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by ibwagone1
January 7th, 2015, 5:22 pm
Forum: 2015 Forum posts
Topic: Cat Sense
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Cat Sense

Okay its been two week since my ICD was installed and I feel pretty good hoping the lump will eventually go down. My cat the lovely Miss Kitty used to always stretch out across my lap while I would watch TV now since I have had the ICD installed she likes to rest her head against the area of the imp...
by ibwagone1
December 26th, 2014, 6:10 pm
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: New ICD
Replies: 5
Views: 1965

Re: New ICD

Thanks all, for the wonderful feedback and a belated Merry Christmas to all! I know I wasn't supposed to but coming home from the hospital on the 24th and to take my mind off things like "this is the only thing that can be done" and some other comments I will leave out! I played my guitar for quite ...
by ibwagone1
December 26th, 2014, 10:57 am
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: New ICD
Replies: 5
Views: 1965

New ICD

Okay on the 23rd I had my ICD implanted at Scripps in San Diego. I am very sore and have these strange sensations going on inside my body. Guess my age is finally catching up with me. Looking forward to total recovery and resuming my active lifestyle! All in All I think this ICD thing will turn into...
by ibwagone1
November 30th, 2014, 11:16 pm
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: Confused!
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Confused!

Okay my ICD implant is scheduled for 18th of December. My Ejection Fraction is somewhere around 32%. Is the ICD going to improve on this? Have others had this problem? Does anyone know of medications on the horizon or research being done to improve on this? Just wondering now if the Ejection Fractio...
by ibwagone1
November 21st, 2014, 10:28 pm
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: Veterans Day
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

Re: Veterans Day

Read this kind of late but thanks for supporting all Veterans! I myself am a Vietnam Vet (199TH Light Infantry 1968) I have recently connected with a few people whom I served with and it is very interesting after all these years! I have son who is a Navy Corpsman with the Marines and has done severa...
by ibwagone1
November 18th, 2014, 11:28 pm
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: A few questions
Replies: 11
Views: 3105

Re: A few questions

Thanks all for the great answers! My goal is to continue to hike the Sierra's to continue surfing and to be the best grandfather I can be!
by ibwagone1
November 17th, 2014, 9:05 am
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: A few questions
Replies: 11
Views: 3105

A few questions

I know everyone is different but is there a "common" problem that might arise after implant of the device? Does anyone in the group hike long distances with a backpack and if so, is it irritating the area of the implant and how did you overcome this obstacle? Also over time can you put some weight o...
by ibwagone1
November 7th, 2014, 8:59 am
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: Date Set
Replies: 2
Views: 1073

Date Set

Met with my Cardiologist yesterday and set an early December date for insertion of my ICD. I guess I would describe my feelings as ambivalent as on one hand I am comfortable with my and my doctors decision to go forward and though they feel this device won't make me feel better it will prevent me fr...
by ibwagone1
October 31st, 2014, 12:02 am
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: New Guy!
Replies: 15
Views: 2030

Re: New Guy!

Thanks everybody for all the kind an supporting words as it has relieved a lot of stress for me! I am ready to go forward! Yes that is a storm trooper on my shirt playing a guitar! I am an avid guitar player (country blues/folk) When I posted on Facebook the other day I said "Doctor wants me to have...
by ibwagone1
October 30th, 2014, 9:12 am
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: New Guy!
Replies: 15
Views: 2030

New Guy!

Hi all! I am Bob and live in Ramona California. After 8 stents and one Bypass Surgery within the last 16 years I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure several years ago and then just told last week by my Cardiologist that I will need an ICD! Hoping the group can shed some light on this for me?...