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Husband health issues


Thursday, September 08, 2011

For those of you who know/or don't, David has been having issues for about 3 weeks
with his blood pressure running too high. Optimum is 120/80, which would be wonderful,
but at the drs. office he was 177/104, so his cardiologist ordered him to take 2 of one
of his morning pills, after a week, it still was in the 157/95 or 92 etc...pulse running
in the mid to upper 70's...so his cardiologist ordered another pill added to his repertoire
to take pm. Yesterday I took the copy of his 10 day record of BP and pulse readings in,
this morning they called and added a new morning pill in addition to the other pills.

It goes without saying that he does not like this. So he had the copy of his sonogram
from last week faxed up to his surgeon, and we see her on Monday about his GallBladder.
It is a laproscopic procedure, but since he would have to be under anesthesia, I am so
uncomfortable with this ........... he has had his heart stress test last week also, but it just
is scary with all his other issues.

The surgeon seems to think if he gets the gallbladder out, his bp will go back to its
regular reading..........we shall find out more about this on Monday.

Keep him in your prayers....
Blessings ya'll,
Darlene
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PATTIE441 9/27/2011 7:14AM

    Thinking of you Darlene and David!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALASKAN 9/17/2011 11:19PM

    Hello Darlene
I hope it will come down soon b/c I know how it feels. I put a
prayer request in the Prayer Room for you. Hopefully it will not take too long to get it down where the doctor wants it. I know that it's hard to take medications like 3 of this kind and so forth. I will keep you and David in my thoughts and prayers here at home. YOu know that I'm here for you and David too. Take care and keep me posted how everything goes. (((( ))))
Always, ERNA

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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 9/17/2011 4:59PM

    Sorry about your hubby's BP issues. Hope the surgery does make it better. If not it would be better for his health to take diet and life-style measures as much as possible to deal with the BP than to live on ever-increasing medications.

I lived on BP meds for probably 25 years and had serious consequences from them. About a year ago my doctor took me off them and I have had to do it with diet and life-style ever since, and most of the time I do very well at keeping it down - even as low as 108/68. Nice. It can be done, but it does require a virtually totally natural foods life-style.

Hoping your hubby is OK, and the surgery does him well.

Amber

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ANIHAKA 9/16/2011 6:46AM

    Hope all is well with you & your husband. I was diagnosed with hbp but refused pills until I did some long haul travel & got some from my GP as I feared deep vein thrombosis. Needless to say after a blood test it was discovered my blood sugar was up so I went off the pills, had another blood test & wasn't called back for the results. On the other hand with your husband with his gall bladder playing up then pills would be the safest bet. However, blood pressure pills often have serious after affects which is why I have decided on leading a healthy life of good food and exercise. I wish you both well & look forward to hearing how your husband's health has improved emoticon

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/15/2011 11:35PM

    I'm late reading this, but I hope things went well with the tests/procedures and hoping the bp will return to normal. Praying for you guys.

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MUMSKI 9/15/2011 11:30AM

    I hope all goes well for David

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HUGS2013 9/14/2011 4:47PM

    Hey girl! Big Hugs! I have some words of encouragement for you on the BP issue. As you may or may not know I have been going through issues with my high blood pressure for months and trying new meds out that didn't work to bring it down. In April I had my gallbladder removed laproscopically and of course my BP was through the roof in the pre-op room and the nurse called the doctor and ordered me a valium and my BP came down and I did great through the surgery. Go ahead and ask your doc for something for his nerves before surgery it sure did help me. Being in pain can send your blood pressure through the roof anyway.
Praying for David and for you to come through this surgery with flying colors and that his BP stays down after the surgery! Oh and if David has sleep apnea bring his machine with you in case they need it when he goes to sleep. They had to send my husband after mine so I could have it when I woke up from surgery. Sorry that he is going through all this! emoticon emoticon

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SILLYHP1953 9/14/2011 3:04PM

    I sure hope everything turns out well for David.

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IMAGINE_IT 9/13/2011 4:18AM

    Sending positive thoughts your way..and will be praying for your husband.

