Just a quick note to say hi! I see a post by you last June, but nothing since. Hope to "hear" from you. I left a reply on your Jun 11, post.
Just a quick note to say hi!
I have been mostly absent form the Communities here, but getting more active now I don't see anything from you since last year. We go way back on this forum/Community mainly in the Heart Rhythm Community/Board.
I pray you are just taking some time off, as I have for the past year.
You deserve a big bear hug! Hi Delta, I'm never on here but I saw that you are getting ready to have a 2nd ablation. I had to have a 2nd one 3 yrs ago and have not had a-fib once since. I wish the same for you! I'll catch up with you after or you can drop me a note. Wishing you well!
Hello thank you for replying n nice to meet you :)
I read some similiarities with your condition.
Singing, reading, drawing, sleep disorder, heart issue, i also suspect hypoglycemia probably long term proprsnolol correlated with it.
And betablocker reduce co q10 and could cause slight increase in cholestrol. (U can google it)
Diabetes and heart issue are overlapping.
Best wishes :)
Just a quick note to say hi! I haven't seen a post from you lately on the Heart Rhythm Community. I hope you are making good progress on the AFib (and all) issue. I do think about you and pray for improvement.
Just a quick note to say hi! And say I got your note... reads like you'll beat the cancer scare, I pray you do.
Thank you, so good to hear from you. I am sorry about your lung spot but glad they haven't found anything. I had the same experience this past year. Spot on lung, etc. but is nothing. Checking every 6 months to be sure.
Just a quick note to say hi! ****! I had an a-fib episode last night. It was short but intense, 45 minutes and self-cardioverted. I am all over the map emotionally today. But I had 17 months in! (feel like someone in AA right now counting my a-fib free time).
How are you and what is happening?
Please keep me informed and I'm sorry to be a downer today.
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
I just sent you a really long message. Hope you got it? Please let me know how you are doing. I miss you!!
Sent an private message, my note exceeded the 800 character limit. Thanks for comments and a Merry Christmas - I liked hearing that more than is common today.
Just a quick note to say hi! Thinking of you and wondering how you are doing?? I miss reading and responding to these posts. Sometimes it feels like life gets away from us...I'm hitting 10 months today and it feels good. Our vacation to the beach was amazing and I'm looking forward to more of those.
An aide car raced by me on the freeway the other day and I felt like I had PTSD over my afib experiences. I was remembering all the times I was in that aide car, rushing to the hospital. It's easy to forget how difficult life was until I'm reminded all too vividly.
I hope they have made some solid plans for you. I want you to be well and experience the freedom of life without afib. Please write and let me know how you are.
Hugs and best thoughts,
I know you are trying to decide about the different types of ablation...so many on here rave about Dr. Sirak and his mini-maze. With my PVI ablation I had to have a 2nd "touch up" but that did the trick, no more afib. I think it's great you're getting another opinion from Cleveland Clinic. Best to you, Delta in whatever you decide!
Just a quick note to say hi! I just read your May 15, note. I get good readings within a three/four seconds on my Oximeter. As I mentioned in one of my posts the heart beat indicator is rather unsettled looking. I have seen the Oximeter lose it, and just start over. I suspect high heart rates many not be properly displayed. I haven't read the specifications on my unit, it may have a "speed limit" : )
I responded. I wish you much strength and love as you sort this all out.
I am pulling for you to get through this healed. I am always here if you
just want to talk through stuff. I don't know much about afib but I am
a good shoulder. Love Michelle
Good to know that you're back in NSR, DeltaDawn! I am certain that you will be able to find an ablation procedure that works for you, so that you can stay there for the time to come ... take care :)
So good to get your note. I've been thinking about you and wondering how you are and what's been happening with you medically?
I"m doing well. No more a-fib and I am intensely grateful. I had a pneumonia relapse but am good now. The thyroid biopsy came out benign (YES!). My thyroid is still messed up but improving all the time. In the meantime, I am losing weight, doing more, taking fewer naps and meds ( down to 1 aspirin a day now). Best of all, I have energy. Energy is good.
Thank you for messaging me and I look forward to hearing how you are.
I talked to the Cardio Surgeon this morning and he's hopeful that I can be off meds in the next 6 weeks if my heart recovery continues to go well. Still some discomfort and not wearing a bra yet, but feels minor compared to the lung issues I've been struggling with.
I appreciate your support so much and always know you are there, struggling along with me in this afib stuff. Please keep in touch and let me know how you are!
Hi DeltaDawn! Yes, I've been wondering how you are too, and what the medico-establishment is offering you in terms of care. Hope you are feeling better and keeping the afib at bay.
