Life change in T-minus three months: I'm delighted to say that on June 25th, I'll be starting the first day of 26 months of leave from my job.

I've been working hard for 15 years, but even though I really do only three things in my life (Joshua, work and writing), I still feel like I am short-changing him and me. So, I made a budget, reduced my expenses and concluded that, with only savings, I would be able to take 2 years off work.

So, come the end of June, no more daycare for Joshua, all summer long or during the school year. I'll pick him up at school everyday at 3pm and we'll ski or skate or sled or read or whatever we want. On his mother's days, I'll drop him off with her after my patented papa daycare.

And when he's in school or with her, I'll write. I have far more ideas and writing plans than I can do anything with, so I'll try to take advantage of these two years to write 2,000 words per day, 5 days a week, 10 months a year. If my math isn't wrong, that could be anywhere from 500,000-800,000 words in two years. And if I make any money from that, it's just bonus.

I'll also catch up on reading and TV (I haven't really paid much attention to TV since the year 2000) and socializing and volunteering. I've wanted to become far more involved with SFWA for a while, and I'd really like to help continue to grow Ottawa's literary speculative fiction community.

I'm excited about this, as is Joshua. I'd rather have time than money and some job will be waiting for me when I get back :-) 
 


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1. Mengalami gejala kesemutan. Penderita darah tinggi akan sering mengalami kesemutan pada bagian wajah, tangan dan kakinya.Ini adalah gejala darah tinggi yang paling umum, sering juga dialami oleh para penderita kolesterol tinggi.
2. Muncul sakit kepala parah dan pusing yang harus diatasi dengan obat darah tinggi untuk menurunkan tekanan darah secara efektif. Sakit kepala yang muncul kadang berupa migraine atau vertigo.
3. Gangguan mata berupa penglihatan yang kabur karena sel saraf mata yang terganggu. Obat darah tinggi untuk mengatasi ini harus efektif memperbaiki kerusakan sel saraf.
4. Mimisan. Keluarnya darah dari hidung juga bisa menandakan adanya gejala darah tinggi sehingga harus diwaspadai. Segera periksakan tekanan darah anda saat mengalami mimisan yang tidak normal.
5. Sulit berkonsentrasi secara focus karena gejala darah tinggi telah mengarah pada gangguan saraf.
6. Mudah marah dengan indikasi wajah yang memerah. Obat darah tinggi yang digunakan benar benar harus secara tepat mengatasi serangan darah tinggi atau hipertensi yang telah mengarah pada gangguan saraf.

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1. Adanya gejala maag berupa mual mual dan muntah.
2. Munculnya keluhan perih atau sakit di bagian ulu hati hingga penderita tidak berselera makan. Saat makan akan terasa perih akibat luka lambung. Kondisi semacam inilah yang memerlukan obat maag yang efektif.
3. Keluhan begah dan kembung pada perut karena adanya gas dalam lambung.
4. Sakit perut yang hebat disertai keringat dingin saat muncul gejala maag kronis yang membuat penderita harus secepatnya melakukan tindakan dengan obat maag yang tepat untuk meredakan rasa nyeri.
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10/09/2016 11:24pm

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1. Penderita sering mengangkat beban berat dan bekerja terlalu keras hingga jaringan perut terdorong ke bawah dan melewati celah sempit diantara otot perut yang lemah hingga muncullah tonjolan hernia. Jika obat hernia yang digunakan sejak awal telah mampu menangani tonjolan ini maka anda bisa tenang karena berarti kondisi hernia belum cukup parah.
2. Penyebab hernia yang berasal dari turunnya jaringan lemak pada kantung buah zakar atau skrotum yang terjadi pada pria dewasa hingga menimbulkan rasa nyeri dan buah zakar yang membesar. Penanganan dengan obat hernia yang tepat bisameredakan pembesaran buah zakar secara alami.
3. Akibat sering mengedan pada ibu melahirkan normal atau karena batuk yang terus menerus hingga jaringan otot perut tidak lagi bisa menahan tekanan dan 4. muncullah tonjolan hernia.
4. Kelebihan berat badan. Meski resikonya terbilang kecil tapi obesitas bisa menjadi penyebab hernia karena jaringan lemak yang terlalu menumpuk hingga menurun dan masuk pada celah perut.
5. Faktor kehamilan dan celah lemah di perut. Ketika seorang wanita hamil maka resiko mengalami hernia akan lebih besar disebabkan tekanan pada perut ibu hamil yang mengarah kebawah. Diperlukan obat hernia yang aman tanpa efek samping untuk kondisi ibu yang sedang hamil agar tidak membahayakan ibu dan janin dalam kandungan.

