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#13296048 Jun 12, 2017 at 12:41 PM
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Just thought I would update ppl on my heath situation, since I regularly receive Whispers in game from members enquiring about it.

FINALLY some Good News!

I was able to talk to my cardiologist today about the results of my echocardiogram. He called me a Star. His Superstar in fact. Results like mine make his week he said. *Tiny Fistpump*

When I was hospitalized at Christmas my heart was pumping at "barely 20% capacity" he said. In other words, only just keeping me alive. The results of the echo taken last month show that my heart has responded well to the drugs and exercise. It has come roaring back and tested at 60% (50% is Normal capacity, 100% is Maximum capacity (<-thats BAD BTW)).

So the good news is that as long as I keep taking my pills, I (probably) dont need to worry about dropping dead at any more family gatherings! =)

The bad news is I'm going to have to learn to live with the side effects of the pills (low blood pressure & dizzyness) pretty much indefinitely. =/

Now as long as the Republicans dont price my meds out of my reach...

Moral of the story: Get outside regularly and get some exercise. Trust me on this... Youre gonna miss your heart when its gone.

- Forbs
"For Gnomeregan!"
#13296272 Jun 12, 2017 at 02:38 PM
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So glad to hear about this turn around! Can't allow anything to happen to our Fearless Leader, G4 would be lost without you, so take care of yourself.

If there is ever anything I can do to help, name it and consider it done.

#13297581 Jun 13, 2017 at 09:11 AM
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*high four* Glad to hear your heart is doing better! Great news :)
#13301848 Jun 15, 2017 at 05:08 PM
271 Posts

That is great news! 😎
#13305904 Jun 18, 2017 at 05:31 AM
47 Posts
*high four*
This is great news Forbs!

You should reward yourself with one of those kitties you visit on your walk.
#13307414 Jun 19, 2017 at 02:00 AM
1523 Posts
This is wonderful news, Forbs! You did it!

/gentle hug

#13315759 Jun 23, 2017 at 06:58 PM
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Thanks for sharing the good news!
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#13320262 Jun 26, 2017 at 02:48 PM
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Glad to hear it!
#13327807 Jul 01, 2017 at 07:46 AM
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Hay! I wasn't aware of this. Well good that you're in better shape *nods*. Side effects... well, meh. Guess you'll have to remember to get up a bit more slowly, else you will black out ( happens to me now and then, but that's not a side effects. It's just my blood pressure going low. Fortunately, it's not often.)
#13426708 Sep 05, 2017 at 02:03 PM
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You'll get the hang of the pill thing. Don't even notice the side effects anymore. Don't know your age but I'm 61 and take 2 pills for blood pressure, a statin for cholesterol, propranolol (it has lol) for something, two pills for depression and when all else fails Clonazapam for anxiety. There are more pills in my drawer but these are the ones I take. Oh yeah, Buspirone is another anxiety one I take regular. Gets hard to keep up with all the pills but the VA dosent want me shooting anybody else,ever,again. They even gave me a little organizer for the pills, I feel like a Grandpa. Oh wait, I am a grandpa! Now let me tell ya'll about my!!!!
My son is in Kuwait right now, glad he is not on the DMZ. Next war is gonna suck. Soon as it starts he will be going since he"s a medical officer. God help us....
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