General Medical issues thread

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And keeping on the topic of eyesight some thing interesting from my old Uni.
 

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Biogen has their dementia drug priced at $56,000 USD a year and then you need brain scans that are slightly under $1,000AUD.
 
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This reminds me of when Ms FM’s Rheumatologist said he wanted to start using monthly immunoglobulin transfusions as a treatment for her. She went online and found out that it was around $20,000 a year for treatment. She contacted him in a panic and said she couldn’t afford that. He laughed at her and said that’s in America - here you go to the hospital and it’s free…..
 

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Participated in a multiple orifice video session today...
All good.. exit is is now out to five years as the polyp harvest was sparse and the noisy inlet is still , sadly, on 3 years ...
The prep is a pain but better managed by a phlegmatic get on with it than annoying the world by complaining
Lunch was nice and tonights wine even better
 
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Update on swmbo and knee replacement last Wednesday. Doctor is very happy with her, she has a little pain in her calf muscle, possibly doing too much to soon. Hopefully she can get a pass to spend this weekend at home as no physio on weekends. She however is bored out of her mind.

Spoke to a friend who said that a fellow office worker was squeaking as she walked past, he said ‘is that you making that noise?’ Yes she replied, it’s her second hip replacement and as it’s noisy, she will getting a third one, she is only in her early forties.
 

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Update on swmbo and knee replacement last Wednesday. Doctor is very happy with her, she has a little pain in her calf muscle, possibly doing too much to soon. Hopefully she can get a pass to spend this weekend at home as no physio on weekends. She however is bored out of her mind.

Spoke to a friend who said that a fellow office worker was squeaking as she walked past, he said ‘is that you making that noise?’ Yes she replied, it’s her second hip replacement and as it’s noisy, she will getting a third one, she is only in her early forties.
Take it from me if her knee has a nearly full range of movement there is little damage that she will do to that knee.After all what is physio other than putting that knee through it's range of movement to get things back to near normal.

After my knee replacement I walked out of hospital after 1 week.used crutches to do so but not after I got home.Two wekks after I got home mrsdrron had a fall and broke both her ankles.From then on I lived a normal life.Driving the car when i was told not to do so for 6 weeks.The only concession I mare was too park around the corner from my orthopods surgery and told him a friend dropped me off.I actually have more movement than before the op.Goes through a fair bit more than 90 degrees.But sometimes I do squeak.

As to the friends fellow worker if she has had 3 joint replacements before 40 she should get her iron levels checked -iron overload,Haemochromatosis,is a common cause of needing joint replacement at a young age.There is a juvenile variety that can indeed cause a woman to have problems in their 40s.
 
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Wow - didn't realise the incision would be so large. Hugs to MrsC. Make sure you look after her when she comes home. Hopefully Maxie Laxie won't be wanting to sit on her leg.
Matching scars on each knee now, can’t be lopsided, can we? :)

Next, the screw in her foot from last year is protruding, seems it will have to be removed, sigh, I need to trade her in on a healthier model! :)
 
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Matching scars on each knee now, can’t be lopsided, can we? :)

Next, the screw in her foot from last year is protruding, seems it will have to be removed, sigh, I need to trade her in on a healthier model! :)
Aren’t you the one with an accident prone tendency? Thinking of ladders ??? And what ws that thing you bolted onto you hand??? Maybe the pot is calling the kettle black methinks LOL.
 
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Following on from my scan on Friday I had appointments with the systemic onco and the radiation onco today.
Seems like the radiation (25Gy) I had the last week in April has had some effect. Tumour on the adrenal has shrunk quite markedly and no further mets noted, so no further treatment for 4 months.
Now, where can we go..............
Oh, I remember, nowhere, without having a stick up my nose, even though fully immunised.

The sys onco asked me how long I have had cancer, and whether I remembered the conversation on prognosis at our first meeting. Well I had an indication that all was not right in Nov 2015, so 5 years 7 months.
What he was getting to was that 8 of 10 renal cancer patients had passed by the end of 5 years, so while not cured I was certainly doing well at the moment. His longest lived renal patient lasted 14 years.
 

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Following on from my scan on Friday I had appointments with the systemic onco and the radiation onco today.
Seems like the radiation (25Gy) I had the last week in April has had some effect. Tumour on the adrenal has shrunk quite markedly and no further mets noted, so no further treatment for 4 months.
Now, where can we go..............
Oh, I remember, nowhere, without having a stick up my nose, even though fully immunised.

The sys onco asked me how long I have had cancer, and whether I remembered the conversation on prognosis at our first meeting. Well I had an indication that all was not right in Nov 2015, so 5 years 7 months.
What he was getting to was that 8 of 10 renal cancer patients had passed by the end of 5 years, so while not cured I was certainly doing well at the moment. His longest lived renal patient lasted 14 years.
I remember you asking about symptoms when you were overseas I think and was concerned. Keep it up RK!
 
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Following on from my scan on Friday I had appointments with the systemic onco and the radiation onco today.
Seems like the radiation (25Gy) I had the last week in April has had some effect. Tumour on the adrenal has shrunk quite markedly and no further mets noted, so no further treatment for 4 months.
Now, where can we go..............
Oh, I remember, nowhere, without having a stick up my nose, even though fully immunised.

The sys onco asked me how long I have had cancer, and whether I remembered the conversation on prognosis at our first meeting. Well I had an indication that all was not right in Nov 2015, so 5 years 7 months.
What he was getting to was that 8 of 10 renal cancer patients had passed by the end of 5 years, so while not cured I was certainly doing well at the moment. His longest lived renal patient lasted 14 years.
That's what we want to hear :)
Hopefully you will outdo thee 14 years as well.
 

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I remember you asking about symptoms when you were overseas I think and was concerned. Keep it up RK!
We had a trip to Ireland, Spain and Thailand booked for April/May 2016, and while I was thinking about cancelling it in the week before lift-off, I didn't have any symptoms other than feeling not quite as well as I thought I should.
However, by the last day in Barcelona my stamina had departed, and I was very pleased be flying in J and then to sink into the rear of the Hilton limo at the airport in BKK. I remember popping panadols like lollies to keep my temperature down.
 
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