I haven't returned to work yet. It's been taking a long time to get over the pneumonia and to get my oxygen levels up. I talk to my Cardio Ep on Friday as we are thinking about me returning to work next Tuesday (I work a 4 day week). He wants me to only work 4 hours a day the first 2 weeks, but to get medical, I need to work at least 5 hours/4 days a week to get my 20 hours requirement in. I am figuring out ways to decrease the being up and about while at work, using the handicapped parking spot, having my client pick-ups moved to a closer unit, etc.
You are very sweet. Thanks so much for the kind words. I actually have had my own battle with stress and anxiety. I came into this world just terrified of everything and everyone and have been battling to become brave my whole life. This whole heart thing with me really put it all into perspective because it became abundantly clear how very terrifying it can all be and how much stress I was really putting onto myself without even realizing some of it. It really is ok to be scared but I think I also learned a thing or two about letting life be and learning to go with the flow. Well thanks again for the kind words. They mean a lot to me.
Glad you are doing a little bit better and the dizziness is gone. Sorry for the delay in responding -- there are so many things I need to catch up on since my ablation, such as handling medical paperwork, and taking care of many things that went on the back burner while I wasn't feeling well. Most of the medical paperwork is done now, but I'm still waiting for the bill from the ambulance provider for the journey to the hospital in March. In answer to your question, I used to do administrative work, I've been looking for a job but haven't found the right one yet. By the way, it wasn't me that lost a friend, it was Lisa - you must have seen my condolence message to her. Take care and hang in there!
Just a quick note to say hi! Yes, I'm getting into shape. It will take a long time, but in the long run it will be worth it. I have an appointment with my new PCP next month and want to lose a couple of pounds before then. Other than that, nothing new - I had a job interview about a week ago, but the job wasn't what I was looking for. Hope you are feeling better today.
Just a quick note to say hi!
Thanks Delta! How are you doing lately?
First day back - being a little bit scared is normal, but it sounds like you did just fine. Hope you are all caught up on work that piled up while you were out. Just take it easy and try not to let anything or anybody stress you out. Keep your eyes on the prize - RETIREMENT - not too much longer, Delta. You're so lucky - I have a few more years to go.
I'm impressed that you have all your goals planned. Singing, learning a new instrument, volunteering, writing.....you have a lot to look forward to in your retirement.
As for me, I haven't quite figured out what I want to do yet. First priority is to get the rest of my health issues under control. I still need to lose quite a bit more weight. Now that my stamina has improved so much, I can start hiking and walking again with my husband. I'd like to go on vacation to one of the national parks too. And I need to find a job.....I've been out of work for over a year......and I'm too young to retire right now, although I'd like to. I hope to be able to retire in 4 years. Other than that, I guess I'll just make it up as I go along. :-)
Hi Delta....Great news that you were able to get an appointment with a new cardiologist! When the old doctor (and their staff) doesn't have the time or resources to focus on your needs and aren't being helpful, it's time to move on and find someone who cares, wants to help, and makes you feel like you matter. No one deserves to go through what you had to go through a few weeks ago....that was horrible the way they mismanaged your care. Let me know how your appt. with the new doctor goes.
thanxs for the note.. sorry so long in getting back.. im fine ...hope all is going well for you.. havent been on the puter much the last 2-3 days.... working out side.. hot and windy here..summer is here...supposed to be in 90s today.. later DD
Hi...thanks for the note. I've been thinking about you too. I haven't had any more arrhythmia so I'm feeling pretty good. I hope you are doing well and have a great Easter weekend.
Just a quick note to say hi!
It's nice and sunny here.....a little colder than I'd like, but at least we don't have to worry about any more snow, thank goodness.
Were you able to get a referral to a new cardiologist while you were at the hospital? I agree - if you can't get to see your cardiologist or even talk to him when you need him, maybe it's time for a new one.
Hope you have an enjoyable day with your family - Happy Easter!
Hi! Glad that someone gets my humor! What's new with you today?
You're very welcome, Delta. I'm glad you enjoyed my post and that you're feeling better. I'm not a writer, and I haven't written much of anything since I got out of school. Never even entertained the thought that I would have been talented enough for that line of work. Not to mention that when I was younger I learned quickly that opinions that differed from what was considered acceptable or polite got me into trouble and privacy was hard to come by back then too, so it was best to keep my thoughts in my head rather than commit them to paper. But now things are different and lately my "voice" is becoming stronger, and I'm beginning to think "Why not write if it helps people?" Thank you for your encouragement.....you made my day!
Hope you feel better soon!
Hi Delta, hope you are feeling better today. Are you still in the hospital? When you have a chance, let me know how you're doing.
Hope you feel better soon!
Just wanted to say hello......are you feeling any better today? Have you been able to reach your cardiologist or nurse yet?