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

@karen00, I just got home from major surgery and a nine day stay in the hospital, and I totally understand how you feel. I am tired of the pain, tired of struggling to even get out of bed. I also have fibro, and I just want to sleep to escape. The doctor cut off my pain meds five days after surgery, and I feel sure my uncontrolled pain is part of the problem. Not able to take care of myself. Too exhausted to feed myself. My advice is just hang on and let time go by while your body heals. Sleep is healing. Rest.

1 day ago · I'm having multiple odd episodes that are keeping me undiagnosed. Help in Brain & Nervous System

@predictable. Seriously? Vitamin K is an ANTIDOTE for Warfarin/blood thinners???? Please confirm.

4 days ago · Need help understanding a man's point of view in Just Want to Talk

@david33, I encourage you to trust your gut. Your husband may “think” differently now, and you may want to seek immediate help for him AND for your daughter as well as yourself. Good luck.

Mon, Mar 18 1:43pm · Hearing Loss: Come introduce yourself and connect with others in Hearing Loss

@contentandwell, the ENT did not have my hearing records. He looked in my ears, said my hearing loss was serious, and that I had had hearing loss for several years….claimed he could tell by my speech. He had a technician do a very brief hearing test and then sent me right down the hall to his Starkey hearing aid salesperson. I was very disappointed. I expected more from a specialist.

Mon, Mar 18 8:17am · Hearing Loss: Come introduce yourself and connect with others in Hearing Loss

I recently saw an ENT doctor for my hearing loss. He looked in my ears briefly and said, “You have a serious hearing loss…”. I then asked him about CIs andhe said Iwouldnot need them for 15 or 20 years. How couldhe make that assessment about CIs from just looking in my ears? I have worn hearing aids for 15 years.

Tue, Mar 12 4:58pm · Loss of hearing clarity: Solutions or strategies anyone? in Hearing Loss

I have been hearing impaired for over 15 years andhave worn three sets of hearing aids during that time. My first set was in-the-ear and caused multiple ear infections. I then switched to over the ear and have nothad an ear infection since. Feeling that my hearing has further diminished, I saw an ENT specialist for the first time last week. He looked in my ears briefly, said, yes you are hearing impaired, and sent me to his inhouse Starkey brand hearing aid salesperson, who gave me an incredibly fast hearing test and recommended a $3500.00 pair of hearing aids. I expected more from an ENT, but maybe Ishould not have. My question is has anyone used hearing aids from Sam’s Club or Costco and, if so, what has been your satisfaction level?

Mon, Mar 11 7:01pm · Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@retiredteacher, once my diabetes was diagnosed, I began taking metformen, changed my eating habits, and started a regular exercise program. These changes had a positive effect onmy A1c and also helped the diabetic nerve pain. Thanks for asking.

Mon, Mar 11 5:17pm · Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@retiredteacher, I have diabetes type two, and my feet are terribly painful as if I have a very bad sunburn. My rheumatologist checked me for gout (before I knew I was diabetic) and, finding no gout, told me there was nothing wrong with me and then wrote in my medical record that I was senile!!! When I saw him months later and told him I was diabetic and suffering from diabetic nerve pain, he had no comment. Not one word. After telling him I am not senile, I ended my relationship with him.