Today Gretchen had surgery on her foot. Two weeks ago I discovered that the abscess we’d thought dealt with back in December had returned. It was lanced and Gretchen completed a course of antibiotics, which helped reduce the size of the abscess, but it was obvious that surgery would be needed to completely remove the infected area and any foreign matter that might be between her toes. The surgery went very well and I received numerous compliments from the vet and staff about how sweet and well-behaved she was all day. Hopefully this is the last we’ll need to deal with this particular issue. For the rest of this weekend I’ll be keeping a close eye on things to make sure she’s doing well, and on Tuesday we head back to the vet for a check in and bandage check. For tonight she’s still seeing a parade of pink elephants and is happy to snooze away on the dog bed. #Gretchen#mixedbreed#gsd#germanshepherd#lab#labradorretriever#mixedbreedsofinstagram#mutt#muttsofinstagram#surgery#seniordog#adoptdontshop#rescueismyfavouritebreed
Patient presenting with a huge Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma tumor — before and after surgery. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is cancer that originates in the lymphatic system. In non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, tumors develop from lymphocytes.
This kind of lymphoma is more common than the other general type of lymphoma — Hodgkin lymphoma. Many different subtypes of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma exist. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and follicular lymphoma are among the most common subtypes.
Signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may include:
* Painless, swollen lymph nodes in neck, armpits or groin
* Abdominal pain or swelling
* Chest pain, coughing or trouble breathing
* Persistent fatigue
* Night sweats
* Unexplained weight loss
The disease begins when the body produces too many abnormal lymphocytes.
Normally, lymphocytes go through a predictable life cycle. Old lymphocytes die, and the body creates new ones to replace them. In non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the lymphocytes don't die, but continue to grow and divide. This oversupply of lymphocytes crowds into the lymph nodes, causing them to swell.
The disease can also spread to other parts of the lymphatic system. These include the lymphatic vessels, tonsils, adenoids, spleen, thymus and bone marrow. Occasionally, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma involves organs outside of your lymphatic system.
Treatment isn't always necessary, it depends on how aggressive the lymphoma turns out to be. Options include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplantation, and biological therapies.
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Day 4: Not your momma’s CATARACT SURGERY!!!
With the assistance from @vosh_international and Ophthalmologist Dr. Pierre-Yves Décastro generously donating his time and skills, ~50 patients were able to receive unilateral cataract surgery. A cost of $50/ surgery (paid for by VOSH) covered surgical supplies and medical staff that were needed. Patients paid for transportation, but the underlying cost was much deeper.
In America, it’s hard to believe that anyone would defer a procedure simple as cataract surgery, but in Pont Sonde there was more at stake. For some patients, they simply couldn’t afford to be away from their home or their occupation. When it came to discussing cataract surgery it always felt like a catch 22. We offered a procedure with the chance of a better future, all the while knowing the short term effect it could have on their life.
While this video is not all encompassing, you’ll notice that Dr. Décastro did not use phagoemulsification in this procedure. You’ll see he made a superior incision through which he both extracted the cataract (in its entirety!) and inserted the IOL (intraocular lens).
The patients which we accompanied did extremely well and on Day 5, you’ll be able to see them back for their one day post-op.
[afterthought: so one of the cases turned out to be extremely crazy and with every incision he made, the iris began to prolapse through it and he had to use so much viscoelasticatic material to keep it in the anterior chamber, which taught me (1) why we didn’t refer patients with high IOPs and (2) the power of plastic—ok done.]
this look i did in the hospital, right next to my sons bed. as many of you know, I'm a mother of a beautiful little boy who is constantly in the hospital. so i know how hard it is to be in the hospital 24/7. this look is for all my worn down, yet BEAUTIFUL, PRICELESS hospital moms.
Days without showers, moments of tears and fears. hopes in a miracle. feeling like your so drained you can't function anymore, but doing it anyways. hours of prayers and begging God to help you gather the strength to accept and gracefully deal with whatever is thrown your way. questions after question for the doctors and nurses. wishing to take all the pain your beloved child feels, and dying on the inside knowing you can not. being your child's advocate and making scary choices on their behalf. staying strong, so they feel safe even though, you just want to run, hide, cry, and escape.
dear hospital moms take time to take care of you, because if your no good, who will be there for your sweet pea? take a hour each day. i did this look in 10 minutes. shower, put on mascara, and whatever else makes you feel like YOU, and be the best feeling momma you can be!
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Life update, sponsored by Coke Zero 😂😂 so someone suggested Coke Zero, as it helps strip away bacteria? Idk how medically correct that is but I have seen videos of what coke can do to a toilet, so why not? *searching for anything to make this easier* here’s how my experience went:
🥤I don’t want to do this
🥤okay this isn’t that bad. Kind of tingles.
🥤okay that wasn’t bad at all *takes 3 more sips*
🥤HOLD ON. MOUTH IS THROBBING OUCH.
🥤 I can literally feel where my tonsils were and they’re just pulsing. No more coke for me.
🥤 well, in comparison, Gatorade seems easy now.
