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Jan 9, 2015 · Need a diagnosis - don't know where to go in Visiting Mayo Clinic

I had one of the most difficult diagnosis there is. I had multiple symptoms and had been so many different places and struggled for years. I wrote a story on here about my visits to Mayo Clinic in Jacsonville if you want to read it. They had my health situation figured out quickly. They are fabulous. The thing I really liked about them was that each and every staff member and specialist I encountered was courteous caring and empathetic. It goes a long way when you are hurting confused and frustrated.

Jan 9, 2015 · My husband was diagnosed with artial fibrillation. in Kidney & Bladder

I am allergic to all dyes. They do catheters on me when they want to check my heart.

Jan 9, 2015 · I was diagnosed with rectal cancer in 2008. Treated with chemo/radiation then [...] in Cancer

Josh, good for you for finding your inner peace and hope. My mother and I bothe had cancer. My mother was in stage four ovarian cancer and they gave her six months and told her to get her agpffairs in order. That was 30 years ago. She is now 82 and still going strong. I am now 20 years since my diagnosis. Be well and keep up.

Jan 9, 2015 · I'm having pain in my upper right should, neck and arm. It [...] in Bones, Joints & Muscles

My sweet mother in law many years ago showed me how to make a rice bag to go to sleep with to help with arm and neck pain at night. You can use a pillow case and cut it up or a tightly woven sock. I sew and like to use cotton material. I have several rice bags now in all different shapes and sizes to use on different parts of my body. Be sure and close up whatever cloth you decide to use except for a small hole. I use a silicone funnel and I pour jasmine rice (you can use regular rice but I love the smell of jasmine rice). Don’t fill it to full so you can manipulate the bag around the area you want to warm up. If you use a sock just tie it tightly on the end once you have poured the rice in it. Place the bag in the microwave for about a minute. Don’t heat it too long or you could burn your skin. A minute is usually just right. The nice thing about being able to take it to bed is there is no electricity needed. It just cools off as you fall asleep. I use mine so often that I bought a small inexpensive microwave for my bedroom just for my rice bag. I hope this helps you. It is also great for stomach cramps, abdominal pain, etc.

Jan 9, 2015 · Cancer survivors, patients need flu shot in Cancer

I was always taught never to have a flu shot if you are or have been a chemo patient. I also have auto immune and have refused flu shots for many years now. I have not had any ill effects from not taking a flu shot.

Jan 9, 2015 · can stream rooms help copd in Lung Health

That was supposed to say copd, asthma and restrictive airway disease. Geez auto correct.

Jan 9, 2015 · can stream rooms help copd in Lung Health

I have food, asthma and restrictive airway disease. Steam can be helpful but be wary of public steam rooms. The bacteria that floats around can cause more problems with a copd patient. If you want a cheap easy, clean and true steam to get down into your lungs, boil a pot of water, take a nice big clean towel put the towel over your head and take nice deep breaths to allow the steam to help you. Don’t get your face too close to the steam so as not to burn yourself. Once the steam is gone, you are done! Don’t do it more than two or three times a week. I hope this helps.

Jan 9, 2015 · I am 31 now. Almost 15 years ago I figured out that [...] in Eye Conditions

Has anyone checked you for ocular myasthenia gravis?