Another Shock

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Another Shock

Post by Leedur » September 18th, 2018, 8:52 pm

Driving this morning and experienced a near faint sensation. Only lasted a few seconds but kind of felt unwell afterwards. About 2 hours later, decided to do some lawn work with gas powered weed trimmer. Without warning I received my 2nd shock. The first one was over 3 years ago. A friend was there and asked why I threw the trimmer to the ground.

Unlike the previous shock (Therapy) I didn't get the 2 second warning this time. Decided to take a break then returned to finish. Good thing was the "unwell feeling" I was experiencing was gone. Think it may have been some bad arrhythmia and the shock corrected. Contacted Cardiologist office and used home monitor to send report. Have not heard back. At least I know my ICD is functioning.

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Re: Another Shock

Post by DebW » September 18th, 2018, 9:19 pm

I am sorry to hear about your shock, but happy to hear it saved your life Leedur!!
:big-hug: :big-hug: :big-hug:

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Re: Another Shock

Post by Ozchrissy » September 18th, 2018, 10:49 pm

WOW, Congratulations. dancehearts

BUT, I think that going back to finish your yard work was a bit like showing off. wavhi :big-hug:

I tend to look at shocks the same way, but being a gentle fragile member of the fairer sex I will at list give the activities a miss for at least the day it happened. Talk about getting back on the horse.

Love you Leedur, but you don't have to prove anything, and I am sure you friend would have liked a cup of coffee and a chat after that experience.
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” Carl Jung

Diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 10/99
LBBB & VT diagnosed Feb 06
Guidant Biventricular Pacer ICD inserted Feb 06: Boston Scientific Incepta CRT-D inserted May, 2012
Oesophageal Cancer, 2012, Gall Bladder & Septicemia 2014 resulting in VFib and severe heart damage
Bare Metal Stent May, 2012 Mitral Valve replaced 2015
Meds: Entresto, Bicard, Coralan, Eurtorxsiq, Frusehexl, Spiractin, Sigmaxin, Creon, Warfarin,
Appropriate Shocks for Ventricular VFib.

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Re: Another Shock

Post by Leedur » September 19th, 2018, 6:15 am

Chrissy. I felt so much better after the shock and there was very little to finish, so I did. Was at a friends house and had traveled there to help. I live a very busy life and still work 5 days a week. Not getting things done seems to bring more stress. Love you too.

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Re: Another Shock

Post by garya » September 19th, 2018, 8:04 am

You handled the shock well. When I've had a shock it always rattled me and only got better after a Xanax or two. I have read of others on here who have been shocked while driving and just continued on their way. The ICD is there to shock so what's the great surprise when the $30,000 device suddenly does what it was put in to do.

As for feeling better afterwards, most people overlook the ICDs actual name is Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (not cardiac). Figure you got a free bonus cardioversion.

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Re: Another Shock

Post by Leedur » September 19th, 2018, 6:22 pm

@ garya:

As for Cardioversion, I've had 2 since November due to A-fib (3 now with yesterday's event). Since it didn't involve the hours I spent in a hospital bed for both prior procedures, no warning, etc., it might be preferable. Also, my only other shock was while driving and what sent me searching for this forum 3 years ago.

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Re: Another Shock

Post by ROBO Pop » September 20th, 2018, 9:59 am

Leedur wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 6:15 am
Chrissy. I felt so much better after the shock and there was very little to finish, so I did. Was at a friends house and had traveled there to help. I live a very busy life and still work 5 days a week. Not getting things done seems to bring more stress. Love you too.
I'm delighted to hear you survived another brush with death and immediately shook it off and bounced back to finish the yard work. I'm sure a lot of members here are lining up for you to trim their weeds.


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September 18th, 2018, 10:49 pm
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being a gentle fragile member of the fairer sex ...
lmao4dx good one
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Re: Another Shock

Post by Ozchrissy » September 20th, 2018, 8:03 pm

Of course I am Robbo.
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” Carl Jung

Diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 10/99
LBBB & VT diagnosed Feb 06
Guidant Biventricular Pacer ICD inserted Feb 06: Boston Scientific Incepta CRT-D inserted May, 2012
Oesophageal Cancer, 2012, Gall Bladder & Septicemia 2014 resulting in VFib and severe heart damage
Bare Metal Stent May, 2012 Mitral Valve replaced 2015
Meds: Entresto, Bicard, Coralan, Eurtorxsiq, Frusehexl, Spiractin, Sigmaxin, Creon, Warfarin,
Appropriate Shocks for Ventricular VFib.

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Re: Another Shock

Post by Leedur » September 20th, 2018, 9:25 pm

Robo: Seems like I recall one of your older posts "One shock.....no big deal". That's the attitude I took. Know you would not give bad advice especially since I don't own any golf clubs.

Have trimmer......will travel. For the right price.

