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    I had them removed for pain. It was a much bigger...

    I had them removed for pain. It was a much bigger operation and definitely inpatient. This was decades ago. Didn't help the pain much but it did let them get MRIs which made it clearer what was going...
  2. Thread: Mysterious burn

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    I am pretty sure it was a burn. I think it was...

    I am pretty sure it was a burn. I think it was from hot and sour soup delivery a few days ago. It is starting to heal.
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    It goes from the front of the knee down the...

    It goes from the front of the knee down the inside of the leg ending up at the sole. They say it is a burn and are prescribing burn ointments. They say maybe I spilled soup on the kneecap and the...
  4. Thread: Mysterious burn

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    Mysterious burn

    I had a thin red rash from the bottom of my foot to my knee. I went urgent care who said it was lymphangitis and sent me to the ER. They said it was a burn. It was blistering and oozing pus.

    I...
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    Well one certainly should see a dermatologist. I...

    Well one certainly should see a dermatologist. I typically find most things work for a while then stop. Desonide works very well for me, but should not be overused. There is a DHS Zinc shampoo that...
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    losing sense of taste?

    My sense of taste is starting to lessen a lot. And I really love good food. Could this be due to all the Kristalose (lactulose) I take, and have been for many years? (I mean, I only take Kristalose,...
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    Maybe that is why Data never used contractions...

    Maybe that is why Data never used contractions (in the old Star Treks) :geek:
  8. Thread: Possible c.diff

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    OK apologies for my seemingly endless posts on...

    OK apologies for my seemingly endless posts on this subject, which constantly gets annoying in novel ways.

    Anyway, the c.diff test was negative. The symptoms are improving (6 days after they...
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    iPad input issues

    When posting from an iPad, apostrophes and quotes seem to be converted by the default posting software to question marks. For example the possessive of gift renders as gift?s, which displays after...
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    Moderators: please delete this thread. I changed...

    Moderators: please delete this thread. I changed my mind about posting it.
  11. Thread: Possible c.diff

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    Possible c.diff

    I have been experiencing multiple accidents per day for the past three days, approximately one week after finishing a course of Levaquin for UTI. Other than some fatigue there are no other physical...
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    You might be right. I have now had 3 accidents in...

    You might be right. I have now had 3 accidents in the last day or so. I am rapidly losing energy to deal with all this.
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    Another disgusting episode

    I'm not sure why I'm sharing this. Just to get an idea of how weird and crazy my life is.

    Around 6 AM started feeling nauseous. Then I started throwing up every 15 minutes or so, this dark bile....
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    Thank you very much for the detailed and helpful...

    Thank you very much for the detailed and helpful information. That said, I have to admit that the prospect of an operation and convalescence concerns me. I have many days now where I feel fine. It...
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    Do you know how you were first infected with it?

    Do you know how you were first infected with it?
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    8cm and yes. I'm trying look into after care...

    8cm and yes. I'm trying look into after care planning which is why I am posting this.

    After a kidney removal can I even do a transfer? The way my house is set up the transfer from the chair to...
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    That is what my urologist told me 7 years ago. ...

    That is what my urologist told me 7 years ago.

    i wonder what the exact recovery would be for kidney removal?
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    Patrick I edited the post to make it sound less...

    Patrick I edited the post to make it sound less dire.

    Main question is how to prepare for surgery.

    Ideally for example I would like private, quiet, clean rooms in the hospital and rehab,...
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    How to handle operation

    My doctors claim I should remove a kidney due to a small mass. Not saying I believe them.

    Suppose I did this? How to prepare?

    My first concern is convalescence. I can barely hold things...
  20. Thread: GJ has passed

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    Dear NL, Thank you for the information. I...

    Dear NL,

    Thank you for the information.

    I have ready many of GJ's posts over a number of years on this forum. His intelligence, great writing, courage and helpfulness was inspiring. He helped...
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    How long can a sample be stored?

    Looks like I am coming down with another UTI. So far the symptoms are mild with 100.3 degree temperature but in my experience sometimes the temp rises rapidly. As usual it happens on Sunday night.
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    When you say “Inulin has been recommended”, who...

    When you say “Inulin has been recommended”, who recommended it?
  23. Thread: Caster Locks

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    I have the Quickie caster lock. Not sure if I...

    I have the Quickie caster lock. Not sure if I have a "GPV", it's a standard Quickie manual. It definitely helps with transfers! That and a tapered footrest.

    The only disadvantage is that the...
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    I too am starting to feel increasingly...

    I too am starting to feel increasingly overwhelmed and ridiculous by this issue. During the bowel routine, which lasts for very long time, I am also getting increasingly bad headaches, and afterwards...
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    Thanks. For UTIs I’ve seen this concept written...

    Thanks. For UTIs I’ve seen this concept written in official places but not for cellulitis. Which is improving by the way I expect it will be a faint pink by the time the Keflex is done.
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