I – COLONOSCOPY
Tabacco is 74-years old and I’ve never had a COLONOSCOPY! But about 3-4 years ago, I did have a VIRTUAL COLONOSCOPY, which did not show anything suspicious!
With a Virtual Colonoscopy, they use an MRI and blow smoke up your behind (either Carbon Monoxide or Carbon Dioxide – I forget which).
If something suspicious shows up, you then must do a REAL COLONOSCOPY. BUT – if nothing suspicious shows up, you are spared the ordeal of an UNNECESSARY COLONOSCOPY just because you have attained a certain age!
And I’m pretty sure that Doctor makes a lot more performing a COLONOSCOPY on you than a VIRTUAL COLONOSCOPY! Never forget the CAPITALIST MOTIVE!
THERE IS A DRAWBACK with VIRTUAL COLONOSCOPIES: My Medicare would NOT PAY FOR IT. If something had been found requiring an ACTUAL COLONOSCOPY afterwards, Medicare would have had to pay twice! So Tabacco paid for his own Virtual. However, they gave me a ‘REAL BREAK’, and the charges were nowhere near what they originally told me they would be.
Next time a MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL intones that it’s time for you to have a COLONOSCOPY, mention these 2-words:
And stick to your Guns if you can afford to pay without your Insurance!
II – PROSTATE BIOPSY
When men reach the half-century mark, we are advised to get an ANNUAL PSA TEST! That is a GOOD IDEA! However, the Problem is that PSA RESULTS are less reliable at determining PROSTATE CANCER than LIE DETECTORS are at EXPOSING LIARS. That’s why Lie Detector Results are INADMISSIBLE IN COURTS OF LAW. If you watch Maury & Jerry Springer, you are being CONNED! And so are those ‘Men who cheat’!
Tabacco saw about 5 Medical Practitioners with various titles, all of whom highly recommended ‘PROSTATE BIOPSY’ because my PSA was over 4 and approaching 10! If PSAs were so RELIABLE, a PROSTATE BIOPSY would be unnecessary. They could proceed straight to CANCER TREATMENT!
Finally, the 5th Practitioner, after 1.5-hours of unsuccessfully attempting to scare me into having a Biopsy, advised me that there was a doctor on Long Island, who gave MRI exams to evaluate Prostate problems. He gave me a coupon, and I had the MRI. The evaluation was so inconsequential that I have not had a PSA for 2-years.
The best news is I don’t have leakage brought on my Prostate Biopsies or its other SIDE EFFECTS. I won’t enumerate here because I don’t want to scare men to death about those PROSTATE BIOPSY SIDE EFFECTS!
Unless you have a one-in-a-million Practitioner or unless you frustrate him, you will have to do lots of digging to find out which Medical guy does Prostate MRIs where you live. Remember, most of these ‘specialists’ only have a hammer, so they can only do BIOPSIES!
III – HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY
When the cartilage in my left hip eroded causing me grave pain in 2014, I was almost ready to try anything! Every Medical Practitioner had the answer: HIP REPLACEMENT!
That ‘Solution’ seemed rather severe to me since it wasn’t my Hip that caused the pain but the absence of sufficient cartilage. Apparently, the nerve endings in my Hip area were so small that operating on them was impossible. So I did what I usually do – I PROCRASTINATED! (Glad I did!)
Well, in 2015 my excruciating pain in the left hip subsided and was replaced by foot problems, right thigh problems including CRAMPS because I put as much weight on my right leg as possible as I attempted to prevent the left hip problems from becoming unbearable again.
Then in 2016 came the annual NFL DRAFT! Every year I fill in the data on a database I created about the top 400 College Draft eligible players so I can follow my Redskins – in particular – as they draft players and sign UFAs (Undrafted Free Agents).
On the back cover of one of those magazines, guess what I found! I found an ad for Stem Cell Therapy for a Chicago area firm. If you live near Chicago, call 844-755-PAIN to schedule a Free Consultation!
But Tabacco lives in New York! Traveling to Chicago is possible, but not desirable. So I went looking for Stem Cell Therapy nearer my own residence. I found several!
Tabacco is NOT a Medical Doctor – I am an intelligent layman! I evaluate medical circumstances for myself and political situations for myself and others. If you are considering HIP REPLACEMENT, you need to do what I have done and DO THE RESEARCH –
Tabacco: I consider myself both a funnel and a filter. I funnel information, not readily available on the Mass Media, which is ignored and/or suppressed. I filter out the irrelevancies and trivialities to save both the time and effort of my Readers and bring consternation to the enemies of Truth & Fairness! When you read Tabacco, if you don’t learn something NEW, I’ve wasted your time.
Tabacco is not a blogger, who thinks; I am a Thinker, who blogs. Speaking Truth to Power!
In 1981′s ‘Body Heat’, Kathleen Turner said, “Knowledge is power”.
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