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Modern medical miracles
« on: March 10, 2023, 10:04:46 PM »
On Tuesday 14th March I am going into hospital overnight for an Electrophysiology Study and Ablation on my heart. Had some very interesting days with an occasional high heart rate. 140, 152 etc not doing anything more active than standing.


The EP basically is a catheter up the artery from the groin and they do tests on the heart and if the can find an electrical fault they can fix it. Who would have thought they could do that. Its apparently more common that I thought.


So I cant drive for a couple of days and as long as I dont do any straining or lifting I can take the caravan to Mallacoota on the 18th via the RTE at Thorpdale.


I knew about these episodes from November 2021 and only just checked my Fitbit records which show some from 2018 that I wasnt aware of.  As has been said before it is fun getting older.
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Re: Modern medical miracles
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2023, 10:23:23 PM »
Good luck with it all, Garry!  :beer

Fingers crossed they can sort out those high RPM's!  :thumbs


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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2023, 10:33:18 PM »
Looks like OzSTOC members are not as tough as we thought we were
We are all starting to wear out
Good luck Garry for a great outcome. We are thinking of you
Keep us in touch. All the best from another worn out member  :beer
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Re: Modern medical miracles
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2023, 10:40:16 PM »
Best wishes Garry.
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Re: Modern medical miracles
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2023, 05:53:26 AM »
Best Wishes Garry.   I know a number of folk who've had ablation for heart issues and it's been very successful.   Prayers for a successful surgery and swift recovery.
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2023, 05:01:06 PM »
Sounds a bit like an angiogram, which can be quite interesting if youíre not heavily sedated and you watch on the large colour screen.

Good luck either way.

Ö. As has been said before it is fun getting older.


Yeah, Iím not so sure sitting in my hospital bed.
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2023, 08:17:50 PM »
Good luck Garry, I hope all goes well for you.


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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2023, 05:09:27 PM »
All the best Garry.

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Re: Modern medical miracles
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2023, 09:42:24 PM »
Mrs Biggles had an ablation, and it helped.  It's not always the fix, but the odds are good.
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Re: Modern medical miracles
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2023, 09:37:50 AM »
Home again. It allwent tp plan and fixed the issue. Age again.
I probably had the extra nerve from birth but as the body ages the pathways may become less deifined and pick another path.
So acouple of days off driving and take it easy. No lifting for a week and all willbe normal. Or for me relatively normal.
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Re: Modern medical miracles
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2023, 10:07:16 AM »
Home again. It allwent tp plan and fixed the issue. Age again.
I probably had the extra nerve from birth but as the body ages the pathways may become less deifined and pick another path.
So acouple of days off driving and take it easy. No lifting for a week and all willbe normal. Or for me relatively normal.

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Re: Modern medical miracles
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2023, 12:34:24 PM »
Trust all goes well Ppopeye.
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Re: Modern medical miracles
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2023, 02:26:34 PM »
Well that's interesting
Years ago after doing a ECG with the railway the Doctor reading the report said I have a blood vessel in the heart that didn't connect up. He said it must have found another way around. I have never had any issues so far
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Re: Modern medical miracles
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2023, 03:16:28 PM »
Hi Gary,

Glad all went to plan and looking fed to catching up on Saturday, but donít bust anything to get there. Enjoy Malacoota.
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Re: Modern medical miracles
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2023, 03:17:38 PM »
Modern medicine is marvellous.   

No. 4 grandchild (Sebastian) was born with transposition of great arteries (of the heart) TGA .  TGA is a heart defect that occurs when the two main blood vessels leaving the heart are in abnormal positions. TGA is a life-threatening congenital condition, meaning it is present at birth. Babies with TGA need surgery. TGA is rare.

The TGA was identified very early when daughter went in for a check-up and scan.  Pretty upsetting at the time, but doctors had confidence that all would be okay.   As soon as Seb was born he (and Mum) were shipped to the RCH new born ICU for open heart surgery.  He's okay now, leads a perfectly normal life, just 12 monthly check-ups.

Seb will be 5 next week, he's very proud of his zipper scar in the middle of his chest.

He likes riding his bike.

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Re: Modern medical miracles
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2023, 10:56:40 AM »


Quote from: STroppy on March 15, 2023, 03:16:28 PM. Hi Gary,

Glad all went to plan and looking fed to catching up on Saturday, but donít bust anything to get there. Enjoy Mallacoota

[/size][size=78%]Planning a two day drive to get there by Sunday. Hopefully will attend the RTE in Thorpdale on the way. Had an ordinary afternoon yesterday but feeling more normal today. Walked the dog about 1km to the mensshed today and said hello. Now back home okay. HR back to 79.[/size]

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