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els
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   Posted 3/24/2006 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Sharplle said...
Hello everyone, I have searched long and hard for a forum just like this. I have type II diabetes diagnosed just over a year ago, and just last September was diagnosed with CAD, I too have I think? 100% blockage in the largest artery and my body made it's own bypass. I'm so scared that I'm just going to keel over dead, and I can't stop thinking about it! I just want to break down crying all the time...and my husband quote says "its not life threatening"!! I just need to let it out and find support. From what I have read I'm in the right place. I'm at work right now, so can't stay...but I will be logging in when I get home. Hope to hear from anyone.Thanks for listening (reading)!!
Hi Sharplle,  I wanted to tell you welcome to Healing Well forum.  We are so happy to have you but really sorry it is under these circumstances.  This forum is just great for lending support and our members are so kind and caring, always willing to help one another.
I have started a new tread for you post so everyone would see it and be able to welcome you and respond to it.  I really am looking forward to see more from you.  Take care....

~elisha
 


sharplle
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   Posted 3/24/2006 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much Elisha I really appreciate it. I too have read many of the postings and everyone seems really nice. I'm looking forward to being a part of this wonderful site.
Lesley


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   Posted 3/25/2006 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HW sharplle,I also had a100% blockage that made its own bypass.I have other health related issues now, which is why I am here as well.People here are very nice and very helpful. It is very normal to be scared about heart related problems, I still have heart trouble and it can be very scary at times.I wish you well and hope that you can get the help you need,you've come to the right place.
 


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   Posted 3/25/2006 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Sharplle! :-)   It is very scary having trouble with your heart. It produces stress and anxiety and sometimes it is hard to stop thinking or wondering about it. Don't take chances with your heart and always call the doctor or go to the E.R. if you think something is wrong. Women must be vigilant about this stuff because so many even in the medical community don't get that it is a life-threatening issue for women also. Studies have shown that for some reason we aren't treated with the same therapies and medicines as a man who has the same condition. ??? Don't let anyone brush you off-doctors, a husband, whoever AND have a good cry once in awhile. There is nothing wrong with that! It can help you refocus and be stronger afterwards!! Lol and (((HUGS)))

sharplle
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   Posted 3/26/2006 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
hope2 and Hopes, thank you so much for your responses. Wow I seem to have had more support in the last twenty-four hours than I've had for months. Thank you all so very much. I shall look forward to logging in every day and also try to offer support to others myself. THANK YOU EVERYONE, I feel I finally have friends.
Lesley


els
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   Posted 3/26/2006 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
sharplle,  Yes you do have friends here and lots of support.  We look forward to hearing from you often..... tongue
~elisha
 


els
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   Posted 3/26/2006 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hopes said... Studies have shown that for some reason we aren't treated with the same therapies and medicines as a man who has the same condition. ???
Hi Hope...I just wanted to respond to this one part here.  I read an article about a month or so ago and saw it on the news also that researchers are finding out that women respond differently to medications and medical procedures then men do.  It said that in the case of like pain medications women required higher doses as their bodies break them down at a quicker and higher rate.  I wish I could remember what health magazine that was in, I will look for it.  Anyhow, it continued to say that it was a huge breakthrough as a lot of women complain about the ineffectiveness of their medications.  I guess they are mostly geared toward men?  I dont know.  I just thought it was interesting.

~elisha
 


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   Posted 3/26/2006 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  just saying Hi to Sharpy, glad you are a part of the forum, there are a lot of wll informed people on this site, later

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   Posted 3/27/2006 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Sharp to our HW family. So sorry your having these problems. If i wasn't happy with the docs i'm seeing, find another one. It's your life and your dime. I have mutli-heart problems and diabetis. [iddm 2 ] And being a woman we are one of a kind. I fight daily for my life and god has been good to me. The extra stress on you is not good and i don't think you will be satisfied until you have the answeres you are looking for. I will keep you in my prayers. DELTA

{ Listen to your body talk. } Deltacece


hope3
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   Posted 3/28/2006 3:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi delta,I havent heard from you for a while on the posts or anything. I hope you are doing well.You are still in my prayers.Still waiting to chat sometime lol. Maybe I,ll catch you on chat sometime.Take Care and I wish you all the best.
 


hope3
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   Posted 3/28/2006 3:09 AM (GMT -7)   
sharplle, I hope you are doing better, keep us posted. We are all here for you.Take Care!
 


sharplle
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   Posted 3/28/2006 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, just checking in, haven't had much time to surf over the past few day's. Just want to say thank you to everyone for your wonderful messages of support. I have also made a new friend from the boards. We are emailing daily, it really does help to know I can log on and be part of something special with people who are going through similar things. My email is available to everyone, if I can be of any support please don't hesitate. Thanks again all and I will take your advice about seeking a different doctor. BTW I'm British, living in the States, so please forgive if I forget sometimes and write with my terminology, any questions LOL please ask. TTFN..
Lesley


els
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   Posted 3/29/2006 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sharplle,  I am so glad that the forum has helped for you.  Don't worry about your terminology at all...we have people from all over the world that post here.  Well figure it out  tongue .  Take care....
~elisha
Cats are like potato chips ~ you can't have just one
 


sharplle
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   Posted 4/7/2006 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, just checking in hope all are doing ok. I'm no too bad, dealing with it....waiting for my next appt with cardiologist and bloods next month.
Lesley


Aldo
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   Posted 4/8/2006 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lesley :)

Sorry I was so late in replying to you. I don't know any real specifics about your CAD, though I would like to help. I am having a real fight with it, myself. I am waiting on the "feeling better now" from the last 2 stents I received, 6 weeks ago. It hasn't made it yet. I may even be getting worse. That is depressing to read, I know, but it is how I feel at this point in my life. I think the best that I can hope for now, is bypass surgery. It was recommended by my local hospital cardiologist 6 weeks ago, but I was transfered to another larger, and better hospital that placed the 2 stents vs performing surgery on me. I do fear that surgery.

The emotional impact is sometimes overwhelming. One needs to have faith in something, I think, and this may be one of my problems.

The British medical system is slow. I have roamed a few heart disease boards for several years now, and have heard some horror stories. Here in the states, we get treatment on time, but you never know about the quality of treatment you are getting.

Here, if you want to find out how well your hospital staff ranks with others, you can pay through hospital data type websites, or maybe luck up on some statistics by doing some heavy googling.

I want some competition amongst the hospitals. Someone needs to give them a grade!!!!!!! I have more on this subject but the time has come for me to turn the soapbox over to someone else :)

Rj

Hopes
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   Posted 4/8/2006 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
RJ,

I think you are such a dear and full of valuable information. I hope you start feeling better very soon!!! Hang in there!
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