Friday, August 29, 2008

Be Happy !

Laughter prevents hardening of the attitudes. ~~ anonymous

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

more places to understand about UFE

Here is the food and Drug administration web site

it is an aproved procedure.

Here is American College OB-GYN association - in 2004 still a relitivly " new procedure" ACOG

NUFF- interesting site full of info on this procedure

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

do you know about UFE?

Treating uterine tumors can be done without invasive procedures
July 30, 2008

As a physician who specializes in vascular and interventional radiology, I am excited about bringing new, non-invasive, endovascular techniques to patients in the Fox Valley. For women suffering from symptomatic uterine fibroid disease, one such procedure called uterine fibroid embolization provides an exciting new treatment option for their symptoms.
Simply put, uterine fibroids are benign muscular tumors of the uterus. The fibroids can range in size from very small to the size of a grapefruit, and women can have just one or several fibroids in their uterus. It is estimated that half of all women have fibroids, but the majority of them do not cause symptoms. Fibroids are also more common in women who are of African American descent.

Of the women with fibroids some have no symptoms, but others suffer from heavy, prolonged menstrual bleeding and pain. Fibroids may also cause bulk symptoms, putting pressure on the bladder and rectum, causing frequent urination and rectal pressure. Some fibroids cause pain in the back and legs, fullness in the abdomen or pelvis, pain during sexual intercourse, and in rarer cases, an abnormally enlarged abdomen.

When fibroids begin to interfere with a woman's daily life, she often visits her obstetrician/gynecologist to seek treatment. In many cases, these physicians will contact and consult with me about whether a patient may be eligible for the UFE procedure. My specialty is based on using sophisticated medical imaging technology to diagnose and treat disease using small instruments and minimally invasive techniques. Patients will leave the lab with no external evidence that a procedure was even performed.

During the UFE procedure, a patient is given mild sedation. Then, a small catheter is inserted through a tiny incision in the groin into the femoral artery. The physician uses X-ray technology to see, in real-time, images of the uterine arteries, and a microcatheter is inserted directly into the blood supply of the fibroids. Tiny plastic or gel particles are injected into the arteries, blocking flow of blood to the fibroids. Without their blood supply, the fibroids cannot survive. So far, studies have shown that fibroids are unlikely to grow back after UFE.

At Provena Mercy Medical Center, patients who receive UFE remain in the hospital for one night. The mild pelvic pain and cramping associated with the procedure are usually worst during the first 24 hours. Patients may experience mild flu-like symptoms over two to three days as their bodies begin to reabsorb the fibroid tissue. We manage these symptoms with anti-nausea medication and provide antibiotics as a safeguard against infection.

Our patients also have prescriptions for pain management at home, but within a few days most women feel significantly better, and they return to normal activities usually within a week. About 90 percent of women who have had a UFE procedure experience total relief of heavy bleeding, pain and fibroid-related symptoms.

After a UFE, a woman's menstrual period usually returns within a few months. However, for a small number of women who are perimenopausal, the procedure may trigger the early onset of menopause. Many women have had successful pregnancies following the UFE procedure, but a woman should carefully consider the risks relating to fertility.

UFE can be an excellent alternative for women wishing to avoid hysterectomy or other more invasive surgical alternatives for the treatment of fibroids. Women who may be candidates for UFE typically undergo a special MRI examination of the pelvis to rule out other diagnoses or pathologies as well as to determine the size, location, and number of fibroids in the uterus.

Dr. Suveer Tatineni is a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist at Provena Mercy Medical Center. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology and fellowship trained in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineTreating uterine tumors can be done without invasive procedures
July 30, 2008

here is a very comprehensive web site ask 4 ufe
I have had fibroids for more than 20 years, I have had a surgical procedure to take 7 of them out, prior to having my children. But I have more at least 3, they are in the walls of the uterus and thus I am a good candidate for this vascular procedure. I had a drug therapy to try to shrink them too. so I would say I know a lot about them.
my Mother says my Grandmother had them too, and had them removed ( along with her uterus). the research I have done over the years say lots of ladies have them and may never even know or have symptoms. I have heavy bleeding and bulk in the abdominal area. When I had the first ones removed I had over 80 grams of fibroids- that is about the size of a 3 month pregnancy. These are not quite that large, but are causing severe bleeding and my life has been disrupted by them.
I will keep you apprised of my progress and the outcomes.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

my bus riding mornings

these are some of my regular - rider friends for a monday morning they look pretty happy to be going to work :) Vanessa- Wendy and Ohmira they all work for the university of Colorado in Boulder too.

