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Sunday, May 27, 2012

lucy liu plays lori cerasoli in sherlock holmes TV show

Lucy Liu tackles addiction as a sober companion

Lucy Liu may have never been addicted to drugs or had an alcohol abuse problem, but she seemed to always be around sober companions throughout her career. If she did have an addiction, she kept it out of the press, and out of the public's view.

Lucy Liu is cast as sober companion Jane Watson

Lucy Liu has been cast with Jonny Lee Miller in CBS’s upcoming pilot, Elementary. This is a modern day retelling of Sherlock Holmes, where liu plays a sober companion to Jonny's Sherlock holmes character, who has an addiction, and in recovery. Properly expressed as "Eccentric Brit" might be politically correct way to describe the Sherlock Holmes character who is a former consultant to Scotland Yard. His addiction problems have led him to a rehab center in New York City. Just out of rehab, Holmes now lives in Brooklyn with “sober companion” Joan Watson, a former surgeon who lost her license after a patient died, while consulting for the NYPD.

Hired by parents

As part of the condition for accepting the job, or getting money from his dad, or some reason he must obey his father's rules, the lead is required to hire a sober companion.

Johnny Lee Miller describes the sober companion character

“She’s looking after Sherlock, initially,” Jonny said. “She’s the sober companion [who] has to accompany him everywhere, [and] try and keep him on the straight and narrow, but he’s got it in his head that he wants to start work as a consultant – a detective consultant — so he drags her along with him and he starts to see that she has some real abilities to bring to the table.”

watch the Elementary promo trailer from CBS here

In the brief promo click on youtube, it looked like lucy adds nothing to the curiosities of a wired sherlock holmes, and appears naive to the trouble that sherlock holmes draws her into, purely by being in close proximity.  While the "elementary" promo shows very little, there is much action to watch, car chases, car accidents, stints in jail due to reckless abandon. It appears that lucy as sober companion jane watson, is hired by sherlocks father, and it seems like she might not want to be there, especially when sherlock totals her own car. Another observation from the promo is that while many of dr. sober companion's contemporaries are changing their names to sober coaches, hollywood is sticking with the classic name of sober companion. It would be much harder to take lucy liu serious if she was only known as a coach, and their weren't any sports. dr. sober companion chooses to also remain with the classic terminology of sober companion, to describe the profession.

Lucy, who most recently appeared on TNT’s “Southland” said her Dr. Watson has her own demons.
“Don’t waste your time doing things you don’t want to be doing” says Liu. “That’s the one thing I’ve learned [is to say]: ‘That’s not something I would like to do, so I think I’m going to have to pass on that.’ Saying no isn’t easy, she admits, but doing so gives Liu more time to do the things she likes. “I don’t think my martial arts training is going to save me in this environment”

Lucy Liu meets sober companion Lori Cerasoli

In 2 charlie's angels movies with co-star drew barrymore, lucy liu may have worked side by side with sober companion lori cerasoli, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. lori cerasoli was Drew barrymore's sober companion throughout most of drew barrymore's adult career. Drew barrymore has had an addiction almost her entire hollywood career, or at least since she was a teen. Her addiction to drugs and alcohol was so bad, she needed to hire a sober companion, and thats where we speculate lucy liu learned much to draw on for her new "elementary" role as a sober companion jane watson, who tags along solving crimes.

Drew Barrymore was a star by the time she was seven years old, a drug addict by twelve. Her inspirational comeback from a highly publicized battle with drug and alcohol addiction has left this former child star wiser, happier, and more triumphant then ever.

Sherlock Holmes vs. other incarnations on movies and TV

Since CBS gave the lead roles classical names, it begs to compare various roles and incarnations of the famed sherlock holmes and dr. watson. We don't have to look very far as movie companies are still banking from the robert downey jr. version of sherlock holmes, which has had a sequel due to its success.

Another comparison might be the mentalist, who also uses the power of deducing and maybe a little luck and flare to solve violent and deadly crimes. The mentalist seems to always have his own life on the line, and becomes way to personally involved for his own safety.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wouldn't give a whit which adaptation anyone likes. As he said to William Gillette when he was writing the first stage adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, "You may marry him [to a woman] or murder him or do what you like with him." The man got so sick of his own character he tried to kill him off, and only brought him back due to financial reasons and the demand of the public.

