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You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
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Beanie0
08/12
Just a quick note to say hi! :)
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tracer89016
05/12
I've been doing pretty good, still trying to drop some weight. I don't get on here very much anymore either, I was just checking my email and saw you had left me a note so I thought I would get on and say hi and see how you were doing.  Have you had anymore svt episodes?  
Hope all is well with the family have a wonderful mothers day.
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tracer89016
12/11
Happy Holidays!  Thanks you too. Sorry I haven't been on here in awhile.
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tracer89016
12/11
Glad to hear you had a nice holiday with your son and his family.  Hope your sister is doing better now, and that you were able to get your acid reflux under control.
The doctor was really good this time. I actually felt like he was listening to me. He asked if I wanted to wear a monitor again 24hour or the event monitor, but I said no because I don't feel like it is an SVT. He thinks it might just be a fast heart rate so I agreed to go back on a beta blocker not crazy about taking another pill. I go back in a month to see if this helps hopefully it will.  Since the surgery my heart rate has been quite a bit higher than before so first I guess we'll try to get it slowed back down to a more normal rate.  In the mean time see if the beta blockers help the racing.
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tracer89016
11/11
Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving.  I go back to the doctor on wed. for another check-up. I haven't had any SVT episodes, but I have had some fast heart rate episodes. Its unsettling because thats how the SVTs started, thankfully it slows down on its own, but I sure feel lousy for awhile.  This has only been going on for a couple of weeks so I will be glad to see the doc on wed.  Maybe I would feel better if I could stick to my exercise program on a regular basis.
Enough about me how have you been?  
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tracer89016
11/11
In our small town we trick or treat the saturday before Halloween unless it actually falls on a saturday.  I don't think they are worried about the kids not being able to get up for school the next day but the parents getting up for work.  We had fun handing out candy.  I think half the kids in the county knew Jennifer, she loved it.
Got to go to work now you are right about encouraging each other.  When I get home tonight I make myself go workout.
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tracer89016
10/11
Just when I think that I am over this bug it comes back.  I really haven't had an episode I think what my trouble was before was more illness and stress related.  Our youngest daughter keeps me stressed out. It would help if I could make myself get back into the routine of working out again too, like you said,  working just makes us feel better physically and mentally.  Merilee you sure are a good friend have to talk to.  Thanks I will try not to be to big of a pest.
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tracer89016
10/11
I hope you have had better luck with your exercise program than I have.  I just got a good start and than got sick and had to stop.  The antibiotics are starting to work I can breath a lot better without coughing my head off.  
How has your heart been treating you have you ever had any more episodes?  I haven't had any although one time when I was having a bad coughing spell I had a pain in the left side of my heart where the doctor did the ablation.  Maybe it was all in my head it didn't last very long or anything.  They say we have the svt all of our life I have had that pain all my life so now that I am telling you this I am wondering if the svt will come back.  Maybe it is just a coincidence, hopefully it is just still healing there.
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tracer89016
10/11
Sorry I haven't been on here for awhile.  Just wondering how you have been?  I sort of slacked off going to the Y but have started back up again thank goodness the Biggest Loser started when it did I needed that extra motovation to get me back going.  Hope all is going well with you and your family.
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tracer89016
09/11
That's exciting you will be getting to be the first ones to try out the new program.  They must trust you all to work out all the bugs.  

I keep thinking I need to take the time and just do it but I still haven't yet.  
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LindaTX
09/11
Hey, just wanted to tell you thanks for all your support and for being my friend on here.  I know today will go just fine!  Talk to ya soon.
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tracer89016
09/11
I hope your training went well and that student teacher did okay this week.  I'm sure it was great experience for her and that she did just fine.  I know for Jennifer when she was left to teach the class by her self the first time as a student teacher she was a little nervous but it was a great confidence builder.

I feel so much better since I have been going to the Y.  It seems like my family some times will put road blocks up for me though, just because they don't want to go they shouldn't keep me from going.  

Our girls are grown now and I think about grandkids every now and again, but with the economy the way it is now I hope they wait a little while . Don't get me wrong if it would happen I would be happy and the child would be loved. Jess our youngest teases me often.
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bonzia
09/11
Hi Merileegal,
School started and whew, trying to keep up in the kitchen.  It seems crazier every year with them adding more
entrees.  Enjoying the Labor day weekend though.
Going to call my dr. and see about lowering the beta blocker to get a recording on this heart trak I'm suppose to use.
Seems like a waste of time to me, but jumping through the hoops right now.  
