Yes I am still here ——————-as Lorenzo!

I am still alive and have prolonged my next Cardio checkup into th future.

For the new members I had a non-heart problem some years ago when I was 72 yearts. In the Hospital they found some moderate problems with my heart!

I went back two years later for another Ek–xx exam about $800.00 on an old broken computer.

Then a follow up exam by a young visiting cardiologist—I live 3 hours from civiliazation!

Now two years later I am OK—————————except I was really frightened last fall while out hunting as I thought I was having a heart attack—— That turned out to be “GERD”!
It was an all attention getting pain under my breastbone. The Doc said it is GERD!

I worked with that since October.

The A-plasty did work for me

I have much less pain or disturbance because of it I no longer take Nitro except when I know I am going to do something that takes much exertion like yard work I do feel some stress if I walk a great deal under a load but I can say It has helped a great deal

My weight has to do more with eating my own cooking I enjoy it fact is found a CopyCat Recipe site lol made KFC cole slaw the other day using it I eat out only on occasion had enough of that years ago Ate in every Resturant in Texas I think.

I do take Nutrients about the same as you but slacked off a little need to get back to it warm weather now and I will get more work out hope to control eating habits better and lose 40 pounds will have to see you know how difficult it is.

It saddens me that you still experience angina after angioplasty

Thank god you came through the angioplasty without problems.
Has there been a reduction of angina, or is it, more or less, the same? Have you experienced any improvement that you can detect subjectively, from the angioplasty? I still believe that angina, except when there is severe blockage of many vessels, is a fundamentally nutritional/chemical problem, involving finding those foods and nutritional supplements that will promote dilation of the vessels, supplying the body with those elements that promote relaxed and normal blood vessel function. If you’re still getting angina, it tells me that simple blood flow is probably not your problem, but, rather, “spasm” of some kind, which is what I believe is happening in
my case.
Weight loss becomes more serious as we age, for a variety of reasons, but especially because, as with any addiction, the older they are the harder they are to conquer. You say you’re getting more exercise. That’s good news. I have great difficulty exercising vigorously, with or without nitro, although the nitro allows me to go from mild exercise without nitro, to moderate exercise with nitro. But I can almost never exercise with the intensity necessary to make real improvements in my cardiovascular picture.
Very frustrating, because it also means that walking will not contribute anythiing to weight loss. Aerobic exercise, unless its very intense, doesn’t translate into much weight loss, in any case. I do notice, however, a big difference in the amount of angina I experience, when I eat the most raw food, and the least cooked. I’m slowly eliminating coffee, which I handle poorly, probably because I can’t drink it without dairy, which I can’t digest at all. Restaurant eating is always a disaster for me. I’m working hard to eliminate restaurants almost entirely, except perhaps for a couple of meals a week, at the most.

Personally, as I’ve thought about things

I feel this is my warning sign to take better care of myself, and to stop eating the junk I have consumed.

Strange to say, this evening I feel a renewed energy I hadn’t felt in a while. I’m feeling better physically than I have in a while – and I’m feeling more positive than I have in a while. I haven’t had in between meal snacks since this happened, and I’ve been extremely careful of what I put in my mouth.

The doctor did not say I had a heart attack – I suppose I would be in the hospital if I did – but I’m not certain if I had had a minor heart attack.

In many ways, I think I am very blessed that I was warned this way instead of having a massive heart attack.

It is up to me to take care of myself – or I have had a sense of what the future could hold for me.

The left arm hurts

I am not clear if I have had a heart attack or not.

My left arm is hurting – is that a sign that I may have had a mild heart attack, or is that simply a warning sign of what might happen if I don’t take care of myself?

I don’t feel sick – nor dizzy – my apetite is intact – so I just wonder – the EKG doesn’t read normal rhythm – but does that indicate a heart attack?


Is there a Heart health problem in this message some where

What does any of this have to do with Heartattack. I don’t mean to offend you, but I have to ask do you have a Heart problem other than a broken heart from your past lifesyle or misfortunes.