Liu does not save patients life

So the big question is: "how is lucy liu as a TV version sober companion?" and "does she help or her hurt the sober companion profession?"  dr. sober companion has learned that the Liu character was irresponsible, in that she caused the death of a patient through poor supervision. Her punishment was loss of her medical license. (dr. sober companion is opposed to this back story, as it implies irresponsibility in someone whose only job is to save a life.)

“Watson has been in a kind of state of humiliation. She has been kicked out of her practice for malpractice,” Lucy told Access. “I think she’s kind of been having a few tough years and so she starts doing this job of being a sober companion and she discovers a new client that is more complicated than she would’ve expected. And I think she sort of drowns herself in her work, because it takes the thought [away] that she has to think about the state of her own life.”

Was dr. sober companion consulted on "elementary"?

dr. sober companion was not consulted on "elementary", nor was he shown an advance preview of the pilot episode. Maybe this article will show CBS PR, that by giving advanced access to actual sober companions, like dr. sober companion, that it is good for business. (beyond the consultant hired) For press enquirers and responses to lucy liu portrayel of famed sober companion lori cerasoli, we recommend you ask lori cerasoli directly. Lori Cerasoli has been portrayed in movies, and is the ideal role model.

Isn't Liu a cop on another TV show?

Lucy Liu, best known for her roles in TV’s Ally McBeal and the big screen’s Charlie’s Angels, takes on a new challenge: police officer, in the gritty TNT drama Southland. 


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

open knee surgery for torn acl requires donjoy knee brace

open knee surgery for torn acl may require donjoy knee brace

Some people are born with bad knees, while others are reckless, and cause the need for open knee surgery all by themselves. donjoy knee braces are a popular choice for people with an active lifestyle.

(please note: not all of the images of knee surgery are tiger woods, but are used as an artistic explanation of how serious and painful knee surgery is. knee surgery could have lead to the primary drug addiction of tiger woods)

How did tiger woods become addicted after his knee injury?

tiger woods open knee surgeries and pain medication addiction: Doctor sober companion rediscovered why my visitors need pain medication and the addiction it causes when I saw how much people took an interest to my tiger woods pain medication addiction article. 

People were as interested in seeing the actual knee surgery photos, as they were as to the effects on tiger woods children. You see, pain killer addiction effects more than yourself. It effects your children and ends marriages, or its used as an excuse by a cheating man like tiger woods. While pain killers and acl surgery did not end the career of tiger woods, he never recovered to the level he once had.

Why is the cost of custom fitted donjoy knee brace so high?

The cost of a well made custom knee brace does not matter, because most health insurance companies as well as medicare pay for most of the cost. To get your medical insurance to pay for the knee brace, they only need a prescription from a health provider or physican. The knee braces do cost from $500 to over a thousand dollars for custom made knee braces and the custom fittings involved, but much cheaper if you buy it online, and call the company about helping you with billing reimbursement and proper fitting directions on your own..

How much does a brace cost and where can I buy a knee brace?

DJO products are sold through medical facilities and distributors. They could also be purchased online. knee braces are not only for senior citizens At first, I thought that knee braces were only used by the elderly, and that knee pain and knee surgery happen with a lifetime of use. Then I read up in forums, websites and learned from knee brace manufactures like: donjoy, ossur, asterisk, cti, breg, bearenfeld that knee braces are bought for many reasons, besides post operative, and that its not always to avoid re-injury. While there are knee braces for all types of injuries, this article is mostly for people requiring a functional knee brace.

What is a functional knee brace?

FUNCTIONAL KNEE BRACES such as donjoy's Defiance, Defiance III, 4TITUDE and Legend knee braces, all function the same. donjoy's 4 Points of Leverage applies to all of these functional braces. The Defiance and Defiance III are constructed of carbon fiber and is the strongest choice for contact sports.

Why is the custom fitting so important to ACL, PCL and CI knee injuries?

Because custom brace's are made individually for each patient. The customization results in an optimal fit, while providing protection and support. The donjoy Armor, 4titude and Legend are off-the-shelf or sized braces. These braces provide excellent support and convenience. Functional knee braces from donjoy and other knee brace manufactures come in three variations: ACL, PCL and CI.

