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Goldie
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The insertion of 2 stents went uneventful.  I am not in favor of stents as a whole but when you need them to prevent on imminent heart attack, then so be it.

I got real lucky as I met a great heart specialist who is up to date on the issues.  She understands small particles, and she is keeping abreast of the discoveries as they come in.

Small particles will be what will ail me.  

The good part of all this is that DR Peter D'Adamo has saved me from a much worse fate, way earlier in my life!!!!

I am now to eat as a Cheetah would.  I am to eat that meat which Dr D does not give to other blood groups, but instead has fed me on it for 20 years, and I ate it!!! Faithfully!!!!

The image of a Cheetah is perfect, it explains the needs for food better than most lists and 100% better than what one reads outside of BTD...

All I now am looking at is getting a 'professional' listing of sups that might be good to take, so that I can show them to the heart specialist... I think I owe it to her .. so as not to counter some other meds..

For all your answers in the other thread, .. thanks and learn from me.. be curious and follow through asking why? how come? and when?.. I did and I am better for it.  


    


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!

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Excellent news!  : Hope it brings more comfort.
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I am glad that the surgery went well for you.


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Great news and that you notice improvements already.  
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So glad to hear you came through the surgery well, Goldie.  i posted the name of a book on your other thread about stents.  I think it would be a very valuable book for you to read, given your current circumstance and can help tremendously with your recovery with a list of good supplements for recovery from heart surgery.

You take good care of yourself, Goldie!
Patty


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Congratulations to both you and the doctor!  So glad to hear it was not the major heart surgery, but "only stents".  Hubby has one in a brachial artery. Our regular doctor found the problem when he for some reason decided to check Hubby's blood pressure in both arms.  It was 30 points higher in one arm - so it was time for tests and sho'nuff......a blockage.  

Enjoy your new longer-term lease on your body!


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Congratulations to both you and the doctor!  So glad to hear it was not the major heart surgery, but "only stents".  Hubby has one in a brachial artery. Our regular doctor found the problem when he for some reason decided to check Hubby's blood pressure in both arms.  It was 30 points higher in one arm - so it was time for tests and sho'nuff......a blockage.  


I think we need more actual discussions on things like this.  

For instance, I am surprised that the blue line on my fingernails which I had ALL my life are GONE..... Why did I have it all my life?  I will need to ask.  SO often I do not know what the questions should be.. and therein is the insecurity of ignorance.  We need way more info to get self sufficient.

I will now take my BP on both arms.. and see, because I have some issues in arm pain I have yet to figure out.  I had a deep pain in my left arm where I also had shoulder injuries which get worse when I sleep on that side.  This is going on for a year, yet despite all sort of intervention -- the pain deep inside the upper arm muscle was on enigma to all doctors.--- until maybe now, it seems so far - to have diminished greatly.  Is the reduction from the stents?  I would not really think so..let me explain :

The heart was showing a fluttering instead of clear lines opening and closing.  The heart is a octopus with many, many small arteries, the size of the back cap of a pen, or smaller.   These go throughout the heart and can be seen on any picture of a heart.  It was two of such arteries that where repaired.  They fed the part of my heart that was needed to nourish the heart itself.  

I never in my mind separated the two types of arteries.. outside of the heart, and inside of the heart.  The first causes deprivations of blood to some part of the body (tingling, pain and loss of function) while the other is depriving the heart itself -causing a heart attack.  

Having seen into the heart and fixed it, I NOW will go after the other issues I experience.  I get 6 hour headaches on the outside of my scull, going along blood vessels there, starting from the neck up over the forehead and always on the left side.  The pain goes away the same way it comes on after 6 hours or with real coffee..  

Then also this pain in my shoulder/upper arm which is still not fully explained. I also had on attack of pain (inflammation) in my left hand thumb which seems to be better also, so I ask why?
I am much better, that much I can feel, but I still have issues and wish to learn more about them.

I will ask questions..

NOW the biggest issues:  MEDS vers SUPS..

I am now on 6 front line Blood thinners and other Meds to make sticky things slippery, and slippery things sticky.  

Yet I also wish to take the sups deemed good for me a week earlier to reduce the particles which are floating in my blood that should not be there.  Plaque is one, Cholesterol another, lipids yet another, AND what they now call SMALL Particles:  These small particles are what are the BIG problem.  For now my liver can not get rid of those, and as of yet there are not sufficiently good meds to get rid of them the easy ways.. so I am on 5-7 new meds.  Small pills but unwelcome.  

At the very least my pulse that was 90 for years is now 60.. so one of the pills is working!!

I will take them, that much I owe my doctor, YET I also wish to take the sups from Dr. D>  They promise to make a big difference as well.  It is only tooo bad that I did not take those earlier... Would it have mattered? Maybe so, I have no way of knowing...    

