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    Life is getting back to normal

    Hi all,
    I am happy to report that my wife returned home from the hospital last evening following a high tech procedure (atrial albation) and her heart heart rate is down from 135-150 to a healthy 60-70. She should be back to her old self in a few days. Her doc wants her to get active as quickly as possible so I am looking forward to returning her daily chores back to her!

    We are fortunate to be living in the cardiovascular disease capitol of the world because we have excellent cardiac care. My wife's whole experience from the ambulance EMTs to discharge was excellent. Unfortunately, SCI care is at the opposite end of the quality continuum and virtually non-existent here.

    We are both looking forward to a 2010 free of any major medical crisis, and I know you all feel the same way.
    Last edited by SCIfor55+yrs.; 12-29-2009 at 02:25 PM.
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    I'm very glad to hear your wife got excellent care and is doing well. Here's to a Happy New Year.

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    The very best of news! So happy to hear it.
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    Great news!

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    Good news, glad to hear it. I hope there's no reoccurrence in the New Year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
    Hi all,
    I am happy to report that my wife returned home from the hospital last evening following a high tech procedure (atrial ablation) and her heart heart rate is down from 135-150 to a healthy 60-70. She should be back to her old self in a few days. Her doc wants her to get active as quickly as possible so I am looking forward to returning her daily chores back to her!

    We are fortunate to be living in the cardiovascular disease capitol of the world because we have excellent cardiac care. My wife's whole experience from the ambulance EMTs to discharge was excellent. Unfortunately, SCI care is at the opposite end of the quality continuum and virtually non-existent here.

    We are both looking forward to a 2010 free of any major medical crisis, and I know you all feel the same way.
    so glad things are better. and as far as sci care in sc, so far I have not found a doctor who will accept me as a patient. where do sc gimps go for care? every single option on my list has not a single sci patient, and will not suggest or referr me to a doctor who does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jody View Post
    so glad things are better. and as far as sci care in sc, so far I have not found a doctor who will accept me as a patient. where do sc gimps go for care? every single option on my list has not a single sci patient, and will not suggest or referr me to a doctor who does.
    Jody,
    Welcome to 3rd world rehab. I am currently training a relatively recent grad from the med school here who is starting his own practice. He is a family practice M.D. and needed patients, so he agreed to learn. He has developed some confidence and has recently added a para to his patient load. My problem is that I need someone in geriatric sci medicine who knows more than me.

    Here are a couple suggestions. Try contacting the Roger C Peace rehab hospital in Greenville, which is up in your neck of the woods. They do treat a few SCIs and might
    be able to refer you. They have a toll free no.

    http://www.ghs.org/Content.aspx?id=102

    You might also call the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association. It is a good way to network. They try to be as helpful as they can. I am sure they have members up in your area.

    http://www.scspinalcord.org/modules/...lish/?tac=Home

    Good luck. Life as an SCI ain't easy down here!
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

    See my personal webpage @
    http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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    I'm glad to hear the good news 55! I wish you both luck in the new year with no more set-backs.

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    I'm happy to hear your wife's heart rate is down and she was able to return home.
    Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash

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    Great news 55, nothing like feeling good in your own home.

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