nerve regeneration

Things they don’t tell you about top surgery

- Talk to the surgeon about the size you want your new areolas/nipples (don’t be afraid to ask)

- Numbness. No one talks about this for guys who are about to have surgery. You’re going to be numb all in your chest area, especially where the incisions were. They cut nerves as they pass along your chest, and it can take up to a year to regenerate those nerves. Still, feels super foreign for the first two weeks

- Make your bed into a pillow chair, body pillow, two on each side, and two for your head. 

- Sleep alone. I tried to sleep with my girlfriend and it was miserable. You really do need the entire bed for yourself

- Go on Groupon, & get yourself a 10 foot lightning cable iPhone charger, BEST THING EVER, can reach from wherever you are

- Don’t take a week off from work, take two. You will regret the one week, and love the extra time

- When they say “don’t move too much, even after the first week”. LISTEN. I moved way too much and got so sore super quickly. 

- Drink lots of water & eat if your taking the pain medication, otherwise your stomach feels super funky.

- Get stool softeners, & don’t be afraid to take those babies. Don’t wait a week to poop. you’ll surely regret it. 

- The drains are scary & they may hurt while draining or rewrapping your dressings, but once they come out, the second they do, its no more pain, its crazy. 

i hope this helps someone, because i wish i knew all of this when i was having mine a month ago. Looking back its like everyone forgets all the real negatives, its a great experience, & i healed very well & quick compared to most, but the first few days are crazy. They hurt, suck but it gets better. 

anonymous asked:

“when i asked you to put sunscreen/lotion on my back that’s all i wanted you to do, but your hands are like magic and they have my full permission to wander” au stormpilot

“Dr Kalonia said I might be sensitive for a few days,” Finn says as he strips off his shirt. 

Poe nearly goes cross eyed trying to stay focused on the label on the lotion in his hands because kriff. “Oh?”

Finn goes to fold his shirt — probably the way he had when he’d first gotten out of med bay, all uniform lines and corners — before seeming to mentally shake himself and deliberately throw it haphazardly over the back of the desk chair. Poe recognises the irony in being pleased his roommate is being more messy but what the hell, this is Finn. If he wants to stick it to the First Order by becoming a grade A slob then Poe’s gonna proudly pick up after him until the end of time.

“Something about nerve regeneration after the last treatment,” Finn says, shrugging and it’s a real thing of beauty what with the shirtlessness and all.

Poe nods and pets the bunk in front of him. “I’ll go careful,” he says, studiously ignoring the instinct to make the situation lewd. He’s gotten very good at it lately, if only because Finn’s mere presence makes him want to be lewd these days.

Finn folds himself gracefully onto the bunk, back to Poe’s waiting hands and Poe doesn’t think he’ll ever get over just how unselfconscious Finn is about…well, everything. Not that he has cause to be. Even the scar, while jarring, is nothing if not solid evidence of Finn’s badassery. Combined with the spread of his broad shoulders and smooth dark skin, Finn is just…yeah. Yeah Poe should maybe stop focusing on this now.

Clearing his throat like a goddamn teenager, Poe dumps a good dollop of the lotion into his palm and sets to warming it before he reaches and-

Finn makes a sound like he’s been punched and Poe flinches back automatically.

“You okay, buddy?”

Finn rolls his shoulders, shifting as he nods. “Yeah – sorry, just… sensitive.”

“You sure?” Poe says.

“Yeah,” Finn says, squaring his shoulders like he’s going into battle. “Go ahead, I’m good.”

Poe takes in Finn’s tense frame with a healthy level of scepticism but bites his lip against the urge to push. Poe’s instincts tend to skate pretty close to coddling where Finn is concerned - he likes to make a point of kicking those instincts in the teeth when he can. Finn neither wants nor deserves to be babied.

“Okay just let me know if you need a break,” Poe says.

Poe keeps his touches as light as he can while still making sure the lotion does its job. Quick, sure strokes from the flare of Finn’s shoulder blades, down along his spine to the culmination of the scar near the band of his loose pants - Poe focuses on the task at hand and tries to ignore the way Finn’s locking up, almost trembling as- okay, no.

