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RE: Heart attack question

I saved my DH's life in spite of his denial he was having a heart attack. I heard him laboring to breathe in the middle of the night. I reached over an touched him...he was ice cold. I'd worked with 5 nurses and knew that HA's presented differently. I literally had to trick him into chewing two aspirin...and get him in the car "to get checked out for the flu". Once we were on the road I called the ER and told them my DH was having a HA. He vehemently denied it, wanted to turn around and go home. He was missing his morning jog. Once at the ER... he was checked out and immediately had a cath angiogram. Two major blockages in the widow maker. Two stents and 18 years later he's fine. The DR's said "we" caught it early and he sustained no damage. It took him a long time to realize he really did have a HA. Had he gone jogging...he would not have lived another hour. "Stuff" happens. Now you know what you have and you can control many factors. I put DH on a very strict diet to lose weight and bring down his cholesterol. The China Study book is an excellent place to start. Cleveland Clinic in Ohio has an excellent program to reverse heart disease...or at least slow it down. Read "Forks over Knives". Really take a hard look at what you eat... Dr. Mark Hyman (Cleveland Clinic) and many other DR's say that food is medicine. Much of what is sold in grocery stores is poison. Literally chemicals. I don't want to get on a soap box... I love an occasional DQ Blizzard... but even if you can't reverse the CAD...you can make changes that will help you. I'd also get a second opinion from a CVI. Best wishes to you. CTS
covetsthesun 08/17/20 06:36am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Small Vessel Disease

I have it just had a mri of the brain. I was having vision problems have small vessel disease. from what I understand there is not much that can be done. I have it around my heart also take renexa for that.It helps but not a cure all. I ended up with a tear in my eye not of the retina soft tissues which caused terrible floaters and flashing. Took a few months but is better. I started having the floaters and flashing about 3 years ago. My ophthalmologists said it was a detachment of the aqueous humor...the eye gel. First it was right eye...then left a few years later. It looks like a cloud of gnats in front of me. They keep telling me that this is "normal as we age". That's a phrase I get a little tired of hearing. I know we "age" and things happen... but that phrase seems to have become a catch all. Oddly... the neurologist countered the radiologists read and said he thought SVD in my brain was an "over reach" on the part of the radiologist. Go figure. cts
covetsthesun 08/17/20 06:12am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Travel CPAPs?

I am also a long time CPAP User and to answer your question as best that I can. Over the years I have had three CPAP and all were large, one given by the VA. Like you, I had come upon travel issues and we enjoy College sporting events and do a lot of away stays. By accident, I had a CPAP issue while away from home and was in big need of parts. But there are companies like this one in Florida called "CPAP My Way" 888-603-7379. Not only did I walkway with the parts I also got a smaller machine for travel I got the DREAM STATION 1/3 the size. You done need to clean and for that I use and love the SO CLEAN. But Good Luck with whatever you do. CPAP My-Way Here in KC area, we use AeroCare (Insurance approved), but have used CPAP Supply off an on for years too. Florida is a lot more lenient in getting CPAP supplies than MO. What do you like about the SO CLEAN. I've been thinking about that for DH...he's the user. cts
covetsthesun 08/12/20 06:18am Around the Campfire
RE: Travel CPAPs?

Direct Home Medical (https://www.directhomemedical.com/sleep-therapy-sleep-apnea-cpap-bipap.html) has the best portable CPAPS. They are a very reputable source. Thank you! cts
covetsthesun 08/12/20 06:16am Around the Campfire
RE: Big truck dealer in Idaho?

OK so the world changed it did for me also, shocked at first. Thought those old people were never going to be me. Here is my take, do you get tired easily just tying your shoes, walking, lifting and need to rest. If yes you need to sit down and accept your end or you can pop up hit the trail, turn off the TV (especially the news programs) and show folks how its done. This activity is pure fun with new trails and sites to see. Gas now is cheap your living in a era we will never see again but keep your investment moderate unless you just hit the lottery or have a pension most of us only dream off. You will make friends that last for ever and learn about places to visit that can make you a happy camper for ever. Some of our state parks have nice cabins that are fun if pulling a RV is too nerve racking. Hit the national parks to they are almost free for seniors, vets, etc. Stay a while relax you earned it and you and I own it. Very nicely said!:B
covetsthesun 08/02/20 02:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Travel CPAPs?

What if you are snoozing in your truck? Some have 110V outlets? cts
covetsthesun 08/02/20 05:07am Around the Campfire
RE: Been away for a while

We've considered renting a Class C to see how we like it. Since I started this post...now I have popped up with medical issues! Best laid plans... anyway, having options and suggestions helps a lot. thanks! cts
covetsthesun 08/02/20 05:03am RV Lifestyle
RE: Small Vessel Disease

If I were you, I would start with an ophthalmologist. That's the first doc I went to. Eye Doc conferred with neurology and ran labs and then referred me back to PCP. PCP has referred me to ENT...and maybe neurologist next. I was just wondering if anyone else had ever had this. It would help to know what others did.
covetsthesun 08/02/20 04:58am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Small Vessel Disease

Wildtoad...the problem is what kind of specialist?
covetsthesun 08/01/20 01:34pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Mechanical Mystery...