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Penyebab Stroke bisa berasal dari faktor intern atau faktor ekstern. Yang dimaksud faktor intern adalah bila penyebab stroke berasal dari dalam fisik penderita stroke itu sendiri, dan faktor ekstern yang berasal dari luar fisik penderita. Sebelum kita memilih untuk menggunakan obat stroke yang ampuh maka terlebih dulu kita harus mengetahui jenis jenis penyebab stroke. Dibawah ini akan kami ulas beberapa hal yang menjadi pemicu munculnya serangan stroke yang bisa kita hindari :

1. Jenis penyakit kardiovaskular. Penyakit hipertensi, diabetes dan kolesterol tinggi adalah jenis penyakit penyebab stroke. Bila dalam keadaan yang tidak stabil kadar lemak darah, kadar gula darah dan tekanan darah tinggi bisa mengakibatkan komplikasi stroke yang secepatnya harus diatasi dengan obat stroke yang ampuh.
2. Gangguan pada organ jantung. Ketika organ jantung tidak berfungsi dengan baik maka akan berpengaruh pada sistem peredaran darah. Pembuluh darah di otak akan mengalami gangguan.
3. Kelebihan berat badan atau obesitas sebagai penyebab stroke lainnya. Dengan kadar lemak yang menumpuk dalam tubuh akan memicu penyumbatan pembuluh darah hingga memicu stroke. Penggunaan obat stroke bagi penderita obesitas harus secara efektif dilakukan untuk mencegah bahaya yang lebih parah.
4. Faktor pola hidup yang buruk. Kebanyakan kasus serangan stroke yang muncul dikalangan muda diakibatkan karena gaya hidup dan kebiasaan yang cenderung tidak sehat, seperti kebiasaan merokok, begadang, narkoba, dan juga alcohol.

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Hal hal yang memicu naiknya tekanan darah pada dinding arteri di jantung dapat dikategorikan sebagai penyebab darah tinggi. Hal hal tersebut adalah :

1. Faktor usia. Pada kalangan usia diatas 60 tahun resiko naiknya tekanan darah akan semakin besar. Itu disebabkan karena faktor elastisitas pembuluh darah yang telah mulai berkurang. Pada kalangan ini diperlukan metode pengobatan dengan obat darah tinggi yang tepat agar sistem peredaran darah dapat berfungsi kembali secara normal.
2. Faktor makanan. Penyebab darah tinggi bisa berasal dari faktor makanan yang mengandung berbagai zat hingga tekanan darah bisa beresiko meningkat. Yang termasuk kategori makanan pantangan untuk penderita darah tinggi diantaranya adalah jenis makanan berlemak, makanan dengan kadar garam tnggi, makanan dengan kadar zat kimia, makanan yang diawetkan, makanan mengandung kalori tinggi. Untuk menurunkan tekanan darah tersebut diperlukan obat darah tinggi yang disertai dengan pola makan sehat yang bisa membantu menurunkan tekanan darah.
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4. Faktor obesitas. Penyebab darah tinggi yang diakibatkan karena kadar lemak dalam tubuh berlebih bisa memunculkan penyakit lain seperti kolesterol dan gangguan penyempitan saluran pembuluh darah akibat plak lemak dalam darah. Untuk itu gunakan obat darah tinggi yang mampu menurunkan tekanan darah hingga stabil agar kondisi hipertensi tidak terus berlanjut.
5. Stress. Peningkatan hormone yang menimbulkan stress juga dapat meningkatkan resiko penyebab darah tinggi. Seorang penderita hipertensi yang dipicu dari stress dapat menggunakan obat darah tinggi secara tepat.

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