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onecent

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I need some prayers and good vibes sent my way..if you would be so kind.

I am 67 years old, some of you know I have been having respiratory problems now since December 2011. Trust me when I say I have been to countless doctors, had all the tests known to man, been diagnosed improperly now for over 15 months.

FINALLY someone suggested an EKG in April of 2013 (?)..finding something...went to a cardiologist BP 190/110 ...so now we are "working on getting my bp down" with drugs that are giving me headaches from hell.

Finally an echo is done...my aortic valve is dilated..and then I called into the nurse last friday (with my bp reading twice daily) and I get Nurse Ratchet (i.e. One flew Over the Cukoos Nest"..)..waiting for a call today from the nurse I feel bonded with and will refuse to talk to Nurse Ratchet again.

this weekend I have discomfort in my chest, SHORTNESS OF BREATH FOR OVER 9 MONTHS - not counting the first 7 or 8 months of whooping cough symptoms which they treated as whooping cough. MY BP isn't going to go down when the BP meds give me violent headaches (I don't do headaches)....

I just want the doctors TO STOP PUTTING ME ON A SIDE SHELF and forgetting about me..that my wheezing has been present for well over a year - getting increasingly worse, the shortness of breath did not begin until this April...and I
am sick of not being able to live my life like a normal person.

I live near Kansas City and feel I have the best cardiologists in KC - St. Lukes in the plaza - I wonder IF I am not saying the
right things to get them to realize that this has been a nightmare..and I'm so scared - I also have put on 34 lbs since 1/1/12 due to all the cortisone, steroids for 3 months while treating me for whooping cough. So that's my bonus that OH hell, I just LOVE. NOT.

Thank you all..this is a wonderful group..and I feel so pinned up against a wall where I feel No one is listening.

Thank you for listening to this babble..I am at my wits end,

I have been extremely healthy all my life...but need someone to just "see" me..."want to help me heal"..and I don't see the medical industry doing such a great job.
Love and Blessings,
Penny

OMG watch The Big Benghazi Theory (first 2 minutes of Thedailyshow.com with

Jon Stewart. I have played it over and over..and have laughed myself silly...He is imitating Lindsy Graham...


HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEN go to 6 minutes where he talks about dingleberries and diamonds...

If you like Jon Stewart..don't miss this.

Chris Christie killed a spider and PETA is pissed.

BWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAA...this is THE FUNNIEST THING I HAVE SEEN ON ABC ALL DAY.

LMAO.....I HOPE they just keep talking about the spider...it's better THAN ANY OF THE POLITICAL NEWS WE HEAR!!!!!!!!!
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