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Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg) Infusion

» Immune Disorders and Diseases

I went to the office of my doctor, a dermatologist specializing in blistering diseases, for the IVIg treatments. In the beginning, I went every three weeks, then the sessions were spaced out a bit more. The individual treatments take a while.  Read More »


Breast Biopsy

» Biopsy

A lump was found on my left breast during my first mammogram at age 40. A sonogram confirmed the lump, and the doctor told me she wanted to do a biopsy, which I agreed to. The doctor used the sonogram to visualize the mass, and told me I would feel s...  Read More »


Thrombolytic Therapy (TPA)

» Cancer

During my second cycle on chemo, I woke up one morning and my arm was 1.5 times as big as the other: it was swollen, bright white and painful to the touch. I was rushed into the emergency room with a blood clot.  Read More »


Intravenous Rituxan (Rituximab) Infusion

» Cancer

I received Rituxan (Rituximab) infusion treatment for the skin disorder bullous pemphigoid.  Read More »


Mouth Biopsy

» Biopsy

My dentist had done a root canal and from the second day on my mouth started to blister. My dentist consulted with a past professor from dental school and then set up an appointment for the next day with an oral surgeon.   Read More »



» Colon

Just do it. The prep is not fun, but the procedure is no problem. And the prep is getting less awful as I compared it to 10 years ago. There are different forms of prep, as I heard from friends, and some seem much easier.  Read More »



» Ear, Nose and Throat

I had some nominal pain in the throat from the insertion of the tube for the anesthesia, and pain in my neck from my head being held in an uncomfortable position for approximately 3 hours during the surgery.  Read More »


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