How are you doing and how's school going for ya??/
Bonzai
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tracer89016
09/11
Glad to hear you are not having any more SVT episodes.  Sorry to hear about all the other stress stuff , stress eating is a big problem for me too. Hopefully once everyone gets settled into a routine things will be less stressfull.  Maybe you need to give your student teacher more things to do, like errands to run, anything to get her out of your hair for a little while haha.
We've been going to the Y this week, on wed. I felt really good my heart rate was still kind of high but not as high as it was.  The rest of the week was the same I am hoping it will continue to go down as I workout.
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tracer89016
08/11
I went one day last week and if the heart rate monitors on the machines are right. I walked up the steps and got on the bike checked my heart rate it was 120. Did my p t for my knee and went to the elliptical machine and it was 140 and after 10 min it was 170, these are new machines they got them in May.  I know I should have asked him about this but he makes  feel so stupid, I really don't he does it on purpose or anything though.  I have been on them before and my heart rate has never been that high before maybe 140 after 30 min on the elliptical.  I think I will call him tomorrow and see what he says.  
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tracer89016
08/11
Sorry for not getting back on here for awhile. My neice is a senior this year and volleyball season has started so we went to her first home game this week.  I went to the EP doc this week he said everything was fine, but he asked me if I wanted to go back on  the beta blockers.  He didn't really say my heart rate was all that high but that was the impression I got.  I told no I did not want to go back on the beta blockers if I didn't have to.  I hated how they made me feel.  The YMCA reopens on monday I am going to make myself go down there, I am anxious to see how my heart will handle it.
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tracer89016
08/11
I have to confess, I have had help,  I have a pinched nerve in my hip due to my weight. Which is causing numbness and pain in my thigh. The neurologist is giving me topiramate and one of the side effects is an appetite suppressant it also makes things like pop and sweets taste much less appealing.  So I have had a lot of help with the weight.  But this topiramate has other side effects that are not so good,  I think it messes with my head a little, like causes mood swings and makes my hands and feet tingle.  I don't know how long he will keep me on this I have to admit I worry I will put the  weight right back on.
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bonzia
08/11
Merileegal,
School starts Monday and guess we all are ready.  How about you?
My Dr. is sending something in the mail for me to use when a tachycardia
happens.  Suppose to put it on my chest to record it.  I thought the ekg was
good enough that I sent of the svt but maybe not.  Now that I'm on the beta blocker,
I wonder if my heart will go off.  Such a cat and mouse game!!!!!
Anyway, have a good week and may we be in shape for it!!!!
Bonzia
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tracer89016
08/11
We should go on there together I would be the fat one I weighed in at 242 yesterday when I went to have my regular blood work checked for cholestrol (which was borderline high) and that kind of stuff.  Like I said my 14 pounds was only a small dent I just hope I can keep it off.  After the grils were in middle school it seemed like I quit playing ball with them and just became a spectator.  I have to make a commitment to myself to get heatlhy and stay that way. We got a membership at the Y  back in May now if I will just get up and go.  I need to find my motivation once I get started I will start feeling better and that will be my motivation its just getting started.  
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tracer89016
08/11
Not getting enough rest and dehydration wow that sounds like me.  I have always been bad about not drinking enough water or getting enough sleep.  Only good thing about feeling so lousy is I have dropped around 14 pounds.  Its a shame thats only a dent in what I need to lose a very small dent.
Jennifer is so excited she got to work with kindergarten today.  I think she will float back and forth with second, kindergarten and something else since she is the only aide with a degree.   More job security I hope!
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tracer89016
08/11
Happy birthday!!  We also celebrated our 25th anniversary on the 8th.  August is awesome.  Sixty is not that old any ways, those kids are going to keep you on your toes.  Now I work with old people so I am allowed to feel old haha.  I am the youngest one  in my group and probably in the second worst shape out of the six of us.  I have been really tired this week. I have been having chest pains too, their not real bad or anything I go back to the doc next week have to ask him about it.
Jennifer got an aide job for second grade at one of our local schools.  Its not a teaching postion at least she has her foot in the door if one becomes available down the road.
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bonzia
08/11
That was my second ablation..........maybe a 3rd would do it, I don't know.
I'm sick of drs. but need to let them know.
We start Friday I guess because it helps us in the kitchen to get breakfast ready for Monday.  I don't know
about the teachers though.  Take care of your back............that's a hard way to start the new school year!
I guess we're a pair.......your back, my heart.....Ha!
Good luck to you too!
