OT: Responses

Those posting replies are doing a great service to fellow patients. Just one request, could you give the Readers Digest shortened version of your response. I'm old and running severely short on time, not to mention attention span. It's near impossible for me to read a complete history of the world. Thanks


Nice to hear from you again

by Gemita - 2020-09-11 13:56:28

Hello Robo Pop,

You are quite right, most of my posts are far too long.  I have been desperately trying to keep them short for the reasons you give.  Some on this forum can really go straight to the point, clearly, concisely and answer posts with minimum effort and number of words.  So why can't I ?  I am still working on this.  The only thing I will add (if I may) is that anything to do with the electrics of the heart and the pacemaker itself is quite complicated (at least for me) and it may be necessary to give a bit more background to our readers (and help me to understand what I am writing too).  The length of our response also depends on the number of questions a member asks.  Some members ask a whole lot of technical questions.  Are we to ignore all their questions and just focus on one question alone ?  . . . now this is getting long again I can hear you say !!!

Finally, some members want a diagnosis and this leads us on to all sorts of possibilities and the list is endless, so please Robo Pop, tell us how we should proceed ???

How long is too long?

by Gotrhythm - 2020-09-11 16:20:13

Robo, you old curmudgeon, it's wonderful to hear from you! I worried that you had already run out of time--or maybe just run away from us.

Gemitra (if you are the culprit) thanks for pushing Robo's buttons sufficiently to make him speak up. If you aren't the culprit--or even if you are--thanks for your always kind and thoughtful posts.

Glad to see you back

by crustyg - 2020-09-11 17:44:53

It's what - nearly six months since your last post/comment (I haven't time to check).  I feared you had checked out.

Brevity is the soul of wit - and you're always funnier than I've ever managed to be.

Welcome back!

by AgentX86 - 2020-09-11 18:38:55

Where ya' been Robo?  We've missed your laid-back attitude around here.

Long posts

by AgentX86 - 2020-09-11 18:43:06

The big problem I have with long posts is the lack of white space (I know, I'm guilty too) and long/complicated sentences (I'm the king).  I, too, have been trying to do better.


by Grateful Heart - 2020-09-11 23:03:35

I agree.

Grateful Heart


by ROBO Pop - 2020-09-12 04:41:51

No, sorry, not dead yet. Trying like crazy but hanging in.

My Cardiologist calls frequently to enquire of my status, he hates to loose a reliable source of revenue.

Unstable Angina is a constant companion these days. For those wondering, it's like they opened your chest, inserted the jaws of life (misnomer), gripped your heart and squeeze tighter and tighter until it makes your brown eyes blue.

And to the point, I was just pulling your chains about lengthy replies. I love being able to read the same novel over and over, each time being new to me. It's gotten so bad,  I do have my name stenciled in my underwear otherwise I'd never remember it was Fruit of the Loom

hey there

by robocoplady - 2020-09-14 05:19:57

nice to see you . i dont come on much and so was surprized to see you. how are you doing in this pandemic? we are only out for appts and groceries.. its enough. wear ing masks is trying enough. so we are literally at home...aging in place. when i go in november for my checkup it will be a year...whereas it was every six months so that one was cancelled. please write to me private message if you can no pressure. i keep in touch wiht pacergirl and we just facetimed. dominique stepford-wife lost alana few months ago. all news for now. jessie

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