This is a colostomy patient’s story. It is about how it all started, what led to it all, the emotional ups and downs in between, and how it all ended up in a stoma and having to wear a shit bag. It was sad times of a patient’s life.
After living with carpal tunnel for decades, I finally decided to correct it with surgery. This article is about my experience with carpal tunnel and the surgery to fix it.
By the time I underwent bilateral total hip replacement surgery (THR), I couldn't remember what it was like to walk normally. The successful results included a positive impact on my overall sense of well-being.
For my 50th birthday, I gave myself the gift of improved mobility and less pain. I've lived with intense neck pain, since my 1997 horse throw, and my deepest regret is having waited so long to have this surgery. My life has been improved immeasurably. My best advice is to not put it off and suffer.
After getting gum grafting surgery, I wanted to recover FAST for an upcoming New Year's event. This is what I did to move things along more quickly.
Do you have chronic ear, nose, and throat issues? Are you an adult? If so, you may be considering getting your tonsils out. I had my tonsils out when I was like 25, and although the recovery was intense, it was well worth it. Here's my story.
While tonsillectomies are relatively common, the recovery is grueling and longer than many parents expect it to be. What to expect after a tonsillectomy in children.
Wondering if you should get a flu shot or how you're going to survive going in for your TDap this season? Here's how I survive my annual vaccines without totally freaking out.
If you anticipate needing a total knee replacement, learn what recovery from this major procedure was like from someone who elected for surgery some years ago; and about the strategies that she later adopted to delay surgery on her second arthritic knee.
Within a seven-month period, I had cataract surgery in both my right and left eyes. In this article, learn what a cataract is, how it is removed in surgery, and post-op care needed for your eyes.
An abdominal ultrasound scan suggested by a doctor probably saved my life. In this article, after defining the meaning of ultrasound scan, I explain its purpose in medical diagnostics and some of the results the scan images can indicate.
The idea of going through in vitro fertilization (IFV) can be daunting--it certainly was for me! Then I did it give times. Not so bad!
Since the age of 55, I have had increasingly more blood tests. These tests have occurred in conjunction with hypertension, my prostate gland condition, and recent kidney operation. In this article, I explain what to expect from blood test results and how this will help you to live longer.
The cost of herniated disc surgery depends on several factors. In this article, I discuss the cost of my son's microdiscectomy, as well as information about what to expect before and afterward.
Considering a tonsillectomy as an adult? Based on my personal experience, here is a guide about what to expect during the procedure as well as during recovery.