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Here is a review of last week's test / labs and the impressions / findings (Still have $477 plus $254 worth paid of blood labs "pending", being read and I have not yet got the final report to those labs.)-


I will add more to this post in the next few weeks so come back again.


I just wanted to get an update that there has still been zero calls from the blog co-contributor(s) but rare/minimal sharing has been shown electronically.


We are both still on our healing path.


Awaiting a few areas to be confirmed and as well I am awaiting to be of better health before I make my final decision about the future of the blog.


I am not weighing heavier to either side. I can state there are some areas firmly needing to be addressed as well as contractual areas currently being breached. I have excused it as just the healing phase for us both.


Some of the results that came back for me.


"Head to Toe" Impressions / Findings From Radiologist:

[thank you C.C. and Reporting Physician K.A., MD] [received report 1-26-21] [below; emphasis added where needed] [after you read this, you will see why they call me their favorite 'train wreck'] [ the words below are from the report with emphasis for important areas and red areas to follow up on and blue text is my words. the rest is the report. ]


Anterior Head

Sinus infections could be related to fungal infection.

Pinched nerves of the posterior head or neck due to muscle spasm.

This may affect the nerves and muscles over the back of the head, which can radiate to the forehead and is consistent with the reported neck pain.

Further evaluation is recommended.


Bacteria in the blood stream can circulate to other areas of the body, including joints, the thyroid, other soft tissue and the cardiovascular system.


Recommend evaluation with a Biological Dentist familiar with cavitation, Electro-dermal Screening and Ozone Therapy.


An indication of cardiovascular stress or possibly thyroid disorder. Further evaluation is recommended.

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Lateral Head and Vasculature


-dental conditions, teeth grinding or TMJ disorder.


lateral posterior neck bilaterally... This muscle extends from under the ear and jaw down to the collarbone. Muscular tension in the neck can cause neck tenderness and headaches. This finding is consistent with the reported neck pain.


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Anterior Neck


-As observed in the anatomical region of the thyroid gland in the anterior neck- This could suggest a functional concern. Low thyroid function symptoms include fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, mood or brain fog issues, constipation and/or cold hands and feet. Hyper-thyroid function symptoms include fatigue, tremors, anxiety, palpitations and/or diarrhea. If symptoms of thyroid imbalance are indicated, recommend further clinical evaluation with a healthcare provider


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-A concern seen in the tonsillar, sub-mandibular and sub-mental lymphatic chains of the neck. A primary function of the lymphatic system is to assist in cleaning the cellular environment of bacteria and other toxins, possibly from the sinuses and teeth (grinding / tmj), to fight infection. Internal toxicity leads to inflammation. Long-term inflammation eventually weakens the immune system. Consider professionally guided protocols to support lymphatic drainage and inflammation.


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Posterior Head


-A concern at the T-2 at the base of the neck - an indication of a generally under-active immune system, especially if there are recurring infections or colds.


Professionally guided nutritional protocols are recommended to include antioxidants to support and enhance the immune system, which is the body's first line of defense from internal and external invasions.

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CHEST/ UPPER BACK


-relaxation ventricular function 50 - 55% and tricuspid regurgitation. Has costal chondritis [sic] with chest pain above and including both breasts. SOB worse at night, (no asthma).

Correction on their spelling above - it is Costochondritis (kos-toe-kon-DRY-tis)

-15mm mass lower left lobe of lung - showed cavitation in mass and Urgent Care shared that 1-16-21 and shows in this report as well. Need further testing for fungi and molds. So far due to finances, did test for one common type and awaiting the results and looking for a Pulmonologist that deals with specific areas.



Anterior Chest


concern in the axillary region left greater than right

[Even though it is my body- it may be diagnosed that way above but 'living' it- "right" feels much more debilitating than the "left" in armpit areas.]


This may be related to the reported lung nodule. Further evaluation is recommended.


