Posts Tagged ‘Nuclear bone scan’

  • What is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) / Rheumatoid Disease (RD)? 10 Facts Every Doctor Needs

    What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? All of the other questions about Rheumatoid Disease (RD) hang on this. After we truly know what it is, we can diagnosis it early, treat it successfully, and cure it! Remember the ancient elephant story? Just like the blind men describing the elephant, numerous aspects of RD have been described, but […]

  • New Reading of the Nuclear Bone Scan: Credibility is Everything

    Today, I got a gift. A friend obtained a second reading of my nuclear bone scan. The 4-page report was sent to me in a PDF as an authorized second opinion. The radiologist did not agree with the findings of the first report and the differences were not subtle. Instead of quoting it at length, […]

  • My Doctor Fired Me

    Several times I’ve had to be dragged kicking and screaming to medical treatment. No one else did it for me; so I had to learn to drag myself. It was a long and harsh journey, but I determined to be an empowered patient and no longer an ostrich hoping that ignoring problems makes them go […]

  • Life of a Professional Patient,Blog 6: Full Body Bone Scan

    It’s been a little while since I wrote a professional patient entry. It started out as just sarcasm. It turned out to be kind of a journal of my “progress” in the fight. I think I write one when there is a kind of milestone. You can find the links to the other professional patient […]

  • The Hypochondria of RA Pain: Do I Smell an Elephant?

    Hypochondria is an elephant in the room with RA pain The elephant house was always my favorite place at the zoo. We always knew when we were near it …by the smell. So, how can an elephant creep into a room? They don’t exactly tip-toe. Maybe what happens is that nice people don’t discuss certain things, […]

  • Nuclear Bone Scans for Rheumatoid Arthritis or Scintigraphy

    Bone scans for Rheumatoid Arthritis that “Lit up like a Christmas tree”! Several patients have told me stories of having a nuclear bone scan (scintigraphy) that made a difference in their diagnosis or treatment. We know how much a reliable imaging tool is needed measuring disease activity for either reason. I’ve read about different versions […]

  • Measuring Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity

    Did you ever go to the store for milk and bananas? And come home with frozen pizza and ice cream? Sometimes I spend a couple of hours looking for something and discover something else that’s worth bringing back to you. That’s how I found this ten year old article about the dilemma of measuring Rheumatoid […]