not the big one

not the big one

PostBy: scrapper_23jr On: Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:23 pm

still vertical and breathing,just to stop the rumors and fill you in they think i could have had a minor heart attack but not sure, possible blockage or a torn muscle at the heart. find out more next week feeling pretty good right now, must have been that good hospital food or it could have been that cold one that someone snuck in the hospital for me, got to take it easy for a while but should be back in action shortly if all goes well. scrapper.
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:27 pm

I did not know there was a Rumor started :lol: see ya later
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: Lumberjack On: Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:36 pm

I guess Lizabeth is still gonna have to wait for you....
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: Matthaus On: Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:57 pm

Man you must be behavin yourself Scrapper! Two posts in one night, obviously you are following doctors orders (and who ever said you can't go the the bar when your under doctors orders?!). :lol:
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:27 am

[quote="scrapper_23jr"]still vertical and breathing,just to stop the rumors and fill you in they think i could have had a minor heart attack but not sure, possible blockage or a torn muscle at the heart. find out more next week feeling pretty good right now,


Glad to hear you're ok. I have a heart condition called Atrial Fibrillation that requires me to be on blood thinner (Coumadin) for life. What were your symptoms?
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:32 am

Glad to see you came down for breakfast! Also glad it didn't do bad damgage.

Devil.... I have a buddy that was on Cumadin for 3 or 4 years because of atrial fib. He went to Boston (twice) and had a procedure...oh, man, what's it called.... Ahhhhh.... Ablasion? Ablation? Anyway, they go through a vein in your leg and some how detect certain nerves and they burn those nerves dead. Problem cured! He's been off Cumadin for a couple years now and is 100%.
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:38 am

Freddy wrote:Devil.... I have a buddy that was on Cumadin for 3 or 4 years because of atrial fib. He went to Boston (twice) and had a procedure...oh, man, what's it called.... Ahhhhh.... Ablasion? Ablation? Anyway, they go through a vein in your leg and some how detect certain nerves and they burn those nerves dead. Problem cured! He's been off Cumadin for a couple years now and is 100%.



Thanks Freddy. I haven't gotten that far with my Cardiologist yet as he wants to try to fix the problem the easiest & safest way, if possible, through medication before any surgical procedures. I have read about the procedure you mentioned above but I think it carries some risks that may not be advisable until we have exhausted the safer methods first. Thanks for the info though!
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: billw On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:41 am

Glad to hear everything is OK.
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: coalshop On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:51 am

Hope you are back on your feet soon. shake it easy. ;)
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: beemerboy On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:35 am

Devil5052 wrote:
Freddy wrote:Devil.... I have a buddy that was on Cumadin for 3 or 4 years because of atrial fib. He went to Boston (twice) and had a procedure...oh, man, what's it called.... Ahhhhh.... Ablasion? Ablation? Anyway, they go through a vein in your leg and some how detect certain nerves and they burn those nerves dead. Problem cured! He's been off Cumadin for a couple years now and is 100%.



Thanks Freddy. I haven't gotten that far with my Cardiologist yet as he wants to try to fix the problem the easiest & safest way, if possible, through medication before any surgical procedures. I have read about the procedure you mentioned above but I think it carries some risks that may not be advisable until we have exhausted the safer methods first. Thanks for the info though!


I also have been dealing with atrial fibrillation for almost as long as I can remember, taking more meds than I can count. Three years ago I had a defibrillator implanted and last year I had the catheter ablation done and that allowed me to reduce a couple of my meds and eliminate one. It's a simple procedure, although for me it was a one day thing (in at 8:30am and out by 2:30 in the afternoon, someone else may take a couple days in the hospital. I feel good and hopefully I'll have no more shocks from "Sparky". I wish I could have done it sooner.
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:44 am

beemerboy wrote:Three years ago I had a defibrillator implanted and last year I had the catheter ablation done and that allowed me to reduce a couple of my meds. It's a simple procedure, although for me it was a one day thing (in at 8:30am and out by 2:30 in the afternoon, someone else may take a couple days in the hospital. I feel good and hopefully I'll have no more shocks from "Sparky".



Very interesting Beemer....Did you have Afib? I spoke with my cardiologist about having a defibrillator implanted (if nothing else works) & he discouraged that idea making it sound like the shocks were painful & not worth it. How do you feel about that? I'll mention the catheter ablation idea when I see him Monday. Thanks


Edit: Sorry....Missed the first sentence of your post about Afib
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: beatle78 On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:57 am

glad to hear you're OK!! rest up, it's the offseason right now :)
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: beemerboy On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:04 am

PostBy: Devil5052 On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:44 am

beemerboy wrote:Three years ago I had a defibrillator implanted and last year I had the catheter ablation done and that allowed me to reduce a couple of my meds. It's a simple procedure, although for me it was a one day thing (in at 8:30am and out by 2:30 in the afternoon, someone else may take a couple days in the hospital. I feel good and hopefully I'll have no more shocks from "Sparky".




Very interesting Beemer....Did you have Afib? I spoke with my cardiologist about having a defibrillator implanted (if nothing else works) & he discouraged that idea making it sound like the shocks were painful & not worth it. How do you feel about that? I'll mention the catheter ablation idea when I see him Monday. Thanks

Devil5052: Yes, I have been dealing with afib and tachycardia for over 30 years. The defib shocks do hurt but the alternative, to me, was unacceptable. The defib "fired" 3 times about two minutes apart.

Before I went to St Elizabeth's in Brighton, Mass to have Sparky put in I called Medtronic directly and spoke to the head engineer with some question that I had about electrical interference. I talked to him for about an hour, very interesting. I went in and they did an electrophisiology study and then they implanted the defibrillator. I was home in a couple of days. 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.
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:20 pm

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?)
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Re: not the big one

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:58 pm

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