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SHECHAM 9/12/2011 2:00AM

    Caz sent me... Sending prayers for you and your husband... Hoping all goes well tomorrow and he soon feels fine again...

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DEBSZOO74 9/11/2011 10:32PM

    Will keep you and your husband in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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CBEVNOW 9/11/2011 7:42PM

    Praying for you and family. Hope he gets BP down, i know how that goes and it does go with CKD. Keep us posted.
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ORCHIDLADY56 9/11/2011 11:38AM

    So sorry about your husband! Prays to you both.

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SOUPGAL 9/10/2011 2:48PM

    Praying for you both.

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ALMMOM 9/10/2011 12:31PM

    I'm reminded of how each body part is connected to another. We are indeed "wonderfully made". My prayer for you and your hubby as you face these challenges.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/10/2011 12:16PM

    Praying...

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TRUEADVENTURE 9/10/2011 11:45AM

    Darlene,

I am so scared for you. This reminds me of when my husband had 4 heart attacks in one week. Travis is only 25! My grandmother had her gallblatter removed, and she is doing fine now. Its a very scary thing, I know. I will be praying for you and your husband, and sending you positive thoughts. Please let us know if there is anything that you need during this time. I mean anything! We are all here with you, to help you and support you during this time. Please feel free to privately email me, anytime and I will be there for you. Even by phone if need be. God made us women strong so that we could be there when the men need us. So try to be strong during this time. I know its hard, but I know that you can do this.. Just pray and know that God has got you both in his hands.

"Sweet Father, Darlene and David are having a rough time right now. David is going to have to have surgery to get his blood pressure down. I ask that you bless them during this time of their lives. Father I ask that you hold them both close to you, and let them know that you have the situation under control. Father I ask that you give Darlene some extra strength during this time. I ask that you give her some rest and peace with this situation. Father, give her and David the wisdom that they need to go through this situation. Father guide them, and be there with them,. Father, thank You for the good times and the bad. Please let this fix the problem. Please bless David's health so that after the surgery his body will bounce back to normal, so that he can stop taking all of his meds. Father you are the great healer so we know that you can do this. Father, please bless them. In Jesus' sacred and awesome name Amen."

I hope that you don't mind the prayer, being typed here. However this is what I prayed for you. I want you to know that God is the greatest healer in the universe. He can heal anything and anybody. I do hope that David feels better, and is able to get healthy. You should ask him to join Sparkpeople as well, and do it as a family. I know that eating correctly and exercising could help with his blood pressure as well. My grandfather as well as husband both have heart issues. I am attempting to get Travis setup here on Sparkpeople as well. So he can learn to eat healthy and exercise to get his BP down to normal.

As I said earlier, we are here for you. In every way possible, we are here. Don't be afraid to reach out if it gets worse. Don't be afraid to ask people to email you or to chat with you, as we all understand that this is a trying time for you. We are here, I can't stress that enough. You are part of the Spark Family. So take care, and try to smile today. It'll help you feel better. :)

Hugs,

Hope

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BGUMBA 9/10/2011 10:14AM

    You and David are in my paryers. Since stress and pain cause the heart to react, the gall bladder could be affecting David's blood pressure.

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DEBBIEDAY 9/10/2011 9:01AM

    emoticon Hugs & Prayers!!!! emoticon

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50HARLEYGIRL 9/9/2011 9:41PM

    Hugs & Prayers for you both!!!!

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JIBBIE49 9/9/2011 6:07PM

    emoticon Have him get that gallbladder out, since the procedure now is fast and simple. I had mine out 2 years ago & they had me come in at 6 a.m. and I went home at 1 P.M. Did it through the navel and now I can't even find the other "scares." I had two GOLF BALL size stones, so I certainly needed it out.
Have him do Atkins diet and get down any excess weight if that is an issue for him.

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LOVESLIFE48 9/9/2011 4:28PM

    Prayers being sent your way!! emoticon

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 9/9/2011 12:17PM

    Hope things get better. Has he changed his diet? Does he exercise? Lost weight? I switched to low carb and lowered my LDL cholesterol along with exercising. And my blood pressure is perfect. Just a thought.

