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Had my NIPS testing this am.


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Pam Alexson single mother of 3 wonderful young adults;a special ed teacher, an RN and a senior accountant. Find out more about Pam Alexson
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  • Had my NIPS testing this am.

    All went well she ( my EP ) did not have to use the external paddles to convert me. My devise was fired up 2 times and successfully pulled me out of V-Tach in the lab. Battery is 1/2 down. The bad lead is staying at 2.5 volts, so it has not gone up much. Went into A-fib with each zap but came out of it quickly. She said my recordings show that I am only having small 1 second bursts of A-fib. No need to worry at this point. The nurse said I was not a cheap date ;it took 2 times as much anesthesia to put me out as last time! That's strange! The drug companies must be watering it down! Only joking! So I'll lay low for today. Everyone have a good time at the conference , I'm jealous, my son is graduating so no can come and meet ya all . Hopefully next year. I'll be thinking about you all and you too Jim. Have another piece of cheese cake for all of us drooling. LOL. Pam
    Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
    Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
    Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
    SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
    [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
    Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
    Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
    Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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    Re: Had my NIPS testing this am.

    Glad to hear you are doing well...hope to see you next year!
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)


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      Re: Had my NIPS testing this am.

      Hi Pam,
      I couldn’t go to this years meeting either. Cheap date or not, I hope to meet you there next year.

      Lisa posted that there were 196 registered attendees, plus there will be another few signing in at the door – there’s now over two hundred people in New Jersey that I’m jealous of. I hope Tim gets them all with his camera and gets their Avatar posted. At least I’ll be able to see what they look like for next year.

      Congratulations on your son’s graduation. As the years go by you’ll find that it will remain a high point in your memory. Stay well, post your Avatar, and keep in touch.