Articles By: Joeneighbor

How Misdiagnosis Can Lead to Death

Doctors don’t always give the correct diagnosis to patients. When my child was 4 years old, we were told he had a cold and we were sent home. But he became progressively worse and he woke up with one eye closed shut. We went to the hospital. My son ended up spending 2 weeks in the hospital due to orbital cellulitis. Orbital cellulitis is a serious infection that causes inflammation of the soft tissue behi

Aug 03 2020 | 0 | status: publish
Surgery for snoring

I have a wife and three children and they all complain about my snoring. I’ve tried patches, a mouthpiece, various gimmicks I heard about on the radio, sleeping on my back and I lost weight (although not that much). So now I am going to try surgery. My doctor suggested “UPPP” - the real name is too hard to pronounce. But you are given full anesthesia and then your doctor “tightens and trims” exces

Apr 02 2020 | 1 | status: publish
Should I have hip replacement surgery?

I have had hip problems for about 5 years now. It started out with occasional pain. It bothered me really badly a few times a year and for the rest of the year, I was not in pain. Then, each year it got worse. So I would be in pain more often and I had trouble walking sometimes. At first, I thought it was my back and I had pain throbbing down my leg. But even though I have a few back problems, the doctor to

Mar 20 2020 | 3 | status: publish
Why is indigestion sometimes mistaken as a heart attack?

I went to the doctor because I had pains in my heart. I thought I was having a heart attack. I made an appointment with a cardiologist. He ordered lots of tests in the hospital. After completing the tests the doctor said my heart was really healthy. I was embarrassed that I went through all that only to find out maybe it was indigestion. Has anyone had experience?

Jan 23 2020 | 2 | status: publish