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3 hours ago · Keep your eyes on it. in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@retiredteacher Thanks for that reminder, Carol!

9 hours ago · Staying Motivated for the Long Haul in Healthy Living

Looks like you are having a great time, @contentandwell. Thanks for the picture.

11 hours ago · Good morning. Just trying to get caught up on some of the discussions in Lung Cancer

@shortshot80 It is always good to hear from you, Nancy, but I'm so sorry to hear that you have been ill. Bladder infections are just the worst! I hope the new medicine will work well for you and you can get some relief. I'm sure physical therapy will help you with your walking. Will you be starting PT soon?

Any more progress on your book? How is the weather in your part of the country?

9 hours ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@merpreb It tastes similar to the other non-dairy kinds of milk, like soy, cashew, etc.

12 hours ago · Watchman Implant for A-Fib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi @elizabeth1941

I noticed your question about what a TEE is, so I thought I would jump in here with an answer. TEE stands for a transesophageal echocardiogram. It produces a more accurate picture of the heart than a traditional echocardiogram because it looks at the heart from the inside.
Here is a description of the procedure from Mayo Clinic's website:

Transesophageal echocardiogram
If your doctor wants more-detailed images or it's difficult to get a clear picture of your heart with a standard echocardiogram, your doctor may recommend a transesophageal echocardiogram.

In this procedure:

Your throat will be numbed, and you'll be given medications to help you relax.
A flexible tube containing a transducer is guided down your throat and into the tube connecting your mouth to your stomach (esophagus).
The transducer records the sound wave echoes from your heart.
A computer converts the echoes into detailed moving images of your heart, which your doctor can view on a monitor.

I've had several of these, @elizabeth1941 and they are really an easy procedure. You are given light anesthesia and when you wake up there is little to no discomfort, except for a very minor sore throat.

12 hours ago · Staying Motivated for the Long Haul in Healthy Living

My motivation is a water exercise class. It starts at 8 a.m. (yes really 8 a.m.) at a nearby YMCA. I thought that I would never get used to getting up that early, but I find I wake up at 6 a.m. because I feel so ready for it! It is one of those easy classes where we do more stretching and range of motion exercises rather than aerobic. The instructor is an RN and everyone in the class is about the same age. It is a therapeutic pool (another way of saying "nice warm water") so it feels really good and the warm water helps the old stiff joints to move easily. We all say that this is the one place where our knees don't make a cracking sound when we move them!

13 hours ago · Parkinson’s unresponsive episodes. in Parkinson's Disease

@susan62 Hi Susan: I know that your post was directed to @lisalucier but I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am that you are doing so well. I'm guessing that you must still be exercising faithfully since that makeS a real difference in the symptoms of PD.

19 hours ago · wife has balance problem in Brain & Nervous System

@randypixie @jakedduck1
Yes, an otolaryngologist is a good idea. I recently saw a neuro-otolaryngologist (specially trained in dizziness, balance problems, etc.) Mayo would be a good place to go, I'm sure.