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Bob Maxwell

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Whille I may not have been the challenge that Fred was to his urologists, my urologists at UNM-H were challenged in diagnosing my various problems and then finding a mass in my right kidney that wouldn't cooperate with sonograms for clarity and MRI's were ruled out thanks to my ICD. The interlude with the two cataracts that disproved my dirty glasses theory was interesting as well.

So, two weeks ago last Tuesday I finally had a CT scan [found out I was alergic to the dye they use and still have red spots] and then they set it aside for almast a week before readingit in raiology. Fogetting to call my nephrologist, he finally got a report out of them once the found it and then discounted the report. He said, " Unless i see it myself, I can't believe them."

Friday at my appointment with him,? he said, "Well, it's correct. there is nothing there. It's as clear as can be. Itold him that I figured with all my friends, framily and prayer lists I was on about 2000 people werer praying for my cure.  ::)

I thank each one of you for your prayer support.

Now if I can raise my BP from the 100/50, I may a bit more energetic in the mornings and be less tired at night. ;D? ?
 

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Glad things are looking up, Bob. But don't work too hard and get that blood pressure too high. Maybe a lively virtual campfire on Wednesday will raise it just enough?
 

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Great news Bob. Thanks for the update. In addition to everyone else praying for you, we know you have a wonderful lady supporting you there in Belen.
 

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Bob:

Great news. I'll be glad to trade you 20 points of blood pressure if it will help! ;D
 

DougJ

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HI Bob,

Now if I can raise my BP from the 100/50, I may a bit more energetic in the mornings and be less tired at night.

First, great news on the kidney scan--happy for you.

As for the BP, (and I'm one of those operating [may be a poor choice of word] with new pipes) my internist loves low BP so I'm down in the 110/70 range, although I catch it lower than that on many occasions.  Take some comfort in the statistical evidence that the low BP corelates with reduced incidence of stroke and heart attack.

All the best.

Ciao,

Doug
 

Bob Maxwell

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As i said in the beginning, Thank You! We all have times when we need one anothers support and prayers.

This is a great framily of choice and as long as I have breath, you have my full support as well. If you need prayer or just an ear, send me a privat message and I'll respond.
 

Jim Godward

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Bob,

My Dr is thrilled that my BP is in the 100-110/50-60 range and yes I do drag once in a while but tis a lot better than the 140/90+ that was!  VBG  The lower pulse rate, high 50s low 60s is probably more of the drag than the BP!  VBG
 

BernieD

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Bob

Great to hear the news about your good news about nothing ;D I had something similar when we were in Boston visiting our daughter, I went to the emergency room coughing blood. They started treating me for congestive heart failure but the radiologist finally saw that it was pneumonia. After being admitted for treatment of the pneumonia, they still kept me on a heart monitor. A nurse usually woke me up aroung 3AM because my heart rate was down to 37. They wanted to make sure I was still alive :)
 

Helaine & Wally

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Great news, Bob!
It is always a relief  to get answers and to get good news is even better,
Take care,
Helaine
 

fredethomas

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Great news Bob,

Was wondering if you are allergic to clams, too.  I am, and a Boston heart specialist, who I had met on line and discussed allergies with him, warned me that if I had to have a CT scan to make sure to tell them not to give me the dye, since it could be fatal to me.  That was about 3 months before I was told I needed one.  Before I undressed I told the nurse, what that I was deathly allergic to clams, and about 15 minutes later she came back and said they would not give me any.

However, I don't know how detrimental that is to a clear reading of the scan, but whatever I had, they attributed to resolving pneumonia.  To this day I think it may have been resolving Valley Fever, but up in Maine they didn't know about that very real disease.  Anyway, I thought this would be a good place to insert this warning about clams/CT Scan dye, for any others who may not have a clue about it.

Glad to hear that you have answers to your problems as well....    Daisy
 

fredethomas

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Karl:

Daisy, not Fred, and yes I am allergic to scallops as well.  Have not tried the mollusks, or anything else in the genre, since I'm sure I'd have the same results.  I really do get violently ill.  I have to ask when in an Italian restaurant and want something with a sauce, since some Italian cooks are fond of making the sauces with clam juice to make them a bit more flavorful.  I'm quite certain it is the iodine, which all medical personnel have put on my medical charts.  Not the topical kind, but the ingested kind.  On the other hand, I can eat shrimp, lobsters, crabs, and yes, just bring them on since just typing about them gets the salviary juices flowing....... Daisy
 
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