PLEASE ITALIAN WILL YOU MAKE THIS FOR ME!
BETTY SAYS,”WE HAVE VERY GOOD NEWS………………BUT FIRST WATCH ME WEIGH MYSELF!”
MY PAPPA says I’m a STAR!
And I am only FOUR MONTHS old!
MY MOTHER…….YOUR CONTESSA HERE ON THE BLOGGY has lost about 40 pounds over the last two years.Without even trying!She had ZERO APPETITE (how is that even possible)She gave up wine and alcohol as after a medication for SEIZURES it just did not taste good.She is a terrible walker as she would feel light headed and be OUT OF BREATH.No fun to walk with others as she couldn’t carry on a conversation without COUGHING!That still happens but at least we know why.
LADY WINDERMERE or MAC as it is called which was discovered in her lungs by an XRAY in 2014.However, no one told her until December of 2020.Maybe they were looking for something else?!!What has HAPPENED to the CARE in HEALTH CARE?
After changing my MD to a DO.I forget what that means……….and she yelled at me on the phone saying you have seen every SPECIALIST there is and I said,” YEP AND I’M STILL SICK!I then went to a FUNCTIONAL DOCTOR who worked with me by phone as I couldn’t drive the distance to her location which is 20 minutes away. Mostly freeway.No where to pull over if my EYES LOST FOCUS.
Those of YOU who have been with me for a long, long time know MY EPISODES consisted of LOSING VISION(no warning) and a feeling I would PASS OUT.Then came the HEADACHE for one to TWO DAYS.These Episodes have been occurring for years I would ignore them as it would be over in minutes.However, FIVE YEARS AGO I started writing them down and asking FOR HELP!
AFTER FIVE YEARS I THINK WE MAY HAVE A SOLUTION……………..
I was on ONE PILL for my heart.
I had heart surgery 11 years ago.A valve repair.
This medication was given to me TWO YEARS AGO which has these side affects.
Because two years ago they discovered from a HEART MONITOR; I wore as I was not FEELING RIGHT that I had ATRIAL TACHYCARDIA.
The only TWO SYMPTOMS I DIDNOT HAVE WERE COLD SWEATS AND CONFUSION.Although, I am ALWAYS COLD!
THE FUNCTIONAL DOCTOR FIGURED IT OUT AND SUGGESTED I SPEAK TO MY CARDIOLOGIST WHO WAS ON VACATION UNTIL AUGUST 9th.2021.AS I couldn’t wait to see if this was the CULPRIT since I had emailed and called there left messages seemed NO ONE WAS COVERING FOR HIM so I took it upon myself to STOP THE SOTALOL.
I know I know probably should NOT have done that but I could NOT WAIT TWO MORE WEEKS!I was ready to JUMP off THE GOLDN GATE BRIDGE!THIS WAS NO WAY TO LIVE………….it was all I could do to cook dinner and BELIEVE ME they were not gourmet meals this past year.I could do (MAYBE) one thing a day!IT was hard to READ…….computer or BOOKS.Looking at my phone was NOT EASY as I would be light headed and the NECK would tense up!I WAS MISERABLE.
SO I STOPPED THE MEDICATION.
YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED almost instantly…………..I FELT SO MUCH BETTER!
ON JULY 27th,2021 I did not take the pill at dinner time.The next day I had a luncheon with other friends and I PANICKED so took the SOTALOL in the AM……..as the morning progressed I thought I would have to CANCEL the lunch date!I was feeling AWFUL.I pushed myself to go and I was fine once I got there.
That night I decided to STOP COLD TURKEY.By the 30th I felt GREAT!CANNOT even describe the difference that came over me.Outings did not seem like DAUNTING TASKS!I HAD MORE ENERGY!I was not NAPPING EVERY DAY FOR TWO HOURS after sleeping 8 to 10 hours a night!The most SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE to me was I could cross my legs at the computer and NOT GET LIGHT HEADED!Before I could only cross them for a couple of minutes!
I ALWAYS KNEW IT WAS HEART RELATED in my MIND AND KATHARINE didn’t the PHYSIC SAY THE CAUSE WAS IN THE HOUSE?!!
Now why didn’t ONE DOCTOR AND I HAVE SEEN MANY OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS plus a PHYSIC from ITALY. Plus, homeopathic doctors too many to name (again I have been on SOTALOL for only two years but before that metoprolol tartrate since I was 40.)I am 61. Why didn’t they THINK TO LOOK AT THE ONE MEDICATION I TAKE DAILY TWICE A DAY?
