Bob Sagat, Betty White Influence Dr. Williams Humpday Blog! (Omicron News as well)
Betty White, Take 2
Good morning! Happy Humpday! Last week, I paid tribute to Betty White. Sadly, on Sunday, the death of another celebrity, Bob Saget, was reported. In honor of these comedians, I thought I'd try to make everyone laugh!
As Betty White said: “It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.”
On Monday, as I was rummaging through my closet, I decided to wear a pair of black pleather pants. I always loved these pants, and given the cold weather, I thought it was a perfect choice.
I was a wee bit concerned when I took them off the hanger and saw a little nick in the material. But as I put my outfit together, I have to admit, I was feeling pretty good, ready to rock the day!
The drive to the office was tedious due to Crosstown traffic...maybe a harbinger of what was to come!!! As I got out of the car, now in a bit of a rush because of the traffic, I found myself stuck to the car seat. I peeled myself away, leaving some of the pleather on the seat. The material had disintegrated.
So much for not being caught with your pants down! My attempt to save an animal and wear fake leather was an epic fail!
Fortunately, I had a pair of matching scrubs in the office, ao away with my day I went, minus the cute pants. But at least I had the office howling with laughter, so I'll take it as a win!
Now back to some medicine. As we start the new year, I am seeing high demand for women desiring removal of their old implants. Some women are opting for smaller sized implants, but most are choosing removal altogether with combination procedures such as a mastopexy, or breast lift.
I have taken out some pretty sad silicone gel implants recently(that rivaled my disintegrated pants, or worse!), so if you find yourself in a similar position, feel free to give us a call, and we can answer your questions regarding typical implant longevity, as well as the latest guidelines for implants which were released by the FDA this last fall.
We are seeing many changes to our schedule lately as people are having to reschedule appointments as a result of Covid. People are in quarantine (because they were exposed) or in isolation (because they have Covid). The numbers are sky high. Fortunately, Omicron isn't sending people to the hospital the way the Delta variant did, though Delta is still out there.
I think it's going to be hard for people to escape Omicron, because it's very contagious and has a high penetrance already in the community, but I have heard many accounts where the symptoms are very mild and short-lived.
Additionally, exposure to Omicron should increase one's natural immunity to this virus, and help it become a virus that is endemic, as opposed to being a pandemic. As I have said before, Covid is something we are going to have to live with.
My advice: if you have cold symptoms, including a headache, don't ignore them and assume the symptoms are nothing. They could signal Covid, and you could be spreading it. So if you are sick, an antigen test is a good way in my opinion to see if you have an active infection.
Additionally, stay home if you are sick. The antigen test has come under fire for false negatives, but if it is positive, I feel that it IS accurate. And the problem with a PCR test is that it detects viral DNA, which the body can shed for months after an infection, well beyond a person's contagious period.
Congrats to all of those Georgia Bulldog fans out there! I, personally, am getting ready for the Australian (Tennis) Open. It will be interesting to see if Novak Djokovic is able to play. And now there are reports that he could face 5 years in jail for falsely filling out his immigration forms as related to Covid.
The drama keeps mounting for him. Makes me think of the saying: rules for thee but not for me." And here's a little theme song to go along with this drama!
I hope everyone has a great rest of the week.