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I am hyperthyroidism right now but i am allergic to the medicine. And I want to take a radiation pill to become hypothyroidism. but my endocrinologist quit and theres not another one in town that my insurancr will cover.
Is there a way to get the pill with out seeing an endocrinologist again?


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No. I do not think so. But, what you can do is obtain copies of your medical records and bring them with you to your new endocrinologist's appointment. This way she will not have to repeat all your tests and will more quickly and easily understand your need to have the radiation pill treatment.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

i just wanted to let you know this isnt sami. i am sure you knew that but just wanted to make sure

I didn't figure that she was up to typing yet.

I hope she is awake and talking though....

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

shes awake

Good. Hopefully she will be back to her old self and will manage to dodge some of the side effects of surgery that her doctor talked about.

When she can understand things, please let her know that I am thinking of her.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

She can to a point. she can understand most instructions.


she as been sighning thins to us in her own way. her had is bothering her she as over 215 stitches across her forehead. but she hasnt said anything yet

Wow...that is one big incision.

I'll look forward to hearing from her in the next few weeks as she continues to get better.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yeah its not fun to have i am sure

Hopefully the scar will be behind her hair line.

How is she doing today?

What hospital/floor did you say she is in now?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It will be when she gets hair back.


She is doing good feed tube came out.she can feel things she really isnt hooked up to many more machines then some one that would have basic sugery any more. She has made nothing but improvment since she has been in milwaukee.


She is still in the ICU put should be moving to the next step tomorrow.

That is good news.....getting out of the ICU is an excellent sign.

Drop me a note tomorrow if you have a chance and let me know how the move goes.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

i will should be interesting

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The move went good. They gave her medicine so she would have no clue what was going on.

Glad to hear that the move went well. That is a good sign.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Also she started talking today. She is really impressing the doctors. And me. Her whole face is in really bad shape from this and the previous accidents.
Here face will heal....glad to that she is talking and the doc's fell she is ahead of schedule. That can't help but be anything but good :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Yeah I am glad she is here instead of green bay
I'm glad that they moved her.

What floor is she on now?

And did you say she was in the childrens hospital?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

its like the obseravervation floor. she is in childrens

Sounds good.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I told sami i was talkiing to you she says hi. she will tell you about everthing in a little bit

That is GREAT news! I'm glad she is talking and understanding things....

I look forward to hearing from her.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Shes doing awsome. we are triplets so we told her we need her better now

That must be fun being triplets.....not a lot of those around.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

its ok

I would expect it has it's ups and downs....
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

We got along pretty good shes the only girl so we are always protective of her.


she will be on in about a week

She is lucky, not only to have two loving brothers, but a good supply of replacement organs if needed lol!

Tell her to hurry up and get better.....
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

She Said she working on it



Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I know its late but just wanted to let you know sami wont be on for a while. They started her on ah i knew the real high dose of chemo whichh i knew they were going to do. But i thought they were going to give her a little break after sugery. but guess not

Ok. Give her my best.

What kind of cancer does she have?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

she has mixed glioma.


Well, we will all just have to send positive thoughts her way and help her to get rid of this darn tumor.

Give her a hug for me.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yeah shes handly it ok. She said that she is done fighting but i dont believe her.


I will give her a hug

She's too young to give up. Tell he it is not allowed.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Customer: replied 4 years ago.

she will probably be on around the 7th of may unless she handles the chem alot better

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi its sami. i just wanted to send you a message since i am wide awake after slepping for a few days straight chemo sucks. I am doing ok though.


Sorry you had to hear my life story on here, my brothers are retarded


Great to "hear" from you :)

How's it hanging?

Don't say bad things about your brother -- heck, he's spare organs on the hoof lol!

What hospital are you in? What room?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Its goingn ok. could be alot better got to the point where i am done whst happens, happens. I am bald with a big incison.


In childrens in milwaukee still on this stupid observation floor. should be moving to the regular onconology floor soon.

the organ part is true. but there both way to over protective




Ya...brothers can be that way.

Do you have a last name, perhaps?

Well, I'm sure that chemo sucks, maybe even more then having someone muck around inside your skull :(

But your brother says your pretty tough. And in any event, women take pain better then guys anyway ;)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Last name is XXXXX XXXXX?

Just wondering.

So. How long until your next round of chemo?

