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Posted by Shell on 2015-06-27 13:26. 4 comments. 128 reads
 
I was watching Mysteries At the Museum last nigh with my kids and the origin of warren was on. Never knew it started out when the clover that cows ate became moldy and they died. Then in the 40's it was manufactured as a rat poison. That's when i said, and yup, I take that every day. My oldest was a little surprised and said, you take rat poison? Basically. They found out that it 'thinned' blood when a soldier tried to committed suicide by ingesting it and didn't die but they found out why.

Posted by TICKYTICKBOO on 2015-06-18 06:09. 9 comments. 286 reads
 
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Posted by tessytess on 2015-05-11 13:41. 8 comments. 293 reads
 
Hi! I'm new to the community, having just gotten my implant last week. I don't know of anyone in my life who also has a pacemaker, so I'm eager to read as much advice here from people who have experienced life with a device.

I'm 39 and already a bit weary of well-meaning friends and family saying, "You're too young for a pacemaker!" or "What sort of bad lifestyle has lead you to need that?!" I'm guessing there are many of us here who have heard those comments and learned to shrug them off or make a witty reply. I'd be interested in hearing the fun and silly replies you have come up with over the years. ;-)

For now, HELLO to everyone and a big THANK YOU in advance for being here to share your experience and advi...


Posted by SUPERSALE on 2015-04-21 14:03. 6 comments. 345 reads
 
don't ride the in mud , dirt , gravel



Posted by BillRussell on 2015-04-05 16:10. 4 comments. 327 reads
 
Approximately 15 months ago, my dear husband had a pacemaker implanted for sick sinus syndrome. He is now 86-1/2 years of age and in fairly good health although with several intervening problems which have been handled and "patched up" several times. I have depended on this Pacemaker Club for answers to so many questions shortly after the PM implantation when he had problems. I am very thankful for all of the help that I have received.

Today is Easter Sunday and I am just so grateful to still have my precious husband still walking upright and laughing and smiling. On this same day on Easter Sunday, April 5, 1953, we were married at 4:00 p.m. That was 62 years ago. We have had a beautiful life together raising 4 children,...


Posted by donr on 2015-04-05 02:14. 14 comments. 629 reads
 
....... if Religion, politics & other such topics offend you. You can skip w/o difficulty by merely scrolling on past it like I frequently do.

In the past few weeks, several hundred, nay, thousands, of Christians have been put to the test as old as our religion is: "Are you a Christian?" To answer truthfully with "Yes" meant sudden, instant death at best. Or, perhaps ritual beheading or crucifiction at worst. Oh, it would have been so simple to lie and say "No," but that was not the example set by our Master some 2,000 yrs ago. His death did not end the ministry he started, for he recruited 11 exceptional men to carry on, augmented by a replacement for a companion who sold him out. Most of them met death for their belief...


Posted by trish on 2015-04-01 15:54. 2 comments. 149 reads
 
Just posted 2photos of my early spring garden. Last year this time I was unable to do much. What a deference a year makes. Now can work in garden full steam ahead. Hope some of you picked up YouTube site of my choir . Trish

Posted by Nick.k(uk) on 2015-03-29 06:40. 1 comments. 183 reads
 
Hi, my pace maker and I are running the London Marathon coming up from Devon.
Unfortunately due to late planning am having to camp at Lea Valley (Edmonton? Near the indoor running track)

THe journey to the Blackheath start by public transports includes 2-3 buses 2 trains and 2-3 walks. Given that I am a countryphile this is somewhat daunting.

Is there anywhere I can drive too on the Sunday morning, and park (a small camper van) from where I can have an easier, more direct journey to Blackheath.

It;s not the trains/buses that are the concern but walking and getting lost…anxious.

Thanks Nick

Posted by Laura2017 on 2015-03-25 16:49. 4 comments. 270 reads
 
Has any one on here tried Garcinia Cambogia? I have a pacemaker and I want to make sure it is safe to take!

Posted by cookiewoods45 on 2015-03-09 21:12. 6 comments. 467 reads
 
does anyone know how affected you are by the use of smoking marijuana? iI recently had a valve replacement and a pacer put in. I believe it is set at 60. Only a week ago. i know my DR will say not a good idea but i want to know someone else who smokes.

Posted by shondaadams on 2015-02-27 13:16. 3 comments. 278 reads
 
Good afternoon has anyone tried the LIPO shot for weight loss. If so what was the outcome and did it mess with the heart.

