Re: Stage 4 CHF
I hope that your friend is able to recover and return to her home, friends and family. She is so very young to be going through such a terrible ordeal. She has so much life left to live.
I've been battling against Heart Failure, and other serious health problems, for over 23 long, difficult years. Fortunately, I've been able to better my health, rather than the normally expected worsening of Heart Failure, but it has taken an extraordinary amount of time, effort, anxiety and work. I've done reasonably well mostly through diet and avoiding the irritants that worsen Heart Failure and other chronic diseases.
Living with Heart Failure, with a reasonably good quality of life, is a full time job. It has taken a lot of love and understanding from my wife, without which I doubt whether I would have been doing this well.
I realize that you were asking for comments from someone with much more advanced Heart Failure than me, but I thought that my comments and my condolences could be of some use.
I've documented my struggle and success at the thread: Heart Disorders > What I have done to survive Heart Failure & AFib with a high quality of life. The direct link is: http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=742271
Once again, I hope that your friend is somehow able to recover from Stage 4 CHF.
CHF,AFib,HBP,Diabetes,Asthma since 1987
⇒ Avg BP 2008-2017: 119/69 readings: 7,514
⇒ Avoid unhealthy chemicals,odors,irritants
⇒ 1500 cal diet and exercise
⇒ 6.25 coreg; .125 digoxin
Last edited by Machaon; 06-11-2010 at 05:51 AM.