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Braincase
08-28-2007, 07:55 AM
Irregular heartbeat, atrial fibrillation. They're going to stop my heart and restart it to get it beating right again... but for a brief moment, I'll be dead.

I plan to NOT move towards the light.

rageeumr
08-28-2007, 07:56 AM
I've got a buddy who's had to do this twice. Come out of it fine both times. Sure as hell sounds scary though.

Fried Meat Ball!
08-28-2007, 07:58 AM
Flip the light the bird... just to see what happens.

percysnow
08-28-2007, 07:58 AM
I had a similar situation last month. . I had this hang nail on the pinky toe of my left foot. . everytime I took a step it would dig into me it was the worst!!! and just last week I went to the barber and he cut my hair way too short. . it was horrible.

percysnow
08-28-2007, 08:00 AM
but for real . . hope alll goes well!

trndobrd
08-28-2007, 08:01 AM
I don't think you are technically dead until your brainwaves stop. If I'm wrong, tell my Uncle Joe I said "hi".

Dartgod
08-28-2007, 08:02 AM
I've got a buddy who's had to do this twice. Come out of it fine both times. Sure as hell sounds scary though.
One could assume that he came out of the first one fine, since he had to go through it a second time.

Braincase
08-28-2007, 08:11 AM
I don't think you are technically dead until your brainwaves stop. If I'm wrong, tell my Uncle Joe I said "hi".

SO, I could smoke some of that stuff in your avatar, and be considered legally dead, right?

The Red Sea
08-28-2007, 08:19 AM
Irregular heartbeat, atrial fibrillation. They're going to stop my heart and restart it to get it beating right again... but for a brief moment, I'll be dead.

I plan to NOT move towards the light.



I wish you well!

Just by chance my Father will be having this done Thursday morning at...5 A.M!

Its an important thing to get done as you know but when I heard the time I was like thats just not right.
One to do that to the patient but what time will the docs alarm go off & just how awake can he possibly be by then.

I dont like it at all.

My dad has some other complication & hes nervous as hell.
Hes been sneaking in the extra grandfather time with my kids this week.

Hes had a couple of other procedures but for some reason this one has him a tad more nervous then those did.
Hes 68 & has Diabetes plus a couple of other things.

Again I wish you well.

Simply Red
08-28-2007, 08:25 AM
So when should we start to panic if you're not posting in the future?

KCFalcon59
08-28-2007, 08:27 AM
Can I have your KU BB tickets for that minute you are dead?

siberian khatru
08-28-2007, 08:28 AM
You've got a heart?

Phobia
08-28-2007, 08:29 AM
Good luck, Bob. Doesn't sound fun at all. I think I'd rather have a prostate exam.

HypnotizedMonkey
08-28-2007, 08:29 AM
Death is an infinitely long DMT trip induced by the Pineal Gland.. where your solid beliefs in "real-life" come together in a new dream-like reality! Nothing to be afraid of! Time doesn't exist! :)

Planetman
08-28-2007, 08:33 AM
for a brief moment, I'll be dead.
Not exactly.

Death:

1. The end of life. The cessation of life. (These common definitions of death ultimately depend upon the definition of life, upon which there is no consensus.)

2. The permanent cessation of all vital bodily functions. (This definition depends upon the definition of "vital bodily functions.") See: Vital bodily functions.

3. The common law standard for determining death is the cessation of all vital functions, traditionally demonstrated by "an absence of spontaneous respiratory and cardiac functions."

4. The uniform determination of death. The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in 1980 formulated the Uniform Determination of Death Act. It states that: "An individual who has sustained either
(1) irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions, or
(2) irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem is dead. A determination of death must be made in accordance with accepted medical standards." This definition was approved by the American Medical Association in 1980 and by the American Bar Association in 1981.

In any event, avoid that light at all costs.

Planetman
08-28-2007, 08:34 AM
Good luck, Bob. Doesn't sound fun at all. I think I'd rather have a prostate exam.
Where's Clayton when you need him and he could prove useful?

