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« on: June 12, 2011, 08:02:16 PM »

Tomorrow morning I go in for cardiac conversion to hopefully correct A-Fib that I have been dealing with for a couple of months now. Been on coumadin and two different heart pills to regulate and slow down my heart rate. Very tired and sick due to the meds. This is the first major problem discounting a few broken bones, and stitched over the years. I was not really prepared to go down this path and it came about unexpectedly. A real slap in the face. I recently thought I was still 22, was going to live forever, and that problems were for other folks.

I think I will not be growing old graciously.  grin

On the bright side, the doc said if I would not of caught this, the stress on my heart would of caused a heart attack sooner or later.

And here I thought as an old beekeeper I was just going to have the bad back.  rolleyes

Anyone else ever go through cardiac conversion?
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 08:10:03 PM »

Never had one, but I wish you well. I won't grow old without a fight either. Good Luck  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 08:32:41 PM »

Conversion, No. Heart attack, Yes. It will get your attention.

Good vibes being sent and best wishes for a quick, complete recovery.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 08:47:55 PM »

My prayers go with you Mike...best wishes.

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011, 11:59:18 AM »

Good thing you listened to your body, many people don't.

Healing thoughts coming your way....you'll be feeling in your 20s again soon!

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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011, 01:21:41 PM »

That's pretty shocking!! (ok bad joke!! Smiley )

Not a conversion, but did have a catheter ablation done due to a heart arrhythmia when I was 18.  

4 years later (ok, that's 17 years real time!! Lips Sealed  grin) and due to lack of sleep, caffeine and stress I was in the ER for a different arrhythmia, which turned out to be many routine palpitations which went away after I got more sleep and layed off the caffeine.  But a wake up call anyway.

My prayers are with you too and hope everything goes well for you!
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2011, 10:10:48 PM »

bjornn,i had what they call cardioversion.they shocked my heart to get it back to a normal heartbeat.i have a pacemaker because my heart rate would drop to under 10 bpm and i would passout when that happened.that was 7 years ago.im on meds. for the fast heart beat.been on coumadien 21years now for blood clots.will be thinking about you .     schawee
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011, 11:51:20 PM »

It sure would be great if we could all have 18 year old bodies again and maybe a 2nd set of permanent teeth.

Best wishes for a quick recovery from Michigan too.
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2011, 04:15:29 AM »

... Anyone else ever go through cardiac conversion?

Afraid so, but don't worry, A-fib conversion makes most things you've had look like a walk in the park.  I think you will go through conversion without a hitch.  I KNOW I DID.  The only dangerous part as I understand it is whether or not your gas passer knows his stuff.  PM me when you wake up and let us all know how it went!  Good luck and break a leg.
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2011, 09:01:41 AM »

Thank you for all the kind words.

Conversion went well. Had it done last Monday.

Went back into A-fib on Tuesday.

Cardiologist on Wednesday. More scans than I could remember.

Nuclear stress test on Thursday. Fasting really sucks!

Conversion scheduled for this coming Monday as I'll give it another go.

So far, no blockages, no bad valve, no red flags. Doc said that I'll be one that there will be no real reasoning behind A-fib and my heart racing. Long term meds is looking more likely. That stinks!

Hope the next conversion goes better.  grin
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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2011, 11:19:22 AM »

Good Luck, hang in there.
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2011, 09:44:13 PM »

Mike, It's time for an update. We are concerned.
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2011, 06:48:12 PM »

... Never had one, but ...I won't grow old without a fight ...

Yes Riggs, without fighting the only thing we grow is cold.
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2011, 08:24:50 AM »

bjorn
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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2011, 01:09:07 PM »

Makes my upcoming shoulder surgery (again) pale in comparison. Hope all is well.
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