Poe stops. “Finn- “

Please don’t stop.”

And Poe freezes because that…was not pain.

Finn groans suddenly, burying his face in his hands. “Sorry. Sorry, you don’t have to-” Before Poe can react he’s getting to his feet. “I can just-”

Poe snags Finn’s hand before he can step away, grip slipping slightly with the lotion but still sure. Because he is sure. Kriff, he’s never been so sure. “Hey - it’s okay.” Poe tugs gently until Finn’s dropping back down onto the worn bunk, facing him this time. “It’s beyond okay, I promise.”

Finn’s shaking his head. “You don’t have to-”

Well, in for a credit and all that. “What if I want to?”

Finn’s eyes snap up to his so fast Poe’s amazed he doesn’t get whiplash. The look is…yeah. Poe bites his lip to keep his mouth from running off under the intensity.

“You’d want… with me?” Finn asks, like this is news to him. 

Poe would high five himself for his discretion if he didn’t know the pilots had a betting pool going on how he’d embarrass himself the next time Finn ran a hand to hand demonstration.

“Like you wouldn’t believe,” Poe says, then hastily scrambles, “Not that you should feel oblig-”

The rest of the sentence is cut off in favour of Finn’s mouth on his, and oh but that’s a really nice mouth. Poe groans into the kiss as Finn all but crawls into his lap, strong thighs bracketing his hips just so and-

Finn gasps, breaking the kiss to throw his head back as he shudders into the frame of Poe’s hands either side of his spine. Poe’s seen less affecting images in porn.

“Definitely not hurting you then,” he says breathlessly.

Finn shakes his head, hips grinding forward like he can’t help himself and kriff, that’s perfect. “N-nope.”

Poe grins, smoothing his palms down Finn’s back and relishing the punched out moan it earns him. “The miracles of modern medicine.”

anonymous asked:

do you ship dettlaff and Regis or more regis and geralt?

Hmm nngh couldn’t you have asked anything easier, buddy???

The thing is, I kinda ship Dettlaff and Regis differently than I ship Geralt and Regis. I’m not sure how to explain it, but I’m gonna give it a try. Are you ready to read a fucking novel? Because I have a lot of thoughts about this topic.

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I Thought You Were Different (Part 10/?) (Barton/Stark/Rogers x reader)

Part 9

Every time I think I can wrap this up, it just gets longer.

Pain was too weak of a word for what you were feeling; the procedure had finished without complications and Dr. Cho was very pleased with the outcome, but the recovery had now kicked in with a vengeance.  You knew there would be pain; after all it was a major surgery, but you weren’t expecting this.  The upper half of your body was writhing while the lower remained still, though your legs felt like they were on fire.  

“(Y/N), try to stay calm,” Helen said as soothingly as she could despite Tony practically breathing down her neck as he watched you suffering.  “This is normal, and it will pass.”

“Can’t you give her anything?”

“Her nerves are regenerating.  If I give her pain medications it will alter her receptors and could jeopardize the repair. I can’t.”

Clint was still at your side, and Tony now took his place on your other.  The two men looked at each other with both anger and fear in their expressions, feeling completely helpless to you and beginning to wonder if you had made the right decision.  “Honey, listen,” Clint whispered, “I need you to slow your breathing, okay?  Just focus on my voice.  Don’t focus on the pain.”

If the pain hadn’t been so gripping, you could have replied.  You could have forced your eyes open even just to look at him, but you were trapped in your mind and the pain that was like nothing you had ever experienced, even worse than any wound you had suffered in battle.  

All you wanted was Steve.

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Requested by @happyaoinmylife

You might not think a big, metal bird like Skarmory would be able to fly. But when it comes down to it, weight doesn’t limit flight as much as you’d think: the creature simply needs to produce more lift to fly. Airplanes, for example, also weigh a lot: A Boeing 747 weighs up to 735,000 pounds (333,400 kg) and can still lift off!  Airplanes are obviously different than living birds, but they are no exception. The Argentavis magnificens, for example, is extinct now, but was a type of flying condor that weighed over 120 kg – more than twice of Skarmory’s weight!