[ true- I was thinking armpit to clavicle areas but yes left in lung area front and back is very bad. ]

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Scattered mottled patterns...concerns are detected over the chest. These patterns may be caused by a number of conditions including hormone imbalances, myofascial dysfunction, various autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, toxicities...and emotional stress.


Professional follow-up assessment is advised.

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Upper Back


Concern in the scapular area which...is consistent with the reported upper back pain

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Scattered mottled patterns...concerns are detected over the upper back. These patterns may be caused by a number of conditions including hormone imbalances, myofascial dysfunction, various autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, toxicities...and emotional stress.


Professional follow-up assessment is advised.

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BREASTS


significant intensity seen in both breasts. Concern...seen in the chest/breast area. See comments below.


Right Breast: (significant with a moderate level of concern) There are branching patterns seen over all four quadrants of the breast. There is an intense branching thermovascular pattern in the upper out quadrant. There is an intense branching horizontal pattern in the inner breast. There is an intense hazy fragment in the inferior breast. There is a relatively small area of hypothermia in all four quadrants of the breast. General hyperthermia is seen in the axillary region under the arm and lateral to the breast.


Significant Findings


These findings should be addressed. Impression and recommendations will be based on the number of these findings.


  1. There is a well-defined thermal-vascular pattern in the inner regions of the breast greater than 1.5°C as compared with the opposite breast at 2-3 o'clock.

  2. There is a significant inferior vascular pattern with a greater temperature difference as compared to the opposite breast at 6-7 o'clock. There is a specifically reported finding (lump 12-1 o'clock) without increased heat, so there are no specific thermal indications for this finding at this time. However, this reported finding raises the level of concern in this breast. There are no significant changes compared to the previous study except a slight improvement in temperatures. Recommend breast ultrasound to further evaluate this area due to the reported scar tissue.

Left Breast: These are notable concerns seen in this breast...A diffuse thermal pattern is observed over the breast. There are branching patterns seen over the upper regions of the breast.


There is an intense branching thermovascular pattern originating in the upper breast and curving beneath the nipple. There are intense fragments across the upper breast. Fragmented or scattered thermal patterns are seen over the lower regions of the breast. There is a relatively small area of hypothermia in the lower regions of the breast. General hyperthermia is seen in the axillary region under the arm and lateral to the breast.


Significant Findings


These findings should be addressed. Impression and recommendations will be based on the number of these findings.


  1. There is a well-defined thermal-vascular pattern in the outer regions of the breast greater than 1.5°C as compared with the opposite breast at 12-6 o'clock.

Further evaluation is advised.

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Note: Specifically reported breast lumps, with or without thermal findings are often associated with fibrocystic changes and estrogen dominance and warrants clinical correlation and evaluation as well as close follow-up.


Further evaluation of a specifically reported breast lump is recommended for additional testing as recommended by her attending, referring or primary care physician.


Note on reported fibrocystic breasts: Fibrocystic changes are often associated with localized discomfort. It may be helpful to take supplemental iodine, selenium and vitamin D3 and to discontinue all caffeine.


In addition, Fibrocystic changes likely represent excess estrogen relative to progesterone (estrogen dominance). Supplementation with a bio-identical progesterone cream may be beneficial.


Recommend possible hormonal evaluation and assessment.


Thermal patterns in the axillary region are an indication of poor lymphatic drainage and congestion. Consider Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, dry brushing, mild massage or physical activity that moves the lymph, such as swimming or moderate jumping.

[Consider? I do all those above and then some for decades...Lisa? Laura? Dee? Gaia? Michelle? Michael? April? Deb? This sucks. I do those areas. What gives??? Please help me. They suggested Holly A. Hunt, LMT (603- 772- 6162) but she lives so far away from us. She was out of town when we were in her area. UGH!] -----------------

Evaluation of vitamin D 25 OH total level to determine optimal levels (some consider 60-70 ng/ml) may be beneficial.

