Hello friends, hope everyone is having a good 2019. I seem to stumble from one disaster to the next at the moment. Was just recovering from my bladder operation when my hernia got strangled. Off I was taken to the John Radcliffe. They saved me once again. Had to wait before they operated because of the Apixaban. But all behind me now. Hernia fixed with open surgery. My potassium level went very low and I had the feeling as if I was going into A Fib. Heart kept flip flopping. After 3 bottles potassium level out of danger and heart settled. Just wondering if that is the cause of my A Fib. My husband has been placed into a care home for a couple of weeks. I am in so much pain, can barely look after myself. But I miss him, at least he could make a drink. For me. Please send me some healing thoughts can really do with that. Love Rienij xx
Happy New Year and Potassium/AFib - AF Association
You've really had far more than your share in the last few months and I hope the page is well and truly turned now. May the pain recede and your strength gather over the next few days - and AFib behave itself.
I'm not going to mention bananas but do keep the potassium levels up. And your chin. And we are here to cheer you up whenever things seem difficult.
Really feel for you Rienij. Is there any way you could spend a week in the same care home as your husband while you recuperate. You'd need to call your GP, get him to visit and then cry and say you can't cope (I know the system).
If you lived near me I'd be around to help you, unfortunately I'm too far away.
Always here for verbal support when you need it.
Big healing hug, my friend.
That's good to hear that you feel you can cope on your own Rienij.
Now listen to one who used to help run a nursing home. If you are ever really poorly, can't cope on your own and genuinely need temporary help, you can get a placement in one short term, free of charge via your GP who will contact social services - no matter how much savings you have. To be honest I'm quite surprised that you weren't offered that as a matter of course after all you've been through. My guess is that you're one of those people who put on a brave face, no matter how bad they're feeling and people think you are feeling a lot better than you are.
Healing thoughts being sent your way, lovely lady.
So sorry to hear you are having a continued harsh time. Without going into details I have been having a similar seemingly never ending poor health period of two and a half years plus. It is debilitating scary and makes us feel desperate. The impact on emotional health too is beyond coping with at times. Please know people here are in your corner and wish you the strength and support to move on towards a normal life again because what you are going through now is far from normal life and it's easy to forget what normal looks like.
However you will get back on track and you never know you may be closer to things settling again than you realise. As my mum used to say, 'nothing goes on forever'. You will find good times again.
The additional upset of your husband being in care albeit short term is an additional stress and you must feel lonely without his presence. If all our combined good thoughts can reach out to you please grab them and let them wash over you and bring you some calm in a troubled time.
Thinking of you and please boost your potassium it troubles my heart when it's low too as it does many is us. X
Big, big hugs Rienij - you’ve gone through so much recently that I hope the new year will be better for you and your health. Of course you miss your husband and I like jeanjeannie50 ’s suggestion to try to join him for a short period whilst you are recovering.
Please let us know how you are - another few hugs on their way. xxx
Oh dear! Poor you again.Is there anyone else who could be with you? Did social security arrange the respite care for your husband,I was wondering if they could offer some assistance for you for a week or so.My aunty lives alone and has had several spells in hospital,very frail and unsteady,and has people going in 3 times a day for tea making,general help etc.She says she appreciates the company as much as anything.
Heres hoping that this is the last health issue,they say things go in threes....
Sending a cyber hug xxxx
Big hugs coming your way Rienij . Am currently having potassium top ups in the form of soluble tablets. I have gotten used to the foul taste, I have been on and off them for so long. The trouble is they put you on diaretics to rid you of the fluid but you lose goodness too !
A comforting bowl of banana and custard may help. Keep strong x
Oh you poor thing. You have so much to cope with. Thinking of you and hope your pain gets more manageable.
Spoil yourself if you can.....the banana and custard mentioned by Becksagogo sounds a good start !
Hello Friends. I have had a PM from Rienij as follows:
back in hospital again this time little stroke. Very tired
Very sorry to hear that, I hope they are looking after you well. Big hug, 😘, 💐🌻🌞 💛wish I could visit but too far away. Don't try to be brave, I know it's horrible being in hospital but hopefully you are safe, warm and some meals are edible, so cry loudly if you don't feel ready to go home ! Seriously, I hope you do get better soon Xxx
Rienij - I’m so sorry to hear you are back in hospital again. In N Ireland people always say ‘you’re in the best place’. I don’t know if that is a comforting thought or not, but there is some sense in it.
Anyway, let others look after you and I wish you a speedy recovery. Sending hugs and some cyber flowers. xxx 💕🌹🌼💐🥀