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    Re: Been feeling like crapola :(

    I know this is a silly question: but have you approached your doctor with this? If your heart is brewing something surely it should be assessed now and treated before anything catastrophic happens?

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    Re: Been feeling like crapola :(

    I completely agree with Jojo, FMP. There has to be time to get checked out in view of your cardiac history.

    I would just add that I suffer from chronic upper back pain between the shoulder blades and often get chest pain too. I don't have heart issues.

    I just feel that you shouldn't speculate or hope for the best on this one? Get properly assessed. No employer would deny you that chance.

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    Re: Been feeling like crapola :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishmanpa View Post

    Posting this to show that even I have my moments.

    FMP
    Whatever this is, you will deal with it. You know you will.

    You have a very real heart condition and you've been feeling shite. You need to see your doctor.

    Sending much love & positive thoughts to you from Blighty.
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    Re: Been feeling like crapola :(

    Thinking of you mate, best to get it checked out if you can. A new employer will understand if a day or 2 is needed off. You could always offer to make the time up to them letting them know your condition etc.

    Positive thoughts and best wishes my friend.

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    Re: Been feeling like crapola :(

    Thanks folks... Yeah, you're right... The training is at the campus but done virtually. I can message my instructors and ask how I go about doing that then schedule a day to get checked out. Like I said, I wrote my cardiologist, explained what was going on. I saw her in March and the exam and EKG were good. She prescribed a stronger dose of Nitro and said to schedule an appointment when I can. She wasn't like 'get in here now' or anything. I have my yearly physical scheduled in September. As Panicky Guy's dad said, 'you just know'. It was that way with the first two heart attacks. This isn't like that but it is uncomfortable. More like a red flag that something is brewing. And yeah, add to that a new job and A LOT to learn in 6 weeks. I'm very fortunate to have been hired at my age and this job will take me out to retirement in 4 years. The pay is great and the benefits are off the hook but yeah, it's a lot of pressure to learn everything.

    I had a really good night's sleep last night and today I feel pretty good Going to cut the lawn in a few before it gets hot and then out to the stores to do our weekly shopping.

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    Re: Been feeling like crapola :(

    Glad to hear you're going to see someone sooner rather than later. Take it easy in the heat and drink plenty of fluids.

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    Re: Been feeling like crapola :(

    FMP, is this pain a coincidence that it started when taking on this new position? The hours, the concentration, the pressure of doing well can cause all sorts in our back, neck, head, chest and stomach. I wouldn't go assuming it's a warning of something more serious and I note a glimmer that it could relate to an reflux issue. I get that too. Apple Cyder Vinegar works a treat for that.
    I think you need that piece of mind with a check up otherwise you'll always be thinking the worst.
    But seriously FMP, you are a very active person as well as doing a fantastic job with caring for your wife and now a new career on the way. If you ask me I think you are doing pretty damn well. Come on FMP keep those positives going, there's a lot more milage in you yet.

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    Re: Been feeling like crapola :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Carnation View Post
    FMP, is this pain a coincidence that it started when taking on this new position? The hours, the concentration, the pressure of doing well can cause all sorts in our back, neck, head, chest and stomach. I wouldn't go assuming it's a warning of something more serious and I note a glimmer that it could relate to an reflux issue. I get that too. Apple Cyder Vinegar works a treat for that.
    I think you need that piece of mind with a check up otherwise you'll always be thinking the worst.
    But seriously FMP, you are a very active person as well as doing a fantastic job with caring for your wife and now a new career on the way. If you ask me I think you are doing pretty damn well. Come on FMP keep those positives going, there's a lot more milage in you yet.
    Yeah... it started a week ago when we returned from shopping. But yeah, I went from basically chill all the time to a desk and intense focus. So it definitely is related. That said, the nitro alleviates it so...... But I do need to get checked out top to bottom as it's been three years since my last round of tests (nuclear stress test, CT etc.) and it's also been a couple of years since my last visit to the Oncologist ENT and had a full check up. With the benefits I'll be getting starting August 1st, I'm covered. I also have dental and vision as well as free life insurance for 3X my salary so my wife is taken care of. Once I'm there for a bit, I'm going to increase that. Once I hit the floor and get my schedule, I can make arrangements and appointments.

    I'm actually not thinking the worst but it is stressful feeling like crapola. It's more like an inconvenience if you know what I mean. Like I said, I was unemployed for 6 months and the government benefits and stimulus checks really helped out. I messed up my knee a little over a month ago and while it's definitely better, it still hurts. Been taking ibuprofen and using OTC arthritis rubs but I probably should get that checked out. Then, the week before I started, my wife was out with the doggie and she got a bit rambunctious causing my wife to fall on her tail bone. She had to see a spine/back specialist and I couldn't take her due to work (she doesn't drive). Fortunately, a friend was able to take her and fortunately it's not broken, just a really bad bruise. I got her one of those butt pads and she been on meds for it and it's improving. She needed to see a specialist anyway as she's had two back surgeries and we needed to make sure she didn't damage anything else. Then this crapola with the back/chest pain. Couldn't all this have just waited?

    Anyway... I just finished cutting and trimming the lawn and I'm fine so that's encouraging.

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    Re: Been feeling like crapola :(

    Heart problems of any kind are pretty scary and while I have never had a heart attack I do have a few different heart arrhythmiaís and so I can relate. My step dad had a heart attack years ago while walking to the store in the hot sun of Florida. He has never been an anxious person, not much of a worrying type but afterwards he struggled a bit especially on days he just wasnít feeling well.
    It could be angina, it could be something with your back too but the fact that the nitro helps would make one think itís vascular related but Itís definitely a good sign that your able to mow the lawn 😊
    Itís good that your not ignoring it and that you have reached out to your doctor. Maybe just try to take it easy in the mean time.

    Sending you lots of positive vibes and will keep you in thoughts and prayer!!!!!!
    Last edited by Careful1; 18-07-21 at 16:31.

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    Re: Been feeling like crapola :(

    FMP, not a bad idea to have checks. Pleased to hear your wife is ok although probably sore.
    Hey, if you can mow the lawn, that's a good indication you are fit. I remember a time back, probably about 3 years ago that you got out of breath and was concerned. Do you remember? And I think we are more aware of any exertion when we are feeling, as you say, crapola.
    You may also be tired from this new position, so take that into account.

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