HBOT here I come! Update number 1

KTeacher
KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103
edited August 2014 in Head and Neck Cancer #1

I have my first appointment next Monday.  I don't know how long it will take to get set up.  Local ENT is hopeful that it will help my ear problems and when he looked in my mouth today he said back tooth is loose and 'fissure' goes right up the tooth to the sinus.  Luckily my husband likes to read and recently downloaded some books onto his Kindle.  One hour drive each way and who knows how long in the tube.  I will keep you informed.

Monday, August 25--I had my appointment at the Wound Center.  Very happy with the facility and staff, now wait for insurance to approve treatment.  I will continue to update when I get more information.

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  • jim and i
    jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member
    Praying this helps. Keep

    Praying this helps. Keep fighting.

    Debbie

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    you are such a strong lady

    you are such a strong lady and powerful fighter.  i hope this helps and everything works out for you, Bev.

    God bless you.

    dj

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,721 Member
    HBOT Matt not HBO

    Bev,

    Get your tube time in before summer ends.  Don’t forget to take pictures and enjoy the view.

    All kidding aside, good luck pirate Grandma!

    You are still one of my first responders,

    Matt

    I rememberd the font

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    HBOT here I come!

    I do hope Bev it works and it takes care of your ear problems. Will keep you in my prayers.

    Bill

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
    HBO

     

    I did 50 dives so far and each treatment took right at 2 hours for start to finish, but it all depends on how far they blow you down. I believe I was at 60 feet which is about 2 ATM of pressure. I had a glass chamber and a TV on the outside so the two hours were up in no time. Will keep you in pray that it helps you heal.

     

    God Bless

    Tim Hondo

  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
    Hondo said:

    HBO

     

    I did 50 dives so far and each treatment took right at 2 hours for start to finish, but it all depends on how far they blow you down. I believe I was at 60 feet which is about 2 ATM of pressure. I had a glass chamber and a TV on the outside so the two hours were up in no time. Will keep you in pray that it helps you heal.

     

    God Bless

    Tim Hondo

    Piece of cake!

    HBOT is a walk in the park compared to what we have been through. I did 30tx each 2 hours. Watched tv or a movie. You have to wear their 100% cotten scrubs and can only have their water bottle in there with you. They can hear and talk to you. I have to have a couple of teeth out and was worried I would have to do 30x again. Since it has only been 04/2013 when I had it done, I only have to do 5-10tx this time. Fortunately, I have several places I can go within a couple of miles of my house. Sorry you have to drive an hour each way. The HBOT is more of a big inconvenience than anything else. Make sure you get insurance preauth, it's very expensive. I had to pay $20 co-pay each time but $600 didn't look so bad when I saw the huge bill for more than $30,000.

  • fisrpotpe
    fisrpotpe Member Posts: 1,349 Member
    did

    i did 40 dives..... all striped down with gown only and sheets in tube

    they last right at 2 hours, twenty min going down, 1 hour down, twenty min comming up

    btw the may you don't move that is just the presure in full glass enclosure

    they would not let me take anything into tube

    i could have your music piped in if you bring with you or you can watch and listen to tv channel of your choice.

    enjoy your boat ride over and back

    john  

  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
    Hope your hubby likes the

    same books you do Smile....sending positive healing thoughts that the HBOT will do the trick for you, Bev.  You are an amazing strong woman, that's a fact!!

    p

  • D Lewis
    D Lewis Member Posts: 1,581 Member
    Sending best wishes for a great outcome

    As my sainted mother used to say...  "Just lie back and think of England, dear." It will be over before you know it.

    Deb
     

  • D Lewis
    D Lewis Member Posts: 1,581 Member
    SRMC HBOT

    Bev, I just saw your post on another thread about the Sonora Regional Medical Center HBOT.  I haven't visited it yet, but it is brand spanking new and up and running.  You might call and compare drive times, wait times, and scheduling for SRMC compared to Modesto.  Might be worth it to travel the extra distance, if the appointment times are better for you. Message me if you have any questions I can track down the answers for.

    Deb

  • KTeacher
    KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103
    D Lewis said:

    SRMC HBOT

    Bev, I just saw your post on another thread about the Sonora Regional Medical Center HBOT.  I haven't visited it yet, but it is brand spanking new and up and running.  You might call and compare drive times, wait times, and scheduling for SRMC compared to Modesto.  Might be worth it to travel the extra distance, if the appointment times are better for you. Message me if you have any questions I can track down the answers for.

    Deb

    Thank you Deb

    I think that we are set for Modesto.  I want to get started.  This thing in my mouth, necrosis, fissure is not getting to be fun.  I think I will need to get to oral surgeon after the HBOTt

  • KTeacher
    KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103

    Hope your hubby likes the

    same books you do Smile....sending positive healing thoughts that the HBOT will do the trick for you, Bev.  You are an amazing strong woman, that's a fact!!

    p

    Kindle

    Husband's Kindle, I don't like it.  I seem to shake a bit and it keeps moving to other sites for me!

  • KTeacher
    KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103
    CivilMatt said:

    HBOT Matt not HBO

    Bev,

    Get your tube time in before summer ends.  Don’t forget to take pictures and enjoy the view.

    All kidding aside, good luck pirate Grandma!

    You are still one of my first responders,

    Matt

    I rememberd the font

    Memory

    Wow, what a memory.  I wish it was HBO!  I didn't remember telling about my Pirate Grandma name for  the Lost Eye site!  Blame chemo!

  • Goyca
    Goyca Member Posts: 220
    Best of luck Bev :) I don't

    Best of luck Bev :) I don't know what HBTO is, lol. But I know u can do just about anything :)

     

    hugs

    Goyca