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EBUS biopsy

“Any questions?” the anesthesiologist asked for the tenth time.  He had just done a very thorough job of explaining the EBUS (Endobronchial Ultrasound) procedure I was about to undergo.   1,174 more words

Leopards and Panthers and Biopsies, Oh My!!! (Update: No Cancer, YAY!!)

EEEK!! This picture of a camouflaged leopard (hiding in the tall brown grass on the right side of the tree) gave me a flashback!

The year was 1973. 680 more words

Radiation Mapping

“Here’s a gown,” the technician handed me a standard hospital gown.  “Put it on with the opening to the back.”  I took the gown from her but asked, 1,500 more words

Lupus Nephritis Stage IV – When it started to sink in

When I was first diagnosed with SLE, there were also blood trace and protein in my urine indicating that my kidney are also under attack. The rheumatologist advised that I get a… 704 more words


Will Your Doctor Tell You When They Error?

A case I remember well involved a simple endometrial scraping, a curetting, a common type of specimen. An error occurred and it nearly resulted in a patient getting treatment for cancer that she didn’t have. 1,716 more words

Why This Is Important

Easily the scariest month of my whole life.

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