🥤 20 mins later- I sneezed! That actually means (sorry tmi gross) that my mucus is thinning, and I had the sniffles for a minute.
🥤 an hour later- okay benefits outweigh the *pretty much* tolerable pain, so I’ll alternate coke and Gatorade
🤷🏻♀️ overall, an okay experience. I suggest Coke Zero for those with tonsil ish, but idk if I could have done it before day 5. Side note: I also had let my painkillers wear off to go to the dmv and I hadn’t taken a new one yet, so now it is slightly easier to drink.
I feel like such a baby and it’s realistically is looking like a 12-14 day recovery but ugh. Also side note: completely constipated. Like I don’t FEEL it, but haven’t had any bowel movements since Sunday and I’m still eating ramen so like hello bod there is still stuff in there AND I’m taking fiber pills everyday since I’m not getting it any other way so i’m muy confused 🙃
Sorry if TMI but I actually had quite a few people tell me they’re getting their tonsils out soon and I’m tryna be real. Alright, gonna nap now I think ✌🏼
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When you’ve had 5 hours of sleep, no food or water, and just got a surgery done.
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For those of you that don’t know, I just had an umbilical hernia surgery today. I’ve had this hernia for almost a year now but it was very small and wasn’t really bothering me until a couple of months ago.
As most of you do know, though, I’m a nationally qualified bikini competitor 👙 so I had a national show coming up in July.
But life happens 🤷🏼♀️ and my hernia got larger, I wasn’t able to workout properly anymore, and it was very uncomfortable. 😖
So unfortunately, I will not be doing the national show in July. 😔
Everything happens for a reason and maybe Pittsburg wasn’t for me this year. God knows what he’s doing and I’m sure he’s leading me the right way. 🙏🏻 I will get back on my feet after 2 months with a full and healthy recovery and do a national show in November! 🏆
Thankful for everyone who kept me in their prayers and for the wonderful nurses and doctors at the Florida Hospital. 🏥💕
Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone and thank you to those who have served our country. We are glad that there as increased interest in the physical therapy and personal training fields to address the needs of the tactical athletes...including military personnel. Check out a great article from the PT in Motion website that discuss the tactical athlete and PTs evolving role with these individuals. Www.apta.org/PTinMotion/2017/5/Feature/ProtectingProtectors/
Warning ⚠️ there's like two graphics images in here. If you don't like blood an open cuts from surgery. GEt OuT. My levels of pain throughout these two weeks. Up until now 😫😭🌺I still miss bacon #surgery#summertime#clumsy
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We are efficient and fast with the operation and are minimally evasive when it comes to the surgery! Which is rare among surgeries nationwide! Please do your loved ones a favor and recommend them to us! ❤️
Both smiles have straight teeth after Orthodontic treatment, they are of two young females of same age. Smile A ( above) Orthodontic treatment was done in another dental office. Smile B ( below) Orthodontic treatment was done in our dental office and following the protocol of Smile Arc Protection ( SAP ). Straight teeth alone will not make beautiful smile . مركز المطوع الاستشاري للاسنان- البحرين 🇧🇭
А это другая сторона меня!🙂 Чуть больше года назад я сделала тот шаг в своей жизни, который никогда не решалась делать годами ранее. ⠀ ⠀ 🤔Как я приняла решение на 5-ти часовую операцию? Наверно внутренние комплексы и нарастающая с каждым годом, нетерпимая боль не заставляли уже было задумываться. До этого момента, не было и дня, чтобы я не думала о своём «особенном» строении позвоночника, о боли как физической, так и душевной. Я постоянно задавала себе вопрос: «Почему я? Почему не кто то другой? За что? Ведь я 10 лет своей жизни убила на спорт». И знаете, именно спорт меня и погубил. Ни в коем случае не хочу сказать, что спорт это плохо! Спорт это хорошо, когда в меру. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🌸В общем, я хочу обратиться к людям, которые имеют #искривлениепозвоночника и которые боятся идти на такую операцию. С 14 лет мои родители активно боролись с прогрессирующим сколиозом: массажи, лечебная физкультура, мануальная терапия, жесткие корсеты. Было потрачено много трудов, нервов и денег. Да, над прогрессированием победили. Но а дальше? ⠀ 🌳Спина- это ствол жизни, на него опираются внутренние органы и когда идёт деформация позвоночника, страдают абсолютно все органы. Сейчас вы имеете силы переносить эту боль, а что будет потом? Я призываю вас делать эту операцию, не мучайте своё тело. Я понимаю, страшно, велики риски, но и жить с болью всю жизнь тоже не выход... ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🌸Кто имеет такие же «особенности» с позвоночником и хочет более подробно узнать о том, как проходила моя операция и реабилитация, посмотреть снимки до, пишите в Директ👌🏽 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ❤️Желаю всем крепкого здоровья❤️ ⠀ ⠀ #сколиоз#искривление#искривлениепозвоночника#жизньпослеоперации#допосле#операция#манульнаятерапия#хирургия#хирург#медицина#наука#философияотольги#спина#йога#восточнаямедицина#стволжизни#medicine#medic#surgery