Vienna cancelled & no amputation yet!

I was supposed to fly to Wien, Austria on March 30th with Lauda, but that got cancelled by Lauda because of the coronavirus (I suppose). However I was able to just change the dates of the trip for no extra fee, so now it’s scheduled to be happening in the end of June. Waiting eagerly, since I‘ve been twice in Austria but not yet in the city of Wien. The earlier trips have been to Salzburg (a very nice place, I do recommend!). No trips to elsewhere either now...

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Back to the Wheelchair (and a bit of Iceland)

Today I got home from the hospital, where I’ve been for a week. It all started during my trip to Reykjavik, Iceland, where I landed with an Icelandair B757 on Thursday 13th of February. During Thursday and Friday there really was nothing to do outside, since the storm winds started to be violent in Reykjavik. So after all of the hurricane force wind warnings, cancelled tour activities etc in the area, I really didn’t get out of the hotel(s) until Saturday. And on that day, I walked the litte...

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Progress regarding my Lyme’s

EDIT: The Lyme’s doc called and went through my results. As expected, I interpreted them correctly, and now we’re continuing with phase 2/3 of the meds (basically the same set). Of course there will still be the just-to-be-sure labs in Finland so that we follow the kidneys/liver in case they start to overreact to the antibiotics. Some exciting times regarding my Lyme’s disease. Had my blood sent from Finland to Germany in the end of January, and got the results a few days ago. Still going to have the...

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Finally some sanity

I had my latest Charcot checkup today, and it was a good one. No surprise there, because this appointment was not with the dimwit amateur muppet from the last clinic. So I finally have clear instructions what to do with the charcot foot. It goes like this: I really can begin passing weight for the foot I’m allowed to walk without the cast Preferably 2 crutches, not 1 As a target, full weight for the foot within February So it turns out that part of the earlier cuckoo’s instructions...

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The Story of the Foot

The story of my five-point-fractured Charcot Foot is continuing next week, when I’m going to the next specialist at a different surgical hospital here in Helsinki. Since my doctor at the previous clinic (in Espoo) was so clearly an amateur with her childish and rude behaviour, I do have to have a second opinion on what I should do with the foot in the near future. Of course it might be, that the amateur doc is correct with her instructions, but since I have absolutely no points of trust...

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[FI] Hei hei, Espoon Diabeteskeskus

Viimeinen käynti Espoon Diabeteskeskuksessa on ohi, ja mieli hyvillä koska enää ei tarvitse käydä lääkäri ***** T********n pakeilla. Siinä missä saman hoitopaikan diabeteshoitajista ja jalkahoitajasta ei ole pahaa sanottavaa, kerää ko lääkäri ihan jo omalla töykeällä käytöksellään, virnuilullaan ja potilaan ongelmien vähättelyllä runsain mitoin pisteitä vuosituhannen nuijimpien lääkäreiden taistossa. Tätä on nyt tullut katsottua kolme kertaa, ja harmikseni en tätä viimeisintä nauhoittanut puhelimella koska siinä varmasti olisi syyllistytty jonkinlaiseen laittomuuteen. Harkitsin kyllä vakavasti, ihan vain aiempiin kokemuksiin perustuen. Tämän käynnin antina oli jonkin verran asiallista puhetta, vaikka ko lääkäri...

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Progress and Pain

It’s 2020 now, and time to update you with what’s happening regarding my health. Lyme’s disease The medical treatment to Lyme’s disease has now been on for over 6 weeks (or is it already 7..), and things have finally made some progress. The medication consists of a bunch of supplements, and 3 antibiotics: Azithromycin is an antibiotic used for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections. This includes middle ear infections, strep throat, pneumonia, traveler’s diarrhea, and certain other intestinal infections. Doxycycline is an antibiotic used in the...

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[FI] Osa 2: Avoin kirje HUS:n henkilöille jotka päättävät insuliinipumppujen myöntämisistä

Tätä avointa kirjettä saa jakaa esimerkiksi Facebookiin. Lue avoimen kirjeen ensimmäinen osa täältä. Avoimen kirjeeni jälkeen tilanne keinohaimatoiminnolla varustellun pumpun anomisessa on edennyt käytännössä vasta tällä viikolla, seuraavasti. Pyysin Espoon Diabeteskeskukselta sekä syitä pumppuanomukseni eväämiseen, että yleisiä “yhteisiä” kriteereitä joita pumppujen myöntämisessä käytetään. Kertauksena edellisestä kirjoituksesta, suullisesti minulle on tarjottu lukuisia random syitä miksi en voi saada kyseistä pumppumallia, mukaanlukien etten ole lapsi ja etten hyötyisi pumpusta. Pyyntööni eväämissyistä sekä yhteisistä kriteereistä vastattiin vain jälkimmäisen osalta, sähköpostitse seuraavasti. Lähtökohtaisesti uudet pumpun aloitukset peruspumpuilla Rinnalle sensorointi Librellä tai hälyttävällä sensorilla...

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Augsburg, Germany: FINALLY a Diagnosis!

Within about one month, I’ve been flying from Finland to Germany a couple of times solely in matters regarding my health. By using one of my new top 5 favorite airlines, AirBaltic, the journeys have been with 1 stop flights via Riga, Latvia. Everything on the flights has worked fine, and I think that I love the A220 planes they have :). Private Drivers On the first trip I got myself from Munich Airport to Augsburg with trains (Deutsche Bahn), which takes about 1,5 hours with a change at...

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Needles, Borrelia and Charcot

It’s been a while since my last health update in English. so here it is. The pic above is from my previous flight to the borrelia clinic in Germany (it’s some part of Munich in the pic). There’s lots of things happening in two fronts — my original and still ongoing daily (probably) neurologic problems, and my Charcot foot (the fractured one caused by Type 1 Diabetes). I decided to launch a new probe to my original, main problems, which include but are not restricted to: Burning sensation in...

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