Annual (TeleMed) Powwow with my lovable Pulmo

Posted by thumperguy @thumperguy, Sep 17 6:08pm

Results of Spirometry happily reveal no decline in measured functions from a year ago. I told him he must be taking good care of me. He countered; “your taking good care of yourself.” Perceptive doc! 👍
I asked for a sputum culture for MAC which will take a few days. Probably a waste of time and money as, so far as I know, it’s a binary issue, ya got it or ya don’t and a culture, unlike a CT scan, doesn’t reveal degree of severity. I’m probably hoping for the impossible: a negative culture. Don

I'm hoping with you but I have a feeling…..not so good for me but I think your sample will be great!

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Great news Don! If they do a full MAC culture, they can do a count of colonies which gives an idea of severity. You are doing everything you can, so maybe it will show a decline in severity!
Sue

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Your posts are always informative and very entertaining! Want to wish you good luck on your results……

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@sueinmn

Great news Don! If they do a full MAC culture, they can do a count of colonies which gives an idea of severity. You are doing everything you can, so maybe it will show a decline in severity!
Sue

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Sue, your store of information about this stuff is encyclopedic. Thanks, I’ll pursue it. Don

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@sueinmn

Great news Don! If they do a full MAC culture, they can do a count of colonies which gives an idea of severity. You are doing everything you can, so maybe it will show a decline in severity!
Sue

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Sue, Does the Mayo Clinic lab provide a colony count? I have not been told how many colonies I have.

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@gej53

Your posts are always informative and very entertaining! Want to wish you good luck on your results……

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Thanks for your good wishes gej. I think the sorta bizarre aspect of day after day “hosing up” to machine that seems bent on scrambling my brain led me to cultivate a sanguine, whisical attitude toward the whole enterprise. Don

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@pop55

Sue, Does the Mayo Clinic lab provide a colony count? I have not been told how many colonies I have.

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My tests are done by the Minnesota Dept of Health, with the sensitivity testing done by NJH (National Jewish Health.) While the colony counts are not given to me unless I ask, my doc has them – so I don't know which lab provides them. Instead the report I get says one, few, some or many… Labs that specialize in cultures do colony counts, it just depends on who it is reported to – you or your doc – and how is is communicated on to you.
Another example of how we have to stay on top of things with these ailments and ask a lot of questions.
Sue

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