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  I think you missed my point.


No I get it its just not what im trying to say.  I shouldnt have said less educated because I didnt mean formal education like college or professional medical training etc.  I meant, my own personal looking shit up education.  I didnt know crap about HIV before I got it.  Now, I'm a self proclaimed proclaimer of excellence (jk).  I want to know about it and I think there are other people who are just more comfortable knowing the basics and leaving the rest up to their doctor.  Thats just not me.  I would go crazy.  I want to know everything so for me personally I like it.  I'm really not trying to call everyone else blind sheep.  Just me. 

Ok, so cool thing.  I got an MRI awhile back.  I had it done at like noon.  That evening I got an email at about 4pm saying I had an update in my medical record.  So I logged online and my MRI results were already posted.  I got to see what the radiologist had to say and what his/her diagnosis was.

Now, For some people that could be totally scary shit.  I thought it was cool.  BUT, it wasnt for anything life threatening so..........this could be REALLY GOOD, or REALLY BAD. 
Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Re: An on-going thread
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 08:21:03 PM »
The situation with my aunt was very bleak and I was certain she was not going to make and the doctors where doubtful as well . Around 2 this afternoon I was sitting by her in ICU and she woke up and reached for my hands and two hours later they removed her breathing tubes and we were laughing and joking around, it really was miraculous .

I will be up there at the hospital tomorrow afternoon and all night with her … she is pretty beat up from the chest compressions and the CPR and needs help and support . All and all  I am a happy man …. very tired but happy .
Off Topic Forum / Re: Winter 2014/2015...
« Last post by WillyWump on Yesterday at 07:34:10 PM »
South Texas is expecting isolated tornadoes tomorrow! ahh, another November in glorious South Texas.
Off Topic Forum / Re: Squamous Cell Carcinoma (caution pus inside)
« Last post by WillyWump on Yesterday at 07:31:13 PM »
Hi Willie ... Im wishing you the best with your surgery and all kidding aside ... my step dad is having major issues from not heeding advice to stay out of the sun so please take care of yourself, you are far too handsome to have to deal with this skin issue .

You're too kind, thank you dear. Yes I will take better precautions before heading out into the sun. As we all should. I learned that these Skin cancers start to pop up around 50 due to the cumulative effect of all the sun damage over the span of our lives.

This news report will be hard to watch, for some.  He died, as the CBS reporter was there.  He and his family wanted viewers to see what had become of him. 


Wow, it is difficult to watch. What a horrible situation.
Off Topic Forum / Re: Winter 2014/2015...
« Last post by J.R.E. on Yesterday at 07:11:13 PM »

I like this time lapse video, on the blizzard lake effect that hit South of Buffalo, this week.

It was played quite a bit on the Weather channel.  It's amazing how the frigid air sucked the moisture, right out of Lake Erie :


Estoy infectado? / Re: Riesgo de exposición y síntomas.
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 07:00:14 PM »
Vd. tiene que termina buscando por problemas que no tiene. Estoy esperando un resultado negativo por Vd. 
Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Re: Stubborn case of thrush
« Last post by leatherman on Yesterday at 06:42:27 PM »
stubborn thrust is often better treated with the mycelex / clotrimazole troches, rather than the Nystatin or Diflucan that many doctors seem to rely on.
you're full of interesting issues today. LOL or at least interesting to me. Does anyone know if there any reason why doctors are less likely to prescribe mycelex troches and instead opt for the other meds?

personally I always like the troches because they put the med right there on the thrush, and there seemed to be fewer side effects than with the other meds.

i am certainly glad everyone is over their thrush! :D
I'm on the side of liking to get my results in advance since it may expose topics I want to bring up that I may not think of spur of the moment. 

I think more comprehensive info will begin to become widely available online over time (such as buginme2's dr notes).  Patients are the owner of their own data and should have access to it.  This is a heck of a lot easier online than in dozens of paper copies in a file cabinet.

I noticed LabCorp started attaching the following email text with test results beginning in June, so it looks as though there are no more legal or medical hurdles left for direct to patient data nationwide. 

Dear Valued Patient:
Thank you for choosing LabCorp. As requested, laboratory test results have been delivered to your LabCorp Beacon®: Patient inbox.
LabCorp is now permitted to provide patients in all states with direct access to laboratory test results without physician authorization. As an enhanced service, LabCorp will deliver your historical laboratory test results (from dates of service as far back as November 15, 2011) to your patient portal account through LabCorp Beacon®: Patient. You may receive multiple e-mails advising you of the availability of these laboratory test results. Please sign in to your LabCorp Beacon®: Patient account using your member credentials to view your historical laboratory test results.
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