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My medical history

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  • Posted By: rm8471
  • February 2, 2007
  • 04:11 AM

1980's: Hypertension.
1990's: Diabetes Type II.
(The following were all at the same time in 2002.)
2002: Enlarged liver with elevated enzymes.
2002: Pancreatitis.
2002: Ileus.
2002: Gangrenous gall bladder (removed).
2002: HIV.
2006: COPD.
(This was speculated in 2006, but the bronchoscopy is next week to confirm or clarify.)
2006: Possilbe I.L.S. - diagnosis pending bronchoscopy next week.
(This was found by accident, as I accidentally innoculated a finger with it, not knowing that I had it for a long time, apparently. Scratched an itch, had a MINOR paper cut on the skin, vague break in skin, and suddenly a raging infection in the entire right digit finger that required hospitalization and IV antibiotics.)
2006: Herpes.
(My doctor added this to my list during my last -see above - hospitalization. I should have known. I've been on furosemide for some time now, plus I've known about bicuspid & tricuspid valve prolapse, and both left and right ventricular hypertrophy, for a few years, too.)
2006: CHF.

What bothers me the most of all of this, on a day to day basis, is the 24 hour-a-day dependency on oxygen. I cannot get by without oxygen, now, at all. I have to wear it 100% of the time.

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