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by 4EverHopeful
April 30th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Our friend Chrissie....
Replies: 31
Views: 849

Re: Our friend Chrissie....

So saddens my heart to hear Chrissy has left us. She was such a warm-hearted person, always reaching out to whomever needed advice. She helped me so many times and I am so thankful for her willingness to do so. She would be to the point and blunt which I so appreciated. Lauren your mother was so spe...
by 4EverHopeful
March 1st, 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: WHERE ARE OUR GRUMPY OLD MEN and OUR DELIGHTFUL LADIES
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: WHERE ARE OUR GRUMPY OLD MEN and OUR DELIGHTFUL LADIES

Then we go to the nodules on the palm of my hand...no Al it's not from that. Turns out I have Dupuytren's Contractures. Sounds worse than it is. My right hand was severely damaged by open heart surgery and atrophied. The nodules and my fingers locking in a closed position are side benefits. Getting...
by 4EverHopeful
October 19th, 2018, 11:01 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: CRT, pacing and PVCs
Replies: 8
Views: 1670

Re: CRT, pacing and PVCs

Are you in A-Fib? Apparently I'm in permanent A-Fib which fortunately has never been a problem. I don't seem to feel it, but they say I've had A-Fib for the last 12 years. I can't see how that relates to PVCs (pre Ventricular contractions), but thought I'd toss it out. This tech thought doing a rem...
by 4EverHopeful
October 10th, 2018, 9:43 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: OT- Exciting times coming up
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Re: OT- Exciting times coming up

You go girl!!!!!!! dancee What a nerve-racking-honor to receive! Chrissy you are smart and organized. Our health is the only thing that slows us down when an opportunity to excel comes along. Gather stuff together a little bit each day in piles, lots of separate piles organized by categories. When ...
by 4EverHopeful
October 10th, 2018, 9:19 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: CRT, pacing and PVCs
Replies: 8
Views: 1670

Re: CRT, pacing and PVCs

Hi Dick, I had the exact same problem back in 2012. EP wanted my unit to pace me above 93%. Couldn't get it above 88% because of interfering PVCs. My EF was also suffering. He concluded that my CRT was unable to do the resynchronization therapy it was design to do, my heart was weakening and not res...
by 4EverHopeful
October 10th, 2018, 8:57 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: OT: US cell phone service
Replies: 7
Views: 1459

Re: OT: US cell phone service

A few years ago I wanted to find something less expensive for my husband and I especially since we are retired and no longer use our phones for business. Came across a company called Kitty Wireless which eventually changed to Puppy Wireless. Verizon is the strongest signal we receive out here so wan...
by 4EverHopeful
October 2nd, 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Welcome Sagslim59
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Welcome Sagslim59

Hello from Michigan I received my ICD in January of this year. I’ve known of my Afib for several years, but apparently did not take seriously. Well, on January 7th I had a SCA at our church service and fractured my skull in the episode. The next 12 days many tests were done and an ablation performe...
by 4EverHopeful
September 23rd, 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: OT/ KETO and such ?
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: OT/ KETO and such ?

P.S She has lost the weight WITHOUT any increase in exercise! :runn:
by 4EverHopeful
September 23rd, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: OT/ KETO and such ?
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: OT/ KETO and such ?

Hi Kristin, My daughter has been on the Keto diet for 6 months and has lost 45lbs. It works really well for her because she has PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age) which can pack on the pounds. Because of the PCOS her cells convert any sugar...
by 4EverHopeful
July 12th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Welcome Folkfanrich (Rich)
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Welcome Folkfanrich (Rich)

Hi Rich! Welcome from North Carolina wavhi Wow nothing like rushing into the world of ICDs! This group is a great place to mingle and have questions answered. Take the time to rest and get better. Once you start feeling better, don't overdo it until you know your limits. Lived in beautiful Wisconsin...
by 4EverHopeful
July 1st, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: O/T Question too
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: O/T Question too

Hi All- My device is two weeks old since yesterday. Was implanted on June 15-2018. The glue stuff came off. The problem I am having is itchiness really bad and I think I could be having a reaction to the new device. I was there last on weds to the clinic and they said not infection and did somethin...
by 4EverHopeful
July 1st, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Kidney operation and icd
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Pain helping drugs after surgery

As far as medication, - I mean drugs to control the pain is concerned, as far as you know, does a heart condition actually limit what they can give you ? My daughter unfortunately had a miscarriage some years ago. She was in terrible pain and they gave her morphine. She said the pain immediately st...
by 4EverHopeful
May 16th, 2018, 9:12 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Implant ICD ?
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: Implant ICD ?

They may have caught your cardiomyopathy in it's beginning stages therefore no symptoms yet? If so, that's even a better reason to have the implant. Better chances of improvement i.e. strengthening the heart. My dad is a good example of early intervention. After having a pace maker since his 70s, at...
by 4EverHopeful
May 16th, 2018, 8:44 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Shocked, now have PTSD
Replies: 20
Views: 1388

Re: Shocked, now have PTSD

Hi Lisa, welcome to the "family"! wavhi My husband suffers from PTSD due to a work accident 10 years ago, so I thought I would comment on the PTSD part. The anxiety and panic feelings are very much real and unpredictable. So are the nightmares and random bad dreams. He didn't seek help right away af...
by 4EverHopeful
April 12th, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: cologuard
Replies: 17
Views: 1127

Re: cologuard

When Colorguard first came out, my insurance company called me as asked if I wanted to have one sent for free. So I said, "what the heck, might as well" even though I'm not scheduled for another colonoscopy until 2026. Funny thing is, my husband and both have same insurance plan and they didn't offe...