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by Colin Pearson
May 18th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Athletic activities and ICDs
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Athletic activities and ICDs

I don't surf but I do cycle.

I've cycled about 9,000 miles since I had my ICD implanted in 2013 with no issues (related to cycling) at all.

Get out there and enjoy yourself !
by Colin Pearson
May 17th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: My Arrhythmia diary.
Replies: 127
Views: 54245

Re: My Arrhythmia diary.

Another small update. I've cut the Amiodarone dose in half and believe it or not am quite worried about any arrhythmia breaking through the chemical shield that the amio provides. I am still on a high dose of nebivolol, a beta blocker with no change to that. Being on Amio is a strange place to be, i...
by Colin Pearson
May 9th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: shakin my head
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: shakin my head

Hey you two!

I'm trying to think what Chrissy would say but am in no way capable of such greatness so i'll try and do it via smilies...

consolsmile

punisher

kick butt

:runaway:

:scared:

consolsmile

wavhi
by Colin Pearson
April 27th, 2019, 11:32 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Our friend Chrissie....
Replies: 31
Views: 558

Re: Our friend Chrissie....

The world has lost a beautiful person, genuinely loved by everyone who was lucky enough to make her acquaintance. So sad to hear this news.

She helped me so much along the years and undoubtedly inspired us all.

My thoughts are with her family.
by Colin Pearson
March 8th, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: New News
Replies: 66
Views: 2373

Re: New News

Brilliant.

But at the same time, what a blimmin nightmare being told that!

You are made of sterner stuff than most of us Chrissy.

:hugg:
by Colin Pearson
March 8th, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Gambling with Adrenalin?
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Gambling with Adrenalin?

Nope, same with skydiving, bungie jumping, hangliding, paragliding, they are also big fat nopes. I get all the adrenaline I need from my parasympathetic nervous system dumping loads of the stuff into my blood stream when it senses any thump or bump from my heart. As far as my nervous is concerned an...
by Colin Pearson
February 22nd, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: WHERE ARE OUR GRUMPY OLD MEN and OUR DELIGHTFUL LADIES
Replies: 13
Views: 573

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

I pop in a fair bit.

I'm not yet 50 but am quite often grumpy.
by Colin Pearson
February 10th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Amiodarone vs Solatol (Betapace)
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Amiodarone vs Solatol (Betapace)

Thanks Gary, I have had one attempted ablation. Apparently the VT/VF I get isn't suitable for ablation. A bit like whack-a-mole it can pop up anywhere within my heart if it pops up at all. When they attempted the ablation, they couldn't even induce my heart into playing its games. I'm quite anxious ...
by Colin Pearson
February 9th, 2019, 11:18 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: CRT-D and left arm pain!
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: CRT-D and left arm pain!

I hope you get some good answers as to why this is happening and some better painkillers on Monday.

How long has it been in now?
by Colin Pearson
February 9th, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Amiodarone vs Solatol (Betapace)
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Amiodarone vs Solatol (Betapace)

Morning / Afternoon / Evening / Night (depending where you live on this blue'ish marble), Has anyone had any experience taking Solatol (Betapace) Or better still, has anyone had any experience switching from Amiodarone to Solatol (Betapace) ? For context; Cardiac arrests kill you quickly unless of c...
by Colin Pearson
February 1st, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Super Cold Weather
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Super Cold Weather

I cannot begin to imagine how it must feel with the cold currently being experienced in the US. It is making the news in a big way over here in the UK, the UK that contrary to popular belief has a "Goldilocks" climate where it is never too hot nor too cold. We had a little bit of snow yesterday and ...
by Colin Pearson
January 27th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: a little OT
Replies: 21
Views: 762

Re: a little OT

Me personally; Not in the house where your family will continue to live after the event. I wouldn't want to put that on them. I might of course change my mind when I get older (currently not quite 50) and or when the kids (currently mid/late teens) leave home. I'd always chose to go to hosptial as t...
by Colin Pearson
January 26th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: My ICD battery suddenly went dead...
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: My ICD battery suddenly went dead...

I think ICD battery indicators are made by the same people who make car fuel gauges.

The last quarter of a tank always goes much quicker than the rest, much quicker.
by Colin Pearson
January 26th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: So....lets do this for the Newbys!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 672

Re: So....lets do this for the Newbys!!!

And again for anyone new... Most people never recieve a shock. If you do then you can come on here and tell us all about it. In fact this thread reminds of the scene in the film "Jaws" where they are drunkenly sat round the table on the boat telling tales about how they got their respective scars. h...
by Colin Pearson
January 26th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Sudden cardiac arrest reacurrance
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Sudden cardiac arrest reacurrance

John, It can happen again but for most people it doesn't. Many on here have never been shocked, they join, post a few times to gain understanding of their new circumstances and then you never hear from them again. Bad for the forum but good otherwise as they are simply getting on with life. And if i...