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by Ozchrissy
Yesterday, 5:22 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: VF Experience - Give and Take
Replies: 16
Views: 1140

Re: VF Experience - Give and Take

YIPPEE, YIPPEE, YIPPEE, YIPPEE

This is why I LOVE this forum. The success stories which encourage all of us to do our research, make OUR own decisions, go confidently in for new procedures and come out changed with a new slant on life.
by Ozchrissy
February 14th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: o/t Happy Valentines day...
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: o/t Happy Valentines day...

Happy valentines day to all of our loved up couples, and as I know, Helen and Willie will be having a big cuddle today, and to everyone else who loves their partner. dancehearts :big-hug: dancehearts :big-hug: A big hug also to all my very special friends on here, I love you all. :big-hug: :big-hug:
by Ozchrissy
February 13th, 2019, 12:08 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: New Guy

I am so sorry this is impacting on your livelihood. It is a part of the process that a lot of Governments take with regard to ICD's. Even here in Australia. I however, was lucky, I got my original device 12 years ago and no-one notified the authorities and never told me not to drive. My 2nd device, ...
by Ozchrissy
February 12th, 2019, 11:59 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Well, I have to delurk sometime.
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Well, I have to delurk sometime.

Hi Mate and welcome to the group. I know that there was a limitation on what we could do after our insertion even to the extent that we had a Smilie specifically for it. :armdown: Now the common advice was to keep it keep it down for 6 weeks. OBVIOUSLY you took no notice of that by doing your normal...
by Ozchrissy
February 11th, 2019, 12:28 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Sorry gross out
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Sorry gross out

Oh I love you guys. So wise. I did put the sticky stuff on it, and I do feel better. Gee guys I am the one who used to faint when I got needle and when I got my ears pierced. I am not ashamed of my device, I flash it all the time, it was the fact I could feel the leads under my skin and then disappe...
by Ozchrissy
February 7th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Sorry gross out
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Sorry gross out

I can't talk to anyone else about this, they would't understand. As you know I have lost a lot of weight, (not heart related who don't know my story), but the latest is that although my device is sticking out and every detail on it is showing up, I can now see my 3 leads that come from my device int...
by Ozchrissy
January 30th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: a little OT
Replies: 21
Views: 419

Re: a little OT

Melissa your Grandfather is much braver than me. I will probably have a complete blockage and the pain, like him. However, I trust that those that will care for me will only manage my pain and comfort, not intervene, as they can't do that now, so won't when the time comes. I am lucky I suppose, I li...
by Ozchrissy
January 30th, 2019, 3:11 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Super Cold Weather
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: Super Cold Weather

Stacey, I would be concerned, the sleeping and the fluid. I have been given a guide by my Cardiologist, 2 kg weight gain and I am allowed to take extra Lasix. Also is your stomach swollen, your eyes puffy, other areas that you notice are bigger. Also the sleep is not good either. I can't comment on ...
by Ozchrissy
January 28th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT-TEST DILEMMA
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: OT-TEST DILEMMA

Thanks everyone, and I have decided to not have the scan. I saw the surgeon today and am on Steroids and more nausea pills. Feeling much more comfortable at the moment than I have over a few days. Kansas Al, I do agree with you. There was no doubt that they classed the cancer as Stage 4, I also pres...
by Ozchrissy
January 27th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT-TEST DILEMMA
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: OT-TEST DILEMMA

I have to make the decision this week and unless they can give me a good reason, I won't be having it. Every little ache and pain will be cancer. My arthritis will be bone cancer, a headache, brain cancer etc. etc. At stage 4, I can't believe that it hasn't moved to other areas, so I really don't wa...
by Ozchrissy
January 27th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: New News
Replies: 44
Views: 1063

Re: New News

Well my man hasn't come yet, it is being organized by the local council so we all know how bureaucracy works, so may be a couple of weeks. I don't care, it will get done and as it is so hot over here at the moment, I don't mind having the blinds closed at the back. I got an insurance policy paid out...
by Ozchrissy
January 27th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: a little OT
Replies: 21
Views: 419

Re: a little OT

Thanks Robbo for this post. And Colin I am so sorry about the loss of your Dad, but I am sure he is at peace. I was with my Mother when she died. She was in Hospital and the whole family was with her. I was actually at the top of the bed with her, holding her in my arms. She was having trouble breat...
by Ozchrissy
January 26th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT-TEST DILEMMA
Replies: 9
Views: 230

OT-TEST DILEMMA

I have been scheduled for a PET Scan, where they chuck you full of radiation and any nasty cancer cells in your body glow. I am really not sure I want this to be done. Do I want to know that I may have active cancer cells in other parts of my body, I think I would prefer to be oblivious to them. I g...
by Ozchrissy
January 26th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: a little OT
Replies: 21
Views: 419

Re: a little OT

Robbo, it is a problem that is very real. In an ideal world we would just go into VF and be gone peacefully. However, we cannot be guaranteed that will be the situation. I have been giving that a bit of thought recently also, and I am not getting my device turned off until I am back in Hospital or H...
by Ozchrissy
January 25th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: New News
Replies: 44
Views: 1063

Re: New News

As you could imagine, I am doing that at the moment. Even though I live in a retirement village and only have a small unit it is full of Shite. I dread the thought of Lauren having to sort through all my stuff. I am gradually sorting and binning all the unnecessary stuff now, and it is making me fee...