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by Jim and Sparky
November 28th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: This means nothing but just wanted to say....
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: This means nothing but just wanted to say....

Hi Stacey, I think we all cope in various ways. For me, anymore, I have to keep meticulous “ToDo” lists at the office to make sure I don’t forget something. My calendars are full of appointments but also many sorts of bs miscellaneous reminders. I didn’t use to be this way at all. I am also much fre...
by Jim and Sparky
November 18th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT: drug pricing alert
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: OT: drug pricing alert

I always thought drugs were overly expensive, but I had no idea until I was diagnosed with cancer. OMG! Thankfully after an insurance deductible, they get paid for. I now have 2 pre-existing conditions and hope to make it to Medicare in 3 years where that won’t matter anymore. But health care costs ...
by Jim and Sparky
October 23rd, 2018, 5:39 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: o/t fluffy cats......
Replies: 13
Views: 1772

Re: o/t fluffy cats......

This is Moe, our 20 lb tomcat. He’s a lover but also won’t take any guff from neighborhood varmints. He was in a little altercation last weekend, possibly with a raccoon. He took a little damage but is better today. Not particularly fluffy but a good boy.
by Jim and Sparky
September 15th, 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: So who is ordering the Apple Watch?
Replies: 51
Views: 2560

Re: So who is ordering the Apple Watch?

I’ve been wearing an Apple Series 1 watch ever since my daughter upgraded to a Series 3. I like it more than I thought I would. However I’m not jumping out to get the Series 4 just because of the price. FitBit, Garmin and others have some pretty nice watches with similar capabilities for a lot less ...
by Jim and Sparky
September 1st, 2018, 4:07 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Replacement ICD
Replies: 23
Views: 965

Re: Replacement ICD

Glad the procedure went well. Yeah, purple would be a bit obnoxious but hopefully only temporarily annoying. I recently was able to get a new “cellular” monitor and now save the cost of a landline which we hardly used. Hope the healing is quick
Jim
by Jim and Sparky
August 26th, 2018, 11:28 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: My Grumpy old woman side came out again
Replies: 14
Views: 505

Re: My Grumpy old woman side came out againre no

Chrissy, what a wonderful post. To me, essentially you are telling people to not give up and to resist the fear we all get. I have a couple of thoughts. First, I have always felt it was easy to assume the worst, or at least assume that prospects were worse than they actually turn out to be. I am now...
by Jim and Sparky
June 24th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: New Implant impending.
Replies: 26
Views: 1008

Re: New Implant impending.

Very very glad you are doing well. Sometimes the anticipation is worse than the actual procedure.

Take care !

Sparky (& Jim)
by Jim and Sparky
May 16th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Implant ICD ?
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Implant ICD ?

My opinion only, there's a lot of smart people on here, but... I've had my ICD for over 7 years now and it has done nothing except some pacing to 60 bpm at night. And I think most recipients are that way, no shocks or adverse events. Sure there are many who have experienced some real troubles with I...
by Jim and Sparky
April 17th, 2018, 4:22 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Update on our members
Replies: 38
Views: 1770

Re: Update on our members

Hi all and congrats to many of you for new grandkids and other significant life events. Just finishing up on a hectic work season for me and looking forward to a few days off. My heart is doing well, 7 yrs now on my ICD, possible replacement in 3 yrs. Have now done about 3 months of chemo for prosta...
by Jim and Sparky
February 1st, 2018, 5:42 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: What...
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: What...

Love It! Well Said!
by Jim and Sparky
January 22nd, 2018, 6:06 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: o/t Can we have a check in??
Replies: 37
Views: 3742

Re: o/t Can we have a check in??

Just realized my 7 year re-birthday is tomorrow. Yeah, I'm still around!
by Jim and Sparky
January 6th, 2018, 5:09 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Fair?
Replies: 26
Views: 1853

Re: Fair?

Been thinking about “fair” quite a bit lately. Wondering how fair it is to get cancer on top of my other maladies. How fair is it to incur many $ in out of pocket expenses not covered by insurance? Why are some of the treatments so barbaric? The questions can go on and on. Then I seem t remind mysel...
by Jim and Sparky
December 31st, 2017, 11:35 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Uninduced coma question
Replies: 13
Views: 2687

Re: Uninduced coma question

I’m going to offer a different opinion. I think that a significant portion of us who have had cardiac arrests actually go into a non-induced coma for awhile and then wake up at some point in time later. In my case when I had a cardiac arrest, I almost immediately went into a coma. I remember nothing...
by Jim and Sparky
December 11th, 2017, 11:45 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: o/t wheres Jim & sparkey
Replies: 12
Views: 2375

Re: o/t wheres Jim & sparkey

Mrag, I had a previous biopsy done 5 years ago. My PSA number was about 14 then. Supposed normal range is 0-4 for the PSA test. After nothing was found we quit testing, maybe not the wisest decision, but also knew that the PSA test was not always a reliable indicator of cancer. Went ahead and did an...
by Jim and Sparky
December 10th, 2017, 9:02 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Good News/Bad News
Replies: 18
Views: 3492

Re: Good News/Bad News

Hey Chrissy! Seems like good and bad have a way of finding each other. I do know you’re one of the strongest people I know. Not much to say other than “Hang in There!”
Take Care Babe!