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by Jim and Sparky
February 14th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: birthdays....
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: birthdays....

Well, I had my 8th re-birthday recently.
Does that count?
by Jim and Sparky
February 2nd, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT: Today thoughts in the fast lane
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: OT: Today thoughts in the fast lane

Nice words! I can relate!
Reminds me of a quote I ran across that I saved,

Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body,
But rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting
“Holy S*#t....What a ride”!
by Jim and Sparky
January 28th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT-TEST DILEMMA
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: OT-TEST DILEMMA

Tough question but I think I agree with Helen. A decision like that may actually be in my future. It may be 1-2 years from now or it may be 10 years from now for me. My cancer will eventually metastasize somewhere in my body, just not sure how soon or where. The likely areas are bone and lymphatic s...
by Jim and Sparky
January 23rd, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: So....lets do this for the Newbys!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 369

Re: So....lets do this for the Newbys!!!

Great Idea, I was not in very good condition for about a month in 2011. I had a MI (with a new stent) and about 2 weeks later I had 2 SCAs about 24 hours apart. Sparky came to be a part of my life after that, now 8 years ago. Since then almost nothing has happened. I have slowly gotten better and be...
by Jim and Sparky
January 13th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: New News
Replies: 44
Views: 1014

Re: New News

Chrissy, Been away for a bit and saw this and really didn’t know how to respond. Just know I have the utmost admiration for your courage and ability to keep going with a positive outlook in spite of some of the issues you have been through. Not sure what else to say other than you have all my suppor...
by Jim and Sparky
December 18th, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: ID Bracelet / Necklace
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: ID Bracelet / Necklace

I wore a necklace with a dog-tag for about 4 years. I'm not sure they are totally necessary but I felt more comfortable with it. After my condition improved I decided that it wasn't as important and I quit wearing it.

Jim
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: 209

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: 848

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: 1983

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: 3301

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: 1283

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: 667

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: 1119

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: 608

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: 1924

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...