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Hondo
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OK I finally found an ENT that I like and can answer most of my questions. I don’t know why but it sure seams like the Female ENT doctors know a lot more or maybe they are just more into the feelings of people unlike my Male ENT doctors I have been seeing. Anyway right off she could see most of the problems I been having that the other ENTs have been over looking. I have another flowing up appointment with her right after I do my PET and MRI at MD Anderson next mouth. Keep me in your prayer mext month March 3rd on the PET

Thanks everyone
Hondo

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Great news, Hondo! I hope you can make some progress with her. I haven't been on this thread in a while....how is the vision problem going?
Debbie

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Some female Drs. might be more empathetic. I just hope she gets you sorted out soon and you can get relief of you troublesome and painful symptoms.

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I believe you are right as we don’t get any compassion from male dr’s. The ENT I saw at the Mayo Clinic was the same way she too took time to explain and answer questions.

All the best
Hondo

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Some female Drs. might be more empathetic. I just hope she gets you sorted out soon and you can get relief of you troublesome and painful symptoms.

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The Vision problem is still there, it comes and goes and that is what’s making it hard to tell what is wrong. I forgot to tell my new ENT about this but for now I think she will have enough just going through my last 8 years of paperwork and PET scans. I am still able to work everyday and I drive myself to work and back home again, if the eye sight starts going I just pull over until it comes back again.

Take care
Hondo

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Congrats on finding someone you feel very comfortable with. Having a Dr. you like always and shows a passion to listen and checkout helps maintain a positive mental attitude.

I was wondering if you could share what happens when you sight starts to go, what do you see or feel? How long does it normally last? do you feel light headed?

Interesting how the thought of only women ENT's having a compassion for patients.

John

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It is so nice to have a doc who makes you feel like you are Human and not just another problem for the day.

On my Vision I could be sitting, standing, or sometimes driving and all of a sudden things just start doing dim. At first it was just in the left eye but as time went on it stated in the right eye as well, and instead of just going dim I now go totally blind to where I can’t see anything in front of me. It gets pretty scary at times when it happens and all I can do is to stand still and hold on to what ever is next to me. So far it only last for about a minute, I through it might be related to my blood pressure but it happens with PB is low or high. I was treated with Radiation twice once in 2003 and again in 2005 all to the head, first time was 6,300 rads and the second time was 8,400 rads. That was a lot of radiation and I guess the side affects are just now showing up 6 years later.

Take care my friend
Hondo

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I had the same type of eye problem butt on the other side. My sight would get very bright and extremly out of focus. This too was scary and lasted about 1-2 min. I would guess this happened 10-15 times over three years. Good thing is I have not had one in about 18 months. I too watched PB and it would happen when high and when low.
My doctor's had no thoughts or heard of the problem.
Maybe it part of what I call RadMo which is a combination of Radiation and Chemo together.

God Grace is what keeps us here helping others.

John

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Yep. I've noticed that the lady docs are much more empathic and have much less ego as well. Glad you found the right one. I'll keep lifting you up and especially so on the 3rd.

Bob

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Thanks for the prayers I will need them on the 3rd, I hope all is well with you too my friend

Take care
Hondo

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You go brother....

I agree, my chemo md, dr. mulaparthi, is female..she's the best ever.

Thoughts and Prayers,
John

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My Family Doc is female and my ENT is now Female I think I an going to look for a Female Ocal doc next.

Thanks for the prayers brother
Hondo

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Hey, Hondo. That is great news. Hopes and prayers that the new Doc can help you with your problems. Best of luck on the PET in March. I guess for a lot of us, these scans are a way of life for a long time. Good luck.

Roger

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March 3? 3/3/11? Such symmetry and beauty. If you are into lucky numbers, that sure sounds like one. Hope it turns out to be so for you.

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Loto numbers maybe I will win and be able to retire

Thanks
Hondo

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Thanks as I always need the prayers, like you said these scans are just another part of life for a survivor.

Take care
Hondo

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Good News big Bro Hondo ! Hoping she can help get you sorted. Long overdue.
Sca

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Did I say that she is also very nice looking and about 36, ops I must have missed that, Dirty old men.

Thanks
Hondo

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We're in this one together Hondo, I am having the PET on the 2nd. Let's make this a clean sweep Bro. Cheers

Jimbo

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I am with you my friend, as we lay on the table I will be thinking about you and wishing you a clean NED report. If I get a NED this will make my 5 years and hope to get a cured NED.

Take care
Hondo

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Hondo,

I am thinking about you as your scans get closer. My dad will have his 6 month on March 7th and get the results on the 11th. I pray for a clean repost for you.

I was reading your other post about the vision thing. Believe it or not I have that problem at times. When I get and start moving at times every thing goes black, and I have to hold on to something and then it goes away after a few seconds. I have only fainted on time from it. Strange. Please let me know if you find out the cause, I know mine is not from radiation so I assume mine is a blood pressure thing.

I also agree that women doctors are better for the most part. I love all of my doctors and they are all women. I do however love my dad's oncologist and he is a man (a very nice looking man):)

Lots of prayers and love coming your way!!

Kathy

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I was thinking about you a few days ago and hoping everything with your Dad was well. Maybe the vision problem is like you said P/B related somehow if you are having it too and never had retardation. How long ago did yours start?

Still in God’s Workshop
Hondo

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I has been going on for many years. I would say 5 or more. My mom said when she was my age and for many years after that she had it and still does at times.
My dad is doing great and eating pretty good. He says he feels gppd, except for some issues with being dizzy when standing. But then it goes away. Three doctors have told him it was BP issues also.

Kathy

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