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by luvmydogs
May 16th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Shocked, now have PTSD
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: Shocked, now have PTSD

Hi there. Welcome to our club. There are at least two of us on here that have heart issues now do to chemo. I too had a bone marrow transplant in 1993 which then caused congestive heart failure a couple years ago. I am sorry about the shock storm. I have not experienced any shocks as of this date. I...
by luvmydogs
April 18th, 2018, 8:14 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Zapped again... the sequel
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Re: Zapped again... the sequel

Codman, so sorry to hear about this happening in the grocery store. Those floors are not forgiving. And if your town is anything like my small town, everyone in the entire area would have heard about it happening within 15 minutes.

Hope your head is feeling better and you get things figured out.
by luvmydogs
March 27th, 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Welcome Shayanna (Shay)
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Welcome Shayanna (Shay)

Shay, I was on vacation last month when your first post came in and didn't see it til just now when I was reviewing the intro board. Regarding the bra issue, yes I too had lots of difficulty with this. I don't particularly like sports bras as they appear to flatten me out. So, for me what I found I ...
by luvmydogs
March 23rd, 2018, 8:37 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Reading Tea Leaves and other nonsense
Replies: 20
Views: 795

Re: Reading Tea Leaves and other nonsense

They seem to have all surgery patients do the night before and morning of scrub down now, no matter what type of surgery. My husband goes in for shoulder surgery for a massive rotator cuff tear next week and he has the same instructions. They are now realizing how many people get sick AT the hospital.
by luvmydogs
March 13th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Getting My First ICD
Replies: 50
Views: 2236

Re: Getting My First ICD

My take... emotionally it was hard for me in the beginning when they told me I'd need one. I had just been diagnosed with congestive heart failure and told that I would be on medication the rest of my life for the heart, would need a low-sodium diet and would need the ICD (CRT-D) to live a long life...
by luvmydogs
March 9th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Ladies please only!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: Ladies please only!!!!

Sorry, Leah, I'm of no help. Haven't had a period in 25 years- chemo left the ovaries shriveled up and they disappeared. So, I don't have to deal with those things. Sounds like you don't really know what the cause is though, right? I've had kidney stones and I don't think you could mistake that if t...
by luvmydogs
March 9th, 2018, 8:51 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Device replacement
Replies: 26
Views: 1166

Re: Device replacement

Melissa, I will be thinking of you and hoping for an easy replacement surgery. It's such a pain to change things up when everything is going so smoothly... BTW, how often does the unit beep at you? Since we both have Boston, I was curious. Can they shut the beeping off? That part would drive me insa...
by luvmydogs
February 8th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: So...
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: So...

I was beginning to wonder about her too. She wasn't doing well in her last posts. Hopefully, she'll see this and chime in or if anyone knows anything, please share.
by luvmydogs
February 8th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: O/T Stupid corny jokes for Freckles
Replies: 41
Views: 2612

Re: O/T Stupid corny jokes for Freckles

Loved it, Bob! Nice one!
by luvmydogs
February 5th, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: O/T Stupid corny jokes for Freckles
Replies: 41
Views: 2612

Re: O/T Stupid corny jokes for Freckles

Why couldn't the toilet paper cross the road??

Because it got stuck in a crack!
by luvmydogs
January 26th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: How do you find a good practice????
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: How do you find a good practice????

So glad you got a good one finally! I know this whole thing can get confusing at times and dealing with so many doctors. I finally had to ask which one was actually the quarterback calling the shots. Yes, you can absolutely retain water without it showing in your hands/arms/legs/ankles. I usually re...
by luvmydogs
January 25th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: First visit with St Jude
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: First visit with St Jude

Here is my input on interrogations, based on my limited experiences. I've had my ICD a little less than 2 years. It is called an interrogation which I think sounds way more daunting than it is. They put a little wand circular thing over your ICD and their machine reads the device somehow. They do so...
by luvmydogs
January 25th, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: It is all go at the moment
Replies: 27
Views: 1686

Re: It is all go at the moment

You've got this. Thinking of you.
by luvmydogs
January 22nd, 2018, 7:21 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: How do you find a good practice????
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: How do you find a good practice????

Stacy, I am in southwest Michigan and absolutely love where I go in Kalamazoo. It is standard practice where I go to not generally see the cardiologist either. I see his whole team and if he's needed, they'll get him. But I've never felt he was needed because they all seem so good. I see his nurse, ...
by luvmydogs
January 16th, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: O/T Stupid corny jokes for Freckles
Replies: 41
Views: 2612

Re: O/T Stupid corny jokes for Freckles

What did the red light say to the green light? Don't look I'm changing. What do you call a pig that does karate? A pork chop. What do ducks wear to weddings? Duxedos. Why should you not write with a dull pencil? It's pointless. What do you call a guy with a rubber toe? Roberto. Stolen from NFL bad j...