Tissue removed from pulmonary arteries

Did My Insomnia Make Me Sick? A CTEPH Hypothesis

Did my insomnia make me sick? Before getting into that CTEPH hypothesis, I am aware that the forum is down. I was ‘programming’ last night and made rookie mistakes, like not saving a copy of the old code before changing it. I also forgot that little things like font make Read more…

What Did I Screw UP and get CTEPH? Pt. 4

I am ready to get to a few hypotheses of my own.  Why did I get CTEPH, the finale.  I welcome all readers to comment below, especially if you have ideas about this strange illness. My primary question: How Did I Mess Up My Body and Get CTEPH? Funny how Read more…

Tissue removed from pulmonary arteries

Why Did I Get CTEPH? Pt 2: Now What?

After my diagnosis, my new pulmonologist said “if I was in your shoes. I’d get to San Diego”. That initiated a flurry of research about my illness and my options. I even went to Twitter and learned my account was suspended in 2018 for selling Rayban sunglasses. I don’t know Read more…

Tissue removed from pulmonary arteries

Why Did I Get CTEPH? Pt. 1: Emergency!

That question hits me often – especially as the father of three. Why did I get CTEPH, a rare problem that might be more common than we think? I sometimes call myself a medical scientist. I do that because the most important thing one learns while getting a PhD is Read more…

Visual hallucinations

Piecemeal posting while I am waiting for labs to be drawn. I always have been skeptical about the nature of visual hallucinations because I wondered how the brain could insert images while at the same time seeing the actual, non-hallucinatory background. Most hallucinations are auditory as you probably know. But Read more…