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Story of my Non Healing Wound - the Stand Off Again

Posted 07-25-2014 at 12:51 PM by RABG (Story of my Non-Healing Wound)

I finally worked up the nerve to call the doctors office. His MA is a lovely young woman and I felt comfortable telling her my problem. She listened and will put a note on my chart telling Dr. S to be very clear pre- operatively of what he
wants post- operatively.
I can not sit properly, there is to much pain. If I change my position I take the pressure off and the pain goes away. I truly feel that no matter what they do I will always have the pain.
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Story of my Non-Healing Wound - The Stand-Off

Posted 07-24-2014 at 06:33 AM by RABG (Story of my Non-Healing Wound)

Well here I am writing about the end, but it isn't, it is a stand-off. I have mentioned frequently about 1. Wound Nurses. 2 The surgeon and my husband. I am in the middle, how did this happen? Easy, I don't want to let anyone down.
This is such an emotional ride, up and down. As of yesterday my VNA came and measured the wound, it is not healing in the undermining. I know that because the pain is so intense. Yet at the wound center their measurements are much different, it shows that the...
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5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

Posted 07-23-2014 at 05:48 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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After the cold winter months, many people are thrilled to see the sun and take in its rays. Who can blame them? The fiery force provides warmth, gives our wintery pale skins color and helps our bodies produce vitamin D. But some people over-expose themselves to the sun, putting themselves at risk of being one of the more than 3.5 million Americans who develop skin cancer every year. Let this summer be a safe one; learn how you and your family can protect yourselves from skin cancer....
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The Story of my Non-Healing Wound - Emotions

Posted 07-19-2014 at 02:39 AM by RABG (Story of my Non-Healing Wound)

Why is it that when your feeling better and want to do some thing physical there is a doctor who tells you No!
In my case it is yard work vs my pain doctor. I need that yard work physically and mentally, it gives me a sense of pride. I have raked leaves, snipped away at tons of briars, dragged small limbs, pulled endless weeds and have had a good time doing it.
But, the doctor tells me no. Why? Because it will hurt my back, make the stress fractures worse or create new ones. I truly...
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Top Chefs Grilling Tips

Posted 07-16-2014 at 06:00 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Throwing food on the grill is a summertime tradition. Although there's an ongoing debate about which style of grilling is superior (charcoal vs. gas), it remains a matter of personal preference. For some, the smoky, richer taste of food grilled on a charcoal grill is a must. Others, however, prefer the fact that gas burns cleaner. No matter which side of the debate you're on, there is a grill, and a grilling style, out there for everyone.

Top chefs who have mastered...
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