What is the difference between ACL, PCL and CI knee injuries?

The donjoy functional bracing line was designed to provide ligamentous control to the knee both pre-injury (prophylactically) and post-injury. The majority of product usage occurs post-injury.

  • The most common ligament injury is a tear of the (ACL) anterior cruciate ligament. 
  • The second most common injury is damage to the (PCL) posterior cruciate ligament, while
  • The third is a (CI) combination injury to both the ACL and PCL ligaments aka Combined Instabilities, which is mainly caused by a major trauma to the knee joint.
 Because each of these injuries creates specific indications in the joint, donjoy applies the appropriate leverage forces to support the affected ligament. Therefore, when an ACL is torn, donjoy recommends an ACL specific brace. This donjoy brace will supply the appropriate force loads to control any anterior tibial movement that the ACL itself would usually control. Likewise, a PCL or CI brace will address the distinct needs of these injuries.

Who is the knee brace made for?

Most people who wrote about post operative knee injuries whether man or woman always mentioned the brusing, which eventually went away, while the scars did not. Knee pain and just the thought of going through more surgeries is enough reason to wear a knee brace. The forums were full of active young people discussing their knee surgeries, while others were discussing prevention measures. The highest volume of activity on the forums was from motorcycle riders, dirt bike riders, surfers, snow boarders, rodeo clowns and cowboys and skiers.

donjoy knee braces are worn by pro athletes

The knee brace manufactures like donjoy orthopedics had endorsements from physiotherapists of the NFL, United States olympic ski team, surfers and rodeo associations. Some boards discussed athletes injuries and the knee braces they wore. Some even had youtube video's of the actual knee injury to college or pro athletes. My overall findings is that knee pain can come from a bad injury or from no injury at all. Knee pain can affect a teen or someone in old age. Knee pain happens in women just as much as men. knee pain needs pain killers that could lead to addiction of pain medication. While knee pain is serious, it could only ruin your life if you let it. While it could require knee replacement surgery, or new ligaments from a cadaver, or pins and bedrest, and thousands of hours of physical therapy and rehabilitation.

patients buy their donjoy knee braces online

Prescriptions are needed for both pain medication and knee braces. Most knee brace manufactures like donjoy orthopedics, have fitting specialists for custom made knee braces as well as reimbursement specialists, that help get your health insurance to pay for the knee brace. It is not unheard of for people to shop online for knee braces, because they are not satisfied with the knee brace that the hospital or medical doctor picked out. While one knee brace fits well and is comfortable for some people, it is not the right knee brace for everybody. Some knee brace manufactures are better at unloading, while others are better for specific ligaments or meniscus tears like acl, mcl, lcl, medial meniscus and lateral meniscus tearing injuries. DonJoy makes several functional braces to address instabilities in the knee joint from the custom Defiance to the Playmaker. Since many of the donjoy braces and other custom knee brace manufactures are sold by prescription only, it is suggested that patients seek advice from their medical provider to ensure they get the correct brace for their specific condition. It also appears mandatory in certain sports like football linemen, dirt bikers. Many people buy donjoy knee braces because its either the physicians choice, or because its the knee brace of choice. donjoy knee braces are not cheap, but neither is the though of a reinjury. You can contact donjoy customer service department at 800-336-6569, or ++ 1-760-734-4729 for International callers. donjoy knee brace

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Substance abuse and religion - why faith based?

Substance abuse and religion: What if you're not ready to turn to religion for your substance abuse?

Dr. Sober Companion is a non-faith-based approach to saving your life from a dangerous addiction to drugs, alcohol and gambling. Dr. Sober Companion is the answer to your prayers, for the perfect way to transition from the rehab facility to the rest of your life. If you're not quite ready to be on your own, and don’t want to get started with religious counseling or continue with a faith based approach.

"Its your last day at rehab. You just made it 1 month or more at a faith based rehab facility."

Congratulations on being sober for the longest time in your adult life. Follow up treatment is very important at this stage, because you're going to be on your own, making some good and some bad decisions.

Substance abuse can kill you

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Email dr. sober companion to keep you alive. Your life is priceless and precious. If you love yourself, and your family still care about you, you might not want to turn Jesus Christ, or you might not be Christian or catholic. You don’t have to turn to religion for reconciliation, and you don’t need a faith based approach.

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