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Journal saskboy's Journal: 6 Days After My Previous Journal Entry, I Was Dead 4

...But I was revived. I had a cardiac arrest on July 1st almost exactly 6 days after 'returning' to /.

I'm doing fine now, thanks to the first responders, police, and paramedics who were doing CPR in minutes and got my heart started again with an AED. I avoided brain damage, which wasn't apparent when I first woke up days later with the memory of a goldfish. "Oh look, a castle!" (for those who know that joke.) I now have an ICD, making me a legit cyborg.

So how's your Summer going?

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6 Days After My Previous Journal Entry, I Was Dead

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  • Glad to hear you survived! ^^;

  • by gmhowell ( 26755 ) <> on Wednesday August 20, 2014 @07:24AM (#47710975) Homepage Journal

    Coming up on my 24 month anniversary for my cyborgification. Also an ICD, mine due to complete heart block. Upside is that due to me not actually using it much, the battery should last much longer than originally anticipated.

    Don't forget to carry your 'get out of invasive scanners free' card! And BTW, the wands are worse than the loops.

    Also get used to hearing this from other doctors "Oh, we'll just send you for an MRI... Oh, wait..."

    • by saskboy ( 600063 )

      Got the card; haven't used it yet. After 2 months, my estimated battery life is still over 10 years, which is years beyond the average I'm told.

      • by gmhowell ( 26755 )

        I'm about two year in (two weeks shy) and my last check (last month) said 8-9 more years at the rate I'm using it. I was told at installation that five is the average. I think the only time I'm paced any more is when I sleep, just due to my natural sleeping rate being lower than the floor they've set. I'll have to ask.

        Used the card about a week after I got it due to my place of employment at the time. Haven't used it at an airport.

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