[Mine is currently 19.6. It has been as low as 5-10 range in the past 2 years even taking 50,000 units weekly. It went up from 10 in 2019 to 19.6 probably because of my renewed walks and hikes outdoors.


I began walking in Pine,Arizona mid August 2020 and did that when my co-blog partner was in Oregon and when he returned we both faded off the walks. I got back to my walks when home in Congress Sept/Oct then we did walk a lot in Indiana /Kentucky and when I got back from there and was in Congress I walked a lot- but Nov 12th thru December 24th, I barely walked. I was very ill. I am better than I was at that point in time but still have a long way to go.]

August 31, 2020 14.9 (Low)

Vitamin D, 25­OH, Total:

<10 ng/mL Severe Deficiency

10 ­ 19 ng/mL Mild/Moderate Deficiency




December 21, 2020 15 (Low)

LABCORP/other Lab are the ones who had the lower numbers.



RECOMMENDED BREAST FOLLOW-UP.


1. ... significant with elevated index of concern for ... irregularities based on three or more findings including asymmetry, intensity, distribution and history, as listed above. Recommend prompt clinical investigation with her primary care physician or breast specialist before continuing with...follow-up in 6 months. These patterns and or reported findings should be closely monitored for change. Request an account of action taken (if any) and results to be reported at follow-up visit. 2. In addition to thermal imaging, continue with routine follow-up breast examinations with her physician as indicated or at least annually.

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ABDOMEN/ LOWER BACK


Abdomen: concern...observed in the anterior abdominal view. Findings...consistent with hormone imbalances, myofascial dysfunction, various autoimmune conditions, food allergies, toxic conditions related to digestive disorders, and emotional stress.


Advise follow-up assessment to investigate these possible conditions.


A diffuse area of increased...concern... is observed in the upper central epigastric region of the abdomen. This can be associated with the visceral-cutaneous reflex area of the esophagus and stomach and/or duodenum. These patterns may be associated with digestive issues occurring soon after eating. This finding correlates with the reported H. pylori and upper digestive tract issues.

[I was a negative for H. pylori when tested 1-22-21 but in 2019 had three positives so we wanted to rule that area out as the focal point has been 'mold and fungal infection' thus far and C.C. said to take the H. pylori again to make sure that was not a causal factor. Came back "not detected"]








Concern...horizontal orientation is observed in the pelvic region. These patterns may be associated with uterus/bladder issues for women and patterns located in the lateral lower abdominal region can be associated with the visceral-cutaneous reflex area of the colon.

Concern...is observed on the right and left side of the lower abdomen greater on the left. This finding may be associated with the visceral-cutaneous reflex area of the colon, often associated with discomfort of constipation, diarrhea and gas. This finding is consistent with the reported abdominal issues.


Recommend colonoscopy and further clinical evaluation with a healthcare provider. [ I was to have a colonoscopy to do gastric cancer biopsy / h. pylori December 2019 but we lost our health insurance and the rest has been either barder / trade to get areas done 'home remedy' and blood labs style and medical massages and chiropractic manipulation. I have not been able to make enough funds to get the colonoscopy and get the proper treatment for my concerns. I have no health insurance. I am a pre-existing type gal. I am doing the best I can for what I have. We do not own a credit card. I have been paying for years $1192 a month on an old hospital debt. I am limited with our one income. I am limited in job opportunities living in a ghost town. I stopped driving due to old seizure moments; avoid-ability reasons. Whenever I have helped a local elder it went right to getting blood labs or chiropractic manipulation / medical massage to help the lymphatic. Now my lungs are a concern and other areas. Sucks. I love life. I just never thought I would be an ongoing medical 'train wreck' yet I am doing my best. One day at a time. One foot in front of the other. Every day I do something pertaining to gather or place out about the YHF. When I came back to Congress to heal, I make $40 a week helping two people I adore two days a week and when I finally made $100, I went immediately to Prescott Sprouts and bought lots of fresh garlic, fresh ginger and turmeric, organic cabbage and broccoli, PH10 Essence Water times 4, GoldThread Tonics ( https://www.goldthreadherbs.com/ ),

