Monthly Archives: March 2018

Strange bruises on my thighs

I have these strange bruises on my thighs — they’re almost in the exact same spot on each thigh (on the outside), but one is much bigger than the other. I can’t remember bumping into anything…my sister is worried about … Continue reading

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Remind me I need to talk to you about my swallowing

Remind me I need to talk to you about my swallowing — I feel like the muscles I use to swallow aren’t working right, like they’re snoozing on the job, which is causing choking like sensations sometimes. The best guess … Continue reading

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If you don’t ‘believe’ in Vaccines, *don’t* read my blog. You’re hop eless.

I’ve learned the hard way in life, some people will never be able to see, understand and/or accept the truth. If you’re one of them, don’t waste your time reading my blog because you will never get it. Hocus pocus … Continue reading

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Great analogy for explaining how limiting and bad current imaging studies are—and how future generat ions will see our current technology

Just as I was drifting to sleep, I thought of a good way to help non medical people understand how limited current imaging studies are in telling us what’s really going on inside the human body. If the human body … Continue reading

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Example — how to help Noah with his immune deficiency

Luke, So Noah has been battling this cold for the last two weeks. He got a fever on Sunday March 18th, was very sick for a few days after that (so he spent most of spring break in bed), and … Continue reading

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Finally! An article about bacterial resistance that mentions the real problem — that pharmaceutical companies don’t want to make new antibiotics because it’s not as profitable as other medicat ions

Finally an article that talks about bacterial resistance and mentions the *real* reason bacteria are becoming more and more resistant to known medications — because it’s not profitable to develop new ones! I’m so tired of doctors getting thrown under … Continue reading

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Something I forgot to mention—I once had a positive blood test for IBS (IBS panel), the lab diagnose d Crohn’s, but clinically of course I don’t have Crohn’s

Dr. Kachru, I don’t think I ever told you, but at Cedars I once did a IBS panel blood test, and the lab sent it back with a diagnosis of Crohn’s. What’s particularly interesting, is that when you look at … Continue reading

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Can I post videos on this blog? I have the cutest dog ever :)

Download Attachment Available until Apr 20, 2018 I’ve been teaching my dog to howl with me. I’m kinda fun. It might fall into the ‘misery loves company’ category of life, but it makes me smile nevertheless 🙂 Click to DownloadIMG_3660.MOV … Continue reading

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I still love him.

I still love him. I don’t know why. I’m a smart person, a rational person, and God knows stare reality in the face every day otherwise I’d die. Maybe I’ve been watching too much Grey’s Anatomy. The Henry marrying Dr. … Continue reading

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Does an elevated monocyte percentage when everything else in CBC is okay a normal result when you’ve cultured positive for a cold?

Is it normal to have an elevated percentage of monocytes when you’ve cultured positive for the cold? Noah has a really bad cold right. He got a slight fever with it, which is a good sign…viruses are usually not our … Continue reading

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