sheila727

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Fri Aug 19

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 12:51 PM

Re: Echo-cardiogram results

I enjoy your mom!

And I sure don't want this heart valve issue to impair her energy and zest and health. The American Heart Association gives good information on the need to know what's going on, and the importance of monitoring [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 12:23 PM

Re: Good thoughts please

I could not survive without neem. It enabled me to walk without pain despite the arthritic mess in my left foot (which evolved from an ancient ski accident that I then made a total mess of), and enabled me to stop taking Vioxx--which made the pain [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 12:14 PM

Re: Echo-cardiogram results

I have no idea. I would imagine, that if the valve weakens to the point that it allows fluid to back up into the lungs, much like my MIL has, they will have to do some sort of valve replacement or possibly a defibrillator?

I [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 12:00 PM

Re: Good thoughts please

Cold intolerance is one of the symptoms of low thyroid.

I had always thought that that's the typical, but the information I came across the other day said that it's a subset of people who remain cold intolerant even when [more]

Thu Aug 18

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 5:49 PM

Re: New diagnoses..

I'd shoot for eating habits that make yo-you dieting unnecessary

You seem to have done an excellent job of missing the consistent linking of "low carb" and "lifestyle," whether the poster has been IP, or [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 12:27 PM

Re: New diagnoses..

But low carbing is much less about losing weight and much more about changing your lifestyle....much more than calorie restriction. Truthfully, it's about more than just restricting carbs. It is one recipe for dietary health.

Wish [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 10:33 AM

Re: New diagnoses..

In line with IP's solid recommendations and advice, I would also suggest taking a look at Dr. Andrew Weil's recommendations. He provides good and clearly written background information to help understand what is wrong and how you got here, [more]

Wed Aug 17

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 5:24 PM

Re: Echo-cardiogram results

The questions I posed -- not to create worries or fears, but simply to have some idea of the lay of the land so you know what MIGHT lie ahead, and what the cardio is basing HIS decision to do nothing for now.

=sheila

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 5:22 PM

Re: Echo-cardiogram results

The news sounds excellent! ;-)

Which valve is showing some slight weakening? I would want to know what WOULD ultimately cause concern, and if that happens--what would need to be done, and how likely is/isn't it that it would worsen to a [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 5:18 PM

Re: Good thoughts please

So it sounds as if your mom's internist is really concerned about her getting the proper treatment, and he's also in a learning phase since she's a new patient of is. And now that there has been this lack of carefulness--however [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 1:51 PM

Re: L-lysine

Thanks for clearing up those questions. And it appears that discovering the anti-pain effects of L-lysine were accidental. But I'm still curious as to what got you (and your cohorts) taking L-lysine as an independent supplement to start with. I [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 10:21 AM

Re: L-lysine

there is about 15 of us more or less.

A residence? Commune of seniors? Huge extended family? Very puzzling.

"Fibramasia" -- do you mean fibromyalgia?
"Stratium" supplements -- do you mean strontium? [more]

Mon Aug 15

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 4:52 PM

Re: L-lysine

We are a group of old folks, we had to learn the hard way by taking it feeling better then going off and back on several times to figure out what one was making the big difference.

But how did lysine end up among the alternatives [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 3:14 PM

Re: Foam Roller Exercises

I could barely use it on my upper thighs the first time because of the pain. Now, only three days later, doing two sessions a day, it's getting easier and much less painful in that area.

Sounds like progress! I know with rolling [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 1:41 PM

Re: Foam Roller Exercises

I've used a foam roller only to relax my IT Band when it gets tight. I've never heard of it being used for pelvic floor issues -- but that's not an area I know a great deal about anyway. I do know that there are physical therapists who [more]

Sun Aug 14

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 2:05 PM

Re: conversations with mom

Do I remember correctly that your mother had had a dishonest and manipulative aide to whom your other had given financial power, and the aide was handling things for her own significant financial benefit? And you had decided to wash your hands of the [more]

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 1:07 AM

Re: L-lysine

And what kind of pain are you talking about -- arthritic, or neural, or what?

=sheila

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sheila727 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 1:06 AM

Re: L-lysine

How/where did you learn about lysine for pain control?

=sheila

Sat Aug 13

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 12:56 PM

Re: Good thoughts please

Have you had any thoughts of looking for a different cardiologist? I wonder who your mom's internist would recommend? There are several mistakes that I find extremely distressing, and that hold dangerous potential.

Your mom's kidney [more]

Fri Aug 12

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sheila727 replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 3:07 PM

Re: Good thoughts please

Fingers crossed -- toes too!

Can't believe some of these medical people. Thank god your mom is reasonably healthy and these unbelievable mistakes didn't do her in!

What's particularly scary about those BP-lowering drugs [more]

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