Sunday and thought I would give you a little FYI…..today is a little medical news….
Remember the days when Pharma pushed a drug for those that cried and laughed uncontrollably? Or maybe you will recall the “Restless Leg Syndrome”?
Now we have another ‘new’ disease that will need a drug to control….
The condition is called “Phantom Rectum Syndrome”…..
You may have heard of phantom limb syndrome, a particularly odd condition that 80-100 percent of people experience after going through an amputation.
Amputees can experience sensations, discomfort, and pain that feels like it’s coming from a limb or appendage that is no longer there. Though common after limb amputation, the condition can also affect people who have had other body parts removed, including breasts, tongues, penises, and even internal organs. In fact, if you can feel sensations in it pre-removal (we’re looking at you, stomach and bladder) then it’s possible to have phantom discomfort or pain in it after operation.
This is true also of people who go through operations to have their rectum and colon removed (for instance following rectal cancer located low down in the rectum), leaving patients with a condition known as “phantom rectum syndrome”.
“People who have lost a limb, still feel pain or itching or they feel like their limb’s still there,” BBC presenter Sam Cleasby, who runs the website So Bad Ass documenting her experience following a colectomy in 2013, told the BBC. “So that’s the same but in your rectum. It’s like your brain doesn’t know that it’s not attached anymore.”
The syndrome affects somewhere between 32 and 68 percent of patients following rectum resection, and varies in its effects. Around half of people who experience it do so as pain, with others feeling sensations such as itching, feeling of feces in the rectum, an urge to defecate, feeling like your anus is contracting, feeling like you are passing wind, tightness, stinging, shooting pains, and pins and needles.
As long as we are on Uranus…..how would you like to earn as much as $180,000 a year?
In these days of high inflation we all could use some extra cash…..
If so I have an answer for you.
Every time you poop, you might be flushing money down the toilet.
It’s true. Some medical companies will pay healthy donors for their stool. Depending on the company, the poop is then used for microbiome studies or in treatment of patients with Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that causes infections in the colon.
Looking for a side hustle? Your poop could save lives and make you some cash in the process.
Here’s what you need to know to sell your poop.
The amount you earn with each donation depends on the company.
- HumanMicrobes pays $500 per stool donation. If you poop daily and send it, you could net up to $180,000 per year.
- GoodNature offers $25-75 per visit and up to $1,500 per month.
- Poop With Purpose pays $50 per donation and up to $1,500 per month.
Like any other side hustle, get details on compensation before you sign any contracts or make any commitments.
While everybody poops, not everyone is eligible to be a donor. Each company has health and geographical requirements.
Now you have all the health news for this Sunday…..
Be Well….Be Safe….
“lego ergo scribo”