Hi Really Lyme,
I think your question was appropriate and deserved some respect. If they cannot give you a picture, they SHOULD be able to give you a report about the unknown "thing" they found in your urine. How do they know it is "growing" and not just floating around in your urine because it came from tissue or blood somewhere else? Their report should state what culture medium they used to try to grow it in. They should also be able to give you a description of the "germ" such as the shape (a "cocci" or "rod" etc.), if it is gram negative or positive or what stain they used to see it, what size it is, proof that it is actually a living thing and not a non-living piece of something else, or maybe dead bacteria, virus etc. In my opinion, this is your health information and you should have a right to know what they are saying about it and what they did. I think it's reasonable that you should be entitled to copies of reports so that you can choose to get a second opinion if you want. Also, if what they saw is so "unusual" that they have never seen it before, you would think they would have taken pictures of it in order to do more research. Just my opinion, but I sure would want them to give me all the info. they had.
I hope things go well for you and that your troubles resolve quickly. Best wishes. bablymers mom
Suspect TBI in 1972. Attacked tonsils (recurring high fevers, constant low grade fevers, chronic tonsillitis) , pregnancy (miscarraige), appendix, heart (mitral valve prolapse), hypoglycemia, depression, chronic acute neck and back pain.
Next suspect Mother's Day 2007. Diagnosed w/ Lyme and Bart June 2009. (awaiting more test results)
In treatment for recurrent depression, anxiety, low thyroid.
Bit again 7/1/2009, began Doxy 200 mg /day
Thank you for the replys. Still waiting for the Infectious Disease Drs opinion. I am pretty sure he will say it's nothing. I am in my 2nd month of treatings Babs with Mepron.
I will make sure I get the Lab report. I go see Dr. K in Conneticut at the end of the month maybe he will have some ideas. I think it is propably lyme or babs die off but I am sure they will not admitt that to me. As I said he hates me. We only have 2 Infectious Disease Drs in town the other one would never even take my refferals for Drs after 8 positive tests.
Then when our Daughter was born he was the on call Pediatrician. I suprisingly really liked him as her Dr. Then after a few months I think he realized who I was and one day we may have to have a serious talk about Lyme. He then started giving us the worst Baby advise I think to get rid of us. I called his office anf let them have it and refused to pay for our last visit, I told them he should understand Lyme Rage and I definitly had it.