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Started by Pat, March 29, 2016, 01:17:18 PM

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I'm just home from the cardiology app't.  This doctor is really laid-back and casual. He made a few changes in the meds my primary doc prescribed and asked a couple questions and said "Come back in a month" and disappeared!  Marilyn, that's what I've been on the last 6 weeks or so: Eliquis, Metoprolol and Spironolactone (instead of Amlodipine).  He said increase the Losartan and stop the low dose Aspirin.  Since I have no pain or feel a racing heartbeat, there is no need for cardioversion, he said.  My b.p. was pretty high today, and that's why he wants me to increase the Losartan and Spironolactone.  All in all I feel pretty good and even managed to get the staff to act surprised at my age (86). When I was making the appointment for next month, the girl asked if I was Jane or someone there on her behalf!  She just stared at me in disbelief and then said "you look so much younger!" I told them Jesse Dorfmeister (my primary care doc) keeps mentioning my age and Dr.Muller always called me "Young Lady" and they said I should tell him that and he'd probably blush. They know him.  :)

I've already switched to decaf coffee and that's usually only one cup in the morning.  I'm back on Green Tea and Herbal tea for the rest of the time. 
Jane, on Oregon's south coast
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I also take Metropolol and Spirolactone, also Bumetadine (another diuretic!), no Losartan. They stopped my low-dose aspirin. There are some others, but I can't remember all the names right now. They've not told me to stop regular coffee, but I have pretty much stopped all dark-green vegetables, although I do have a small house salad with iceberg lettuce (no flavor or food value, just some crunch). I have my INR checked once a month, and it's been stable, in normal limits.
"When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it.  You just learn how to go on without them. But always keep them safely tucked in your heart."


Marilyn...K's son(s) are better far, far away!

Jaywalker...it seems that one thing gets on the right track, and then something else pops up.  As with you, Mary, and Sharon...we get through BC and then something new comes along to challenge us.  For me, it's not my heart, but an autoimmune recurrence.

Today is still hot, but lots less humidity, so a person can actually breathe out there.  I've been watering again since no rain in the forecast for days.

I've been working on a couple projects on my laptop and watching Hallmark mysteries.  I'm also on my last load of laundry.  I also found a prepared salad at WalMark that I love. I'm going to get a couple more of those to have on hand.  I can add cauliflower and broccoli and it's perfect for me.  In this hot weather, that's all I want to fix.

Take care and stay safe,

"Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner." ― Lao Tzu


June 13, 2021, 02:54:59 PM #10263 Last Edit: June 13, 2021, 02:56:38 PM by jane
Afternoon, Babes! 

Yet another hot day here.  I've been working on my laptop all morning on a project for July I'm involved in.  I think my hair is about dry, so I can go attack it with my curling iron to try and whip it into some sort of presentable shape.   ::)

I'm also watching Aurora Teagarden mysteries on HMMM. Since finding this channel, I finally have something to watch on the weekends that isn't boring or stressful.


"Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner." ― Lao Tzu


Hi Buddies....very hot and humid here...as I see some of y'all have hot weather..went to church this morning...after lunch filled the bird baths with water..my blue jays love to splash in it..not much on TV.so will read.hooe everyone is having a restful ice day



I didn;'t go to church today, too tired, lack of sleep. Keith was up and at my door about every hour. In the last two nights I think I got a total of about 4.5 hours of sleep. I forgot to give him his meds last night and also forgot to take mine. So today I have been having a slug day.[So much rain here that I haven't taken the dogs for their walks at all.  Did I tell all y'all  That I hve added a tiny little 8lb Chihuahua to the pack. She looks like Freckles mini me., 10 yrs old. She came from the same person Freckles did.


Hi Gals. We made it to St. Louis and back safely. The only glitch was that there was no wheelchair available when we got back to Charlotte and I had to walk all the way to Baggage and the shuttle with just my cane. I wasn't happy. But I made it. The weekend was wonderful. It was so good to see my kids and the 2 grandsons. The latter have matured so much. Hard to believe Braeden is now out on his own and Sean not far behind.  The temp was in the 90's, but they have a beautiful screened in porch with a fan and a lovely yard with trees and flowers and birds to look at. When it got too hot in the afternoon, we went inside. Traecy had prepared everything in advance except for the tri-tip roast that Brian smoked and grilled.  So good! It was great to catch up.

