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Dad's Doing Well!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Dad is doing great! He's home from the hospital and is on a med that will regulate his heart rhythm. After a week he'll see the cardiologist again to be sure it's working well for him. At this time he probably won't need the ablation, unless the med doesn't work well enough.

So many of you helped me through this time by voicing your concern and happiness that he was doing better and better each day. Thank you!

I didn't need to go to him at this time, which is good because I heard that the roads have been bad around there. I'm no longer used to driving on ice and snow, so that wouldn't have been safe for me to drive from the airport to their house, a 2 hour drive. No one would be available to pick me up either. I plan to go there by April when the roads are better. If something comes up sooner, I will go.

Thanks again for all the love!
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POPSY190 2/8/2013 2:44AM

    Great news!

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CHERYL_ANNE 2/7/2013 8:53PM

    Hurray!


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OOLALA53 2/7/2013 7:56PM

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SHERIO5 2/7/2013 5:21PM

    Whew! So glad Dad is getting better!!! emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 2/7/2013 4:15PM

    What a relief! It's very stressful watching our parents' health suffer in any way. I'm so glad things are looking up!

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THOMASINA57 2/7/2013 4:07PM

    That is such good news! My sister just had an abalation procedure done after Christmas and is doing great and back to her busy work schedule. I hope your Dad does well on the meds.

I'm with you on driving on snowy roads!!!! That's one less stressor for you now and April will be so much nicer for a visit!



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-AMANDA79- 2/7/2013 4:05PM

    Glad to hear!


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BEFIT014 2/7/2013 2:36PM

    That is FABULOUS news! emoticon

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_JODI404 2/7/2013 2:35PM

    Lori,

I'm so happy and relieved for you to hear this great news!!

I'll keep him in my thoughts & prayers for continued healing and good response to the med.

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POOKASLUAGH 2/7/2013 1:47PM

    Such great news!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 2/7/2013 1:44PM

    That's great news!!

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DEBRA123FORME 2/7/2013 1:37PM

  Glad to hear he is doing great!


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Dad's in the hospital, I'm sad.

Monday, February 04, 2013

My dad, who has never had a heart problem before is now in the hospital. His BP had gone way low and he was really dizzy. They took him in and they found atrial flutter, and he's at risk for a stroke. I didn't find out about it until he had been in the hospital for 24 hours. By then, they put him on blood thinners and he will see a cardiologist tomorrow. They are in a small town and the cardiologist only comes once in a while to the town. He may get sent to the city for a procedure called an ablation.

I got to talk to him on the phone today. He lives in Wisconsin and I'm in NC. My finances don't look like I can go see him. He sounded quite good on the phone, but he's still in danger of a stroke. All my grown children tell me they think I should go be with him and mom. My brother was there visiting the day this happened, fortunately, so he took dad to the hospital. My brother is off from work for a few days and says he will stay at Mom and Dad's till Dad gets out of the hospital. I want to be there. I don't know what to do.

Pray that something works out for me to go, and also that he gets better quick.

Thanks.

  
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CHERYL_ANNE 2/5/2013 8:12AM

    I will be keeping your family in my prayers.

My Mom has had atrial fibrillation (which is managed the same way as atrial flutter) for over 20 years. I just wanted to share that she is healthy, active and kickass senior. It hasn't slowed her down. She does her aquaritis classes 3 times a week, does tai chi once a week, volunteers @ hospice another day, and runs a card group.

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BEFIT014 2/5/2013 7:23AM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I'll keep you & your family in my thoughts & prayers!

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POPSY190 2/5/2013 3:38AM

    Sorry to hear this. At least your father got to hospital speedily. Take care.

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ANNEMAC5 2/5/2013 2:37AM

    Sorry to hear about your dad it is a terrible worry when family are so far away. My mum is in hospital as she had a bowel obstruction my sister is able to go to the hospital every day and keep me and my older sister updated I also managed to speak to mum on the phone so that helps.
In an ideal word you would be able to rush to your dad but we are in the real world and do not be pressured by other people. Have a plan, but hopefully the Drs will soon know what treatment he will be having. It is great to be able to talk on the phone to him. Hope all goes ok emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 2/4/2013 10:54PM

    Prayers and hugs!

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_JODI404 2/4/2013 10:51PM

    Lori,

I'm very sorry to hear about your Dad. You are both in my prayers!!

