SarahKay
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SarahKay, May 21,  2020  3:47pm EST

Scared

Hi everyone, I'm Sarah. I spent 10 years as a live in caregiver for my mom. Sadly, she passed away in 2018 from CHF. She also had diabetes and COPD which just made her heart problems worse. For the past 2 months, my feet, ankles, and legs have been swelling up. Also I feel tired all the time and get dizzy easily. Is CHF hereditary?

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  • Cynthiaa
    Cynthiaa, May 21,  2020  6:48pm EST

    Hi Sarah, 

     

    I am sorry to hear about all you have been going through with your mom and the care you provided over the last 10 years.    I took care of my mom who had similar conditions as yours  and it is a very difficult job.  

    The job of a caregiver is stressful on your mind and your body.   You are concerned about your health and your symptoms can be many things.   Unfortunately, I am not a medical professional but, I would like to suggest that you visit your doctor or health care provider to put your mind at ease. You may also find •http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Caregiver/Caregiver_UCM_001103_SubHomePage.jsp  beneficial to read.  

    Please let me know how else I can support you. 

    Cynthia 

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