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by Colin Pearson
55 minutes ago
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: So....lets do this for the Newbys!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 43

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

For those who are new; 1, Most people NEVER get shocked by their ICD. 2, Most people NEVER have another sudden cardiac arrest. 3, It is perfectly normal to be very upset, low, have self doubt and feel sorry for yourself. 4, Time is the best healer, things will get better, your mood will lift and lif...
by Colin Pearson
January 15th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: My Arrhythmia diary.
Replies: 123
Views: 52715

Re: My Arrhythmia diary.

Well, it has happened.

The Amiodarone is doing my thyroid in. Just got a call from my GP saying the bloods taken only yesterday are showing that i'm suffering hyperthyroidism. I've been summoned to the hospital for further tests later in the week.
by Colin Pearson
January 11th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: New News
Replies: 31
Views: 520

Re: New News

Chrissy,

:hugg:

You have helped me so much along the years.

And you will always be my internet Mum!
by Colin Pearson
January 9th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: any ideas?
Replies: 13
Views: 307

Re: any ideas?

Robo,

Have you banged your head again and had a funny turn?
by Colin Pearson
January 9th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Anxiety
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Anxiety

I am really anxious and depressed now. And I feel like after the icd implanted, the doctors have done everything they can and that's the end. I am always nervous to move around, or even move at all, afraid that the next episode can happen anytime. Everytime my heart skipped a beat or I feel somethi...
by Colin Pearson
January 4th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: My Arrhythmia diary.
Replies: 123
Views: 52715

Re: My Arrhythmia diary.

Another six months, another check. 7.5 years battery remaining No recorded events 0% pacing Lead integrity checks all good although I never get used to the feeling of them doing the check pacing off the lower lead! Good news all round. The ICD has been in 5.5 years now and has delivered five shocks....
by Colin Pearson
December 20th, 2018, 8:25 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: good thoughts..and best wishes for Chrissie..
Replies: 32
Views: 689

Re: good thoughts..and best wishes for Chrissie..

Ozchrissy wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 7:37 am
I am sure we have all done that with sausages at some time.
Saucy devil ! Devilflame

Glad you are ok and glad you are home. :big-hug:
by Colin Pearson
December 17th, 2018, 8:56 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Reaction to being shocked
Replies: 27
Views: 698

Re: Reaction to being shocked

^^^^listen to Leedur^^^^ If you have had heart issues and are recommended one then please get one. The alternative is not pleasant. Chances are it won't ever need to do anything as is the case for most people, but if it does, it will have saved your life. As for arc welding, I have! I've used a mig ...
by Colin Pearson
December 17th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: good thoughts..and best wishes for Chrissie..
Replies: 32
Views: 689

Re: good thoughts..and best wishes for Chrissie..

Chrissy,

Look on the bright side, having a feeding tube means you don't have to actually eat hospital food, which I'm sure is as horrible down under as it is here!

Get well soon !

Thinking of you.
Colin.
by Colin Pearson
December 17th, 2018, 8:22 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Reaction to being shocked
Replies: 27
Views: 698

Re: Reaction to being shocked

This is all very scary. I am scheduled to get an ICD on Thursday but I am having second thoughts. Sometimes being a bit blunt (in the nicest possible way) is needed. When I say down and out, I mean I wouldn't be here if the ICD hadn't done its thing. If it has been suggested that you should have an...
by Colin Pearson
December 16th, 2018, 8:32 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: If anyone is interested
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: If anyone is interested

Sign me up, I'd be happy help.

And not far from Hammersmith.
by Colin Pearson
December 16th, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Beginning an exercise program after getting an ICD
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Beginning an exercise program after getting an ICD

As has been mentioned endurance atheletes seem to be prone to A-FIB (atrial fibrillation) and other heart electrical issues. Having a feeling of regret and feeling sorry for yourself is perfectly normal and all part of the ICD expereience, at least initialy. I really didn't want mine and at first fe...
by Colin Pearson
December 10th, 2018, 7:34 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: I hate...
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Re: I hate...

The Jan sales will soon be here and the nights will start drawing out....
by Colin Pearson
December 10th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: good thoughts..and best wishes for Chrissie..
Replies: 32
Views: 689

Re: good thoughts..and best wishes for Chrissie..

Thinking of you Chrissy.

Get well and out of there soon. :big-hug: