Category: Medicine

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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I still have the damn lump

The doctor looked at it this morning. Nothing. Still likely a hematoma. To recap I have a 4x7x2 cm (yes, I measured) lump on my hip that keeps getting bigger (yesterday was roughly 4x5x2 cm) that no one wants to do anything...

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