Skarmory’s flight isn’t even the most remarkable thing about this pokémon. According to the pokédex, Skarmory completely regrows its wings once a year, restoring them after the wear and tear of battle. 

Most animals are capable of rudimentary regeneration. Humans, for example, can regrow tissues and close wounds without a problem, given enough time. Still, humans can only regenerate our skin tissue and liver. There’s a lot more to our body than that, and some animals clearly excel at regeneration more than others. Deers are perhaps the most common example of this. On a yearly basis, deer will shed and regrow 60 pounds (27 kg) of antlers!

Antler regeneration is on a yearly cycle associated with a deer’s level of the hormone testosterone. They grow the antlers the spring, when mating season is approaching and food is abundant, and they loose their antlers in the winter, when testosterone levels drop due to the harsher conditions of life.

More similar to Skarmory, perhaps, is a bat. Bats have incredible regeneration capabilities in their wings. In fact, their wing tissue has some of the fastest regeneration that we know of, able to completely heal holes or giant tears in their wings in a matter of weeks.

Skarmory, hopefully, isn’t sustaining quite so big of injuries. The annual healing of its wings is more for the long-term effects of the typical wear and tear from battle, which can still be devastating. Fractures and nerve damage can build up over time, which can cause horrible long-term effects including paralysis, dementia, and concussions. This is actually a big problem in professional sports: athletes may think they’re fine, but the repetitive damage builds up.

Luckily, Skarmory’s annual healing has created a way to prevent this. For this explanation, we turn to our last animal for today, one of the most incredible regenerators in the animal kingdom: the axolotl. Axolotls can completely regrow missing parts of their body, including their limbs, tails, their heart, jaw, and even their brains.

Even more incredibly, perhaps, is the axolotl’s ability to regrow parts of its body that aren’t even missing. Namely, it’s nervous system. If an axolotl sustains nerve damage and gets paralyzed, they will actually regenerate the use of that limb by completely regrowing the nervous system inside of it, creating all new neurons with all new connections. 

Let’s see if we can connect this all to Skarmory. We know it’s wing-regeneration happens once a year, so it is likely linked to a hormone cycle, like a deer’s testosterone. The wings not only heal outside, restoring the tissues and healing cuts and tatters, but they also heal inside, regenerating any nerve connections that may have been damaged from repetitive fights. 

Skarmory’s wings heal completely once per year, regenerating tissues and nerve damage to restore them to a pristine state.

  • Patroclus: Worsening pain could actually be a good thing, it means the nerves might be regenerating
  • Achilles: Could be good could be bad thanks for the differential... are there any other options?
  • Patroclus: Have you ever considered a career path as a motivational speaker?
  • Patroclus: Why don't you check out some rehab?
  • Achilles: I did the rehab thing
  • Patroclus: One session... And you didn't even finish that session
  • Achilles: The guy wanted me to visualize the healing. I can do that at home.
Some tips on writing injury, torture, and gore to make it more realistic

((Okay note to all of you who like to write about injuries and torture here, let me give you some advice that I learned today from the shit I was told in my First aid class taught by an EMT who has both experienced this shit personally and treated it. (Let me tell you, never take first aid if you are squeamish, especially from an EMT that takes pictures of the shit he sees.)

Most deep wounds on the body (the kind that leave scars usually) that occur anywhere around the body with the exception of the hands, face and toes, don’t hurt nearly as bad as a tiny paper cut on your finger. Like seriously, you could have a gash in your calf, forearm, thigh, about as deep as to your bone, and if you didn’t look at it, it’d hurt a bit, but you’d forget about it and not even notice afterwards. Why? Because you cut past the nerve endings, and most of your sensory nerves (ones that perceive pain) are located in your face and hands especially (why paper cuts her far more), as opposed to say.. you broke a bone (which I’ve done before). Really, you may get an achey feeling, and moving it might hurt, but that’s more in the surface areas, and there are times when people have broken something and don’t notice (shock to a degree can play into this too).

Now if it got infected, then it’s hell, or if it ends up as regenerating nerve endings and rotting tissue, swelling (when aggravated) that is also hell. 

