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    OT-2 Wayne: Missing in action

    Just stopping in briefly to explain why I've not been here much lately....

    The ablation I got last month failed... back into afib, back in hospital yesterday, home same day. I see cardiologist in two days... not sure where we go from here but I am actually quite a bit worse off than I was before the procedure.. it worked really well for about two weeks then.... poof walk more than a few steps, exhausted.. try to do more.. .neary pass out..

    Still here... just not playing right now.
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Hang in there. I hope the docs get things figured out quickly.

    Will

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    Take care Wayne. We need you. Prayers are with you. We have to have a cold one next year @ Reno.
    Lockheed Bob

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    Look after yourself Wayne!

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    Well that sucks... that's a damn shame the first procedure didn't yield better results. Hopefully with this second go around they'll get you patched back up better than ever.
    Mark K....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pylon1_Mark View Post
    Well that sucks... that's a damn shame the first procedure didn't yield better results. Hopefully with this second go around they'll get you patched back up better than ever.
    Yea, well I guess this is fairly common.. BeerNazi's old friend has 4 and didn't your dad have more than one? I know they go in and do the minimum to start, it did work for a while, I felt like a hundred bucks

    Thanks for everyone's well wishes, pretty sure I'll eventually come out of this AOK, it's just going to be a bit of a slow process due to the shortage of doctor appointments
    !
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    I started cycling (again) and eating more avocados and fish...soft for the heart !

    I wish you speedy recovery Wayner !

    I had serioues teeth issue 1.5 years ago. Two wisdow teeth were removed. It took an hour on both..in two week separation. Upper one was so tigthly bonded with jawbone that same amout of jaw came with it as was the tooth in size as thet removed it. I had to take a penicillium too...bad infection. That affected my heart...and I gained weight too.
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    !Praying for you Wayne!
    Love the Carleys!

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    Thanks for the well wishes everyone! Got some good news from the sleep study folks, though my appointment isn't until mid-January, they moved me to the top of the list for cancellations!! Stuck for 48 hours with heart monitor, then I'm next on the list and they get a lot of cancelled appointments in Dec!

    One thing I've discovered, you really REALLY have to be your own patient advocate! I could not get my cardiologist to ask the sleep folks to move me up the schedule.. It only took one call and they obliged me!

    Frustrating overall because the cardio people are telling me the apnea is likely the root cause of everything, yet, they can manage to get me in and do a 5 hr procedure and I can't get the doc to try to get the sleep folks to move me up?

    I thought once you were in the system, it sort of moved along in your benefit... NO WAY!
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Well, that's not what anyone wants to hear, although it generally agrees with what I've been told. They do as little ablation as possible because of where they have to do it for A-fib. Too much ablation can lead to stenosis around one valve in the heart.

    And yes, you can't just hand yourself or a loved one over to the medical system... you have to learn and fight through the red tape for yourself. It definitely shouldn't be that way, but it is.

    Hopefully the next round will get it sorted out for good.


    PS- along the lines of self-advocacy: based on what I've learned from others, be sure to ask your cardiologist about the level you are at risk for OTHER arrhythmias after the procedure. At least one person I know got rid of A-fib, but developed another (and actually much more serious) rhythm issue afterward, and wound up with a pacemaker.

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