Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Do you have MUPS?

MUPS stands for Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms.

In other words--you can't find out what's wrong with you.

Colleen Schmidt wrote about a new program to get to the bottom on MUPS. She is with Calgary TV.

The research is being done in Calgary.

Schmidt herself went undiagnosed for 15 yrs before learning she had muscular dystrophy.

She had weakness, then paralysis, then went downhill to being a quadriplegic, then was on life support.

What the heck was it?

If you would like to know more about this research or participate--write to catkins@ucalgary.ca.

You know, I have found that doctors today--at least out here in Cowpoke Country--are not great diagnosticians--they are great at referring, referring to this specialist, then that one, then another one.

Tests are "inconclusive" and time-consuming and if you do find out what you have, there may or may not be an approach to it.

I am just a ray of Arizona sunshine today, aren't I?

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