Health issue (good news)

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  1. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    :woot:

    In '10 I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis. It can wreak havoc on any organ but mine was confined to my lungs. There is no known cause and I was told that it would be chronic and that there really isn't a cure......just different ways to manage it. The prognosis was that I would likely just have severe bouts on occasion but basically live somewhat normally unless things got worse. Great. It was never really mentioned that there was an actual chance to be "normal" again.

    Well, after my last checkup my new pulmonologist (specialist in sarcoidosis) informed me that I am free and clear and should put it behind me like it never happened and also that the odds of it returning are the same as it is for anyone else to get it. His words were that my lung functions are at about 115% of the average 44 year old non- smoker.

    This wasn't something that I dwelled on excessively but knowing that you have a problem that can really fuck you up does weigh on ya' at times. There are certainly worse physical issues to have but this was bad enough.

    The 1st thing I saw on the internet when I was diagnosed was that it was, basically, what killed Bernie Mac. It turns out that, for whatever reasons, it is usually far more brutal on blacks than it is on Germans.

    Again....... :woot:
     
  2. nazdrowie

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    So I guess it's really not an issue?
     
  4. Chief

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    Good deal Lemmy. :up:
     
  5. Lemmy

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    Not now it isn't.... :woot:
     
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    Congrats! That's what good clean livin will get you.
     
  8. artiesoffspring

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    Glad to hear the clean bill of health.
     
  9. fletchman71

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    Great news, now you can devote 100% of your time to combating your genital warts.:c
     
  10. Lemmy

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    I know it's not ground breaking news or very interesting but I just got the results of my X-rays and the doc's prognosis so I'm a bit giddy. When things got bad it was brutal and I really never wanted to deal with it again.

    :toptip:
     
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    It's cool that the A group of lovely people get it but not you
     
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    Srs, that is great news. Did the doctor say what could have brought it on?
     
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    omg you were on House? :c
     
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    Me too.:naz:
     
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    Good news.
     
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    That's a good story
     
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    only lemmy could make his good medical news racist :jj:
     
  19. Lemmy

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    No idea......you just hit the "fucked lottery".
     
  20. Mark Mayonnaise

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    Seriously :jj:

    "Hey guys great news my dad's surgery went fine and the Reggie one room over died!"