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RE: somewhat disappointed
hehe

I knew that statement was DocWils bait Bigwink

The most recent experience that supports my remark was when i tried to explain to the surgeon who removed my thyroid that I have an immune system defect and that the Keflex she wanted to use as a prophylactic is (verifiably) ineffective on me (overuse). She would have none of it! I got the Keflex, and 2 weeks later my pcp had to write an rx for a course of the newer generation Ceftin to combat the infection I got because the Keflex is ineffective.

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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09-16-2015 06:57 PM
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Post: #22
RE: somewhat disappointed
Maybe for every surgeon or doctor who isn't exactly what we've hope for, it all evens out in the end. For every doctor I've had over my lifetime that wasn't nice, I've also been gifted to have those that were really concerned about their patients. The thing that supports my last statement is that since 2003 I've been taking an oral medicine called glucophage or Metformin ER and no doctor ever questioned that drug's interaction with any of my other medications. I've also been burdened with periodic electrolyte imbalances. Before my recent surgery this summer, my blood sodium level was low and after the surgery it is even lower.

I contacted my primary care doctor via an online patient portal and explained briefly that my muscles really hurt with a burning sensation whenever I moved. Her nurse called me and advised me that 'Doctor wants you to stop Metformin, drink lots of water and salt your food heavily for one week.' No one, and I mean NO one has ever asked me to stop the Metformin. The burning sensation in my muscles is very slowly receding and I hope when I have labs drawn next week that my sodium level will be improved. I would not trade my primary doctor for anything, in my book she is awesome. I've had this electrolyte imbalance thing going on for over 12 years. Hard to believe it might be the Metformin responsible for it, time will tell I guess.

Thank you to DocWils for giving us the viewpoint from the opposite side. Btw.......the team approach is what was followed during my recent surgery right down the the counting of the instruments and sponges and it states this in my copy of the operative report.
09-16-2015 07:25 PM
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Post: #23
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I always advise patients to take their Rx from the GP, not the surgeon, except for the immediate post op time - surgeons are cutters, not strong on big picture prescriptions and long term aftercare, so a non-cutter has a bigger view and is better set up for the overall care of the patient. The cutter comes in, does the job, and is gone, just like a plumber or a carpenter. Your GP is who you actually live with and knows you best. Here, everything done by a specialist is sent back to the GP , not just for their history, but to ensure correct and constant care. As many of you have heard me say before, your GP is your quarterback. Use him/her (bugger, German is easier - we have the neuter to avoid sexism in such cases).
09-16-2015 08:55 PM
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Post: #24
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(09-16-2015 08:55 PM)DocWils Wrote:  him/her (bugger, German is easier - we have the neuter to avoid sexism in such cases).

English speakers are increasingly using "them, their, they" even for the singular in this case


yeah - she should have gone to my GP (who is great) and I asked her to. She couldn't be bothered and I was too sick to overrule her.

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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09-16-2015 08:59 PM
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Post: #25
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Thanks, D, I'll try that.... odd, though, given that you are pluralising a singular....
09-17-2015 04:57 AM
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(09-17-2015 04:57 AM)DocWils Wrote:  Thanks, D, I'll try that.... odd, though, given that you are pluralising a singular....

yeah feels odd at first Big Grin and some folk are plenty resistant to it, but in the world of tech where the vast majority are millennials its pretty common. Don't let anyone tell you it isn't done - it is. Let 'em know u "done it" on purpose if they kvetsch (see what i did there?)

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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09-17-2015 10:09 AM
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Post: #27
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Aaaaaagh! What are you doing to my beloved language? I may just give up and start speakin' da gibrish...
09-17-2015 10:40 AM
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Post: #28
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(09-17-2015 10:40 AM)DocWils Wrote:  Aaaaaagh! What are you doing to my beloved language? I may just give up and start speakin' da gibrish...

Kvetch is an old piece of "da gibrish". It has been around longer than you and I have. It is from the Yiddish and reportedly came into popular use around 1938.

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09-17-2015 10:53 AM
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Post: #29
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I think there might be further grammar errors in that post that might be bothering Doc Big Grin

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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09-17-2015 11:22 AM
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(09-17-2015 10:53 AM)PaytonA Wrote:  
(09-17-2015 10:40 AM)DocWils Wrote:  Aaaaaagh! What are you doing to my beloved language? I may just give up and start speakin' da gibrish...

Kvetch is an old piece of "da gibrish". It has been around longer than you and I have. It is from the Yiddish and reportedly came into popular use around 1938.

Best Regards,

PaytonA

Kvetch is Old German, not Yiddish - they just appropriated it and gave it a better use.
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