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by 4EverHopeful
Yesterday, 1:42 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT/ KETO and such ?
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: OT/ KETO and such ?

P.S She has lost the weight WITHOUT any increase in exercise! :runn:
by 4EverHopeful
Yesterday, 1:40 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT/ KETO and such ?
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: OT/ KETO and such ?

Hi Kristin, My daughter has been on the Keto diet for 6 months and has lost 45lbs. It works really well for her because she has PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age) which can pack on the pounds. Because of the PCOS her cells convert any sugar...
by 4EverHopeful
July 12th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Welcome Folkfanrich (Rich)
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Welcome Folkfanrich (Rich)

Hi Rich! Welcome from North Carolina wavhi Wow nothing like rushing into the world of ICDs! This group is a great place to mingle and have questions answered. Take the time to rest and get better. Once you start feeling better, don't overdo it until you know your limits. Lived in beautiful Wisconsin...
by 4EverHopeful
July 1st, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: O/T Question too
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: O/T Question too

Hi All- My device is two weeks old since yesterday. Was implanted on June 15-2018. The glue stuff came off. The problem I am having is itchiness really bad and I think I could be having a reaction to the new device. I was there last on weds to the clinic and they said not infection and did somethin...
by 4EverHopeful
July 1st, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Kidney operation and icd
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Pain helping drugs after surgery

As far as medication, - I mean drugs to control the pain is concerned, as far as you know, does a heart condition actually limit what they can give you ? My daughter unfortunately had a miscarriage some years ago. She was in terrible pain and they gave her morphine. She said the pain immediately st...
by 4EverHopeful
May 16th, 2018, 9:12 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Implant ICD ?
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Implant ICD ?

They may have caught your cardiomyopathy in it's beginning stages therefore no symptoms yet? If so, that's even a better reason to have the implant. Better chances of improvement i.e. strengthening the heart. My dad is a good example of early intervention. After having a pace maker since his 70s, at...
by 4EverHopeful
May 16th, 2018, 8:44 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Shocked, now have PTSD
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: Shocked, now have PTSD

Hi Lisa, welcome to the "family"! wavhi My husband suffers from PTSD due to a work accident 10 years ago, so I thought I would comment on the PTSD part. The anxiety and panic feelings are very much real and unpredictable. So are the nightmares and random bad dreams. He didn't seek help right away af...
by 4EverHopeful
April 12th, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: cologuard
Replies: 17
Views: 810

Re: cologuard

When Colorguard first came out, my insurance company called me as asked if I wanted to have one sent for free. So I said, "what the heck, might as well" even though I'm not scheduled for another colonoscopy until 2026. Funny thing is, my husband and both have same insurance plan and they didn't offe...
by 4EverHopeful
April 2nd, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: It’s time
Replies: 21
Views: 1223

Re: It’s time

Margaret so glad all went well. Good to hear you will be off the Amiodarone soon. I'm praying for a speedy recovery!!
:hugg:
by 4EverHopeful
March 23rd, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: New Heart Pump Cuts Stroke, Blood Clot Risk
Replies: 6
Views: 407

New Heart Pump Cuts Stroke, Blood Clot Risk

Jack Zappa's 23rd anniversary post reminded me of this article regarding medical devices advancements: "The researchers explained that it "runs like a bullet train," using magnetism, not mechanical bearings, to pump blood. "It is designed to reduce shear stress, which is thought to cause blood clots...
by 4EverHopeful
March 23rd, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: 23 Year Anniversary... but who is counting?
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: 23 Year Anniversary... but who is counting?

Wow 23 years, that's amazing! I just want to say thank you for being a guinea pig (so to speak) of going before us regarding past trial, errors, and improvements of all of our new devices we have today! So glad you are still here to celebrate!!
:congratulations:
by 4EverHopeful
March 23rd, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Device replacement
Replies: 26
Views: 1556

Re: Device replacement

Glad to hear all went well Melissa! dancehearts Funny thing is I dread the IV "implant" more than the actual surgery. Those things hurt!! Had my unit replaced last September. Kept same monitor, but they did upgrade it to cell signal from landline. Am going to keep the old outdated landline partly be...
by 4EverHopeful
March 6th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Latest interrogation
Replies: 15
Views: 912

Re: Latest interrogation

Chrissy I'm so happy for you!! Wonderful, great news indeed!!!!!!
Soon you'll be running up those stairs! :runn:

You've given all of us hope, I thank the Lord for you:)
by 4EverHopeful
February 26th, 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Prayers answered
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Prayers answered

Oh Leah that is awesome!! So happy all went well with your Grandma. Grandmas are special people:) Yes, praise God for He is sooooooooo good!!!
by 4EverHopeful
February 26th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Viscious Cycle
Replies: 28
Views: 1370

Re: Viscious Cycle

ROBO my sister-in-law and husband both were dealing with leg cramps. My sister-in-law starting drinking tonic water because it has quinine which supposedly can help with Charlie horses. She swears by it and even though it's bitter, she has adjusted to the taste and adds lemon or lime (no alcohol now...