this is the parking structure on the "east side" of the park and ride, we wait to go to work on this side. these photos are not in a very logical order.

here I am inside the bus, the east facing window is bright early in the am - we get picked up before 7 am at our PNR ! ( park and ride)
This is the hill going into Boulder and Boulder Res., in the forground, and the veiw is looking out toward estes park-ish west by north west.

this is the view of the Park and Ride from the " west side" I park here and walk across to the east side in the morning, so I don't have to walk across in the afternoon. This is the bridge that crosses the highway from west to east is how I cross this every morning! I see regular riders going the other way as well. We always nod and say good morning.
This is just on the east side looking south east-ish into the neighboorhood. there are a few hotels
Here is the veiw of the bridge I cross after getting to the east side. The busses pull right up here to pick us up !

well there is my early morning comute these days- I am saving gas money and riding about 4 days a week sometimes 5!

Smile -

W. C. Fields
"Start every day off with a smile and get it over with." , I love to see what comes up on the quotes everyday

Monday, August 11, 2008

the Padres beat us! - but we still had fun in the sun

it was hot and sunny and not Funny! the Padres gave us a good spanking on Sunday.
it was Faith Day at the rockies and we had great tickets on the thirdbase line at the foul pole. only 12 rows up. the kids had fun and the we took gloves and sunscreen and hats. ate peanuts and drank soda. all in all a nice way to wind up a week

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Trees -

Our Father, we thank You for.... the trees of our Childhood in whose shade we played and read and dreamed;
for the trees of our schooldays, the trees along the paths where friendship walked.

Margurite Harmon

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Back to School soon-

I talked about the trauma of the imunizations the other day, well tonight was the exciting registration, find my locker, learn a combination and fail and try again - until you realize that S didn't give us the right locker number ( dislexic??)- once we figured out the right locker, try again right, left, right- combo- S marked the right and then HH she got it LOL !!

she's excited but really excited at the prospect of a " bigger" library!! I find this funny, but sad, she read everybook in the elementary library and we had to find her new material quite often- from my home library instead. So the prospect of new books to read is so inviting. I am gald she is looking forward to this.

the 7th graders get a day on their own before the intigration of both 7th and 8th - this made her feel better about it too, though they have somekind of wierd rotating schedule ( we did too- if I remember right) Why they do this is beyond me but will keep them occupied for a few days until they settle in .

so that what we did tonight.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

kind of mac and cheese colored??!!

with white trim, it does look pretty yellow, with a tint of Mac and Cheese!! it needs a vacuum and then to set up beds and stuff - we will probably leave the desk in there too. not sure yet.
Hh has been a trooper and helped a lot with all the work. I am glad we work pretty well together. But I am about do with this stuff for a while.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

my shutter fly album

Shutter fly album from Dave and Christy's wedding

dark and light -

S, HH and I went to see the Dark Night - today! very well done, very dark and very gorry - bloody - even Hh liked it and she has not seen any of the others in the theater I don't think. I was a great movie, good to see it on the big screen, was good pace and great effects and visuals.

then we came home and painted- the third room is now a very sunny yellow - it is an oops paint too. I will be posting pictures soon, we need to do the trim and touch ups but overall it will be inviting and great for company, (I can't wait to see you :) we still need to finish up and put the bed back in there and other furnature. but it is on its way.
I have been at my job ( which I still LOVE) at the University of Colorado Boulder- for a little over one year now. - I can't believe it but it has flown by. Friday I got news that I am getting promoted to a GPII - fantastic news - with it comes a little raise - YEAH! even better news. Well I would venture to say I am doing a good job :)