I sincerely hope that you will find a way to make the trip. If there is no way
to make that happen, then maybe your brother can help to set up a Skype session.

Please keep us updated. Hugs to you!!

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SPIRALDOWN 2/4/2013 9:26PM

    prayers go out to you.... emoticon

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SHERIO5 2/4/2013 8:19PM

    This must be so Scary...praying he gets well quickly..and for quality medical care. emoticon

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HDHAWK 2/4/2013 8:08PM

    I hope all goes well for your dad. Going to a bigger city might be the right thing to do.

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POOKASLUAGH 2/4/2013 8:00PM

    I'm so sorry. Sending you positive thoughts - I hope everything goes okay!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 2/4/2013 7:58PM

    I'm so sorry to hear this. I'll be praying for you and family. emoticon

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LYNNWILK2 2/4/2013 7:44PM

    Hi, A few years ago, my father, who was in seemingly great health, was in NY with plans of a great vacation with his wife. They were there for a few days when he had a horrible incident of gastric bleeding, in the middle of Time Square (he hates to be embarrasses). While in the hospital in NY they found him to have atrial fib and also bladder cancer... fast forward a to now... he is in great shape, 80 years old; the threat of a stroke is still present but well managed with cutting edge new medications to help control the plaque and clots in his heart, by thinning the blood along with other things.
Take a deep breath, make sure you educate yourself about the treatment and the diagnosis so you can ask him, or his doctor, pertinent questions. This will help ease your mind and help you to help him from NC. Educating yourself will definately help you, and you can share what you've learned with your Dad as he is released from the hospital and has to start a life of alterations to keep himself healthy and going strong.
God speed to you and your Dad.

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GRANDMA_HOLLY 2/4/2013 7:43PM

    My thoughts are with you. I don't know you.....but I think you should do all that you can to go and see your dad and if it's possible financially then do it.

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Renewed Efforts for February

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Already blew my streak for February of keeping within calorie range. But every day is a new day and I cut myself off from all food after 5 last night, and have eaten well today, so far, with a plan to treat my body with kindness and feed it what it needs and not what it wants. Though I will choose foods that I enjoy and that will satisfy me.

Knowing I will have a calmer more peaceful and relaxed schedule next week will foster my having better control over my food intake and energy expenditure. I miss my almost daily walks and my intense workouts, and consistent ST sessions. I've worked in a few over the last couple of weeks, but now I want to be on top of it all again.

Have a great week everyone, we all deserve to treat ourselves with respect and kindness!

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LUCINDARW 2/12/2013 1:14PM

    You always have a new day to straighten everything out. Good for you on attitude and the kindness you show yourself. Good luck and have a great week! Lucinda

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POPSY190 2/4/2013 2:04AM

    Take care of yourself. A change in routine, like having visitors, is always stressful, no matter how much you enjoy having them.

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    Each day is a fresh start, have a great week emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 2/3/2013 7:31PM

    Thank you & you too!

God bless,

Dee

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_JODI404 2/3/2013 6:06PM

    Between sickness and then all that company, I know it was hard.

Sounds like you are ready to get back on track and I know that will feel good.

Have a great week ahead! Great job on less stress and more kindness towards yourself ~~ you are doing GREAT!!!!

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SHERIO5 2/3/2013 5:15PM

    Weekends are tough for me..we can do this though!

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SCOTMAMA 2/3/2013 2:53PM

    I wish I could cut myself off from food -- but other than pushing heavy furniture across the openings into the kitchen I don't know how I would manage it. lol

Sometimes it's good to start the month off bad -- then you can go forward from there!

Hugs, Eve

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-AMANDA79- 2/3/2013 2:32PM

    No food after 5 pm? Until the next morning? I'm no expert, but I would think going so long without food would slow down your metabolism.

Have a great week!
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KELLIEBEAN 2/3/2013 2:18PM

    EXCELLENT! I'm glad you are going to have a much better week!

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JANAMP09 2/3/2013 2:11PM

    Always look through the windshield and not the review mirror!

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JILLITA55 2/3/2013 2:09PM

    don't worry about it. just keep starting and work hard at it.

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Good news!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

My mammogram and ultrasound revealed that I only have dense breasts. Quite a relief that there was no sign of any cyst or tumor! The radiologist said that my previous mammos revealed dense tissue, but I was never informed about this, otherwise I could have saved myself the extra concern I had.

