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Reliable Medical Information for the Patient from a Biosleuth

Does it Keep You Up at Night? How to Find Reliable Medical Information In-Between Doctor Appointments So, you had your doctor’s appointment in the morning and you’re replaying the appointment again in you head. The doctor reviewed your health status and gave you a list of To Do items that he’d like for you to…

A Flacid Bladder Question for Trudy

Question for Trudy: Hi! First I want to say thanks for being brave and speaking out about this problem. I have small, flaccid neurogenic bladder. My question is should I wear diapers? I do wear menstrual pads, but sometimes they are not strong enough to keep the fluid in, so I must change them from…

Doctor will this exam help me?

This excerpt from my book Beyond Embarrassment is such a perfect example of a doctor going through the motions of an exam and me not asking enough questions at the end of the exam.  I hope that if a situation happens to me or even you in the future, we take the time to get…

Question..Will my bladder function come back?

Question: Hi “Trudy,   I’m starting to urinate on my own after 5 months of a neurogenic bladder.  Mine was caused by a viral infection of my brain and spinal cord. My diagnoses were Acute Disemminated Encyphalomyelitis and Transverse Myelitis AND Meningitis.  A pretty big attack to survive of my nervous system.  I’m happy to share…

Not a Medical Expert

With so many cooks stirring the pot, how do issues stay straight for ME, medically speaking? I do not always understand what I am being told. Some issues are confusing to me. Please forgive my confusion at times. I will do my best to keep things accurate and precise.

Yearly Physical

After I left my yearly physical, I wondered if I should have asked the main question that burned in my brain on the way home….Should I settle for not being able to feel the classic symptoms of ovarian cancer? Is there another test I can get?

Doctor’s Appointment

I know doctors are so busy, but there  is a lot we have to cover during our  appointments.   Even before our long anticipated  visit,  we are waiting at times, for a very long duration, just to see our valued specialist. After  we arrive in the waiting room, once again, we have time on  our hands.  We try…

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