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    Staying the Course -- October 21, 2020

    Hope you all stay safe and healthy. I remember when I was much younger and I’d say that I liked *challenges*, some wiser/older people used to tell me that I’ll have challenges when I get older! Yup! A new challenge every now and then! My calendar has doctors’/tests’ appointments instead of...
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    a small surgical procedure (and ACT management)

    This is what I did ... twice When I had a tooth extraction and at the time of the implant!
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    Remote INR taking over Coaguchek

    What kind of insurance do you have?! Normally a card with contact info is sent together with the machine. How about the insurance form. It should mention name of the billing company. I personally found it cheaper and less hectic to buy my own machine and strips. My insurance didn’t accept Roche...
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    VitD and bio AVR

    This is an interesting post. it will easier to follow one thread instead of two, since this is, as rich01 said, is a duplicate. :)
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    Vitamin D

    Before my surgery I never was told that I needed Vit. D. My surgeon said that my AV and MV were severely calcified. After my surgery, it was recommended. Now my other two valves are calcified including the Aortic root!!! Not sure, in my case, if it’s the nature of my body, Vit. D, Calcium...
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    Vitamin D

    Interesting!
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    Staying the Course -- October 15, 2010

    Happy *super* anniversaries to both of you, Superbob and Superman! May you have many more years to celebrate with good health. We too voted by mail. Went to our library and dropped our ballots! maybe one day we should be able to Smartly vote by smart phones/computers! :)
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    a small surgical procedure (and ACT management)

    Good luck and keep us posted!
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    Lab vs Home Test

    My Coagucheck Xs broke after 12 years. Before breaking, it gave me results that differed a lot from the lab, then it gave me “error” messages when I inserted a strip. I changed the strip, error message again. Bought new strips with a new chip code, I still had a few error messages Hubby changed...
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    30 yesrs

    Congratulation! May you have many more healthy years to celebrate :)
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    Seeking advice re changes in my heart and energy

    You’re welcome. Best wishes to stay healthy. :)
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    Seeking advice re changes in my heart and energy

    I really miss my Fitbit! It saved my life twice! Unfortunately, hubby insisted on replacing my Fitbit with iwatch as it warns me when HR goes below or over limits I choose, and the EKG Application is really helpful! keep on gardening...impressive work. Stay healthy :)
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    Lab vs Home Test

    I was told by Roche that every time we insert a test strip, the machine calibrates automatically!
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    Seeking advice re changes in my heart and energy

    FredW, thank you for responding. I totally agree about medication’s effect on my energy, and this is why my doctor slowly lowered my dosage from 200 to 100 to 50 mg. My Electrophysiologist warned me that my A-fib could happen again and again, or may not! So, honestly, I’m scared to push him to...
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    Seeking advice re changes in my heart and energy

    Thank you for sharing your experience! Very interesting. I always thought of going to a nutritionist, but when my doctor tested me for allergies and I had non, I didn’t. Maybe I’ll re-start keeping a log about what eat and how I’d feel! And force myself to walk more often. stay healthy.:)
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    Seeking advice re changes in my heart and energy

    Thank you, pellicle. I read all the Article and I hope progression will be slow (Until l finish my mission :) )! Yes and exactly! when I go off *my limits* is when I need to rest more! I have been trying hard to increase my activity a bit every week. I hope to continue so. After my AFib, I...
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    Seeking advice re changes in my heart and energy

    Peter, Thank you. Electrophysiologist recommended cardio version since the 200 mg of Beta-blocker Metoprolol and the 200 mg anti-arrhythmic Amiodarone, he put me on for over a month, didn’t lower my heart rate enough! He thought the sooner my heart rate dropped, the better it was to spare it...
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    Seeking advice re changes in my heart and energy

    thank you, pellicle. I read in one of your posts‘ inserts “Aortic Aneurysm | ANZSVS“ that: “In healthy people the aorta .... is usually about ... 20-25mm in diameter although this can vary with age and whether you are a man or a woman.” Mine grew 2mm...it was 40 in March 2019. I am 69. I’m...
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    Seeking advice re changes in my heart and energy

    My energy level has been dropping these last two years more than before. I related this to the “unspecific A-Flutter“ in March 2019, the fall over 18-steep wooden steps end December 2019, A-Fib In March 2020 which required cardio version, some tension, etc.! I’m able to run some errands, do...
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    Staying the Course -- October 7, 2020

    Stay well and healthy, Superbob. Glad your cardio report is ok. Hope others will go well and you stay healthy. As for Halloween, We too will have our lights are off this year...we dont “need the extra exertion”!
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