Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Nice Visit to Mayo Clinic and Scottsdale

Surprise! I was shocked when I heard my Doctor at Mayo Clinic say "you have a melanoma"! I had no idea that I even had a spot in the middle of my back. The doctor said it had not invaded the whole dermis. So, I came home to Idaho and called the Huntsmann Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City. Initially, I called a local dermatologist and the nurse said the PA would most likely remove the spot. No Way! I had a friend who's doctor scraped her father's mole from his neck and he was dead in 2 months.
The reason I am posting this is I feel it was a miracle that Steven Ressler M.D., payed attention to the small spot when he was listening to my heart. The spot was flat, the size of a pencil eraser, black and had irregular boarders.
Melanoma is at an all time high in women between the ages of 25 and 35 according to Huntsmann Cancer Institute.

It is better to be safe than sorry!

Dr. Glen Bowen at the Huntsmann Institute is the BEST and I appreciate his kindness, sense of humor and his genius! Thank You Glen Beck for introducing Jon Huntsmann to the viewing audience. I am still amazed at how wonderfully I was treated.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Real Blessing!

Happy New Year a few weeks late. I have finally found a niche that will help others and me also. I have had so many traumatic things that have happened in my life. I recently have gone through a very painful bout of inflammatory arthritis. Mayo Clinic physicians have said that my blood tests hat indicate painful RA have returned negative. So at this time I am pain free but I am experiencing the negative side effects of prednisone. I am also taking plaquenil that should burn out the arthritis. It is wonderful to have the inflammation dissipate. Prednisone is not a long term treatment because it causes havoc on the bones and body.

Please check out the website, I am going through certification so that it will allow me to create laughter clubs all through Idaho. Exciting! My passion in life is to help people. Laughter has been scientifically proven to lower risk of heart attack by 50% and release natural chemicals in the system that cause relaxation Please watch It is so exciting to find out that I can make people laugh with very little effort.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Update: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, BIG MISTAKE!

Happy New Year 2010

An update to my previous post about how I believed RIC (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) would help me get my life back!
Well, the joke is on anybody that believes in marketing, fancy websites and celebrity spokesmen.

I suffer panic attacks when I even think about the horrible experience with the institution. They are pegged as the #1 rehabilitation facility in the U.S. Yes, on paper but in fact, the opposite is true. The whole experience reminded me of what horror stories the disabled encounter on hidden cameras, behind the door 20/20, Primetime and other watchdog groups.

Since this is New Years day, I don't wish to expound on the nightmarish experience because in so doing, I would have to take a Xanax.

I have an appointment at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona next week. They are organized and kind when consulting me over the phone. RIC's employees were very disorganized prior to my appointment in Chicago. Their phone skills were unprofessional and rude.

Remember, I recommended that anyone with a disability should consider RIC to get their life back together! NO! DON'T!

They don't even follow HIPPA guidelines!

Enough! I will keep you aprised of my experiences with Mayo's. They have a TRACK record! Be blessed with good health!

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