Help, for friends  

absolutelynormal 56F
6016 posts
6/5/2006 11:02 pm

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9/10/2006 5:05 pm

Help, for friends

I am not usually one for "praying" about things. I am one for giving support when it's asked for. So, I'm going to post a request from friends.
Hope things get better for Brian and for you, Tiller.

Most people don't know what heart failure is, so let me explain. In Brian's particular case he has a bad valve in his heart. The valves help control the direction in which the blood flows from chamber to chamber in the heart. You might equate it to having several damns on a river system. If it's been raining upstream and the flood gates can't all be opened down stream there is going to be a flood somewhere.

Blood in your body is controlled by gravity just like anything else is. If you have heart failure usually the first place you'd notice is in the feet and ankles, as it becomes worse, the flood waters rise higher and higher. In bad cases, the lungs are flooded with fluid as the heart (which is a pump) is unable to adequately pump blood away from the heart and it just backs up into the lungs.

I am not sure what exactly is going on with Brian but if Tiller is asking for our help, I am going to assume that it's bad.


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brute472 74M
3480 posts
6/6/2006 12:44 am

Good thoughts and wishes to Tiller and Brian from New Zealand.

absolutelynormal replies on 6/6/2006 7:26 am:
Thanks Brute

GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11238 posts
6/6/2006 2:57 am

thank you....

absolutelynormal replies on 6/6/2006 7:27 am:
welcome Goddess

RogueAgent000 49M

6/6/2006 6:12 am

Most heartfelt wishes and prayers I do send.

absolutelynormal replies on 6/6/2006 7:30 am:
Knew you could be counted upon

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