Oh yes, Lori & Doug brought their Vespa scooter in their truck and took me for a ride on it. If you're on FB, you can see me all helmeted and on it, hanging on to Doug. It really was fun and he didn't go really fast. We stayed in Brian's neighborhood. They all got a laugh at Grandma on the scooter.

I'm doing laundry today and resting up.  Bunny did well at my neighbor's but was thrilled to see me when I went over to pick her up last night. I got lots of kisses.

I hope you all had a nice weekend and hope Marilyn got some restful sleep.  Sharon


June 14, 2021, 03:06:45 PM #10268 Last Edit: June 14, 2021, 03:11:17 PM by jane

Marilyn...a  new friend for Freckles!  I hope you can get some rest today.

Sharon...hurrah on a wonderful weekend with your family.

A pleasant day here, too.  Temps in mid 80s, but not a lot of humidity. 

I stopped in the Coffee Shop and met up with some gals from the old knitting group.  It was good to catch up with them. 

I even walked a short distance this morning....first time since these 90 degree days...10 in a row.

Take care and stay cool and healthy,


"Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner." ― Lao Tzu


I have a dr appt this afternoon. I got my closet packed up and 3 of the dresser drawers. Moving right along. the rest of the day is mine.


Sharon, glad you had such a great weekend! And that the travel went mostly well. Sorry about the wheelchair thing - I understand.

Marilyn, your moving day is getting close!  Hang in there - not much longer.

jane, it's been in the 90s here, too, but at least I didn't have to be out in it. Down to more normal temps (low to mid80s) for the next few days, but them back up to the 90s and humidity.

Darlene and alpiner - stay cool!

Nothing much going on around here. I go for an INR check on Wednesday, and then I'm going with Margaret to visit Alden (first great-grand) in the Atlanta area. It'll be fun to see him again.

Happy Flag Day!
"When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it.  You just learn how to go on without them. But always keep them safely tucked in your heart."


Saw my Doctor yesterday. She  increased my Metoprolol to 50 mgs to try to stop the A-Fib told me to take and extra 25 mg if it doesn't stop right away when the heart goes into A fib.  She also wants me to go to a Cardio Electrophycist when I get to California to have an Ablation. My cholesterol is good except the triglycerides. So she gave me a  handout on that.


Marilyn, I hope the increased dose of meds helps. A Fib is a serious problem. Fortunately, not one of mine. I had V Fib when I was first diagnosed with cong. Heart failure, but not since. Take it easy with the move. I hope you can find people to help you unpack and put away in CA. Maybe your son & wife? or maybe they can find a cleaning woman for you there.

Jane, I'm sure you were glad to get back to your knitting buddies and also to take a walk. I walked a little today. Yesterday, I just hurt too much. I slept in today.

Mary, sounds like fun, going to see the baby again. Not so much for the INR. Glad I don't have those anymore. I had them for 3 yrs when I was on Warfarin, but then they took me off when I stabilized. Our temps are still high 80 and somewhat humid. Still not as bad as IL was on Sat.

I'm waiting for the surgery center to call and tell me what time I have to be there tomorrow. One would think you could get more than a day's notice.  But, oh well.    Have a good day, everyone. Sharon


Sharon, the INR is no big deal - just a finger stick, once a month. I guess I'll always be on Warfarin and getting INRs. I seem to be in permanent a-fib, with the pacemaker and valve replacements.  Nobody seems to be too upset about it.

And, I've forgotten, what surgery are you having, Sharon?

Marilyn, I take 75 mg of Metropolol. I think I saw a cardio-electric guy when I was in the hospital getting the pacemaker and having the valve replacements - just the hospital visits, though.

Keep knitting, jane!
"When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it.  You just learn how to go on without them. But always keep them safely tucked in your heart."


Mary...not knitting yet, but maybe hands will improve enough I can. :D

Hot here, but humidity bearable.  I set both sprinklers and gave all the plants a good drink. 

TV has again been off all day.  I'm so glad I don't have them for internet or landline. 

I did get out about 8:15 am and walked the mile to town and back.  Then showered and drove out to Farm Fleet for Iowa made, pleasant smelling bug spray and tick spray to take to WI on Thursday.

I'm mostly packed, except for those last minute toiletries.  I get a haircut tomorrow so I won't scare the family. :2funny:

Stay cool and safe!


"Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner." ― Lao Tzu