Do the doctors feel good about how things will turn out when they are all done cutting on your brain and dripping poison into your veins?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

around 12 hours. it is going to be very intense for thext few weeks.


my brother tells me i am strong very day.


didnt you have my last nsme from this site? WHY did u want to know?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

why was my questioed opened to everyone?

I didn't know that it was. I'm the only one who has been talking to your brother. Usually other experts don't comment on a question once another expert has started on it....
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

did u see my answer to your other question


around 12 hours. it is going to be very intense for thext few weeks.


my brother tells me i am strong very day.


didnt you have my last nsme from this site? WHY did u want to know?

I was just wondering about your last name to send figured me out :)

And, no, on this site all I have is Sami and that your computer is online in the USA
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

You don't need to send anything thats taotally not nessary.


And i just saw you question about how the doctors feel. They havent said much because mixed glima has one of the highest relapse rates which sucke.


on the bright side i sae my puppies today

Ok. Flowers are kinda silly anyway.

Ya, that does suck. But you are young and can beat the odds.

Puppies are good. We've got 4. A 90lb pitbull/shepherd mix, a 100+ lb shepherd/great dane mix, a 50 lb terrier/husky mix (don't ask how that one happened :) and a 15 lb ankle biter.

My wife and I are lucky to have 6 inches of room in our king sized bed.

What kind of puppies do you have?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

a ninth month old basset i bought right before the eye surgery. 1.5 year old black lab. and my brothers each have a pit mix. so are family has four

We lost a basset about a year ago -- they are one of Terrie's favorite breeds.

I see it is Midnight already and I've got a full clinic along with today's post op patients starting at 9 am so I best hit the sack.

Take care, don't let the chemo get you down, and drop me a note next time you have a chance.

Good night.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

how about we which places tomorrow lol.

good night

I'm not as tough as you are :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

i got moved to the regular oncology floor.

that is a step in the right direction :)

How's the chemo treating you?

Are you gonna need radiation too?
It's snowing to beat the band right now outside my is it down there in Milwaukee? Don't they grow Bananas down there in the South?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Chemo sucks.


I will need radiation i dont know when.


It is snowing and i have no idea

Boy...they sure are giving you the full court press....

Sorry to hear that it is snowing down where you are too. I'm actually a lot more North of you, even though no one would ever mistake Milwaukee for a City in the Confederacy :)

We were all a bit worried after your surgery when you seized so much. I am relieved that you are getting better....even if the doctors want to make you sicker with their ministrations before sending you on your way cured....
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I scared the crap out of everyone. i am ok now i guess.


i dont look the best at all. but i just want to go home



I don't blame you for wanting to go home. I must say -- you sure are a lot tougher then me when I was 22....

Hang in there. :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I have also been though more than alot of people

i will

You will have to tell me about it someday. But, for now, just hang in there :)

Have a good evening.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Sami had a bad reaction to chem so if you dont hear from her for a while that is why

I'm sorry to hear about that, but thanks for the update.

Please give her my best.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

will do

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I am fine. Cody makes everything worse then what it really is sorry about that

That is his job as your worry.

How's things going today, Sami?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Things are going ok. We are not doing chemo right now because the doses and how often i had got to be wat to much for my body.

So we are doing a ct scan and some other stuff to day, to make suure the got everything. And that it isnt starting to come back

Darn thing better not start to come back....that just wouldn't be fair.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

You have no idea how scared i am i told them i dont even want to know the results. just because this can be an aggressive cancer.


I guess my eye doctor from green bay is coming down here to do an eye exasm in a coulpe hours to

I can not imagine how scared you are.......but just because it can be aggressive doesn't mean that it will.

That is a very good thing the ophthalmologist is doing. Just confirms what I always knew: Ophthalmologists in general, and retina specialists in particular, are wonderful people. Just ask me and I'll tell you ;-)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I know.


lol i will keep that in mind. but in a way i dont want him to see me. just because of how i look

There is no reason to worry about how you look. The ophthalmologist will not give it a second thought.

Easy for me to say, huh?

But, really, us doctors do not even pay attention to that sort of stuff. I bet he is really happy that he can come to your room and help you out. That is what us doctors people who need it.

I have to wonder, in retrospect, if your eye problem wasn't due to your tumor....
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I know.


