Friday, 2 March 2012

Just to let you know





that I've had another sudden and unexpected visit from the A Fibs, the third since September. They've gone again but left me a completely washed-out wreck. It'll take me a day or three to get back to normal and I'll see you then.

I wish somebody would find a way to stop them descending or, failing that, a means to get rid of them a bit sooner.

Hey you clever medical researchers, what are you going to do about it? I'm waiting.

68 comments:

  1. bon courage friko, rest and recover.

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  2. No good. Take care and see you back when you're ready. Hugs x

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  3. of course your heart marches to the beat of a different drummer friko!!!! i sometimes wonder if the rhythm of the heart predisposes people to experience the world differently?! probably NOT what you want to talk about right now . . . rest and accept care . . . . steven

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  4. I am sorry to read this. I was diagnosed with Afib last October. The meds (Thank you God) are controlling it pretty well. I do hope they have you on meds for this. Afib is very frightening, scares me anyway.
    Prayers for you!

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  5. here's hoping they get it under control soon.

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  6. Rest and recuperation definitely called for here! Looking forward to a fully recovered Friko!!!

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  7. This sounds like a very unwelcomed visitor. Take care of yourself & I will be adding my prayers to all the others.

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  8. While I don't really know what A-fibs are (but I think I can guess), I hope you will feel much better soon.

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  9. I hope you feel better soon.

    ...don't have any advice medically...but as you know, generally it's best to do different things in order to avoid getting the same results.

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  10. I hope you'll feel better very soon. Keep taking the tablets . . .

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  11. You've been invisible for a little too long and I have been worried. Now I know what to worry about.
    Do whatever "they" tell you to do to stay healthy. Please.

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  12. I just hope you have forward thinking, very good doctors where you are. Wishing I could leave a nice bottle of wine, a stack of magazines and a tasty casserole on your doorstep - anything to help you relax and rest after this latest.
    So sorry to hear about it. You certainly don't need this now when you must be aching to get out to the garden.

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  13. I wish you a quick recovery and send you my best wishes. just read a bit of the link you incuded, sounds like a frightening thing to deal with....does stress set if off?

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  14. David has this problem too, Scary. Take time to recover. I will be checking back to see when you resume your writing career. Love to you, and thank you for bringing a bright spot into my life. Dianne

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  15. Wish I could send you some kind of miraculous chicken soup (or should I make that miracle chocolate and a fine cuppa?) that would immediately return you to complete and durable health. Short of that, I am furiously sending good thoughts for not only your recovery from this incident, but for a stop to these episodes for a VERY long while.

    Fondly,

    Sue

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  16. Friko, you are very kind to share this info with your readers. I am sure that this A Fibs recurrence must be worrying, and like Pondside, hope that your doctors are caring for you.

    I also wish that I could bring you something to help with your rest and recovery process, but seem only able to send you very best wishes from across the Atlantic.

    xo

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  17. i wish you a good recovery and def hope for a cure or relief soon enough...

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  18. Friko, I too am a fellow a-fibber. Usually I can find a way to make Lemonade out of such things, but I've been hard-pressed to do so with a-fib and the attendant palpitations that accompany it. Best I've come up with so far is to put Faure's Requiem (my favorite music) in my portable CD player, lie down on my bed or the couch, put the ear buds in my ears and then turn that heavenly music up full bore.

    Of course, one has to make peace with the fact that Faure is writing a lovely piece in which the deceased is to feel lovingly wafted up to heaven, but I do prefer that to being blasted there by by Berlioz' Requiem.

    Anyway, while I'm listening to Faure' and humming along with it, at least it takes my mind off my badly-beating heart and sometimes even puts me to sleep, where my poor worried mind is given some rest.

    With loving and commiserating thoughts..... BobBy

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  19. I wish you only the best, dear Friko! ALOHA FROM HAWAII!

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  20. I was wondering where you went. A-fib isn't good. GET WELL!

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  21. My best wishes go out to you. Please get well ...

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  22. Oh Friko,
    I'm sorry. What a drag. Do rest and recover; come back when you're able.

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  23. Rest up! Take heart :) My sister had these, and they finally went away. By themselves. xo
    -ERS

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  24. Seems to be a bit of this going around lately -- you're the third person I've heard of in the past week! Anyway, take your time; get better; be well.

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  25. I do wish you Gesundheit, Friko, and very very soon!

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  26. Good luck, Friko. Be rested and well soon. We look forward to your enthusiastic return.

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  27. Do take care to put yourself first for a while.

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  28. I'm told that a nightly shot of a good single malt scotch helps that condition. Or, at least, it makes you not worry so much about it.
    Chin up Friko. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

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  29. I have a close friend with this, Friko, so know a little of what you are going through. I hope you feel much restored before long.

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  30. Oh Friko, I wish you a speedy recovery too. Look after yourself x

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  31. Liebe Friko, ach das tut mir so leid, ich würde sehr gerne etwas für Dich tun! Diesen vielen lieben und guten Wünschen möchte ich mich hier anschliessen. Ich wünsche Dir schnelle und heilende Besserung! Ich denke an Dich!
    Renée

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  32. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Hope they can get it under control

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  33. So sorry to hear you've been through this yet again! My husband had AF in conjunction with hyperthyroidism. Guess your doctors have checked your thyroid function? Rest up! Hope you'll feel stronger, soon.

