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carlfrsyr, October 29,  2018  11:23pm EST

Ok I don't how to start this

59 year old man who lives near Phoenix, It's been 2 months since I had my afib episode. I still don't know what's going on with me.

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  • Thumper2
    Thumper2, October 30,  2018  8:19am EST

    Well, Carl, are you seeing an electrophysiologist (EP)?  He/she will help you analyze and treat your AFib.  Keep us posted!

    Thumper2 (Judy)

  • Spencer
    Spencer, October 30,  2018  7:15pm EST

    Carlfysyr - Well welcome to the board.  So what to do now... that is a tough question.  For me, my doc rolled into the room and told me when the surgery would be and not to be late.  He didn't explain anything, and I was bereft of sources, and I found this board.  Next, realize that each of us is very different, my AFib was very strong and sort of a plaid color, yours will be different so you will need to gather info here but also run it by your doc.  This board will give you opinions and experience, for mine, it was concise and very intense.  I had a habit of yelling at the doc just before the mask goes over your face for surgery.  And if you want info on what t bring to ablation, the Tik load or any hospitalization I have a lot of experience there - twenty-one days on the inside in the ICU.  So I know a few of the drugs and even more on the mental health which is another issue.  So standing by for any questions, concern or anything else.  Complaints, please tell someone else.

    The picture is one of my impending encounters with a car battery.  

    The secret decoder ring of my post:

    1. Use this board.  Lots of information and lots of support.

    2. Board is great support and populated with good folks with rich experiences.

    3. Talk to us before going in... we can make it more comfortable.

    4. Spencer is crazy.  I have the hospitalizations to prove it.


    In the Sunlight

  • Spencer
    Spencer, November 12,  2018  10:56am EST

    carllfrsyr - How are you doing?  Want to see if you are doing OK


  • depotdoug
    depotdoug, November 13,  2018  12:45pm EST

    Carlfrsyr. and our Great soon to be retired Spencer(not-expired) retired,

    You have started with the best place to look learn and listen to all of us Cardiac Complex complicated medical prone human beings. Even you and I Spencer are in that same boat. A good Electrophysiologist is nice, an excellent caring high tech Electrophysiology Hospital is great to get on your side. And oh yeh, Cardiologists and Cardio NP's. I'm speaking from my multiple Cardiac Emergencies so to speak. Just this last Tuesday I had my 7.5 year old AICD/Pacemaker Interrogated, which means they talk to and download all the activiity or in-activity and battery life yet remaining, plus my two leads protecting my AFIB sometimes out of Rhythm heart.   Conclusion: 4 months of battery life to live, I mean left. When I HIT the magic 3 month battery voltage charge capacity I get a Vibratory Alert is my upper left top chest(where my device has been resting for 7.5yr) and I call to "Come on Down" like the Price Is Right says. Meaning i come on in to the Heart Device Clinic in the Hospital to check me out or in.  And oh by the way my RA(right Atria lead) showed noisy activity during last weeks interrogation. Which means MR RA Lead may or probably i fractured. Therefore replacement is emminent. I dont know yet.   BUT this is the place to get advice support and concerns addressed and cared for.  Really Spencer, get o with the Book Writing. I'm here to cheer you on.


  • Jeanamo815
    Jeanamo815, November 13,  2018  2:16pm EST

    Hello, Carlfysyr,,,,and welcome to our forum!  We are glad to have you come to this group for support and information.  It is good to know that you are "not alone" as we share our experiences with a-fib.  I think you will find this to be a friendly and caring community since we are all in the "same boat".  A-fib affects each of us differently and we have individual responses to medicines and procedures.  Being in the care of an experienced electrophysiologist who can evaluate and treat your indvidual case is important.  I hope that you will continue to join in the discussions in our group and to  let us know who you are doing.

    Wishing you the best,


    (My A-Fib Experience Community Leader)

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