It could have been thats what he is going to try to find out

At the point it probably doesn't matter as long as you are not having double vision. But, I agree, he wants to see how things are working since your surgery and the removal of the tumor.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yeah its going to be weird. oh well i am going home for the weekend of may 11 and heading up your way to phelphs to are cabin so cant wait till then

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I will let you know how things go

You will be just a stone throw from me :)

I'm sure it will be nice to get away for a bit...

Let me know what the eye doc has to say.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I am not sure whats going on yet but i have a quick question. When you dialate eyes can you see the brain?




The eye doctor said that there could be something putting pressure on my optic nerve. which sucks so they are looking again in a little bit.

That is a very good question. And, no, you can't see the brain.

But, what you can see is the retina and retina is brain-like tissue.

This is part of what I can see when I look inside the eye. This picture shows the posterior pole of the retina, which can be thought of as the important middle part. With that bright light that I mount on my head, I can also see all the way to the edges...which is hard to photograph :)

Sorry to hear about that, but I'm glad he was able to notice it. What he saw is probably something called papilledema. It could be from the drainage channels inside your head getting a bit plugged up from your surgery. This causes the optic nerve to swell up but it will return to normal once the pressure is removed.

That can be fixed ;)

What did he say about your eye alignment from your eye surgery?

Remember when that was your biggest worry?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

how would they fix that? and dont even say surgery.


He said that the alliment looks really really good. He is going to do another exam in october to check again just because everything that is going on. which the depressing part is that i will probable still be here. Yes i remeber when that was my biggest problem

Ok. I won't say surgery......

sometimes they can give you medication to decrease the production of CSF (the juice that bathes your brain and spinal cord)

But, if that doesn't work....

Glad to hear that your eyes are pointing in the right direction and doing it together.

And you are going to have to go to his office since you will NOT still be in the hospital....

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

if it doesnt work then it will be surgery?


I hope your right


I'm, of course, just guessing about what the ophthalmologist meant when he talked about your optic nerve.

And neurosurgeons know more about how to fix high pressure in the brain the I'll ever figure out.

But placing a shunt to drain the excess fluid is one of the options.

I would think that if you needed a shunt that you would at least get frequent flyer miles and an upgrade to first class ;)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

alright thanks.


and one scan of my brain came back ok the other may of something but may be not

If the scan came back OK there must not be much of a blockage raising the pressure.

It is possible that your CSF pressure was up before, or shortly after your surgery, and the changes in the optic nerve are from past problems that have now resolved. The swelling in the nerve can take time (how long? It varies; can be weeks or so) to resolve..

That would be a good thing....
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

k. doesnt matteer how long not like i am doing anything

You have an excellent point there....

Have a good evening and keep me informed on how your doing....

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

k you have a good evening to

Will do. Thx
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Just found out because I cant do chemo or radiation right now. I am going to stay at my aunts house who works at childrens hospitals. And just go to the hospitail every day all day.

Well, that will be a heck of a lot nicer then being in the hospital.

Your Aunt is going to have to make sure she has working WiFi :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes it will


and she does

Good deal. Have a good evening.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I was told to day that they are going to do the surgery again in a few weeks because there is a littke tumor showed up but they thinnk that they just didnt get it all

I hope they give you a fair charging you twice :(

Is it in the same place?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It is in the same place

Since you are at a different hospital, does that mean you are going to have a new neurosurgeon?

Do you like her?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes they are


Yeah he is really nice and very cute

Cute neurosurgeons are a good thing. :)

Don't want some ugly dude mucking around inside your skull, eh?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no not at all.

but now no doing anything fun for me this summer. cant swim, they really dont want me biking they may loose that battle, no any thing

Exactly. Gotta enjoy yourself some. Just be careful.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


No idea when there actually doing this whole thing though

So. What are you doing now a days? Just sitting around with no white count?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thats about it.

I am bored each and every day. the only reason i had to go to the hospital prior to finding out about this tumor. is because cause they didnt want me to stay home alone. so i went and sat on the onocolgy floor

well, I can understand them not wanting you to be home alone.....

Too bad your brothers or some other family member can't come and hang around with you....or maybe Brad Pitt. :)

Or would you rather have Justin Beiber?????
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No luke bryan.


Someone from my family does every once in a while. But my brothers are based in different states. but they come when they can

Ok. I just went to his wikipedia page.

