Aug 3, 2017 03:10AM chisandy wrote:
Peaches, definitely call them (or message through your patient portal if the ER was at one of your regular hospitals) to point out the discrepancy in your chart. The finger fracture you describe is a classic “avulsion fracture:” a severe sprain tears off a tiny chip of bone. It’s exactly what my husband had happen to his ankle back in June when he walked too far and fast. It was an avulsion fracture of the fibula, secondary to a sprain of the anterior talofibular ligament. (He didn’t get a cast either—he wore a lace-up brace for a couple of weeks).
Definitely talk to Dr. M. about Prolia or another bone med. Highly unusual, especially at Kellogg, not to discuss it at the beginning of AI treatment. Maybe he’s waiting for a longer period after finishing chemo & radiation, but I don’t think that would make a difference. But an avulsion fracture is not the kind of fracture that is characteristic of thinning bones.
If the error appears in your patient portal, it often takes a few tries to get it corrected—my North Shore portal kept mentioning all the immunizations and tests that were “overdue since…” even though I had them timely done at Presence St. Joe’s. It kept nagging me about my “Annual Medicare Wellness Visit” being overdue too, so I gave up and faxed ALL my test results & X-ray reports from my PCP at Presence to my MO at Evanston & vice versa. I ended up having to have the nurse manually make corrections in the computer at my respective visits. Meanwhile, the “Annual Medicare Wellness Visit” is showing up as “overdue” again—even though that’s what got this whole foofaraw over my anemia started, when my PCP noticed a pattern of declining hemoglobin & ferritin since 2015. (I have my EGD tomorrow at Evanston to try to determine a cause—actually hope they find a little ulcer or esophagitis so they don’t have to test for something more serious).