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Sarita
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   Posted 7/7/2008 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry I've been totally MIA lately, and thanks to everyone for helping each other out.

I've been ill lately and am going to Mayo on Wednesday so I can entertain them with my circus guts. Kind of dreading it but I am running out of options here. Please bear with me and keep on taking such good care of each other! And remember to give kudos to co-mod Lil...a lifesaver!
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   Posted 7/7/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Sarah,
You're in my thoughts... always and always!!! Good luck at Mayo. Hopefully the Mayo in AZ will be more helpful than Mayo in MN was. Good luck, my dear!!!!!!! You get better and don't worry about us.
We'll be looking forward to a positive update when ever you're ready.

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Sarita
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   Posted 7/10/2008 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Mayo visit was great, new doc is great, NO SCOPES needed because they are going to re-check the slides from my last one (THIS is smart medicine - don't run around in circles and have your patient re-take invasive tests - figure out another way, if there is one). I do have to do a few more tests but nothing too gnarly. A little more poop-collecting, a gastric emptying scan, some blood smears, etc. The doc is likely going to start treating me for Crohn's disease with a gut steroid (Entocort), and send me to the infectious disease department to get my stupid fevers under control (he thinks it's a chronic malaria infection). Not jumping for joy by any means, but at least it's something new to try, and the dude didn't look at me like I have three heads.
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Keriamon
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   Posted 7/10/2008 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Did you feel like you got more respect this time, seeing how you are actively in medical school (a fact that I assume came up)?  My parents have always worked in the medical field and I have felt like doctors talked to me as if I was intelligent when they knew my parents, versus when I seemed to be an average schmo.  Also noticed this when my mother got food posioning while we were on vacation; the treatment she got was vastly different than the treatment by doctors and nurses we were used to getting when we were sick on our own turf.   

Sarita
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   Posted 7/10/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmm...yeah, probably. It always helps to tell them I'm a medical student. Or at least most of the time. Except when I went to the ER last week, the stupid doctor handed me my blood test results and had the nerve to say, "You're a second-year medical student, you should be able to interpret these." I wanted to slug the guy. So there's good and bad points. But overall, yes, you do get treated differently when you're in the medical field. Which is unfair, but typical.
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   Posted 7/10/2008 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Sarah, glad to hear Mayo is actually getting somewhere this time. Crohn's sucks, but at least it's a step in the right direction. Wouldn't it be great to actually pinpoint what exactly your problem is? I feel for you, sweetie. Please keep us posted on your continued tests and your trials with meds.
I'll be thinking about you...
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