10 patient evaluations for Surgery

redhedd1972
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redhedd1972
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Oct 30, 2012 (Started Dec 04, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

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TSSRA
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TSSRA
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 44
Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 15 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

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Mar 28, 2012 (Started Mar 28, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Septic infection: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis): Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: One time

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Marcelost
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Marcelost
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 54
Condition: Barrett's Esophagus 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Barrett's Esophagus

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Jan 11, 2012 (Started Jan 11, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Urethral discomfort: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Uncontrolled flow urine Like a shower
Cost: < $25 monthly

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fatherofs
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fatherofs
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex:
  • Age:
Condition: 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Nov 15, 2011 (Started Nov 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Herniated Disc: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sciatic Neuralgia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: I suffered from sciatic pain due to a herniated disc in the lumbar spine (L4-L5). While the pain was bad I was really afraid from surgery. Here are some points that I want to raise: 1. From what I read, a very important factor in resolving sciatic pain is....TIME. Frequently the pain passes spontaneously. If the pain is bad and it does not subside, even if there is no deterioration I would consider surgery. I waited over 9 months to do surgery. Looking backwards from my experience, if you don't see any improvement over 4-6 months, you should start searching for a surgeon. 2. There are no oral medications that were shown to relieve sciatic pain. Everything that the Dr might suggest and that you might consider trying - NSAIDS, lyrica, etc., was never shown to work. Don't be surprised if it does not work for you. 3. From my experience physical therapy is not only not beneficial, it might be quite disastrous for your level of pain as you will get much worse almost instantly. For more info about my experience with physical therapists, please look at My Treatments. 4. Epidural steroid injections sometimes work (you can see my comments about them). However, if they don't work for you and you waited long enough, it's time to search for a surgeon. 5. The first issue that you need to think about when search for a surgeon is whether you are going to do it with a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon who specializes, and did fellowship, in back surgery. I decided to go with the latter. While I am sure that many neurosurgeons do great back surgery, it is important to remember that a herniated disc is a mechanical problem and not a neurologic problem. You might have some damage to the nerve (with me it's sensory nerves as manifested by tingling sensations that are still with me after the surgery, for other people it might be motor nerves). However, the problem with the nerve is due to a mechanical reason, a disc that is pressing on it. It's not a neurologic problem. From my understanding neurosurgeons are mostly interested in treating neurological problems and not mechanical problems. They will surely be happy to do diskectomy as it's a very easy procedure for them, and the compensation is surely appealing for them. However, if you are interested in doing this surgery with a surgeon whose main interest is mechanical problems in the back, you should do it with an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in back surgery. 6. Diskectomy (today it's usuaslly microdiskectomy) is a relatively simple procedure for surgeons. You should probably find a surgeon who does many more complex back surgeries and will find this procedure straight forward.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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GPS
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GPS
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jun 9, 2011 (Started Jun 09, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Torn Meniscus of Knee: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: One time

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walksalot
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walksalot
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 61
Condition: Colon Cancer
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: g
I have:
Colon Cancer

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Oct 29, 2010 (Started Oct 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Colon Cancer: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: This time, they removed metastases near my portal vein. Only 5 days in the hospital.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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naomiah
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naomiah
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
51 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vg
I have:
Bipolar I

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Jan 13, 2010 (Started Jan 13, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Broken Foot: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: foot reconstruction. It's horrible. Don't do it unless you have to; I had to.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Pain in legs, Pain in feet, Itching (pruritus), Surgical pain

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walksalot
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walksalot
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 61
Condition: Colon Cancer
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: g
I have:
Colon Cancer

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Oct 30, 2009 (Started Oct 30, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Colon Cancer: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: This was the necessary removal of a tumor in my large bowel. 11 days in the hospital. The night-time getting up to pee that sent me to the doc in the first place stopped after the tumor was removed and has not recurred. Surgeon diagnosed it as stage IV metastatic colon cancer
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Kate21
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Kate21
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 2
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
23 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Borderline Personality

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Mar 15, 2007 (Started Mar 15, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for asymmetrical bone cyst: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: It was a pretty invasive surgery but it was necessary to eliminate the risk of bone cancer.

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Guy from Oregon
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Guy from Oregon
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
32 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
GAD

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May 1, 2003 (Started May 01, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Excessive perspiration (hyperhidrosis): Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: This is a very invasive procedure and most patients experience compensatory sweating. I sweat more on the back of my legs and my face sweats alot when I eat sour or spicy foods. The recovery is painful but quick.
Side effects: Compensatory sweating

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