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Posted by Kreth on 2014-01-01 20:43. 3 comments. 328 reads
 
If failure were impossible; what dream would you bring into this world? Kreth.....
Imagine................

Posted by franko1966 on 2013-12-25 15:12. 1 comments. 170 reads
 
merry chritmas

Posted by annie21 on 2013-12-25 06:55. 0 comments. 162 reads
 
wishing you all a happy & healthy New year.

Posted by donr on 2013-12-25 02:08. 5 comments. 409 reads
 
Well, this is my 78th Christmas. According to my D-i-L, I've seen three more than the average member of the 1936 cohort in the USA. Every year now is a blessing that others may not enjoy.

The 1936 cohort is dropping like flies, so I am thankful for each day I am given to enjoy with my long-suffering wife (Mary Helen) of 54 yrs. Appropriately, we were married on the 14th of June 1959 - the US Army's Birthday, where we as a family spent 28 yrs + on active duty.

Collectively, our family of in-laws, out-laws, by-laws, extended -laws of all sorts have spent nearly 150 years taking the President's penny. The thread that ties every one of us together is one short phrase in our oath of office "...to defend the Constitu...


Posted by JuPage on 2013-12-14 15:28. 10 comments. 759 reads
 
I have just undergone both colonoscopy and endoscopy and did not have anyone from the cardiology department there. Was I suppose to ?

Posted by vbilbrey on 2013-12-03 23:49. 8 comments. 446 reads
 
I know I brought this up a few years ago but now that we actually see the beginnings of the workings of obamacare are any other pacers concerned how this will impact them down the road?

Posted by Fiki on 2013-11-21 17:44. 0 comments. 196 reads
 
Finally found some time to check the site . Been very busy last couple of weeks with college . Midterms and presentations. Feeling quite tired , id kill for a good nights sleep. Hope everyone is doing fine ! Cheers ! :D

Posted by annie21 on 2013-11-16 05:52. 8 comments. 623 reads
 
anybody got any tips on how to improve low BP

Posted by Smillion1968 on 2013-11-09 11:33. 7 comments. 1571 reads
 
I have seen a few posts on here about diet mainly wanting to know about any safe diet pills. I by no means have done any research on natural herbal diet pills. But there are a lot of people on here that give advice on what to eat and exercise and not understanding that there are people who do that and still have trouble losing the weight. I Am one of those. Obesity runs in my family(however I am not obese but OVERWIEGHT). To those that are doing what you are supposed to be doing such as eating healthy and exercising and still just fluxuating or not losing at all. Do your research on all natural diet pills..if you find one...take it into your cardio...sit with him or her and go over it!! you hear a lot about garcinia cambogia..but like i s...


Posted by Tattoo Man on 2013-10-07 11:53. 2 comments. 505 reads
 


......now many of you will have never heard of one of the UKs finest comics...you want funny ??...he DIED on stage during a performance !!

Try this.......

" I went into a pet shop and bought a goldfish..the guy asked .." Do you want an aquarium ?".....

" I just said that I didn't what star sign it is.....I just wanted a goldfish".....

If you don't get this then do not come to the UK...!!..Don, Inga and others, naturally exempt.

Tattoo Man.. on his balcony in Bansko Bulgaria with the sun just setting at 5.45 pm.

PS ...IAN MC..maybe this was a part of your Goldfish Problem the other day..sorry kid, but you just were never going to be compatible...

Its a...


Posted by Duke Heart Patient on 2013-10-02 12:40. 11 comments. 429 reads
 
What is everyone's favorite TV show and new fall TV show ?

Posted by Bevof NC on 2013-09-19 23:39. 3 comments. 340 reads
 
Had a dexascan and mammagram yesterday. My Dr's RN called me today and said that the Dr was very upset, "told her to call me because she didn't know how to keep me from breaking my hip so I needed to see an endocrinologist". ....Can you even guess how upset the Dr. would be if she knew how the RN blurted that out to me???! ... I get "tickled" every time I think how mad the Doc would be...Hope Ole Doc is wrong...but talk about foot in mouth disease! Bev

Posted by Vmurph on 2013-09-12 18:33. 2 comments. 364 reads
 
Its been quite a while since I have been on here. A quick run down on me, I had my PM "Sparky" put in on 12/7/11 after a battle with passing out and cardiac arrest... I've had 4 mini strokes since then.. I just had my first baby 5 weeks ago, I suffer from Atrial Fib and Sever POTS Syndrome. I just turned 28, and have been forced to stay home unable to work.

