Reminders of why I keep plugging along

  • By csg1031 · Posted April 21, 2014
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  • After being started on imdur for possible Prinzmetals, I have not had serious chest pains, and if I do they are fleeting and bearable. Yesterday, however, I went the entire day with excruciating chest ...

Hello, my name is..

  • By chantelr · Posted April 16, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Chantel Reynolds and I was finally diagnosed with Unconnective Tissue Disorder. :) Not that I am happy that I have something that is very vague when it comes to a diagnosis BUT I am happy I can finally ...

1 Year Anniversary

  • By HERVIN · Posted April 16, 2014
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  • Well exactly one year ago at this time/5:30pm I was being wheeled in for cardiac bypass surgery. It was this morning when I opened my eyes and gave thanks that I realized it was different ...

My Cardiac Rehab Orientation

  • By lisapavlov · Posted April 16, 2014
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  • 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 ...

Nervous and upset

  • By heartgal22 · Posted April 16, 2014
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  • I've been having aberrant cardiac symptoms on and off for about 2 years but was either in denial or due to pre existing issues didn't make the connection. I clench my jaw when stressed causing an aching ...

Today is the day...*nervous wreck!*

  • By chantelr · Posted April 16, 2014
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  • Today is the day! In just under 2 hours Bob and I will venture down to Duluth and I will have my appts today for 1) Bone Density. Praying to God that pred hasn't eaten away at my bones to badly and 2 ...

crossing fingers

  • By patcook · Posted April 16, 2014
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  • dear all , just a quick updated concerning Siti s health at this point after just one year with her heart failure and EF around 20% . since the past 2 month we seems to have an slight improvement , strangely ...

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

  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
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  • 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 ...

PFO Shock

  • By marquittabell · Posted April 15, 2014
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  • I thought I found a simple solution to my heart murmur. 33 years old nad have a TIA is scary, but no. They can be just as dangerous and cause many complications if not more than the initial PFO. Open ...

Music Break, Gotta Have Heart

  • By lisapavlov · Posted April 15, 2014
  • 5 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. ...

a new journey

  • By Jackyrodz · Posted April 15, 2014
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  • Today was my first day @ work and it was great!!! It's been only seven weeks since my surgery (2/26/14) and my body is still adjusting to the changes, but my mind was ready to move on. This time my wellbeing ...


  • By chantelr · Posted April 14, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • The book came in the mail the other day, "You Don't Look Sick" And I must say, I LOVED IT! I read it one day. Go figure. It's not hard to do. It's an easy read and I LOVED what the author Joy Selak was ...

Updating, since my April hospitalization.

  • By lisapavlov · Posted April 14, 2014
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  • 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 ...


  • By jennypoo · Posted April 14, 2014
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  • So, it's now been seven months since my heart attack. I had to go back to work two months after. I am overwhelmingly tired. I don't know if it ever gets better! Can anyone relate? I am now 37 years old ...

Welcome back Monday! I MISSED YOU!

  • By chantelr · Posted April 14, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I think the Sunday Gods were smiling down on me last night when they had the Sandman come and drift me off to sleep at a very early 8 p.m. "You need all the rest you can my dear! Because Monday morning ...


  • By kdg1213 · Posted April 12, 2014
  • 18 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 ...


  • By myskye · Posted April 12, 2014
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  • I had my appointment with my doctor and she said yes, I do have what appears to be a small blockage. She has put me on Metoprolol (sp) and will put in a call with a cardo doctor to see if I need a catheterization ...

PVC's went crazy, sleepless nights and feeling very depressed...

  • By malena35 · Posted April 12, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • This is my first journal entry and I'm writing this in the attempt to get some piece of mind. I've been dealing with PVC's for almost three years now, been on all kinds of medications, BB's and antiarrythmics ...

Decided to post my entire story (mostly)

  • By kdg1213 · Posted April 12, 2014
  • 27 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 ...

My grandma did it again!!

  • By chantelr · Posted April 11, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • OKAY! So where did I leave off? OH yes... Awaiting on the van to get back basically. Well, the van returned and I told my grandma that I am going to head into town and get my grocery shopping done. (THANK ...

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