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by garya
February 13th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 7
Views: 186

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 2018
Topic: Amiodarone vs Solatol (Betapace)
Replies: 4
Views: 120

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 2018
Topic: a little OT
Replies: 21
Views: 419

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 2018
Topic: a little OT
Replies: 21
Views: 419

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 2018
Topic: OT-TEST DILEMMA
Replies: 9
Views: 229

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 2018
Topic: New News
Replies: 44
Views: 1062

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 2018
Topic: Hernia Surgery in ....Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 174

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 2018
Topic: Hernia Surgery in ....Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 174

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 2018
Topic: Soreness several years out
Replies: 5
Views: 193

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 2018
Topic: Comptemplating ICD
Replies: 6
Views: 253

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...
by garya
November 23rd, 2018, 6:10 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

So everyone on warfarin stayed away from the cranberry sauce yesterday? Didn't think so. Take warfarin and no idea what I'm talking about? Ha Ha.

So can Zaralto, Eliquis, etc users skip this stuff?
by garya
November 22nd, 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: CPAP info on NPR
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: CPAP info on NPR

Quite literally, an 7 second search: NPR cpap

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-sho ... ea-devices

But I agree with your last sentence.
by garya
November 22nd, 2018, 1:15 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Doom and Gloom
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: Doom and Gloom

It was explained to me than any shock is a sign of worsening heart failure. Can you spell BULL SHIT ? Who are these freakin morons you deal with? Find their boss and all sit down and discuss. If they do not recognize the implications of their comments you need to find some other intelligent life fo...
by garya
November 22nd, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: CPAP info on NPR
Replies: 8
Views: 303

CPAP info on NPR

Anyone here going to expand on the topic? Apparently it extends to other health monitoring areas as in remote ICD interrogations, Big Brother, etc. Sorry about mentioning Big Brother, I know that is frowned upon here by the Republicans.
by garya
November 22nd, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: ICD Shocks while asleep
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: ICD Shocks while asleep

A number of people here have reported a shock while sleeping. You may want to try playing around with the search function to see if a specific heart condition is mentioned in someone's post. Bottom line, people have gotten a shock while sleeping.