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tom in MO

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Per your articles on anemia, anemia's a common problem in the elderly severely at risk patients that used to be the only ones to get TAVRs. You are not that type of patient. Make sure you are eating right. That's just a good practice for any recovery.

Per aches and pains, make sure you are distracted by life and not too focused on your recovery. Get up and about. Movement helps in a lot of ways. At week two, you should be able to start cardiac rehab soon. That may help. The nurses are a good source of information as well.

When it comes to doctors, if you like chiropractors, then I'd suggest you go to an osteopathic doctor. Chiropractors cannot give a full spectrum of care, but osteopaths can. I had to get a new doctor and he wound up being an osteopath. I asked him what osteopathy can do for me. He indicated that although he can do adjustments, it's not part of his routine practice. He said that osteopathy attracts a different type of person with a different perspective towards medicine that can be helpful to many patients.
 

rich01

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Per your articles on anemia, anemia's a common problem in the elderly severely at risk patients that used to be the only ones to get TAVRs. You are not that type of patient. Make sure you are eating right. That's just a good practice for any recovery.
My doc has been monitoring my red blood cells, etc for the last year because they were low. That's what got me to key on anemia. It also appeared to me that the article suggests that TAVR may induce anemia. I also have methylation problems which result in low B12 and folate, which can cause a type of anemia.

Per aches and pains, make sure you are distracted by life and not too focused on your recovery. Get up and about. Movement helps in a lot of ways.
I think it was the other way around. The 1st week I could walk for miles without getting tired. The 2nd week I was tired all the time, so I pushed myself on a couple of days. On both days, I fell into bed in late afternoon and slept for several hours. Almost felt like I just passed out. Still tired the next morning.

When it comes to doctors, if you like chiropractors, then I'd suggest you go to an osteopathic doctor. Chiropractors cannot give a full spectrum of care, but osteopaths can. I had to get a new doctor and he wound up being an osteopath. I asked him what osteopathy can do for me. He indicated that although he can do adjustments, it's not part of his routine practice. He said that osteopathy attracts a different type of person with a different perspective towards medicine that can be helpful to many patients.
My doctor is a DO, but she doesn't want to have any part of cardiac rehab. I guess I can understand, but she really left me hanging. I need to find a local internal med doctor who can at least approve lab tests and write prescriptions for me.
 

rich01

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Update: Problem with pain in groin, fatigue, and heartburn are resolved. Evidently there was some leaking of the femoral artery and the blood put pressure on the femoral nerve. Once the leaking stopped and the blood was absorbed, no more pressure on nerve and now I feel fine.
 
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