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Posted by ChrisD on 2014-08-25 14:40. 3 comments. 109 reads
 
I just saw that Arnold Palmer had a PM implanted recently. I wonder if we will be seeing him joining anytime soon. For those of you not enough to remember his days on the golf circuit, he was a class act with a working class swing who was followed by an army of supporters - "Arnie's Army". If he joins, he will find plenty of supporters on this great site!

Posted by bluebowtye on 2014-07-16 13:15. 0 comments. 236 reads
 
Fred (the Mayor) Hoiberg, Head men's basketball coach for the Iowa State University Cyclones in Ames, IA had his first pacemaker replacement surgery yesterday morning at the Mayo Clinic in MN. All went well and he is back home in Ames recovering.

He had open heart surgery in 2005 which ended his NBA playing career.

Glad to hear everything went well Coach and I'm looking forward to another great basketball season!

GO CYCLONES!!!

~Sheila

Posted by donr on 2014-03-17 20:37. 20 comments. 888 reads
 
......Yeah, THAT Bossy. Short for Grand Dame Bossy, as dubbed by the indefagitable Tattoo Man.

Remember that she was planning a major surgery for this month. A Left lateral meniscus repair job, or some sort of procedure.

Well, I just heard from her - She SURVIVED! She did NOT report on the mental state of the hosp where they did the surgery, however.

She is in rare form, back home in Indiana, nursing a sore leg. I shall NOT even attempt to describe her state - I'll use her own words:

She said:
"Ha, I just scooted on my butt up up the stairs, crawled to the bedroom, grabbed a dresser and hopped to the bathroom. Hobbled back down the stairs and I'm going to be planted on the couch with my ...


Posted by Dangerman on 2014-03-08 06:28. 12 comments. 565 reads
 
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Posted by Tattoo Man on 2014-01-02 19:22. 0 comments. 304 reads
 

...............didn't get the heart surgery......well he did and didn't get through.

.I have no doubt that James got the best................

And so did Will Smith...from James..a True Dad ..in a Sit Com that inspired so many...

How do you Dad..

How do you do Brother ?

How do you be a Kid..

How do you do ..Really Funny...??

Will Smith

One of the USAs best exports..

TM

Posted by Hot Heart on 2014-01-02 17:06. 8 comments. 591 reads
 
I saw a comment tonight from someone that Frank hadn't posted recently, anyone know if he is ok? I rarely get in here nowadays but he has always been informative and inspirational. Thanks.

Posted by Tattoo Man on 2013-12-30 12:43. 8 comments. 785 reads
 

.................so,..I'm guessing that no-one has ever heard of Rick James......

And why would you...?

Rick James was a rock and roll Hellraiser who died at the age of 56, as a result of a life of wild over-indulgence in every department known to man..

He was also a big buddy of Eddie Murphy,..another Hellraiser and ex Navy pal. James played a bit part in Murphys film 'Life'. James also played a big part in a big chunk of American music..Neil Young and Eddie Kendricks being just two of the influential people that he worked with...

Rick James's world is not one that most of us can understand, least of all sympathise with..

Just one little thing.....Rick James had a Pacem...


Posted by SteveS on 2013-08-03 15:24. 3 comments. 578 reads
 
Hi
I had a PM fitted this week so have much information , however there is some conflict of opinion with regards to activities.
Can you tell me of snow skiing should be avoided(seriously hope not ) or OK to continue?
I'm a beginner who stays on blue runs and perhaps if pushed short reds. I fall often, these falls are becoming controlled and are no longer "helicopter" crashes. Hope to hear some positive replays. Steve

Thanks for the feedback! Skiing 2014 seems on the cards

Posted by SteveS on 2013-08-03 15:24. 2 comments. 514 reads
 
Hi
I had a PM fitted this week so have much information , however there is some conflict of opinion with regards to activities.
Can you tell me of snow skiing should be avoided(seriously hope not ) or OK to continue?
I'm a beginner who stays on blue runs and perhaps if pushed short reds. I fall often, these falls are becoming controlled and are no longer "helicopter" crashes. Hope to hear some positive replays. Steve

Posted by Wannabe on 2013-06-10 19:03. 1 comments. 406 reads
 
This last week saw Sir David Attenborough implanted with a pacer while in Australia. May he be safe and well.

Posted by PaceMomma3 on 2013-05-12 04:11. 8 comments. 1091 reads
 
I just found out Elton John has a PM. Pretty interesting :-)

Posted by justmepacing on 2013-03-28 21:56. 0 comments. 949 reads
 
Charlie Daniels has a pacemaker! Still in the hospital!

Posted by Tattoo Man on 2012-12-02 15:33. 9 comments. 1348 reads
 
So,..Michealangelo was in his sculpture studio, when his Pal...Tomasso dei Cavalleri wanders in, a callow youth, with little real life experience:

"Mike ,..I really dont know how you do these great sculptures..beyond me..and what in **** is that great block of marble here for"?

"Tom, its an Angel"

"Mike..I dont get it"

"Tom ,..its easy"......exit Tommo......

Two months later, 'Tommo' drops by and sees a massive , fantastic Angel,..wings outspread.....er ..er..err.

"Mike just how do you do it "?

Mike draws close to Toms ear and whispers..."Easy kiddo. I just look at the great big chunk of marble....REALLY look at it.

Then..... I grab my hammer and chisel...


Posted by tcm on 2012-11-05 22:19. 7 comments. 5627 reads
 
Hi all. I'm just wandering if anyone knows where actress Julie Bowen has her pacemaker. Its not visible when she wears strapless dresses? Very curious. Be lovely if they weren't so visible, especially in summer.

Posted by ZoieS on 2012-08-16 11:54. 2 comments. 1034 reads
 
Please visit our website www.paceguard.com for your protection during sports or other physical activities for implant devices.
Thank you.

Posted by Karen on 2012-06-13 20:08. 2 comments. 674 reads
 
see this on the news.?
[url]http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1220817-little-darth-vader-behind-tremendous-super-bowl-ad-faces-heart-surgery[/url] Praying that it goes well for him.

Posted by PirateFly on 2012-05-19 19:57. 8 comments. 1378 reads
 
I have been googling famous people and she has one!!!

Posted by joanie on 2011-09-02 12:03. 2 comments. 2788 reads
 
I just read in the current issue of MORE magazine that Julie Bowen, the actress who plays Claire (the Mom) on the TV show, "Modern Family," has a pacemaker. She also reportedly runs six miles a day to stay in shape.

Don't know if she's a member of this club, but seems she would qualify.

Posted by Pookie on 2011-08-24 18:13. 0 comments. 819 reads
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Antidepressant Linked to Serious Heart Trouble

Taking the antidepressant Celexa or its generic equivalent? The FDA is warning that taking the drug at higher doses can cause potentially fatal heart problems.

The risk is especially high for people with certain heart conditions.

Just thought I'd pass this along for any of those who would like to discuss this with their cardiologists and/or family doctors.

Take care,
Pookie


Posted by busby on 2011-07-02 23:40. 2 comments. 1206 reads
 
I don't know if people overseas know about the wiggles much, but Jeff the "Purple Wiggle" just had a pacemaker installed. The Wiggles were about to go on tour to the US when Jeff's heart went into an arrythmia (wiggle) while he was driving and he passed out (fell asleep). The rest of the wiggles had to say "wake up Jeff". I know we all hear about 'Gerry and the pacemakers" here, but the news here reported that he should now form a new band called "Jeff and the Pacemakers". Another interesting thing about the Wiggles is that the old Yellow Wiggle, Greg, also had a type of heart problem with orthostatic hypotension and had to leave the band a few years ago.



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