Thank you! I'm 47 and was diagnosed with breast cancer
Thank you! I'm 47 and was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year (after my 1st diagnosis at age 35 at stage 2B and double negative). I chose to proceed with a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. There have been many complications along the way. I am just finishing up radiation treatment (12/7 should be last treatment). This time around, all of the treatments have been much more difficult, particularly the radiation. I have been exhausted. So, my question is in regards ***** ***** to work and what would be a reasonable time to recover and rest? My job is in sales and is extremely high pressure and fast paced. I am fortune to work for an excellent company with excellent benefits and a boss that is very supportive and encouraging me to rest through the balance of the year and return on 1/2/17. If radiation is complete on 12/7, is it reasonable for a physician to approve/recommend that short term disability leave continue for a few week of rest/recovery?JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?Customer: No, but I do have records of all of the Drs appointments, surgeries, etc. which serves as a very good basis/personal medical recordJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: this was a reoccurrence of breast cancer after being cancer free for 11 years. This time has been incredibly difficult due to complications from the 1st treatment 11 years ago where one side was radiated and did not heal properly. Treatment included 30 hyperbaric oxygen treatments for 90 mintues each day and a second surgery to remove some of the tissue that would not heal. Prior to starting radiation, there was an "active" lymp node showing on a pet scan that was surgically removed - but negative biopsy. However, I ended up with a very painful hematoma (apologize for incorrect spelling) under my arm which is the same area that is being radiated this time. I am still having a considerable amount of pain down the arm if I reach or extend my arm forward.
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
My husband is in remission for 3 years from head and neck
My husband is in remission for 3 years from head and neck cancer. He had 36 radiation treatments and 3 chemo treatments. he still has not regained his taste buds and is basically living on boost and liquids. He no longer has an appetite . Is there anything he can do or take that will help him regain his appetite?JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?Customer: Yes, he recently did hyperbaric oxygen treatments so he could have a tooth pulled. He is having a CT scan in the morning and a dental appt for his teeth that were damaged from radiation! He is down to 122 lbs. and is now on low dosage blood pressure. .JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: They know it all!!
PGR (Internal Medicine)
I would need a Doctor familiar with wounds~ I have a leg
I would need a Doctor familiar with wounds~ I have a leg ulcer for quite a while now and no one seems to be able to help me~my Gp finally sent me to a Plastic surgeon~ but I broke my hip in the mean time and landed in the hospital and three different Specialists came to look at it and one ~ an Infectious Disease Specialist seemed to know more than the others and prescribed an ointment called Protopic and it was helping a lot and healing~ before I left the hospital it was looking good~ nurses came in however to my home and did the dressing and one scrapped it and after that a terrible infection seemed to set in~ the head Nurse got panicky and called my Doctor and my son and had me scared to death~ I went to the Specialist right a way and he put me on a strong anti biotic called act~ciprofloxacin 3 tablets twice a day~they made my stomach upset and I am finished them now and saw him yesterday and he was pleased with the change in the wound from a raw red angry wound to one with a yellow crust growing over it~ is that yellow seem okay as it seems odd to have it there and yet he seemed to think it was doing well and was pleased~ it had been extremely sore and now just a bit~Tyenoyl 3 did not help and what pain medication would~ such as Advil~I would appreciate any help that you can give~this all started with a cat scratch and is that normal
I woke from surgery with neuropathy in my feet 10 years ago.
I woke from surgery with neuropathy in my feet 10 years ago. Surgeons told me it was side effects of all the medications for the liver transplant I just got. Finally a doctor told me that I could have been positioned wrong or had a drop in blood pressure. Have been treated with methadone and oxycodone but as I live in Texas I get just enough medication to barely make a difference. Are there any new treatments? I tried the spinal cord stimulator and that on made the tingling worse. Are there any surgical procedures that could help? Should I get a spinal xray to see if any areas are pinching the nerve? Any ideas at all? It hurts so bad. My feet are constantly throbbing and electrical shocks and BURNING. Thank you.. sorry I went on so....Warren Mills in Southeast Texas near Beaumont
I have herpes a and. I keep it relatively in control with
I have herpes a and b. I keep it relatively in control with Dynamiclear, vit C and dmso, and outbreaks are rare if ever. The problem is that i often feel tingling sensation on lips and sometimes spread to cheeks and nose, and would feel dry eyes then. It is feeling that virus is active even if i dont have all out outbreak. This happens when my immune system is lower; like after sex or if i am very tired for a few days.Anything that exist to sublimate virus so i dont experience these ? An antiviral or other method.I have heard that hyperbaric chambers helps to hyperoxygenate body to prevent this. Are there research on this?Thank you
My husband is undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help
My husband is undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help him recover from adrenal insufficiency, late side effects of chemotherapy (he is in remission from non Hodgkin's lymphoma) and radiation. Is there a doctor who can help answer questions about thisHyperbaric oxygen therapy?
Dr. Rick, MD
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Dr., MD Neurologist Thanks answer Wife improving from
Dr. Thomas, MD NeurologistThanks for previous answer Wife improving from Hypoxic Brain Injury, secondary to overdose . I thought about then looked up Hyperbaric Oxygen Use, and saw scant yet amazing results....seems to be rather incredible but no one using?I want her to get this....is plain logical (Have access in TJ Mexico if need be) One local Sharp Hospital has one...for use with "Ischemia" they are careful not to say too much Have you looked at or had any experience and comment for me please, on adding this modality into her hopeful continued recovery. She is alert and facial movement only (and typical reflex movements) 5 weeks in now. Eyes tracking and BIG smiles (and some tears) for me and others. Many Thanks Dr. Bob (DDS)