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Posted by TraceyE on 2013-07-02 17:29. 1 comments. 281 reads
 
You show up again! You show up again! No more lurking for you.

Posted by tha gator on 2013-06-29 10:49. 9 comments. 502 reads
 
hey pacers
i am up , feeling good and having some coffee. but bored out of my mind, will be another week before i can drive or work,,stuck at home for the third week. i have named all the birds that are nesting in the ferns hanging on the porch, and have actually watched grass grow, will try to find a new interest for today and will let you guys know----lol
Gator

Posted by donr on 2013-06-28 01:10. 2 comments. 278 reads
 
I have had several people send me a Pvt Msg asking if I was back in the hosp or worse (like maybe the bear got me! no such luck!).

I've been here every day, but since the day we lost the site's functionality, the list of members on line has refused to recognize me & put me on the list, but I have been writing comments & stirring up trouble behind the scenes.

Cheers to all!

Don

Posted by janetinak on 2013-06-26 02:13. 4 comments. 211 reads
 
I went to my Ortho today for check-up on my 11 yr old Total Knee Replacements (Dr likes to x-ray every 2 years for wear). And he said they were perfect & to continue what I was doing which is pool exercises 5 days/wk. I know that several on this site have a PM & one or more joint replacements. Other good news is that Dr says that their practice is seeing replacements lasting up to 30 yrs. That was a nice surprise. As I don't want tp do any more surgery except change-out of my PM.

Janet

Posted by donr on 2013-06-24 21:18. 13 comments. 440 reads
 
Well, he's been back - several times Last night he surprised Wife when she went out to the car to get something she had forgotten. I watched her through her front window as she walked up as far as the right front fender, then saw her start running. I looked out the side window & saw The Bear (apologies to William Faulkner) running toward the front of the house. She got to the door before the bear got anywhere near where she was. Then we discovered that he had lifted the big plastic lid off the access cover to our septic tank. (Remember that we live in the woods so do not have community sewage service.)

He got to the front of the house & ambled up to the front door to leave another nose print on the glass.

Today ...


Posted by ford truck guy on 2013-06-23 22:42. 2 comments. 219 reads
 
Well , I finally had to show my Medtronics PM card after 7 months!! What's funny is I have flown 6-7 times and when asked to go into the other machine I state I have a PM.. No problems... Yet this weekend entering Kings Dominion Amusement park I had to go through those machines...I stated that I have a PM... State police came over and escorted me to the far end... Asked for my proof... Don't get me wrong , I was thrilled at the security ,,until I think about all my flights ??? Joe

Posted by hudsonriver on 2013-06-20 20:54. 4 comments. 479 reads
 
Into my 5th week after the implantation of my first crt pacemaker. After discussing my job duties with my EP, she told me after 6 - 8 weeks of recovery i ought to be able to perform my job as well as i did before the pacemaker. Knowing that there's always the possibility of unforeseen complications and losing even more time from work, i reported my medical procedure to my union in the hopes of freezing my health coverage just in case. The union then sent me to one of their doctors to confirm my claim. I was half expecting that maybe he'd tell me 8 weeks was too long of a recovery time. Instead he told me i won't be able to work at all. I started telling him how both my cardiologist & EP said i'd be able to return to work with no limitation...


Posted by donr on 2013-06-14 08:51. 16 comments. 578 reads
 
We live in the foothills of the Appalachians near the southern end of the Trail - kinda out in the woods in North Georgia (Nawth Jawja phonetically to 'yankees).

Black bears are coming back & we have had a mature adult male trekking through out yard lately. Bent the wrought iron pole holding up our bird feeder. Carried away a bag of garbage into the woods & we have not seen it since. Hope he liked eating empty milk cartons!

This past Mon, I looked out the 2nd floor window & saw him nosing around the now nearly grounded bird feeder. Grabbed the camera & got several shots of him wandering around the front yard.

Noticed he was now wandering toward the front dor, so hustled my bod downstairs just in time to ...


Posted by jorawarrachel on 2013-06-06 06:03. 7 comments. 318 reads
 
I haven't posted in a whole year but in that whole year that has pasted I've gotten my heart transplant in September ! :D 9/21/12


and I'm 8 months post transplant.


thanks to everyone who supported me on my journey, it's greatly appreciated.

Posted by TraceyE on 2013-06-02 19:12. 3 comments. 245 reads
 
I went through and deleted a bunch of duplicate posts, so if you see it says 5 comments but you only see 3 when you click on it to view them, that's why. No gremlins, just an ocd moderator :oP

Posted by TraceyE on 2013-05-31 19:38. 1 comments. 199 reads
 
Yes, it does that all the time, shows logged in after you log off. It does not refresh in real time.


