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Chase: Health Update

It’s been a few months since I have mentioned Chase’s health.

I have a lot of new followers so a quick summary: Chase has osteoarthritis and elbow dysplasia. 222 more words


Do I focus on the worst case scenario?

I was asked recently how often I think of the dysplasia my body is fighting, as it was perceived I spend too much time thinking about it, and it must be affecting me negatively.   576 more words


Editor’s Choice: Detection and staging of esophageal cancers within BE

Associate Editor Jacques Devière, MD, PhD recommends this Original Article from the December issue “Detection and staging of esophageal cancers within Barrett’s esophagus is improved by assessment in specialized Barrett’s units.” 200 more words


My Story

The past few weeks, I have “kept my nose to the grindstone” (as my grandma and grandpa always told me to do) regarding the final details of The Body Project gallery, reception, book, and magazine. 1,417 more words

Side effects of denial and unbridled optimism in the presence of a hard reality can include headache and dehydration

I’ve now heard back from all the specialists I sent my images and records to. The short summary is that all of the arthroscopic surgeons (who can generally repair torn labrums with a non-invasive surgery) have turned me down. 475 more words

Aches And Pains

The opinions / referrals keep on coming

I heard back from the hip dysplasia specialist in New York City this morning. Their take on my situation:

  • I have dysplasia, but it is borderline (between 20 and 25 degrees).
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Aches And Pains

Technically, this is the fifth opinion so far...

Today I heard back from one of the hip dysplasia specialists. He says I am a likely candidate for a PAO. He’ll get the rest of my x-rays on Monday will be able to give me more information then. 108 more words

Aches And Pains