Monthly Archives: July 2010

Beth@NIH 11: Results

I have a small pineal gland which is usually the case with people who have aniridia. I have low vitamin D levels (probably because I live in England and I don’t go out in the sun much) I have some … Continue reading

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Beth@NIH 10: More blood and discharge

Mary got me up at 5.30am to wee but unfortunately I lack the ability to do this on command so they had to wait until 8am! lol! I had to rest in bed until 7.30 when Shannon came to put … Continue reading

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Beth@NIH 9: Blood, blood and more blood

I had to fast from 8pm and get up and go to the ward early with the last of my 24 hour urine collection. Phew! Nutrition came and tested my body fat and then needed some more information about my … Continue reading

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Beth@NIH 8: Testing, testing 3,2,1

I woke up bright and early and got a latte again. I had to lug over a huge bottle of urine for the end of my 1st 24 hour collection. I had to take it to the mall with me … Continue reading

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Beth@NIH 7: Occupational therapy and hearing

So Josiah took off all the glue from my head with something that reminded me of nail polish remover. My hair was soaked and horrible and all the stickers on my face had to come off too. While this was … Continue reading

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Beth@NIH 6: P is for pictures

P is for pictures There is nothing like spending an hour in the MRI scanner trying to keep still and not being able to move to make you all achey. Apparently I had the wiggles on one set of pictures … Continue reading

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Beth@NIH 5: Weekend

On Saturday I got up and managed to chat to my parents and Graham on msn. I went over to the hospital cafeteria which was the only food place open. The pancakes were tasty but the bacon was too greasy.

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Beth@NIH 4: Food

I got up early on Friday and headed over to the ward. I ordered my breakfast and the nurse asked for a phlebotomist to come and take my bloods this was at 8.15am. My breakfast arrived at 9am but I … Continue reading

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Beth@NIH 3: Numbers, Words and Numbers I

I got up and came over to my room and ordered breakfast so that I could eat and get to my 9am appointment. Unfortunately it didn’t turn up until 9am so Shannon helped me carry the pancakes and my two … Continue reading

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Beth@NIH 2: Admission day

I woke up feeling a lot brighter and set off to the hospital to be admitted at 7.15am. It is only a 2 minute walk to the hospital from the lodge and I get the feeling you are supposed to … Continue reading

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