archive
I was afraid that if they sang we might laugh and it would defeat the purpose of the music. You know what happens when you laugh.

Virginia in AL, with no kids at home to send to bed.




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Re : Re: If it works for babies, why not us? --- Virginia
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Jun 23,2001,15:50 Top of Thread Archive
I know what happens Virginia.
And I'm glad to see that you still remember the pain that you caused me.

:-))

Shirley-who made the mistake of laughing at a comment that my doctor made when he was injecting my upper cheek area. I told him that Virginia's doctor used Teflon coated 32 gauge needles and why didn't he use them. He said that would take all the fun out of giving the injections as I wouldn't be able to feel them at all. My son liked that. :-)




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Posted by kathy , Jun 25,2001,15:04 Top of Thread Archive
tee hee, that is pretty funny. i got the newspaper for years, watched them pile up as i couldn't read them; switched to the sunday only paper , watched them and the dust pile up, discovered i was also allergic to newsprint, took to only reading the comics, and then gave it up.



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Jun 23,2001,06:37 Top of Thread Archive
Music seems a good idea - but I wouldn't even get through half a number before the injections are over and done with. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete them with my doc, so putting on the headphones and getting it ready wouldn't be worth it! For others, if it takes longer to complete, it might be worth a try.

June in Toronto




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Posted by colleen , Jun 23,2001,19:36 Top of Thread Archive
When you get a M.R.I they use headphones & any kind of music you want it helps a little.
Colleen in IL It is so nice today,but eyes shut nearly all day so had to stay in



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Re : Re: If it works for babies, why not us? --- June in Toronto
Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Jun 23,2001,23:48 Top of Thread Archive
Same here, June ... it would take me longer to get the head phones adjusted and tuned in than the shots last. So I'll just clench my teeth and fists and go "ummmmmmmmm." But music is a good idea.

Have a safe, happy trip to Las Vegas.

Hugs,
Sally




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Re : If it works for babies, why not us? --- Virginia
Posted by Mindy , Jun 24,2001,21:09 Top of Thread Archive
For those of you that know me, you might have already
guessed that I'm referring to deep breathing like
they do with Lamaze during child birth. That pain lasts a whole lot longer than botox injections.
Honestly, it is much easier to endure the injections with your muscles relaxed rather than tensed and tight.
If you do deep breathing excersises each day, it will do your body a world of good physically and emotionally. And we know our emotions play a big part of our physical condition.
Think about your muscle spasms, try to visualize them as tight and twisted. What you want to aim for is feeling those muscles become untwisted and smooth. Think of each area and slowly try to relax that area before moving on.
If you are out somewhere and your eyes start to spasm, remember to breathe slowly and say to yourself "breathe into it." Do this often enough and it will automatically kick in.... "breathe into it"
Best Wishes,
Mindy in NY



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Posted by kathy , Jun 25,2001,15:14 Top of Thread Archive
this is really good advice mindy. i'll try to remember that when my spasms start to get really bad also.



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