Monthly Archives: March 2012

Waiting for test results: what is my next move?

This is the calm in the middle of the storm for any patient’s medical journey–waiting for test results to come back from the lab. At this point, it means, 1) we’ve found a doctor who has taken the time to … Continue reading

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Scary to think our future is dependent on the current Supreme Court

Omg… It’s frightening to think of people with pre-existing conditions (or any medical condition), losing their health care. And to think many people in the U.S. actually believe right now, sitting at home with their families, that leaving their fate … Continue reading

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Dentist freak out in the chair: Next time, “I’m fine”

I was getting all cozy in the swanky dentist chair in Encino yesterday, under the auspicious of having my teeth cleaned, and I started off with the typical getting-to-know-you medical chatter– history: diseases, medications, surgeries. The usual stuff. “For example, … Continue reading

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NEMO testing: David’s DNA on it’s way to Boston!

David’s pediatrician just swabbed his cheek, and now we’re sending his DNA to Boston to be NEMO tested… We don’t have all the characteristics of NEMO, but we do have infections without elevated wbc, and also reduced sweating, which I’ve … Continue reading

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Medical To-Do: Week of March 12

I’ve been a little preoccupied trying to get things done at work the last two weeks, which has been going good. I’m allowed to nap during the day, which is the only way I can do it. But it feels … Continue reading

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