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Re: It's time...

Post by freckles1880 » June 23rd, 2016, 2:55 pm

ROBO; you are not suppose to have an issue with this newest one. Please tell us you are alright.

I am thinking of you today.

wavhi
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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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Re: It's time...

Post by ROBO Pop » June 23rd, 2016, 5:13 pm

Hopefully my SOB and exhaustion are due to PMT, pacemaker mediated tachycardia. Basically my device is causing the ventricles to go faster than appropriate. So hopefully that's adjusted.

As far as whether I have an infection that's still up in the air. He is concerned but cautiously optimistic. He cut the incision where it's looking like an infection resides and bled me. Sort of the old leeches and bleeding philosophy they used in the dark ages. So I have to keep an eye on it and call him Monday. Really getting old.

Getting difficult to keep smiling. My first and second devices were crammed in the left shoulder. My second was stuffed in the right shoulder. So if they do have to replace this device wonder where they'll stick it...ah well, at least I keep the medical community gainfully employed and off the streets. :sick032:
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Re: It's time...

Post by freckles1880 » June 23rd, 2016, 5:22 pm

At least they didn't give you those 2 pills that cures everything. You take one tonight and the other IF you wake up in the morning. nononono nononono

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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

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Re: It's time...

Post by mcmoyer » June 23rd, 2016, 6:42 pm

I'm so very sorry, I know infection was my biggest fear since my divot...best not to think where they would put it next (;
Maureen

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Re: It's time...

Post by Ozchrissy » June 23rd, 2016, 6:54 pm

tanty tanty tanty tanty tanty tanty tanty tanty tanty tanty tanty tanty tanty tanty tanty

Luckily this is not vision enabled or voice enabled. I really did have a tanty and the cats ran as a result of the language coming out of my mouth. WHAT WERE YOU IN A PREVIOUS LIFE, you must have been pretty bad to be getting all this shit thrown at you in this one.

Oh I suppose he sent you home with a bandage on where he cut you and said be careful. Did he even think of pre-emptive anti biotics, does he care. As for the wrong programming of your device, I honestly believe we should be able to sue these incompetent assholes when they do not do it right. It is not as though these devices are NEW they have had years of practice in getting the parameters etc. I have NEVER had any issues with the programming of my device, why is it so common in other places. What do these guys learn and as it appears that it happens a lot, why not check it in a week after insertion to make sure it is programmed properly. For goodness sake they can do it with computers, and other toys that are not necessary for life, why can't they perfect this life saver that is in your bloody heart. This is not good enough Robo, I am so angry that you are getting the mess around still.

Please take care my friend, and hopefully by Monday he will have his results on your culture, which is what he bled you for I hope, to take tests to work out what is going on. When I was in Hospital with my appendix, to start with they had me on 3 different intravenous anti-biotics as a precaution. So don't give me that crap about getting the right anti-biotic to fit the bug. Just medi speak to cover their asses.

Sorry about the language, but I am not in the mood to speak nice, or even to control my venting. I am so worried that you will get another infection and head down the same road as previously. What are they doing??????? I know I keep referring to myself, but CHIT I have been cut open heaps of times in the last few years and beside the septicemia, which was not an infection due to a wound, I have had no sign of infection. Why oh why does this happen. Are these morons using dirty scalpels.

Anyway, am thinking of you my dear friend, and hopefully this all settles down in the next few days. I am just so angry that this is happening to you.
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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
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Re: It's time...

Post by notvaporlocked » June 23rd, 2016, 7:41 pm

ROBO

Don't know what to say my friend other than Sandy and I are thinking of you. What a bummer. We are anxiously waiting to hear you are back to speed.

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Re: It's time...

Post by slk123 » June 23rd, 2016, 9:24 pm

Please let us know what the doctor says. Hopefully the bleeding let all the bad bacteria and stuff out and you're healing up nicely. dogkissessss
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Re: It's time...

Post by 4EverHopeful » June 24th, 2016, 8:40 pm

ROBO I'm so sorry you are having this battle over and over again. I pray that it's not infected and if so, it clears up quickly! Please stay strong dancehearts
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Re: It's time...

Post by Chrisg » June 25th, 2016, 5:44 am

Robo you look like you been through Hell.
But in hindsite I also looked like a "Battle Field " after my last hospital stay and that was in 2011.

TG all is behaving.

Robo you're a "Crafty Old Boyo" and I don't think you'd be one for taken a preverbal bit out of a "Brick Wall" .

In other words I sure you will always make the correct decision.

Hope all improves and you're back on the golf course soon.

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Re: It's time...

Post by mykidsmom » June 25th, 2016, 9:34 am

awww for god sakes....im so upset for you....i know how frustrating, annoying and scary this is......but didnt the ET send you to a tropical disease specialist??? when i had my infection, from June to december a couple of years back and after a while the antibiotics plus surgery to remove infected tissue didnt seem to work i got sent to this guy, the tropical disease specialist, and i go to willie for god sakes why am i seeing him....i dont have swamp fever...anyways he did take cultures etc etc...but he prescribed me three different strong antibiotics i had to take for 2 weeks..and after that another course of antibiotics till i got the all clear on the infection.....plus he gave me some special cleaning stuff for around the scar area...i was never to use soap.....and it all worked thank god..but even now to this day if i change the brand of shower soaps or shampoo even....my scar goes inflamed and will swell....

I really hope you get it all fixed up angel......its too much, too long ......and its about time you got a break..
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Re: It's time...

Post by SuzieQ » June 25th, 2016, 3:24 pm

The rest of our friends have said it all. But let me add hopes for better days ahead. You've earned them and more. It seems, though, every day I'm a little less impressed with the medical community as a whole, with a few wonderful exceptions.
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Re: It's time...

Post by Grammaram » June 25th, 2016, 6:19 pm

Hoping you are beginning to feel a little better now and that infection clears up. dancehearts

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Re: It's time...

Post by kiwiguy » June 25th, 2016, 6:43 pm

Chin up old man :wink:

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Re: It's time...

Post by TruckerRon » June 25th, 2016, 10:43 pm

I take a few days away from the board to babysit again... love the kids, hate what keeping up with them does to me, especially with our first 100+ F day of the year... and both my twin (hi Terry!) and ROBO are trying to get really sick and die on me?

Gentlemen, you've got to do better, lest mrag run roughshod over me unrestrained!
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Re: It's time...

Post by Ozchrissy » June 26th, 2016, 6:51 pm

OK Robo, I have left you alone for a few days now, how are you going, is there any sign of improvement. It is Monday over here so you must almost be ready to see the Doc. Please let us know how you are FEELING and how your medical stuff is going. Thinking of you.
“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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