He is not ugly...... :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no he is not

Wonder if he is anywhere near Southern Wisconsin on tour or anything like that......
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

He may be going to country usa this summer because someone had to cancel

well there you have it. You need to get tickets....
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes i do

Sounds like a plan then....

When are you going to start staying at your Aunt's place?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Tonight. which i am so happy i get out of this place.

That sounds great.

You will probably feel weird sleeping in a bed that is not controlled by a computer and can contort itself into a pretzel ;)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I know right.

this is the first time my cousins will see me its going be interesting


How old are they?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

there 14, 18 and 19. there old enough to understand but its just going to be wierd

Ya, I can understand how it will be weird.

But not as bad if they were 8 or so...

And it will be nice for you to get out of that hospital, even if it is only for overnight.

One of the trucking companies that moves product from the plant my wife works at is going to give us two tickets to see the new Iron Man premiere in Milwaukee, along with a party, door prizes etc and put us up in a hotel room at no cost to us next Thursday, May 2nd.

Aren't you in Milwaukee? This may sound weird, but I bet my wife could get you a ticket to the get together and screening if you wanted......

I don't know if this is anywhere near you or not:

Con-way Freight has an exciting event coming up - and I'd like to invite you and your family to join us! We will be screening Iron Man 3 in 3D before anyone else on Thursday, May 2nd at 8:00 pm. Festivities will begin at 7:30 pm.

This event will take place at:

AMC Mayfair Mall 18
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thats like 4 mins from me. can i let you know a liitle later like 630ish

I'm glad it is so close to you :)

My wife said she should be able to get you as many tickets as you want. :)

Let me know when you huge hurry.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Sounds good.
My wife talked to the trucking company and she can get you two tickets if you want.

Have a good afternoon and I look forward to hearing from you.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I forgot that this is the weekend I am having friend up to see me, so that won't work sorry.

This is for Thursday May 2nd.

We also might be able to get more then 2 tickets if you friends wanted to go.

But if it won't work for you that's OK.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I know they are coming up that night not sure what time though


Well, the two tickets are there and available at any time so no need to make a decision on those.

If your friends were going to be in town in time for the movie and wanted to go, and you needed more than two tickets, we would have to ask for extras sooner rather then later. While I think my wife could get more than two tickets for you I am not 100% sure...but, hey, it never hurts to ask. :)

So. Why don't you take you time thinking about things, see how your friends schedule is coming along and we'll just touch base on this topic later in the week when you know more. There is no rush at all.

Does that make sense?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

sounds good

Yup :-)

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Its not going to work out because they will be down around 830 sorry


That's OK. I'm glad your friends are coming up to visit.

How's things going?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

good.still really bored all the time

I am glad to hear that you are feeling good enough to be bored. :)

On those tickets, I will not be leaving town until around noon on Thursday ( I have a full clinic Thursday AM and really couldn't cancel all my patients.....)so if you want to make your friends wait a few hours while you enjoy a movie, let me know. It is totally up to you :)

When do the surgeons want to go back and play around inside your skull again?

I hope the time at your Aunts house is helping to keep you sane ;-)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

it is kind of.


Next wednesday or thursday if i dont run away first


I can understand how you would want to run....Let me know when you are going to make a break for it and I'll bring 'ya over some new running shoes ;)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I am just pissed be cause now i cant go up north that following weekend

What do they say the risks are if you put off the surgery until after you come back from up North?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Nothing really. may get a little bigger.

A little bigger is not good, of course, but maybe you should sit the surgeon down and say, "Hey, I want to go up North. This will mean putting off the surgery "X" days. The trip will make me happy. What is the medical/tumor/long term prognosis change for me to wait until I get back to let you cut on my head again?"

Then. Listen closely to what the surgeon says, and YOU decide when you want the surgery.

Your mom is probably gonna kill me for saying this, eh?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no. she knows i want to put it off

there pissed at me right now


Well, then. You should consider getting as many facts as you can concerning doing the surgery when it is scheduled verses putting it off until you come back. Discuss these facts, your feelings and your desires with those you love and who are close to you what you think is best for you.

With the facts in hand and the support of those dearest to you it will be impossible for you to make a "wrong" decision.
Don't you love autocorrect?

Hopefully it will stop changing your name now :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

i know i have to.


i dont care about my name no one spells it right any way

Why not? Sami is not really all that hard to spell. lol!

My oldest Daughter is Samatha and goes by Sam.

