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Her indoors has had a very bad fall.  Fortunately my brilliant son in law and daughter are here, we a waiting for the ambulance.

Feel for you John and thinking about you; my late mum had a few and mother-in-law is still recovering from cracked ribs after her latest. I know they can be really difficult in later life because people don't "bounce" like kids do any more. Wish her all the best and a speedy recovery my friend.

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9 minutes ago, johnh said:

Her indoors has had a very bad fall.  Fortunately my brilliant son in law and daughter are here, we a waiting for the ambulance.

Hate to read that John and hope everything turns out okay. 

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Thanks for your support guy's.  Went in the ambulance, blue lights and sirens all the way.  Never been to the hospital so quickly and never been through so many red lights!  Because she fell as a result of fainting they had to do xrays for body damage and blood tests for the fainting.  Nothing broken fortunately, just bruising.  Blood tests showed a urinary infection which was causing low blood pressure and high temperature. She is now in a ward and on antibiotics.   I left the hospital at 2.30am, Daughter stayed until her indoors went on a ward. Daughter left at 4.30am.  Daughter no.1 is on her way down from London and we will be visiting the hospital this afternoon.  Thanks again fellow Toffee's, your support really means a lot.

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She’s in the right place John, I’m sure she’ll be taken care of and back on her feet before you know it. 
Make sure you get enough rest yourself, so easy to not look after yourself when looking after loved ones. 

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Her indoors is still in hospital.  Daughter was with her today and they were confident she was coming home but they came and put a new drip on middle of the afternoon.  Hopefully tomorrow now.  Daughter says she is a lot brighter now.  Fortunately, I can sort myself out, though I must admit, I am getting a bit fed up with toast!

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It's at times like this that family really pull together. The encouraging thing reading through these messages, John, is that your family are being there for you. Family can be a real blessing, although we often don't realize it. Praying for you and "her indoors".

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17 hours ago, johnh said:

 

Her indoors is still in hospital.  Daughter was with her today and they were confident she was coming home but they came and put a new drip on middle of the afternoon.  Hopefully tomorrow now.  Daughter says she is a lot brighter now.  Fortunately, I can sort myself out, though I must admit, I am getting a bit fed up with toast!

The trick is many different types of jam, keep it different every time John!

Sounds like you’ve got some great kids around you, I’m sure Mrs H will be back indoors soon. 

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Been to the hospital today to see the specialist about my heart condition (Atrial Fibrilation) which I have had for 18 years.  Specialist did some tests and told me he doesn't think it is Atrial Fibrilation!  He says he thinks it is Supraventricular  Tachycardia (remember it for Scrabble).  Will require a change in medication, different Beta Blockers and he also said I don't need to be on Warfarin.  He is checking this further.  I would be apprehensive about coming off Warfarin as I had two mates who refused to go on Warfarin and died after having strokes. If I do end up coming off Warfarin the big advantage will be getting through cold winters more easily!

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john my father has atrial fib, he has had stents put in as well.  he just had surgery to correct the atrial fib, they said it occurs due to electrical signals that are sent from other parts of the body that override the tempo of that part of the heart.  they seal up the areas where those signals are getting in.  it was a long surgery but he is a lot better now and hasn't gone out of rhythm since.  it's a real blessing because he used to have to get shocked back into rhythm before, now he doesn't.

 

i hope you're able to get the care you need.

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John, may I advise you to see another specialist for second opinion? It happens doctors are humans too and make mistakes. It is vital to get your diagnosis right before making decisions on your further treatment. Best of luck!

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3 hours ago, johnh said:

Been to the hospital today to see the specialist about my heart condition (Atrial Fibrilation) which I have had for 18 years.  Specialist did some tests and told me he doesn't think it is Atrial Fibrilation!  He says he thinks it is Supraventricular  Tachycardia (remember it for Scrabble).  Will require a change in medication, different Beta Blockers and he also said I don't need to be on Warfarin.  He is checking this further.  I would be apprehensive about coming off Warfarin as I had two mates who refused to go on Warfarin and died after having strokes. If I do end up coming off Warfarin the big advantage will be getting through cold winters more easily!

