About Me: Female, Ann Arbor, MI, member since Jan 2011
I have had AFib since 2003. Episodes are becoming more frequent. Would like feedback on treatments that have worked for others, since there are as many theories as there are doctors, it seems. Interests are reading, writing mystery fiction, singing, drawing, life!
So good to get your note. I've been thinking about you and wondering how you are and what's been happening with you medically?
I"m doing well. No more a-fib and I am intensely grateful. I had a pneumonia relapse but am good now. The thyroid biopsy came out benign (YES!). My thyroid is still messed up but improving all the time. In the meantime, I am losing weight, doing more, taking fewer naps and meds ( down to 1 aspirin a day now). Best of all, I have energy. Energy is good.
Thank you for messaging me and I look forward to hearing how you are.
I talked to the Cardio Surgeon this morning and he's hopeful that I can be off meds in the next 6 weeks if my heart recovery continues to go well. Still some discomfort and not wearing a bra yet, but feels minor compared to the lung issues I've been struggling with.
I appreciate your support so much and always know you are there, struggling along with me in this afib stuff. Please keep in touch and let me know how you are!
Hi DeltaDawn! Yes, I've been wondering how you are too, and what the medico-establishment is offering you in terms of care. Hope you are feeling better and keeping the afib at bay.
I haven't returned to work yet. It's been taking a long time to get over the pneumonia and to get my oxygen levels up. I talk to my Cardio Ep on Friday as we are thinking about me returning to work next Tuesday (I work a 4 day week). He wants me to only work 4 hours a day the first 2 weeks, but to get medical, I need to work at least 5 hours/4 days a week to get my 20 hours requirement in. I am figuring out ways to decrease the being up and about while at work, using the handicapped parking spot, having my client pick-ups moved to a closer unit, etc.
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