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Bionic NOW, Baby!

Rocket88
  • By Rocket88 · New reply yesterday at 4:48 pm
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • *This post was written on February 24th, 2014.* I had a TKR (total knee replacement) on my right knee, 2/10/14. On 11/18/13, I had a TKR done on my left knee. I jokingly consider myself "bionic" now ...

Just a little update...

Rocket88
  • By Rocket88 · New reply yesterday at 3:26 pm
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Wow, has it really been 2.5 months since I had that TKR (Total Knee Replacement) done on my right knee? I feel great! I weaned myself off of pain meds faster this time (compared to when I had the TKR ...

Year of Gratitude- 2014

amarettosour
  • By amarettosour · New reply yesterday at 12:42 pm
  • Journal · 680 replies
  • Happy New Years To All Inspire Members! I decided to start a journal for gratitude for the new year in 2013. 2013 is behind us and its time to move forward. This journal has transformed my life in 2013 ...

Checking In

SeeGirlLive
  • By SeeGirlLive · New reply yesterday at 11:26 am
  • Journal · 26 replies
  • 4/17: I tried just now to stand up and walk to the lamp so that I could turn it off. I got dizzy and started seeing flashing lights in front of my eyes. It’s like in Speed Racer! Now I’m laying back down ...

My Cardiac Rehab Orientation

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply April 22, 2014
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • Cause ppl like to share their experiences: Woke up at 7:30 for a registration time at 7:45 am (kids supposed to wake me at 6am before they went to school). Tore open gym bag for suitable gym clothes ...

Music Break, Gotta Have Heart

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply April 22, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • Starting with 50 songs about Heart. Hoping to make the list more broadly about songs that reflect the journey. Bit will take some reflection. Happy to add your favorite picks :) On Spotify. http://open.spotify.com/user/1218731986 ...

Enlarged Uterus

sweetmelbelle31
  • By sweetmelbelle31 · Posted April 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Illnesses · 0 replies
  • I'm 35 years old and had a baby 17 months ago, since starting my period after her birth, I've had extremely heavy periods with clots. For a month now, I've been having vague pelvic pressure/heaviness ...

Cin 2

Sjg2014
  • By Sjg2014 · Posted April 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Questions · 0 replies
  • Hi guys- Recently had abnormal pap, had a colposcopy done and I was told I had cin 2 with moderate dysplasia so last Thursday I had a leep procedure done. I am still waiting to hear the results. The doctor ...

Force Feeding

SeeGirlLive
  • By SeeGirlLive · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Journal · 26 replies
  • Today is Chemo 5 Day 1 My WBCs were still low, but higher than they were last week. My RBCs were almost normal. I did have some random bruising. I'm still having some electrolyte imbalance issues which ...

Being embarrassed at doctor's

Skibum12
  • By Skibum12 · Posted April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Questions · 0 replies
  • For me the worst part of having a female exam is having to get naked. I waited ten years to have a pelvic exam because of my fear of this. Everyone I've said anything about this to considers it to be ...

Completely Drained

SeeGirlLive
  • By SeeGirlLive · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Journal · 86 replies
  • I am extremely tired. Impossibly exhausted. I haven't been online much because of it, so if I haven't replied to you, communicated with you, or updated anyone on something, I swear I'm not ignoring you ...

Is being a virgin cause more pain during an endometrial biopsy?

Skibum12
  • By Skibum12 · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Questions · 1 reply
  • I keep getting ovarian cysts, as well as irregular menstrual bleeding. My doctor wants to do an endometrial biopsy. I am really worried for a couple of reasons. One is because a regular pelvic exam and ...

Updating, since my April hospitalization.

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply April 18, 2014
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • So, I apologize for not being on Inspire much since my hospitalization. When last I left you I had been hospitalized for chest pain and 12 days if diarrhea (no fun!!). It postponed my medical follow-up ...

What are your fav TV and Radio shows?

Flare999
  • By Flare999 · New reply April 18, 2014
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • My nurse wants me to find stuff that relaxes me, so what helps you? For radio we have RAW FM 87.60 going most of the time. Hubby introduced me to it and at first it was all alien to me and last year a ...

In the ER and being admitted...

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Journal · 21 replies
  • Waiting on a bed. Had to go yesterday for both chest pain and the ongoing diarrhea (on 13th day). They are concerned about the stents... :(( I also majorly dropped my blood pressure going from lying down ...

Intense Chronic Internal Vaginal Itching HELP!

BrookeLeeKeefer
  • By BrookeLeeKeefer · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Illnesses · 4 replies
  • A month ago I developed an intense 24/7 itch in my vagina. I was originally diagnosed with a yeast infection from a culture that grew candida albicans. Since then I have been treated with over the counter ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

John2
  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

Starting Cardiac Rehab

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 27 replies
  • On Thursday, insurance all cleared. Have an intake appt with a Cardiovascular guy that morning :) Never been so glad to exercise ...

Turner Syndrome Interview

kitchneralex
  • By kitchneralex · Posted April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Hi Everyone! My name is Alex Kitchner, and I am a teacher candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. I am currently studying Special Education and for an assignment in one of my classes, I have ...

How About That

la4dreams
  • By la4dreams · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • Today may have started off as a not so great day but once again it must be turned into a great day. I got up feeling okay just a little achy so I pushed myself to move and jumped in the shower. Accomplished ...

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