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ABISMITHY 9/9/2011 10:43AM

    Thinking of you and your husband Darlene... take care of yourself too... I hope they get to the bottom of the problem soon.

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THAIBEAUKITTY 9/9/2011 10:16AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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BUGLET- 9/9/2011 9:48AM

    I've been praying for you both. The gall bladder operation is quite simple now. I had mine removed earlier, maybe 1995, and was back to work really fast. For someone with other health problems it might be a different story but we have the "great physician" guiding the doctors and he never fails us. Not everyone is healed but He goes through it with us and we can lean on him and ask him to guide the proceedure and give the doctors wisdom in his treatment..God bless you both~
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COOKWITHME65 9/9/2011 9:12AM

    Darlene, I was sent to you thru a friend. I will keep you and your dear husband in my thoughts and prayers. I myself just went thru something similar with my boyfriend last week. His blood pressure was low 80/40 and was put in the iCU. We were their for 8 days. His gallbladder and pancreas was imflamed. It was very scary. I so understand what you are feeling. Sending healing thoughts your way.
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-POOKIE- 9/9/2011 8:46AM

    Im sure your husband is in many peoples best thoughts x

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TAFODIL24 9/9/2011 8:06AM

    emoticon you and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 9/9/2011 7:14AM

    emoticon Right there with you in spirit, Darlene. Prayers for you and hubby.

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HAPPYHARTZ 9/9/2011 3:11AM

    Darlin you and David will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 9/9/2011 2:55AM

    Darlene, my thoughts and prayers are with both you and David.

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SENATOR9 9/9/2011 1:24AM

    Time to releave some of the stress Good luck

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OAKSHAVEN 9/8/2011 11:16PM

    The surgeon is right. The stress of the gallbladder issues could be raising his blood pressure. I will hold you in my thoughts, and send healing energy to your husband.

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RITZIBROWN 9/8/2011 10:16PM

    Prayers & healing light to you Darlene & to David. May the angels watch over the both of you, emoticon emoticon

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CHRYS13 9/8/2011 8:44PM

    Praying for your dh and for you, also!
Chrys, a friend of Caz's

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SLIMPAM23 9/8/2011 8:38PM

    Will keep BOTH of you in my prayers Darlene!! Keep us posted.
Pam

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GERIKRAGH 9/8/2011 7:43PM

    Both of you are definitely in my prayers. Good luck.

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 9/8/2011 7:27PM

    A mutual friend (NEW-CAZ)sent me here.

I wanted to let you know that you & your hubby are in my thoughts & prayers.

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TRAVELNISTA 9/8/2011 7:23PM

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BMRBUDDY 9/8/2011 7:14PM

    I'll be thinking of you and your hubby. I hope all goes well.

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CHATTIEGIRL 9/8/2011 7:08PM

   
hi Darlene;

I will be praying for your husband David and you. I had my gallbladder out and so did my husband both with high blood pressure and it went really well. God will do his will with him. God bless you always. Stay strong and healthy so you can help David.

Joyce

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 9/8/2011 5:59PM

    emoticon I hope all is ok with husband, hopefully the surgeon will have a good answer.

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SPARKLEIIGHGAL 9/8/2011 5:41PM

    Caz sent me your way. Wishing your husband well. My husband had his gallbladder removed by keyhole in April. The procedure was very straightforward with no complications and he improved straight away from that. He has other problems but not related to the gallbladder now as far as we know. emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 9/8/2011 5:11PM

    WIll be thinking of you both. I have a few health issues so know how you want to know and know what is best. Hope and prayers for you both.

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PATRICIAANN46 9/8/2011 5:06PM

  You and your husband BOTH, will be in my prayers. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 9/8/2011 4:57PM

    Praying Darlene. (((HUGS)))

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CMFARRELL36 9/8/2011 4:45PM

    My thought to both you and your hubby - I surely hope things work out well for you both.
And well done you for keeping an eye on hubby's records - so you knew what you were talking about!

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MOSTMOM1 9/8/2011 4:45PM

    Hope you get answers soon!
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CKAYTHOMAS 9/8/2011 4:20PM

    Darlene,
We are supporting you and your hubby. Let us know how he does!
Cindy

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