God is our Creator not our Social worker, stop waiting for god to notice you and create some miracle for your sole benifit , pick yourself up, and get some faith in yourself there is nothing wrong with being proud, and nothing wrong with feeling important provided you do something to feel that way Put your past problems behind you, create a plan to move forward and work your plan, stop waiting for god or the Lord to solve all your problems You recogonize your mistakes ,so don’t repeat them againand stop feeling guilty about any of it like you say things happen and we regret many of thembut its history, free your mind of it and move on. In so far as the Universe which god has created, your faults ,your problems are trivial,compared to so many other things. You feel guilty about giving up your children what about the mother who has to watch hers starve to death or die from some wretched disease without medicine or be blown up by some bomb or crippled for life The world is full of suffering, you can do something about yours and I emphasize “You” not the lord ,not anyone or anything “You”

Why do things happen?

things happen because we goof up and we don’t do what we are spose to do? or do they just happen how come we have the stinkin-thinkin? why? i don’t know and i am sick of people saying that we have to go through things. i DON’T WANT TO . i want to give up and that is what the Lord wants also. i do what i am spose to but i don’t know why things happen. i wish the butterfly of hope can happen. i wish i could just see the beautiful colours of the wings of hope. but i am unable to cause i haven’t had my full transformation from the caterpillar to the butterfly but i am not there yet. The Lord is still working on me i am still not in the caterpillar stage but i am not a butterfly or am i going to be a moth. some moths are beautiful with their colourful wings and are like the butterflies are dangerous to the survival of others. Will there ever be a survival? with only the Lord there will be. The Lord survives and will only be the truth and ways of every thing. i will follow the Lord’s ways. i try to do it without questions but it is hard cause i am only human. the Lord wants me to tell people i LOVE him i DO. i am told not to turn my back on him but it is so hard not to as i am human and have human struggles such as when i was 15 yrs old i did a dumb thing but at that time it was the only thing i could do. as i was sexually assaulted by my foster father and became pregnant so i killed my baby before he was born. then at 17 i had a little angel named Jonathan, i unmarried gave him up for adoption and he blessed the chosen family for only 3 months and 3 weeks before he flew again. so when at 23 i did it again but not intentionally this time i did it due to a bad drug problem and my son is with the Lord after blessing this earth for 1hr. and so i decided i would never make that mistake again so i did what was human to stop it but the Dr’s measures didn’t work as at 32 i was blessed by a set of twins, a little girl that needed to become an angel at 6 months gestation for her brother to survive. He was earthly named by me as Zechariah, and was joined on earth by his sisters named my me as Lyndsey and Maggie but due to the earthly courts bringing up past mistakes and not allowing one to grow and change as Oct 22,99.i accepted our Heavenly father as my personal saviour but in Oct of 00 i was water baptised. But a few months before on May 31 [May 31 isn't a good day for me as in 86 i got married to a very abusive man whom was bisexual proven on that day in 90, so i left him to tangle with another abusive man on may31/01, leaving him and trying to leave my past behind on May 99, but he stated i did wrong to my angels on May 31/00] i fought with all my hope and love for 2yrs and decided while talking to the Lord chose not to fight anymore and on Feb 25′/03 i gave up. I don’t know were my angels are or if they are okay but i DO LOVE THEM ALL OF THEM. i know the Lord watches over all and i pray the Lord will turn my life around i am sick of dealing with the bad things. LORD PLEASE TRANSFORM ME FROM THE CATERPILLER AND EITHER MAKE ME INTO THE MOTH OR BUTTERFLY U WANT ME TO BE. anyway i know the Lord has discovered my health problems which was present from birth but discovered when i was a 38yrold and it was discovered through a lot of prayer and ‘digging’ from a very Christian person whom knows the Lord as her best friend. so WHY DOES THE LORD SEND PEOPLE INTO OUR PRESENCE? WHY DOES THE LORD DO WHAT HE WANTS TO DO? HE DOES IT BECAUSE HE WAS IS THE LORD? and HE does it till we are TRANSFORMED AND ARE ABLE TO FLY ON OUR OWN. thank you Lord for Transforming me and to be transformed a caterpillar needs to build a cocoon. Is my cocoon my health problems? only the Lord knows! or is it my economical or my social [or lack of both}? Only the Lord KNOWS! then as the caterpillar sits inside it he will liquify and become only what the Lord wants and if any man tries to peel the final product out then it will die if it isn’t time for it to come out. LORD IS IT TIME FOR ME TO COME OUT? thank you for listening to my words. sorry i am so long.

HI here is my list for the week/ day

1] having Whimpy back and she is even sleeping all night 2] feeling better so sat out side for awhile and my neighbour had her 24hr old baby out in a stroller and told me that her mom is going to pick her up and the 2 babies to go there [out of town about 2hrs away] that night to stay for a week as the mom has holidays from work.
3] having all bills paid going into the new month
4] having food in fridge and freezer and Mon is cheque day and not really needing to go to the store for anything important.
5] i know and have a personal relationship with the Lord and that is the best thing.