Matcha, Yellow Curry, Lily of the Desert Aloe Herbal Detox, Green Superfood Detox, Jakemens Anise Lozenges and it came to $100.22 and the lady behind me gave me the quarter- so huge thank you to the Prescott Sprouts customer that just paid it without even thinking about that .22 cents. Tex Harold Eldon (Sonny) Gilligan and Julius Vargas taught me about the above healing items long ago. The point is I am doing my best to be happy and productive and do my part for this blog even still; and alone. However, it is a huge factor in the end results on my final decision for the blog because in contractual areas that are not being met right now, I may have to close the blog down and if I do I will fully itemized 'break it down' as to why from August 2017 to present. For all I have been through, I never deserved what I saw in recent years for placing myself in a foreign area. None of the contributors did that- take themselves and put them in my personal living space (foreign area to them) but I did even when I was told 'stay the course' and 'I am supporting you until the end of time' even though I saw unnecessary 'hate' layers from internal external spots - I stayed for the blog and it's serious mission. Yet nowadays, I see others bailing yet here I am. Still doing the best I can. Within a couple of weeks this blog will shift to either on the mends and it will grow from this health event we all had or it will end. Soon we will all know. ]


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Abdomen, Lateral Right: Concern...is seen in the upper right region of the abdomen. Patterns in the right upper abdomen can be related to emotional stress and/or functional stress in the liver. Liver stress can cause symptoms such as bloating, constipation, skin changes, fatigue, hormonal imbalance, brain fog and elevated cholesterol.

Blood labs last was 15 out of range in August 2020 and this below is 12/21/20 and awaiting new ones...
















C.C., I will order and rule in or out the Lyme's Disease for you-


I will share the Lipid Panel here when it comes in.


This can be the result of toxicity, inflammation or lymphatic congestion and can impact digestion. If there are symptoms of discomfort or unresolved digestive issues, consider dietary changes and detoxification with a healthcare provider. These findings correlate with the reported acid reflux and/or other digestive tract issues.

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Abdomen, Lateral Left: Concern...is seen in the upper left region of the abdomen. ...in the left upper abdomen can be related to functional stress in the stomach/pancreas and can affect digestion and or sugar metabolism issues.


If there are symptoms of discomfort or unresolved digestive issues, recommend further clinical evaluation with a healthcare provider.


This is consistent with the reported pain in the upper left quadrant of the abdomen.


...In the presence of symptoms or clinical concerns may justify further evaluation with a healthcare provider trained in functional medicine. Consider that abnormalities in digestive organs are often directly related to stress.

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Lower Back: in the posterior midline of the lower thoracic and lumbar spine suggests a chronic or systemic degenerative inflammatory response which over time can result in disc degeneration. These patterns in the presence of sciatica, which causes burning back pain that travels through the buttocks and into the leg, can indicate the source of nerve root compression. This is consistent with the reported lower back pain. There is a concern...radiating from the spine into related soft tissue. This pattern suggests inflammation of the overlaying soft tissue (ligament, muscle, fascia and facet joint capsule) in the thoracic and lumbar region, which is significant in the presence of either acute or chronic lower back pain; but may also exist in the absence of pain. This is consistent with the reported lower back pain.


intense...concern...is seen in the sacral region, just above the coccyx at the lower end of the spine. This section of the spine can be affected by sports or long periods of sitting. The symptoms of sacroiliac joint dysfunction can resemble sciatica. Chronic or degenerative conditions will present with pain, which would justify further clinical evaluation with an orthopedic specialist. This finding is consistent with the reported low back pain.

