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Posted by oldearthworm on 2015-08-15 14:11. 4 comments. 764 reads
 
Why is it that the posting date reads "backward" ?
Here in the USA we read left to right .. with the most important or most recent info on the left ..Its more sensible, more logical, more convenient to start with the time, then the day, month, year...Many sites just present the time only without extraneous information ..
This is a good site, but it needs more activity..
Adrian

Posted by aafernandez808 on 2015-08-14 14:50. 3 comments. 761 reads
 
Aloha!
I am a 28 year old mother of an 11 year old son; unfortunately I ended up with a LBB (Left Bundle Branch) 3 years ago. I was told that it would get better over time because I had no symptoms (short of breath, water in my lungs, etc) I was all good =( I have a surgery for mastoiditis on Saturday, I had to call them yesterday and cancel. I waited 5 years, I was told that there will be no cardiac anesthesiologist.
Wednesday I was called by my cardiologists surgeon consultant. I went in yesterday and found out that I need a biventricular defibrillator implant and a synchronator. Unfortunately it is an emergency surgery that will be will in two weeks. I cannot help my family, I cannot be there for my son, I will be out of ...


Posted by annie21 on 2015-08-14 08:19. 0 comments. 453 reads
 
have been unable to excess CR for several weeks

Posted by Irisita on 2015-08-06 22:34. 2 comments. 493 reads
 
Hi! This is weird and awesome at the same time, its great to know im not the only one with a pacemaker, because i felt that way .

I hope everyone is ok !

Posted by Tattoo Man on 2015-07-28 20:51. 12 comments. 704 reads
 

.............this a little boast...

...TM ..here..completed the 7th Adidas Thunder Run, here in the UK....

So all you do is,...at 12 o'clock on Saturday get running ....a 10k / 6 mile circuit that takes in un-runnable hills,..brick strewn + mud slides and to top it off the challenge of the tree root forest stage full of major trips.

Yours truly did 5 X !0 Kilo laps.....OK Ive lost a big toenail and some have some blisters....BUT...

I am now in the Ultra Runner category, having covered more than Marathon distance in 24 hours....

Thunder Run is now one of the most challenging runs in the UK.....EPIC ..would describe it well..

So..Tattoo Man ran this in a gymslip,.. wi...


Posted by donr on 2015-07-04 10:14. 5 comments. 1022 reads
 
...that means!

It's Birthday month on the North American Continent. Yep, starting at the Arctic Circle & moving south.

1 July our neighbors to the nawth celebrate their birthday - Jessie alerted the World to that auspicious occasion a few days ago.

Today, 4 July, us brash cowboys to the south of the St Lawrence River & Great lakes celebrate our birthday. (Jessie, we gave up on "54 -40 or fight!" well over 100 yrs ago.) We almost speak the same language, drive the same cars (built on both sides of the border), watch a lot of the same TV, share a lot of the same movie & TV actors, & cross what was once the world's longest unfortified border like it isn't even there.

People are still trying to ...


Posted by Shell on 2015-06-27 13:26. 5 comments. 760 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. 710 reads
 
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Posted by tessytess on 2015-05-11 13:41. 8 comments. 716 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. 658 reads
 
don't ride the in mud , dirt , gravel



Posted by BillRussell on 2015-04-05 16:10. 4 comments. 740 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. 1086 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. 445 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. 455 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. 709 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. 1133 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. 561 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. 17 comments. 1673 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. 390 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. 614 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



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