Christmas 2015 has taken its toll of 2 of our members

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Christmas 2015 has taken its toll of 2 of our members

Post by Ozchrissy » December 26th, 2014, 6:11 pm

Helen (Mykidsmom) is in Hospital, mild heart attack and VT. Her device fired so we still have her with us. Willie said she will be in for a few more days for tests, so hopefully they will get to the bottom of her problem, that she has been having for the past 6 weeks.

Also Eric Sadler is also in Hospital, he had a stroke on Christmas Day. Not much news about how he is going, but he is posting on facebook himself so appears to be coping. Hopefully we will know more in a few days.

Hope everyone else got through the Christmas period with no other events, but I am sure we all needed to be careful and look after ourselves.
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Diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 10/99
LBBB & VT diagnosed Feb 06
Guidant Biventricular Pacer ICD inserted Feb 06: Boston Scientific Incepta CRT-D inserted May, 2012
Oesophageal Cancer, 2012, Gall Bladder & Septicemia 2014 resulting in VFib and severe heart damage
Bare Metal Stent May, 2012 Mitral Valve replaced 2015
Meds: Entresto, Bicard, Coralan, Eurtorxsiq, Frusehexl, Spiractin, Sigmaxin, Creon, Warfarin,
Appropriate Shocks for Ventricular VFib.

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Post by freckles1880 » December 26th, 2014, 6:22 pm

Thanks for the updates Chrissy. I will be praying for both to get better and back home.
Please do keep us up on any news.

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Major heart attack, carcinogenic shock and quad bypass 10-13-08 post myocardial infarction, old inferior MI complicated by shock and CHF, combined, Atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic Aneurysm, Seroma 7 cm, left leg. Stent in the left main vein 10-7-2014

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Post by Eric » December 27th, 2014, 9:37 pm

Yeah spending Christmas in the Hospital with a stroke, not my way of spending a fun holiday.
Thanks all for the prayers and FB comments. I too will be praying for Helen.

Hugs.

Eric

So mainly my vision affected. I have lost some periphery vision (damn lucky))But typing on computers and reading a computer screen have just become one of my least favorite things to do. I am sure overtime I will adjust, but for now I am just glad to be home.

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Idiopathic CHF/ EF currently @ 53%, Low point 26%
St Jude ICD implanted 6/2008 Device changed 6/2009
1 Shock (innappropriate), ICD reprogramed 6/2010
Lead revision 3/2011 due to fractured lead
53 shock storm 4/21/2011 (Inappropriate)
ICD turned off May 20111 through 8/16/2011
Lead revision 8/16/2011
VT episodes starting in August 2012
ICD Changeout 2/25/2013 St. Jude Inspire Assura
Too many meds to count
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Post by Mary Kay » December 28th, 2014, 2:10 am

Eric, so sorry to hear about your stroke and so glad you are able to talk to us. I learned about Helen from FB. I will be thinking of you both.
CHF, Cardiomyopathy and LBBB
EF 20%
St. Jude Bi Vent ICD CRT implanted September 9, 2011
7 shock storm inappropriate due to dislodged lead
damaged lead removed and replaced Sept 26, 2011
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Post by freckles1880 » December 28th, 2014, 9:51 am

Thanks for letting us know how you are doing Eric. I hope you will be able to at least keep up with us by reading what we are up to. With today's medical break troughs I am sure you will get better sooner rather than later.

Take care and heal :hugg:
Bob

Medtronic-Visia AF implanted 7-8-2016 stayed with the with 6947 Sprint Quattro Secure lead. Original ICD implant 2-4-2009. ICD turned off 10-6-17 as stage 4 lung cancer taking over.
Major heart attack, carcinogenic shock and quad bypass 10-13-08 post myocardial infarction, old inferior MI complicated by shock and CHF, combined, Atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic Aneurysm, Seroma 7 cm, left leg. Stent in the left main vein 10-7-2014

My "Wardens" are my bride of 54+ years and my daughters.

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Post by Colin Pearson » December 28th, 2014, 4:08 pm

Really sorry to have read this news.

Get well soon both of you.

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Post by wen » December 28th, 2014, 5:06 pm

Oh my goodness! Not good Christmas news!
My thoughts and prayers will be with both Helen and Eric. Rest and Recover!!!!

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Post by ROBO Pop » December 28th, 2014, 8:22 pm

Eric/ Helen,
What are the two of you trying to do scare the beejesus out of us. Get better, and that's an order.

Ps what is this FB crap , too good to hang with us low tech sorts?
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Post by Ozchrissy » December 28th, 2014, 8:45 pm

No it is the opposite, we are the elite, we share on facebook for our non bionic friends to see, and spill our guts on here.
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” Carl Jung

Diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 10/99
LBBB & VT diagnosed Feb 06
Guidant Biventricular Pacer ICD inserted Feb 06: Boston Scientific Incepta CRT-D inserted May, 2012
Oesophageal Cancer, 2012, Gall Bladder & Septicemia 2014 resulting in VFib and severe heart damage
Bare Metal Stent May, 2012 Mitral Valve replaced 2015
Meds: Entresto, Bicard, Coralan, Eurtorxsiq, Frusehexl, Spiractin, Sigmaxin, Creon, Warfarin,
Appropriate Shocks for Ventricular VFib.

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Post by Mary Kay » December 28th, 2014, 9:49 pm

Where's that "like" button,Chrissy?
CHF, Cardiomyopathy and LBBB
EF 20%
St. Jude Bi Vent ICD CRT implanted September 9, 2011
7 shock storm inappropriate due to dislodged lead
damaged lead removed and replaced Sept 26, 2011
EF improved to 50% in December 2012
Carvedilol 12.5 mg 2x
Ramipril 5 mg 2x

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Post by InSync » December 28th, 2014, 10:02 pm

Oh no! Glad to see that you're on the mend, Eric. I hope Helen is, as well.

Best wishes to both of you!
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Post by Eric » December 29th, 2014, 10:36 am

ROBO Pop wrote:Eric/ Helen,
What are the two of you trying to do scare the beejesus out of us. Get better, and that's an order.

Ps what is this FB crap , too good to hang with us low tech sorts?

lmao4dx lmao4dx lmao4dx

Glad things haven't changed around here. :)

Funny thing is, that is about the first thing I have posted on FB in quite some time. Only reason I did was because my wife uses it all the time and my whole family knew I was in the hospital, so I felt I needed to post an update and let them know I hadn't kicked the bucket yet, that they could recall the lawyers and the attorneys as I wasn't giving up my fortune just yet!

(that was really a joke :shock: smilebounce dancee dancee )

I actually had gotten away from using computers for the most part except for work.
Trying to unplug some and not finding it successful.. :)
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Idiopathic CHF/ EF currently @ 53%, Low point 26%
St Jude ICD implanted 6/2008 Device changed 6/2009
1 Shock (innappropriate), ICD reprogramed 6/2010
Lead revision 3/2011 due to fractured lead
53 shock storm 4/21/2011 (Inappropriate)
ICD turned off May 20111 through 8/16/2011
Lead revision 8/16/2011
VT episodes starting in August 2012
ICD Changeout 2/25/2013 St. Jude Inspire Assura
Too many meds to count
Life is too short, live in the moment and make the best of it :)
Intro is here:http://www.icdsupportgroup.org/board/vi ... 271#p75271

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