ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2016 03:43 pm
@roger,
Walking, natural. Go for it. I am guessing imaging can matter.

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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 7 Mar, 2016 05:31 pm
@roger,
I'm sorry, but I didn't notice you were gone. Someone has to be gone a lot longer than two weeks for me to notice.

I'm very glad to see that you seem to have gotten through what must have been a harrowing event, relatively unscathed (although I would keep an eye on your infatuation with HRC. If that doesn't fade entirely by the end of the month, drop everything and so see a specialist!)

I hope you find yourself completely back to the point from where you started (notice I didn't use "normal?") as soon as possible.

All the best.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 7 Mar, 2016 05:38 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
True, I was far from normal before the event. Seriously, accumulated disabilities are hard to distinguish from the new.

As for the HRC thing, I have a neurological appointment later in the month and might raise the issue. Do you think there is a chance she might order a 72 hour hold?
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JPB
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 05:38 am
How are you doing, Roger? Seen the neurologist yet?
roger
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 12:55 pm
@JPB,
The appoint was changed twice. It's now in early May. I'm really scheduled for way more than I think necessary, especially considering the nothingness of the appointments I've kept so far.
JPB
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 03:02 pm
@roger,
Sounds like you're seeing improvements. They're establishing post-event baselines and making sure whatever anticoagulants you're on are at the right dosage. My neurologist wanted to see me annually. I gave him a couple years and proclaimed myself fine. May or may not have been a wise choice but I sleep well at night Smile
roger
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 03:43 pm
@JPB,
I'm about to declare myself fine to the whole mess of them. I swear to goodie, you get involved with the medical community and they think you belong to them to milk as long as they haven't met their revenue goals for the fiscal year.

'Scuse me. I'm tired of the whole mess.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 05:22 pm
@roger,
seems the same Ive experienced in the past few weeks having my gall bladder assume a new address. Theyve poked prodded and biopsied everything that doesnt move an then write a bunch of confusing reports with reccomendations for folloowups that appear more a revenue stream generator than actual medical concern. I was first impressed with the technology but now realize that much of it was plugged in a turned on just because it was there.
They really had all the data they needed to evict my "angry bladder" from the initial MRI. All the rest was merely "yep" "there it is".

.

ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 05:30 pm
I've had sort of wild experiences at my now preferred hospital of choice, given my takes on the antics of the other key one in town (in short, money grabbers, as I figured out after time did some passing):

the preferred place:
A) amazingly good (then and now) experience with my eye doc (PhD and then MD, both sharp and kind and not hard to look at, though I could be his mother. I would have had to marry a very tall man, and that wasn't my way)

B) rancid experience with a stupid doc in the breast cancer venue, misread my chart. I probably should have written a letter. I had one of the most well reputed breast cancer surgeons in the country (because she lived in my then area) and that dumbo missed it; I have her notes to me.

C) a twelve hour stay in emergency room, during which I got, while not sleeping, to watch it empty out before I was taken. I take it I was diagnosed from afar and they were used to what was going on, a chalazion, but, y'know, I wasn't, never heard of that word. My left eye looked like a pink pig and hurt and scared the **** out of me.
I'll give them this, that the hall monitor, clearly smart and caring, calmed me down.


Anyway, Roger, I get your caution, and also figure you'll check in with them off and on.

Me, after all the razzmatazz about my blood pressure (started on pill immediately after no known history of my own, but for the one doctor visit, where it was very high) - went through years of lisonpril (don't get me started) and then via a cardiologist, another drug, whence I was doing ok, and he sent me back to my primary, and in time, my primary mused that I might not need the HP drugs anymore. I tested it. My bp has been fine ever since I stopped, months now. I've got my refrigerator door notes of some years, re the process.

I get the caution, but also think reviews can be useful.
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 05:32 pm
@farmerman,
I had three MRIs in the hospital, and several sono things. They did not find the proximate cause of the stroke, but were pretty sure of where it was due to the symptoms. They seemed impressed with the result. I was not.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 05:41 pm
@roger,
Sounds like it's time for a second opinion.
roger
 
  1  
Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 05:45 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Mostly, I think that's what I've been getting. They all say "Yep, looks like you had a stroke". Also, I'm having doubts about test, mri results, etc. that do not influence treatment. I mean, if information doesn't affect treatment, is it useful - or just satisfying to the medical profession to have bulging files of useless information.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 07:11 pm
@roger,
Nothing more than you had a stroke? No meds or lifestyle changes?
Sounds fishy, but I'm not a doctor.
roger
 
  1  
Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 08:57 pm
@cicerone imposter,
They've added two meds. One for cholesterol and one for blood clots. I'm not disputing the stroke, but question the need for multiple tests and appointments that haven't, and probably won't affect the treatment.
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 09:06 pm
@roger,
I think they're bound to overdo their testing to make sure they don't miss anything. You should feel some comfort in the fact that the doctors are doing everything they can to make sure your health is okay.
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margo
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 02:12 pm
Sheeesh, Roger!

I take my eye off you and go away for a cuppla weeks, and what do you do....stroke out!

Just as well you're improving....don't make me pick up that phone again to sort you out!

Keep getting better - be aware your stroke was caused by your whole body failing to cope with Donald Trump. That's the message!
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 02:20 pm
@margo,
Was that in Utah where Donald Trump came in last. HURRAH!
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 03:53 pm
@margo,
We could surely talk longer this time. In '07 it was seriously painful to either stand or sit. Lying down was no joy, either.
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