Welcome Teddy Jam@44 (Steven Mimms)

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Welcome Teddy Jam@44 (Steven Mimms)

Post by TruckerRon » March 28th, 2018, 1:22 pm

wavhi Hello everyone I'm Steven Mimms an I'm 44 years old. I'm really happy to find this support group. I live in Clarksville Tennessee where I'm married to my beautiful Queen Tonya. I'll raised six children from 25 the oldest to my 11year. I was diagnosed with Afib in 2003 which was very shocking to me at the age of 28 years old. I was at work when I began to get light head. I went to the nurse station at work and she put me on the EKG machine and discovered my heart was irregular. Went to the hospital and the rest is history. I live with Afib for many years and it was a nightmare. The feeling I got from an attack was scary. Many years later, I wanted to try an ablation in March 2017. The surgery went well and I felt like a normal person. Around August I started to feel bad, my stomach hurts and was nausea. My body was weak and I was tired. The next month it got really bad so I went to the hospital. My EKG was normal but that couldn't be right because of the way I felt. Got back to my room and I noticed the machine kept beeping. The nurse ask, " does your heart rate often drop in the 60's". I applied no ma'am. Nevertheless they sent me home with the diagnosis of acid reflux. I still felt bad so I called and made a appointment with my family doctor. I went that Friday where she also ran an EKG but ran an level 3 where the hospital ran an level 2. She found out I had a stage 2 heart block. She made me an emergency referral to a specialist. Unfortunately the heart block got worse over the weekend and that Sunday my heart rate drop into the 40's. Thank God my wife was at home where I went into cardiac arrest. I laid in bed lifeless looking at my family but my wife is my hero because she held my hand and talked to me until the paramedics arrive. Rush me to the hospital where I spent 3 days and unfortunately one of those days was our anniversary . They placed the pacemaker which had changed my life forever. I'm very thankful for the doctors, prayers, Families and of course God. I'm blessed to find this support group and looking forward to hearing from everyone.
Welcome to our support group, Steven!
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Re: Welcome Teddy Jam@44 (Steven Mimms)

Post by DebW » March 28th, 2018, 2:24 pm

Welcome Steven!! I am so happy you had a happy ending to your story! These heart journeys are sometime long and hard. Now you have a guardian angel on your side
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Re: Welcome Teddy Jam@44 (Steven Mimms)

Post by InSync » March 28th, 2018, 3:20 pm

Welcome Steven! I'm glad you found us!
Scary story, for sure. I hope all of you are recovering and that you have made plans to celebrate your anniversary.
I hope you will stick around and share with the group.
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Re: Welcome Teddy Jam@44 (Steven Mimms)

Post by Teddy Jam@44 » March 28th, 2018, 7:40 pm

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome, and I'll definitely stick around for sure. Having a heart condition is ruff but this support group will help me continue my journey.

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Re: Welcome Teddy Jam@44 (Steven Mimms)

Post by pfargo » March 28th, 2018, 9:39 pm

Welcome Steve, great group, you will find a lot of experience and support here. I know I have!

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Re: Welcome Teddy Jam@44 (Steven Mimms)

Post by ROBO Pop » March 30th, 2018, 5:47 pm

I have to admit when I first read this I thought you weren't a very good parent having successfully raised only 6 out of 25 children... then it hit me.

Welcome. I'm sure you have some questions for us, although steer clear of parenting questions as the majority of us think 6 out of 25 was really good. We're here to help.
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