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When It Rains, It Pours!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

So my life has been in a season of shambles as of late. I've been indirectly affected by news from my daughter and directly affected by news concerning me. Had a doctors appointment today. Good news: Lost 5 pounds. Bad news: I gained an additional 13 pounds since my last Spark posted weight BEFORE I even lost this 5 pounds! Good news: My blood pressure is slowly getting better. Bad news: I've been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). Bad news: I've also been prescribed for a handicapped placard😣😞 because of my arthritic knees & chronic back spasms. My doc says that alot of folks have CHF....that doesn't mean I want to be one of those folks. Legs are always swollen and because I drive a school bus 5 days a week, I can really only take my prescribed water pills on the weekend. This has been one trying year!
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    You being here and being dedicated to getting better is the most important thing! Love yourself and be good to you 👍!
    457 days ago
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    Be good to yourself. You are so much more than a doctor's diagnosis. emoticon
    458 days ago
    I can definitely relate!
    483 days ago
    Taking your prescribed medications only on weekends will not help. It needs to be taken daily. Otherwise your CHF and swollen legs will never improve. The 2 walk hand in hand. Talk with your doctor. Take your health seriously. emoticon
    498 days ago
    Which water pill? I know HCTZ works differently than others. You hardly know you're taking it. Lassix (not sue of spelling or generic name) creates a flood of pee for about 4 hours.
    498 days ago
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