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Posted by Duke Heart Patient on 2013-10-02 12:40. 11 comments. 412 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. 325 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. 352 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. 239 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. 349 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. 363 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. 1044 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. 513 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. 294 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. 433 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...


Posted by pacergirl on 2013-08-03 17:55. 3 comments. 416 reads
 
Wow, how fast a year can go by! At one time I was a very busy poster and reader. Then life became very rough for me. :( My Father died of COPD. I was devastated. I'm a Daddy's girl... and I shall remain so even now that my Dad is gone. It has been an awful year. I will spare you details but just let me say this... My marriage also went through some life changing events. We are through counseling now for over 6 months and have been able to overcome some "issues". Then, my Mom decided she was done living, so after a lot of work she is emotionally stable now. Last week our daughter got married and it was a very emotional event for all of us considering the empty seat next to my Mom. I had a meeting with the office staff at my cardiolog...


Posted by Pookie on 2013-07-27 19:08. 0 comments. 246 reads
 
How are you doing now?????????

What did the doctors say about the pus coming from your incision and the redness???

How do you feel?????

Would love to hear from you so we know you are okay:)

Pookie


Posted by Pookie on 2013-07-27 17:39. 5 comments. 580 reads
 
I know death is gonna happen; we can't live forever, but since I have joined this group I have lost DairyPrincess one week before we were to meet in Minnesota. Then there was the gentleman of all gentlemen - Peter Nash (who nominated me for the Newsletter in 2009). Then the one & only Electric Frank who will always be in everyone's thoughts probably forever and my dear dear friend Billie (Blue Australia).

I (as well as many others here) had relationships with each of them, unique in every way, but I miss Frank so much because we corresponded a couple of times per week; the same with Billie - she & I got to become extremely close and I still cry when I think of her plans to come to Canada to see Jessie and I.

I gue...


Posted by kmom on 2013-07-27 15:59. 5 comments. 276 reads
 
Just wanted to let you all know that I changed my profile name from wantanewlife to kmom. just so you all know i'm same person.
Thanks

Posted by Jay4 on 2013-07-04 09:11. 7 comments. 333 reads
 
To all you good people out there, a friendly shout out and HAPPY 4th. I am going on 7 months with my ICD, and have since returned from a tour in Korea (GO Army). It was nerve racking taking my first flight since having the surgery (in a Korean hospital), To all of you who have in boxed me and guided me through my troubling times of having the surgery thanks for everything. Approximately one year and counting until my retirement from the Army and I get to be a Civilian.
One question, pat down, or go through the detector at airports? I opted for the pat down on first flight, and will opt for pat down on the flight tomorrow. God bless and Happy 4th.

Jay

Posted by TraceyE on 2013-07-02 17:29. 1 comments. 322 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. 548 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. 308 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. 244 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. 471 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 ...




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