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by garya
April 3rd, 2019, 3:12 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: I finally made the decision
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: I finally made the decision

Chrissy, it must be comforting to have such a big decision out of the way. It sounds like a very wise choice. You mentioned the "protective parts" are still working. Do you mean like the ATP function will still work if necessary, but no actual shock will be delivered? You have my thoughts and prayers.
by garya
April 3rd, 2019, 2:59 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: OT -- Mick Jagger Needs Valve Replacement Surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: OT -- Mick Jagger Needs Valve Replacement Surgery

But why isn't he having an NHS surgeon do the procedure? Mick Jagger is worth an estimated $360 MILLION DOLLARS. This past week he was in Miami as was his private jet. Clearly it makes sense to go to NYC and save on jet fuel as opposed to returning to England. Too bad he couldn't wait until Jan 202...
by garya
March 22nd, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: It happened at Walmart
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: It happened at Walmart

This morning I was reading this thread and wondering about you dummies. That was until I just microwaved my noon tea-for expedience I put the tea bag in the cup before starting the microwave-only to find I forgot to put any water in the cup punisher John McCain once said the good thing about Alzheim...
by garya
March 20th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: It happened at Walmart
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: It happened at Walmart

I hope you did not have a problem finding your car.
by garya
March 2nd, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Back problems
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Back problems

Are you asking about back problems or being confident with a doctor? Clearly, you need a second doctor's opinion. I take coumadin and aspirin and have had some non-heart-related procedures. The advice was always stopping the coumadin and aspirin and none of the doctors (cardiac or other) raised obje...
by garya
February 13th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: New Guy

Most people will feel a "spell" coming on. What does "feel" and what does "spell" mean? Some members here have reported while driving of feeling funny, getting a shock and then driving on. You can have your device set to warn you that it is charging up and MAY shock you in the next minute. Most user...
by garya
February 10th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Amiodarone vs Solatol (Betapace)
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Amiodarone vs Solatol (Betapace)

Some people seem to do fine on a daily dose of 200 mg of amiodarone. I did not and subsequently moved to Sotalol. That did not work out either which was finalized with a shock storm. I eventually had a ventricular ablation 7 years ago and dropped the drugs. I am a fan of ablations. Sotalol is easier...
by garya
February 2nd, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: a little OT
Replies: 21
Views: 861

Re: a little OT

Perhaps some of this thread escaped my notice. I see where people are discussing where, but I'm missing the more important when. So you turn your device off. Do you think you self terminate in the next 24 hours? How does one control the exit timing? As for this "opiod epidemic" does anyone know how ...
by garya
January 26th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: a little OT
Replies: 21
Views: 861

Re: a little OT

What if you were dying choking on a chicken wing and not cardiac arrest? Maybe a professional opinion could help?
by garya
January 26th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: OT-TEST DILEMMA
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: OT-TEST DILEMMA

What an interesting situation? What do they say when you ask why have another test to find nothing new? They must have a reason; practice? Are they actively treating you now? I can only guess that if I was in your shoes with a confirmed exit date, the only thing I would be interested in would be the...
by garya
January 15th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: New News
Replies: 66
Views: 2605

Re: New News

Such sad and unfair news to read about. I trust they are keeping you quite comfortable through all this. All the best.
by garya
January 15th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Hernia Surgery in ....Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Hernia Surgery in ....Canada

More promotional information on Shouldice Hospital can be found here: https://www.medtronic.com/us-en/transforming-healthcare/aligning-value/perspective/case-studies/shouldice-hospital-canada.html?cmpid=SMM_TW_HSL2_FT_EIU_VBHC_C0842_AV_FY19&sf97195553=1 Hyper-specialisation has been one approach to ...
by garya
January 14th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Hernia Surgery in ....Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Hernia Surgery in ....Canada

Found this to be incredibly interesting and informative. Wonder if it would be covered under Obamacare? For those unfamiliar, Rand Paul is a well known right wing Republican nut job and likely on a Russian payroll. You can be assured as a regular American, Paul would vote against you every time in t...
by garya
January 3rd, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Soreness several years out
Replies: 10
Views: 592

Re: Soreness several years out

Trump was elected in Nov 2016 and we "continually still experience soreness on the margins."

I've missed everyone. Anything new?
by garya
November 26th, 2018, 6:18 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Comptemplating ICD
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Comptemplating ICD

An EF of 65% would not appear to warrant an ICD, but perhaps that's a typo. What symptoms prompted you to see a cardiologist in the first place? Sounds like you are about 65? Married? Let me ask a less than tactful question? How do you want to die? In general, the "preferred" method here would be "c...