6/03/2009 12:09am, #181
Biochemistry final's on Thursday.
YouTube - Europe - The Final Countdown (Live)
... yeah, that's right.
Question for an especially ambitious reader: are D-glucose and L-glucose enantiomers or C-5 epimers?
Ophthalmologist was a bust. He's referred me to a second neurologist, which is probably going to be another three to six month wait (assuming he even remembers to do the referral). I'm probably going to push my GP to give me the all-clear so I can resume weight training (under the watchful eye of my physiotherapist).
6/03/2009 12:44am, #182
Also, speaking of carbohydrates...
Fructose degradation , sometimes called fructolysis, is carried out in the liver. In the first step, fructose is phosphorylated by fructokinase, which uses ATP as a cosubstrate. This yields fructose-1-phosphate. The latter is then cleaved by aldolase B, which is found mainly in the liver, in keeping with the liver's prominent role in fructose degradation. The products of this reaction are dihydroxyacetone phosphate, which is a metabolite in glycolysis, and glyceraldehyde. Finally, glyceraldehyde is phosphorylated (using ATP) by glyceraldehyde kinase. This yields glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate, which again is an intermediate of glycolysis (Figure 4.1-2).
Glyceraldehyde can alternatively be utilized by conversion to glycerol, and subsequently to glycerol-1-phosphate. The latter is a substrate in the synthesis of triacylglycerol, that is fat. Fructose and sucrose appear to promote obesity more strongly than equivalent amounts of starch or glucose; if that is the case, the utilization via glycerol-1-phosphate may be among the reasons.
6/04/2009 11:19am, #183
6/04/2009 12:04pm, #184
I was sure the Ophthalmologist would be able to help.>:\ I can't imagine much more a neurologist could do for you outside of recommending surgery or something.
6/04/2009 12:25pm, #185
Him: "Your visual acuity is 20/20, so there's nothing wrong with your eyes."
Me: "... last time I had it tested, it was 20/10."
Him: *blank stare*
Me: "That's a fifty percent deterioration."
Him: "There were no abnormalities in your eyes."
Of course there's nothing physically wrong with my eyes. It was a judo throw, not a freakin' eye gouge. But I'm still getting optical symptoms (double-vision/blurriness/astigmatism in left eye, photosensitivity). And apparently those are "not his department".
What do the symptoms I am experiencing in certain circumstances imply about the effects these circumstances have on my brain?
(Meaning: is lifting weights going to make me dumber?)
Nobody's thinking in those terms, though. They're all thinking "what can I tell this guy that will stop him from wasting resources and protect me from a malpractice lawsuit with the least effort possible on my part?"
6/05/2009 2:41pm, #186
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6/05/2009 8:16pm, #187
1) I'm probably not going to get any worse.
2) They don't think they can help me get any better.
As such, I'm getting a lot of nothing. If they thought I was at risk of a significant deterioration, they'd be working to prevent that. Conversely, if they were convinced that it's not merely PCS and therefore untreatable, I might have been able to convince one of them to work with me.
So it's not like this for everyone in all circumstances. Still sucks for me, though.
6/08/2009 6:45pm, #188
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Only gotten to page 7 so far, but I must say it's one of the most rewarding threads I've read so far. Very interesting to read, as I'm not smart enough to figure this stuff out for myself. It did make me think though, because one of those things in your tripod is rest.
How, and how much, do you think a sleep disorder would screw up the triangle? More specifically, delayed sleep phase disorder/syndrome when you have to get up at regular time (about 7 AM) anyways, or 6 AM to get some training done before school/work, resulting in no more than four hours sleep every night, some times less. (Excluding weekends.)
How it would affect training health, general physical health and mental health.
As you may have figured, I have this condition myself, and I'm curious as to how much this has actually affected my life in general, and my training specifically.
Because for a couple of years I used the diagnose as a crutch to, well, not give everything 100%, since I didn't get enough sleep and stuff, or sleep longer (past most of the school day) so I would be fully rested for the rest of the day, especially training. While the last year, I have not used it at all, but gotten up at 7 am to go to school, or 6 am to train for 45 min before going to school, no matter if I had a full nights sleep (rare!) or (most common) only about 3 hours.
Also, if there might be something to do about it to get a more 'normal' life that my doctor might've missed.
If I've hijacked your thread, feel free to ignore, but I had to ask since you seem like you know your way around studies and the internet, and you've found out for yourself how useless a lot of doctors are.
PS: I'd link you to it, but the only page about this I really know of is wiki, and I wouldn't trust that site with my History grade, much less my life.
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6/08/2009 11:16pm, #189
6/09/2009 4:00am, #190
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As a student I couldn't afford to eat correctly for 3 years, and it was around the beginning of that the dsps really hit me and I got it diagnosed. I wonder if it could just be a symptom of malnutrition, and not necessarily the underlaying (though definitely a) cause of some other problems, like me being a hardgainer, suffer from sleep deprivation, cycles of depression... The more I think about it, the more sense it makes, but... Well, cause -> effect isn't always as straight-forward as we'd like it to be, is it?
Hmm, I wonder if I could sue Norway for however I turn out.
Has to move away from home from school at age 16 -> insufficient scholarship -> unhealthy diet in more ways than one -> sleep disorder sets in -> depression -> might not get grades in school because of lack of attending classes because not enough sleep -> stress, worry and depressions follow, the sleep disorder gets worse -> depressions and general hopelessness = no motivation -> flunks school, bad general health, migraines and depressions.
Wonder what's screwed me over the most so far, and if the cause-effect chain is flawed in any way.
Lol, and I aspire to be a paramedic in 4 years, and a professional MMA fighter in 8.
(On a different note, what the hell is this smiley? -> :3some: ? )
*watches biker mice from mars in an attempt not to fall asleep since it's 11 am, no sleep tonight* >_>