IT'S a terrifying prospect, feeling so low you might actually consider jumping to your death from six storeys high. Lee Rowland was just 24 years old when he unclipped the safety harness that secured him to the scaffolding he was working on, and stepped forwards. With his toes dangling over the edge, he planned to jump, believing the world would be a better place without him in it. It wasn't the first time Lee tried to take his own life. When he was 19, he sat on his bed and contemplated taking an overdose. He fell into a dark place where he couldn't see any other way out of his pain. And he's not alone. Last year, 5,821 lives were lost to suicide - 75 per cent of them were men. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 and men who work in trade jobs, like Lee, have a three times higher risk of suicide. Lee, a shuttering carpenter from Beckton in East London, has battled mental health issues since he was 14, but like many men he ignored the warning signs hoping it would go away. … [Read more...] about Movember 2018: ‘I nearly threw myself off the scaffold,’ says builder bullied to brink of suicide – as he urges men to speak up
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A man is suing the Miami Dolphins after he nearly lost his toe from a falling slab of marble while at a home game at Hard Rock Stadium. Jean Michaud was at LIV -- a club inside the stadium -- two Sundays ago waiting for a drink when a large slab from underneath the bar fell on his foot. "First thing I did was request assistance from security," Michaud said. "It was about 30 minutes before someone arrived." It took another hour for medical assistance to arrive, Michaud alleged. "When they did remove the sock everyone's reaction was the same – they covered their face, and I didn't see it yet, but I knew it was bad," Michaud recalled. The falling marble sliced his big toe. The injury was so bad, doctors initially thought they had to amputate it. "They said they would try to save it," Michaud said. "Through the surgery, they were able to keep the toe attached with stitches, but they said I won't have a nail bed moving forward, so there's that frustration." Michaud said the … [Read more...] about Man Sues After Nearly Losing Toe at Miami Dolphins Game
A BUSINESSMAN says he's been "robbed of his life" after cutting his foot while taking a dip in a hotel swimming pool at a Caribbean resort. Stewart Vine, 57, nearly died after his foot got infected and he later lost his job and his seven-year marriage also broke down. Stewart cut his foot on the floor of the pool at the Jolly Beach Resort and Spa, in Antigua, that he booked through British Airways. It later became infected, causing his toe to turn black with sepsis. He was told to prepare for the worst by doctors but they managed to save him by amputating his little toe on his left foot. But after taking eight months to recover he was forced to close his successful courier business and also split from his wife Sarah. He said: "This has robbed me of my life. If I could turn back the clock and not get in that pool and have my toe back I would do it in a heartbeat. Before the injury I had everything and now I have nothing. "But the tour operator BA couldn't care less about me. I tried to … [Read more...] about Businessman nearly dies after cutting his foot on hotel swimming pool at Caribbean resort and then loses wife and career
Published 9:03 am, Friday, September 1, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 3 Tips for Planning Your Next Doctor's Visit 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - It was nearly ten years ago that Sherry recalls she just didn’t feel like herself. “I loved travelling, swimming, and snorkeling,” she says. “But I was so tired, I would come home and drop. I felt like a wet mop.” So, when Sherry went to her doctor and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she knew it was time to take control of her health. She decided to work closely with her healthcare team and lean on her family and friends for support. Together with her doctor, she made a plan to help her manage type 2 diabetes and find ways to start enjoying some of her favorite activities again. Sherry knows that doctor’s visits are essential to effectively manage type 2 diabetes. Here are a few of her suggestions on how you can make the most of each … [Read more...] about 3 Tips for Planning Your Next Doctor’s Visit
It was supposed to be a joyous and memorable time: Magdalena Malec was pregnant with her third child, and her other two were no doubt counting down the days until Christmas.But by the time Christmas Day arrived in 2014, Malec had miscarried and been diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy.Malec, who had been sent home from the hospital days earlier with medication to ease her discomfort, was now in agony and back at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, 35 miles from London, according to an account from her attorney.She was rushed into an operating room to treat the ectopic pregnancy, a condition in which a fertilized egg becomes wedged inside one of the fallopian tubes.But her condition didn't improve.Malec, who had an elevated temperature before the operation, maintained a fever and developed a rash on her legs - symptoms her doctors attributed to an allergic reaction to antibiotics that she had been given.They switched her medications, but the 31-year-old continued to get worse, her … [Read more...] about Doctors ignored the signs of sepsis, she says. Now she has no legs or fingers.