When we were called and asked to come in to Dr. Rouse's office just a couple of days after Fabgrandpa's stress test, I knew it would not be good news. Doctors don't call you that quick when it is happy or good news. So, when we went in and heard that Fabgrandpa needed to go for a … [Read more...] about Cardiac Catheterization: Fabgrandpa’s Heart Surgery
In the ongoing circle of going to doctors, trying to figure out what is wrong with the man of the house, we have now seen Dr. Howell, the primary care physician; Dr. G, the Ear/Nose/Throat doctor; Dr. Mikolides, the neurologist; Dr. Whitney, The vascular surgeon; Dr. Robinson, … [Read more...] about Fabgrandpa: Scheduled For A Cardiac Catheterization
So, after going to doctors since September 3, 2014, the vascular surgeon we saw at the end of March performed an endarterectomy . Endarterectomy is is the general term for the surgical removal of plaque from an artery that has become narrowed or blocked. Normally, they don't do … [Read more...] about Fabgrandpa's Surgery: Endarterectomy For an Ulcerated Carotid Artery
The first appointment with the neurologist, Dr. M, was on January 8, 2015. He had us bring in a CD of the MRI that Dr. G, the ENT, had done. He spent some time listening to Fabgrandpa's symptoms, looking at the records from the recent visits to the primary care and … [Read more...] about Don’t Ignore The Symptoms When You Are Just A Little “Off”
In my last post about Fabgrandpa's health issues, I left off when we were referred to the Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist, Dr. G. Dr. G was quite pleasant and to the point. We went in telling her that Fabgrandpa had been having some issues with being off balance, and other … [Read more...] about Don’t Ignore The Symptoms When You Are Just A Little “Off”: Let Your Doctor Ignore Them For You
YOU are your own best advocate. YOU know when something isn't just right. YOU are the one who has to keep telling your symptoms to another doctor when the one you are seeing is just not listening or just not getting it. It's hard to know where to begin, because I don't know … [Read more...] about Don’t Ignore The Symptoms When You Are Just A Little "Off"