Friday, July 28, 2006

CHF

   Well my day did not go as planned.  I am in conjested heart failure again according to my doctor.  My legs are so swollen and I am havng some trouble breathing.  My inhaler didn't help me.  I called my doctor and if I can't get the fluid off by doubling my lasix I have to go into the hospital.  Drag big time as it is my floor I will have to be admitted to and I really don't want them to know I have this problem.

    My brother was 35 when he died.  My youngest sister is waiting for a heart transplant.  We have some sort of genitic cardiomyopathy in my family.  Supposenly since I am older then 40 I don't have to worry about getting that but I still have some cardiac problems.  They aren't sure if it is related or not.  I take a medicine everyday, HCTZ to help me get rid of the fluid but sometimes, when I drink to much water, Duh, it gets ahead of me and I have problems.  I was always hoping losing weight and exercising would make it go away.  Nurses are such bad patients, LOL. It is not good that I am young and having these problems I was told, I told her it was better that I was young because I could fight it better.  I will be better because this is about  the worse I have felt in awhile.  So much for exercising today.

   Check out the great tag I got from Sassy. 

             

5 comments:

mawmellow said...

Hope you're feeling better soon.  No one likes to but try to follow the doctor's orders !!

wrigleyrachey said...

Hi Julie, so sorry to read that you are feeling bad, and this hot weather doesn't help. I hope you will soon be feeling better and not have to go into hospital. Don't worry about the weight, just get better soon.
With my best wishes
Rach.xxxx

sugarsweet056 said...

So sorry to hear this sweetie, will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. Keep us updated!
Love & hugs,
Sugar

springangel235 said...

Julie,
I am very worried about you....please take care.  Was saddened to read this just now.  I am keeping you in my prayers.  You take care...try to have a nice weekend. Hugs and lots of love,
Joyce

lanurseprn said...

Julie...I am so sorry you are going through this.  CHF?? Wow!!  With all that you do to exercise?  Take care sweetie.  You are in my prayers.
Hugs to you.......Pam