My problem is restricting my liquid intake. I can gain 4lbs in a day from drinking liquids. I don't drink soda or anything with sodium buy the liquid gets me every time.
My husband had a jarvik 2000 implanted on 9-17-14. Still in CICU on 9-27-14 due to breathing problems, he had a GI bleed and went into cardiac arrest. He was intubated and placed on ventilator and...
Sorry to hear about your dad's complictions. I know it's hard not just for your mom but for the whole family, it's a tough change. All I can say is for her to do the best she ...
i read your posting and I am sad that you have had this rough go of it. and that it continues. Some folks who responded to my original post were pissed that I dare to ...
The poem is just beautiful and brought tears to my eyes while I was reading it. I feel the same way about my husband. We fish instead of hunt...
So sorry to hear about your mom and the tough choices you and your family had to make. Dealing with lvads is an ordeal within itself. There's the pros, but sooo many cons.
Yes, I would have it done in a heart beat. Feel much better with it and back to doing everything I always did before. My icd and pacemaker did not work correctly, so they did the LVAD.
No, I'm not suffering from any disease, fortunately.
I'll never be cured from the birth heart defect.
Also, I recently learned from the lvad surgeon that the pump will not be ...
My sister in Italy can't turn her pump speed up becuase she experiences:
-Oppresive feelings behind the sternum
Hello Norm, my name is aaron and i too have had some dizziness. Most of the time it's after bending over. Sometimes if i stand up quickly i will feel a little dizzy.
Being toned while staying skinny isn't as healthy for you, as most of us were told. In past decades, being thin with developed muscles was thought to be the ultimate fitness goal.
I was 57 years old when I received my HeartWear LVAD. 5'8, 270lbs and sick.
Pace/Defib installed Aug 2013, HeartWare late September 2014.
Work is with instrumentation at Waste ...
Thank you so much Yesobel, very interesting and informative. can you explain the full meaning of migrate' ?
Is there anyone out there in LVAD land who has had to give up flyfishing because of fear of getting your batteries wet. I' was an avid flyfisher for 50 years, but since my LVAD implant I've had to...
Sorry no intake on this infection (my Jon has a different one that is also resistent to antibiotics so still in process of dealing with it).
I love you more than enough,
to ask the hard questions and to be your voice.
Hi I am nearly 55 years old. After 20 years with cardiomyopathy, and nearly 45 years with ...