So, note, you want excruciating pain for your muse? Stick to superficial injuries (less likely to bleed out too, and last longer), and localize focus on the face, hands, and feet whether for torture or general wounds.

-Sam/WL mun ))

Science in Naruto
  • Eye and arm transplants - nerve regeneration - Madara, Obito, Danzo
  • Reconnecting limbs and severed torsos
  • The statistic for a person’s chances of surviving the curse seal is 1/10. This was determined after a grand total of ten people were administered with the seal.
  • Shizune transmutated Neji’s hair into tissue for his vital organs.
  • Kabuto blending a mixture to inject into himself.
  • Through his various experiments, Orochimaru lost his human body and became something that resembles the morphing of several white snakes. He has gained resistance to many poisons and amazing healing abilities. He lost his limbs.
  • Sasori is a human puppet with only a live beating heart. The heart is needed to produce chakra. Why does he not require any other organs? How does his heart gain nutrients to sustain itself and continue producing chakra?
  • Zaku was able to use his arms despite having pipes running through them.
  • Kushina, Minato and Tsunade can manage movement with their spines severed
  • Kushina and Minato are able to speak despite a large portion of their torso being destroyed.
  • Blood loss means little. The five Kages were severely injured. 
  • Iryo ninjutsu heals wounds and is later able to provide the user with chakra,
A sleeve of Crackers

Auror Harry, by @anxiouspineapples

A/N: A very Happy Birthday to Harry James Potter. My son doesn’t deserve anything but a quiet life and “All is Well.”

So, this is a follow-up to Dance with Somebody and Christmas Crackers.

“Mrs. Potter, they’re ready to see you.”

“They can come in.”

Ginny glanced right and saw it was late into the night. Her water broke during dinner. What a mess and only Harry leaping to help kept Lily Luna from having a bit of a fit.

Ginny adjusted herself in the bed and moved the squirming newborn onto her chest. The youngest Potter – the name of their child still up in the air considering she and Harry still hadn’t made a decision on the name, bickering hours on such – settled into her shoulder, bundled up and settling down to sleep again.

The baby was only a couple hours old but routine settled back in easy enough, after the child was tidied up and Ginny was healed up, some. Muggle or Magical, a mum’s body didn’t rebound that well.  It was somewhat fortunate that their other children were old enough that she didn’t have to raise them alongside the new child.

Harry came in first, followed by their sons James and Albus, followed by Luna and Lily Luna.

“And everyone else?”

“Ron and Hermione will be by tomorrow morning, with Mum and Dad. The others said they’d wait until we were settled in at home before dropping in.”

Luna leaned over and pulled the blanket from the baby’s face and put a delicate kiss on the child’s forehead. “I claim Godmother’s rights,” she said gently before kissing her best friend on the cheek, too. “And blessings for you and the family,” she smiled and a small tear leaked out. “Once again, you amaze me.”

“Well, it’s a wonder you were in town and Harry was able to get a hold of you. Where’s the family?”

“Oh, they are at home. When I told Rolf I had to come see you at the Hospital, he was a bit beastly. But once I explained, he was fine.” She smiled and her eyes lost focus. “He will understand a night of me not by his side in bed.”

Albus blushed slightly and James laughed.

“Mum, can I?” Lily Luna had grown in the last nine months without her notice. She had thinned out some, like Harry, but with her hair looking like her namesake grandmother  hair and Harry’s myopic eyes, she was the best of both of them. “You should know this since you babysit Astarte enough.”

Ginny sat up and tried to hide the wince but Harry saw her. He put a pillow behind the small of her back and another behind her shoulders. “Thanks,” she smiled at him while watching her older daughter cradling her younger sister.

“Mrs. Potter?” The specialist Healer came in, followed by a very demure and barely noticed Rose Weasley. “Rose!”

“Aunt Ginny,” she smiled brightly. “I asked the Healer to make a stop so I could say hi.”

“We didn’t know you were already in your apprenticeship.”

“I started the week after Hogwarts. St. Mungo’s doesn’t want you to wait, not when you are ready for it.”

“Have you taken your potions, Mrs. Potter?”

Ginny smiled. “The medi-witch was in an hour ago and had me take a large dose of blood replenishing potion along with the nerve regeneration one.”