Frankie
08-28-2007, 08:40 AM
Good luck to you BC. Tell us if you see the light. My niece asked me if I did a few days after my heart event last year. Unfortunately the answer was no.

gblowfish
08-28-2007, 08:56 AM
If, in your dream state, you see Mark Mangino offering you a twinkie...
Don't do it! Don't move towards the twinkie!!!

Let us know how the experience goes when you're back and feeling fine...as you surely will be, you crazy J-Hawk.

the Talking Can
08-28-2007, 08:59 AM
don't crap yourself when you die

Ari Chi3fs
08-28-2007, 09:00 AM
Can I have your KU BB tickets for that minute you are dead?

ROFL. Damn, stole my humor away from me before I got to unleash teh funnay.


Hope all is well, Braincase. Sounds wild.

trndobrd
08-28-2007, 09:08 AM
SO, I could smoke some of that stuff in your avatar, and be considered legally dead, right?



Smoke the stuff from by Bam Morris signature dime bag? You wouldn't be legally dead, but you would just suffer from mediocre performance, slap your wife and end up in the Arena League.

FAX
08-28-2007, 09:15 AM
Best of luck to you, Mr. Braincase. I'm certain all will go well.

Oh, and be sure to think tons of positive thoughts for a couple of days prior to the procedure. There is a theory that, when you come back, it's like a re-boot and the positive thought energy will manifest itself in your life after reentry.

FAX

ROYC75
08-28-2007, 09:18 AM
Damn Bob, there are other ways of doing crazy things in life.......I mean , if you want excitement, try something different, OK .............

Rain Man
08-28-2007, 09:24 AM
If you see my grandpa, ask him where he put that Standing Liberty silver dollar that he used to carry around, and ask him if I can have it.

BIG_DADDY
08-28-2007, 09:28 AM
My mother has been through hell with that. We will keep you in our prayers bro. She has seen a boat load of specialists on this so if killing you doesn't work let me know. There is a new procedure that they are getting great results from and I'll get the info for you. God bless.

boogblaster
08-28-2007, 09:34 AM
Good luck ...If you're a camel-humper you might want to take a look into the light..might be some goat-blood wine and young girls waiting ...

the Talking Can
08-28-2007, 09:38 AM
my dad had it done a decade ago....smooth sailing since

Ari Chi3fs
08-28-2007, 10:43 AM
Best of luck to you, Mr. Braincase. I'm certain all will go well.

Oh, and be sure to think tons of positive thoughts for a couple of days prior to the procedure. There is a theory that, when you come back, it's like a re-boot and the positive thought energy will manifest itself in your life after reentry.

FAX

There is much truth to Mr. FAX's musings.

BigRedChief
08-28-2007, 10:57 AM
Irregular heartbeat, atrial fibrillation. They're going to stop my heart and restart it to get it beating right again... but for a brief moment, I'll be dead.

I plan to NOT move towards the light.I was a part of the team that performed this procedure on patients about twice a week for 9 years. Never saw or heard of an issue. All you are doing is stopping the electrical current so that it can start again. I've never saw it fail to bring the patient out of A-fib.

It sounds scary and there are risks but it was really viewed as a minor procedure by us RT's.

Simply Red
08-28-2007, 11:01 AM
If you see my grandpa, ask him where he put that Standing Liberty silver dollar that he used to carry around, and ask him if I can have it.
LMAO

Inspector
08-28-2007, 11:04 AM
Hey...it never hurts.

Said a prayer for ya man! Good luck.

Use this as an excuse to slow down and take it easy.

cdcox
08-28-2007, 11:04 AM
Say "Hi" to John Goodman for us.


If you can't find him, don't stick around looking for him, just come on back.

DaFace
08-28-2007, 11:06 AM
Just make sure to have someone come on and give us an update if you're going to be down for a while. We don't want to have to send DenverChief after you.

the Talking Can
08-28-2007, 11:08 AM
Just make sure to have someone come on and give us an update if you're going to be down for a while. We don't want to have to send DenverChief after you.

for some reason I read this as "say hi to John Denver"....