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by *karenb*
October 27th, 2012, 2:54 am
Forum: 2012 Forum Posts
Topic: Consented? Or just implanted?
Replies: 21
Views: 1184

Re: Consented? Or just implanted?

I was not given a choice. My husband and (11 year old) son were terrified that I was going to die and my doctor ( a Professor in Cardiology and Chairman of the British Cardiology Association) told us that without it I would not survive long. I am still ambivalent about it, but its my condition that ...
by *karenb*
September 29th, 2012, 9:08 am
Forum: 2012 Forum Posts
Topic: Happy Birthday JR1966
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: Happy Birthday JR1966

Happy Birthday JR!
by *karenb*
September 29th, 2012, 1:35 am
Forum: 2012 Forum Posts
Topic: AHA: People with ICDs May Need More Mental Health Support
Replies: 13
Views: 1415

Re: AHA: People with ICDs May Need More Mental Health Support

The only person in my medical team who is interested in my mental health is one of my GPs (primary care physicians) and my psychiatrist. My cardiac team are not interested in the least in how I am other than how my heart and ICD are performing. In the past I made the mistake of talking about my anxi...
by *karenb*
September 29th, 2012, 1:25 am
Forum: 2012 Forum Posts
Topic: out of hospital tomorrow
Replies: 36
Views: 2356

Re: out of hospital tomorrow

I am soooooooo pleased that you're home and recovering well! ((((Chrissy))))
by *karenb*
September 22nd, 2012, 12:56 am
Forum: 2012 Forum Posts
Topic: TALKED TO CHRISSY
Replies: 10
Views: 748

Re: TALKED TO CHRISSY

I am soooooooooo pleased! Lots and lots of love to Chrissy!
(And thanks to you for letting us know!) xxx
by *karenb*
September 1st, 2012, 3:04 am
Forum: 2012 Forum Posts
Topic: Coreg Dose Upped
Replies: 74
Views: 5671

Re: Coreg Dose Upped

...Less serious side effects of carvedilol may include: ...or decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm. That's a LESS serious side effect? Devilflame Don' forget its knackered doctors and science geeks who write these things. :mutt: Whole different set of priorities!
by *karenb*
September 1st, 2012, 2:54 am
Forum: 2012 Forum Posts
Topic: Finally Got Some Progress At Work!
Replies: 13
Views: 1495

Re: Finally Got Some Progress At Work!

Hi Karen Well done on getting this sorted, I too am locked in a battle with my employers, but I don't think I'm going to win, ...................they are putting me on redeployment, not very hopeful they will find me anything though, Up until 5 years ago I'd had 2 days sick in 10 years, but since t...
by *karenb*
August 31st, 2012, 8:47 am
Forum: 2012 Forum Posts
Topic: Finally Got Some Progress At Work!
Replies: 13
Views: 1495

Finally Got Some Progress At Work!

I've spent the last five years in what has felt like an ongoing battle with my senior manager regarding workload. They kept wanting to increase it even though it was crazy anyway. For those of you who don't know CPVT means avoiding stress - any sort of stress; and that combined with the drugs for my...
by *karenb*
August 29th, 2012, 12:42 am
Forum: 2012 Forum Posts
Topic: Been mentaly displaced
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: Been mentaly displaced

Good to see you back and hopfully starting to see some light. I also tend to take a break from the board when I'm particularly down - I feel as if I'm being a wet blanket and a drama queen so lurk instead of posting!
by *karenb*
August 28th, 2012, 10:16 am
Forum: 2012 Forum Posts
Topic: OT: Republican National Convention starts
Replies: 15
Views: 1132

Re: OT: Republican National Convention starts

I guess the Women's Sexual Health and Advice Centre will be next door to the Gun Control Network Tent as usual?

Could not resist. Just could not resist. But then I'm a Brit and we know no bounds....

wink
by *karenb*
August 28th, 2012, 10:11 am
Forum: 2012 Forum Posts
Topic: Message from Helen
Replies: 14
Views: 1442

Re: Message from Helen

Thanks Charlene.

Helen you and your daughter are getting lots of positive and healing thoughts and prayers from me! xx
by *karenb*
August 28th, 2012, 10:08 am
Forum: 2012 Forum Posts
Topic: OT-EXPLANATION NEEDED
Replies: 18
Views: 1692

Re: OT-EXPLANATION NEEDED

Couldn't resist this one either:

If life hands you lemons........throw them at people. lmao4dx
by *karenb*
August 28th, 2012, 10:05 am
Forum: 2012 Forum Posts
Topic: OT-EXPLANATION NEEDED
Replies: 18
Views: 1692

Re: OT-EXPLANATION NEEDED

Hey Chrissy, I'm here for you, along with the rest pof the gang! I understand completely about getting snippy - I don't even have the excuse of major, scary surgery coming up and I can still get narky and recently posted something that could be read as quite nasty and sarcastic - regretted it afterw...
by *karenb*
August 23rd, 2012, 2:44 am
Forum: 2012 Forum Posts
Topic: Chronic Pain around ICD site and below it
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: Chronic Pain around ICD site and below it

My site has a constant dull ache, and if I move, lie or press the area in certain way (even gently) it feels like a bad bruise. I also get soreness and aching around my wires if I carry stuff or use my left arm very much e.g. pruning bushes, cleaning the windows etc. Fundamentally we have a large fo...
by *karenb*
August 23rd, 2012, 2:37 am
Forum: 2012 Forum Posts
Topic: Political comments?
Replies: 63
Views: 2313

Re: Political comments?

CharleneB wrote:Karen, no discussion to be had. Of course God exists and prayers work. I'm proof of that. As are so many others on this site.
I was joking. :wink: