Saturday, February 23, 2013

Bitter Pill and Gorillas in CT Scans - Unrelated Topics

There is an interesting article in the March 4, 2013 edition of Time magazine called " Bitter Pill - How outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying our health care" by Steve Brill.  This is a long and sometimes wonky article about many of the things that are messing up the US Healthcare system.  I'd highly recommend reading it - the link is on the Interesting Articles/Information section of this blog.  

In other interesting news, I just had another CT scan and on the report it says "The large bowel is normal in course and caliber.  The bladder and uterus appear normal."   The regenerative powers of the uterus are amazing!  I had a hysterectomy in 2010 and this is the first CT scan since then to find a normal uterus!  The radiology department might want to evaluate its peer review process.  This reminds me of the gorilla in the CT scan that 84% of radiologists could not find.  See link below.

The good news is that my carcinoid tumors have remained stable since diagnosis in August 2010.