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4 hours ago, 2727 said:

I wish Dr. Lee would have removed all the cysts on the man with the stinky pops. If you're going to do him a solid, go all the way.

This^^    That had me screaming at the tv and scaring the cat.  Even if she couldn't do them all at one time, surely she could have him come in for a second round.  Did she think his wife would pop them for him?  I liked this wife and her fascination with popping.  She looked like she was having the time of her life watching Dr Lee pop those cysts out.

As far as I recall, I liked all the patients this time.  The girl with the 'elf ears" is beautiful and seems like fun.   And I am happy that the man with the "ball" on his forehead is now free to roam around in public.  I did feel sorry that his wife is on dialysis.

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I think that Dr. Lee has said that they can only do so many procedures at once, due to the limit on the anesthetic. They can only do so many injections as it can affect your heart.  But, they could have done it with no anesthetic.  lol  I think I would opt for that, if I could get them all done before flying home. Maybe, a little painful, but, worth it in the end.  Also, I wondered if that man might benefit from an antibiotic or special body wash.  What causes those things to take over?

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6 hours ago, SunnyBeBe said:

Dr. Lee seems like such a fun person to work with. Her staff seem to be very low key. 

I mentioned upthread how I like it that she feels of people's bumps with her bare hands, and I've also noticed that she doesn't automatically ask, "What are you here for?"  If someone has a big lump on his face, she reacts when she walks in, just like anybody would.  Only in a very matter-of-fact but kind way.

Or keloid ears girl--she told her she thought her elf ears were cute.

What I couldn't tell was whether she actually could smell the goop in the guy's cysts, and just claimed she couldn't.  If it's the latter, then that, too, is very kind of her.

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2 hours ago, StatisticalOutlier said:

I mentioned upthread how I like it that she feels of people's bumps with her bare hands, and I've also noticed that she doesn't automatically ask, "What are you here for?"  If someone has a big lump on his face, she reacts when she walks in, just like anybody would.  Only in a very matter-of-fact but kind way.

Or keloid ears girl--she told her she thought her elf ears were cute.

What I couldn't tell was whether she actually could smell the goop in the guy's cysts, and just claimed she couldn't.  If it's the latter, then that, too, is very kind of her.

I too like the bare hands when examining the lumps. It's not cold and dehumanizing. 

She does wear gloves and (often if not always) a splash guard mask when performing the procedures. She seems very aware of each patient's feelings, and IIRC has mentioned that during procedures she talks to the patient, especially the nervous or scared ones. I think she called something like "verbal anesthesia." 

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I guess Dr. Lee is trying to make the patient more comfortable.  Plus, I guess she can get a better feel of the bump with her bare hands.  I always feel a little odd when I visit my Endocrinologists.  I am Type I diabetic and they check my feet on a regular basis without using gloves!  Don't you think that's odd.  I mean, my feet are clean, but,.....lol.  They are pretty brave, imo. 

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21 hours ago, StatisticalOutlier said:

I mentioned upthread how I like it that she feels of people's bumps with her bare hands, and I've also noticed that she doesn't automatically ask, "What are you here for?"  If someone has a big lump on his face, she reacts when she walks in, just like anybody would.  Only in a very matter-of-fact but kind way.

Or keloid ears girl--she told her she thought her elf ears were cute.

What I couldn't tell was whether she actually could smell the goop in the guy's cysts, and just claimed she couldn't.  If it's the latter, then that, too, is very kind of her.

It actually creeps me out that she touches people without gloves.

I thought keloid girl's elf ears were cute too.

I seem to remember her saying something about acting like she can't smell anything so that the patient doesn't feel bad.

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On 2/15/2019 at 1:22 PM, SunnyBeBe said:

I think that Dr. Lee has said that they can only do so many procedures at once, due to the limit on the anesthetic. They can only do so many injections as it can affect your heart.  But, they could have done it with no anesthetic.  lol  I think I would opt for that, if I could get them all done before flying home. Maybe, a little painful, but, worth it in the end.  Also, I wondered if that man might benefit from an antibiotic or special body wash.  What causes those things to take over?

