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When It Rains, It Pours!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

So my life has been in a season of shambles as of late. I've been indirectly affected by news from my daughter and directly affected by news concerning me. Had a doctors appointment today. Good news: Lost 5 pounds. Bad news: I gained an additional 13 pounds since my last Spark posted weight BEFORE I even lost this 5 pounds! Good news: My blood pressure is slowly getting better. Bad news: I've been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). Bad news: I've also been prescribed for a handicapped placard😣😞 because of my arthritic knees & chronic back spasms. My doc says that alot of folks have CHF....that doesn't mean I want to be one of those folks. Legs are always swollen and because I drive a school bus 5 days a week, I can really only take my prescribed water pills on the weekend. This has been one trying year!
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  • CHOKOG
    You being here and being dedicated to getting better is the most important thing! Love yourself and be good to you 👍!
    221 days ago
  • F8CONE8
    Be good to yourself. You are so much more than a doctor's diagnosis. emoticon
    222 days ago
  • CECELW
    I can definitely relate!
    247 days ago
  • SHOAPIE
    Taking your prescribed medications only on weekends will not help. It needs to be taken daily. Otherwise your CHF and swollen legs will never improve. The 2 walk hand in hand. Talk with your doctor. Take your health seriously. emoticon
    262 days ago
  • 7STIGGYMT
    Which water pill? I know HCTZ works differently than others. You hardly know you're taking it. Lassix (not sue of spelling or generic name) creates a flood of pee for about 4 hours.
    262 days ago
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