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Posts from Jan. 1, 2018 to the present. Plus important announcements. (ICD warning sounds)

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Post by Tuckerc1 » June 21st, 2018, 12:25 pm

Hello All. My ICD was implanted a little less than 2 weeks ago due to a sudden episode of Vfib. I'm 46 years old and had a mitral valve replacement in 2017 due to rheumatic disease. The whole situation is very scary and I'm not sure what to do or expect. The doctors said that I could go about my normal activities as I felt comfortable but none of this seems normal to me. I have a constant, still painful, reminder that I'm not really ok. I was hesitant to even look for a support group as I am a very private person. I'm going to try it anyway :). Thanks for having me.

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Post by folkfanrich » July 9th, 2018, 3:52 pm

Hi, all,

I'm new to the ICD world having had my first overnight hospital stay in my 67 years. With all the new lifestyle changes needed, and knowing how well we humans handle change, I thought some support might be helpful. So, then I encountered this forum using Google.

I had a three-minute bout of syncope 2 weeks ago at breakfast, surrounded by my wife and three good friends who had stayed over following our 7th annual solstice goin up the country lake jam session here in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. I felt a bit funny, blinked and then the folks sitting across from me had disappeared - they were holding me up in the chair asking if I was okay. Long story short, I left the hospital an hour and a half away five days later knowing my arteries were clear, my EF was 30% and with a new Medtronics ICD.

My wife snapped this photo the day I got home. Moxie the tortie kitty and me.
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Looking forward to participating in this forum and learning much from all of you. Feeling like I had a serious wake-up call, grateful for a new lease on life, believing the Holy Spirit has more work for me, and maybe she likes what I've been doing so far.
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Post by Sagslim59 » September 30th, 2018, 5:34 pm

Hello from Michigan
I received my ICD in January of this year.
I’ve known of my Afib for several years, but apparently did not take seriously. Well, on January 7th I had a SCA at our church service and fractured my skull in the episode.
The next 12 days many tests were done and an ablation performed.
Well, up until two Fridays ago all was well
That morning at 8 I received my first ever jolt from device and 10 minutes later a really big Zap. I never went unconscious but was advised to visit the ER and was released on Saturday
I’m hoping joining this group will help me move forward with not feeling to anxious about the future
I’ve attached a couple of pics of my wife and two grandsons..
Next to my faith in Jesus, they are my reason to stay healthy and on earth for as long as I’m called to.
I must add that I work from home 75% of time...my arrest has a 85% mortality rate...I am so grateful for this divine serendipity
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Post by sumlady » October 21st, 2018, 2:33 pm

I'm Anne and my husband Don received his new ICD in early September. We both have many concerns and would love to connect with others that have had theirs for a longer period of time. We are used to traveling, by car, plane and cruise ship but are now concerned about cruise ship travel out of the county. We are contemplating a cruise to Iceland but both of us are not sure this is safe. Anyone with travel experiences would be appreciated.

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Post by kcu11en » November 4th, 2018, 6:39 am

Thank you for adding me.
I have congestive heart failure and just had an ICD in plant about a week now.
Still very swollen and sore.
Hoping that I don't get shocked right away.
A little nervous about that.
I'm happy you have this group.
I'm sure I will have lots of questions.

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