Well now I know!

Thank you all for your support and prayers!

  
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BEMORESTUBBORN 2/3/2013 2:06PM

    I'm glad to hear all turned out better than you hoped! Every other year or so I have to go back for a diagnostic mammogram after having the routine one. Sometimes it's my left breast, sometimes it's my right. I've begun to suspect that "the girls" are having a bit of fun at my expense. I imagine one saying to the other, "Hey, it's your turn this year!" I don't even worry anymore when I get the letter - the explanation is the same, dense tissue. Of course, I always breathe a sigh of relief!

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Best wishes for continued good health!

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ANNEMAC5 2/1/2013 2:13PM

    So pleased for you, it must have been such a worry

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POOKASLUAGH 2/1/2013 9:45AM

    Fantastic news - woohoo!

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POPSY190 2/1/2013 12:53AM

    Great to hear this.

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_JODI404 1/31/2013 10:52PM

    That is so awesome!!! I had the same experience, sorry I didn't see your prior blog sooner. Mine are very dense. Now when I go each year, I have to remind them of this, and they take 2 or more extra slides to get the views they need which helps avert these scares.

YAY - so happy it went well! I go next week for mine.

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KELLIEBEAN 1/31/2013 10:22PM

    What a major relief!

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-AMANDA79- 1/31/2013 9:17PM

    So glad for you!
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LARISSA238 1/31/2013 8:08PM

    I'm so glad there's nothing wrong! *hugs*

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HDHAWK 1/31/2013 8:06PM

    Thank goodness! My mom had the same issue and went through many biopsies over the years.

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KATRINAKRAUT 1/31/2013 8:04PM

    Good news. I have been there. thank goodness radiology is getting better and better!

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I have a couple of questions of a female nature.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Update: One binge in 22 days. I feel good about that.

Tomorrow is my diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound. My gyn found a lump on January 8 and I'm finally getting the test done. I was supposed to have it last Friday, but we had an ice storm and I postponed it. My hubby will drive me. It will be a comfort to have him there, though I'm not worried about the appointment. I just appreciate his support.

I've heard many women say that when they find a lump it often leads to a biopsy. I am not looking forward to that, if it has to happen. They won't just decide to do it tomorrow will they? They would have to read the mammogram and have the radiologist read the ultrasound, right? Then my doctor will call me to her office or schedule me another appointment for the biopsy, right? anyone been through this and care to share with me?

  
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LUCINDARW 2/9/2013 2:15PM

    LoriLee I smypathize with you on this subject. I've been through it several times and have been ok. The time of month varies the contents of the breast and most lumps aren't cancerous. I will pray for you even though this post is after the fact. good luck and hope all has come out ok. Lucinda

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-AMANDA79- 1/31/2013 8:22AM

    I was also gonna say that it depends on the facility. I had my diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound done at a small town hospital. They were very concerned and sent me to the breast center for a biopsy. The dr. there looked at the mass, wasn't concerned at all and didn't do the biopsy. Just a follow up ultrasound in six months. Phew! :) I know its hard to not worry, but just know that most lumps are not cancer.

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CANDOK1260 1/31/2013 6:07AM

    prepare for the worst and be happy for the best that my motto

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AUTUMNBRZ 1/31/2013 5:58AM

    You may or you may not. It depends on what they see, what kind of facility you are in, and on your doctors discretion.

That was not helpful at all, I know. lol I am sorry.

Big Hugs

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POPSY190 1/31/2013 2:08AM

    Procedures here are probably different from where you live so I'm sorry I can't help there. Hope all goes smoothly for you though!

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SHERIO5 1/30/2013 10:35PM

    Sorry to hear you have to go through this!

I had to have a second mammogram and then an ulteasound when my mammogram showed changes from the year before. They told me it was a cyst within ten minutes and that was that...I haven't had to have a biopsy. The imaging place I go to called my doctor when the second mammogram was strange as well and got orders for the ultrasound the same day...so I knew right away...Scary but I didn't have to come back and wait not knowing.

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POOKASLUAGH 1/30/2013 7:31PM

    Wish I could help but I've yet to get a mammogram. I can't imagine them springing surgery on you on the spot, though.

I hope the appointment goes well!

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