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by TruckerRon
March 23rd, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Device replacement
Replies: 26
Views: 1026

Re: Device replacement

Did they knock you out? Seems if they are going to knock you out anyway, why not put the IV line in then. Can you tell I am not big on needles either probably because I have lousy veins and it takes multiple stabbings to get connected. Glad to hear things went well. NO! Will I be the first to beat ...
by TruckerRon
March 20th, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: In The News!
Topic: Medtronic Class I Recall
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Medtronic Class I Recall

My DTBA1D1 Viva XT CRT-D is on the list. Time to contact my EP's office for specific advice. mrag: Wipe that smile off your face! ROBO Pop: I do have two very old sets of inexpensive golf clubs. I doubt they're worth the drive up from AZ, and I'm too cheap to pay the shipping to send them to you pos...
by TruckerRon
March 15th, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: what a way to go...
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: what a way to go...

Using a defibrillator/pacemaker in a murder mystery isn't so far fetched as it may sound; after all in a novel or screenplay the idea merely has to sound plausible. But to do it in real life would require overcoming some technical hurdles, like discovering the details of the target's device so an ap...
by TruckerRon
March 12th, 2018, 9:50 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: O/T Stupid corny jokes for Freckles
Replies: 41
Views: 2405

Re: O/T Stupid corny jokes for Freckles

A man was riding his Harley along a California highway, when suddenly the sky cleared above his head and in a booming voice, the Lord said, ‘Because you have tried to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish.’ The biker pulled over and said, ‘Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can ride ov...
by TruckerRon
March 12th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Getting My First ICD
Replies: 46
Views: 1655

Re: Getting My First ICD

ROBO Pop wrote:
March 12th, 2018, 9:56 am
...I don't recall ever committing not to share my vasectomy story. Let's see a show of hands, how many of you would like to hear that one? I may even have a film somewhere around here... :lamo:
For most, if not all, of us, it's enough to know you won't be procreating.
:run:
by TruckerRon
March 11th, 2018, 8:59 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Device replacement
Replies: 26
Views: 1026

Re: Device replacement

I wish you well... and I'm a little jealous that your warning is so quiet. Mine sounded more like this little guy, which is why my tagline reads as it does:

by TruckerRon
March 11th, 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Getting My First ICD
Replies: 46
Views: 1655

Re: Getting My First ICD

Now for the emotional part... Waking up in a hospital to be told you've had a heart event isn't the best way to start a Monday. :-( To further learn that you need a device implanted to have any chance of a normal life after that is frightening! :cry: To discover that a semi-normal life is still poss...
by TruckerRon
March 11th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Getting My First ICD
Replies: 46
Views: 1655

Re: Getting My First ICD

I'm in the group that had no warning signs. When your heart has a bad rhythm developing over years and causes your heart to silently try to cope until it slips into fibrillation, you can go from full awareness to a full cardiac arrest with no pains or other signs that you're about to die. I had no i...
by TruckerRon
March 9th, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Latest interrogation
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Latest interrogation

...Love you big brother, and of course I often say the wrong thing through my fingers, but my brain knows what I mean. It is a wonder that others can't read my brain to know what I really meant to say. :big-hug: :big-hug: :big-hug: :big-hug: No worries, Chrissy. We don't need to read your brain. We...
by TruckerRon
March 7th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Latest interrogation
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Latest interrogation

...I may never be able to do the 3klm run, but hey, I got up the stairs, and as 4Everhopeful said, next time I will run up the stairs. dogkissessss dogkissessss My cardiologist said that if you're able to walk up 2 floors from your starting point, you're ready for love making. I, and my missus, are...
by TruckerRon
March 7th, 2018, 6:53 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Stop
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: Stop

Sometimes I wonder if Al's objection to CPR is that it saved certain people's lives? (It did mine.)
by TruckerRon
March 7th, 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: They Came from Outer Space!
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: They Came from Outer Space!

Well, there's a reason that I suggested merely avoiding unnecessary air travel and getting too much sunlight. Anything beyond basic commonsense precautions is unwarranted until we know more. But if you have access to heavier shielding and want a unique home, why not? BTW, one of the problems with sp...
by TruckerRon
March 7th, 2018, 6:44 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Re: new subject
Replies: 52
Views: 2118

Re: new subject

When I was first diagnosed, my doc kept telling me you have a very sick heart... That's why doctors are still practicing medicine. They're still not ready for opening night with a paying audience! Seriously, doctors know far more today than they did just 10 years ago... and they still haven't figur...
by TruckerRon
March 7th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Re: new subject
Replies: 52
Views: 2118

Re: new subject

So I have been reading up on congestive heart failure and it say's the average life expectancy for someone with congestive heart failure is 5 yrs. please tell me this is not true. :-( That number is often bogus, depending on multiple factors, such as why one's heart is in CHF, not to mention one's ...
by TruckerRon
March 7th, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: They Came from Outer Space!
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: They Came from Outer Space!

OTOH, what if Robo's right about extraterrestrial threats?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/mor ... d0ff262942

Now that's the type of article deserving of tinfoil hats!