1] not feeling as goods as good as want
2] cannot do anything yet and keep forgetting it takes up to 3 months to fully heal.
3] saw the neurologist and he gave me some bad news [he said that the leasions are growing on some essential parts of the brain and the way it goes on people the dr's predict they people are in a w/c in 2-3yrs and usually don't survive more than 5yrs cause with the brain shutting down the bowels and other inside muscles.]
4] all blood from the complete blood testings are low including iron, b-12 and all vitamines and mineral but the NP is taking care of it. but cannot figure out why.
5] need to find a way still to Hamilton on June 6′th for 11 am, worries me a little to have to do it at last min. but Red Cross charges 10$ in town, 20$ + parking out of town and more out of county. and i cannot afford it as i don’t get the $ form any assistance and $ is tight as i hve to pay for my own meds and with Alertec being not covered it is close to 200$/month with the others but it works with the Amidadine nad hte spasm tablets/

1] i made it to Paris last week to see the specialist and he wants me to have another MRI by June. but he did put my diagnoses into writing for me and gave me a note to help me get the moving allowance to move with
2] i got some teens to do the face painting for the walk a thon on May 10′th
3] slept all day and not taking as many pain pills but am taking what i need

4] did make it to the women’s group this week am getting back to my routine but under limited conditions.
5] got a box of t-shirts from my mom, i still need to forgive her but having a hard time with it.

1] do my banking, see my NP and a few other things on Mon, and go to church and also out for supper on Sunday. and to get back to “normal” under limited conditions.
2] to be able to rest at the same time.
3] spose to go talk to my councellor on Wed. i wish i could open up more to her cause i know it would help but for sum reason i have a hard time. i have and do trust her i have known her since 94 and she HAS NEVER broken the trust. it is just me right now cause i was always taught to do it myself and keep things in, as others don’t want to hear problems.
4] to be able to get some cleaning done i hate seeing it look like this.
5] i am getting an apt size washer on Mon [or pay for it atleast] and get the laundry done up with the full size and apt size will not take long but just need to do it and not over do it.

am reading a small book written by Emilie Barnes call Strength for Today, Bright hopes for Tomorrow. God’s comfort from the psalms.
i want to do more but unable right now.

1] staying inside alot a here near Toronto we have the SARS things so staying away from large groups and other things.
2] next week i have to go to walmart and i will use the store scooter instead of walking and i will ask for people to put the heavier stuff into the cart.i haven’t taken the city bus yet but am going to do the dial a bus on Sunday.
3] need to drink more fluids as i have a hard time with getting up and down the even 5 steps to the kitchen then after i drink then i have to go up to the 3′rd floor to the washroom, it is annoing.
4] am not going to my friends till Mon as they have a cold there. still not allowing anyone into my home with anything, this is so i don’t get anything and also it is hard on me as the place is a disaster and i don’t like it.

1] were i volunteer are having the fundraiser on May 10′th and it is a walk a thon and i had to get the face painters.
2] our medicals are scared of the media hype of SARS & other things.
3] i know the medical problems i have won’t get better but need to handle them better and to open up more.
4] right now i suffer not only from physical problems but the emotional and mental aren’t good right now. better than i was over 2 yrs ago but not as good as i would like it.
5] to be able to get the place cleaned up under my own control. [ i know i am not in control but need to be in my home] i need to get packed up in the month of May and find a place for the end of June.

I have been on TRT

with injections for many years and have almost got used to the “roller coaster”, but recently have had to have a AAA operation, after the OP everything is pretty much as it was before EXCEPT that ejaculation stopped completely and it looks like it is now permanent. Shows how fragile it is!.

First why are you impotent

Meaning have you had a prostrate operation or are just impotent by other means. For me I had cryo treatment for prostrate cancer it left me impotent and nothing works except shots. I have gotten the same results from a medical pot from Calif. But have no ejaculation only the intense feeling of one. At least you are having some results from the pills.
Good luck

ED meds

People often mistakenly think that Viagra is the first drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of impotence; that first drug was, in fact, yohimbine hydrochloride!

May I ask you what dosage you are taking to get this result? I have been taking 5.4 mg, 3 times a day, for over a month with no results.
I’ve wondered what would happen if I took 3 pills at the same time (or more), but haven’t because of concerns with possible blood pressure increases.

My doctor presribed yohimbine hydrochloride (look here – canadian pharmacy) for me before Viagra was available in Canada. It worked great for a short while and then I seemed to have developed a tolerance for it and I was right back to where I started. I had previously tried a herbal yohimbe that I bought across the border and had similar results.


erection no ejaculation

am currently getting inconsistent results with viagra, blood flow to penis that does’nt remain long enough for penetration. have not ejaculated in several months, masterbation or intercourse. realize that erection, and viagra don’t neccessarily lead to ejaculation.

