How heart disease has changed my life

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Today marks the 8th month anniversary

Gerraldine
  • By Gerraldine · New reply July 30, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Cabg X.2 using both internal mammary (thoracic) arteries. I'm having a good summer doing most of the gardening once again, all of the housework and shopping, cooking cleaning etc. so things are pretty ...

cardiac rehab evaluation

rhenry
  • By rhenry · New reply July 9, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • I am so thankful,I have been approved for cardiac rehab phase 2.I have to go for an evaluation.They said it will take 2 hours.Can anyone tell me what happens then?I had a mechanical aortic valve put in ...

Working while living with heart disease

TooYoung
  • By TooYoung · New reply July 8, 2013
  • 19 replies
  • How many of you still work after having several different episodes with your heart disease? If you are working, what type of work are you doing that tolerates sporadic, sudden ER visits, and occasional ...

Saying Goodbye

MD-Wilkie
  • By MD-Wilkie · New reply June 21, 2013
  • 52 replies
  • The memory of laying on a stretcher, on the way to the OR, conscious that I was in the throws of an honest to goodness heart attack, without a good explanation as to why, still linger strongly in my mind ...

Frustrated with doctors who say they know about this but seem like a quack

Kinsale
  • By Kinsale · New reply June 20, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • I was admitted, reluctantly by a cardiologist in my cardiologist office. Didn't care for him or his attitude. He pretty much told me that according to my EKG and bloodwork that there was nothing wrong ...

Was it Cliff Richard that made me swoon ?

Fruitgum55
  • By Fruitgum55 · New reply June 11, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • Was it the effect of the 72 year old bouncing on the stage singing all the rock and roll classics of our youth that took my leg from under me? No it was this old fool taking the second dose of GTN for ...

How did weight loss affected your healing from heart disease

Newbianpauls
  • By Newbianpauls · New reply June 11, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • I am about sixty pounds overweight recently stent placement 6 days. I am wondering if weight loss will protect me against not having to require another stent. I am new with this and as u see very nervous ...

Loss of faith

liv-e
  • By liv-e · New reply June 5, 2013
  • 35 replies
  • Has anyone else experienced any kind of loss of faith since their heart attack? I just got through responding to another discussion here called "Finding a New Normal." I think it was initiated by MD-Wilkie ...

Low blood pressure after mitral valve repair

MarciC
  • By MarciC · New reply June 3, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Hi all. I had OHS on April 2 of this year to repair my mitral valve. I have been doing pretty good, but am just a bit concerned about my blood pressure. Prior to surgery it was always pretty average ...

chest pain after bypass surgery

mpw12368
  • By mpw12368 · New reply May 27, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • I HAD 3x bypass NOW 13 MONTHS AND I AM HAVING MILD TO SEVERE PAIN AROUND THE AREA WHERE THE INCISION WAS MADE . IT FEELS VERY TENDER AT TIMES ESPECIALLY WHEN I EXERT MYSELF OR EVEN DRIVE FOR AWHILE. I ...

Finding a "New Normal" and a "Heart Transformation"

MD-Wilkie
  • By MD-Wilkie · New reply May 10, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Hi Ladies (and a few Gents :) May is Mental Health Month, so to honor it, I thought I'd throw out a related topic for discussion. Many of us have talked about the importance of finding a "new normal ...

Need some advice.

Novalee
  • By Novalee · New reply April 21, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • I'm 25, and I've been dealing with a rare heart disease for 6 years. It came on suddenly when I was 17 and almost cause me to drop out of high school. I managed to graduate and do a little college but ...

broken tooth

luvmyheart
  • By luvmyheart · New reply April 12, 2013
  • 17 replies
  • I broke my tooth and now it hurts something awful! My husbands been laid off two months, my dental insurance is ok except for big things like this. Plus i have von willebrand so i have to go into roslyn ...

5 week anniversary from OHS and having a bad day

Neesha8
  • By Neesha8 · New reply April 7, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • About 5 weeks ago I had OHS to remove a huge myxoma and fix 3 blockages , did not even know I had heart issues let alone a huge tumor in my heart. I had been dealing with other issues for alot of years ...

Happy Easter

julieinoz
  • By julieinoz · New reply April 2, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Just home from Church and getting ready to go spend the afternoon with our granddaughter, Abby! I wanted to wish all my heart sisters a very Happy Easter. Enjoy the day, enjoy your life and remember what ...

scar/stitches

corka
  • By corka · New reply March 27, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • Hi I'm 3 weeks post OHS, and wanted to ask about my scar. It has healed well and is completely closed, bit have had two scabs 1 at the top of my scar and the other at the bottom last week the bottom scab ...

After ohs, now worried for others

bumblebrie
  • By bumblebrie · New reply March 27, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Hi all, I'm new to this site, but I've been finding it SO helpful to see that other women have gone through these things. Out of everything I wanted before my ohs, it was to talk to someone who had been ...

post op OHS

corka
  • By corka · New reply March 25, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • Hi my name is Coral, I am 28 years old and am 5 days post op open heart surgery for asd closure and repair. It's 3am right now in Adelaide de, South Australia, and I'm struggling to sleep. I have bad ...

simvastitin

nitejanitor
  • By nitejanitor · New reply March 21, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • I'm wondering why after 4 yrs my levels are high yet again, I wonder if this drug is even working. I work nites so I take it between 3-6 am before going to bed for the day, I wonder if because its during ...

Life change

LD
  • By LD · New reply March 20, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • May 31, 2012............. Was a day I will remember for the rest of my life. Because it changed my life comepletely. I was very active as a grandmother of 10, I did a in home childcare for my grandchildren ...

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