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Aug 30, 2016 · Meet fellow Caregivers - Introduce yourself in Caregivers

It was a hard choice to make for you. You can only do your best,take comfort in that. I have learned that A PLACE FOR MON ONLY RECOMMENDS HOMES THEY HAVE A CONTRACT WITH. These are not always the best places. If you keep finding problems with the home she is in you can move her. Best of luck to you.

Aug 29, 2016 · Meet fellow Caregivers - Introduce yourself in Caregivers

HANK YOU FOR THE SUGGESTION,ONE GOOD THING ABOUT ALZ. THEY FORGET WHAT HAPPENED SO I DON,T FEEL BAD ABOUT MY REACTIONS FOR LONG.AND ITS,S EASIER TO GET BACK INTO THE LIGHT FROM THE DARK PLACES.

Aug 29, 2016 · Meet fellow Caregivers - Introduce yourself in Caregivers

Right now I am in a bad place and really struggling. The kind words and support I have received from all of you is like a small candle in the dark. Thank you all.

Aug 28, 2016 · Meet fellow Caregivers - Introduce yourself in Caregivers

HI, I’d like to join the caregivers forum My situation is a little different then most of you. I am a 79 year old caring for my 85 year old husband who has Alzheimers. He was diagnosed two years ago and it was confirmed when they did a brain biopsy while inserting a shunt for his NPH hydrocephalis. I was hoping that was the cause for his memory problems but unfortunately it was not to be.I know there is no cure or hope of recovery. Only medication to try and slow down the decline.I care for the man I love who is slowing changing in front of my eyes,at times I do not see the man I married at all. It.s a difficult situation and at times the stress gets the best of me. As I write this I am not sure if this is the right group for me to join. If not let me know and I wish all you caregivers out there my best wishes and my prayers.

Aug 26, 2016 · Stage 3 CKD in Kidney & Bladder

Thank you for your encouragement. It certainly can’t hurt to ask,I don’t think my primary should take it the wrong way.

Aug 25, 2016 · Stage 3 CKD in Kidney & Bladder

Maybe I should consider seeing a nephrologist about my problem. As I mentioned before my brother suffered from kidney disease and high BP also and was followed by a nephrologist. His kidney function was worse the mine and started at a much younger age. He died in a accident five years ago. I think I’ll bring it up when I see my primary next month.

Aug 25, 2016 · Stage 3 CKD in Kidney & Bladder

I think my primary knows I prefer the lower BP readings so he goes along with it . However I only see the cardiologist once a year and the primary every 4 months so at times I feel he should really be handling the BP meds. The cardiologist put me on the amlodipine because my BP kept spiking high in the late afternoons 150/90 or higher. I really don’t care for it because it causes my feet to swell up, one of it’s side effects. Do you ever feel like just saying the heck with it all . I mean I get frustrated with these doctors at times. But then again were would we be without them. Hope you get some answeres to your a-fib problems. I get those on occasion, when I am stressed out or tense.

Aug 24, 2016 · Stage 3 CKD in Kidney & Bladder

Right now my cardiologist has been managing my BP meds. It took a lot of tuning to get the results he wanted which is a systolic below 130. My primary would prefer a higher reading because he worries about the times it has gotten as low as 90/50. So I am not sure what is the best. I have had no symptoms of CKD which by the way my brother also had..I have excellent health insurance.