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by Leedur
August 8th, 2018, 6:31 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Family pictures
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Family pictures

Robo....She looks like a sweet and harmless lady to me. Besides, I live in a nearby city. She must be friendly as you can tell by the smile on the face of her friend.
by Leedur
August 4th, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Family pictures
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Family pictures

Jefferson, Texas
by Leedur
August 3rd, 2018, 9:20 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Family pictures
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Family pictures

Wife & I.
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by Leedur
July 30th, 2018, 7:45 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: O/T: "Bleeding Edge" documentary on Netflix
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: O/T: "Bleeding Edge" documentary on Netflix

MKK

What about the life saving capability of the device? Myself and others are still here thanks to our ICD's.
by Leedur
July 25th, 2018, 9:46 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Cardiac Cachexia
Replies: 21
Views: 463

Re: Cardiac Cachexia

Back in the 70's-80's during 2 periods of being single, I did enjoy pot and unlike a previous president, I did inhale. Well remember the first time.... I was on the other side of town at a friends and when I left, it took me forever to get home....I thought. Could see the stop lights and seemed a lo...
by Leedur
July 19th, 2018, 6:26 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Cardioversion on Monday for AFib
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Cardioversion on Monday for AFib

Had Cardioversion in November that lasted about 30 days. Again in March, Cardioversion has been good for 4 months now. My only symptom was SOB especially when bending over or climbing stairs. Hope all goes well.
by Leedur
June 30th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT-WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP YOU SANE (Your hobby)
Replies: 37
Views: 922

Re: OT-WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP YOU SANE (Your hobby)

Very good Chrissy and Robo.
by Leedur
June 26th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Pre existing conditions and insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Pre existing conditions and insurance

Have some friends & family members that are younger and do not have employer coverage and simply cannot afford the premiums and high deductibles. Most living from paycheck to paycheck. Not saying there is any one solution to everyone's situation and believe it will always be a problem for many. Havi...
by Leedur
June 23rd, 2018, 6:02 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Kidney operation and icd
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Kidney operation and icd

Poppy question: Have either of you had your ICDs switched off for an operation ?

Mine was turned off twice in the past 18 months for knee replacement surgery. I requested they send an ICD technician and they did while I was in recovery. Wanted to verify it was functioning.
by Leedur
June 19th, 2018, 2:04 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Expecting shock in near future
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Expecting shock in near future

Kansas-Al: For past 4+ years, ICD has always been set to activate at 175 bpm I've been told. Only experienced one shock 3 years ago. Yes, drugs recently changed to Coreg and Entresto. Being that I almost fell out of my chair last week they decided it would be better to get shocked than have a bad la...
by Leedur
June 18th, 2018, 9:00 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Expecting shock in near future
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Expecting shock in near future

Cardiologist appt. today. Having some dizziness lately and thought I was going to pass out last week sitting at my desk....actually expected to get shocked but didn't. Interrogation revealed a 20 second event that self terminated. Before I left, they changed the setting to shock after 12 seconds. To...
by Leedur
June 14th, 2018, 10:55 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Pre existing conditions and insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Pre existing conditions and insurance

So much fake news these days. How can anyone know what is true.....will have to wait and see what develops. Guess the large savings in premiums didn't happen....hearing quiet the opposite....glad I am getting old.
by Leedur
June 14th, 2018, 10:46 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Back in the hospital
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Back in the hospital

Praying all goes well and you can get relief from all the recent bad experiences.
by Leedur
June 13th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT: Research on "Anonymous Online Board"
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: OT: Research on "Anonymous Online Board"

Unless I've missed it, haven't noticed many here giving a lot advice like you would expect from a doctor. Most have shared personal experiences which should help anyone with a new ICD. Medical professionals still control our device settings and write the prescriptions....not online groups. If a memb...
by Leedur
June 10th, 2018, 9:57 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: My SOB was cause by CHF
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: My SOB was cause by CHF

Leah....I was having SOB during nights when it would awaken me. Started taking 20 mg Lasix daily and haven't had any problem since.