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Bad day at the Hospital
06-08-2011, 05:40 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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gaah.gif Had to get up early, take a visit to the Hospital and have some more blood work done as I'm experiencing some problems with asthma for some odd reason.

They said it's common that after quitting cigarettes asthma can actually get worse! 13.gif The surgeon General never warned anybody about that eh?

This all started yesterday actually, just wanted to make certain it's only asthma and not some other underlying condition, so I go to see the Dr. who immediately gave me blood tests last night asd told me to come back for more today.

At any rate, after a battery of tests, heart, blood, and a usb powered device I had to blow into, I thought we were all done.


On the way out we ask for the results of yesterdays blood test the nurses bring it up and start acting real odd, then they say they cant really say to much until I come back and talk to the doctor personally about the tests! walksback.gif wtf2.gif damned.gif

From what little information they did give they said it was related to my INR levels. I was freaking mortified, wtf are they? I've never even heard of this, and they are acting like I've got some life threatening condition going on!

So several hours to wait before I can see the doctor we go home and I search. Turns out it stands for international normalized ratio (INR) which are measures of the extrinsic pathway of coagulation. In other words, it's used to determine the clotting tendency of blood.

WTF blood clots? No way at my age, I thought. Octo's reaction was gaah.gif Now you cant eat veggies and instead they will replace them with Rat poison, literally!. It's called Warfarin and it was initially marketed as a pesticide against rats and mice and is still popular for this purpose! wiki Can you believe a pesticide is being used as a drug in humans?

So anyway after hours of sitting on pins and needles, reading and contemplating ways to thin the blood without pesticide, like aspirin, strawberrys, cinnamon , etc we went back for the third Dr. visit in two days, I had it planned out that I would tell the Dr no rat killer, I'm going to treat it naturally.

Upon arriving the Doctor said I'm not certain why they made you come back here, all your levels are fine. The INR test should not have even been given to me, it's a test for those already on the pesticide treatment, and people at risk, which I'm not.

My blood was a bit thick due to a weekend of beer drinking, and simple dehydration, it's unbelievably warm here, 85 F + 90% + humidity and nobody has air conditioners, there was no real problem at all, but due to a test I should never have been given in the first place, I was made to worry my ass off for half the damn day! gaah.gif

This kind of thing is no big deal, with a car mechanic or something, but when it comes to personal health, it sucks to be worried over a mistake on their part. They could have at least offered me a complementary Xanax for the evening. 37.gif

On the upside, according to the Russian doctor I'm in the shape of a "young, healthy man" and have nothing to worry about. beerbong.gif Bring on the beer!


06-08-2011, 05:56 PM #2
yankees skier
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Go with the Russian Doctors advice. He sounds smart. cheers.gif

06-08-2011, 06:00 PM #3
Upāsaka Member
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Glad to hear your fighting fit.cheers.gif

Your Doctor ?

06-08-2011, 08:34 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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The Russian Doctor was a she! rofl.gif She talks like a Russian Spy! P, we know a few of those Russian spy types here in Finland eh? chuckle.gif


06-09-2011, 04:56 AM #5
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
damned.gif Well that qualifies as a bad day lol. No much fun a'tall. But has a happy ending so cheers.gif that's all good. A good blood cleanse is red clover tea, rinses all the crap out. Yes beer too chuckle.gif hug.gif
06-09-2011, 06:47 AM #6
scrapperscrub Member
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that does suck!
but at least it all turned out ok!
stupid nurses!!gaah.gif
06-09-2011, 01:46 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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(06-08-2011, 05:56 PM)yankees Wrote:  Go with the Russian Doctors advice. He sounds smart. cheers.gif

He looked something like this 13.gif


Making some green ice tea right now...it's 94.1F in the shade damned.gif
06-09-2011, 02:12 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(06-09-2011, 01:46 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(06-08-2011, 05:56 PM)yankees Wrote:  Go with the Russian Doctors advice. He sounds smart. cheers.gif

He looked something like this 13.gif


Making some green ice tea right now...it's 94.1F in the shade damned.gif

rofl.gif "he" was a bit pudgier. Good god where did you find that pic? lol, looks like some Russian bride service.


06-09-2011, 02:17 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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(06-09-2011, 02:12 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  rofl.gif "he" was a bit pudgier. Good god where did you find that pic? lol, looks like some Russian bride service.

that's the closest I got by googling "Russian blonde make up glasses" chuckle.gif
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06-09-2011, 03:22 PM #10
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
In the states that would have been a lawsuit
06-09-2011, 06:14 PM #11
jaydoom i am doom
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dam brother i stop coming by and you fall to pieces.lol.i hope your doing better.keep me posted if they figure out the asthma situation.wow im glad it warmed up over there....from one extream to another
06-09-2011, 08:27 PM #12
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Hate to hear about the asthma JR. I've had it my entire life. It's the suxorz for sure.

We've been sweltering here also. Tuesday hit 101! We broke our record high by 7 degrees and we don't have AC either! damned.gif

Our high today will only be 65! yay.gif

Thanks for sending down the cold air Shadow! cheers.gif

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