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Posted by hudsonriver on 2013-06-20 20:54. 4 comments. 525 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. 633 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. 342 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. 270 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. 222 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. 307 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. 401 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. 588 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. 1261 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. 399 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. 250 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. 343 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. 295 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. 362 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 ...


Posted by SMITTY on 2013-04-17 12:37. 18 comments. 435 reads
 
Hello,

A message for my friends at the Pacemaker Club about my very good fortune today. Yes, it is kind of personal, but if I don't tell you I'm afraid no one will.

Dottie and I are celebrating our 64th wedding anniversary today. I say celebrating, actually our celebration activity could be taking place during a church service and no one would even notice because that is how quiet we will be. But the fact it includes a 64 for an I.D. makes us very happy.

Best wishes to all of you,

Dottie & Smitty

Posted by Lisarose on 2013-04-15 17:25. 1 comments. 255 reads
 
Hello All...
Sending prayers from Canada... too all in Boston and to all affected by this horrific event...
Lisarose

Posted by Moner on 2013-04-05 19:22. 2 comments. 265 reads
 
Hi Jax,

Responding to your Shoutbox message.Try hitting F5, that just worked for me.

Moner
>^..^<

Posted by cotton on 2013-04-03 14:49. 2 comments. 350 reads
 
With all the talk about North Korea and emps, does anyone know what happens to people who have icd's in. Is there anyway to protect yourself? This thought is terrifying to me.

Posted by C. Wynn on 2013-03-27 23:33. 4 comments. 279 reads
 
I have been so crazy lately Idk maybe because I am getting older 36 ywars old and have had my pacemaker's (3) 92,2002, 2006 for over 21 years . I have never felt deperessed or anything that I can remember .Anyways lately I feel like I am on barrowed time, I just can't shake it .. Seen the EP yesterday and all is well . I just dont know what to make of these feelings :)

Posted by DOG72 on 2013-03-23 21:25. 4 comments. 314 reads
 
Hi, it,s been 23 days that i had the implant,m doing o k ,no pains or anything but i get tired quickly. is this normal or will it take longer to feel like a lot of energy,like i,ve been told. i really hope you all are doing fine, Elle



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