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Posted: Sep 4, 2014 - 9:09am

The wife had some of this tissue wrapped around her spinal fusion with hopes of adding support, cushioning and durability to the procedure.

This is in our own Beanie's bailiwick IIRC ...
 Structurally and functionally accurate bioprinted human tissue models
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Posted: Jun 11, 2014 - 5:34pm

My liver enzyme tests and latest ultrasound came back normal finally. So it took 9 months for my liver to recover from the damage done by me being allergic to Prilosec. What fun. So I am now having a glass of wine, the first alcohol since last Sept to celebrate. Even the fatty liver caused by the Prilosec is gone and fatty liver usually doesn't go away. 


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Posted: May 12, 2014 - 5:41am

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The bat the cats caught and presented to me while I was asleep came back negative for rabies so we don't all have to get shots...

 
Good news!  I guess bats don't often fare well against felines - at least not when indoors.


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Posted: May 12, 2014 - 5:38am

The bat the cats caught and presented to me while I was asleep came back negative for rabies so we don't all have to get shots...
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Posted: May 11, 2014 - 8:41pm

My asthma is insanely bad today.
 
 
Not fun. Feels like someone keeps putting an anvil on my chest.
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Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 8:58pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

well, shite.

you okay now? 

 
My Jaw still hurts a bit. Its from the tannic acids in the red wine. I lost my resistance to it from not drinking it in over 7 months. This has happened before after a reprise from red wine.
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Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 8:53pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
I didn't have any beer in the house but I had a bottle of Merlot in the back of the fridge and had 4 oz of it and it gave me lock jaw. Guess I am allergic to that now also... Will get some beer tomorrow.

 
well, shite.

you okay now? 
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Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 8:36pm

I didn't have any beer in the house but I had a bottle of Merlot in the back of the fridge and had 4 oz of it and it gave me lock jaw. Guess I am allergic to that now also... Will get some beer tomorrow.
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Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 12:14pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
For the first time since last Sept my Liver enzymes are finally all back in the normal range! The ALT isn't centered but it is at 9 points under high at least. The AST is centered. Damn Prilosec, it can fry your liver if you are in the 5% that are allergic to it like me...

 
Yay! I like Scott's suggestion - have a beer to celebrate.
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Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 12:07pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
For the first time since last Sept my Liver enzymes are finally all back in the normal range! The ALT isn't centered but it is at 9 points under high at least. The AST is centered. Damn Prilosec, it can fry your liver if you are in the 5% that are allergic to it like me...

 
That is great news Dave.  I have a concern maybe some medical person can help we with.  I have never had rubella, and with the news of the measles outbreak on both coasts, I wonder if I should get vaccinated?
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Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 12:05pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
For the first time since last Sept my Liver enzymes are finally all back in the normal range! 
 
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Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 11:53am

For the first time since last Sept my Liver enzymes are finally all back in the normal range! The ALT isn't centered but it is at 9 points under high at least. The AST is centered. Damn Prilosec, it can fry your liver if you are in the 5% that are allergic to it like me...
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Posted: Mar 4, 2014 - 4:08pm

I went in to the ENT Doc and got my nose cauterized a 2nd time, what fun. Now for 3 or 4 days of pain.
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Posted: Feb 18, 2014 - 10:41am

The Eye place called and said they had an opening with a different Doc than I usually see so I went in. No scratch or damage to eye but the pressure was slightly high he said. I will be seeing my regular eye doc in March for a re-check. This Doc didn't think I needed antibiotics or drops. I can't have antibiotics until my liver problem is resolved anyways. Just said come back if it gets worse or doesn't clear up after 2 weeks.


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Posted: Feb 18, 2014 - 7:05am

 kurtster wrote:

Good.  The artificail tears will help for sure in the meantime.

 
Today was the first day the eye doc was open from the storm and they can't get me in until March 6. By then It will already be healed I hope. There is only an eye doc there once a week as he works out of Duke. They can get me in 2/20 if I want to drive to Duke but I don't want to. Its not hurting as much and now its just sometimes.
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Posted: Feb 14, 2014 - 2:09pm

 kurtster wrote:

Good.  The artificial tears will help for sure in the meantime.

 
Or stand close to Veev's laundry basket, that'll produce plenty of real tears.
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Posted: Feb 14, 2014 - 1:39pm

 kurtster wrote:

Good.  The artificail tears will help for sure in the meantime.

 
Will probably be a couple days before I get back out but I will get some then.
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Posted: Feb 14, 2014 - 1:28pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

No well water here, just the sick city water. The Docs are all closed today due to the snew so it will be next week before I get to see one.

 
Good.  The artificail tears will help for sure in the meantime.
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Posted: Feb 14, 2014 - 1:25pm

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Yeah, the cornea takes a week or so.  Schedule a visit to an opthalmalogist for as soon as you can.  A medical visit is covered by Medicare.  Refuse the cursory refraction, that costs.  But in the meantime, get some Thera Tears or some other good brand of artificial tears and use two or three times a day to help the healing along.

Usually no big deal if you have a muni water supply.  Well water is a different matter though.  With well water, I would strongly urge a trip to the eye doc, cuz of bacterias that could be in the water can infect the cut. 

Acanthamoeba Keratitis    while rare is the danger.

Etiology and Incidence

Two of the eight known species of Acanthamoeba, A. castellanii and A polyphaga, are responsible for most infections. Acanthamoeba are commonly found, free-living amoeba that have been located in various environments including pools, hot tubs, tap water, shower water, and contact lens solution. In May, 2007, the FDA announced an outbreak of Acanthamoeba keratitis that was associated with Complete MoisturePlus Multi Purpose Solution manufactured by Advanced Medical Optics.




 



 
No well water here, just the sick city water. The Docs are all closed today due to the snew so it will be next week before I get to see one.
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Posted: Feb 14, 2014 - 1:23pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
My right eye hurts, A couple of days ago I was opening a bubble pack of batteries and a piece of plastic from the corner flew off and hit me right in the eye. Now 2 days later it hurts. Vision seems ok and of course all the Docs are closed because of the snew and no way am I going to go sit around the ER for 17 hours.

PS - Just read that eye cornea abrasions/scratches sometimes don't start hurting until after a couple days and minor ones usually heal on their own but sometimes antibiotic drops are needed.  

And on a positive note it seems the nosebleeds have finally stopped.

 
Yeah, the cornea takes a week or so.  Schedule a visit to an opthalmalogist for as soon as you can.  A medical visit is covered by Medicare.  Refuse the cursory refraction, that costs.  But in the meantime, get some Thera Tears or some other good brand of artificial tears and use two or three times a day to help the healing along.

Usually no big deal if you have a muni water supply.  Well water is a different matter though.  With well water, I would strongly urge a trip to the eye doc, cuz of bacterias that could be in the water can infect the cut. 

Acanthamoeba Keratitis    while rare is the danger.

Etiology and Incidence

Two of the eight known species of Acanthamoeba, A. castellanii and A polyphaga, are responsible for most infections. Acanthamoeba are commonly found, free-living amoeba that have been located in various environments including pools, hot tubs, tap water, shower water, and contact lens solution. In May, 2007, the FDA announced an outbreak of Acanthamoeba keratitis that was associated with Complete MoisturePlus Multi Purpose Solution manufactured by Advanced Medical Optics.


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