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Forum topic by Karson posted 05-26-2009 04:30 PM 2592 views 0 times favorited 90 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-26-2009 04:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: surgery pacemaker

Tomorrow 5-27-2009 I enter the bionic, electric generation.

I’m going in for a pacemaker implant. My heart rate fluctiates between 40 and 150 and in order to bring the upper range down through medication they need to put a floor on the lower rate. I also have had the heart pause for 2.4 sec between beats. That’s passout time and I would hate to be leaning over a table saw and that were to happen.

So the pacemaker will be set for 60 beats per minute as the minimum and then they will try to bring the upper range down.

I’m not suppose to drive for 3 weeks and to lift anything heavy for 4 weeks, and the left arm over my head for about the same time.

The Dr said it’s not the driving that causes problems, it’s the idiots that drive and pull out in front of you and you swerve to miss them.

The pacemaker is attached to a wire and the wire to a screw that is screwed into the mussle wall of the heart. The screw will have tissue grow over it and thats the 3-4 weeks time. hey don’t want the screw to come out.

We all know what happens when screws get loose.

I don’t want anyone telling me that I’ve got a loose screw.

So I’ll see you on the other side.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#1 posted 05-26-2009 04:39 PM

Good Luck, Buddy!

Mimi and I will be praying for your complete and successful transition!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-26-2009 04:46 PM

Best wishes and prayers for you. Hope you get a master craftsman to work on you. Jack…................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 05-26-2009 04:50 PM

oh wow…

Good luck, and have a quick and easy recovery. let us know if theres anything we can help with aside from the usual free entertainment here :)

any plans on still keeping busy with WW while recovering? or got other activities on your mind?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 05-26-2009 04:54 PM

Everything is going to go perfectly !

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#5 posted 05-26-2009 04:57 PM

So now you’ll have a new battery charger in the shop! Hope the whole thing is easy for you. They’ve been doing these things so long they kinda know how to do it right now. Glad you have that option.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 05-26-2009 04:59 PM

Good luck on your new venture into the bionic age.

I once new a 90 year old man who had a pacemaker installed.

He felt pretty good about it, because the doctor said it was guaranteed to last ten years.

We’ll be praying for you.

Maybe you’ll have some time to take up woodcarving now.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 05-26-2009 05:09 PM

God bless brother ,
your in good hands !
are you going to be a boss now ?
or are you coming back to the mines ?
pretty soon we’ll all be hooked up to the computer and can talk while we work ,
lets hope its martin as big brother !

speedy recovery and best to family .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 05-26-2009 05:16 PM

My friend, maybe they can tighten all your other loose screws while your there.

I’ll say my best prayers for you.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 05-26-2009 05:21 PM

My best wishes for successful operation and good recovery in due course. We want you back but take your own time.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 05-26-2009 05:34 PM

The Dr said it’s not the driving that causes problems, it’s the idiots that drive and pull out in front of you and you swerve to miss them.
Uh huh. It’s not the fall out of the tree that hurts you, it’s that sudden stop at the bottom of the fall.

You concentrate on getting back in shape. NO DRIVING, and like Dick said, maybe take up carving; or draw up sketches for all the stuff you’ll be building later.
Take care, Karson, and I’ll keep the prayers going up for your speedy recovery.

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#11 posted 05-26-2009 05:34 PM

Good luck, guy, Hope your pacemaker goes as well as mine did. We were in Venezuela when I had to have one put in. It’s been there almost four years and I hardly ever think about it. Have to go every 6 months for a check up. Only hitch is when my wife cuddles up to me on the couch, the tv starts changing channels and the garage door starts opening and shutting. God be with you in the days ahead and may you be granted a quick recovery.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#12 posted 05-26-2009 05:35 PM

Best wishes!

I have a mechanical heart valve so I know some of what you will be going through.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#13 posted 05-26-2009 05:38 PM

Hey Buddy , Best wishes and all our prayers are with you. Hope for a speddy recovery, come back soon with all you beautiful work.

-- Jim Earl

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#14 posted 05-26-2009 05:38 PM

Best wishes Karson.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#15 posted 05-26-2009 05:39 PM


Good luck, relax, let the professionals do their job and you’ll feel like a new man in about a month. Do as the doc’s say and you’ll be fine. Sit back and draw your upcoming projects to your heart’s (no pun intended, honestly!) content.

Anyway, you’ll be in our thoughts and prayers today ….


-- " .... For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.”

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