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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 23, 2016 9:11 AM CST
I hope everything checks out alright. Just last week my wife had her annual cardiologist check up and he said everything was so good she would not even have to come back next year! Now, I don't know if everything really was that good, or if medicare has just decided to cut back on doing checkups!
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Feb 23, 2016 9:54 AM CST
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth, Larry! I'm so glad to hear your wife is doing so well...that's wonderful!
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
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glengarry23
Feb 23, 2016 6:36 PM CST
Hoping you have good results Annie,..i will be thinking of you Thumbs up

Larry,..your Wife had good news she must be clear of any problems,..nice to know Thumbs up
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Feb 24, 2016 10:00 AM CST
Thanks for your good wishes! I am not sure of course, but I have a suspicion that the problem is more in my HEAD than in my Heart....it seems that as long as I don't think/worry about it, I'm fine. The minute I start thinking about it....that weird flutter starts. Another friend told me to stop caffeine, so difficult as that will be for me, I am trying to cut back.
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Cactus and Succulents Butterflies
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JuneOntario
Feb 24, 2016 2:22 PM CST
Annie, I started getting "flutters" in my heart back in December, after going through a lot of grief and stress in the latter half of 2015. I have had EKG and holter monitor tests, and am scheduled for an echocardiogram soon. My family doctor told me I have atrial fibrillation, and made it sound like a death sentence unless I took blood thinner tablets (which have horrendous side effects). Luckily, I sought a second opinion from a naturopathic doctor, who pointed out that the reports on my EKG and holter monitor results indicated that my atrial fibrillation was not severe and should be self-correcting. I don't need to medicate, just relax, eat properly, get regular exercise (I guess exercise is not an issue for you, as you work so hard in your garden!), and maybe take a diet supplement to boost thyroid and adrenal glands since stress takes a toll on those. I hope the reports on your tests will be encouraging. Don't be bullied into taking medication that you don't need!
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Feb 24, 2016 6:38 PM CST
June, thank you SO MUCH for telling me all this. My cardiologist says this is not atrial fibrillation. I am with you...I dont want to take any medication unless absolutely necessary. I know I have high cholesterol because unfortunately that runs in my family...my brother and sister both have it and when they were put on statin drugs to lower the cholesterol it made them both deathly ill (their doctors tried all different kinds too). My brother started taking fish oil and Red Yeast Rice caps and his cholesterol went way down! (We are all very careful of what we eat, so it's not diet). So I think I'll do that too before I get my blood tests done. I trust my cardiologist; she's a pretty level headed person and saw me and my husband through his HORRENDOUS heart problems. It's funny that she also mentioned thyroid...one of the blood tests is for that...

Again, thank you so much and I hope everything goes well with you too. I'm sorry that you had to have such trauma and stress in your life...I really believe that a "broken heart" is a physical thing as well as emotional.
Please keep me informed on how things are going with you and I'll try to keep you posted on what goes with me. Best, Annie
The end is nothing, the journey is all.

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