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#1 Phoenixfire


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Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:21 PM

I believe one of our well-educated members previously posted a list of the blood work we need to do postop. Unfortunately many doctors don't know what tests we need. Since there are so many new members that may not know the "old" material posted here, I'm asking those members who really know their stuff to either post a link or a list of the very important blood tests that everyone needs to know and remember for their long-term health postop.

There are also some very knowledgeable members who do bloodwork more often than our doctors recommend. That time frame would also be useful so we can be proactive postop.

Thank you in advance. :)

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#2 sherry7


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Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:38 PM

I remember that thread, but I can't remember who posted it. Maybe Beth? But I'm not sure.
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#3 MiladyB


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Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:00 PM

Phoenix, here is the list of labs that I get done.

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
Lipid Profile
CBC with Diff
RBC Folate
Thiamine (B1)
Uric Acid
Vitamin D, 25-OH
Bone Density test (one year post-op then every other year if normal. Every year if shows bone loss. This is for men AND women; all ages.)

Other possible labs:

Lap RNY: 1/30/06-Dr Randal Baker
TT/BL: 09/21/07-Dr Ronald Ford
PS Revisions: 04/29/08-Dr Ronald Ford
Gallbladder: 05/14/08-Dr Randal Baker
Emergency surgery (Intussusception): 02/29/09-Dr James Foote
Exploratory Lap: 03/16/2011-Dr Randal Baker
Sclerotherapy: 06/09/2011-Dr Randal Baker