Me & my speech.

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…

Other Connecting Posts

Whoops Disease Info

Additional Connecting Information

Rhapsodie has written about these issues for multiple reasons:

1) To have a shared written record, that’s useful. 2) To provide info to others to assist them in planning to deal with the horrid medical system of the U.S. 3) To hopefully impact doctors & health carers to do more work than just using reports which may be false.

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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