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bonzia
08/11
Have school meetings the next two days and then school starts Friday.

Had an SVT today 175 bpm, ran to the primary dr. for an ekg recording for my cardio drs.  Luckily
took a meteprolol and it went back down after 25min.  Back on drugs until I can get back in to Dr.
Price.  So much for that ablation.  Hope the meds will keep the racing down.  Just don't know if
I want to go through that again or not.  School will take my mind off of it though, so I welcome that.
Good luck with the school year starting!
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tracer89016
08/11
Hope your first day went well.  Sounds like you should have a good bunch of kids.  I noticed on your profile your age changed, did you have a birthday?  Or was I looking at someone else.  Maybe I just have birthdays on the brain we had three this weekend my husband, his twin brother and our great nephew all on the 12th.  
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bonzia
08/11
Hi Merileegal,
I guess I'm ready for school to start.  We have meetings wed. and thur. then we are going again.  Had a couple of racing for a few minutes while I was on vacation.  Not high, 147 but enough to get my attention.  I see a dr. tomorrow about thyroid blood test.  my heart rate is in the 90's and low 100's.  At night I have a hard time getting to sleep because of it.
Are you in school yet?  Are you ready for another exciting year of it????  Ha!  Let me know how you do.  How's your heart rates?
Bonzia
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Jannie411
08/11
Just a quick note to say hi!  Doing well, thanks.  I had two job opportunities that I had been pursuing over the past month, which is why I haven't been around lately.  One didn't work out and I don't think the other one will either.  I'm not having any luck finding a job in the corporate world, so have decided to pursue a new and different career.  It will take a lot of time and work to get the new endeavor off the ground, but ultimately it will be worth it.  Hope you are doing well.  You must be getting excited to go back to school.......do you start in late August or early September?   I was so sorry to read of the loss of your cousin.....my thoughts and prayers are with you.  Take care and I will try to do a better job of keeping in touch.....
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tracer89016
08/11
I will be praying for you on the first day back with your new students.  I know you have been doing this for awhile there is just something about the first day of school.  I am excited for you getting to meet all those new little people.  You never know how a teacher can impact a child.  Just think in your class could be a future president, doctor, lawyer the possibilites are endless teachers are so under appreciated and under payed. I guess I am a little bias since Jennifer is a teacher also or at least trying to be.  I tell to keep the faith God has a plan for her.  
One thing  you wont have worry about on the first day is an svt episode.  I am sure there will be to much going on for you to even think about that.  How many students do you have?  Do you have and aide to help out?  
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tracer89016
08/11
I don't even want to think about her getting a job in Alaska.  I think she has applied to every school in Indiana now she is in the process of getting her Kentucky license but she can't take the test until the end of september.  Northern Kentucky is really growing so the school are filling up too.  She is trying to get some jobs being a sub for now.
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tracer89016
08/11
Yeah, I had to stop by the doctors office to take care of some paperwork so I thought I should ask him about it (my leg). He acted like it was no big deal and would probably be like that for a month.  Maybe I am dating myself, but do you have open house for you students the day before school start to meet your incoming students and parent? My daughter is a jobless teacher and we were talking about having open house when she was in elementary school. Just curious if you had a chance to meet your students yet.
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tracer89016
08/11
Thanks it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  My chest did hurt several times and I felt like I was out of breath a lot of the time. I did have a few times when my heart would start beating harder for a few seconds and go back to normal.  My leg was fine though I was more worried about it I think having a blood clot or something but the lump is already starting to go away and it doesn't hurt any more.
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tracer89016
08/11
That would have been so hard as a teacher trying to stay calm on the outside while you are freaking out on the inside.  You must love those kids a lot to be able to do that or should I say not do that ( scare them ).  I am starting to get a little anxious about tomorrow we work 10 hour shifts standing on concrete.  Its not like I haven't been doing this job for the past 22 years though it might take a little time but I will toughen back up.  I am sure I will be tired enough at quitting time stinks that its an hour drive home too love being in the country but hate the drive.
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tracer89016
08/11
I bet that would get your adrenaline flowing. I just went off the beta blockers on saturday so I haven't had any near misses yet not really looking forward to it either.  But on the other hand I was wondering how many calories I would burn during an adrenaline rush like you had lol.  Not to make light of you feeling like your heart was going to stop that must have been terrifying. I never did feel like that it always felt like it was racing then beating wildly out of control and then I would start having pains in my chest.  Just got the paperwork straightened out going back to tomorrow now  woohoo I guess not so sure if  I am happy or sad.  
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