Implant within the last 5 years

This question is for anybody who has had an implant within the last 5 years.  How long did you have to take off from work? 2 weeks, 3 weeks or more? If you were already retired, how long after the surgery were you able to walk and drive without any apparent signs of discomfort? I am asking this, because I still work and am not planning to advertise that I got a penile implant and also would not want any giveaway signs.

There are several reasons for so many procedures

My first implant was in 1981. I had one of the pioneering surgeons, but still was in the hospital for several weeks. Modern implants and techniques require day surgery or an overnight stay for the majority of patients. So lots of things have changed.
The real problems come when revisions are required. Some of my implants failed (3), other surgeries were required to reduce scarring and cylinder movement.
I would say most of my surgeries were to correct the previous surgeons mistakes, or lack of treatment.
I have sought out the best and most known surgeons, and have found that they usually provide adequate, to substandard care, due to their busy schedules and most teach as well. So it is not the big name Dr. I would automatically go to on my next go round.
The implant usually has to be removed each time a major revision is made. My implant history is 27 years – I am 54 now, so half my life has been with these things.

You can have excellent results, or be a total disaster – just like any other surgery.

A lot of “generic” viagra and cialis

Considering the offers I receive daily, there is a lot of “generic” viagra and cialis. I have dealt exclusively with a Canadian pharmacy although the drug comes from India. I have never tried cialis in this country because the cost is prohibitive. The time, I admit was a gamble but I have reordered a number of times since what is sent seems to do the job.

There are a lot of factors that you need to consider with the implant

Your age, activity level and expectations are top of the list. Most postings that are from new implant patients are thrilled with the results. Newer implants are much more reliable than the ones from previous decades. It needs to be considered seriously, as the procedure irreversible.

On the plus side – if you are completely impotent – it is the only treatment option. The first implant usually yields the best results.

The considerations for the implant in my experience are as follows:

Penile shortening. Each individual will respond differently to the implants. Typically the erect penis will lose an 1″ or more. But not all patients do – but be prepared.

Natural erections. Depending on your penile architecture, you may have a natural looking erection.
You must remember that the implant only replaces the tissues in the penile shaft. So if you have a large glans (head) this may not be firm enough for comfortable sexual relations. This is usually not an issue.

I never found the pump in the scrotum as a problem, you will have an adjustment, but it is not really an issue.

The flaccid state of your penis will be altered somewhat. I was a pro athlete, but never felt comfortable showering in an open shower after the implant. If you are older and not as active, this might not be an issue.

The main issues for me are if you need a revision – again this is dependent on how old and active you are.
I was very young (25) for my 1st implant. When a new implant is needed, it can require a much more invasive procedures to remove the implanted cylinders and this can cause additional scarring and shortening of the penis.
Nerve damage and loss of all sensitivity can be produced.
Other issues are erosion, the movement of the cylinders too close to the skin surface. This has been greatly reduced because the implanted cylinders are place further back from the glans.
Anther issue for my has been the weakening of the penile shaft wall, causing an aneurysm, which requires corrective surgery.

I lost over 3″ and all sensation in the penis. But again – I am the extreme case, having 7 implants and 18 surgeries to try and alleviate revision issues.

Sorry for the long post.

Hope this helps.

I have a friend here who is going for Triple by-pass on March 22

He has had a low Cholesterol level for years about 122 and thought he was safe he laughed at the use of Vit C and E, Omega-3, few times generic Azithromycin and other supplements about 4 years ago he started out in his Kitchen making Cheese spreads he now has a little Factory turning out lots of Spreads for the local grocery market it is a great tasting product with differenct add ins like peppers and horseradisholives I think tho he has been eating a lot of cheese more than normal and I have no doubt his problem is Calcification from all the Calcium in the cheese Last year he also had an anyerisem of the Colon while attending a Cheese seminar in Wisconsin his Colon ruptured allowing it contents to flow into his abdominal cavity it nearly killed him but he recovered from that after surgery again I think lack of proper minerals like copper and others found only with Supplementsbecause its not in our food supply.
By pass is about his only option as his artery is clogged with a 2 inch long blockage which a balloon will not compress and Cholesterol 122.
He still does not believe in Supplements and I am wondering if his Chol is really 122 or he got it that low with drugs which may account for the Colon problem Thought I would pass the story along bh

