Got my ire up!

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Got my ire up!
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Wed, 04-16-2008 - 3:52pm

Ther more I think about this, the more upset I am getting... must share.


I went to the building in which my sister (Shannon) works to tend to a client account.

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Registered: 06-17-2007
Thu, 04-17-2008 - 12:43am

Yeah, I would say she should report them if it wasn't just an issue of taking what they said out of context.

Bad doctors and offices are out there. I had a rheumatologist once whom I would have enjoyed punching in the face, had my elbows not hurt so badly. You just don't tell a 23-year-old that she's never going to be able to lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk for the rest of her life. You certainly don't tell her that when there's all kinds of treatments that you haven't tried. I switched to a different rheumatologist, and he's never given up on me. He's always got something else we can try.

I get the gist of your story that she's pregnant right now? She needs to find a new doctor right away.




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Registered: 04-19-2006
Thu, 04-17-2008 - 6:22am

I am not at all doubting it happened but it is not the norm. Also while I am NOT defending teh actions people took they often try to read the patient and offer info based on the vibe they get so she may have been putting out an 'I can't raise a downs baby' vibe.

IMO they should just give all the info and let the patient choose unless the patent asks what they would do












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Registered: 02-04-2008
Thu, 04-17-2008 - 8:15am
No, this is the baby she had in January - Olivia.

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Registered: 08-31-2004
Thu, 04-17-2008 - 8:22am

I've been for my first prenatal appointment today, and the subject of testing was one we covered. I have opted to have an NT scan which will give me a risk rating on whether the baby has Downs. If the risk is high, we will then be able to choose between a CVS test (removes a small section of the placenta so has a risk of miscarriage but can be done at 12wks) or an amniocentesis (more accurate, lower risk but can't be done until 16wks).


baby siggy
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Registered: 02-15-2005
Thu, 04-17-2008 - 9:08am
Have you tried enbril? Mom used it for her RA and it made a huge difference. Problem was, she got a staph infection and can't use it anymore.


You can tell a gelding.


You can ask a stallion.


But you must discuss it with a mare.


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Registered: 02-04-2008
Thu, 04-17-2008 - 9:09am
I wish both you and your baby well and pray that you have the most pleasant of pregnancy experiences.

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Registered: 01-29-2008
Thu, 04-17-2008 - 9:36am
Thats really horrible what happened to your sister. I think that if i were to be told test results like that, i would try to get a second opinion before making a decision on what to do.
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Registered: 08-31-2004
Thu, 04-17-2008 - 10:56am

Thank you :o)


baby siggy
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Registered: 04-29-2005
Thu, 04-17-2008 - 11:16am



According to this study, it is fairly common.


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Registered: 06-17-2007
Thu, 04-17-2008 - 11:16am

Thanks for the recommendation, but I actually don't have RA. I have medial and lateral epicondylitis (Tennis and Golfer's elbow) in both elbows. Most people think it's ridiculous if I mention it, but they don't realize that I've had it for eight years now. It's only a mild condition if you can actually get rid of it when most people do, which is about 6 weeks to three months after getting it. Since mine seems to be tied to a genetic predisposition to tendon problems (which I have had in my ankles since birth and my knee off and on since high school) instead of a particular activity (such as tennis or golf), they can't get rid of it.

Eeek! Staph infections are scary to me. I nearly died of it as a newborn, and my grandmother died of it in 2001.




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