“Excellent. Make that note, Miss Granger-Weasley.”

Rose pulled the quill to parchment and wrote her notes.

“Are you in need of anything, Mrs. Potter?”

“Yes, I am. I’m famished. I missed dinner on account of my water breaking and could eat a hippogriff.”

“I’ll see to it, Healer Finley.”


“And Rose?”

“Yes Aunt Ginny?”

“We need the cake from home. Would you owl your Mum to bring it in the morning? It’s Harry’s birthday and I don’t want him to miss out on the celebration.”

“Ginny, it’s not important,” Harry started before she cut across him.

“Bollocks, Harry. I promised you that you’d have cake every single birthday since those Muggles who raised you refused. I’ll be arsed if I break it, even if on account of having this bundle of beans the day before your birthday.”

“Happy Birthday, Mr. Potter. That’s one fantastic birthday present.”

Harry looked upon his expanded family and smiled. His oldest, James, was off to training camp next week for the Ballycastle Bats. His middle son was a prefect and growing into a confident young man with a heart like his old man, and his older daughter, a superb Quidditch player in her own right, at 14.

“You’re looking at 25 years of birthday presents, Healer Finley.”


Implant Delivers Gene Therapy To Improve Hearing

by Michael Keller

Biomedical researchers say they may have taken the next step in restoring high-quality hearing for patients who benefit from cochlear implants. 

While the current generation of prosthetic devices allow formerly deaf and profoundly hearing impaired people to understand speech, they are not yet able to discern changes of pitch, says Gary Housley, the director of the Translational Neuroscience Facility at Australia’s University of New South Wales medical school.

“Ultimately, we hope that after further research, people who depend on cochlear implant devices will be able to enjoy a broader dynamic and tonal range of sound, which is particularly important for our sense of the auditory world around us and for music appreciation,” says Housley, who is the senior author of a paper detailing the work published last week in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

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“When Doctor Crusher removed the ocular connection, she found that the cells around my optic nerve had-”
“Started to regenerate.”
“It may not last… And if it doesn’t, I just… I just wanted before we go… You know, I’ve never seen a sunrise. At least… Not the way you see them.”

Bones Episode 11.16 ‘The Strike in the Chord’ Press Release.


Kirstin Maldonado (“Pentatonix”), Mitch Grassi (“Pentatonix”), Scott Hoying (“Pentatonix”), Jordan Fisher (GREASE: LIVE, “Teen Beach Movie”) and B.K. Cannon (“Switched at Birth”) Guest-Star

The team investigates the death of the leader of the Lynwood University male acapella singing group, “The Whippersnaps,” whose body was found in the school rat lab. The victim recently kicked out Ian Jansen, one of the group’s best singers (guest star Jordan Fisher), sending Booth and Aubrey to question Ian and other current members of the male group (including guest stars Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying) and some stars of the competing female acapella group (including guest star Kristin Maldonado) to get a handle on the group dynamics and what could have led to the murder of one of their own. Meanwhile, surprising information about Aubrey’s own college experience is brought to light, Hodgins applies for an experimental nerve regeneration study, Booth tries to plan a summer trip with Parker (guest star Gavin MacIntosh) and a new intern joins the Jeffersonian lab (guest star B.K. Cannon) in the all-new “The Strike in the Chord” episode of BONES airing Thursday, May 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BON-1116) (TV-14 D, L, V)

Cast: Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance Brennan; David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth; TJ Thyne as Dr. Jack Hodgins; Michaela Conlin as Angela Montenegro; Tamara Taylor as Dr. Camille “Cam” Saroyan; John Boyd as FBI Special Agent James Aubrey

Guest Cast: Jordan Fisher as Ian Johnson, Kristin Maldonado as Liz Dervan, Mitch Grassi as Julian Klein, Scott Hoying as Ted Gibbs, Gavin MacIntosh as Parker Booth, Arjuna Maximus McLellan as Michael Vincent Hodgins, Sam Tsui as Jake Eisenberg, B.K. Cannon as Sammy Mills, Nigel Gibbs as William Johnson, Aaron Christian Howles as McKay Nield, Anna Grace Barlow as Esther Hanes, Barrett Carnahan as Joey and Gina DeVivo as Molly

Brain damage could be repaired by creating new nerve cells

Researchers have regenerated damaged areas in the brains of mice by converting structural cells into functioning neurons

By Richard Gray

Scientists have raised hopes that brain damage caused by strokes, stab wounds and even bullets could one day be repaired by converting structural cells into functioning neurons.

