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    This week, I got a good report at Vandy. And my prognosis has been upgraded from 'almost dead' to 'you still have a while longer!' LOL. But I'm still on this medication pump. Grrr.....they won't promise that I will ever be off. Still my dose of medication topped out with maximum benefit at a pretty low dose. So I am hoping.....one day.
     
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    What was the matter?
     
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    Yep good to be above ground and sucking air :D
     
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    Great news!!!
     
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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
     
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    Congrats on the good prognosis and all the best to you in the future.
     
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    Prayers and best wishes.

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    Thank you all. In answer to what was the matter: It still is. I have pulmonary hypertension. It hasn't gone away, nor will it.

    I did concent to genetic testing as they are trying to determine what the genetic component is. The research nurse asked a lot of questions. The one that buffaloed me was whether I had drunk well water for greater than 10 years. Yes, I grew up on well water. But I have a couple of strong correlations, sleep apnea, and a patent foramen ovalie (a birth defect - a hole between the atria of the heart) that I never knew about until they did the echocardiogram. It explains a lot, though, even if they do think my PH was caused by blood clots following orthopedic surgery. I have the risk factors. A big one that I do NOT have is having taken fen fen. Many people who took fen fen are getting this disease. But I never needed a diet aid. And I was adverse to putting substances like that in my body. But well water! I do have to do a little research on that when I get the time. I do know that our ground water is contaminated with a lot of things, not the least of which is DDT. That may or may not be the reason, though.
     
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    All the best to you. Just remember....life is a terminal illness.

    I have been told I have been told too many times already to quit smoking. People have quit telling me to quit smoking. I already have COPD (another non-reversible malady) and can imagine carrying around my own oxygen bottle in the future. I suppose if I come down with Alzheimer's, I may forget that I am sick. I do forget to take my BP meds now and then...and I forget to pay the phone company on time (maybe I just want to attention that comes with that pink FINAL NOTICE)
     

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