Category Archives: General Medical Industry

My Angel Doctor

I think is normal for patients to see doctors who help us as being like angels (because in many ways, what they do is divine), but sometimes the way in which we meet one is so special, so unique, it … Continue reading

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The Foot Center at Cedars Sinai

Before I forget, I just wanted to make a note that it was Dr. Noreen Oswell who helped me when I had the deep puncture wood in my foot–she’s awesome! After she took the wood out of my toe, she … Continue reading

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Why private insurance does NOT work: Killer of the U.S. economy

People have limited resources. With those limited resources, most people are busy supporting a lifestyle they desire, or just trying to support any lifestyle….just working to survive. So people take their limited resources, and then every month budget in what … Continue reading

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The struggles with being chronically ill

Everyone with a chronic, ongoing illness gets to the point where they wonder if it is time to draw the line. This has nothing to do with wanting to die–I think most of us prefer to experience the rare joy … Continue reading

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“Mommy, I think there’s a piece missing in your brain”

It’s amazing how powerful instincts are, which is the foundation for both good science and good medicine. David was thrilled when he got an electric scooter for Christmas, so we took it to the deserted lowest level of our parking … Continue reading

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“I’m too little to have surgery on all of those places!”

David was talking about about the skin biopsy he had at the NIH to his new friends he made this afternoon at my half-sister’s softball game, “They’re going to make all kinds of different cells out of my skin cells. … Continue reading

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The Children’s Inn at the N.I.H.: truly a magical place

Before I get too far away from our stay at the N.I.H., I just wanted to share how magical David’s stay was at the Children’s Inn. Besides just the fun of having games and activities for the children, what the … Continue reading

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Cedars-Sinai–Best ER ever.

I’ve spent many nights in lots of different ERs over the years, and the Cedar-Sinai ER hands down stands far above all the rest. What makes the Cedars ER so great, is that every single person who comes in to … Continue reading

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Biggest misnomer by doctors: “I don’t have time for your case”

I think one of the biggest cop-outs I’ve heard from doctors over the years is “I don’t have time for your case.”. Well actually, you do. Unless you’re retiring and not seeing patients anymore. What doctors mean when they say … Continue reading

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WAS protein test: Not Wiskott-Aldrich, but what is it?

This is an example of some of the bizarre test results to some of the immunological tests we’ve had done. Clearly, this result is *not* a positive result, but it’s not a negative result either. “Essentially normal” is the biggest … Continue reading

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