I can't imagine how hard this whole this has been, and will continue to be, on you. So. If there is anything I can do to help, just ask...even though I'm just some eye doc on the computer.

Hey. Maybe you will have some horrible retina problem and then I can actually be useful! LOL!
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No it's not hard to spell but it is always spelt sammi, sammy, sammie


will do but i better not have any more problems

Ok. Well, I guess I am OK with you not having a horrible retina problem just so I can feel more useful ;-)

Have a good day.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

have fun tomorrow. and surgery stands they wont move it

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow but I won't tell you anything about the show so you can see it after surgery.

Too bad that they won't move it, but I'm sure they have good reasons....

I'll have my laptop with me and, while I won't be online much, let me know if you would like me to bring you anything at the hospital -- perhaps an oreo blizzard?

Take care and have a good night. :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

i will be good

you have a good night to

Talk to you soon :)

The movie was awesome! You have got to see it when you get a chance...

I hope your friends got into town OK through the nasty thunderstorms and you are enjoying a relaxed, fun filled evening.

Have a great weekend and try not to get into too much trouble :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Glad it was fun. my friends ended up not coming up this weekend*t.

I'm sorry to hear that :(

How are you doing otherwise? Are you feeling any better?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

it ok.

and yeah I am fine

So. As you think about the upcoming week, what would be the number one thing you would like to do?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I don't know

Well...think of something ;)

Wanna go see the movie this afternoon or early evening and maybe get a good meal?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

today wont work because my friend is home from the navey for a few days. and may come down to "surprise me" even though I found out.

Ok. That sounds like fun.

My wife and would enjoy getting you away from it all for a few hours if such a thing would work into you schedule, but I can understand how a hot stud of a US Sailor would be better then hanging out with a old retina surgeon and some Grandma lol!

If things change we're only 3 1/2 hours North of you ;)
Typos :(

"my wife and I...."
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

its fine.


Have a good weekend and give that sailor a big, wet kiss.

I'm signing off for a bit so do your best to stay out of trouble :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

surgery tomorrow


I will be thinking positive thoughts for you all day long :)

I also know you will be out of it for a few days afterwords. I look forward to you getting back online.

Please ask your brother to drop me a note when you are out of recovery so I can know how you are doing.

Who's all going to be in town with you tomorrow?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

my mom and my brothers and I am he will drop u a note

Ok. I'll look forward to hearing from you after you brain is done being upset about someone mucking around with it again. :)

I wish you the very best. Try to have happy dreams tonight.

By the way, I hope you didn't hurt the Sailor boy the other night ;)

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you. I will be fine.


No he is a tuff guy


Ryan and Mason and Trenton (my brothers) will send you a message later.

I'll talk to you again soon. Take care. :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

She is doing alright

Is she out of surgery?

Do you know how the surgeon tells tumor from normal brain during the operation?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yeah it was really early this morning

and no clue

Ok. I hope she doesn't have seizure issues again post op.

I'll ask a neurosurgeon friend of mine; seems like an important thing to be able to do, eh?

Thanks for letting me know how she is doing. Work around all the tubes and give her a hug for me.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

She probably will




will do

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

di you talk to your frind?


No. I didn't get a chance.

But I will try and give him a call tomorrow.

Is there anything you would like me to ask him?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No just kind of curios on hoe they tell the difference

Me too :)

I'll find out and let you know.

How is Sami Doing?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Pretty good but just laying there

Laying there is better then seizing like she did last time....

And having someone muck around inside your head is no fun at all.

I hope they feel that all the tumor was removed.

Do you know what the tissue types and grading for each tissue type is for Sami's tumor?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

They think they got it all


Not sure

Awesome :)

Let me know if there is anything I can do for you guys, any information you want me to get etc.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

she is still doing good

Thanks for the update.

I've not yet been able to talk to my neurosurgeon friend about how he can tell cancer from normal brain tissue during surgery....but I will find out and let you know :)

Please give my best to Sami.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I got some bad news regarding sami she siezed so long that without a dought she will have brain damage


Let me know how things go and when she wakes up. I will send tons of positive thoughts her way.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

will do

How's Sami doing?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Better still sleeping

Glad to hear that she is better. Give her a hug for me.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
K. She is a trooper
Thanks.....Have a good evening.
How's Sami doing?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Still doing pretty \good still out of it though

I like the "still doing pretty good" part.....

