My interview with InForum

Hello readers! I was recently interviewed by lovely Tracy Frank  from InForum about my chronic pain and how I deal with it everyday. For those who follow my blog from the very beginning, you know that Sifa's Corner started as a health blog to raise awareness on the disease Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. 10 years with the pain and discomfort, and now finally I have a voice to reach other people and help them. Have a look at the article and share your thoughts. Article can be found here. If

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Embrace your “flaws” !

If you are a religious person, you know every creation of God is beautiful. If you are confused about the existence of God, still you cannot deny the fact that mother nature has an artistic mind & given unique touch of exquisiteness in all of the elements.In spite of all the positivity, sometimes we tend to fixate only on the negative sides of our lives.“My job is not good enough” or “My nose is too big” or “My lips are thin” or “My boyfriend/husband has forgotten the anniversary”.Give me a

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Anniversary OR Looking back into the life of a TOSer

[If you don't know about TOS/Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, click here.]For those who are reading this article thinking it as a sweet memoir of some lovable memory, I am sorry to disappoint you.3 years ago today, I was preparing for my right cervical rib removal surgery, scared and unknown of the outcome...But full of hope that everything will be okay as soon as I get rid of that “thing”.Most of us who have had this rib removal surgery go through the same phase, same emotion- more or less. It’s hard

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Fish Oil: yay or nay?

[This article is intended for general knowledge and information. Consult your physician before taking any new medication.] Fish oil or Omega 3 fatty acid and its benefit to health is one of the most discussed topic right now. After learning many peoples’ experiences and reading many articles about the positive effects of fish oil in our body, I got curious and dug deeper into this topic. Here’s what I have found. SOURCE Fish oil comes from the tissues of fatty

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Good foods,Greater benefits!

Today I am writing about some common foods with wonderful health benefits which we eat and sometimes hesitate to eat.So let’s get started.Fats and oils-I am talking about the “good” fats here…. Like omega 3 fatty acids [related article here] . Salmon, sardine, herring, mackerel are rich sources of omega 3 fatty acid.Olive oil, canola oil, rice bran oil, grape seed oil, walnut oil these are linked to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.poor olive oil from Popeye cannot take

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Pain killer or Silent killer?

[Disclaimer: This article should not be used for diagnostic & prescribing purpose.  It is produced for general knowledge and raising awareness for the overdose dangers.]“Oh... My head/leg/arm is killing me. Where is the bottle of pain killer??”This is the most common urge we have when we are in any type of physical pain. Very few persons can resist this temptation of taking pain killers (and I salute those few!). Being in constant pain, I also had to take pain killers almost every day,

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Update!

[DISCLAIMER: Due to graphic content of the images viewer discretion is advised.]My 2 months update of the surgery.As you can see above, the swelling is almost gone! But the scar is still reddish, which will take some more time to be normal I guess.Okay...lets talk about the improvements.-Pain is present in the operated site , neck and chest…but tolerable (as long as I am not doing anything heavy).-I am abstaining myself from heavy activities and exercise. I can lift things with the left arm now,

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