John there isn’t enough letters in scrabble to spell that😜 best of luck with the on going treatment mate. 

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Thanks guys.  Will be getting second opinions.  Am also considering a pacemaker, though when I mentioned it to a specialist about 10 years ago, he said that half his patients ask for them to be taken out.  Hopefully, the technology has been improved?

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3 hours ago, markjazzbassist said:

john my father has atrial fib, he has had stents put in as well.  he just had surgery to correct the atrial fib, they said it occurs due to electrical signals that are sent from other parts of the body that override the tempo of that part of the heart.  they seal up the areas where those signals are getting in.  it was a long surgery but he is a lot better now and hasn't gone out of rhythm since.  it's a real blessing because he used to have to get shocked back into rhythm before, now he doesn't.

 

i hope you're able to get the care you need.

Thanks Mark.  I don't think I would want major surgery.  I don't have to  get shocked as it clicks back in automatically after 12 hours, almost to the minute. During those 12 hours the heart rate is 230 beats per minute.  They told me this one time I was in hospital.  It does wipe me out, feels like I have just run a marathon.  It used to wipe me out for 24 hours but as I've got older it has increased to 48 hours.  Get 7 or 8 per year, though last year I had two spells when I had 3 in 10 days. Was like a zombie by the end of it.  Also had some episodes during the day when previously had only ever had them in the night.  Just hoping a pacemaker will solve the problem.

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13 minutes ago, johnh said:

Thanks Mark.  I don't think I would want major surgery.  I don't have to  get shocked as it clicks back in automatically after 12 hours, almost to the minute. During those 12 hours the heart rate is 230 beats per minute.  They told me this one time I was in hospital.  It does wipe me out, feels like I have just run a marathon.  It used to wipe me out for 24 hours but as I've got older it has increased to 48 hours.  Get 7 or 8 per year, though last year I had two spells when I had 3 in 10 days. Was like a zombie by the end of it.  Also had some episodes during the day when previously had only ever had them in the night.  Just hoping a pacemaker will solve the problem.

it would wipe my dad out too, for days sometimes.  i hope you're able to get the help you need.  also i believe it is genetic as my brother has it and it's likely myself or my other brother could have it as well.  might be something to pass along to your children in case they start feeling something.

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Thanks again guys.  The weirdest thing is that on the days I'm wiped out I can hardly move out of my chair.  When I make a cup of tea I have to sit down three or four times during proceedings. This is what it was like yesterday.  Today I get up and I am just back to normal.  Can't understand why I felt so bad yesterday! Can do anything today, go out for a walk,  do some jobs (though  if it's something I don't fancy doing, I tell her indoors that I'm still a bit woozy!)   Thinking back, I remember that when I played football,  in about 4 or 5 games a season, I used to get mega heart palpitations which lasted for several seconds.  As I always considered myself to be 'as fit as a lop' (Yorkshire saying) I never bothered going to the doctor about it.  Well they might have told me to stop playing!

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17 hours ago, johnh said:

The weirdest thing is that on the days I'm wiped out I can hardly move out of my chair.  When I make a cup of tea I have to sit down three or four times during proceedings.

Horrible feeling that, I feel for you.I was only 33 back in 1993 when I had pneumonia and a pulmonary oedema which put me in hospital for a month; literally took me half an hour to get the strength to get out of the bath. Even my cancer adventure didn't come close physically, during that I just kept falling asleep in the bath and waking up in tepid water:unsure:.

Really hope all is confirmed asap, my dad was misdiagnosed in 1994 and by the time they discovered his real problem is was too late to do anything about it; in the hospital's defence it was an extremely rare syndrome that was very difficult to spot.

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