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Re: Another Shock

Post by mykidsmom » September 23rd, 2018, 12:29 am

I was going to say how sorry i am that this happened to you Leedur..until i got to the end of all this and realized your in fact quiet happy and seem to be having fun.....just take it easy....of course if you have some extra get up and go you could come here and sweep the gravel off my driveway...(long involved story which i wont tell for fear of annoying whats his name with the helmet.)
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Re: Another Shock

Post by Leedur » September 23rd, 2018, 6:59 am

@MKM

Don't think it would help or make any difference as to how I viewed the shock. Yes it did make me feel better and doctors office confirmed appropriate shock. It's such a sudden event, over before you realize what happened and no lingering pain.

As for the gravel on your driveway, I own several modern gas and battery powered tools. Unless the gravel is quite large, seems like a blower might do the trick. Be sure to wear eye protection or better yet a Robo helmet might be safer.

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Re: Another Shock

Post by Ozchrissy » September 23rd, 2018, 8:05 pm

I love our attitude on here and it really gives me a lift with threads like this one.

I was watching one of our morning talk shows today and they had a guest on who has just written a book entitled "Back from the Dead" or similar, but he is in his 50's and has possibly lived off his story for the past 40 years, about how as a 12 year old he had a cardiac arrest and survived. The oohs and aahs from the panel and how he must be so wise now as a result of his experience, were to tell you the truth really annoying to me. He made out that his physical experience and what he saw and experienced, which was nothing by the way, except as he put it, coming back, was the overall experience. He did however state that he did get that peaceful feeling.

It is only after watching this that I realized what an elite group we are on here. Just this thread, where one of our own describes having an SCA and just getting on with it after. We all commented with positive responses, and many of us applauded him for his response. None of us said he was a super hero, or a special person as a result of his experience.

Imagine how the rest of the population would react if they heard about our experiences, how we become so used to facing death and coming back. I hope you all understand what I am trying to say, I just feel privileged to be a part of this group of friends who have had such life changing experiences, but to us now it is almost a normal every day thing. Most of the population of the world would never be able to understand where we are coming from, but we know, and are able to care and support but much more, understand where each of us are coming from.

WAFFLE OVER, but it did hit home watching this man talk.
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” Carl Jung

Diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 10/99
LBBB & VT diagnosed Feb 06
Guidant Biventricular Pacer ICD inserted Feb 06: Boston Scientific Incepta CRT-D inserted May, 2012
Oesophageal Cancer, 2012, Gall Bladder & Septicemia 2014 resulting in VFib and severe heart damage
Bare Metal Stent May, 2012 Mitral Valve replaced 2015
Meds: Entresto, Bicard, Coralan, Eurtorxsiq, Frusehexl, Spiractin, Sigmaxin, Creon, Warfarin,
Appropriate Shocks for Ventricular VFib.

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Re: Another Shock

Post by mykidsmom » September 24th, 2018, 7:38 am

well ive been hearing about this man thro some friends...hes talked about in whispers and applauded as a hero because of his horrific experience and major health issues...his family fancy dance around him to make sure he doesnt get even a tiny bit of stress....and hes like a small kid being spoilt..what he wants.he gets......imagine my dismay to discover hed had a low grade fecking heart attack.. a 2 on the scale of 10 and hes on beta blockers ffs...a low dose.....NOT cardiac arrest like hes been telling people...I wanted to kick him in the lower part of his body seriously...talk about man flu...I think if he had one day of having real issues and a real cardiac arrest hed sign himself into hospital immediately and never set foot on the floor again..Honestly guys....youve no idea how brave you really are...or stupid..im not sure lol...we could gander a while lot more sympathy if we practiced whining more..the leedurs of our world are the real heros..

Your right by the way about the gravel leedur.....when things easy down here a bit and i can write the story without laughing i'll tell you about the driveway...im so happy my mother didnt raise and eejit lol..and willie has no idea how grateful he should be he married such a smart woman hahaha..we got caught up in this major driveway scam and almost lost $4000 in the process..thank god i came home when i did lol..
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Re: Another Shock

Post by ROBO Pop » September 24th, 2018, 10:23 am

mykidsmom wrote:
September 24th, 2018, 7:38 am
we could gander a while lot more sympathy if we practiced whining more..the leedurs of our world are the real heros..
No question Leedur has a positive attitude toward it all. We all know people who whimper and whine about every minor issue. My daughter calls them attention whores. My Cardiologist shared how patients with very minor heart issues constantly whine and call him in a panic taking all of his time, while those who're in a bad way and really could use medical help never complain or bother him. Just the way it is I guess.
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Re: Another Shock

Post by mykidsmom » September 25th, 2018, 12:01 pm

Your daughter is totally right.....attention whores..thats a good description
I think.....Therefore I am.!!!!!

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