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First Name
LM

City
Modesto

State/Province
CA

Country of Residence
United States of America

Health Interests
Autoimmune diseases, Blood disorders, Bone, joint, and muscle disorders, Cancer, Children's and teen's health issues, Chronic pain, Eye disorders, Healthy Living, Heart and blood vessel disorders, Kidney and urinary tract disorders, Men's health issues, Neurology (brain and nervous system)

Posts (1212)

13 hours ago · Neuropathy and other strange symptoms in Brain & Nervous System

@johnbishop
Hi John,
I’m curious why you take such a large dose of Vit D and what your Vit D level is?
Do you have an illness or multiple conditions and/or medication you take that deplete you Vit D? Did your doctor suggest this dose?
Your post jumped out at me since I’m suffering from a massive kidney stone. Massive doses of Vit D can cause kidney stones and other problems. Do you have your level regularly checked?
Jake

1 day ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

This sounds good but I was thinking it was would be a bit high in sodium then remembered there is sodium free broth. Glad you posted it although looking forward to eating it, cooking it is another very unpleasant matter. My friend doesn’t leave until Monday or so. Maybe she will fix it. Hope hangs eternal.
Jake

2 days ago · Caring for Mother: She doesn't trust my care. Suggestions? in Caregivers

@becsbuddy
Surgery went okay I think all they did was put in a stint. They couldn’t remove the stone. The Doc said it’s massive and cans be removed now. And shock waves or Lithotripsy won’t work. My kidney was damaged but the tests show its better today so it’s fixing itself I guess. 2 weeks after I get out of here we’ll decide how to get it out. Probably regular invasion type surgery but he mentioned a laser. Not sure how the laser works, anyone know? The shockwaves he said will damage surrounding structures. Seems like he could have just ripped me open and snatched it up.
They put me in the Postpartum section of the hospital. My friends are saying it’s because I act like a child. I think I may need to go shopping for a new set of friends. I’m giving the nurses a good working over. It’s the only fun I get.
I’m in a semi-private room without a a roommate and put a sign on the door that said NO VACANCY.
I’ll get some rest although the opposite is what I need more.
Thanks for your message
Jake

2 days ago · Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - please introduce yourself in Brain & Nervous System

@ bumble81

How is the Ataxia manifesting itself? Have they told you the cause?
Jake

2 days ago · Caring for Mother: She doesn't trust my care. Suggestions? in Caregivers

@gingerw I gotta admit Ginger a little respite certainly isn’t worth the price I ended up paying for it. I hate being here
especially today on my mom’s 89th birthday. I was drinking lots of cranberry juice when I had my first one. I said to the doctor “It’s a good thing I’ve been drinking so much cranberry juice” he said “The only thing cranberry juice will do is make you fat.” I’m grateful my brother took over so well. I should have arranged for someone in case something like this happened. The doctor wants the hand & foot being waited on to stop. He wants her walking to the bathroom getting her own breakfast and doing dishes. I was ecstatic to hear him say that. I hope it happens, for her sake although people probably won’t believe me.

2 days ago · Caring for Mother: She doesn't trust my care. Suggestions? in Caregivers

@colleenyoung
Hi Colleen,
I remember you’ve had them. I also remember you let them pass naturally. Just the thought of that makes my skin crawl. Ouch ouch & mega ouch! My doctor said this one will never pass on its own. I want them out ASAP and however they have to get it out. It makes me so made I didn’t think of my back pain possibility being a stone. The pain was so horrible. I took so much pain medicine I got sick and it didn’t even help. The doctor said it’s been there quite awhile.
Thanks for thinking about me.
Jake

3 days ago · Caring for Mother: She doesn't trust my care. Suggestions? in Caregivers

@becsbuddy
Hi Becky,
I haven’t been doing very well. Actually I was admitted to the hospital last night. I have a “Huge kidney stone. I’m waiting to have surgery. So my back pain wasn’t from lifting my Mom. My previous 5 kidney stone symptoms never started in my back before. Then it moved to my groin where it’s always been in the past, that’s when I knew what the problem was. My brother hired an agency to take care of my Mom. My cousin is visiting and my brother and a friend also come by. I’m concerned no one will work on her hand and arm while I’m gone. But I’m sure they will kick me out of here soon. The doctor gave her orders to walk in for her appointment in October.
Jake

5 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@lioness
What the blue bloody blazes is a dippy egg?
Jake