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by Ozchrissy
Yesterday, 8:28 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Major operation not related to my heart - can someone please reply if they have had any experience
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Major operation not related to my heart - can someone please reply if they have had any experience

Hi Poppy, I didn't have Kidney Cancer, but I did have Oesophogeal Cancer. That was 6 years ago now, and I am still going. I had a very big operation, 8 hours of surgery, and I came through it fine. I lost 2/3 of both my oesophagus and stomach, also all my abdominal lymph nodes. I did have a complete...
by Ozchrissy
June 21st, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Can someone interpret this blood test? RDW
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Can someone interpret this blood test? RDW

Oh I agree with you Al, but as you know, I never just sit back and let that prediction influence me and give up. Of course if you get a negative result, you ask, what do I do now. I probably did misunderstand the question, but no matter what the results are, I would not leave it at that. Has Abas ha...
by Ozchrissy
June 21st, 2018, 7:50 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Can someone interpret this blood test? RDW
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Can someone interpret this blood test? RDW

Oh I agree with you Al, but as you know, I never just sit back and let that prediction influence me and give up. Of course if you get a negative result, you ask, what do I do now. I probably did misunderstand the question, but no matter what the results are, I would not leave it at that. Has Abas ha...
by Ozchrissy
June 21st, 2018, 7:29 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Who knows about Niacin (flush free)
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Who knows about Niacin (flush free)

I don't take any form of Cholesterol medication, and I don't know what my numbers are. Years ago I did, and had bad side effects. I went to see a gastro/proctologist for consultation because of the problems. He did the big examination, (I know why he was a grumpy doc) and went through heaps of tests...
by Ozchrissy
June 20th, 2018, 11:30 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Can someone interpret this blood test? RDW
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Can someone interpret this blood test? RDW

I have lived with heart disease for nearly 20 years now and I have never heard of this test. As Robbo has said, we all face test results and other stuff that gives us that dire warning that we are dying. Well after 20 years of it, I take it with a grain of salt. The fact that you cannot find any mor...
by Ozchrissy
June 20th, 2018, 11:20 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Having Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Having Issues

Leah, I have never had the itching. I sent you a reply to your message on facebook. The device will make it easier for you to be able to do more things because it will make both sides of your heart beat together, but you will still need to keep on your meds for Heart Failure. That includes the fluid...
by Ozchrissy
June 19th, 2018, 7:32 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: New Implant impending.
Replies: 13
Views: 161

Re: New Implant impending.

See it is not that bad being locked up over night, Willie and the kids can have fun, while they know you are being looked after. Great idea. I can just see Ben with his chest out looking after Grandpa and Grandma. I have everything crossed that it is all straight forward, and you are out that night,...
by Ozchrissy
June 19th, 2018, 7:23 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: EKG Question
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: EKG Question

I have had some confused looks from Nurses and others who have done my ECG's until they get help and the more experienced operator will point out to them that I have an ICD. Apparently the ECG does look different with our devices. Don't know anything about them, just know what I have observed. I do ...
by Ozchrissy
June 19th, 2018, 7:13 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT-WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP YOU SANE (Your hobby)
Replies: 14
Views: 199

Re: OT-WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP YOU SANE (Your hobby)

OMG look at us. I don't know how you all do it. Ray, do you have time to eat and read a book. What an interesting life. Weaving, that is something I have always admired. Being able to work and ride your bike sounds like the ideal Colin, especially on Beta Blockers. I can just visualize you Kansas Al...
by Ozchrissy
June 19th, 2018, 1:55 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT-WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP YOU SANE (Your hobby)
Replies: 14
Views: 199

Re: OT-WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP YOU SANE (Your hobby)

This is brilliant, what a lot of talented people on here. I want to be part of the Wedding too Helen. I can design the invitations for you or something. lmao4dx Wow Ron, how do you do it all and look after your family as well. As for working full time, you will just have to fit it into your hobbies....
by Ozchrissy
June 19th, 2018, 1:44 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Expecting shock in near future
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Expecting shock in near future

Self terminating events are interesting to me. However, I am not sure what your device is programmed to do, but I know my device will jump in and try to prevent a shock. Every 3 months I get an interrogation in office, and I always have some sort of intervention. It is scary to anticipate the shock,...
by Ozchrissy
June 18th, 2018, 2:37 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Replacement soon
Replies: 17
Views: 272

Re: Replacement soon

The old leaky valve saga. I have had my original insertion and replacement with a leaky mitral valve. But my other vales are only minor. Lets hope these don't play a part in an extended stay. When I get locked up I have to convince myself that it is for my best interests, but sometimes it takes a lo...
by Ozchrissy
June 18th, 2018, 2:26 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT-WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP YOU SANE (Your hobby)
Replies: 14
Views: 199

OT-WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP YOU SANE (Your hobby)

Hi I was just sitting here, contemplating dinner, after having a day full of painting. I know this keeps me sane, the day can just disappear and I really have a good sense of satisfaction if I have had a good creative day. I was wondering what we all do to keep us busy and sane. I know we have other...
by Ozchrissy
June 18th, 2018, 12:32 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Questions

To me it sounds like you had an allergic reaction to the pad Leah. My daughter is the same, and is allergic to lots of things. When this happens to her she just puts an antibacterial ointment or just salt water on the site. You could use betadine lotion or saline solution on it. BUT hers are not nea...
by Ozchrissy
June 16th, 2018, 10:18 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: SureScan MRI Heart Failure pacemaker with Defibrillation.
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: SureScan MRI Heart Failure pacemaker with Defibrillation.

Oh Leah, how exciting, you have the latest and best, from what I can see. The MRI compatable device means that if you need to have one, you can. Also it does everything that a CRT-D will do. I am so jealous of you, I have to wait 4 years to get anything like yours. I am so pleased that it all went s...