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General Discussion / Re: Christmas/Vacation plans?
« Last post by Pleeb on February 16, 2020, 03:32:30 PM »
Thanks, Paul.

I've also heard of people living with it for years and years.

My brother is moving into a retirement home.  It won't be expensive, as he only requires minimal care.  (meals only?)


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: Christmas/Vacation plans?
« Last post by paulm on February 08, 2020, 10:07:55 PM »
Hi Peter. Some forms of leukemia can be put into remission. Take Care. paul m
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General Discussion / Re: Christmas/Vacation plans?
« Last post by Pleeb on February 08, 2020, 09:09:26 PM »
Good news:  today he said his recent blood test results didn't require him to get a transfusion.

Actually, he does have one of those walkers with brakes and a basket.


To be honest, I don't ask a lot of questions re his illness, treatment - he's cranky to begin with, and much more cranky since he became sick.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: Christmas/Vacation plans?
« Last post by Pleeb on February 07, 2020, 11:29:43 PM »
Hi, Paul....He's doing o.k., but I'm surprised he doesn't have the kind with brakes and baskets to store stuff.


I don't know if leukemia is progressive:  the person that has it gets worse and worse?.....or can the getting worse be stopped.
Not sure how much his chemo helps.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: Christmas/Vacation plans?
« Last post by paulm on February 07, 2020, 05:40:21 AM »
Hello Peter. How is your brother making out with his walker. Take Care. paul m
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General Discussion / Re: Thoughts on this
« Last post by Pleeb on February 05, 2020, 03:53:08 AM »
sarahruth, welcome, if you haven't been welcome already.

You have tough issues also.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: heart ailment...
« Last post by Pleeb on February 05, 2020, 03:51:10 AM »
Thanks, Paul.  It's not painful, thank goodness.

Peter
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General Discussion / Re: Thoughts on this
« Last post by sarahruth on February 04, 2020, 09:57:47 AM »
Wow tough issues.
My 22 year old is type 1 diabetic too.
Its so hard to step aside as a parent when they get old.
His dad has mental illness and I am stressed so he has learned to take care of himself.
Take care.
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General Discussion / Re: heart ailment...
« Last post by paulm on February 03, 2020, 09:25:24 PM »
Sorry to hear about that. I hope everything goes well for you. Take Care. paul m
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General Discussion / heart ailment...
« Last post by Pleeb on February 03, 2020, 03:31:58 AM »
Found out I have atrial fibrillation a while ago. 

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Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase your risk of strokes, heart failure and other heart-related complications.

My nurse practitioner found out accidentally when she was checking my chest.  She then sent me to Emergency (St. Mikes - 5 minutes away)

This isn't something I noticed myself - I noticed a rapid heartbeat the odd time....didn't think anything of it.

An "ablation" cures this, and 99% effective.  You can do it with local anesthetic  :o or general, whereby you're out like a light.


The ablation is a few weeks down the road.

Heart ailments don't run in my family.

Peter

I have to learn to take my own pulse ::) -  I never have, and I don't know what's normal or not.
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