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  • #16
    Growing old is not for sissies and the golden years are actually the rust years. Glad they caught it early. Follow doctors orders and speedy recovery.
    Scott
    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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    • #17
      Dan, I hope you find the right doctor! I have a primary, but rarely use them. Most of my recent medical episodes were accidental discoveries by unrelated specialists, that have directed me to other specialists. We live in the midst of many.
      I am also a big proponent of being proactive.
      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"
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      • #18
        Originally posted by jim_mex View Post
        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
        Glad to hear the doctor has found the problem and a good solution. I have had mild hypoglycemia and passed out once in my life from getting up too fast. (other factors involved but managed). Still get a little light headed at times.

        I second Jim's wisdom of playing the sympathy card all you can!

        Back about 4 weeks before 911 I broke my wrist 5 days before my return to Japan. (I fell off of a ladder doing repairs on my mom's home). I elected for a blue cast so that it would be disguised in my blue suits and blue blazer when I preached. I learned the sympathy effect at the airport in Memphis. I (and wife and youngest daughter 14 at the time) were allowed to board with first class; In Detroit, same again!
        In Japan, it is common for people to be nice but not talk if you have never been introduced. But at the supermarket, home centers and everywhere I went, I got all kinds of comments from people whose faces I knew but had never spoken to me (and I did try to start conversations at places.) I milked it for all I could get. I was supposed to take the cast off at 6 weeks, but I kept it on for 8 weeks. My wife got tired it, but it was fun!

        BTW, I had the original "multi-tool" from Fein. They are the same as the cast saws for removing casts without cutting the skin. I used mine to remove the cast. It was easy! ​​​​​​​
        Hank Lee
        Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by leehljp View Post

          Glad to hear the doctor has found the problem and a good solution. I have had mild hypoglycemia and passed out once in my life from getting up too fast. (other factors involved but managed). Still get a little light headed at times.

          I second Jim's wisdom of playing the sympathy card all you can!

          Back about 4 weeks before 911 I broke my wrist 5 days before my return to Japan. (I fell off of a ladder doing repairs on my mom's home). I elected for a blue cast so that it would be disguised in my blue suits and blue blazer when I preached. I learned the sympathy effect at the airport in Memphis. I (and wife and youngest daughter 14 at the time) were allowed to board with first class; In Detroit, same again!
          In Japan, it is common for people to be nice but not talk if you have never been introduced. But at the supermarket, home centers and everywhere I went, I got all kinds of comments from people whose faces I knew but had never spoken to me (and I did try to start conversations at places.) I milked it for all I could get. I was supposed to take the cast off at 6 weeks, but I kept it on for 8 weeks. My wife got tired it, but it was fun!

          BTW, I had the original "multi-tool" from Fein. They are the same as the cast saws for removing casts without cutting the skin. I used mine to remove the cast. It was easy!
          I don't know Hank. Back about 15 years ago I broke a bone in my foot. Had to wear a special boot for 12 weeks and use crutches. Hated it when someone tried to help me. See I am a better giver than receiver. We are all unique.
          Scott
          Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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          • #20
            Glad to hear you found a solution to what seems to have been something of a hidden problem. It's kind of scary to contemplate just how small the margin of error is for us, especially as we grow older. Good on you for being proactive. So many folks are too stubborn or perhaps fearful to follow up on those kinds of things. That's a lesson we should all heed.

            Recently the wife was feeling poorly. She attributed it to her colitis, which she has dealt with for several years. She had a scheduled appointment with her GI doctor later this Fall, but she experienced other symptoms that weren't typical. Had some tests done, found her BP was too low, so they took her off her BP meds (good thing) and she was borderline anemic (taking iron supplements now). Our oldest daughter is a nurse and has been gluten sensitive for several years. She encouraged her mother to get tested for Celiac's. She tested positive and is now in the process of learning how to adjust her diet (and, by default, mine). She's feeling much better now. While the diagnosis isn't great, it's good to know that at least it's manageable. So many other things could have been far worse.



            Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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            • #21
              My brother had the bedside machine that sent a report to his doctor after he had his attack. He’s now on only once a week reporting. just had his batteries changed. Medical science is wonderful only if you don’t ignore what’s not feeling right and get attention. Glad everything worked out.
              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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              • #22
                Monday June and I were all set to go to dinner to celebrate our 24th anniversary. My cardiologist called and strongly suggested I go to the ER as he had seen another flat line on my data. He managed to squeeze me into his already full schedule the following morning. Came home later in the day with my pace maker and no electricity courtesy of tropical storm Iasias. No damage but what a mess!

                All is well just have to take it easy!
                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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                • #23
                  Glad to hear things are going in the right direction. The implantable devices are amazing these days. I have a spinal cord stimulator in my back and has been a help.

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                  • #24
                    Really glad to hear you got your "jumper cables" installed. Your cardiologist sounds like a great physician.
                    Do what he says for a while. That storm mess will still be there.
                    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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                    • #25
                      Ignore my questions in the other post, asked them before I saw this one. 😉☺️ Glad your Dr. was able to get you taken care of. Now, do as they tell you, rest, and recover. That drill press can wait.
                      Melanie from East TN

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                      • #26
                        Just say off the golf course. True story. My dad had a pacemaker and when playing golf one day he got hit in the chest with a golf ball. Hit him dead center in the pacemaker. Spent the rest of the day in the cardio unit getting it replaced. I remember he had lifting restrictions for several weeks and he was also not allowed to raise his arms above shoulder level.
                        Scott
                        Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                        • #27
                          Rolf
                          So glad they found the source of your problem and were able to provide the needed care. These loop monitor devices are truly amazing. They are smaller than a large paper clip and have incredible capabilities plus a battery life of about three years.

                          I have been having similar symptoms on occasion for several years. Due to very sensitive skin I couldn't tolerate the sensing pads for a Holter monitor for more than two days. I had the loop monitor placed in my chest about five weeks ago and it appears that my light headed incidents have been caused by a heart pre-beat. Cardiologist says this is fairly common but not real serious and will continue to monitor remotely with the loop monitor. I will take the meds he prescribed and I will continue with routine visits.

                          Anyone who is considering one is free to contact me for more information if they wish.
                          Virgil

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                          • #28
                            Wow what a fluke and what a golf shot. If it wasn't true it would be funny. I have all of the instructions.
                            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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