I visit this blog sporadically and have just read your entries

and find most of what you say pretty much on the money and to the point. My question to you, as a conscientious physician, is: have you seen a competent doc to find out what is the cause of your erectile dysfunction? I doubt it’s psychological, as you seem pretty much together in your attitude toward, and appreciation of sex. So if it’s organic, and you’re only 35, and you ordering tadalafil online, so do you have diabetes? … or “prediabetes,” now called “dysmetabolic syndrome X” – it’s pretty common in
Americans, and less common in Europeans, and is generally attributable to obesity, diet, and lack of exercise. Or is it alcohol, tobacco, high cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, or have you got a testosterone deficiency? I doubt the latter, as lack of interest in things genital generally accompany low T. The others are all contributors to vascular disease, which often manifests itself as male ED, generally long before expressing itself in heart trouble, TIAs and strokes.
I’m not trying to pry, but I have kids your age, and you shouldn’t have to be dealing with this problem at this stage in your life. All the insight you seem to have gained, however, should serve you well for a lifetime. Forgive me if my inquiry is in any way offensive. I wish you every success in regaining and/or maintaing a fulfilling sex life, as I personally think it can be one of the best things in a man’s life. It’s personally been a strong motivator for me in many of my life’s decisions and choices.

The first implant usually has very good results

Having 7 of these, and having implants for over 27 years, I can say that there are many good things – but as with all mechanical devices – there are drawbacks as well.
I would fully investigate all options before getting the implant. If you do have problems, which you very well may have – depending on your age – it becomes much more complicated when a revision is needed. You can have years of good use from an implant. But go into this knowing all of your options.

I post on a lot of the health forums concerning the PI

I am a ‘veteran’ of the penile implant, with 27 years living with one. The first implant usually yields the best results. You should retain all of your sensitivity. It is important to note that you should investigate every possible treatment option before you commit to the implant.

Make sure you have a very experienced surgeon if you choose the implant route.
There are drawbacks to the implant, but if it is the only treatment option, it is the only game in town. If you have specific questions you and contact me.

There are others here that have implants, so I am sure you will here from them as well.

I am unable to comment on a PI

but I can’t help responding to your comment that you “took a lot of chances when you were younger and indulged too much. I think this is why I have the problems with ED….at 51″.

I can’t imagine that you overindulged at an early age; I started when I was around twelve and it’s a miracle that I ever got through college. active doesn’t begin to describe it; In my twenties I was insatiable and at every opportunity I took advantage of having sex. In my case B/P and onset of type II diabetes (genetic predisposition) the meds affected me. Still it wasn’t until my late sixties that I really noticed that sex was never going to be as spontaneous as in the past. I am now 78, still love sex, and thank God for generic Cialis which is available on line.If PI was my only option I think I would probably find a new hobby to occupy my mind, if not my body. Hey, it’s going to end sometime, right?

I received my implant in February of this year

I was in the hospital at 8:00 AM and home by 4:00 PM the same day. I was pretty much confined to my couch until the next day because I was sent home with a catheter (my surgeon says it’s easier to start urinating if the caheter stays un overnight). My wife was instructed on how to remove the catheter and did a fine job. I am retired, so UI just took it easy for a couple of days. Driving and walking were not a problem. I was definitely sore for a while, but percoset is your friend! Tefhnically you are not supposed to drive while on narcotic pain killers, but I only took the percoset before bed.

You will need a “cover story”. Most of us say we had a minor hernia repaired. Not entirely untrue because the incision to place the reservoir creates a very minor hernia (I never even felt any discomfort in this area).

I suggest you visit to see what others have gone through. This site helped me to make the decision to have this surgery, a decision I am very satisfied with! Contains graphic pictures.

My doctor has suggested PI

as an alternative to my ED problem. I have just started the less evasive procedures, since my dr made sure that viagra would not be dangerous for me to take, so I know I will have a long ways to go before I get to this point (Penile Implant). My question is to the PI vetrans, is there any decrease in sensation after the surgeries?
I took a lot of chances when I was younger, and induldged too much, I think this is why I have the problems with ED at the early age of 51.
Is it true, that with a lifetime of induldgement, you will have ED problems?
Forgive me for the question’s, but I am new at this and very scared of what is to become of my ED problems, theres not a lot of people/places you can go to get the answers I have.

Does physical stimulation help?

Does it help you achieve an erection if your wife or girlfriend manually or orally stimulates you during foreplay? That seems to help me sometimes, but the older I get, the longer it takes.


ps. Foreplay works as long as I take 100mg. of Viagra and some light vacuum pumping and a cock ring.