I had other concerns, I dealt with them, NOW however it is time to deal with the here and now, and I am not exactly certain how to proceed... Take the sups and my chances, that nothing will interfere with the meds.... or not take them and let the meds work for a few month and then add the sups later??

Over the next days I will have to figure out how to decide on what to do.  I have a closet full of sups, I wish I could empty all capsules into a big jar, mix them all up and add them to smoothies...

A cocktail of sorts, taking all powders all at once... might it work? to my detriment or my advantage.. the alternative is to chuck them all.. and start fresh ??????????????


  


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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NOW the biggest issues:  MEDS vers SUPS..

I am now on 6 front line Blood thinners and other Meds to make sticky things slippery, and slippery things sticky.  

I had other concerns, I dealt with them, NOW however it is time to deal with the here and now, and I am not exactly certain how to proceed... Take the sups and my chances, that nothing will interfere with the meds.... or not take them and let the meds work for a few month and then add the sups later??

Over the next days I will have to figure out how to decide on what to do.  I have a closet full of sups, I wish I could empty all capsules into a big jar, mix them all up and add them to smoothies...

A cocktail of sorts, taking all powders all at once... might it work? to my detriment or my advantage.. the alternative is to chuck them all.. and start fresh ??????????????
  


Goldie - I really hope that "cocktail mixture" statement was a joke!  Supplements and Rx's can interact - sometimes to the good and sometimes very, very bad.  

You need to research each of the medicines you are taking - and each of the supplements.  On the manufacturer's sites and also on either drugs.com or medicinenet.com you look up each item and make a list of interactions.  That is how you start.  

If you "do research" scientifically you know that you should not change more than one variable at a time OR you won't know what effect anything has.  

When I was working with my doctor to find the best combination of "whatever" for blood pressure control I used various combinations of:  One prescription pill, 3 kinds of supplements.  I tried each one ALONE for several days, then each one in combination, using every possible combination for a few days.  

At that time I found that the combination of the prescription plus Dr. D's Histona Ulterior plus hawthorn capsules did the job for me.  SINCE then I've added hawthorn and hibiscus extracts and was able to quit taking the prescription.  I have found that no matter what combination of other things I use I do NOT get good results if I eliminate the Histona.  BUT the Histona alone doesn't do the job for me either.  Most interesting.  

BUT it is a process and YOU have to do the research and the work involved for your own body.

Best wishes for a healthy future!  


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Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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ginnyTN ,, yes the posting you did is a good one.. I will have to look at all things.  

I have no hight BP, that is a good thing,

I slept through the night minus one wake up against 3 or 4 fantastic..  

For my part I now think that regular stress tests is a must.. I was avoiding them for some unfounded fear.. rather stupid in the many years my heart suffered.. and I had no clue!


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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Goldie:
As you know, I've suffered some health challenges over the past couple of years and have gone on some medications. I've eventually dropped just about all of those medications.

I concur with those who instruct you to research each and every med you are prescribed.

In fact, I'd say that you should do all of the following:

1. Store all of the medications' literature somewhere.
2. Whenever you have a symptom that concerns you, consider that it could be a side effect of one of your meds, and look them all up to make sure.  MANY, MANY times, new "symptoms" are actually drug side effects.
3. Do NOT count on any of your doctors or pharmacists to red-flag any dangerous drug-interactions for you; I discovered dangerous interactions... by suffering the consequences.  
4. If you start taking medications, use the lead-time of their efficacy to investigate less toxic options. If you should then decide to try a supplement, based on your research, you STILL must discuss this with your doctor and pharmacist, and research on the Web whether or not there are adverse interactions between that supplement and the meds you take, before you try to wean off your drug to that supplement.
5. Try to get stabilized on a new medication before beginning the weaning process from it. If you need a drug's effect Right Now (i.e., without delay), then go ahead with it if it's a drug that isn't dangerously risky. If you're stable on it, you at least know you have somewhere to go if your experiments with supplements don't work.
6. Getting stabilized on a new medication means self-monitoring quite intensely for the first few weeks on it. Do not rely on the prescribing doctor to monitor you.

I recommend that cardiac patients own a blood pressure monitor. Even if you do not have BP problems, Goldie, most cardiac (and many other) medications do alter blood pressure somewhat, and watching your BP can prevent very serious adverse events that result from medication-reactions. Why wait until you're in the doctor's office, hospital or (knock wood) Emergency Room to find out?
Think of it the way you'd consider owning a thermometer.
Glad you're feeling better.


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Yes San J.  You are so right. thanks..

Yet here is some info worthy of knowing reg my heart condition..

http://eatingacademy.com/cholesterol-2/the-straight-dope-on-cholesterol-part-ix


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1404406536/

is more on the subject of pain between the shoulderblades..  


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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