The more it is researched, the more clear it becomes that laughter has genuine healing qualities for both the soul and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patient's physical body. Cracking a smile and having a positive mood can trigger the increased production of "feel good" hormones (endorphins) in your body and boost your immune system. The best part is that you can fake it! Just the "pulling of the face muscles to create a smile" stimulates endorphins suggests the website, Chronic Illness and Laughter. Famous author Norman Cousins said that 15 minutes of laughter would relieve his painful auto-immune disease symptoms for up to two hours. This knowledge empowers CKD patients which is why KidneyBuzz.com is committed to offer uplifting material that is sure to put a smile on your face; and if not, you are allowed to fake it!
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1.) A List of things that you do not want to hear during your Kidney Transplant Surgery:
- "Oops! How do you do this again?"
- " Hand me that...uh...that uh.....thingy"
- "Don't worry, I think it's sharp enough."
- " Wait a minute, if this is the spleen, then what's that?"
- "Damn, there go the lights again..."
- "What do you mean, he's not insured?"
2.) The CKD patient asked his Nephrologist, "Will the procedure hurt me, doctor?" "Only when you get the bill, Mr. Brown" she replied.
3.) A CKD patient was wheeling himself frantically down the hall of the hospital in his wheelchair, just before his operation. A nurse stopped him and asked, "What's the matter?"
He said, "I heard my nurse say, 'It's a very simple operation, don't worry, I'm sure it will be all right.'"
"She was just trying to comfort you, what's so frightening about that?"
"She wasn't talking to me. She was talking to my surgeon!"
4.) Two old men were arguing the merits of their doctors. The first one said, "I don't trust your fancy doctor. He treated old Jake Waxman for a kidney ailment for nearly a year, and then Jake died of a liver ailment."
"So what makes you think your doctor is any better?" asked his friend.
"Because when my doctor treats you for a kidney ailment, you can be sure you'll die of a kidney ailment."
5.) According to a recent study, kidney donors live just as long as people who still have two kidneys. Unfortunately heart donors didn't show the same positive results.
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Along with being a natural and effective painkiller, laughter can also help prevent heart disease and lowers stress hormones. Now that you understand the many positive effects of laughing and smiling, you should find ways to incorporate them into your everyday life. Be generous with what you laugh at and to who you give a smile.
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