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Jul 2, 2014, 12:18 AM
 
New page. Needs more cat gifs.


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Jul 2, 2014, 02:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Defibrillator. Commie version.
my 2nd guess. You okay?
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Jul 2, 2014, 11:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
…slump at your work desk in an unresponsive state.

They found me like this Friday, and through the miracle of CPR certified coworkers, a company defibrillator, and a helicopter that landed in the parking lot to take me 40 miles away, where they put me into a ice-induced coma for 24 hours, (of which I only lasted 6 before I came to and was – I'm told – very unhappy about the current state of all the things attached to my body) I lived to tell the tale.

What happened? After a battery of tests the answer was clear: Unexplained cardiac arrest. Even my health is a man of mystery.

In the short term, my mental faculties are still slightly off (personality, memory, intense thinking) and I'm wearing what essentially is a smart vest that is a defibrillator.

I mention this because:
A. I'm probably not thinking straight and will regret this later
B. I also underwent a hefty medical procedure last year, though that was planned, so I'm in some kind of weird groundhog day, only this time it's even more deadly serious.
C. I'm vaguely aware this was a near-death experience, and as such my perspective is going to be different in the short term. (That went for last year too, but in a different manner)


I don't want or need any prayers or pity, but I will accept donations in adorable cat gifs.
jesus christ, I go away for a couple of months and you think you can go an die on me? I don't think so.

seriously, I am glad you're ok - no prayers? too bad, you're getting them. best always, osiris

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Jul 3, 2014, 01:44 PM
 
You know it occurs to me that, with this thing requiring 4 month check-ups, I never want to lose my job ever. Ever. That's a fair amount of stress.
     
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Hope you never pointed your employer to this forum. You just gave them the OK for a substantial pay cut.
     
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Jul 3, 2014, 05:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
You know it occurs to me that, with this thing requiring 4 month check-ups, I never want to lose my job ever. Ever. That's a fair amount of stress.
If you're willing to share, I'd be interested in knowing the cost of a pace-maker check-up in the US.
     
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Jul 6, 2014, 04:33 PM
 
Wow. I'm glad it was an "interesting" experience and not something we hear about from someone else...

While I don't know how much it costs, a pacemaker check is often as simple as having the technician hold something the size of a wired mouse over your pacemaker and downloading its logs. My dad had a pacemaker/defibrillator and I got to see him get it checked once. It's the logs that tell the tale, really. They list things like how many episodes of this or that, was there an irregular rhythm, and if so how was it dealt with? What's the average, max and min heart rate? Any "additional" stimuli or unstimulated contractions? Lots of stuff like that. Analyzing the data tells the cardiologist what's going on, especially finding and identifying patterns. All this in a little box that can be as small as a couple inches across and less than half an inch thick.

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And after I posted this, I got a banner ad at the bottom, offering American Red Cross CPR certification! Naw, Google don't care what we're chattering about...

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Jul 6, 2014, 04:48 PM
 
I get an ad for milk.

You hear that Dakar? Start drinkin!
     
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Jul 6, 2014, 05:26 PM
 
MacKeeper and OWC here. Get a RAM upgrade for the pacemaker, and run suspect software on it. Or try the drinking, of course.

Hope your pacemaker isn't internet connected. I'm sure the NSA would be very interested in network-aware pacemakers.
     
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Jul 6, 2014, 05:35 PM
 
Let's see if we can pop his clutch.

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Jul 6, 2014, 06:42 PM
 
Mine says you need to check out the new 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS. Sounds like a plan to me.
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Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Hope you never pointed your employer to this forum. You just gave them the OK for a substantial pay cut.
I'm in no worse position now then I was during the recession when I was scared shitless. In fact, thanks to ACA, I know if I lose my job I can get some form of insurance and the ****ers can't squeeze me for having a pre-existing condition. I just wouldn't look forward to the deductibles.


Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
If you're willing to share, I'd be interested in knowing the cost of a pace-maker check-up in the US.
A. Not a pace-maker. C'mon people.
B. No idea. For some reason I don't get an itemized list when I go to Philly, but considering I'm dealing with U Penn, I feel certain its not cheap. Not by a long shot.
     
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Jul 7, 2014, 12:23 PM
 
I somehow completely missed this thread. Good to hear you're doing well.

My cousin has had a pacemaker in for most of his adult life and he's a chain smoker... so yeah... go crazy!

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Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
I somehow completely missed this thread. Good to hear you're doing well.

My cousin has had a pacemaker in for most of his adult life and he's a chain smoker... so yeah... go crazy!
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A. Not a pace-maker. C'mon people.
     
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Jul 7, 2014, 12:47 PM
 
Wow, crazy to hear that you've had to get a pace-maker at such a young age. Glad to hear you're okay!
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Wow, crazy to hear that you've had to get a pace-maker at such a young age. Glad to hear you're okay!
     
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So, about this pace-maker ....
     
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I think at this point we're just trying to see what kind of ads Google will guve us. Pacemaker! Pacers!

aw, I get nothing. Identity theft prevention and a work related ad. Boo!
     
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Fleshlite.
     
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Discount used iPhones, WTF?
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Fleshlite.
Wonder if your pace-maker could stand the 'excitement'.
     
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Wonder if your pace-maker could stand the 'excitement'.
Time to make a kickstarter.
     
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Jul 8, 2014, 07:27 AM
 
Are you still wearing the defibrillator vest?

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Jul 8, 2014, 07:40 AM
 
Wait, are you supposed to wear a defibrillator if you have a pace-maker?
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I have a deshedding tool now. The gifs are working.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
deshedding tool
I had to Google that.

Having just recently finished building my shed, I was wondering what sort of person would want to de-shed after all the hard work.

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Dirt Devil. Am I unclean?
     
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It's for after you deshed.
     
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Where does this come in? And whats it for? World of Tanks? I dare not click.

     
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