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by Jim and Sparky
June 10th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Returning to work after ICD implantation
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: Returning to work after ICD implantation

Hey John, First thing I’d say is that everybody’s situation is different. For me the actual implantation of the device was almost the least of my worries. It took a few days for the ICD incision to get better. There is also a few weeks where they tell you to be careful about raising your arm near th...
by Jim and Sparky
April 30th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Our friend Chrissie....
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: Our friend Chrissie....

I'll always remember Chrissie as being the kind of person who was a friend to everyone she knew. Her wisdom and courage were an inspiration to me and she was a gentle voice for calm at a time when I was very frightened. I'm a better person for having had the pleasure to know her.

Jim
by Jim and Sparky
March 30th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: BP Monitor recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: BP Monitor recommendation

I had an Omron for many years and replaced it about a year ago with a cheapo Walgreens monitor. The new one sounds like your WalMart edition, it works very well and quickly. I couldn't be happier with the change. No need to spend a bunch of money. Actually my old one used to give consistently high r...
by Jim and Sparky
March 5th, 2019, 11:24 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Lost my virginity to an ATP experience
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Lost my virginity to an ATP experience

Good to know you found your glass slippers before the midnight bell rang. Lets hope the loss of virginity doesn't lead to a sort of quasi cardiac nymphomania.
Good to hear from you and would like to hear more.
by Jim and Sparky
February 25th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: OT: Absolute obliteration of my deductible
Replies: 1
Views: 144

OT: Absolute obliteration of my deductible

Here’s some fun. I was working on my tax return the other day and noticed that my wife had kept all of the EOBs (Explanation of Benefits) from the insurance company last year. They show the charges and payments made by the insurance company. Included were the (now) mundane quarterly charges from my ...
by Jim and Sparky
February 14th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: birthdays....
Replies: 2
Views: 180

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 2019
Topic: OT: Today thoughts in the fast lane
Replies: 6
Views: 355

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 2019
Topic: OT-TEST DILEMMA
Replies: 9
Views: 423

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 2019
Topic: So....lets do this for the Newbys!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 737

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 2019
Topic: New News
Replies: 66
Views: 2536

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 2019
Topic: ID Bracelet / Necklace
Replies: 8
Views: 507

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 2019
Topic: This means nothing but just wanted to say....
Replies: 3
Views: 287

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 2019
Topic: OT: drug pricing alert
Replies: 12
Views: 1066

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 2019
Topic: o/t fluffy cats......
Replies: 13
Views: 2163

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 2019
Topic: So who is ordering the Apple Watch?
Replies: 51
Views: 3961

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 ...