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Kneale Brownson

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Take care on those walks. My buddy who broke the sutures was "just taking a walk" when his faceplant occurred.

somewhat related unwanted information: when I was in my 20s and teaching my daughters to ski on a little beginner hill, I was run down from behind and ended up with my chest landing on the upturned edges of the other guy's skis. Separated one side of my sternum from the ribs. I experienced pain there on some torso stretching moves for about a dozen years.
Don't let your enthusiasm reduce your athletic caution
 
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Separated one side of my sternum from the ribs. I experienced pain there on some torso stretching moves for about a dozen years.
Don't let your enthusiasm reduce your athletic caution
Wow, that sounds nasty. Good to get past that experience! Do the daughters still ski?
 

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Some of the most fun we have is when skiing with "the girls", who now are in their 60s. The younger one, a dentist ready to retire, was a ski patroller.
 

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I'm so grateful and fortunate to be doing so well. Believe it or not, when I left yesterday, they let me walk (escorted) out of the cardiothoracic ICU on my own two feet, carrying all my belongings across that big hospital to where my wife pulled up the car. :ogbiggrin:
The ICU is one of those places where no matter how bad off you are there's always someone on the other side of the drapes who's got it worse. In 2016 after dropping dead at the gym and getting CPR, I found myself in the ICU for 3 nights. The poor guy next to me pulled out all his tubes in a late night delirium and damn near bled to death. Spoiled my not so peaceful sleep too. But like you @tball after a couple of stents were put in they let me walk out of ICU to the street and go home. Looking back on it I was amazed they let me do that but it gave me such an emotional boost going into cardio rehab phase.

It's amazing what you can recover from. Power through it and live for the next snowfall.
 

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I'm scheduled for an ablation next week. Feel like I'm getting off easy.
Do you know if you are getting the hot or cold ablation (RF or cryo)? Good luck with it, hope you don't need the Watchman after all.

I was on Eliquis for about a year during my afib, and I don't remember any bad side effects. Well, other than the one it was designed for.
 

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I'm scheduled for an ablation next week. Feel like I'm getting off easy.

The surgeon said it went well. The patient is not as happy yet. Maybe in a day or so. I guess the anesthesia threw off some things.

Patient recovered and, even better, hasn't had s migraine in 13 days. (Not a result of the ablation, but that makes me better yet. Had seven weeks of hell when I switched from Aimovig to Ajovy.)
Not sure how I missed this but glad you're recovering.
Phil had his ablation spring 2021 and hasn't had any issues.
He also went off blood thinners within a few weeks of the procedure.
 

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Not sure how I missed this but glad you're recovering.
Phil had his ablation spring 2021 and hasn't had any issues.
He also went off blood thinners within a few weeks of the procedure.
That would assume he was no longer in a-fib, and frankly I'm not sure of that. There have been a few days I've been totally exhausted after doing nothing, much like last ski season. Consult tomorrow.
 
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If the ablation is successful there is a high likelihood you will not need a Watchman.
Meeting with my doctors - ablation and Watchman tomorrow. The plan had been to have the Watchman installed. Three of my other doctors told me that the plan was not a good one. Since I have A-fib ablation should be first. Both doctors will be there. This should be interesting. I want something to get done.
 

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Meeting with my doctors - ablation and Watchman tomorrow. The plan had been to have the Watchman installed. Three of my other doctors told me that the plan was not a good one. Since I have A-fib ablation should be first. Both doctors will be there. This should be interesting. I want something to get done.
Best of luck. I bet you're glad to have both doctors there.
 
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My wife (Maureen) is going with me. She says that I don't listen to what they are telling me. I will be irritated if they tell me in front of my wife, no skiing. She's a very rules oriented person.
 
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