For the first time, they have managed to regenerate damaged areas of the cerebral cortex of living animals by transforming a type of support cell found in the brain.

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How the Brain Avoids Blurry Vision

by Lisa Marie Potter, Inside Science

Thank goodness for autostabilization, the digital camera feature that compensates for movement to achieve that crystal-clear, spontaneous selfie. But even more importantly in daily life, our eyes have an ancient form of autostabilization that prevents the world from blurring by. Skinny nerve cells called axons connecting the eye and the brain trigger tiny eye movements that stabilize our field of vision.

For the first time, scientists have identified the molecules that make sure these axons are wired to the exact regions of the brain. The findings could help us understand eye movement disorders and could one day help regenerate damaged nerve cells to restore sight.

Two complementary studies published May 7 in Neuron focused on nerve cells that correct for slow movements in specific directions: One paper focused on the horizontal direction and the other on the vertical direction.

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anonymous asked:

I really love your One Piece headcanons! What do you think of Law reattaching his arm?

Thanks anon, glad you like them :D

As for Law’s arm, I say good for him! Having an arm comes in handy sometimes! 

Okay but in all seriousness he got very very lucky, because of who was there to reattach it, because otherwise that probably wouldn’t have been possible. 

In general amputated limbs can be reattached, but only if the situation is pretty much perfect, i.e. a straight cut, a clean wound, the limb itself not being damaged much other than being detached, and the limb being preserved on ice as quickly as possible. 

Pretty much none of these are true for Law’s case, and trying to reattach a limb under these conditions is not only very difficult, it’s potentially life threatening, because the damage to the blood vessels in the arm can easily cause blood clots, which can travel to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism, which in turn can cause death. With the Ope ope no mi’s powers it may have been possible to avoid complications by meticulously cutting away all the damaged tissue, which would’ve made reattachment itself more difficult, which is not an easy task with one hand anyway. So I think, and this is pure speculation, if it had been solely left up to him he might not have done it. 

But with Leo’s sewing skills and Princess Mansherry’s vaguely defined powers of healing he met the perfect people to help him in that situation. Specifically Mansherry’s powers of vagueness are what makes all the difference. Law doesn’t seem to have suffered any side effects of the reattachment, which is probably thanks to Princess Mansherry.

Now I just spent like half an hour looking for a panel that I think was there, but couldn’t find, so take this next bit with a grain of salt since I don’t have a source for it. Basically I think there was a panel where Leo and Law talked about him being able to use the arm again (if anyone can find me that panel I’d be eternally grateful, but if you’re without a doubt certain it doesn’t exist, tell me anyway, either way is helpful).

Now, if that’s true, that’s very remarkable, because even if a limb is perfectly reattached, it’s gonna take a while for it to be useable again, because of the nerves. When a nerve is severed, the neurons in it die pretty quickly on the detached side. If you suture a nerve, that doesn’t stop that process. Because each nerve cell has one specific target (muscle cell or some such) and a nerve is a collection of many individual nerve cells, and even if you attach the nerve again, the specific nerve cells don’t meet their own ends again. 

But the nerve has an outer casing, and if that gets reattached it serves as a guide for the nerve to regrow. Peripheral nerves can grow at a rate of 1mm per day, so assuming the part of Law’s arm that was cut off is around 70cm long (measured my roommate who happens to be as tall as Law), then it would take 700 days which is just under two years for the nerves to be completely regrown, and regrown nerves are never as good as they used to be, they’re quite a bit slower. 

So what I’m trying to say is, if Mansherry’s magic really managed to regenerate the nerves so that the arm is usable now, she saved Law from two years of difficult physical therapy. But even if it’s not true, being able to get his arm back at all is probably worth it.