About Me: Female, Burlington, TX, member since Aug 2009
I started getting a-fib episodes in the late 90's, at least that's when it became apparent. It started with a reaction to ephedrine in diet aids and I did try phen-fen for a short while. Anyway, its gotten worse over the years and now I'm on coumadin.. My Dr. is con
[More]stantly pushing ablation, but I have a lot of reservations about it. I know when I'm in a-fib and it makes me feel terrible. I feel likeI just have to find a solution. Update.....I did have the ablation in Sept and I'm still having a-fib/a-flutter eposodes for 24 hrs every other day.Hopefully this part of the recovery is about over. I'm anxious to get on with my life. Update.....I started a high dose of flecainide in Dec. I weaned myself off the flecainide in April and prayed to God for no more a-fib. Haven't had an episode in almost 6 months. I am finally feeling really good!
So sorry to read that TJ seems to be declining, Linda. It doesn't sound like it's that 'time' quite yet though from what you wrote. I do understand wanting to spend as much time as possible with him. I'm glad you're home and able to do that. We don't know how much longer we will have Jade, so she is now allowed to lie anywhere on the bed she damn well pleases....without a towel! :) We also get about a half hr and sometimes a full hr of playtime in at night. Keeping you and TJ in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you, my friend~ ♥
Linda -- thanks so much for your kind thoughts and words. I am really doing my homework on this. I am hoping by nsr holds out until I have some kind of a plan in place. You and all the support from this board make such a difference. I read success stories like yours and I think, if you can do it, maybe I can too. It is amazing the power this group has to make a difference! Thanks again. DD.
Congratulations! Time for a celebration... the celebration of my son's life. We are ready with neon orange smiley kool-aid shirts, a hot pink salad bowl, more pictures than i can count, and bird seed to spread in his name... this journey feels so so so LONG, and I am weary. I am literally held up by a wing and a prayer. Blessings - Blu
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