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Incurable severe edema congestive heart failure

Tonite I simply wish to ask your prayers for my incurable severe edema & congestive heart failure?
I had MASSIVE attack 09/05.sustained severe fractures & much more from car crash. Was recovering nicely. But in early Nov.-06 noticed terrific edema started at ankles, now has reached mid-thighs & severe ascites of liver. Am in agony like a pressurised balloon ready to explode. Can no longer flex legs at knee to put on pants or walk normally. Drs confirm some fluid in base of lungs. Lasix & other diuretics so far have failed. Even with fluid restriction to 3 cups daily, and almost no sodium. Outlook is grim. I am alone & won't enter hospital - MDs explained this is an unrelenting , illness - can never resolve, except with a new heart. Even when such like myself enter for critical phase, soon afterward fluid re-accumulates due to damaged heart ventricles not pumping the blood properly. MY ejection fraction is 50%. Tonight in my severe pain I only want prayers from either christians or those who worship Ha-Shem. Pray for the Lord to heal me or to take me. I am in such agony . Dr. Arun: tell me, please, with my ejection fracton of 50%, would digitalis make such an improvement. I use large amounts of Indian ARJUNA, which is a powerful cardiac stimulant, & many other benefits. My ejection fraction used to be 30% before I started daily ARJUNA. I worry about digitalis. I welcome your reply & mostly your prayers, whatever your faith. Thank you.
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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I am sorry to read about your pain. Most people just don't know what to say to someone in your circumstances so they don't answer. There really is not much one can say except that I'm sure that everyone who has read this question plus the others you have posted in the past relating to your illness will be in prayer for you. If you would go to hospital, they can give you more effective pain relief for the time being. Also they can draw off the fluid that is filling your abdomen. It does break my heart to hear of your agony. May God bless you and give you relief!
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