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Archive for February 26, 2018

#26- Your healthcare is YOUR HEALTHCARE!

More here continuing from #25- Infectious PAIN VariancesSo if a doctor makes a care statement, they should also have a reason to give me as well as a general detail so I can get their understanding to a better degree. 

BUT if I them to do that for me, I should work to take care of myself also.  They can’t make a correct diagnosis if I go in without a list of things to talk about. In youth the list wasn’t really needed but as an adult, your healthcare is YOUR HEALTHCARE!  Really how can a doctor treat you if they don’t know what they are looking for AND they don’t know details of test types?

On January 4th 2018- MEDICALNEWSTODAY, by Christian Nordqvist discussed information in the article What is osteomyelitis? For Rhapsodie if her doctors knew of the reality of the pain the pertinent points shared here would be of great value.

“The signs and symptoms of osteomyelitis, bone infection, depend on the type. They commonly include:

  • Pain, … and swelling, redness, and tenderness in the affected area [Yes for Rhapsodie, right calf, left arm, left calf, and right arm.]
  • Irritability, lethargy, or fatigue [Yes for Rhapsodie!]
  • Fever, chills, and sweating [Yes for Rhapsodie!]
  • Drainage from an open wound near the infection site or through the skin [NO for Rhapsodie, no open wounds!]

Other symptoms may include swelling of the ankles, feet, and legs, and changes in walking pattern, for example, a limp.” [Yes for Rhapsodie!]

Rhapsodie knows she had an infection and thinks one is growing again, but the healthy life she’s tried to live without lack of treatment means her body continues fighting infections tremendously.

“The physician will examine the affected body part for signs of osteomyelitis, including tenderness and swelling. They will ask about recent medical history, especially any recent accidents, operations, or infections.

Tests may include:

  • Blood tests: High levels of white blood cells usually indicate infection. [NEVER DONE FOR RHAPSODIE]
  • Biopsy: The physician takes a small piece of tissue to test which type of pathogen – bacteria or fungi – is causing bone infection. This helps find a suitable treatment. [NEVER DONE FOR RHAPSODIE]
  • Imaging tests: An x-ray, MRI, or CT scan can reveal any bone damage. [DONE WRONG FOR RHAPSODIE]
    • The damage may NOT be visible for 2 weeks on an X-ray, so
    • more detailed MRI or CT scans are recommended if the injury is RECENT.”

And our fiddlefarden medical system does things in reverse.  You go in with an injury and an X-ray is done, if they think there may be something to consider an MRI or CT is done.  BUT those tests are only good if the technician making the report doesn’t rewrite what the X-ray report really showed or they didn’t stuff in what a doctor wrote previously…

Associated Posts

Please forgive me, but you’ll likely want to right click and open in a new tab, because the click link MAY NOT WORK.

#01. Inaccurate PAIN Assessments CAN CAUSE MORE BODY DAMAGE

#02- PAIN Assessments Corresponding with UTI’s

#03. Inaccurate PAIN Assessments with A HIGH PAIN Tolerance

#04- Inaccurate PAIN Assessments with JUST Rate Pain from 0 to 10

#05- Inaccurate Doctoral PAIN Assessments based on Guesses

#06- Inaccurate PAIN Assessments because of no Patient Pain Understanding

#07- Inaccurate PAIN Ratings with NO Applicable Associations

#08- Inaccurate PAIN Assessments MADE a BIT Better

#09- Detailing Diaries Could Limit Inaccurate PAIN Assessments

#10- A PAIN & Injury Diary MAY Change Inaccurate Doctoral ASSESSMENTS

Rhapsodie’s Visual PAIN Diary- From September 2013 into April 2017

 Rhapsodie’s ideas to improve Medical ASSESSMENTS by doctors

PAIN Variables

 

#25- Infectious PAIN Variances

More here continuing from #24- Relational Corresponding Pain Chart Part A- Section 4 & Part- B- Sections 5 & 6  Doctors have more reason to take care in their estimations making diagnoses because beyond injury pain can grow infectious pains from lack of proper treatment…

 

It is hard enough to have an issue that causes pain, a broken on my left foot next to the smallest toe that was dislocated in the 2000 car accident, took over 4 months to stop hindering my steps.  No my toe did not hurt when I was in bed, but walking is a part of life, and walking with a smaller broken toe can be done, it can still cause pain.  The injured toe, as healing, didn’t remain isolated away from life so there were times when it got bruised while it was healing.  Areas that are exposed to injury can suffer more pain as well as more associable issues with infection.  This can cause more pain issues also, the UTI examples are infections of various types for many situations.

Doctors often run a temperature on people, but what about people who do not have normal body temperatures?  The Disabled World, Feb. 21, 2018, article about temperature says that an adult person who has “normal body temperature ranges in the mouth (oral) [that] is about 36.8°C (98.2°F)” temperature normal, then the concern because “[a] temperature over 38°C (100.4°F) most often means you have a fever caused by infection or illness.” This means that the normal temperature person has changed temperature 2.2oF to 2.7oF in order to have a high temperature. “[A] fever is indicated when body temperature rises about one degree or more over the normal temperature.

https://www.disabled-world.com/calculators-charts/degrees.php

My normal is 97.3oF to 97.7oF using a mouth thermometer, which means that at 99.1 OR 99.5 I would be in fever. The hyperthermia has not been heard by the doctors because they ASSume that the normal is the same for me just like it is for everyone else. AND it is NOT! For over a year now I’ve had temperatures more than a degree over normal, and that’s one of the only infection sign I know has been tested for and there are other tests.

Defining Care Information So Patients have more knowledge

In general when doctors ask me if I have any questions, I don’t have any at that moment.  For me questions arise in the time after their care AND in association with taking the time to work on understanding what is shared along with why they made the comments they did.  So if a doctor makes a care statement, they should also have a reason to give me as well as a general detail so I can get their understanding to a better degree…

Associated Posts

Please forgive me, but you’ll likely want to right click and open in a new tab, because the click link MAY NOT WORK.

#01. Inaccurate PAIN Assessments CAN CAUSE MORE BODY DAMAGE

#02- PAIN Assessments Corresponding with UTI’s

#03. Inaccurate PAIN Assessments with A HIGH PAIN Tolerance

#04- Inaccurate PAIN Assessments with JUST Rate Pain from 0 to 10

#05- Inaccurate Doctoral PAIN Assessments based on Guesses

#06- Inaccurate PAIN Assessments because of no Patient Pain Understanding

#07- Inaccurate PAIN Ratings with NO Applicable Associations

#08- Inaccurate PAIN Assessments MADE a BIT Better

#09- Detailing Diaries Could Limit Inaccurate PAIN Assessments

#10- A PAIN & Injury Diary MAY Change Inaccurate Doctoral ASSESSMENTS

Rhapsodie’s Visual PAIN Diary- From September 2013 into April 2017

 Rhapsodie’s ideas to improve Medical ASSESSMENTS by doctors

PAIN Variables

 

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