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Immune Summary


Immune system health is critical to quality of life and may be reflected especially in the lymphatic system. There are...indications in multiple regions of your body suggests signs of extensive inflammation justifying evaluation to preserve and strengthen your immune system, lymphatic system and over-all functional health. Lymph nodes can become inflamed and accumulate toxins, debris and infectious organisms. While exercise, deep breathing and hydration are helpful, it is recommended to have professionally guided protocols to support gum and dental health, digestion, lymphatic drainage, detoxification and reduce inflammation.

[Seek out a healthcare provider]

and my reply would be which kind of healthcare provider- looks like I need a variety of them.

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ARMS/ HANDS


Hands, Dorsal: Bilateral...concerns are seen in the joints and/or muscles of the thumbs which may be an indication of overuse or possible inflammatory joint disease if accompanied by tenderness, stiffness and/or swelling. Further evaluation is recommended if these symptoms exist. This finding is consistent with the reported hand pain, it does justify recommendation for further testing. Further evaluation is suggested.

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Hands, Palmar: as seen on the palmar side of the hands, extending into the inner forearms may be incidental, or in the presence of pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist may be an indication of carpal tunnel syndrome. If these symptoms exist, further evaluation recommended by a specialist.

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Lateral Arms: There is increased bilateral...concerns...seen in the upper arm/deltoid region, which can be consistent with injury or over-use syndrome. This correlates with reported pain and inflammation of the soft tissue structures of the shoulder. The biceps, deltoids and other stabilizers of the shoulder may be stressed, suffer overuse syndrome or impingement.


Further clinical investigation is indicated in case of pain and/or decreased range of motion of the shoulders. Further clinical investigation and treatment by a chiropractor, acupuncturist, orthopaedic doctor or physical therapist is highly recommended. This finding is consistent with the reported shoulder pain.

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LEGS/ FEET

Legs, Anterior: There are scattered vascular-type patterns observed in both legs which are consistent with varicose veins, and may or may not be visible on the surface. Varicose veins are not uncommon and most likely caused by extended walking or sitting over a long period of time. Self-care can include exercise, elevating your legs or wearing compression socks or stockings. Aching and discomfort in the legs may be a signal for circulatory problems and may justify professional evaluation and treatment.

Patterns of scattered.concerns are observed in the legs. This may be consistent with various autoimmune conditions or emotional stress. However, if visual skin mottling is observed, this may be an indication of a circulation issue and should be assessed by a medical professional.


Dorsal Feet and Ankles: There is unexpected asymmetrical... concern...seen on the dorsal feet, left more than right. This may be an indication of a sprain (ligament injury) or related stress in the more hyperthermic side, especially if accompanied by pain and discomfort or swelling. These findings correlate with the reported feet or ankle problems; professional assessment and treatment is advised if this is not being currently addressed...could be an indication of fungal infection. Asymmetric...concern...is noted in the ankles, left more than right. This may be an indication of a sprain (ligament injury) or related stress in the more hyperthermic left side, especially if accompanied by pain and discomfort or swelling. This could also be a sign of fracture, dislocation, tendonitis or other types of injuries that cause joint inflammation. These findings correlate with the reported feet or ankle problems; professional assessment and treatment is advised if this is not being currently addressed. Self-care would include getting plenty of rest and not putting weight on the ankle.

Feet, Plantar: There is unexpected...concern... seen in the plantar feet, left more than right. Plantar fasciitis [ I have advanced bilateral neuropathy with plantar fasciitis- I have a Doctor I see for this ] or possible heel spur, while hyperthermia towards the toes may be an indication of altered gait due to weight transfer to the front of the foot. If there is an asymmetry in the instep, this may be related to a medial ankle injury. This finding is consistent with the reported left foot pain. Note: Asymmetrical patterns in the ankles or feet may be an indication of weight transfer, or altered gait stressing the more hyperthermic areas. This may be related to misalignment in the lumbar spine. [ looks like Joy gets the professional label of misalignment - hmmm ]