When will they have an idea of how much damage was done, if any, by the extended seizure and second surgery?

Give her a hug for me.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Not sure

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


it can be any time now because i guess she woke up at 10. and she had to wake up before that. i am based in texas right now. i will have our little brother trenton talk to u. he is 15 so he will answer the best he can

I have family in San Marcos, Tx and will be driving down there in the beginning of sure is a small world, eh?

I am sure Trenton will be able to pass along information just fine....heck, a 15 year old is probably better with computers then we are :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Sorry for the delay. they say there shouldnt be must damge at all. it looked worse before.
That is excellent news! I hope she wake up soon so we will know.....

Have a good weekend and let me know how Sami does.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
she is awake just not able to do anything
She can't talk or move at all?

What are the doctors saying?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
She can move but chooses not to. cant talk.

the doctors are going to give it a few days because she just woke up.
Let Sami know that Dr. Rick is sending positive thoughts her way and she needs to get better :)

Have a good weekend and let me know how she does.....
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Alright will do
Thanks :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
You should have saw the smile on her face when i said your name
That puts a smile on my face :)

Tell her to hurry up and get better....
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
shes talking to me only but she can talk
so, you mean she can form words but they don't make sense?

Does she seem to understand you?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
you can make out certain words but for the most part she mummbles.

she understands simple instruction when she wants to
I hope things get better. Please tell her Dr Rick is rooting for her :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
alright thanks for the support
My pleasure...
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Sami is doing really good. she can also talk so you can undeerstand her.
Glad to hear it! She is a real fighter....

Give her my best.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Sami has given up for good. She won't be able to walk for a while so she said she is done fighting
I can understand how she feels.

But, tell her we will do the fighting and she can just do the getting better.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

hi this is sami the healing process went a little better then last time


Hi Sami,

It is VERY good to hear from you :)

You had all of a scared a bit, 'ya know :)

How are you feeling? What can we do to help?

I look forward to chatting with you more.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yeah I know.

im fine

nothing you can do just bored

Video games are a great cure for being bored :)

Keep in touch, OK?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yeah I will


Talk to you later.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

still doing ok I guess

Did the doctors tell you how the surgery went?

What is the treatment plan now?

Has your paralysis and other symptoms resolved?

Is there anything I can do for you?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

they said it went good.


Treatment plan is just radiation


Yes they are


no I am good thanks though

That is all positive news.

Let me hear how you are doing, K?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

im fine my head just hurts

Well, I guess after all that your head has been through lately it is allowed to hurt a bit.

Hopefully the doc's are giving you stuff for the pain.

When does radiation start?

Are the doc's giving you any idea of what they expect in the future as far as a cure etc?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

They aren't giving me much because I cant handle much.


starts Monday


no. my eye doctor is coming in a little bit to talk to them. for what ever reason

Ok. Well, let me know what they say.

Hang in there :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

not sure of the plan. because my vision is really blurred and stuff

Hmmmmm. I wonder what is up with your vision.

let me know what the eye doc has to say.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

there not sure whats going on

Well....let me know what the say

Have a good night :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

it is am uncommon side effect



Well, I guess time will have to fix the vision thing then....

Do you have anything "fun" planned? I think you deserve some at this point, eh?

Do you get any chance to get out of the hospital, stay at your Aunt's etc?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

not anything yet.


I am actually at my house in green bay for the weekend. watching a pit bull.


There pretty sure it will go away although wise it requires more surgery

That is more fun then being in the hospital :)

My pit bull cross weighs 93 lbs and is afraid of thunder....

Have a good weekend
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

this one is like 60ish pounds and hates rthe other dogs but loves my cat.


you have a good weekend to

Ya...mine gets along better with cats too :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I am starting to stay at my ants now, well actually a hotel with my cousin


That's great. I bet the hotel beats the hell out of the hospital.

Tomorrow I am starting a 1,800 mile drive to Texas to attend my oldest son's graduation from HS. I am going to bring my laptop along but I won't be online much.....

I will try to check my JA notes as often as possible.

Take care and do your best to stay out of trouble :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes it does


ok. by brother lives there


Sounds good.