How far back do you have to go to get away from so much computer stuff? I'd still like power seats. Had an Equinox loaner with manual seats....need to see the chiropractor now LOL!
covetsthesun 08/01/20 01:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mechanical Mystery...

Well...this truck isn't exactly a spring chicken. 2004 with 350k plus miles. The new control head on the ac is apparently working. The mechanic is hoping it's the last one...but..he's getting quite an education. We will get a newer vehicle...but oh boy so many more bells and whistles to go wrong. Ben... I see you have vehicles going back to 1980! Wowza! cts
covetsthesun 08/01/20 01:32pm Tow Vehicles
Small Vessel Disease

It seems the MRI's for vertical double vision uncovered "small vessel disease" in the cerebellum. Dr. Google has a lot of information and it seems that this can cause all manner of issues that most doc's aren't familiar with and attribute to other things. Has anyone had this diagnoses? What did you do? DH and I are in the middle of rethinking our lives...how we travel and where we live and our health is a big factor. cts
covetsthesun 08/01/20 06:52am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
Travel CPAPs?

Moderator...if this is the wrong forum I apologize! DH and I are rethinking how we travel. He has a full size CPAP but we are thinking that a travel size might be better for those times we sleep...or nap...in the back of the truck. Anyone use these? Pro's and Cons's?? Cts
covetsthesun 08/01/20 06:48am Around the Campfire
RE: Mechanical Mystery...

Mystery deepens... Check engine light came on. And the seat warmer worked for a full day. Dealer cleared the code and the seat quit working. Code was for an O2 sensor. Then the AC which had been frosty cold suddenly quite working. Blower worked...but no cool air. Not hot..just not cool. Back to the dealer. A "control head" was determined to be the problem. But. The new CH only got the drivers side to work untill it was "reprogrammed". Control Heads...Control Modules...out of curiosity, how many of these things are lurking in a 2004 truck? Could it be that all of these "controllers" are failing? cts
covetsthesun 08/01/20 03:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Vertical Binocular Diplopia

Went to my PCP yesterday. He doesn't know what is going on, but ordered 2 MRI's with and without contrast for Friday. I found something called Silent Sinus Syndrome... apparently it can cause VBD too. ENT's are aware of it but not most other doctors. Anyone ever hear of this? cts
covetsthesun 07/30/20 07:40am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Vertical Binocular Diplopia

Thanks for the info. Obviously...this scared the bejeebers out of me!
covetsthesun 07/29/20 08:36am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
Vertical Binocular Diplopia

Quite a mouthful but it was a scary event. I had a sudden onset double vision attack Monday. Saw the ophthalmologist, got labs to rule out a few things and see my PCP tomorrow to get the medical machine up and rolling to find out what the heck happened to my brain. The double eye vision was "vertical"... I looked in the mirror and had four eyes... 2 stacked up on top of 2 more. No other symptoms. But wow! Lasted 5 or so minutes. I thought I'd had a TIA. Eye doc examined eyes...they're good...but ordered labs "stat". Concerns are TIA, Silent Sinus Syndrome, MS, tumor, aneurysm and probably some other things I don't want. Could be a neurological migraine issue or stress related. I get "ocular migraines" occasionally but never a head ache. Has anyone ever had anything like this? What caused it? cts
covetsthesun 07/28/20 06:13pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Mechanical Mystery...

It's 68 degrees this morning here... and a seat warmer feels good on old bones. I've used the heated seats nearly year round...except on 90 degree days. The truck battery was replaced around 18 months ago. The passenger seat elements had been playing games for a year before being replaced a month ago. The new ones are doing the same thing, so it shouldn't be the problem. I'm going to have mech check pull the switch and look for corrosion. The dealer is concerned with a ground wire problem. Any other ideas I can give them? cts Man 68 sounds nice. We weren’t able to evacuate this year. Our mornings are 78-&2. Enjoy!!!! Oh I do enjoy the cooler mornings! It's 85 right now and the humidity is darn near 100%! You'd be right at home!:B
covetsthesun 07/25/20 01:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mechanical Mystery...

Thanks everyone...I gave our mechanic all the ideas. Next time the truck's at the dealership he's going to spend quality time tracing things. It's become a mission with a few of the mechanics. It has over 350k well maintained miles....and we are getting a newer truck or suburban. But, the old girl still has grit and will help keep the miles down on the newer vehicle. This Chevy dealership has treated us very well over the years. GM would be proud of them. Anyone know what the mileage record is for a truck?? cts
covetsthesun 07/25/20 12:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Been away for a while

Thanks Kellem... we are doing our best to stay healthy!! We want to see more of our own country too. It's beautiful out there!
covetsthesun 07/22/20 04:57pm RV Lifestyle
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