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by Michael L
June 12th, 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Speculation on future
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Speculation on future

I have often said they will someday find a method to create a hydro electric plant within the arteries using the flow of blood to power a small "water wheel" creating power! Unfortunately, I wasn't smart enough to do it and get rich!
by Michael L
May 30th, 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 38
Views: 784

Re: Insurance

I agree with the others, make noise! Write your representatives at both the Federal and State level. Write your medicare advantage insurance company - it has been my experience that a letter directed to the CEO versus the local patient advocate will get a quicker and more appropriate response! Depen...
by Michael L
April 21st, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: what am I waiting for...anyway?
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: what am I waiting for...anyway?

I have been goal driven my whole life.... and my demise is no exception. My goal was to live to be 102 and shot by the jealous husband of a 28 year old. That may be one goal I don't reach.... I can understand your thoughts on the matter. I have wondering what my demise will be like when it comes lat...
by Michael L
April 5th, 2018, 3:48 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Update on our members
Replies: 38
Views: 1352

Re: Update on our members

Still around and checking the board regularly, haven't been posting much. Currently 25 days from being a Medicare patient (for those of you outside of the US, it is a government provided, kinda, insurance program that costs a whole lot less than we pay for typical insurance, and in my case, pays a l...
by Michael L
January 23rd, 2018, 10:23 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: How do you find a good practice????
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: How do you find a good practice????

My wife was having the same issues with a PA in her doctor's office. She told the Office Manager that she did not want to be seen by this individual in the future and they made arrangements for that to happen. They had apparently had issues with him in the past also. As for finding a new Cardiologis...
by Michael L
November 29th, 2017, 1:09 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: o/t Can we have a check in??
Replies: 37
Views: 3112

Re: o/t Can we have a check in??

Still drop by to enjoy the lunacy!

Michael
by Michael L
October 10th, 2017, 8:34 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Why did I think this way????
Replies: 14
Views: 1319

Re: Why did I think this way????

I am in the same place as Codman, trying to do much and end up losing a couple of days trying to recover. The one thing I have struggled with learning that I have limitations and need to take a break and sometimes just stop for the day. The fact that you can get through 45 minutes of the class is tr...
by Michael L
October 9th, 2017, 8:18 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: On Line Doctor Services
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

Re: On Line Doctor Services

My insurance company provides a visit through Doctor on Demand, a video based service where you list your symptoms and problems then they connect you, via FaceTime, to a Doctor who discusses the issues with you and can prescribe medications.

Hey Al, they also offer psychiatric services too....
by Michael L
October 9th, 2017, 8:13 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Beta blockers
Replies: 14
Views: 1581

Re: Beta blockers

I came off of a Beta Blocker. I told my Cardiologist that it was slowing me down so much I couldn't stand it. I constantly felt like I was living in a jar of molasses. He placed me on an ACE Inhibitor instead. Everything was going along great for about 18 months, but now I am starting to experience ...
by Michael L
May 10th, 2017, 11:49 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Happy Birthday Michael L
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: Happy Birthday Michael L

Thank you! Time to start studying Medicare.... only nine months till I have to make a determination on what sections I want....
by Michael L
May 10th, 2017, 11:49 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Ringing ears.
Replies: 30
Views: 3921

Re: Ringing ears.

I generally get the ringing in my left ear only. I always attributed it to so many years of driving a patrol car with the driver's window down. Between the wind blowing in my left ear all the time and the traffic noise, especially during Bike Week, I figured it did that ear in!
by Michael L
April 28th, 2017, 3:38 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Anyone ever get there DNA tested?
Replies: 46
Views: 5429

Re: Anyone ever get there DNA tested?

I was tested as part of my research of my family history. Find a number of relatives I never knew existed and gots lots of information regarding my family. Haven't done the medical testing portions...
by Michael L
April 20th, 2017, 7:49 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Travel
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: Travel

Yep, same as Ozchrissy, I get them occasionally. I also attribute them to low BP, but can't prove it...
Glad you had a good trip.
by Michael L
March 23rd, 2017, 9:37 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: OT - Reality Hit
Replies: 23
Views: 2004

Re: OT - Reality Hit

Typically, the only person who likes change is a wet baby; however, change is often good for us and gives us a new perspective on life!

I wish you all the best in your home and sure you will enjoy having others to share things with!
by Michael L
March 20th, 2017, 11:43 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: New to the forum and fear of ICD
Replies: 17
Views: 1980

Re: New to the forum and fear of ICD

First, welcome and you came to the right place to get information from people who have been there, done that. I was implanted a little over 2 1/2 years ago. I really do not remember having any pain. About 40 minutes after the procedure I was up and walking around the hospital. They gave me some pain...