My wife and I are going to sit down and watch Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, which we missed last night....And, Yes. I'll admit it -- I'm a Science Fiction and Game of Thrones Junkie :)

Have a good nights rest. Don't let the dogs git 'cha down ;)

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Back in the hospitial my vision isnt getting better

That sucks. :(

Are you having double vision like before, so that you can cover one eye and get along, or is your vision poor in both eyes?

Do you have to stay in the hospital full time or can you leave at night?

I'm on my way to Texas to go to my oldest son's HS graduation. I'm in Oklahoma right now. It's hot down here for a fat, old Packer Fan lol!

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

bad in both eyes


have to stay full time for a couple weeks

That sucks :(

I hope you can at least see well enough to read and do the things you need to do.

I'm heading south and should be in Texas in a few hours. I should be online again tonight. Let me know how you are doing.

Have a good day and, as always, don't let the dogs git 'cha down :)

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Bored and wanted to let you now every thing is going good


It is good to hear from you :)

And I'm glad that you are feeling good enough to be bored.....

Do you get to leave the hospital at all at this point?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No I am still here.


When I was home I may have gotten into a little bit of legal trouble. so now I have to stay in the hospital




I hope you had fun getting into "a little bit of legal trouble" lol!

What did you do?

I didn't know being in the hospital keeps you safe from the cops -- I'm gonna hafta remember that next time I have the need ;)

It is good to hear from you.

Don't let the dogs git 'cha down, or the cops haul you away....

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I have three counts of obstruction of justice. My friends decided to rob a pharmacy and they told the police I was the missing person. But I dint know the other once got caught so I gave them a bunch of fake names.


Well, good for you for sticking up for your friends, even if they were stupid enough to rob a pharmacy.....

But, I don't think the DA is going to forget about the charges and let you hid in the hospital forever.

I would think, however, that any good lawyer could make sure you don't go to jail and, most likely, can get you off.

Ain't life grand lol!

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I will probably end up getting probation


Life is great


Glad you are still feeling that way after all the crud you have been, and still are, going through :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Good news out of the hospital


I was just thinking about you today :)

My oldest son has decided to spend some time with his dad before running off to college this fall so I've been away from my computer and my office -- much to the dismay of my new, young and now overworked partner :) Perhaps I'll have to give him a bonus at the end of the year.

So. Out of the hospital. That is fantastic news!

What is the plan now?

How are you feeling?

Hopefully your hair is growing back ;)

Don't be a stranger...let me know how you are doing and what, if anything, I can do to make your life easier.

Dr. Rick
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Don't have any plans, I am feeling fine. My hair is not growing back yet

I finally arrived home and found my computer dead from a lightning strike. :(

But after doing some system and hard drive repairs I'm back up and running....

Not having any plans is a good thing. Hopefully your hair will grow back soon and you can get back to doing more fun stuff, like breaking young men's hearts and go to some Packer games ;-)

Don't be a stranger...

Dr Rick
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I wont be


just spent a couple days in jail apparently I forgot to pay a speeding ticket

That sucks!

What about the thing with your friends robbing the pharmacy?

It also sucks that the DA would put you in jail after all you have been through recently.....
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

one had a jury trail today don't know what happen yet. the other one is having a jury trail soon I think.


They have three years to charge me with the obstruction

I'd not worry about it seems if they were going to charge you they would do it before your friends trial.

I hope you are feeling better and all the nasty cancer cells have been banished from your body forever... :)

Now. Go out and have fun, break some male hearts....and try to stay out of jail, OK? OK.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
They r doing them first. Yeah everything is fine. I will try to stay out of jail

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

found out the whole cause of the blurry vision. I have a small tumor in my eye. the don't believe it to be cancerous though


That is good news.....and bad.

What is their plan? Do you know where on your retina the tumor is?

Eye tumors is something that I treat as a retina doc.

Let me know what they find out and, if you would like, I can hook you up with some fantastic retina docs who specialize in tumors/growths of the eye.

How are you doing otherwise? Staying out of jail, eh? lol!

Dr Rick
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

there going to remove soon don't know exactly when. I don't remember where it is.


Otherwise I am fine. I am staying out of jail for now.

Sounds good :)

Let me know what is going on in your eye when you know more....
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

choroidal nevus is what the tumor is but its in my eye


Whew! That is excellent news.

A choroidal nevi is like a birth mark....nothing to worry about at all.

All you do is take a picture and check it every once in a while just in case it (rarely) wants to morph into a melanoma.

