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1 day ago · Are you getting cancer treatments during COVID-19? in COVID-19

@sundance6 30 years ago I got the same response from the company doctor when I was diagnosed with Lyme. The stupid MD never looked at my medical file which showed I lived in Connecticut for 40 years and had rented a cottage for 5 years in LYME CT. Hope you were finally able to convince your MD.

2 days ago · Questions about radiation, post radical prostate surgery in Prostate Cancer

@doncampbell So sorry to hear about your continuing problems. Is the losing control of the bowels from the radiotherapy or the hormone treatment?

Fri, Mar 13 8:05am · Hiatal Hernia - Surgery & Complications in Digestive Health

I have a hiatial Hernia but I can’t have the Nissen Fundoplication (NF)since I have Barrett’s Esophagus in the area of the hernia that needs to be monitored. Having the NF would hide the area of Barrett’s and wouldn’t allow for treatment. There are a # of members here that have had a NF and should give you input. If I remember correctly the most common problem is making the wrap too tight causing difficulty swallowing and burping. I am traveling to Mayo tomorrow for a scope on my Barrett’s on Tuesday. Good luck on your problem & hopefully you get a lot of answers.

Fri, Mar 13 8:05am · Hiatal Hernia - Surgery & Complications in Digestive Health

If you haven’t found it, it is called the Linx Procedure which uses magnets to help close the esophagus off from the stomach when you have a weak spincter.

Tue, Mar 10 9:47am · Seniors with Medicare, is Mayo worth the hassle? in Visiting Mayo Clinic

@phoenixpal Having an out-of-state BCBS shouldn't be a problem. I've lived in So. Oregon for 2.5 years and have gotten treatment in OR, CA, MT. & Minn with BCBS from Montana.

Sun, Mar 8 10:05am · Seniors with Medicare, is Mayo worth the hassle? in Visiting Mayo Clinic

@phoenixpal I have been to Rochester 13 times since 2015 being on Medicare with a BCBS supplement and have been billed a total of $8.00 which I have been paid with BCBS reimbursing me at a later date, so yes it is worth it. I do understand that Phoenix is tougher to get into for Medicare patients. I did ask Mayo, Phoenix and was told that it's about the State laws being different although they couldn't explain it further. I've also been told that it is easier to get into Phoenix if you are first a Rochester patient but that hasn't been confirmed. Once I get my Barrett's under control again, I will be testing out that ease of getting admitted to Mayo Phoenix since I have family in S. Cal which would make visiting Mayo easier because it is now 2100 miles drive from my home to Rochester.

Sun, Mar 1 9:40am · Grateful for care I got: Amazing oncology team, effective treatment in Prostate Cancer

@stoney1967 Could you tell me what "o39 was psa 10" means? Thanks