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    Inconsistent BP. Med changes?

    It is good that you are checking with the doctor for what he/ she wants for the BP reading. I have been a type 2 diabetic since 2002 and it has not been easy, still is not. I have a bad sin, sodium(salt), which is my main weakness. But soon be taking my new rescue, Zoey, to the park and be...
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    A New Helper

    I feel for you not having a little fur friend. Maybe someday, when you retire from working and find a little home to buy and retire in, you could get you a sweet fur ball. So sad you are alone. Someday you will be able to have one. I will share mine, if you don't mind. She just went a car trip...
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    A New Helper

    We went on a road trip for the first time and Zoey did great. I carried Dixie's paw prints in my purse with me and it was marvelous. Even at the motel, Zoey did sleep with for a time, then slept with my sister friend. It was fun. She was marvelous.
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    Coagulation Reading

    On the dosing, we are doing the same as it has been from the first change, just with the reading and time and OTC nasal drops used, we are confident for a good reading again this week. The lab people know what they are doing, professional and working with the doctors. Please do not bash these...
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    Inconsistent BP. Med changes?

    I would never go by a doctor doing a BP, cause they do not always know how to do it correctly. I had a quack cardio tell me, as I was sitting on the table, he takes my BP and practically tell me it was 500, over what, who knows. I felt my BP rising cause I was thinking, shouldn't I be dead with...
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    Inconsistent BP. Med changes?

    Did you figure it out what was causing the BP rise? Diet is not always the case. I have anxiety when I go to any doctor and if I am too nervous, is shows on the BP, or if I am in any pain, BP goes up. Or too much sodium. Hope you have it figured out. It is not you causing his BP to rise, it can...
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    5 and half years On my on-x valve

    Could be anxiety? Have that checked out. Does not mean you are crazy or anything. it happened with cardiac patients. Not that you are trying to get attention, just that there might by some mental issued tied to your heart issues that you have dealt with the past several years. It happens...
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    Life after Mechanical Valve --- 31 years old

    I had my St. Judes' leaflet put in, in 2001 at age 36, been still leading an active life. You can still keep up with your regular activities even with the warfarin. It is better to be consistent in your diet, activity and living period. It is easy to life with warfarin, just stay consistent and...
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    Doc reversed the diagnosis

    Happy that you are going with a surgeon you feel confident with and going with the gut feeling. It is always best to do things as soon as possible, but also with information. Good luck and keep us posted of when the surgery will be.
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    Concerned parent of 16y.o

    If he is saying two months, it is better to do it then, then wait for another six months. You do not want anything to happen if she was doing her sport activity and collapses due to something with her heart condition. waiting too long is not an option. Please think about it, better she do it as...
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    New members

    It was back in 2001. We put out our health stories and it allowed new members to see our personal history with heart related issues.
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    Coagulation Reading

    Update, last reading was last week and we got to 3.5. WOW. Wonderful. Now to go back in two weeks and hope it is still in range.
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    4 Days post op Bloody Hell / mire updates to come when l am up to it !!!

    There are many doctors, not just Cardio, where the office staff are worse than the doctor they are working for. You have to fight them tooth and nail to follow the doctor's instructions of care and they go on about office procedures. And then the doctors' who love to dispense meds like no...
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    One day at a time

    Ouch, that must have hurt something fierce. I had a bite once, did not know if it was a bug or spider bite. Had a band aide over the wound and when we took off the band aide at the doctor's office, we both went oooh!. Cause the adhesive took a little bit of skin. It was painful after that. Had...
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    Thanks @Warrick Been trying to get caught up here. Easy to get busy with a new dog in the house. LOL!