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by Cheryl (no login)
Let me clear up a few things I said. Her tubal dr, I don't think, ever really told her a concrete reason for the hyst. Except that it was the only way to stop the bleeding. She tried Depo or some form of it, and it didn't help.
This lymphoma has come up since she had the hyst. She went to a different dr to get that diagnosis. I don't believe the tubal dr has played a role in it yet.
The diagnosing dr sent her on to a specialist, so to speak, and this specialist said that I believe some blood tests or something,higher enzyme levels, in her liver, don't quote me on my attempt to relay what she said. But, this specialist said that those results and her MRI maybe showed conflicting results. He has suggested going to the Cleveland Clinic for a second opinon.
She is separated from her third husband, who is somewhat sticking around for her. Keeping her on the insurance to help financially. But, not yet her husband once yet again. She is adopted, her parents seemed cool, and had a struggle with each and every relationship since she got married the first time.
The tubal dr is "good." He is soooo convincing. Very smooth. Lives in a 2 million dollar house, drives a little red sportscar, and has one heckuva bedside manner, IF you are a pregnant patient, not a post-TL patient. He makes you think that he is telling you and doing to you what is the "best thing for you." I believe that he has the biggest practice in town as far as ob/gyn's go.
I am working on convincing her to gather things. Encouraging her to look at her records. She just takes the dr's word at face value. That is not a wise thing to do nowadays. You can't trust everyone and that is a sad fact.
You can trust me when I say that our battle is just beginning. We can and will see this through. We are very intelligent women, from all walks of life, from all kinds of careers and social backgrounds. The truth wins out each and every time, sooner or later. We are backed by the truth. We can't lose. It won't be easy, by any means, but if we have the drive to see it through, we WILL make a difference. We will change the views of the medical community on PTS.
Enough of my soapboxing!! *lol* Have a good day! Thanks Susan!! Cheryl :o)
Posted on Mar 22, 1999, 2:20 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11
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