Posted by jhweigel on 2015-02-24 18:49. 16 comments. 559 reads
 
I am another one of those without a landline phone (using OOMA VOIP and cell phone). Having been in marketing for forty plus years, I am smart enough to know predatory price gouging when I see it, and St. Jude's options for patient monitoring without a hard wired phone line are simply outrageous. SInce insurance won't cover that, they are preying on those least able their outrageous pricingt. I have taken delivery pf the EX1150 home monitor and now know it won't work on OOMA.

I am certain that there is a way to avoid the ripoff of paying $450 for a wireless USB adapter that costs $35-$50 at Walmart or anywhere else (I already have a high speed wireless router). I am pretty certain that any standard USB 2.0 wireless adapter p...


Posted by donr on 2015-02-24 13:37. 0 comments. 158 reads
 
Today at about 1:33 PM, someone sent me a Pvt Msg. It came as a notice in my regular e-mail - but there was nothing in my Pvt Msg in box when I checked it.

Donr

Posted by donr on 2015-02-15 20:50. 2 comments. 340 reads
 
Several times, I've discussed how "Hard" the guts of our PM/ICD's are. I always mention that we have the same technology as the guidance computers of the latest rover sent to Mars. I've seen this animation before on YouTube, but forgot where it is. Well, it came floating into my IN BOX a few days ago, so since a photo is worth a thousand words, thought I'd pass the link on to you all so you can SEE what I mean, rather than trying to visualize my myriad of words.

If any of you think you can do worse to your PM/ICD than this, I'll send you to my #2 daughter for arm wrestling. You are beyond Arnold Schwartzenegger!

ENJOY!!!!!
https://www.youtube.com/embed/XRCIzZHpFtY?rel=0

Donr

Posted by WEEZIE on 2015-02-13 18:09. 3 comments. 285 reads
 
I have had both breast removed because of cancer, 5 month ago I had to get a pacemaker, it continues to hurt and swell , could this be because of the lack of lymph notes and tissue from the other surgery

Posted by Cabg Patch on 2015-02-11 13:25. 13 comments. 533 reads
 
It's always sad when someone passes, even though in our situation it's not unexpected, but even more heart rending when it's someone like Smitty. I regret to inform you that Smitty passed away in October during a brief hospital stay.

For those who're new here, Smitty was the heart of this site for many many years and helped countless members with advice, information, and impish humor. His information and guidance was always spot on and you could count on him as a shoulder to lean on anytime you needed advice or just a shoulder. And not to forget the love of his life for 65 years, Dot who was always by his side and kept him out of too much trouble.

Smitty was one of the first to offer me help when I first came here ar...


Posted by MelodyMarch on 2015-02-08 22:47. 13 comments. 541 reads
 
Just curious of how many of us have imbibed the brewskis a few too many and what reactions your heart or devices had. Also if your doctor could figure out on your interrogating which nights you went "livin the night life" so to speak.

I probably had a few too many this weekend, to the point I was expecting a hard core hangover the next morning, but I didn't have one. Wonder if sparky helped in that factor....hmmm.

Anyway, looking for some of the forums thoughts on drinking while wired.

Posted by Vmurph on 2015-02-01 09:36. 2 comments. 274 reads
 
Hey guys I hope all is well. I hope this is okay to post in here, if not I guess the admins will delete it and I apologize.

I'm part of an anthology to benefit the American Heart Association, a cause near and dear to my heart. I have a pacemaker and I've had 4 mini-stokes.
I wanted to share it in here in case there are any romance readers that would like enjoy something like this that hits close to home.
Only 99 Pennies for over 1900 pages of Romance!
Nine Authors, nine stories and over nineteen hundred pages of romance come together in this anthology to raise awareness and benefit the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Help us make a difference. Go Red and Speak Red. All pro...


Posted by maria61 on 2015-02-01 04:52. 5 comments. 279 reads
 
Hi all
My 17 yr old son had a PM fitted 2 years ago for bradycardia. It is his dream to follow a career in sound engineering. Having done some research this is a highly electrical/magnetic environment. Does anyone know if there is a reliable protective vest available on the market?? it would have to be something tailor made.
Many thanks

Posted by Travg on 2015-01-27 13:21. 6 comments. 308 reads
 
Doc has talked me into second ablation , last one done a year ago and he is claiming 80 to 85 percent success odds this time, comments? Should I just go to pacemaker instead of this journey again? I had a tremendous amount of pain on the first go around and he said they would do better job of pain mgt. this time anyone else have huge amount of pain, thanks sorry so many questions.



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