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Old 05-21-2013, 07:38 PM   #21
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Yipes! That is flat out scary. Glad you are all fixed up now and hopefully good for another- as many as you want.
How long is the warranty on that defibrillator?
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:53 PM   #22
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My goodness, that was quite a shock (in more ways than one)! Glad you pulled through in good shape. Your DW is a heroine. Be calm, loki!
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:14 PM   #23
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You are one lucky dude! Lots of people don't survive that. Lucky you had someone right there that knew what to do. Keep a check on that ticker and good luck.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:21 PM   #24
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Nice comeback! Bravo for your honey!
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:42 PM   #25
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Congratulations on bouncing back so fast, Calm! Amazing how one can experience a near death experience and be good as new in a few days. It certainly benefits to have a quick thinking wife doesn't it, kudos to her! Being that I am single and my GF and I can go a few days at a time without seeing each other, I would have been stiff as an armadillo on the side of the road, by the time someone found me.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:46 PM   #26
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Glad you're still around. Scary stuff happens.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:48 PM   #27
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Glad to hear that you are still here after the reboot, calmloki!

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Old 05-21-2013, 09:03 PM   #28
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You sound like a tough hombre with a hero partner.

Glad you made it safely through this!
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Wow ! What a experience! Your SO deserves a big hug & maybe a little expensive trinket ! In the words of the Godfather leave the burrito and bring the defibrillator !
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Holy Cow! < repeat 10,000 x

My weekend was not so exciting. But that's OK.

Does you GF have medical training? Sounds like she did all the right things and remained calm. Impressive work.

Just incredible that you can experience this and then be back home in a few days, well enough to post here. Amazing. Hope everything continues to go well with you.

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Incredible story ! I'm a little disappointed that there was no 'beautiful white light' experience to tell us about, but the story of how your SO saved your life more than made up for it !

And are you SERIOUSLY having burrito's tonight ?
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I am so glad to hear you are feeling better and well enough to post.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:31 PM   #33
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That is an amazing story and you are surely fortunate.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:45 PM   #34
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Great to still have you with us, Calmloki.

There must be some good karma working this spring. A few Fridays back, one of the guys at my office keeled over. Same story as yours, mostly: quick-thinking folks started chest compressions and dialed 911, and in short order EMTs arrived quickly and unloaded their bag of tricks to get him a pulse and breathing. He was in the ER two hours after that.

He was out of the hospital in a week, but is now bored with the recovery and itching to get back to work.

No burrito trigger, though. He was playing dominoes at lunch.
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So glad to hear of the happy outcome, Calm. We would have missed you very much so please tell your quick thinking lady that a whole bunch of strangers on the Internet offer her a heartfelt thanks for keeping you alive and kicking!
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Just back from a fish taco and chocolate birthday cake - funny friends making like it's a new life for me. Stopped at the fire station on the way home to thank the crew - was lucky and two of the guys who worked on me were there. They mentioned that they don't often have people coming back to thank them, mostly because the odds aren't real great. They were full of praise for my gal for her CPR efforts, the way she didn't obstruct their efforts with a bunch of histrionics, and for her having all the data at hand and giving it to the guys almost before they asked.

Funny the way a right move 35 years ago just keeps paying off...

Thanks all for the well wishes - oh - this Medtronics defibrillator has all kind of nifty tricks - it delivers different sized jolts depending on whether the heart responds to a gentle nudge or needs a smack down. Supposed to last 4 to 8 years depending on how much use it gets, then when the battery is wearing down it starts buzzing (if I got that right) to alert me that it's time for changing it out. Really think Steve Jobs could have put an Ipod in there as well - maybe at the next upgrade I can get a defib unit that makes calls and plays tunes, hooks into wifi to give me a little onboard brain power a la Google goggles. The mind boggles with the possibilities.
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Holy moly, Calmloki! Like everyone else, I am glad you are still here to bless us with your presence.

Had you had heart problems before this?
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Holy moly, Calmloki! Like everyone else, I am glad you are still here to bless us with your presence.

Had you had heart problems before this?
Nope - mitral valve prolapse for ever, but no other heart issues.
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Staggering story, and recalled as if you were a brave casual observer. Enjoy life, friends.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:27 AM   #40
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Wow, just wow. Interestingly enough my realtor just asked, if you were still interested in Vegas properties. I guess I can tell her you've been a bit busy.

Anybody else love how he is posting just a few days later ...
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