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Category — Bad Doctoring

A special thanks..

Recently, I received a package in the mail from Cleveland, OH.  It had been something I was expecting, as I’d been told by a few folks in the admissions office that something was on the way.  But I had no idea what was inside, and so I anxiously awaited its arrival.  When it did come, I was beyond surprised.

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August 7, 2008   7 Comments

The HO was (hopefully) a False Positive.. And Some Random Thoughts

When I was first admitted to Mount Sinai, Dr. Stein‘s initial exam revealed limited flexion in my hips.  The left was observed to be worse than the right, but both were suspected.  I was sent for a bone scan and when the results were in,  Dr. Stein indicated that from what was observed on the bone scan it was believed that I had Heterotopic Ossification of the hip (or just HO for short).  Basically, bone was forming in my hip where it shouldn’t be.

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March 24, 2008   9 Comments

Ups and Downs, Part 2

Well, after a few days of feeling pretty down and out about everything, my spirits are finally starting to look upwards a bit.  But of course with that up comes another down – some type of suspected infection.  To paraphrase a famous canine musician (since this is a G-rated blog), if it’s not one thing it’s something else.  (I think about one person will get that.. and he knows who he is…)

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March 22, 2008   1 Comment