Category Archives: medical

the application of theory update

Today, I received the first dose of Orencia. Yeah! The insurance approval came through on Wed July 30 late in the afternoon. But the infusion nurse was out of the office on Thursday and Friday, so when I called on … Continue reading

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when the theory applies

The TheoryExcerpted from Ask the Expert (While this refers to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and the facts here are also applicable to me.) “All 3 anti-TNF medications (etanercept [ Enbrel ], adalimumab [ Humira ], and … Continue reading

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The Entertainer had a six month asthma checkup on Monday. She started wheezing when she was months old. She has had a pulmonologist (lung dr) since she was 13 months old. When we first starting going to “the clinic,” it … Continue reading

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The Monday after Vacation

While on vacation, I received several phone calls from doctors’ offices, specifically, the Rheumatologist and the Primary Care. I had already called the Primary Care doctor to set up a physical because of Rheumatologist’s concerns over slightly elevated blood sugar … Continue reading

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