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Midweek Update

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Hello Sparkies,

I went to the Cardiologist yesterday, he was surprised to see me after so many years and happy to see I had continued on my journey :)

I had a folder of my BP's and what I ate, the GP's email printed out for him and the changes I had made to help myself like adding more vege and less protein when I saw the high Alb/Cr Ratio, he was impressed.

Not so when I told my side of the story and asked for a letter of introduction to a new GP who would be happy to prescribe what he had for me to remain in good health.

Rebecca did her surgery stint of Medical school with him and when I went to Hospital in 2012, he took my case and over the years had worked to get my condition into a well controlled state. I hadn't needed to revisit for over five years :)

He told me of a GP who worked in my town and had a good relationship with him, amazing God is good.

He said they had done the ECG incorrectly and the calculation was wrong. I'm not going to drop dead .... !!!!

However I do have some existing problems that he will send me for testing ... one involves a box worn for a few days ... then go back to him after the New Year for results.

It was like getting together with a long lost friend :), he listened and chatted about family and it was lovely :)

My GP is a nice lady but when it comes to changing my meds I have to think of myself and my family.

Thanks for stopping by and for caring about me :)

Hugs to all


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    Sounds like a nice Doctor.. I'm glad he recommended the Doctor that is closer to where you live.
    48 days ago
    Great news...I'm so happy for you . You have worked hard to reach your goals and it has worked for you.
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    49 days ago
    Great news! Hope the other issues will be minor and can be helped. You've done awesome staying on the program. Unlike some of us, like me. emoticon

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    49 days ago
    Can you hear me breathing a sigh of relief halfway around the world?
    Awesome news!

    I remember getting a letter in college to come to the health center because "there was a problem with my chest X-Ray" (those were required back in the day) This was different from the "heart locket" remark from an earlier incident.
    Anyway, by the time I walked up the hill to their office, I was actually out of breath.
    The problem? They couldn't FIND my records. I saw the problem immediately. My last name began with P but in the script on the report, it looked like an R. I was in the wrong filing cabinet!
    I have a very active anxiety gene. Now I carry xanax just for times like those.
    50 days ago
    This is Awesome news---I can imagine how relieved you must feel---excellent work. emoticon
    51 days ago
    Wonderful news. And well done on your part! emoticon emoticon
    51 days ago
    SUCH good news . . . I am delighted for you and all your family. What a relief from worry and a "reward" for all your hard work in complying with your exercise and diet regime.

    Mistakes DO get made and it's so wise to have followed up: especially with somebody you trust to listen to you.

    51 days ago
    Wow! Glad you got good news from the cardiologist. Good luck w/the Holter monitor. Hope all goes well w/that.

    51 days ago
  • READY201811
    Before and after. Yeah now that your not going to drop dead anytime soon we get to enjoy your blogs, knitting, and hear about the visit with your daughter and family. Glad everything tuned out great!!!! Zumba Eggshells. With beauty besides your loving supportive hubby for mental health help add to your happiness
    51 days ago
  • MARTHA324
    Well that is good news to say the least that you're not going to drop dead! And it is wonderful that you reconnected with this doctor who sounds like a real gem!
    51 days ago
    So glad to read your update Christine and know that you are so relieved. That is why getting a second opinion is so important. ((HUGS)). Prayers were answered.
    51 days ago
    Hi Christine,
    I’m glad you had your visit with your cardiologist. Thanks for updating us and keeping us in the loop.

    Take care of yourself, my friend.

    51 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/25/2020 5:45:14 AM
    51 days ago
    Well, thankfully you aren't going to "drop dead"!!! You have to have a Dr. that will listen to YOU and help you along your path. Nothing wrong with wanting a Dr. that will do that for you.

    Sounds like you'll be wearing a halter monitor, which records your heart rate and rhythm for a Dr. to read. My ex had a murmer that was discovered during a random check up and she had to wear that monitor for about a week. Turned out to be nothing, but it was good that a small device could record the "evidence" for the Dr. to see.

    I hope your upcoming tests turn out good for you!!
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