Oh beerzoids, :angel:, you are too good! And funny, :D:D:D. Don't count on a Xmas card from me. My intentions are the sincerest, but I have purchased cards for the last 5-6 years and have not sent out a one. Will have to open a Xmas Card Specialty Shop with my current supply, :o.
I can't imagine what it must be like dealing with heart failure and your other health conditions. Life can be challengning enough without health issues...on the other hand, our health issues can put our priorities in the proper order and perhaps, ironically, improve our lives sometimes.
Like Vanessa and Flowergirl, I too, would like to pick your brain regarding potassium and breathing issues...please do share your insights and experiences along these lines. Do you know why higher levels of K cause breathing problems for you? Is there a correlation between that and your asthma? Is there a correlation between the higher potassium levels and your heart? So many things are connected. What are your thoughts? Experiences? Best guesses?
[QUOTE]....Lately, one of my most important tools, that I had used for many years to help me to improve my heart disease, changed and instead of helping me, was causing breathing problems, significant stress on my heart, and other nasty symptoms. I went through some very difficult days. I've finally come up with a work-around. But...... it has woken me up to the fact that, what has helped me before, sometimes for years, might not be there for me tomorrow. That is the main reason why I started taking Coreg.
I'm sorry you've been experiencing difficulties and I wish I could have helped you some way during this time. You're sharp to recognize it may take something "different" than something that has worked before. I just today caught some of your prevous posts on the research you've done....your experience could help so many people, beerzoids. I hope they listen.
[QUOTE]...If Tekturna is as good as shown in the clinical trials, it is a significant improvement for the treatment of blood pressure and heart failure and atrial fibrillation and other immune system problems.
I saw the info about tekturna in a major clinic's newsletter when tekturna was first approved for the general public. The info I read at that time looked very promising and I would be interested in following the literature.
[QUOTE]...But, as you say, how much do we trust new medications? I'd rather wait until the dust settles.
I don't know, but given my experience with medications I'm a skeptic of all.
[QUOTE]... The average is now hovering around 126/72, which is a few points higher than I had been averaging, but more than acceptable.
Oh, that is a relief! It's still "early" so perhaps it will drop some more,l but yes, those are very good numbers.
[QUOTE]...I LOVE my diet. LOVE IT. It's like eating and snacking all of the time. The small meal, frequent feeding, low calorie diet is great if one has the time to do it. beerzoids, I think this was the way we really were designed to eat, :D. I don't think our ancestors sat down in their caves and "dined" three meals a day! It makes more sense to eat as you do, but you may have more flexibility to do so because you are "retired"....I don't consider working on a roof being "retired" but I'm giving you one here, :).
[QUOTE]...What do you mean, implying that I am not a youngster!? Isn't it true that we are all youngsters inside? I feel that I have never truly grown up, and I will avoid growing up as long as I can! :p
I haven't a clue as to how old you are...I only know that you make me laugh and think, and that you sound like you have the energy, heart, and soul of someone who is the perfect age!
And I don't think anyone should have to go up on a roof...too dangerous, :nono:.
Take care, my friend!