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Sun, Mar 24 8:53pm · Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before My Chronic Illness in Neuropathy

Would love to know where you got the fluid. Am in pain most of the time. Thanks in advance for your generous offer in your post to share the information. Carol

Thu, Mar 21 1:17pm · Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before My Chronic Illness in Neuropathy

Donna, I would love to,know more about your particular brand of CBD and dosage. I have used the oil which has some effect but not the way you described your pain relief. Thanks for posting this.

Sun, Mar 17 4:52pm · New Diagnosis - ascending aorta aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

I had the open surgery at Mayo at age 72 and while I was scared, everythng worked out very well. Went home after 8 nights and did very well. I was in the hospital a bit longer than most because my oxygen levels dropped at night. Had oxygen at home at night which was very easy to do for about a week.
I could do most anything after two weeks but didn’t exercise until four weeks after the surgery. At that time, I was enrolled in cardiac rehab and had no problems. Try not to worry as there are good answers in the medical community should your aneurysm grow. Best to you.

Sun, Mar 17 4:45pm · Diastolic blood pressure in Heart & Blood Health

Please pursue at the Mayo Clinic. You will not get an answer like your current one there. Mayo will .oom everywhere for your problem. I am no doctor but it could be an autoimmune disease at which Mayo is in the forefront. Best to you and good luck!

Fri, Mar 15 1:07pm · Aortic Aneurysms – Introduce yourself & meet others in Aortic Aneurysms

Though I had an ascending aortic aneurysm, my story is much like yours. I too had open heart the aneurysm was discovered accidentally as I had no symptoms. It was about 6 cm. Had the surgery May 10, 2016. I did the cardiac rehab program at Mayos suggestion in my home town. After that, I have tried to walk at least a couple of miles each day. I have had no problems with any exercise and know I should do more. Really have had no aftereffects from the surgery. If I were you, I would ease into excercise, perhaps talking to your doctor about it, and then try to increase your time spent exercising. As I am now 75, I find I need to do some kind of fitness program to keep from being stiff. Hope this helps a bit and the very best to you.

Wed, Feb 6 6:13am · PMR and the new Shingles vaccine in Autoimmune Diseases

I have PMR and and on 5mg prednisone. I asked my rheumatologist at Mayo if I could take the Shingles vaccine. He approved it. I took both shots and except for a mild reaction of fatigue, I was fine. Every case is different but wanted to give you an example. Good luck to you.

Mon, Jan 14 7:52pm · Temporal Arteritis or Giant Cell Arteritis in Autoimmune Diseases

At my last appointment at Mayo in Rochester, I asked my rheumatologist doctor if I could have the shingles vaccine. I have both GCA and PMR. He urged me to have the shot. I also take methotrexate and prednisone. Had both shots and other than a slight headache I got along fine. FWIW. Just to help others to make a decision.

Dec 30, 2018 · Ascending aorta dialation in Aortic Aneurysms

I wish I knew what dissected means but I do not. Mine was not dissected. Try the Mayo site itself to see if you can find the answer. Still, if you need open heart surgery, try not to worry. While unpleasant,
The surgery is not as bad as you might think. I recovered rather quickly after the 8 night hospital stay and qyuicly I was able to resume a normal life. We are lucky to have the surgery option that was not available many years ago. Best to you and a fast recovery!