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    It seems we have had a few medical topics lately, sorry to add to it but I think this is important.
    I have passed out a couple of times in the last few years only for a few seconds, but went to the heart specialists any way. I have had total workups, pet scans, carotid artery ultra sound etc. Stress tests all was fine and the diagnosis has been "dehydration". Last year I had surgery that required cardiology clearance. Long story shortened earlier this year the Cardiologist group electronics guy suggested a Loop implant. basically a 24 hr a day for 3 years electrocardiogram. I had it done (10 min Procedure) Tuesday evening I got a bit dizzy on the couch. I have a small remote that puts a time stamp on the recording. Following morning the office called me in, It seems my heart stopped for a couple of seconds. So we now know why I have passed out in the past. I will be getting scheduled for a pacemaker. Whoopee another gadget.
    So bottom line if you have mystery light headedness or dizzy spells Ask the Doc about the Loop. Without it I would have ignored the dizzy moment.
    Rolf
    RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
    Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

  • #2
    Medical miracles. Glad you found the cause.
    Denny
    ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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    • #3
      That was happening to my sister in law, so she had a pacemaker put in and never had another issue, and that was 3 years ago. Good luck Roft, it is remarkable what they can do, RJ
      Life Begins @ 190 MPH

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      • #4
        Hi Rolf - I'm very sorry to hear that you have been having issues but very pleased that the doctor's have been able to diagnose your problem and will be able to come up with a solution to not only help to resolve your medical situation but also alleviate the worries your family and yourself must be having.

        I echo the comments of others. Medical science and treatments these days are truly amazing and you should be soon back to firing on all cylinders, nevertheless a tip from one who knows...

        Never admit that you are fully back in shape!
        Playing the sympathy card a little can sometimes work to your advantage!

        Best wishes pal and do keep us updated on your situation
        Jim in Mexico

        Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
        - Albert Einstein

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        • #5
          It is great to hear that they found the problem before it was too late.

          Stay healthy
          cwmagee
          aka Fibber
          Producer of fancy firewood​

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          • #6
            Rolf, best of luck to you. I'm sure everything will be fine...don't lift the new toy by yourself.

            GOD BLESS.


            Rick
            Rick
            Just because the circus left town, doesn't mean the Monkey's off your back

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            • #7
              Sounds like the doctors are on top of this and Pacers have come a long way.
              Jim
              When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
              Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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              • #8
                Thank goodness you have a doctor who didn't just blow you off. Wising you a long a happy life with your new device.
                Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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                • #9
                  Glad you caught it in time. My brother just had the batteries replaced in his pacemaker.
                  Betty

                  "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                  • #10
                    Rolf, Iโ€™m sorry you have the need, but so glad they have such devises to help track and discover such elusive issues and further devises to help fix the issue found. I know you and your family are glad to discover the cause and will rest easier once you have the pacemaker. Prayers said for you, your family and the medical staff for eventless procedure and quick recovery. On a side note - I got โ€œusโ€ our anniversary gift of the Nova Voyager last week. Our local Woodcraft store actually had one in stock. I believe he was quite happy for his gift, and not having to rack his brain on buying mine. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š We went out of town camping for a few days so he had to go pick it up earlier this week with his truck. Itโ€™s now together and has been used a couple times already since he had taken the week off work already. I hope you get yours soon if you havenโ€™t already so itโ€™s ready for your use when you are ready. Everywhere I looked online was back ordered and not expected until a couple months from now. It is heavy, so definitely make sure you get some help to set it up, even if you do have a hoist.
                    Melanie from East TN

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                    • #11
                      Thank you for all the well wishes!
                      Melanie mine is currently in NJ, Not sure when it will be delivered. I have to sign for it, so Murphys law says that it will be delivered on a day where I will have other commitments.
                      What are your initial impressions?
                      Rolf
                      RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                      Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                      Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                      • #12
                        That's how it always works isn't it - stay home waiting and waiting and then leave for a minute, go take a quick shower and they show up!
                        Initial impressions is that I think it is "big". ๐Ÿ˜‰ and heavy for sure. Good thing he is still in relatively good shape, with a little help from me - we were able to get it put together. Does require some muscle for sure to get the motor part on the metal pipe stand. I haven't really used it yet, he did show me the basics but I know he used it for a couple of things. I will give more insight when we have used it more. He has been building shutters for my daughter's house in Atlanta we are doing a remodel on this week since our return from our trip so I haven't been in the shop myself much. Waiting on the staining and finishing which means no sawdust stirred up. ๐Ÿ™‚
                        Melanie from East TN

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                        • #13
                          Rolf,

                          So glad they found an answer for what is going on. I'm hoping that this will take care of the situation.

                          On a side note I am still waiting to find out what is causing my seizures. Fortunately I don't pass out, but the results of all the shaking and blurring of the vision is getting real old. I start with a new Dr. this afternoon so Lord only knows what he'll tell me. The last "specialist" I was seeing said his residency was up and he recommended that I stop all seizure meds. My local Dr. had a real conniption when I told her that. Sometimes I feel like a lab rat, the stock answer is "Let's try this med for awhile" I honestly thought the my place of employment was understanding of this because they told me if I need to leave work I can. This is what I'd been doing when I knew one was coming on. The next thing I know at the beginning of the July I'm in Human Resources being written up for frequently missing work. I was so totally caught off guard.

                          But this is not about me. This is about you getting better. And that's all there is to it.

                          Dan

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                          • #14
                            Glad your getting things fixed.. Sure beats the alternatives.. My wife has a pacemaker, hers came with a machines that checks hers every night. Lots of articles about machinery and pacemakers.. most are old.. but might be worth asking about...
                            The other John A. Nelson
                            johnsworkshop.com
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                            I just follow the lines and make sawdust
                            on a Seyco ST-21 and a Yellow DW788

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                            • #15
                              Sorry to hear of your difficulties Rolf, and best wishes for a speedy resolution.

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