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by InSync
July 15th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: I have a date!!
Replies: 4
Views: 87

I have a date!!

Shocking I know!

After 3 years of trying to get my recalled St. Jude CRT replaced, it's happening!
by InSync
July 4th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Happy Birthday mykidsmom!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 173

Re: Happy Birthday mykidsmom!!!

Happy 35th!!
HapBirDay
by InSync
July 4th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: so about birthdays..
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: so about birthdays..

My mom died at 48. 49 was a significant birthday to me.
Life is good!
Eat the cake first! :cake:

Happy Happy Birthday Helen!!

:B-dayflash: :balloons:
by InSync
June 20th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: when and why did you get your ICD??
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: when and why did you get your ICD??

In 2011 I had a bit of a dry cough for about 2 weeks, started feeling bad and went to a doc in the box. I had a very scary looking xray, the entire left side of my chest was total white. He said pneumonia. I said are you sure, that's pretty scary. 2 days later, I went to a real doc and while sitting...
by InSync
June 2nd, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: am I dead yet? ...
Replies: 88
Views: 1977

Re: am I dead yet? ...

I hope you'll come see me when you're in SC, Helen! In 2011, when I was in ICU with nothing to do, family could only visit 5 min, I was too weak to hold a book, didn't expect to leave the hospital alive, blah blah blah, I had a lot of time to think and I thought about the burden of things I was leav...
by InSync
June 1st, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: what do you do in the case of death?
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: what do you do in the case of death?

Ha!

I guess it takes a village...….
by InSync
June 1st, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: am I dead yet? ...
Replies: 88
Views: 1977

Re: am I dead yet? ...

Wow, Robo. I've been thinking along this line a lot lately. I'm not in end stage heart disease and fully expect to go by some malady that I don't know about yet. Time will tell. But lately, I've thought a lot about what I want the rest of my life to look like. We can't control what happens to our bo...
by InSync
May 30th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: what do you do in the case of death?
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: what do you do in the case of death?

I don't know how I feel about Robo filling in for the voice of reason...….
by InSync
May 30th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: am I dead yet? ...
Replies: 88
Views: 1977

Re: am I dead yet? ...

The father of a friend died in December. He was nearly 90. He got pneumonia because the muscle that keeps food from going into your lungs when you swallow became weak and was allowing a little of his food to get into his lungs. He was in the hospital getting heavy duty antibiotics that finally clear...
by InSync
May 27th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Has anyone had reduced upper breast fullness due to ICD implant?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Has anyone had reduced upper breast fullness due to ICD implant?

I've never heard of that. My doc did a great job placing my device. It is closer to the side than a lot are and it seems to be a little higher too. The scar is nearly completely covered by straps, even if I wear a tank. I'm thin, so the device is clearly raised off my chest. For me, I think it was m...
by InSync
May 27th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: I've got my life back!
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: I've got my life back!

Yay! Early in my ICD life, I started having similar symptoms. My doc did a cortisol challenge to see if my body even made enough cortisol to sustain BP. A device tech at one of my visits finally made the suggestion that the AV delay be lengthened. Like you, made a world of difference. I rarely get t...
by InSync
May 25th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: whadda yah think?
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: whadda yah think?

Maybe you could call it Highway to...….nono I mean Stairway to ….. Seriously, though, I thought about this a lot since we lost Chrissie. The two aspects I'm most stuck on are: Why didn't I realize how sick Chrissie was? I knew she had health challenges that weren't going to get better, but how could...
by InSync
May 12th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: depression......
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: depression......

ugggggg….I got sick, was septic, had lung surgery, the infection ultimately damaged my heart and I ended up on the transplant list, taking meds, yada yada. I was lamenting to my GP that due to my unexpected physical limitations, I felt I might be depressed and might benefit from medication. He wasn'...
by InSync
May 10th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Our friend Chrissie....
Replies: 32
Views: 1466

Re: Our friend Chrissie....

I'm so thankful Chrissy shared her life with us.
She left the world better than she found it. She will be missed.
Peace to Lauren and her family.
by InSync
April 16th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: o/t Prayers please???
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: o/t Prayers please???

Hey Helen. I hope your grandson is improving and you guys are getting good news.
:hugg: