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  1. JAMES W

    Medtronic MRI SureScan Pacemaker

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Had my 10 year AVR cardio checkup last week. Cardio advised I needed a pacer as Left BBB had now moved to a Right BBB. She was afraid I go down with complete 3rd degree block so scheduled procedure for this past...
  2. JAMES W

    Happy 10th Today

    It was a cold & snowy January, 10 years ago today when I awoke from a 5 hour procedure that changed my life for the better. A re-birth that is still going strong, knock on wood. I still get a little misty when I pass a BBQ shop, however...!:thumbup: Just thought I'd share my milestone...Thanks...
  3. JAMES W

    My 8th Anniversary Yesterday...I even missed it..!

    I can't believe everything is so "old hat" that I forgot my valvasary...! Anyway, I begin my 9th year feeling good and thankful for the renue on life....:)
  4. JAMES W

    Five Year Anniversary

    Friends, Five years ago today, I awoke from a fog...Only to see several nursing staff and doctors crowded around my TV on the wall. staring at the white streaks of the shuttle Columbia falling to earth...:( What a five years this has been, a few bumps & curves, but mostly smooth sailing...
  5. JAMES W

    Clean Underwear....

    Always wear clean underwear in public, especially when working under your vehicle. From the Northwest Florida Daily News comes this story of a Crestview couple who drove their car to Wal-Mart, only to have their car break down in the parking lot. The man told his wife to carry on with the...
  6. JAMES W

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETTY & GEMMA..!!!!!

    Happy Birthday You Two..! Just A Note To Say Hope You Both Have A Happy Birthday...With Many, Many More...WooHoo ... :D :D :D
  7. JAMES W

    My 2nd Anniversary..!!

    Friends, Just To Toot My Own Horn And Announce My 2nd Anniversary Today! This Year Has Been Just A Blur. I Empathize W/ Gordy As I Was Laying And Waiting For The "On Deck" Surgery Suite To Open For Me Two Years Ago Today....Thanks For Being Here :)
  8. JAMES W

    CARDIO's REPORT

    Good news!!! I had my 6 month checkup today w/ my cardiologist. Echo & ECG all say heart muscle thickening nicely and valve showing no leaks. She cut the Toprol in half to 25 MG a day, and told me to not come back for 1 year. I was very relieved to hear. Now trying to get the extra weight down...
  9. JAMES W

    10 Month Checkup

    I RETURNED YESTERDAY FROM MY 10 MONTH CARDIO CHECKUP. THE DR WAS VERY PLEASED AS WAS I. SHE REMOVED THE AMIODARON FROM MY MEDS (Thank Gawd)...IT WAS MESSING W/ MY THYROID TERRIBLY...A 20# WEIGHT GAIN WAS NOT ON MY CHRISTMAS LIST...haha :( ....SHE TOLD ME NOT TO RETURN FOR 6 MONTHS, SO THAT IS...
  10. JAMES W

    New Member

    HOW VERY NICE TO HAVE A CARDIOLOGIST - DR STEVEN KHAN- AS A MEMBER. RATHER THAN SPECULATING ABOUT THIS AND THAT...WE GET AN OFFICIAL ANSWER...IDEAS TO THROW BACK TO OUR PCP's .....THANKS STEVE..:D
  11. JAMES W

    Another Surgery...

    WELL FOLKS.....I JUST GOT HOME FROM A TWO DAY STAY IN HOSPITAL FOR GALL BLADDER REMOVAL.....I'LL TELL YOU HAVING OPEN-HEART IS A PIECE OF CAKE COMPARED TO THIS....IT'S BACK IN THE LAZY-BOY FOR A FEW DAYS FOR THIS CRYBABBY.....:rolleyes: THANKS FOR LISTENING TO MY BABBLING... JAMES W AVR JAN...
  12. JAMES W

    3 Month Followup -

    WENT TO MY CARDIOLOGIST TODAY - 5 WEEKS POST SURGERY - WAS GIVEN 3 MONTH FOLLOWUP - YIPPEE !!! FEELING STRONGER EVERYDAY.....JUST THOUGHT I'D SHARE MY GOOD FORTUNE WITH YOU ALL..... JAMES W AVR W/ ROOT REPLACEMENT DR FORBES/DR MARKS ST ALS RMC - BOISE-ID 013103 :D
  13. JAMES W

    Happy Day Ross

    ROSS....MANY HAPPY RETURNS TO THIS DAY...IS ALSO MY WIFE'D CLAUDIA'S BD......GLAD WE WILL SHARE IT W/YOU AND CELEBRATING YOURS AS WELL.....BE SAFE MY FRIEND.... JAMES W
  14. JAMES W

    Returning To Work

    I HAD MY UNTEENITH ECHO TODAY IN BOISE-ID.....I AM 3 WEEKS POST AVR W/ ROOT REPLACEMENT. AFTER 1 WEEK OF PROBLEM A-FIB CARDIOVERSION X 2...THEN 4 DAYS OF CHF AND TAMPONADE - MY ECHO CAME BACK JUST WITH VERY MINOR FLUID REMAINING. MY SURGEON GAVE ME THE GO AHEAD TO RETURN TO WORK ON MONDAY WITH...
  15. JAMES W

    Aortic Replacement

    I had my aortic valve replaced Jan 31,2003. Am feeling surprising well after battling A-fib...which took 2 cardioversions to convert to normal sinus. Was released home... only to be readmitted after 4 days with pericardis..fluid build-up causing extreme SOB and near Tamponade..had 2100 ml drawn...
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