not the big one

Re: not the big one

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:22 pm

Freddy wrote:There is some risk having an ablasion done. Everyone's case is different, talk it over with your doctor.


Will do of course...Just trying to get as much input as I can, but thanks for the advice.
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: beemerboy On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:56 pm

Devil5052 wrote:
beemerboy wrote:After my defib fired, St.E's got me in three days later and did the ablation procedure and, like I said earlier, it was in and out in a short time. I can't say enough good about St. Elizabeth's Hospital.



Wow....I know St. E's well!! (when I was in college I taught driving part-time for Garber's Auto School & used to goto the Brighton RMV all the time! (right around the corner from St. E's)
Not sure if I understood you though.....You only had the defib in for a very short time before you had the ablation done? (so would you recommend against the defib install?)


I had the defib for about a year and a half before it fired. My meds were changed about three months before it went off. It hurt but not so bad that I am afraid of it. No, I would not recommend against having one put in if that's what your doctor suggests, it saved my life and they're proven technology. By the same token, if your doctor suggests the ablation procedure I wouldn't be afraid of it, also proven technology. Yes there are risks but, so is finding the correct medication. In 30 years or so I've been to the hospital with tachycardia and afib maybe a dozen times even with meds. Not fun laying on the gurney in the emergency room for 9 or 10 hours with alarms going off constantly. I look at the defib followed by the ablation along with the medications I take as sort of a belt/suspenders/garters approach. I researched and thought about the defibrillator for over a year before I decided to have it implanted and I'm glad I did. And when the opportunity came up for the ablation procedure I'm glad I did that too. What works for me may or may not work for you. Only your doctor can tell you..
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:07 am

beemerboy wrote:No, I would not recommend against having one put in if that's what your doctor suggests, it saved my life and they're proven technology.



Actually, my doc recommended against putting one in due to the pain. I see him this Monday to see if the new meds he has me on (Rythmol) has gotten me out of Afib. (don't think so :( ) If not, he'll try one more cardioversion to see if the meds will keep me in regular rythmn.
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: beemerboy On: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:06 am

Devil5052 said:

Actually, my doc recommended against putting one in due to the pain. I see him this Monday to see if the new meds he has me on (Rythmol) has gotten me out of Afib. (don't think so :( ) If not, he'll try one more cardioversion to see if the meds will keep me in regular rythmn.

Actually as far as the pain is concerned, when it fired it wasn't like it hurt like hell, it was more like between darn and heck (on a scale of 1-10 I'd give it about a 6). Ya, you knew it fired but it didn't knock me down or anything and once it was over, I felt pretty good.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to talk you into getting a defib, I just don't think you should be afraid of getting one if you need it.

Good luck with the meds. I hope that they do work because that increases your options in the future.
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:47 pm

Just came back from seeing the doc & I'm back in normal rhythm due to the new meds he put me on. :D

(Bench pressing my Harman TLC as I type!)
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:54 pm

My mother-in-law, bless her cantankerous soul, had atrial fibrillation for several years in her late 70's. One day (well, every day) she had way too much to drink. But on that one day, she fell down wham! full force on her chest. It should have killed her, but instead it cured her atrial fib. Her doctor was pleased but said it is not the recommended treatment.
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:07 pm

rberq wrote:But on that one day, she fell down wham! full force on her chest. It should have killed her, but instead it cured her atrial fib.


Alright......I'm writing this down as I read here in case I revert back........Drink heavily & fall flat on your face.......I think I can handle that if the need ever arises again!...Thanks! :beer:
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