I am now on permanent disability and decided to turn one of my passions into something. So I decided to write a Novel. It is a contemporary romance, I am currently working on revisions with my editor and we are hoping to publish by the end of November if we keep on our deadlines. Of course one of my main characters has Cardiac Issues, how could she not? Well I made her probl...


Posted by Shar on 2013-09-12 17:53. 2 comments. 248 reads
 
Hi everyone, just got my pace maker 3 wks. ago and the Dr. lower my heart rate on it and today I felt a couple of shocks or that's what it felt like and had some pain for a couple of mins.
Has anyone else had this? What would cause it to do that?
Thank you for any help I can get.
Have a great day,
Sharon

Posted by Fiki on 2013-09-11 09:50. 4 comments. 365 reads
 
I know this is off topic isnt even related to ICD-s or heart problems..But i just felt the urge to share with you guys..A girl ive known for 3 years.. we have always been friends..but i had different feelings for her.. And yesterday after having a drink together and driving her home we kissed. My dreams came true..My heart was skipping beats like crazy..My smile wasnt coming off my face.. I stayed up all night thinking about her.. and now.. about 15 minutes ago she sent me a message saying that her feelings havent changed and that she just wants me as a friend.. I told her that i understand and that it is ok.. But deep down inside my heart and soul are weeping..And even though i put a smile on my face.. Im empty and sad on the inside..

Posted by Hot Heart on 2013-08-29 16:35. 5 comments. 376 reads
 
Hi fellow pacers. I've not been in here for a very long time. Been so busy for the past 12 months I forgot I had a pacemaker and forgot about this wonderful club. In the early days of pacing I really do not know what I would have done without the support, friendship and information I got from this group, and now feel somewhat guilty that I've not logged in for so long. I've had an amazing year, my daughter got married in Malta, about 80 of us went out, had a lovely church wedding followed by a dip in the sea off a yacht and an evening reception in a castle, had the most wonderful time. In May I was 60 and my husband and kids organised a road trip to the States and Canada, they all came as well; we did NY, Onset Beach, Niagra, Ingersol...


Posted by pacergirl on 2013-08-28 22:26. 8 comments. 1130 reads
 
Wow, whomever said that middle age was going to be nice well they were certainly wrong in my case.

I have been feeling quite tired for the last couple of months. I think that I even mentioned it here. I had a full cardio check-up with the Cardiologist on July 8th and everything that the Doc checked was right on the mark. Pacemaker doing it's job and no new problems to deal with. However I was still so very tired. My legs hurt, my muscles hurt, I can't sleep and to top it off I just burst into tears while driving for no apparent reason! I am exhausted. I can't sleep, I can't work out, and I couldn't figure out why. I made an appointment with the PCM and he explained that I was overweight and needed to power walk and get my he...


Posted by jorawarrachel on 2013-08-16 17:49. 6 comments. 531 reads
 
Hello, My name is Rachel Jorawar. I'm 18 years old, at the age of 16 I was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, I've had it all my life but no one knew. one day I was walking with my friend, next
minute I'm on the ground. next day the doctors at st Joseph hospital tell me that I have a huge hole in my heart and other problems, so they sent me to at Christopher's in Philadelphia where they tried to close the hole but it was unsuccessful, my mom didn't want to tell me right away that I needed a heart transplant but she managed to tell me. my friends and I were torn. for the mean time the surgeons at hahnemann hospital implant a diffibilator. I applied for a heart transplant there but was denied, they said I was fine. so I started ...


Posted by kmom on 2013-08-13 14:03. 7 comments. 307 reads
 
Hey just wanted to let you all know that I found another job where I don't have to stand on feet all day -- pays more too. I am stoked!!

Posted by Fiki on 2013-08-12 20:14. 9 comments. 444 reads
 
A big NO NO.. I learned the hard way that alcohol and heart disease dont go together.. I had my first drink when i was 14.. It was a beer.. and even though knowing my condition i got into it.. On my 16th birthday i got drunk for the first time.. by age 18 i was an " experienced" drinker.. gobbling down on a bottle of brandy.. piece of cake.. but now when im 19.. i have been alchol free for 2 months after something suddenly told me in my head STOP !.. so i did.. I feel much more refreshed and i have a lot more energy..my heart used to skip beats and i had a few shocks which i am now sure 100% were results of too much booze !!! So dont try to be a hot shot by getting drunk.. It is not worth it.. even if you are healthy avoid alchol.. a casua...




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