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“Towards Spring”

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#23 May 15, 2013
Casey wrote:
My husband has always been a very heavy beer drinker. He's 60 years old. He is an alcoholic. About seven years ago he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and he stopped drinking for a few years. About 4 years ago he started up again. He can drink a 30 pack plus several more beers in a weekend. He takes several meds for his CHF and I've pointed out that heavy drinking on top of those meds is bad for his health.
Are there any medical people out there who can tell me exactly how this drinking might be affecting his heart failure?
At the best of times it isn't wise to mix
Meds and alcohol!

he really should be far more careful about his intake of
Fluids .. I know it's not easy,
but for his own sake it's necessary to be careful
Of balance as set out in excellent #9 here.

I know something of this personally, as I have a similar heart
ailment, a faulty heart valve(Mitral) and must take diuretics
To deal with fluid issues.

It pays to take care,
My doc also told me to 'pace' myself when doing things that require
Effort, even such ordinary things as walking etc,

I suppose moderation in all these things and natural
Common sense is all that's needed.

Wishing you well.. and your husband better health..

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#24 May 15, 2013
Casey wrote:
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I stopped trying to get him to quite some time ago. I just can't believe he can be so...stupid.
who knows why people think they way they do.
ur story here reminded me of a guy I work with, he had a heart attack, went thru all the pain and trouble to get his life back in order and today (almost 9 yrs later) he right back to his old lifestyle of drinking etc etc.
he says he gonna continue to "live" while he's still alive.

but I gotta say, he does seem happy. but I would imagine his wife isn't..

go figure......


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#25 May 15, 2013
Ya know.. YOU see this ALL the Time...ABUSE your Bod..Land up in the hospital.. near death..get stable.. go home..BE GOOD for a month or so..ALL is going well... SNAP back at the old routine... IT S LIKE..they FORGOT.. THAT they ALMOST DIED!!...They figure THAT they BEAT IT...this time..THEY can DO IT AGAIN!!!... May NOT be soooo LUCKY the NEXT Time.

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