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Hard Time Sleeping


Hard time sleeping

  • By Box777 · New reply 1:06 pm
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • Hard time sleeping ...

Weight loss

  • By davman · Posted 9:44 am
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Today I got to a new low in my current weight-loss journey. I actually started to try to lose weight at the beginning of January, about a month before I started having symptoms that led to my getting ...

Curious About The benifits Of Coconut Oil

  • By Duvie · New reply 8:14 am
  • Journal · 309 replies
  • This past week I've been hearing about coconut nut oil having a lot of great benefits on the body. Can anyone say for sure that coconut oil actually is working for some patients? Thanks for any responses ...

two months after heartattack

  • By techant30 · New reply 7:38 am
  • Discussion in Heart Disease and Stroke · 3 replies
  • Its been two months now since the heart attack. . Echocardiograms, angiogram ecg all came clean.. Been taken off plavix, beta blockers. BP meds Doctor prescription is ecosprin 150mg and crestor 10mg Within ...


  • By kdg1213 · New reply 2:43 am
  • Journal · 16 replies
  • Today was the firs time I really tested my heart since all these surgeries began, and I feel GREAT! I am so proud or myself ...

Music Break, Gotta Have Heart

  • By lisapavlov · New reply yesterday at 1:41 pm
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • Starting with 50 songs about Heart. Hoping to make the list more broadly about songs that reflect the journey. Bit will take some reflection. Happy to add your favorite picks :) On Spotify. ...

Living a Faith Based Life

  • By cajngrl · New reply yesterday at 7:54 am
  • Journal · 23 replies
  • If not for my faith...I don't know where I would be right now. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living ...

Decided to post my entire story (mostly)

  • By kdg1213 · New reply yesterday at 7:12 am
  • Journal · 26 replies
  • I am a 23 year old girl who was overweight for most of her life. I lost a bunch of weight in an unhealthy way back in 2009. Then I decided to get healthy. In January of 2011 I started to develop a problem ...

1 Month in from open heart surgery

  • By Sandy7737 · New reply April 18, 2014
  • Discussion in Heart Surgery · 3 replies
  • I had open heart surgery on 3/18/14 to correct constant A-Fib which did not respond to medication. The procedure is called Cox Maze and involved full open heart with heart/lung bypass. During the day ...

Updating, since my April hospitalization.

  • By lisapavlov · New reply April 18, 2014
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • So, I apologize for not being on Inspire much since my hospitalization. When last I left you I had been hospitalized for chest pain and 12 days if diarrhea (no fun!!). It postponed my medical follow-up ...

Coarctation of the aorta support

  • By Jillianapril88 · New reply April 18, 2014
  • Discussion in Congenital Heart Defects · 1 reply
  • I'm 25 newly married and have never had my coarctation fixed. Looking online it seems as if anyone with a coarctation has to get either a stint or surgery to fix the problem. My coarctation was not "discovered ...

In the ER and being admitted...

  • By lisapavlov · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Journal · 21 replies
  • Waiting on a bed. Had to go yesterday for both chest pain and the ongoing diarrhea (on 13th day). They are concerned about the stents... :(( I also majorly dropped my blood pressure going from lying down ...

My Cardiac Rehab Orientation

  • By lisapavlov · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • Cause ppl like to share their experiences: Woke up at 7:30 for a registration time at 7:45 am (kids supposed to wake me at 6am before they went to school). Tore open gym bag for suitable gym clothes ...

Started cardiac rehab

  • By davman · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • Well, today I started cardiac rehab, but it was mainly the orientation and took quite a while to fill in all the paperwork, etc. I got scheduled for a 5:30pm slot, so that should work well - I usually ...


  • By SUSAN65 · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with Angina · 6 replies
  • Hi my name is Susan and I am new to the group. I really don't have a whole bunch of people to talk to that really understand what is going on inside my body right now and I'm a bit confused myself. I ...

It made for a long day...

  • By short_circutz · New reply April 16, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • Yesterday was a long day. I'm a bit sore today, but not as bad as I thought I'd be. Yesterday's Accompishments include: First day back at work. Second session at cardiac rehab. Did 20 continuous minutes ...

Complete Mental Exhaustion

  • By cpa3485 · New reply April 16, 2014
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • First, I know how lucky I was to survive 2 SCA's. Secondly, I seem to have recovered very well. Physically, my heart is strong. No cardiac events for 3 years now. I also have had no real adverse mental ...

Boost VHC Drink - 530 Calories

  • By Duvie · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 67 replies
  • Thanks to a lovely lady battling ALS, I have found out about this new Boost high- calorie drink to pass on to those struggling to maintain or to gain weight. Check it out online. Take special notice to ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

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