Tracey
Moderator

Posted by singingtothewheat on 2013-05-27 14:20. 4 comments. 279 reads
 
First of all, a big thank you too all of our armed forces, both now and in days gone by. I deeply appreciate your service to our country.

I'm feeling sad and thankful today. Four years ago my nephew committed suicide on this day. Only 21, he worked himself into a spot that seemed untenable and saw no way out. He felt alone but was not. He's was not my blood nephew but I am an only child and his mom and I have been the best of friends, really sisters, since we were both in junior high school.
I was there while her boys grew up and I was aunt Kris.

I was the first call she made after the emergency workers were gone and the coroner came for her sons body. I could not believe what I was hearing when she told...


Posted by BStanding56 on 2013-05-27 12:03. 5 comments. 361 reads
 
I have a Shih Ztu puppy which I clip myself every 5 weeks I enjoy doing this and also save a bomb but I have noticed there are small but powerful magnets to attatch the blades, would this affect my pacemaker? x Beth

Posted by pacingwithme on 2013-05-09 17:34. 8 comments. 556 reads
 
I have received a message in my private e-mail, not the one on here, addressed to me using my Pacemaker Club member name! Has this happened to anyone else, and does anyone know how Huffington Post has been able to access member names? I am really annoyed.

Thanks.

Posted by Twenty on 2013-05-06 22:58. 14 comments. 1049 reads
 
Hey new to the site and glad I found it maybe someone could
Help me out on this subject
I'm looking to get a tattoo of a pm on top of my pm to help with
Being Self-conscious of the bulge from the pacemaker
As I'm 6"1 170lbs a thin person you can see the outline of the pm
I asked my Doc Dr.Waller he stated he has never heard of anyone doing such a thing under my Circumstances since I have
Brugada syndrome it shouldn't affect my pacemaker - Defibrillator as long as the machine is not against it for a period of time
Was just wondering has anyone ever done it before and have they had problems or not
Thanks


Posted by rosemarys granddaughter on 2013-04-28 20:48. 6 comments. 359 reads
 
I just logged into the club to leave a message to frank and learned that frank is no longer with us. I know he has moved on to his next big adventure. I will always be thankful for the advice and clever kindness he gave to me. I am so sad to know I cant reach him here anymore. Gods Blessings to franks children and to all of us in the club who found a real friend with frank. Broken Heart RMGD

Posted by donr on 2013-04-24 00:55. 2 comments. 228 reads
 
Have you seen the Oscar Winner for Best Picture "Argo"?

If you are w/i driving distance of Atlanta, GA, & would like to hear two of the REAL PEOPLE portrayed in that flick speak, meet them & have a chance to ask questions, send me a Pvt Msg. I can send you info on the Who, what, when, where, how & why of their visit.

One of the principals worked for me about 35 yrs ago when he was in the Army, just before he joined the Foreign Service.

Don

Posted by SMITTY on 2013-04-21 12:07. 3 comments. 318 reads
 
Hello Friends,

Thank you for all the congratulations and advice on Dotties's and my 64 years of wedded bliss. (Is that what you call it?) Anyway we have had a few days of celebration and that is about all the old folks can handle.

I did get one question that I would like to answer. Ronaldo asked if I gave advice on women - or something to that effect - and my answer is not often but I will do it here because it is very simple. You have to learn to use only a few statements. They are "yes dear," "you are right dear," "I'll be right there dear" and the most important one "I love you."

Use those statements at the appropriate times and avoid lots of
arguments. And I learned a long time ago that winn...


Posted by kmom on 2013-04-20 13:22. 5 comments. 267 reads
 
I am new here to these boards but wondered if there was a way that you could edit your posts?

Posted by Janey L on 2013-04-17 19:14. 7 comments. 334 reads
 
Hi All
I know this is off topic but I just had to let you know this exciting news!

My husband lost his job in December, after 13 years there, but today he started a new job at our local hospital. He has never worked for the NHS before (UK), so it is all completely new for him, but it is great news that he has got another job.

And tonight I've applied for a new job!! I worked for the NHS for 32 years, from age 17, but last year took early retirement at 50 due to ongoing cardiac problems. It was not ill health retirement so I am allowed to take up another job to top up my pension.

The hospital where hubby is now working are advertising for Bank Admin staff....so you work as & when needed. As I did admin ...




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