Thyroid Gland Gross Anatomy

Thyroid Gland is the biggest gland in the neck. It is situated in the anterior (front) neck below the skin and muscle layers. The thyroid gland takes the shape of a butterfly with the two wings being represented by the left and right thyroid lobes which wrap around the trachea. The sole function of the thyroid is to make thyroid hormone. This hormone has an effect on nearly all tissues of the body where it increases cellular activity. The function of the thyroid, therefore, is to regulate the body’s metabolism.

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Ode to My Past, the Week that Still Lasts

I remember the last night I spent in the hospital
Sitting on my windowsill like I was on top of the world
When really the world was on top of me
And yet I couldn’t cry

I remember thinking about how much I missed my friends back home
But how much I would miss the ones made here
How I would no longer laugh during lunch about crazy conversation topics
Or enjoy sitting next to them while watching Ratatouille,
But rather be back home,
Alone with my thoughts
Most of all I would miss the group therapy
Where we shared every intimate detail about ourselves; I felt free and safe for the first time

I remember the constant reminder on my wrist as to where I was
Just because
I remember the nurse with the southern accent who told me “you gotta get out of here and get better because you have so much potential, life gets better”
And yet I still didn’t cry

I remember the pain I saw in my mother’s eyes
The raw emotion spewing from her lips when I told her I overdosed
That I chose to try to take away her little girl
And I remember the tears streaming down my father’s cheeks
As he hugged me for the first time since I had been hospitalized,
And yet I didn’t cry

And as I sit here writing about the people I miss
The chance I didn’t take
And the influences that keep me alive
I can’t help but cry


No one has mentioned…the fact that Briana was not wheel chaired out of the hospital….even though it is hospital policy ALL over America that all patients after giving birth should be wheel chaired to their car for hospital liability ??? This is sketchy af and no one is falling for this ridiculous bullshit

Imagine that you and Loki have been married a while and you live on Midgard. One day you get badly injured on SHIELD mission and you lose all your memory from past 2 or 3 years. When you wake up in the hospital and see Loki, you freak out because you recognize him as the god who attacked New York. He tells you that you’re married and he loves you and he would never hurt you, but you don’t believe him. Loki is with you all the time, but because you’re terrified of him, he doesn’t come near you, he just quietly watches you so that you can see him too.
Finally, when you can go home from the hospital, Loki shows you your house and you stay there in hopes that if Loki is telling the truth, maybe your memory will return. Loki is very supportive and sweet to you and he agreed to sleep on the couch. Though he is so loving, you’re still a bit afraid of him and he does everything he can to make you see that he loves you.
One night Loki can’t stand sleeping on the couch anymore because he misses you so much and he asks you if he can sleep in the bed with you. You’re hesitant, but he gives you his puppy eyes and so you agree.
You lay on your back while Loki softly talks to you, playing with your hair, telling you things you have done together, cuddling with you, caressing you, kissing you softly on your neck and shoulders and face, but not on your lips because he knows you’re not ready. But whatever he does, you don’t dare to move. Finally you feel comfortable enough and fall asleep in his arms.
Next morning, when Loki awakes, he sees you looking at him and he realizes that you remember. He kisses you on the lips passionately and says “I’ve missed you so much”.

anonymous asked:

How to pay a medical bill when you have no money to spare?

Talk to someone in the hospital’s financial office (or wherever the bill is from) and discuss your options regarding setting up a payment plan. Offices are always happy to help you with this since it means there will be a plan in place for repayment and it saves everyone the trouble of sending the bill to a collection agency.

Additionally, if you’re really in financial trouble, call the office and see if there’s a form you can fill out for financial aid for your bills. This isn’t something they advertise, but most places, especially hospitals, have them, and you can sometimes get a discount off or even have the whole bill forgiven. I personally had one of my bills ($4000) forgiven and I am still thankful for it to this day.