Hyrum Anderton
By Hyrum Anderton Latest Reply 2013-11-26 16:52:34 -0600
Started 2013-04-24 20:10:47 -0500

Hi all y'all I am the new community manager and want to know how I can help you best. What are your expectations for this site and how can we help you best?

Hyrum Anderton
Community Manager

24 replies

arkansasurviver 2013-06-20 15:42:53 -0500 Report

I would like u to see if you can make it where you can click the links while in the app. Hopefully you know what I am referring to. When you guys reference something I want it to be listed as a hyperlink in the app. Thanks!

lebarron1 2013-05-30 22:08:00 -0500 Report


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Hyrum Anderton 2013-05-31 10:40:50 -0500 Report

Thank you.

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Trouble Breathing 49 2013-06-26 20:40:48 -0500 Report

A Family Dr. once told me "We call it Angina when we do not know the cause of the chest pain!" A Cardiac Dr. told me the family Dr. is "nuts" to tell you that!"

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Trouble Breathing 49 2013-06-26 20:36:16 -0500 Report

I'd like someone to share with me what exactly "Angina" is and how it differs from Heart conditions if it even does. I've suffered this for 10 years & the reason I know it's related to Cardiac is the pain only goes away with Nitroglycerin. Thank You in advance! Tom

ange428 2013-05-20 13:47:51 -0500 Report

I am new to the community and I suffered a heart attack 2 years ago. I have been on a roller coaster since then. I find it hard to find anyone to relate too, and sometimes I feel my cardiologist just blows me off. I was a single mother for 15 years working 2 jobs to care for my 3 children, so slacking isn't in me, but I am not the same person… I just want to scream and get back to me… to whiny?

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Hyrum Anderton 2013-05-20 17:13:43 -0500 Report

Welcome ange438, You know it sounds like you have had quite the last 15 years. A very strong women. I want to scream sometimes to. We can help each other out.

ange428 2013-05-20 21:16:04 -0500 Report

Thank you. Since I am new here any recommendations to get myself fully involved?

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Hyrum Anderton 2013-05-21 15:17:29 -0500 Report

I would say dive in. Start discussions if you have any questions and comment on other discussions. You could also post status updates of successes you have had etc… hope that helps.

Melome 2013-04-28 13:00:21 -0500 Report

=) Boy, do I have a list for you! In all seriousness, I am my 64 year old husband's caretaker and I need help with heart healthy & diabetic friendly meals. Also, he has PTSD and I need tips to get him motivated and on board to exercise and eat right. He depends on me to do everything and doesn't even try to read books that I buy for him to understand diabetes. I even have to check his blood sugar and he is not bed ridden… he just doesn't like testing himself. I am just so thankful to find this community for support. My husband is a good man and I want to be the best wife / caretaker I possibly can. It justs seems to overwhelm me at times.

Well, you asked! ;)

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Trouble Breathing 49 2013-08-15 21:18:27 -0500 Report

This is quite normal. I have PTSD & have helped over a thousand veterans secure a Disability Award for PTSD as the State Veterans Benefit counselor! It can be a nightmare for wives I often interviewed. I work with 3 Psychiatrist which assist me with the medical diagnosis and medical advanced terminology. One of the Dr's himself that served in Vietnam with me as soldiers has mild PTSD Himself!

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Hyrum Anderton 2013-05-03 16:08:45 -0500 Report


You know from my experience we can't motivate someone they have to be motivated from within. Your husband is in charge of his own health. A lot of times when we try to change people even though it is good intentions they resist.

Chopstix 2013-05-02 06:09:20 -0500 Report

I see he took the whimp-out route. I don't like testing myself but I do it. I didn't enjoy walking but I do now. I used to weigh about 250 lbs and now I am 189 after having bypass surgery 22 April 2013. And yes, I had a heart attack 18 February 2013 after passing my Department Of Transportation physical the week before. I can not wait to get back to walking and dancing. I have also been told that I may not be able to drive a truck again. Try telling him that he is going to have to check his own BS because you have something else to do and he can't eat until it is done. See if you can get some more pointers at diabeticconnect.com also. Tell him knowledge is power and he needs all the power he can get. Ask him what would he do if you were not there to do it for him. Put your foot down… I'm just saying.

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Hyrum Anderton 2013-04-29 11:27:13 -0500 Report

lol. No worries this is all good stuff I think most people can use on here, thanks. Is there anybody else that needs help with this?

chetsgirl 2013-05-06 20:49:07 -0500 Report

I am helping my sister raise 2 of her own children and 4 grandchildren while she does more for her husband that has been severly burnt over 40% of his body, but i feel like NO ONE is helping me. I make all calls that need to be made, i do almost ALL of the housework all by myself. I get the kids up for school, do all laundry that neefs to be done with very little help or none at all.PLEASE help

polina123 2013-05-06 22:22:41 -0500 Report

chetsgirl! you have to put your foot down you can,t do this on your own.it will burn you out..is there anywhere you can go for help,can your sister get help somewhere like homecare,when i had my heartattack i got homecare workers ..my husband could not help me at all because of trouble with his back.and hips,do you have any more sisters?

chetsgirl 2013-05-07 00:17:52 -0500 Report

We have another sister and 3 brothers, but do not get along with any of them well enough for them to help us. The rest of our family live clear across the state aroundand in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

polina123 2013-05-07 10:05:39 -0500 Report

oh so sorry chetgirl would love to be their with you and help thats what i do where i live am a homecare worker have been for 25 years now..i know what its like to not get help from family ,my family is close but the hubby family not so close and i know how you feel