Dodged a Bullet

I saw my doctor today, the results of my EKG and
echo-cardiogram do not show heart damage or congestive heart
failure. I still have to lose some weight and get my
cholesterol and blood pressure numbers down, but my heart
should last another 30 years or so. YAY!!!
And Ursula, I went to the post office and got the custom
forms and other information I need in order to send you the
package. I tried to research it online and just got a bunch
of broken links. Bah!
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BEI Design
I keep telling you, Beverly, only the good die young. You and I may live forever, who knows? ;-)
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Pogonip
"BEI Design" wrote...
I'm soooo glad to hear that! Really, what do they think, scaring you out of your wits with such hints of congestive heart failure! I chime in and shout 'HOORAY!'
Ah yes, info on postal things... It's amazing how postal services all over the worlds are similar. There's always something faulty; here in Germany, the Mail gave up their own branches and outsourced them into shops and such. The effect is that the shop owners who run the business now are not always up to the height of info. Local TV brought a feature about a man who shipped a valuable item of jewellery within Germany which got promptly lost. German Mail refused to pay since he wasn't supposed to ship something that valuable in their packs. Would it surprise you to hear that the person in the P.O. told him it was OK to do so? Anyway, I'm not as fast, but I'm working at it, so in due course you will receive something, too. ;-)
U.
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Ursula Schrader
It great to hear your good news!
Weigh package, fill in green form with correct weight and nominal value (for UK under 18GBP avoids import duty & tax), tick GIFT on green label, address package, affix green label, take whole shebang to PO. :-)
Lizzy
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Lizzy Taylor
Beverly, I am happy to know you had such good report from your doctor
I see the regular doctor tomorrow, & the cardiologist on Sept. 8th; but I will see the eye-surgeon on Saturday. He comes to the office in this area some Saturdays, as does the foot doctor; I am very glad they do since DS's schedule is hectic sometimes, so every little bit helps.
Emily
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E Bengston
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOT WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We always knew you had a good heart. :)
MWAH!!!
Sharon
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mamahays
Thanks! However, the doc can hardly be blamed, he just reported what the test showed. I am relieved he ordered the additional tests!
This was just weird. The online links to the custom forms were broken. I could have printed them off and saved one trip, but ...
Anyway, I'll get over to the post office again tomorrow. I'll let you know if I can get a tracking number so you can watch for it.
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BEI Design
Yes, I know that NOW. The kindly postmaster provided the form and all the instructions. I was just bummed I could not access the form online so I could print it and save a trip.
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BEI Design
Thanks!
Best wishes. Is the eye-surgeon appointment a follow-up to your cataract surgery?
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BEI Design
I think in Europe we are so used to sending packages abroad that we assume everyone knows how the system works.
Lizzy
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Lizzy Taylor
Let's all hope so. Free Advice: Don't be lulled into complacency by the test results and put off losing weight and reducing cholesterol, watching diet and doing exercise. My wife lost 4 siblings to heart disease and did "everything right" as a result: low salt and fat diet which resulted in low BP, low cholesterol, regular checkups and stress tests, tutti echogram, etc. All was well. She was told her EKG's "Were that of a 20 year old woman", although in her mid-60's.
That was in mid-November last year. Five weeks later she had a heart attack and had 5 blockages repaired by surgery! Unfortunately the only sure way to detect problems are with an angiogram, but since there is risk involved with that, it's usually done after a heart attack for confirmation, location of blockages, treatment planning and damage assessment. Don't worry, but remember your Latin: "Periculum in Mora", there is danger in delay. JPBill
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W.Boyce
Yes, it is actually been 10-months since the first surgery and 9-months since the 2nd eye was done. I already know I need new lenses; hopefully, he will do the check-up Saturday. I have a lot of fluid draining from one eye, too, that he will check.
The regular doctor said not much difference in my general health; he gave me more blood thinner and is concerned about the fluid in my ankles, as usual; but most of the tests were okay.
After I see the cardiologist next month, then I will know how I've done the past 6-months; and if any other medicines need adjusting.
Emily
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E Bengston
Oh, dear, not good. Maybe it is just a blocked tear duct. I have been struggling with that for a few months, it's irritating but not dangerous.
The new BP med my doctor prescribed has really taken off the water-weight. My "cankles" are about as slender as they ever were... which isn't saying much.
Sending good wishes your way. I am very happy, the cholesterol drug my doctor finally insisted I started taking dropped my total cholesterol from 260 to 193 in just a month. I really resisted taking it, but obviously diet and exercise were not enough.
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BEI Design

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