Here is a good article on this:

So. What is the take home message? You don't have to worry about this finding. I see thousands of these in my practice every year and I bet I've not treated over a dozen choroidal melanomas in the last two decades.

Stay happy :)

Dr. Rick
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

that is good


Ya, it sure is....and you deserve good news now and again ;-)

Keep in touch.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

can the brain sugrery's affectthe amount of white eye drainage ?

No. It should not affect your eye drainage at all.

What's up?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

just noticed I have been getting more of it

Are you saying that the white part of your eye seems swollen or thicker, but it does not look red, infected and there is no pain?

Is this happening in both eyes?

Do you have swelling anywhere else or any changes in the color of your skin?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It looks thicker it is a little red but ever since the eye surgery back in last year my eyes are always a little reder. No pain. Happening just in left eye. no

Ok. It might be a slight allergic reaction or something. From what you have posted, I don't think it is anything to worry about.

You might try to use some artificial tears to soothe your eye and maybe a cold compress and see how things go.

But, it is not from your brain surgery.

How are you doing otherwise? Are you out breaking guys hearts again? ;)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i'm fine

no not breaking any guys heart


Glad you are doing well.

Now. Get out there and break some heart, Girl! :)

Don't be a stranger.....

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hey just wanted to tell you things are still going good from the medical point. Got in some legal trouble but other than that things are good. I have an appointment next Monday for my eyes than that should be all till next year

Wow! A blast from the past....Great to hear from you :)

I am so glad to hear that things are going good from a medical point of had me worried for a bit there, 'ya know.

What is gonna happen with the legal stuff? I can't imagine that they want to put you in jail -- then they would be responsible for all your medical costs ;)

So. Now that you are feeling better, and are not (yet) in jail, go out and find some hot young Studmuffen's heart to break........

Keep in touch,

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I didn't mean to worry you every thing is good but no guy yet.

Umm I am charged in brown county with 3 counts of obstruction and in door county with 5 counts. I just got word from my lawyer that they are both prosucting the cases. So I don't know what will happen yet
What a bunch of asshole DA's. Don't they have anything better to do then hassle someone who is going through as much as you are?

So. You obstructed them a bit? Every single politician does this on a daily basis..... ;) Big deal. Get over it already....

Well, get off your duff and go hunting. You are only looking to use them, abuse them and then loose them.....Write up a sign for your door:

Wanted. Boy toy/bed warmer. Apply within.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
They are a bunch of assholes my friend was prosecuted by the same Ada as I will be so we will see how this goes over. In brown county.

I will get right on making that sighn

Maybe the ADA will get hit by a bus soon...

Have fun with that sign...and the boytoys!
Don't be a stranger, OK?

Drop me a note in a week or so and let me hear how the hunting is going ;)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
K. If I am not in jail. Just kidding nothing started yet

Your hair should have grown back pretty good by now so it will be just that much easier to lure some poor, unsuspecting, hunk of a man into your lair.....

Have you seen the new Eric from True Blood Magnet?

When my wife showed it to me I said:

"Hey! They pasted some guys face onto a picture of me from that Freshman Fraternity swimming pool party....

She just laughed at me :(

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

So my eye appointment went well nothing to worry about there


Glad to hear it. Now just tell me that the beast in your brain is tamed and all will be right with the world again.....

My snowmobile is ready...all I need is snow and it looks like were gonna get a flurry or two on Saturday :)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It should be but not 100% sure.


I am ready to go snowmobling to but we don't get snow tell Tuesday.

I'd be happy with 99% sure :)

You'll have to come up doesn't snow much down in the "banana belt" as your part of the state is know to us Northwoods folks ;-)

Anyway, time for me to hit the sack and review the files for tomorrow. I've got 4 surgeries tomorrow, starting at 6:30am :(

I'm gonna hafta retire soon -- I'm gittin too old to work this hard :)

Take care and stay in touch.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

so I just found out I have court for door county sometime in November


What do they want to do to you?

Put you in jail and pay all your medical bills? ;)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

not sure I guess. I know at some point I need to do a psychological type test

What a pain in the ass.

Too bad your attorney can't get the DA to drop the whole thing.

Oh well, let me know if they lock you up and I'll bake a file into a cake for you. :)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
That's what everyone says
Great minds think alike ;-)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

the court wants me to do a psychological test. just wondering if you know what is going to happen