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Sep 07, 2012 in the Bone Cancer Community - 3
I wish, unfortunately I live in Texas but the Orthopedic Oncologist that I have is great. What ever type of something that I have doesn't show up on xrays??? I have been trying to find information about a bone tumor that does not show up on xray. I go for my biopsy on Monday and I get my results back on the 25th of September. I already see a medical onco...
Sep 05, 2012 in the Cancer Community - 2
Did you see your Scan? I ask this because I saw my scan and I looked up bone scans and there are two different types of results (clear background with the radioactive material showing up in black and a black background with the radioactive material showing up white) if it is the Black background and you have what the doctors call hot spots (really bright spot...
Sep 05, 2012 in the Bone Cancer Community - 3
Hi, I have the results of a bone scan that was taken last week and the doctor stated that there was a "hot Spot" lit on the top part of my femur to the middle of my thigh. I originally went to this doctor because I had hip pain and the first orthopedic surgeon stated that I had a tumor on my pelvic bone and that was the cause of my pain and not m...
Jul 25, 2012 in the Heart Disease Community - 11
I have been on coumadin for 9 years and I have had my INR range anywhere from 1.7 to 15, and I have what the docs consider to be an unstable INR because of all of the other meds that I take. I test once per week at home and type my results into the computer and the company monitoring my results inform my doctor when ever I am out of range (weekly). INR's...
Jul 17, 2012 in the Pain Management Community - 4
I understand where you are coming from, I need a hip replacement but the ortho doc says that I'm too young, I need foot surgery but the ped doc says he don't want to do surgery because I have congestive heart failure. I feel like I'm in a lose - lose situation and that is what your situation sound like to me. I went to a pain management doc and...
Apr 28, 2012 in the Congestive Heart Failure Community - 1
Today I saw a Heart Transplant / Heart Failure Specialist and she stated that I did not qualify for a heart transplant because I have a form of sickle cell with beta-thallasemia (blood disorders), shrunken kidneys (probably from my diabetes) Diabetes also caused gastroparesis, bladder paresis, and peripheral neuropathy. Not not only did she tell me I'm n...
Apr 12, 2012 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 1
Hi, Did your cardiologist do a 24 hour Holter Monitor? It's where you wear essentially an EKG for 24 hours :) That test would tell him and you what type of irregular heart rhythm you may have. If he didn't I would request one, because this is one of the best ways to catch rhythms that do not happen all the time. I have had this test that has range...
Apr 12, 2012 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 4
Hi MikesterH, I wouldn't worry too much but I would take it a little easy on the exercise until you hear back from the cardiologist. I was about your age when I was diagnosed with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (weak heart muscle) found out that all of my grandmothers brothers and sisters had the same thing. The best advice I can give you is not to...
Jan 24, 2012 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 4
Is that the correct name? when I researched that name it is an ingredient in energy drinks? Just asking cause I have been on almost all of the anti-arrythmics except for the new version of amiodarone (simply because I don't see paying more money for a drug that doesn't really work that well) Right now I take amiodarone but for the last few weeks I h...
Dec 25, 2011 in the Diabetes - Type 1 Community - 2
I have a child that is 13 and since she was about 4 we thought she was a diabetic, my mom who is a nurse told me that I should have her tested and I did. The doctor did a regular fasting BG and it was 110 (high but still normal) she has had a few high BG readings, I am diabetic so I check her BG also. She goes to the bathroom a lot especially at night, and sh...