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Inspire's New Search Engine

ErikInspire's journal

ErikInspire

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200198

I’m very happy to share with you Inspire’s new search engine. We believe the recent improvements that we have made will make it much easier for you to find what you are looking for. The search box at the top of the page (the magnifying glass if you are on mobile) will allow you to search across All Communities by default, or narrow it down to a single community that you belong to ... Read More

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How do you make medical decisions?

Brian's journal

Brian

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200198

Dear members, As patients and caregivers, we have more sources of medical information available to us than ever before to help us make the best decisions possible for our health. Advice from our doctors is sometimes not the same as the information we learn from the experiences of our peers, and there are often other sources of information available as well. Some of our decisions feel ... Read More

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PAD questions from an open heart surgery survivor

In: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

Margeob

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200198

Hi I am glad I found you guys. I am also a member of the open heart surgery group. I had a double bi pass in December. I have know for a while that I have PAD. Sadly every time I brought it up to doctors they dismissed talking anything about it. Now my leg s and arms are showing the disease badly. I have banged my legs twice in the past two years and the wounds took six months to heal ... Read More

Vascular Disease

Hello, everyone!

Radha_Inspire's journal

Radha_Inspire

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200198

Hello everyone! My name is Radha and I am the digital editor at Inspire. We’d like to share some news about an editorial initiative that we hope will be of use to you. Your community is a space where you can express your thoughts, seek support, and share information with fellow members, and will, of course, continue to be. My goal is to take cues from your discussions, your questions ... Read More

Vascular Disease

What’s the story of your rare disease diagnosis?

Brian's journal

Brian

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Dear members, Today, more than 200,000 Inspire members have a rare condition. You have made Inspire a place to share your experiences with others who understand what you’re going through and help others at the same time. Many of you have described how long it took for you to receive an accurate diagnosis for your rare condition, while some of you found your diagnosis quickly. If you’d ... Read More

Vascular Disease

Superior Mesenteric double bypass: having soreness in rib cage

In: Vasculitis

RebekahS1

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200198

Hello I had a celiac/sma double bypass surgery 3 months ago. I have an incision that runs from my breast area to my pelvis. The surgery was for some type of vasculitis that I have. The surgery was seven hours long and I was in the hospital for 11 days. I had some complications with my liver and pancreas, but everything seems o.k. now with that. I was just wondering if anyone experiences ... Read More

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What’s in a number? The million member milestone

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Brian

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200198

Dear members, Last night, Inspire hit a milestone -- one million members. One thing that is clearer than ever is that the value of this community is created by you, every minute of every day. I often think that our job is to provide you a safe, supportive space, and then get out of your way. The words you write and the friendships you forge are things we could never create on our own ... Read More

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DVT Came Out of the Blue..why ?

In: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

laurali

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200198

Hi! I was a member of Womenheart in 2006 following an "out of the blue" complete heart block. The site helped me soooo much. Eleven years later, I'm back with "out of the blue" a deep vein thrombosis throughout my right calf. My HMO recently assigned me a brand new doctor who has been no help at all. My clot was identified via ultrasound after experiencing SEVERE pain in my leg for ... Read More

Vascular Disease

Support

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PattiB5

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200198

Hi I'm new here so forgive me if I'm out of step with my post. I'm a vascular disease member. I've had an aorta bifemoral bypass 6 years ago this coming December. I'm 47 and beginning to worry how long this graft will keep me going. I've had one repair on it 2 years ago and am looking at a possible addition due to occlusions in legs below knees. I've found myself quietly asking why ... Read More

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