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freebird 22 meet me in the chat room. I will explain what happened to our chat yesterday. Bowlrbob

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To Jessie

I am sorry if I offended you. That was not my intention. I understand that they come to live back home and then leave again. My son and his wife seperated and he and 3 of my grand children 11,4, and 3 came also to stay with us. I was recovering from having my pericardial sac removed at that time. They were here for 6wks. They are in the process of getting a dissolution at this time. But when he moved back out I missed all the long talks we had. He has always been very close to me.I undersatand....

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Photo Album?

Hi Everyone and Blake - Wouldn't it be great if we could have a photo album on this website and everyone could submit a picture. I would love to be able to identify more closely with all my friends and pictures would sure help. Is this possible, Blake?

Sharontmdkg

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To: Fonia

Hi Fonia: I have had my PM since June 20 -07 and I haven't
had any problem. It would be normal for anyone to be
nervous, inwhich I truly was nervous from the time I was
told that I needed this. I know lots of prayers went up for
me and I truly had total peace on the day of implant. I am
so happy to have the PM as my heart rate was 40-50
and down in the twenties when sleeping. So may God
give you his perfect peace and not the world's peace.
Gene. I w...

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The best chat ever

I just had the best chat ever with up to 5 other members. It was great. but something came out of it.

WE WANT A PICTURE OF BLAKE!

All in agreement please put a vote on this message. I think if we get enough votes he should have to do it!

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I know that there is light at the end of the tunnel just need to find the tunnel

Dear All

My father Kenneth was fitted with a pacemaker on 13th June. Trying very hard to get back to normal but kept experiencing hot flushes slumping forward and colour draining from his face. He has been trying to mange his diabetes better. On 16th July he had another experience of hot flushes but this time after this experience had memory loss. On 25th July he started rambling and was unable to speak properly. Sunday 30th July his speech has come back and his brain is very ale...

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Thanks!

Well at least you guys got a laugh out of my blunder. Lord knows we all need one.

Jessie, my adult children don't live at home for my oldest son is 29 married at 18 and now has 3 children and a lovely home.My oldest daughter is 28 and a teacher. She bought her own house and and hasn't lived at home for over 4 years.My youngest daughter is 22 married at 18 and they bought a house and have 2 babies. I am lucky enough to have them all live within the area. We are a tight family. I don't...

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Need to talk

I need a 65-70 year old Grandma to talk to about CHF (and have a debrillator/pacemaker). I feel all alone and have been diagnosed since Feb 2005 but was able to serve a mission for my church in Baltimore beginning in April 2006. I am serving in the mission office as the secretary to the President. I am able to keep up but always feel kind of blue and sad and have to fight that continually. I have a hard time concentrating so I don't talk much during the day. My husband tries to understand bu...

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Nevermind Breakfast at Tiffany's it's Breakfast at Kay's

Just a big big hug and a grin will be enough. Will bring the supplies. Tons of love Billiexxx

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lightning and icd

hi, I have a bizarre question has anyone experienced problems with their icd after a lightning storm? We had a nasty one that hit a house two doors from mine and caused a huge explosion then fire. Since then my chest has been tight and the icd site has been very painful as if it sending out little electric shocksevery twenty mins or so they only last a second. I went to the hospital and they found nothing on the ekg or blood work. I still feel the pain is icd related not heart but they never lo...

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bipass

hi yesterday we went to london to nuclear medicine and they found my hysband has 65 % blockage and most likely needs bipass not angioplasty. just waiting to see surgeon. it is a little anxiety provoking when you read heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest can occur. anyway both our male friend and my brother went thru it and went back to smoking and drinking can you believe it? some habits die hard lol lol well just thought i would keep you updated jessie

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chat

Hi Billie and Elisa=Noticed you were both logged in.I am going to the chat room for a min-Kay

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Murmurs?

Hi Everyone,
well it's been a month since I had my first PM implanted and besides a little discomfort I thought I was doing really well.
I had to go in to see my regular MD yesturday and she listened to my heart and said I have a murmur. Well this threw me off guard bc I never had a murmur before. She thinks it might be due to the PM wires or the scarring over the wires. I have and ecocardiogram scheduled soon to see what might be causing this murmur.
I am writing this bc I...

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Medtronic Announces 2007 ''Global Heroes''

Distance Runners from Around the World Who Benefit from Medical Technology To Run this Fall in Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Events

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Twenty-four long-distance runners who benefit from medical technology were selected as 2007 Global Heroes today by the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. The honorees, which include a former Mrs. America, a former mayor of St. Paul, Minn., and twin sisters who each have an ICD, hail from the United States, South Africa, Spain,...

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Some exciting news

Hi Pacers
Well, a nice thing happened today. We suddenly booked a trip to the mainland to see friends who are moving interstate To Victoria. Yep, you will hear the laughter and chatter way out there when Rewired Aussie and Blue Australia have breakfast together on 5 August. We have to go past Kay's house to where we are going to see our friends. Have also planned three days in kay's area. Guess we just couldn't wait until November to shop and send the guys crazy with our chatting and d...

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Dizzy yet again

Hello all,

I have an issue any thoughts would be appreciated.

I am 44 y.o.f.m. SSS duel chamber pm. for 4 years. When I was first implanted I spent my first year dizzy. It was crazy, I could not lean over or get up fast without "spinning" I went to my cardio dr and PCP they ran tests to no availe. It slowed and then stopped for a few years.

Well it's back. It started about a week ago. I can just sit down and I start spinning. It takes a minute to get my h...

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Did you see this site information?

This may be old info., but it is something you might want to have for reference.
http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/safety/easnote.html

Barb

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pacemaker

Gellia & Cathryn thanks so much for your positive comments, it really makes me feel there's hope. I really still have a lot of questions that my doctor doesn't seem to answer really good, I feel like I' m not in good hands with this doctor, so I'm looking for another cardiologist for my next appointment on August.

Have a great day
Debbie

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MRI Scan

I was at the hospital yesterday, on another problem and the specialist recommended that I went for an MRI scan. I pointed out that I had a PM and thought it was not advisable. He took a note of the make and model and thought that some types did not cause a problem.

I have a St Jude, dual chamber, and when I read the book, it says to avoid Electro Magnet Interference, EMI and lists an MRI scan as a source of EMI.

Just wondered if anybody else has any experience of MRI scans.

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Could this be a good sign?

HI everyone. I can only imagine each of you must be just aching to hear some good news about my situation. I hope this is.

I told myself yesterday I was only going to try one last time with the docs at the current place. This was before I went back to see my internist there--which was yesterday. Well, she has ordered additional lab work to look at muscle enzyme (for damage) and also a CT scan with contrast--which is about as close to venogram I can get without getting one.

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