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I PROMISED AN UPDATE

Sunday, August 04, 2013

I promised an emoticon date but just didn't have time and was not feeling well. Here it is.

Friday I saw my emoticon cardiologist. He had sent me to a hospital near by to check blood work and do a cat scan on my leg to see if I had a blood clot.

I had no blood clot.

I had no plaque.

He said I was dehydrated. I told him how much water I drank and he said it wasn't that. The problem was that the doctor had given me too many diuretics.
He said to see the doctor as soon as I could. How can I see the doctor if he is out of town more than he is in town?

Tuesday I see my Internist.

My cardiologist emoticon said he was going to send reports to the internist. My swelling has gone down but the emoticon cardiologist said it was still swollen too much.

Actually when I had my first knee replacement it was very swollen also.

My friend who is my health care power of attorney said I need to keep moving.

Last night I slept 9 or 10 hours and when I woke I was stiff in both knees but got to moving and stood in church and also did my exercises while standing. When I leave the church when people block the isles I -lose my balance because of my un-operated leg. I need the surgery soon so I can walk better. It is supposed to be the 26th.

I know I haven't kept up with the chats. I am still on the computer too much doing points, e-mails and easy things and deleting junk and all of the likes.

So let this be my chat to you.

Irene emoticon
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LAINYC 8/11/2013 5:00PM

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LOISJOHN14VS6 8/8/2013 8:30PM

    Love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lois

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STR458 8/6/2013 6:16AM

    you're keeping up with it all (whew, what a task!)

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LIFE-FAITH 8/5/2013 6:42PM

    emoticon emoticon Take care of yourself. Jean

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LKWQUILTER 8/5/2013 5:44PM

    Keep us posted and prayers continuing. ((HUGS))

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RAINBOWMF 8/5/2013 4:55PM

    emoticon thank for keeping us posted blogs are great

So sorry you are going through this.

Love Mary

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WENDYSPARKS 8/5/2013 4:19PM

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GLORYB2014 8/5/2013 3:10PM

    Irene, can you cut down on the fluid retention pills till you see your own doctor? It seems to me, and I'm no expert, that whenever we have surgery, we tend to swell afterwards. I still swell terrible, both my feet/ankles/legs, and it has been a lot worse since my bypass!

I think it's an excellent idea for you to update us with blogs instead of using all your time for posting messages on all your teams. To cut down more, cut out the sundry threads and threads that hardly anyone posts on. I'm thinking of doing that too as it sometimes feels like I'm on a thread almost by myself!

Take good care of yourself dear friend, there is only one YOU!
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DADDYS_GIRL6 8/5/2013 11:45AM

    Thank you for the update!! Glad the Cardiologist is contacting the Internest and glad you ask and tell the Drs what is on your mind! That is the best way for them to help you!!
Hugs, Dear Friend!!

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MAMISHELI53 8/5/2013 9:11AM

    May the Lord give you grace to press on no matter what the body throws at you! emoticon Shel

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PURPLELVR7 8/5/2013 7:54AM

    Glad some of the swelling has gone done
praying for the rest of swelling


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CAROLYN0107 8/5/2013 2:16AM

    August 26th is coming. I'm glad you're taking care of health issues so you'll be ready for the next knee surgery.
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CUSH1932 8/5/2013 1:36AM

    Stay encouraged and continue to do what you are doing. God will lead you and take care of you like he always has. emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 8/4/2013 10:57PM

    Irene, I am keeping you in my prayers for healing and wellness. I am sorry that you are going through a rough patch and hope that you are starting on the uphill, getting well. Blessing!!

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DIDMIS 8/4/2013 10:36PM

    The doctor was trying everything to get the swelling down. He wanted to put me on the powerful diuretic 4 times a week instead of 3 and I said no. That is what Iwas taking when I was almost out of it.

PAT if he has a replacement the office doesn't tell me about it when I call.

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SEWINGMAMACDS 8/4/2013 10:24PM

    Thanks for the update -- I am continuing to lift you up in prayer.

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EJOY-EVELYN 8/4/2013 9:26PM

    This has been quite the learning experience. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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L*I*T*A* 8/4/2013 9:24PM

    thanks for the update....
prayers continue....
blessings and hugs...........lita

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YELLOW09RED 8/4/2013 9:09PM

    Hi Irene,
I love you my dear friend.
I hope your doing ok this evening. I keep you in my prayers.
I'm so glad you went to your service today. I did also. It was nice to hear and be apart of.
Hugs for your night of peaceful sleeping.
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Debbie

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HAPPYMOM8 8/4/2013 8:12PM

    GLAD ABOUT THE GOOD REPORTS.

SCARY ABOUT THE DIURETICS .

KEEP ON THAT DOCTOR TO MONITOR MORE CLOSELY. EVEN IF HE /SHE IS OUT OF TOWN -HIS/HER REPLACEMENT MUST KEEP ON TOP OF THINGS.

HUGS, PAT

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DJ4HEALTH 8/4/2013 8:01PM

    Those diuretics will do that to you, so be careful with them, some heart pills also are a diuretic too,.

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CVRONEK 8/4/2013 7:58PM

    Thank you for the update "chat" Irene.

I was wondering about all those diuretics.
Hope you are feeling much better now and that your knee operation is in the near future.

Yes...keep moving, but also rest. emoticon

Chris

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YJNANA 8/4/2013 7:25PM

    My sis had a dehydration problem too.
AND low sodium.
They pumped her full of electroles too and she has to take Salt tablets.
Good to hear the swelling is going down
sorry about the balance .
Hope you get that knee fixed soon :)
Hugs


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LMMIMI 8/4/2013 6:21PM

    Irene, I am so sorry you are having all these issues. Keep on those doctors - sometimes they don't pay attention to us elders and we need to remind them to do their jobs right. Prayers for you.

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GRACEISENUF 8/4/2013 5:30PM

    Thanks for the update Miss Irene, I will continue to pray for you.

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RACEWELLWON 8/4/2013 5:24PM

    The same thing happened to me about a week ago - although I do not take diuretics as prescription due to low blood pressure . I landed up in the ER dehydrated and I drink two gallons of water a day. I did have a heat stroke last week What I am replenishing my electrolytes with is coconut water mixed with cherry juice or sugar free apple juice- I do hope your feeling much better. Karen

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SANDRALEET 8/4/2013 5:19PM

    I will pray for health peace

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JTREMBATH 8/4/2013 5:10PM

    Nice to read your blog Irene, I have had both my knees replaced one in 1995 and the other in 2004, now it looks like I might have to have the first one done again as it is very painful.

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LILYDOG11 8/4/2013 5:09PM

    Hope things will get better with legs and knees... Good wishes for you on the 26th emoticon

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MOM2GEO_JR 8/4/2013 5:09PM

    Glad to hear from you, and you are in mu prayers. I know you will be glad when the other leg is done. God Bless
Marsha
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MJRVIC2000 8/4/2013 5:06PM

    Know Dear Friend, that our prayers and support go with you always. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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NELLIEC 8/4/2013 4:36PM

    I'm glad you saw the cardiologist. It is good he is communicating with the internist.

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SADIEDOLORES 8/4/2013 4:36PM

    NO MATTER HOW YOU CHAT I'M ALWAYS GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU, IT KEEPS ME INFORMED OF WHAT YOUR GOING THROUGH SO I CAN CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR QUICK HEALING, MAY THE LORD TOUCH YOU AND GIVE YOU RELIEF, YOU ARE A VERY STRONG LADY.
SADIE

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