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Dec 22, 2018 · Contact Dermatitis after surgical procedures in Skin Health

My husband has had several orthopedic surgeries (4 shoulder, 3 carpal tunnel and a knee) and ever since the 2nd surgery he blisters very badly. He’s had the whole skin patch testing done, but nothing showed a reaction. Nothing for tape, gauze, cleansers, etc. Has anybody ever had this happen? I’m attaching a picture of what happened after surgery this past Wednesday. The blisters always start onday 2. He’s on a double dose of prednisone which calms the blistering and rash down. He had 2 skin biopsies done yesterday but not sure if they will give us any answers. Thank you.

Dec 12, 2018 · Food while at Mayo Clinic Rochester in Visiting Mayo Clinic

Right across the street from St. Mary’s hospital is the Canadian Honker restaurant which has some soups, mashed potatoes, etc. May be able to find something that would work for you. Their menu is online.

Sep 26, 2018 · Let's Chat: Ken Burns film, "The Mayo Clinic, Faith - Hope - Science" in Just Want to Talk

Amazing show! The history of Mayo was very interesting! I’ve been treated for brain fistulas at Mayo for the past year and when I’m in the clinic or have had surgeries at St.Mary’s there is a powerful presence of hope, faith and science in those buildings that is definitely felt! So thankful for Mayo and it’s entire outstanding staff! Even as the show mentioned-Mayo is not perfect and they can’t save everyone, but they strive to be the best! After many years of other facilities not diagnosing my condition, I’m so glad I chose Mayo!

Sep 18, 2018 · Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Survivors and side effects in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Hi! I’m doing well. No headaches, but my dr put me on 325 mg a day aspirin which seems to be irritating my stomach. A lot of nausea. 😖 He reduced it to 81mg at my brain angiogram on sept7, but still not better yet. My primary care Dr put me on Zantac 2x a day yesterday…hoping this helps! My 3rd lesion apparently is in a bone and is not using a brain vein to drain at this time so the surgeon will do an MRA in a year to check it.

Aug 7, 2018 · Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Survivors and side effects in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Hello! I recently had open brain surgery (craniotomy) at Mayo to treat a 2nd fistula that couldn’t be safely reached by embolization. At day 23 I am pain free! No headaches, pressure or nausea!! It was a rough 22 days after surgery-lots of Tylenol and icing my head. It was discovered during surgery that I have a 3rd lesion that will probably need gamma knife radiation. It’s been a real rollercoaster ride the last 11 months, but I have total faith in my Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon in Rochester.

Aug 2, 2018 · Internal carotid artery aneurysm in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

I’m being treated at Mayo as well but for brain AVM’s. Have you had a consult with a neurosurgeon there?

Jun 4, 2018 · Coping with anxiety while waiting in Cancer

Thank you for your encouragement!

May 31, 2018 · Coping with anxiety while waiting in Cancer

I had a brain cat scan at Mayo yesterday and will be needing open brain surgery in a few weeks. I feel extremely anxious and scared. The anticipation of the “what if’s” that could happen is the scariest.