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  1. Someone needs to put a stop to the out of line fight going on about Obama care. My urging.


  2. Cathy did they not discuss mini maze procedure at Barnes?  

    1. cathybuck


      Hi Onna - Yes, my EP said that's something to think about if my afib returns, but considering my situation (paroxysmal, no heart disease) he thought I could achieve NSR with an ablation which is much easier on the patient. It's been 2 1/2 years since I've had full-blown afib, so far so good. But if it comes back, I will discuss that possibility.

      I've heard wonderful things about Dr. Damiano - if you decide on the mini-maze, you'll be in great hands.

      Good luck!

    2. onna


      Thanks for answering.


  3. Hi Cathy--

    Thanks for the suggestion.  I've done what you advised and we'll see how responses go.....

    I'm recuperating from a 28 mile bike ride this past Sunday and I feel like I was run over.  Wind was horrible but

    I was determined to do based on in the gym workouts...I am now taking it VERY easy to get past this.  It was

    a wakeup call I wasn't expecting.



    1. cathybuck


      Hi Adrian - it sounds like your body is trying to tell you that you need to take your workout intensity level down for awhile, however much you wish that wasn't the case. All of this really is a wake-up call, isn't it? For a lot of the folks here, afib was our first brush with serious illness/mortality and a not-so-subtle suggestion that we need to make some adjustments, whether that means lowering one's stress level, stopping drinking, cutting back on the strenuous training, or eating healthier and getting rid of excess weight. Each of us has to figure out what applies in our case, and experiment to see what needs to be done. And we do work our way through it. 

      Best wishes,