But remember the lady from a few episodes ago with all the lipomas in her arms?  If I remember correctly, Dr. Lee took out 40+ lipomas, so you'd think she could have done a few more cysts on that guy.  He seemed happy with what she was able to remove though.

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Oh my gawd ...that poor lady with the hidrocystomas around her eyes!!  Even in the eight week follow up you could see some were coming back.  They mentioned that Dr. Lee is going to do another treatment on her and I hope they do a second follow up.

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I usually watch this recorded, so I can zap through commercials and, lately, Dr. Lee's stilted convos with her office staff and her husband.  Last night I watched live and had to switch channels when those came up.  Who thought it was a good idea for Dr. Lee to tell her staff how "cute" various patients were?  And if they have to do this, why in hell don't they script something for her staff to say back?  I don't care how "cute" patients are; I'm interested in what's causing their various lumps and bumps.  Plus, if I were a patient, I wouldn't want my physician talking with the office staff about how "cute" I was.

I also don't want any more patients whose afflictions are not dermatological.  The guy with the lumps under his scapulae was fascinating, and I wanted to see what those things looked like.  Why put him on the show if we're not going to get any resolution at all of his problem?

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46 minutes ago, Mothra said:

I usually watch this recorded, so I can zap through commercials and, lately, Dr. Lee's stilted convos with her office staff and her husband.

My interest level is quickly waning, I'm afraid. I've seen enough lipomas, cysts, and DPOWs to last me and the more unique cases are getting rarer. I'll rely on you fine folks to alert me about any especially delightful/horrible pops!

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13 hours ago, PityFree said:

Oh my gawd ...that poor lady with the hidrocystomas around her eyes!!  Even in the eight week follow up you could see some were coming back.  They mentioned that Dr. Lee is going to do another treatment on her and I hope they do a second follow up.

Yes, she kind of broke my heart, with her having to take a dishwasher job because she felt so unsightly.

I do think it's great that Dr. Lee does so many obviously pro bono cases- last night's Art(who kind of looked homeless), with the sausage-shaped thing on his forehead, and poor Hilda and her eyes. Although, honestly, Hilda now has a bunch of flesh 'ruffles' around her eyes in addition to the returning cysts.

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27 minutes ago, sempervivum said:

Yes, she kind of broke my heart, with her having to take a dishwasher job because she felt so unsightly.

I do think it's great that Dr. Lee does so many obviously pro bono cases- last night's Art(who kind of looked homeless), with the sausage-shaped thing on his forehead, and poor Hilda and her eyes. Although, honestly, Hilda now has a bunch of flesh 'ruffles' around her eyes in addition to the returning cysts.

I feel really sad for some of the people on the show.  It looks like the lady on next week's show is missing her front tooth.  😞

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I also don't want any more patients whose afflictions are not dermatological.  The guy with the lumps under his scapulae was fascinating, and I wanted to see what those things looked like.  Why put him on the show if we're not going to get any resolution at all of his problem?

That didn't bother me.  I'm glad the man got a diagnosis and Dr. Lee is helping him connect with the appropriate doctors.  I also like that she showed that she can't fix everyone who comes in.

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 It’s obvious that neither her staff nor her husband want to be on the show. Or at the very least they don’t want to have to speak on camera.  I’d love it if they cut those segments.  I could also do with a lot less introduction to the patients aside from a short explanation of how their problems started and a bit of how it affects them every day. They need to show way more actual treatment and then more follow-ups. I’d really like to see the second visit she has with the patients. I want to see them six months out not just six weeks out.  You can’t really tell how a scar is healing six weeks out. 

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14 hours ago, PityFree said:

Oh my gawd ...that poor lady with the hidrocystomas around her eyes!!  Even in the eight week follow up you could see some were coming back.  They mentioned that Dr. Lee is going to do another treatment on her and I hope they do a second follow up.

I felt really bad for her. It looks like it might be something she needs on going treatment for. 

