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Nov 09, 2013 in the Orthopedics Community - 2
Thank you for your insightful reply. After surgery my instructions were to use crutches for only 2 or 3 days so I did that and then started walking without them. I did use them when I felt very uncomfortable. Most of the pain was from the calf unless I turned the wrong way and then I'd feel a very sharp pain in the knee. No physical therapy was recommen...
Nov 03, 2013 in the Orthopedics Community - 2
I had a surgery for a torn meniscus 9 days ago and arthritis cleaned up under my knee. I had a partial medial menisectomy. I was told after surgery that 50% of the meniscus was torn. The knee gets a little better each day, but is still very tight and swollen but the pain is tolerable so I've weaned myself off of the crutches. My problem is my calf. If I...
Jul 01, 2013 in the Gastroenterology Community - 40
I just had my appendix out 4 weeks ago and the diagnosis came back :acute and chronic appendicitis". At my post op last week, my surgeon said, "Your stomach has been bothering you for awhile, hasn't it." I told him that it's been bothering me for most of my life off and on. I'm 61 and my first attack was in high school. My doctor...
Jun 11, 2013 in the Gastroenterology Community - 1
I had an appendectomy last Wednesday. Every day since then I have felt better. Yesterday I started noticing a stabbing pain where the appendix used to be and today it's even worse. Is this normal? Shouldn't it be getting better each day? On a scale of 1-10 I would say the pain is around an 8 at times today. Is pain part of the healing process or sho...
Feb 09, 2013 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 1
I had SVT for 20 years and was able to have a successful ablation for AVNRT type of SVT. You are on the right tract to try and figure out what can help or hurt. I found that fish oil, especially krill triggers my arrythmia. So does Coq10. These are supposed to be good for the heart but do the opposite. I take magnesium every night and that really helps, proba...
Nov 17, 2012 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 8
I know you've suffered with this for a long time and I pray that you'll finally get some relief. This rythm thing is such a hard thing to deal with.
Nov 10, 2012 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 83
I also had SVT and my ablation was in the AV node for SVT. I had 2 pathways and one had to be burned to stop the SVT. I suspect yours must have been the same type of burn. Don't try to do things too soon as the heart takes months to heal. YOu might feel okay while resting, but believe me, if you try too much too soon, you'll wear out very quickly. ...
Aug 09, 2012 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 30
When I tell doctors that I think fish oil is causing palps, they don't acknowledge it at all. It works for a lot of people including my husband who uses it faithfully. You just have to listen to your body on some of these things. That said, if you stop taking the fish oil and the palps continue, just continue using the process of elimanation to figure i...
Aug 07, 2012 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 2
I haven't been here for awhile because things have been going pretty good. Recently my blood pressure is lower than normal and my heart rate is close to 100. When I go from any position to upright, even slowly, I start blacking out. What is going on? I tire more easily and sometimes feel like I'm out of breath. The thoughts of going back to any doct...
May 04, 2012 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 4
My hormones also made mine much worse when I was in that season of my life as well as perimenopause. When I went into menopause things acutually go so much better and some years I didn't have a single attack. With age, however, things started getting worse. (Maybe I'm going out of menopause finally????) I finally was diagnosed correctly after 29 yea...