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Johnny Knee Bone
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   Posted 11/11/2008 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
that would pretty much be what GERD is without treatment and well tonight I was so tired of this constant chest flip flops (not kidding I swear there is a fish flopping around in my chest its really startling sometimes stopping me in my tracks it scares me and then causes a little anxiety ...my chest is also non stop sore )
 
Tonight I got taken off guard before taking my pariet (acid reflux med) I was compelled to just go for a long walk a very  unusually long walk infact the longest in one year and when I got back I sat down and well the title explains what happened it was really by surprise because I wasn't feeling to bad and didn't notice anything unusual . I'm waiting for a dipyridamole cardiac perfusion study test which will occur at the end of Nov . Everyday I'm tempted to run back to ER but I don't because I don't want to be there
so I tough it out patiently waiting .
 
My question is ...
Is this foolish to patiently try toughing it out ?
 
 

Post Edited (Johnny Knee Bone) : 11/12/2008 9:57:30 AM (GMT-7)


stkitt
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   Posted 11/12/2008 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning Johnny,

I read your post last night but needed some time to think about how to respond. idea

Your posted: I really don't want another heart attack and they know I avoid going to ER ...the last time I went I had to talk my way out  lotsa faking to get out

Perhaps you could explain to me why you go to the ER in need of help and then "talk your way out using lots of faking" I know it is scary and you may feel to anxious to hear news in case it is not good but really I would like to see you be safe. OK, my background is CCU so I advocate for heart health. :-)   In no way am I  judging you, but encouraging you to be your own best advocate.

Please keep talking to us.

Hugs
Kitt


 

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Johnny Knee Bone
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   Posted 11/12/2008 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
good point stkitt I hope you don't mind me editing that out of my post .I would rather be at home I just don't want it to be a stupid decision and well really my question isn't one that can be answered . It was a stupid post and stupid question .

CordeliaGray
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   Posted 11/13/2008 6:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Johnny,
There is no such thing as a stupid post, or a stupid question. We are all in this together, here to support each other. One of the characteristics of chronic illness and certainly heart problems the denial of the symptoms. To think of the unthinkable, eg another heart attack is hard. I echo Kitts response that I encourage you to advocate for your health. Please keep posting. I'm rooting for you Johnny!!!

hugs and prayers

Cordelia

stkitt
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   Posted 11/17/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning Johnny,

This is Kitt.  This forum is your home away from home, your family and there is no such thing as a stupid question. I know when I get worried or upset about my health I become worried.

I have anxiety/depression, GERD and IBS.

When you said "it felt like flip flop" my brain went right to cardiac issue first because arrythmias may feel that way.

That, my friend, is why I want you to tell the physician all and if you don't get the response you want or agree the physician is treating you appropriately look for a second opinion.  

There is something comforting about baring your soul to the members of A & P and still being able to be anonymous. So please keep posting and let us help you.

Keep on posting Johnny and I will help you as much as I am able too.

When you feel the problem in your chest and you think part of it is caused by stress try relaxation exercises. Relaxation exercises are techniques to relax muscles and relieve tension by using controlled breathing and muscle flexing. They usually involve sitting down in a comfortable chair, closing your eyes and systematically tensing and relaxing different muscle groups in your body, usually starting with the legs and feet.

Take care my friend.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


 

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Johnny Knee Bone
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   Posted 11/19/2008 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks kitt

I am patiently awaiting a two day cardiac perfusion study in several days from now its a tough wait and I work very hard to keep things at bay . Sometimes it just scares me I could go into detail but I won't .I have taken a healthy living management approach seriously now , not just enjoying being smoke free for a year and a half now but the food I eat too.

I struggle to stay away from the hospital because they keep me and I don't want to be there .I know its for my benefit but I just want to be home . Everyday for weeks now I've felt as though I may have no choice but to go back sometimes several times a day... it can't be too bad because I have managed to stay away for this long and I'm still alive ...wait I'll pinch myself to be sure ...yup I'm still here .

I have not seen a cardiologist since my heart attack and I will be seeing the one who did my surgery in less than a week . I'm looking forward to it. I keep my fingers crossed he is a good fisherman and will catch that fish in my chest.

thanks for the reminder about second opinion infact there is no other way to protect your health .So I agree its sound advice and being reminded never hurts .

I have a pretty good doctor now except sometimes I have to keep him from consulting a local internist ...its a protocol thing here because rather than using specialists in any given area they utilize internists as a stepping stone between GP and specialist . In my situation the internist has been all interference to the point of being harmful its a long story but I find myself having to put my foot down with my GP too often .

Be well
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