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I had an work related accident in 2007 fell down on my back

I had an work related accident in 2007 fell down on my back on broken rails .JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: My back was damage that effect my left leg . and my everyday life. from then i had 3 back surgery fusion injections MRI Cat Scans EEG and what not. I have been on Percaset Morfin and other drugs that after a wile did not help.Had PT MT CT and still cannot sleep at night on my back or front have to try to stay on the side.evry day activety relly hard and cose alot of fleer in my pain . cant seat stend or wake more then a few munits . very painful to drive and the Dr dose not know what next I sude do I really need help 10 years all ready went by and things did not improve . will be happy for any idia. thanks with all my hart. Gosd leesJA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: No not recent rest or hit make it better but just for a few hours. same MT not to often. worse is mostly evry thing else. feel like in cage.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I had longs infectious after my second surgery from the hospital been on Oxygen and weaker for 4 years those I wont of. so have valve like in my hart

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This question pertains to attempting to understand Part A

This question pertains to attempting to understand Part A Medicare benefits: 1) hospital care, which includes inpatient rehabilitation facilities, needs payment of deductible and no coinsurance for days 1-60 of each benefit period while 2) skilled nursing facility care one pays nothing for the first 20 days of the benefit period. I want to understand the difference between "inpatient rehabilitation facility" and "skilled nursing facility". I am not medically trained. WHY I am asking: my sister who lives in Colorado, fell while skiing Feb 14 (now is Feb 18); she was taken by ambulance to the major Denver hospital. Feb 15th she had 2 rods placed in her femur as she broke her upper leg bone very near her hip. She is 67 years old. I live in Texas. I am the older sister. I will probably need to help her. But I need to get smarter before I make the trip to CO. Thanks.

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Would hgh help relieve chronic hip pain? I have congenital

Would hgh help relieve chronic hip pain?JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: I have congenital hip dysplasia.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Interstitial pneumonitis

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For the last week my husband and children and in-laws have

For the last week my husband and children and in-laws have had a severe cough with mucus, runny stuffy nose is, and overall tirednessJA: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?Customer: No, last but not least I caught the cough, stuffy runny nose, weakness and tiredness I laid in bed for three days Saturday Sunday and Monday I also had a terrible headache in my left side I and face that is still bothering me a little bit today but has mostly subsided I have been very tired but up and moving around feeling a little bit better today however my chest feels very very heavy tight and a little bit painful if I breathe very deeply I have to cough. now under my right rib I keep feeling this intermittent sharp pain that comes and goes for the past couple hours I'm wondering if that is related to all the coughing or is that something totally different? Whole family has been taking TheraFlu for the daytime and night quill for bedtime. My children seem to be feeling a little better but are still showing some symptoms of the phlegmy cough Long with my husband as well. Don't understand why I took it the worst and it was laid up in bed for three days that has me curious and why am all of a sudden getting the short pain intermittently under my right rib cage?JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I had all sort of Colite us for years but that seems to be in remission right now

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Recent trauma injury in ankle resulting in an avulsion

Recent trauma injury in ankle resulting in an avulsion fracture in the bifurcate ligament and full tear of ATFL. I was put in a Moon Boot for 7 weeks and fully healed those injuries, however;Still experiencing pain on the side of the big toe around the First Metatarsal. There is a lot of swelling and loss of mobility. X- rays show no fracture and MRI shows no signs of damage. Every doctor I see just tells me to rest but I have been resting for the last 2 months and feel absolutely no sign of improvement.

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I am having tendon problems in my right wrist, below the

I am having tendon problems in my right wrist, below the thumb. There is a noticeable temperature change around the injury and the rest of my wrist. Should I be concerned?JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: Yes, I am in Occupational therapy for it. I am not currently taking medication for that specific problem.JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?Customer: Just Morphine but I am not on that. I take diabetic meds and acid blockers and Cymbalta for a neck injuryJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: This was caused during a car accident in April of 2015. I had tendon surgery to repair a tendon on the radial side of my wrist and then this problem started shortly after in August of 2015.

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While working providing occupational therapy services, I was

While working providing occupational therapy services, I was preforming a functional transfer the went south, I severely injured my left shoulder tearing my sub-scapulars tendon with subluxation of the biceps tendon, and a tear in my supraspinatus tendon, I also felt major pain between my shoulder blades . Here's my primary concern: within days I started losing sleep not just a little, but every time I tried to sleep the pain would become unbearable, it required icing 3-4 time every night. Within 30 days I could no longer fulfill my duties, by this time I was experiencing constant pain, mental stress, sleep deprived, confusion and depression, Question: I gave my statement of what happened... but recently I have remembered that after a long day at work some weeks before maybe longer, I had some stiffness and moderate pain in that shoulder but after a few days the pain subsided most of it is still in a fog, I'm still dealing with the all the issues. Is it possible that due to magnitude of tremendous mental stress and constant pain that at the time of giving my statement I didn't remember it..?? Can the combination of these very heavy factors, cause one to forget or create confusion of the sequencing of events...

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I had neck surgery Jan February March 2016. I am 7 mths in

I had neck surgery Jan February March 2016. I am 7 mths in and still in god awful pain. I have 2 cuts thru the front and a plate with screws in my the back of my neck. The first two surgery so couldn't swallow or talk. 18 hrs altogether of anitesia. I lost 18 PDFs. I take no medicine. I'm in agony. I have an appt tomorrow with the surgeon. Can you please tell me what to ask for . I'm not nearly three quarters of the women I was in December. Please help.

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My wife, 41, just returned from the hospital after going

My wife, 41, just returned from the hospital after going through a cerebral angiogram for embolization of a fistula. During her stay, they gave her Keppra, and she now has to take two 500mg doses a day for the next year. She never had what was considered a seizure during this, nor had any form of epilipsy in the past, so I have a few questions:One - by having gone through this, is she more at risk for strokes, seizures, etc. by virtue of the procedure and subsequent prescription of anti-seizure medication? Why prescribe an anti-seizure med if she technically did not have a seizureAlso, she does like to drink, and the Keppra clearly states no alcohol. Given her lack of history of seizures, or any neurological issues before, can she still enjoy some drinks during her time on the meds?

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