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  34. Take all the time you need. I wish I could send a pot of soup and some homemade bread through the Internet. Since I can't, I'm sending cheering thoughts and prayers instead.

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  35. Hi Friko. Rest up, eat well, do things that make you feel good. You're in my thoughts.

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  36. (hugz)

    I hugged very lightly so as not to crush you and cause further damage.

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  37. I am so sorry. I hope it settles down for you v soon.

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  38. Oh, Friko - I'm so sorry. I do know another blogger who contended with these for some time, and finally they were exorcised.

    Perhaps, if the A-Fibs return, I should send the Roggenmuhme after them? They'd run and run so far and fast they'd never come back!

    Take good care - thinking of you.

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  39. Friko - How scary - rest and feel better soon!

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  40. Shee-yte. I get scared just looking at Wiki.
    Rest up sweet lady, we will all take recess.
    XO
    WWW

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  41. I'm sorry to learn of this... I believe there is much technology around to treat this condition these days. But it's frightening when it occurs. My grandmother had this condition and lived to a good age...
    Take care.

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  42. In those medical television shows they fix up those heart patients within an hour...pity real life doesn't work that way! Be well.

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  43. Oh, Friko. I am sorry. Hope you feel better soon. Keeping you in my thoughts...

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  44. I hope you're OK!

    I seems that I may have Glandular Fever... I'm just awaiting blood test results to come back.

    Get some rest and take care :)

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  45. Oh my God, Friko. I am so sorry. Have you been in the hospital again?

    While, I don't have A Fib, I have arrhythmia and tachycardia that threatens to derail my life. I am struggling through with it even as I write. My last heart monitor show a touch of A Fib. So far, my doctor hasn't been too worried, but she doesn't feel the things like I do!

    Have you ever had an ablation procedure? There is a new procedure here in Colorado. I will look for information on it and email it to you. Take care of yourself.

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  46. OH, so sorry to hear that, Friko! I hope they can come up with something to fix this for you. :(

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  47. Wishing you a speedy recovery Friko. Take care.

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  48. I am sorry to hear that you are not well. My husband has had this condition for the last 2 or 3 years – actually he had an episode today (the last one was about 4 months ago.) He also has sleep apnea. Have you been tested for sleep apnea? I have read that “Recent research indicates sleep apnea (where your breathing stops while you are sleeping) may contribute to A-Fib, probably by causing stress to the Pulmonary Vein openings.” His condition is under control with medicine, but it is always scary when he has an episode. I hope your condition can also be taken care of with medicine. Take care.

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  49. I hope you recover quickly, and that you feel better soon. sounds quite horrid, and scary. I am thinking of you.

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  50. Thinking of you and hoping you are feeling better soon.

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  51. My dear Friko, my thoughts and good hope are with you. It feels strange to be so far away from someone you've never seen face-to-face and yet to feel a jolt of care, and, at the same time, helplessness.

    What else can I say but that I truly am with you in spirit?

    Your friend,
    -Suze

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  52. I do hope you are feeling better soon, Friko. Good thoughts are traveling your way from the midwest.

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  53. Schnelle und gute Besserung Friko.
    It must be worrying. I'm sorry that you're suffering from a freaking out heart. Keep calm and carry on I suppose. But take it easy while carrying on. Sending positive vibes your way :-)

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  54. I hope you feel much better again soon! Oh you live in England! I love visiting blogs of people from other countries. Nice to meet you Friko :)

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  55. Hope you're feeling better soon. I thought I was getting something similar a few years ago, but it turned out to be accidental poisoning, not a heart problem. So, although I was lucky, I know how tiring and stressful these things can be.

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  56. Oh, Friko--health matters are always disconcerting. Breathe deeply and rest. We'll see you back here soon, but until then, relax, relax! :)

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  57. No need for waiting, there are always more life style changes we can attempt, if only we have a willingness. I do wish you speedy recovery and lots of the good kind of nurturing. I will add a link to Dr. Weil's take, I always like to check on what advise he has to offer and especially enjoy the comment threads under his facebook posts, a wealth of knowledge to be found there. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400931/Alternatives-for-Atrial-Fibrillation.html

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  58. So hope you are feeling better soon. Rest and relax!

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  59. So sorry to hear that you're under the weather. Sending soothing and healing thoughts your way.

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  60. Dear Friko - I do hope things settle soon .. it must be disturbing to say the least for you and dearly beloved. As many others have said - rest, relax and absolutely don't worry/stress ... Many thoughts - Hilary

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  61. Dear Friko,
    I've been out of touch with the blogging world for about ten days and so only discovered today--Thursday 3/8--that you've been ill.

    I hope you are taking good care of yourself. Getting lots of rest and resisting the urge to do too much too soon.

    Peace.

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  62. I'm late reading this, but I'm here to offer my regrets that you have been ailing. I see that you're back, and that makes me glad. Do take care.

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