PUT YOUR OWN THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW LETS SEE IF WE ALL ARE ON THE SAME PAGE!
I ONLY SHARE THIS WITH YOU AS YOU ALL HELPED ME SO MUCH WITH SUGGESTIONS AND REFERENCES OVER THE YEARS.
Questions:BUT YOU WERE ONLY ON THE SOTALOL FOR TWO YEARS AND YOU STARTED HAVING THESE EPISODES WAY BEFORE.
ANSWER:YES, But I felt even worse on the METOPROLOL, however I did not lose my vision at that time!I had asked to go OFF the Metoprolol after the heart surgery and I did for awhile……….
Why didn’t your CARDIOLOGIST catch this as that is where I started asking for HELP?
Good QUESTION HE kept telling me MY HEART was FINE!Seems they only look at the TEST results and I would PASS them ALL with Flying colors!
Again I always LOOKED GOOD ENOUGH to the naked eye!
SO, people didNOT BELIEVE ME!
IT’s been a TUFF FEW YEARS!
I was ABLE TO ATTEND A WEDDING in New Jersey last weekend!
I missed THE GROOMS brothers wedding in MAINE in JUNE as I was too sick to travel.
I couldn’t stand for more than 5 minutes before!
The HYDRANGEA’s back EAST are OUT OF THIS WORLD!
THESE EVEN HAD FRAGRANCE!
THE HAIR IS EXTRAORDINARY!
I LOVED HOW THEY DID THIS ON THE MIRROR and with the petals below!
ANYWAY, I AM FEELING REALLY GOOD AFTER A RED EYE FLIGHT AND A DAY OF COMPLETE REST!
Night of the wedding looking at photo album of BRIDE & GROOM!
I did NOT get ONE PHOTO of the BRIDE AND GROOM TOGETHER!
SHAME ON ME!
I did get the BEST MAN WALKING DOWN TOSSING ROSE PETALS WHICH WAS ABSOLUTELY HYSTERICAL!
HIS MOTHER THE MOTHER OF THE GROOM MISSED THE WHOLE THING AS SHE WENT BEFORE HIM!
THE COMPOSITION OFF TO THE RIGHT WAS STUNNING.
I HAD THE PHOTOGRAPHER GRABBING THAT SNAP in front of me AND ON MY LEFT WAS MY ITALIAN TELLING ME TO PUT AWAY THE PHONE!
GOOD THING I DO NOT ALWAYS LISTEN!
TABLE SCAPE for the BRIDAL PARTY,
THE YOUNGEST SON.
MY TEN POUND TWO OUNCE BABY BOY!
CONGRATULATIONS YOU TWO!
AS I SAID TO YOUR MOTHER’S IT was one of THE BEST WEDDINGS I HAVE EVER ATTENDED!
SO HAPPY I COULD BE THERE!
THE NEXT DAY WE WENT TO MORRIS ARBORETUM outside PHILADELPHIA.
LOOK HOW THE BAG MATCHED MY OUTFIT & SHOES!
I can recall WANTING these balustrades for my backyard garden on the TOP TERRACE!
I reminded THE ITALIAN OF THAT!
Good for sitting and THEODORE TO PERCH and perfect for URNS OF DISTINCTION!
I thought maybe we should copy the plants they have put inside!
Works well don’t you think?
THE LOOP de LOOP by PATRICK DOUGHERTY at the MORRIS ARBORETUM made with Willow sticks and saplings.
MOTHER OF THE GROOM!
MY GIRLFRIEND DEVINE WHO HAS HER HEART FULL NOW!
BOTH SONS MARRIED TO WONDERFUL WOMEN!
I HAVE KNOWN JAN FOR OVER 35 YEARS!
This SIGN was MADE WITH BEER CUPS BY THE GROOM during the PANDEMIC for his FATHER TO LOOK OUT UPON!
It is now a part of the PHILADEPHIA WALKING TOUR!
I too have HOPE that THIS is the END OF ALL MY HEALTH ISSUES……………FINGERS AND TOES CROSSED!
Heart SONG HEALTH in ALAMEDA.
A FUNCTIONAL DOCTOR who is COMPASSIONATE,LISTENS and KNOWS HER STUFF!
Look at that she even has HEART in her BUSINESS NAME!
IT WAS MEANT TO BE!
I CANT THANK YOU ENOUGH SUZIE LEE!!!!!!