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    so I haven't been to Dr for a physical in 10 plus years & husband suggested I get a Dr so I finally did (in Oct)
    my pulse was 135 last Dr visit so I was sent for echocardiogram

    turns out something is wrong with my heart
    cardiologist is all booked up so waiting 2 months for appt
    I sorta regret getting Dr cause she's sending me for bloodwork (which I hate as my veins are hard to find)
    & now I'll probably need meds for heart

  • Originally posted by amy40 View Post
    so I haven't been to Dr for a physical in 10 plus years & husband suggested I get a Dr so I finally did (in Oct)
    my pulse was 135 last Dr visit so I was sent for echocardiogram

    turns out something is wrong with my heart
    cardiologist is all booked up so waiting 2 months for appt
    I sorta regret getting Dr cause she's sending me for bloodwork (which I hate as my veins are hard to find)
    & now I'll probably need meds for heart
    I'm sorry to hear of the problems but hopefully the result will be living longer in relatively good health. Best wishes.
    I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
    ...
    Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

    From a speech by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 at St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia

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    • I went through something similar last year after I got COVID. A series of weirdnesses landed me in an ER, and it turned out I had a few problems with water retention and my heart. Almost a year (and a recumbent exercise bike) later, I'm doing pretty dang good. It's scary, but surmountable.

      Feel free to HMU via private message if you want to talk about specifics.

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      • thanks for replies
        one thing that's good is I was able to get a handicap parking sticker
        since I get out of breath easily now, it's come in handy for parking
        glad you're doing better, Wednesday

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        • Sorry to hear. But glad you're on the road to figuring out what might be going on. Prayers!!!

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          • thanks Rayn! I looked up what I have & it said under the description that I could "drop dead." This is unnerving to me especially since I have to wait until end of July to see cardiologist. So now I can't help wondering if I'll live until my appt! So my sibling was no help as she said "well I could drop dead from my diabetes!" No, I looked it up & people don't drop dead from diabetes.

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            • Originally posted by amy40 View Post
              thanks Rayn! I looked up what I have & it said under the description that I could "drop dead." This is unnerving to me especially since I have to wait until end of July to see cardiologist. So now I can't help wondering if I'll live until my appt! So my sibling was no help as she said "well I could drop dead from my diabetes!" No, I looked it up & people don't drop dead from diabetes.
              The term "drop dead" is very much vernacular. It is not a scientific term. Maybe you should find another place that gives a clearer and more scientific description of what you suffer from. Hopefully you can find directions on what to do to improve your situation. You are right about people not "dropping dead" from diabetes. If the diabetes has been diagnosed and medications have been prescribed by a doctor, most cases of diabetes can be slowed and the person's life can be extended. The trouble is that many with diabetes do not follow the doctor's orders and allow their diabetes to remain out of control thereby damaging their internal organs and their extremities such as their feet. If your sister truly could "drop dead" from her diabetes, it means that she is not following her doctor's orders to control it.
              I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
              ...
              Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

              From a speech by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 at St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia

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              • What is it they say you have? As an open heart patient (by-pass surgery and Iliac Stenting) where my blockages were located we were told it was unusual to diagnose without it being during autopsy. So yes, one can drop dead from heart issues. As well as dropping dead from diabetes there is very well a possibility that one can drop dead from diabetes. There is lots about being a diabetic that people don't realize and it can be a deadly disease. AND as you may have guessed, I'm also diabetic.

                "thanks Rayn! I looked up what I have & it said under the description that I could "drop dead." This is unnerving to me especially since I have to wait until end of July to see cardiologist. So now I can't help wondering if I'll live until my appt! So my sibling was no help as she said "well I could drop dead from my diabetes!" No, I looked it up & people don't drop dead from diabetes"
                Last edited by Claret; 05-24-2023, 02:38 PM.
                That which we forget may as well never really happened.

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                • meds not agreeing with me as I just threw up.....this stinks!

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                  • just got out of 5 day hospital stay! I let dog out & passed out in house....neighbors noticed dog out ALL day & called husband/kid who were out of town....ambulance called, went to icu...told that I wouldn't have lasted one more day!...blood sugar 600 & very low blood pressure....on insulin now....they say I'm a Type 1 diabetic

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