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Wheat On "modern Marvels"

20 August 2008 - 11:35 AM

Thursday night on the History Channel, the series Modern Marvels is doing a show on Wheat.

EDIT: Description is:
'How wheat feeds the world; wheat becomes everything from bread to beer'

Seems kind of backwards, considering that I'm gluten-free, but I'm kind of interested in watching it - thought you guys might be too.


Thyroid Test - Tsh

03 July 2008 - 06:28 AM

My husband zoned out and forgot to get his labs done, but he needs to do a TSH. Questions:

Can he do it any time during the day, or is there a specific time that's more desirable?

I would guess he can do it any time, but I thought I'd check first.

Thanks :)

Lower Abdominal Pain

23 June 2008 - 03:00 PM

Hi folks,

This morning, I woke up to 2 episodes of stabbing pain in my lower tummy (below my bellybutton). It hurt like heck and made me break out in sweat. It only lasted a few minutes both times with a subsequent run for the bathroom.

I've been gluten-free for over 1 1/2 years, and I remember getting this kind of pain (along with diarrhea) fairly often before gluten-free, but not since. I'm not diagnosed Celiac, and haven't been tested for any of that.

I don't know if it was gluten or not, but there's a chance I was glutened yesterday, so I'm wondering, for those of you who have encountered intestinal pain when glutened:
Where is your pain located? Is it in your lower GI ?


Problems With Chicken

03 May 2008 - 06:39 AM

I've been trying to ignore the very likely possibility that chicken is a problem for me & I'm wondering:

For anyone who has been found to be intolerant or allergic to chicken, what are your symptoms?

It seems that when I exclude chicken from my diet, my bm's are much better. Maybe it's just my imagination, but it seems to interfere with my digestion. I'm going to keep testing this for myself, but I'd like to know how it affects those of you who have issues with it.


Invasion Of Privacy?

03 December 2007 - 02:20 PM

Hi folks,

I'm so floored right now. Something that wasn't supposed to have anything to do with my personal medical records was added to them because of a billiing error, not to mention that they billed my insurance company, which also wasn't supposed to happen. At this point, they can't remove the information from my medical records because of federal law.

This is how it happened:
I went to the endodontist and the assistant pricked her finger (after I left) with a needle that had been used on me. subsequently, I rec'd a call from them requesting that I go in for bloodwork because the gal that had been pricked was taking precautionary meds to halt the possible progress of HIV or Hep C or B, and it was making her really sick.
So, as a favor to them (because I understand the emotional torture of not knowing whether you have a life-threatening virus and because I understand how horrible some of those drugs can make you feel) I was more than happy to go in for testing. So, I go in & sign the releases - 1 for them to release the records to the Endo & 1 for the results to be sent to me. Well because I happen to be a patient of this HMO (not for long - I plan to cut all ties with these guys after this) and because the stupid lab that processed my bloodwork blew it, my insurance was billed and they tied it to my medical records. I was assured when I went in (again, as a favor) that I, as a patient, would have nothing to do with it and they would be billing the Endo & not my insurance.
This has nothing to do with the Endodontist - they did everything right - it's my medical group I'm aggrevated with.
Here's the problem (2 problems): I never received the results (I was supposed to have them 2 weeks ago). I don't know if anything came up positive or not. Now when I see my nephrologist, there it is in black & white. What if (long shot) it's positive for one of them? How's that gonna affect my ability to get insurance if my husband changes jobs? And, also, I won't be the one telling my nephrologist about it - it's already there ! They assure me that the charges will be re-imbursed to my insurance.
I don't think anything came out positive because the endo says that the doctor took the gal off the meds, and also I was tested when they were trying to figure out what my kidney disease was connected to. I didn't have anything 4 years ago - I just feel invaded ! :angry:

They're (the HMO) sending me a complaint form that I can fill out and send in RE: Invasion of privacy, but I almost think it's a CYA for them. Like 10 people have called me today from the HMO about this. Apparently, when I said "I don't think this is something you should be taking lightly", they listened.

Oooooh - I'm sooo mad :angry:
Usually, I'm a pretty friendly kind of gal, but I'm so pissed right now !

Maybe just a vent, but wouldn't you be mad too?

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