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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2017, 07:56:03 PM »
36 hours post-carpal tunnel release and I'm doing really well.  Pain has been minimal and managed with naproxen only.  I'm a little worried that I'll overdo it in the absence of pain.

The doctor offered me a scrip for Dilaudid.  Perhaps some people have much more pain than I do with this surgery, but that seems like significant overkill.  I took a scrip for Percocet and filled it but haven't used it.
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2017, 09:08:07 PM »
I currently have the hiccoughs for the fifth time today.
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2017, 12:28:07 PM »
I seem to have bruised my tailbone or something.  Sitting with good posture is very uncomfortable, I need to tilt.

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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2017, 12:29:51 PM »
I bitched about my ear infection but forgot to post here. Don't know why i went to work. in so much pain.
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2017, 02:29:00 PM »
Looks like DW is going to have her thyroid removed.  Not diseased, just enlarged.  After some more checks they might offer to only take out half.  Got some researchin to do.
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2017, 06:00:31 PM »
Abscess in right leg appeared almost overnight. Doctor lanced, cleared and drained and is treating it aggressively with Bactrim since I had surgery a week ago and he is worried about the possibility of MRSA.
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2017, 02:15:49 PM »
Wife got some kind of insect bite at the company picnic Saturday.  Big rash, go to doctor, he says it's cellulitis.  He says they see ~1 case per day - odd that I've never heard of it.  Untreated can go pretty nasty.  Antibiotics.
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2017, 01:52:07 PM »
My beautiful wife noticed a new lump on my thoat.  The chat with the GP (same doc from 13 years ago) was unsettlng.  Any number of possibilities... none much fun.  At least I might get looked at by a specialist cnsultant shortly. 
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2017, 04:16:37 PM »
My beautiful wife noticed a new lump on my thoat.  The chat with the GP (same doc from 13 years ago) was unsettlng.  Any number of possibilities... none much fun.  At least I might get looked at by a specialist cnsultant shortly.

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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2017, 10:56:00 AM »
The one bad thing about my trip to Churchill, other than the horribly noisy airplane, was that one of the guides was sick, and I caught it. Sore throat, runny nose, bad cough. Symptoms started Tuesday, the day after I arrived home. So I've been sick for 4 days now. What makes people think it's okay to work with a large group of people in extremely crowded conditions while sick?
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2017, 01:35:46 PM »
The one bad thing about my trip to Churchill, other than the horribly noisy airplane, was that one of the guides was sick, and I caught it. Sore throat, runny nose, bad cough. Symptoms started Tuesday, the day after I arrived home. So I've been sick for 4 days now. What makes people think it's okay to work with a large group of people in extremely crowded conditions while sick?

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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2017, 01:57:58 PM »
Iliotibial band syndrome, guh.  Sometimes my hips hurt like a real sumbitch.  It can be painful to lie on my side in bed.  And sometimes I can feel the ache all the way down the outside of my thighs to my knees.
...oh, a few things suddenly just made sense to me. We have a roller and nubby balls around the house. Will need to try them out.
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2017, 03:38:38 AM »
I have had a niggling problem with my R elbow for months.  Went to the quack todayexpecting a pharmacuetical solution... but she reckoned it's tennis elbow, gave me two exercises and a velcro band to use on my forearm (worked a treat right away).  I hope all this will work.  She said if I need more pain relief (it's not that bad) she can do accupuncture, but it won't promote healing, just relieve pain.  The physio did some dry needling last week and it worked really well... for two days, and it isn't as benign as accupuncture,  won't bother with that again.

She wasn't keen to prescribe diclofanac (whch I mentioned worked pretty well), but NSAIDS are not so kind to one's body long term.
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #43 on: November 24, 2017, 10:51:25 AM »
Yeah, sounds like a quack.  The brace can work, sometimes, and will provide short-term relief; but what you probably really need is a cortisone shot.  Hurts like a son-of-a-bitch, but actually cures the problem.  The rest of what you talked about is pure quackery.
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2018, 04:24:24 PM »
Looks like the arthritis drug I've been giving my daughter for years, is causing a new eye condition.  Started steroid eye drops. Jeez I hope this doesn't go chronic.   Steroid eye drops cause cataracts.

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