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Medical Update

Monday, September 15, 2014

I went to see my cardiologist today. We will have #5 surgery in 2 to 3 weeks and #6 a month after that. This time I want a stent which he is willing to do. The only thing I dislike about this is that I won't be able to exercise for approximately a week---that is the lower legs--I will be able to exercise my upper body for strength. I have just now figured out how the exercises are supposed to be done and I don't want to start this all over.

I am scheduled for the ultrasound of my brain and cervical disks. Of course we won't know what has to be done about the growth on my brain until the neurologist knows what it is and what type of problems it has been causing.

The major thing that bothers me: I have a question for someone. Last week, I weighed in at 78 lbs. This week, I weighed in at 92 lbs.--at home and 89.9 (or 98 lbs) at the dr's office. Is this possible? My eating habits are the same as for the last month or so. Through exercising my pain has subsided to the point that I am able to spend a lot more time exercising. I know I have to tell my primary about the extreme weigh gain.
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  • SUNSHINE5268
    wishing you a wonderful recovery. emoticon

    please keep us posted.
    2278 days ago
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    2280 days ago
  • DBEAU57
    My prayers are with you, Bettie. My mom has a stent, too. She's 79. About the weight, I agree that it could be water that you have retained. If that's it, drinking more water will actually flush it out of your cells.

    Hang in there! We're all pulling for you! emoticon
    2281 days ago
    HI Bettie !

    Hon, I wish you the VERY BESTwith the surgeries !!!! I WOW ! I thoughtI had a lot, but you are matching me !!!! I had my 18th foot surg in June, and will the 19th about Jan.,,

    Since I am OFTEN off my feet,,, for exercise for the upper body,, I do A LOT of yoga fors beginners on the neck, arms, shoulders, upper back. I find them on youtube.com under
    :Beginners yoga for neck (or arms, shoulders, etc). This helping me out great .y. I also do some light weights which SPARKS shows us how to do.

    TY !
    2325 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    Could be water gain but if your clothes don't fit any differently then I would go with a scale being off. Good luck on your surgeries and tests. emoticon
    2325 days ago
    You certainly have a lot of challenges ahead of you. I hope you have a full speedy recovery. The weight may have to do with your scales or else you may have a medical problem with edema.
    2325 days ago
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    I pray that you will get well soon. emoticon emoticon
    2325 days ago
    Best of luck with your surgeries Bettie. I would definitely talk to your doctor about the differences in weight. Either something was wrong with one of the weights or there could be a medical reason for such a large weight difference. I hope it was just a mistake!

    Take care of yourself,

    2325 days ago
    I think one of the scales are off. Maybe try a public scale walgreens or Walmart. You get well & be encouraged!

    God bless,

    2326 days ago
    umm...I'm no expert but I would mention that to your doctor. I hope this next surgery goes well!!
    2326 days ago
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