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  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
News Blackout
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, September 27, 2018 5:25 AM

Hello Everyone .

   I write this from a sickbed situation .The recovery phase . My Pacemaker Failed last Saturday and knocked me down hard .  Turns out it was set too low . Thank Goodness I wasn't driving !

 Anyway after five and one half days in hospital I am home . Still weak in a way . 10,000 volts will do that to you ! I got the full blast , no pacing  , just Bam ! !

 Now have new unit with more fuunctions and it works perfect . Me - Well I feel like I have been run over by a piece of heavy machinery .

 I told my Contact person NOT to post till we knew the outcome . I don't ever want to be a downer to my friends . 

 Anyway , I am back , May be a little slower responding , But I still feel like I am walking around outside my Body . You know weak , and woozy . Shoot , last night I slept 12 hours !

 Doctors say it will all pass and that Being as how I drove myself to Emergency  Room myself is unheard of . He said my survival quotion must be very high .

 I am glad to be back and missed you all .You would've been confused by my posts anyway . Man , that hospital gots some good " Happy Juice " .

 End result - Pacemaker One - 10 for betrayal . Pacemaker -Defibrillator -two -Well , we'll see . Anyway I did not cross over , I just got stalled in traffic .  Doctor said based on tests of the unit , even that company's tech couldn't get it to pace . Full blast or nothing !!

 So end of story . You are stuck with me anyway .YAY ! !   Tanker - Builder 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, September 27, 2018 5:45 AM
Glad it turned out okay,welcome back.

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    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:33 AM

    Glad your on the mend TB, the forums wouldn't be the same without ya.

    Modern medicine eh, docs always say the cure is worse than the illness however it DOES hopefully beat the alternative.

    Glad your ok good sir.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:36 AM

I thought It Was Gettin' Too Quiet.

Very Glad you are recuperating. A cudoos for letting us know. Thanks.

You will need to crank that new Pacemaker up to warp speed for a bit.  You missed alot.

 

     Please be well Doc, really did miss you.

      Nino.

P.S., I have an important email on the way to you.

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, September 27, 2018 9:12 AM

Scary story.

Main thing, surely glad everything turned out well and you are ok.

My goodness, what a week you must have had. Speedy recovery.

-Greg

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:25 AM

Best wishes on a quick recovery.

Pat

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:55 AM

Hardware failures are the worst.  Glad you pulled through and here's to a speedy recovery and getting back to the work bench  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November, 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Thursday, September 27, 2018 1:01 PM

Glad that you're stil around.

When my heart failed in combat back in 2010, the only thing that was available to the medic was a Warrior, it's battery and a pair of jump leads!

That's a proper jump start!

It was a hybrid virus of SARS and Bird Flu that got me and the doctors have told me just how bad my heart is and they considered a pacemaker/defibulator joint unit that was being tested but the manufacturers said "No! Not suitable!"

They say that you're not aware of the electric jolts..... Yes you are and it feels like something very heavy has just dropped on to you from a long way up and it does take quite a while to get everything back to normal as your entire body has been disrupted.

Sleep is the body's way of recovering and fixing itself (sadly, the heart is the only thing that it can't fix) so if it needs it just let it have it and you will get back on track.

Don't push things. just listen to what your body tells you.

THe lads that served with me in that firefight and close combat laugh at me and pull my leg at reunions and embelish the story that has everybody crying with laughter.

Doctors are right though..... despite all the tablets, betablockers etc.... Laughter is the best medicine. 

SO, take it easy and have a very small single malt once a week as medication. It will help and turn what happened into the funniest story you can.

 

James

.... suffering a broken heart that wasn't caused by a women!

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    July, 2013
Posted by modelmaker66 on Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:32 PM

Prayers for quick recovery.

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, September 27, 2018 4:40 PM

Glad your OK.

Tanker - Builder
 I am glad to be back and missed you all .You would've been confused by my posts anyway

I bet we could have figured them out anyway.

Tanker - Builder
Man , that hospital gots some good " Happy Juice " .

L O L !   Did you bring enough to share with the Class ?

Tanker - Builder
You are stuck with me anyway .

Wouldn't have it any other way, ..... Your more fun than a "Barrel -o- Monkey's !

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, September 27, 2018 5:14 PM
Glad to hear you're on the mend!

On my bench: 1/48 Academy F-5E Lightning

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, September 27, 2018 8:32 PM

Glad to hear that you are coming along OK.

We'll keep the thoughts and prayers going to the guy upstairs for a complete recovery.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:38 PM

Hey TB, glad you pulled through. Happy recovery Smile

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Posted by greghile on Friday, September 28, 2018 2:55 AM

Glad everything turned out okay! A couple weeks ago, my brother -- who has had three heart attacks -- thought he was having another one. Turns out it wasn't a cardiac event at all but most likely an inflamation of the chest wall. 

As for me, I had my heart attack while at the hospital in the recovery room following placement of a cardiac stent. If you're going to have a heart attack, that's not a bad place to have it.

Take it easy, my friend ...

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, September 28, 2018 7:31 AM

Greg ;

 You bet your Sweet Bippy  ! ! 

 Gotta go back to the doctor's today . Damn thing got infected ! Don't know how either .

 Will let you all know what transpires . Thing is I may be incommunacado for awhile again ! Geez , you know what ? Anything over sixty ain't for Sissies for sure ! T.B.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, September 28, 2018 7:32 AM

Well :

 Believe me the first time I thought about doing that ! Instead I scared the Hades out of a doctor ! I was on the first visit as a new patient .

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, September 28, 2018 7:33 AM

Glad to hear you are recovering, TB! 

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, September 28, 2018 7:42 AM

Tim ;

 On the second question . Not unless you want to sleep un-interuppted for a while . I Wish ! T.B.

  • Member since
    November, 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Friday, September 28, 2018 11:14 AM

Like I said!

 

A healthy dose of high grade spirits will help to flush out all the infections! Just check with the horse doctor over safe dosage!

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, September 28, 2018 2:45 PM

Glad to see you back and posting again, TB!  Try to stay out of that Texas heat! Big Smile

Gary

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