4 search results for "cardiomyopathy"

The dicky ticker: update

The dicky ticker: update

The latest update on my dicky ticker. Had a shockingly good result yesterday … my cardiologist is very happy with my progress. So happy, in fact, she wants to hold off for six months, do another ECG and then decide on the hardware because I might not need it. OK, so my heart is still damaged, I still have cardiomyopathy and will be on these drugs for the rest of my life. But I...

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The dicky ticker

The dicky ticker

Click here for the latest updates During the first half of last year I started to feel a bit craptastic. I was tired, getting sick all the time and generally unhealthy. Things came to a head one weekend in May, when late one night I headed upstairs to my home office to do some work ahead of time for the next day because I was feeling so bad I was considering waking my husband...

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The traveller returns

Our wee trip away was relaxing and reasonably quiet: a few days in the capital, followed by a couple of days in Dunedin, including a visit to the cardiologist. It’s now confirmed that aside from the dilated cardiomyopathy, I also have a left bundle branch blockage, which means the left side of my heart isn’t working in synch with the right side. The plan is to continue to attack the first problem with drugs...

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Clearing out the tumbleweeds again

It’s been a while. And it’s not so much that I’ve been slacking off, it’s more a case of being sick. The past few months have been interesting and while finding out I was diabetic a couple of months ago was a bit on the crappy side, the latest diagnosis is certainly more craptastic than the first:  heart failure caused by dilated cardiomyopathy, along with a spot of mitral valve regurgitation for good measure...

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