4 hours ago, Mothra said:

I usually watch this recorded, so I can zap through commercials and, lately, Dr. Lee's stilted convos with her office staff and her husband.  Last night I watched live and had to switch channels when those came up.  Who thought it was a good idea for Dr. Lee to tell her staff how "cute" various patients were?  And if they have to do this, why in hell don't they script something for her staff to say back?  I don't care how "cute" patients are; I'm interested in what's causing their various lumps and bumps.  Plus, if I were a patient, I wouldn't want my physician talking with the office staff about how "cute" I was.

I also don't want any more patients whose afflictions are not dermatological.  The guy with the lumps under his scapulae was fascinating, and I wanted to see what those things looked like.  Why put him on the show if we're not going to get any resolution at all of his problem?

I am sure the patients must sign something in order to be on TV and get the free care. 

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I was happy that Dr Lee removed the huge lump on the kindergarten' teacher's back. That lump was huge.

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I think that I'm pretty satisfied with the way things are going so far.  Her comments don't bother me, nor the difficult cases that she has to refer out.  I'm having some outpatient surgery (correction from previous surgery) on my eyelids soon, so, this sort  of thing helps me feel better.  I'm not having anything removed, just correcting the resection of a levator tendon.  Watching this helps.  Last time, I had light sedation, which was a joke. I think someone stole by drugs that day, cause, I was fully awake. lol But, this time, it's just a Xanax and local.  

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3 hours ago, SunnyBeBe said:

But, this time, it's just a Xanax and local.

You’ll be fine with that @SunnyBeBe. I had an upper and lower eyelid lift 20 years ago (I’m really old now, lol) like that by an oculoplastic surgeon and I did fine. The worse part was wearing the blindfold for several hours after 😎

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32 minutes ago, AntAnn said:

You’ll be fine with that @SunnyBeBe. I had an upper and lower eyelid lift 20 years ago (I’m really old now, lol) like that by an oculoplastic surgeon and I did fine. The worse part was wearing the blindfold for several hours after 😎

I appreciate you saying that. I'm actually more concerned that they get the thing right this time. Right now, they are too high and my eyes don't close completely....though, they appear to, but, don't.  So, they have to be lowered.  I'm beyond livid. I've read 20% of patients need rescission. Ugghh....

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Poor Hilda. Her bumps came back really fast. Hope there is something that can be done to prevent that.

i wonder if we will see a follow up on the Florida guy with the bumps under his shoulder blades. Interesting case.

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14 hours ago, rhys said:

Poor Hilda. Her bumps came back really fast. Hope there is something that can be done to prevent that.

i wonder if we will see a follow up on the Florida guy with the bumps under his shoulder blades. Interesting case.

I would like to think that Hilda (who seems to live in the LA area) will get continued treatment;  I would think they could at least be kept under control so that there are fewer new ones and that they are not allowed to get big.   Seems like a continual battle.

21 hours ago, readheaded said:

do think it's great that Dr. Lee does so many obviously pro bono cases- last night's Art(who kind of looked homeless), with the sausage-shaped thing on his forehead, and poor Hilda and her eyes.

They showed Art outside a house.   He just seems like someone who is working class who has spent a lot of time in the sun.  I didn't see a follow-up for him.  Did I miss it?  I went back and re-played the whole show looking for it. 

I was fascinated by the woman with the lump on her back.  Glad she got that removed.

I would like some kind of follow-up on the man with the shoulder lumps.

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15 hours ago, rhys said:

Poor Hilda. Her bumps came back really fast. Hope there is something that can be done to prevent that.

1 hour ago, Twopper said:

I would like to think that Hilda (who seems to live in the LA area) will get continued treatment;  I would think they could at least be kept under control so that there are fewer new ones and that they are not allowed to get big.   Seems like a continual battle.

I got the idea from Dr. Lee's comments while she was examining and treating Hilda, that she expects repeat sessions since those growths can come back. But IIRC she hoped that she could eventually lessen the problem. Dr. Lee worked to remove the sac (is that the right word?) for at least some* of the cysts, and not just drain the cysts. I think Hilda's prior treatment had just consisted of the doctor draining the cysts. 

*They obviously didn't show every bit of Hilda's treatment, so I don't know if Dr. Lee went after the sac on every cyst or just on some of them.

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