Category: Medicine

Healthcare reform

One of the latest drama going on is talking about the problem with health insurance costs and how they are spiraling out of control. This is the whole Affordable Care Act / Obamacare repeal stuff that’s going on in...

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Sports Anemia

Yesterday I gave blood with Bloodworks Northwest. The last time I tried to give blood, around six or seven weeks ago, I was turned away. My hematocrit was too low — I think it was sitting at 28. Normal is 45-ish for men....

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Knee: Good News

For the first time since the accident last year today was the first day that I was able to get up a flight of stairs without significant pain in my right knee. I banged it pretty well from when I crashed. I didn’t break...

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The leg: Six months in

I’ve gotten used to going to hospitals this year. I’ve gone more times than I really care to remember since my unfortunate incident. I went again on Friday on what will be (hopefully) my final visit of the year. This...

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Doctors are Real People

Ok. Duh. Doctors are people. What can be more obvious. Yes. I know. Some people are doctors and you must be a person to be a doctor, therefore all people are doctors. Stupid and tautalogical. I ran into the doctor that aspirated...

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Leg/Hip Breakage – Update

Before anything else, I want you to know what my role model is on this: Got back from the doc and I have good news! I seem to be healing so well that he’s never seen this before. It seems that I’m more than a few...

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Lump: Gone. Vindication!

The last post had me at the ER. We waited from around 12:30 AM to around 3:30 until we were led back to room 6 and given a gown to get into. The doctor there gave me a quick once over and called up one of the residents that...

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