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MiddleFingerMom

(25,163 posts)
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:15 AM Feb 2013

COOL MFM UPDATE!!! 12:15 AM AZ time 2/22/2013 Friday

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Right now, I'm pretty weak and sleepy. They zapped me with the shock paddles (defibrillator) this
afternoon. They give you "conscious sedation" for that -- kind of a relaxed hypnotic state so that
you're separated from the experience (it IS unpleasant) and don't remember it.
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Great news. It worked and my heart rate is regular again -- and all the way down to the low 70's.
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I need to build up my strength/stamina again, but I think I may very well be home again by
tomorrow or Saturday.
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YEEEEEEHHHHHAAAAAAA!!!!!!
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Your Working Boy,
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The Fucking Immortal MiddleFingerMom (all tingly and vibratey)
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COOL MFM UPDATE!!! 12:15 AM AZ time 2/22/2013 Friday (Original Post) MiddleFingerMom Feb 2013 OP
My dear MiddleFingerMom! CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #1
My dear CaliforniaPeggy!!! MiddleFingerMom Feb 2013 #5
Give credit to ACA. TexasTowelie Feb 2013 #13
what rhythm was it in prior to defib? grasswire Feb 2013 #2
Fluctuating pretty wildly from 100-120 -- with occasional spikes to 160. MiddleFingerMom Feb 2013 #6
Where were the porn magazines when all this was happening? Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #19
Haven't you been paying attention? I said they were trying to stimulate my HEARTon. MiddleFingerMom Feb 2013 #22
"your working boy" musette_sf Feb 2013 #3
I wondered if anyone was catching that allusion.. MiddleFingerMom Feb 2013 #7
in the wind caught that. In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #15
Great to hear! Paulie Feb 2013 #4
sounds scary, glad you are OK. hollysmom Feb 2013 #8
Not only are you fucking immortal HeiressofBickworth Feb 2013 #9
I hope that did the trick & you'll get better & better. pacalo Feb 2013 #10
modern medicine sigmasix Feb 2013 #11
So glad to hear you are okay! Melissa G Feb 2013 #12
6:21AM NY EST In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #14
Very good news! union_maid Feb 2013 #16
The news that they want to keep you home makes me happy lunatica Feb 2013 #17
7:42am eastern time irisblue Feb 2013 #18
Really good news HarveyDarkey Feb 2013 #20
Good news! ohiosmith Feb 2013 #21
excellent!! Kali Feb 2013 #23
Glad to hear the good news, MFM. SwissTony Feb 2013 #24
Hang in there, dude SCantiGOP Feb 2013 #25
So happy for you. a kennedy Feb 2013 #26

CaliforniaPeggy

(149,557 posts)
1. My dear MiddleFingerMom!
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:18 AM
Feb 2013

Well, I sure am glad I'm still up to hear this great news!

That is wonderful, on all fronts. Now, if we can just get your heart rhythm to STAY normal!

Have a great sleep!

MiddleFingerMom

(25,163 posts)
5. My dear CaliforniaPeggy!!!
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:54 AM
Feb 2013

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They're adjusting my meds. In the hospital, to help get my heart back into rhythm, they
pump me full of IV amniodorone(sp) and they're unsure why they've never sent me HOME
with a maintenance regimen of oral amniodorone. They will now.
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Plus, they're upping my dosage of Lasix (Furosemide) -- my YOU-GO-NOW pill. Part of my
problem has been excess fluid retention (I'm on fluid restrictions BUT I live in the freakin'
desert and have to watch for dehydration).
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So I think they're paying more attention now on sending me home and KEEPING me home.
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They DID remind me that this would cut down drastically on the frequency of my tagteam
bedbaths... and then they all left the room quickly.
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It's still true -- nobody likes to see a grown man cry.
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TexasTowelie

(112,037 posts)
13. Give credit to ACA.
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:14 AM
Feb 2013

They pay the hospital based upon the outcome (get you out of the hospital and keeping you out) instead of being paid for all the individual procedures.

Great news for you and I hope that everything continues to go well. This place isn't nearly as fun without your posts.

HeiressofBickworth

(2,682 posts)
9. Not only are you fucking immortal
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:20 AM
Feb 2013

but you are now electrified!

I'm beginning to think you will do anything to keep us all on the edges of our seats.

Take care.

pacalo

(24,721 posts)
10. I hope that did the trick & you'll get better & better.
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:24 AM
Feb 2013

I just thought of the Jack Nicholson quote:

"The next woman who takes me on is gonna light up like a pinball machine & pay off in silver dollars!"



Get better, Immortal One!



Melissa G

(10,170 posts)
12. So glad to hear you are okay!
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:50 AM
Feb 2013

I'm thrilled to hear of your ongoing immortality! I hope the meds are making it a more comfortable and secure immortality. Thinking goods thoughts of you: Healthy, if a bit Zingie... surrounded by Love and Light (((((((MFM)))))))

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
14. 6:21AM NY EST
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:21 AM
Feb 2013

[img][/img] Thank you for the very cool update! [img][/img]
BTW ~ When you get your fucking wonderful self home. stay there. until your health is fucking all better. ok. don't make me drive thousands of miles to remind you that Teh Lounge Diva needs you, MFM.

irisblue

(32,949 posts)
18. 7:42am eastern time
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:45 AM
Feb 2013

this update made me smile, then MFM+vibratey+working boy in the same post.... .gotta go get more caffeine..must have more caffeine for functioning....

Kali

(55,006 posts)
23. excellent!!
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:16 PM
Feb 2013

they probably should sell tickets for that. i'd drop a few buck to watch - or maybe more to flip the switch

SwissTony

(2,560 posts)
24. Glad to hear the good news, MFM.
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:33 PM
Feb 2013

You almost certainly don't want adulation from a fellow old fart, but you're one poster whose posts I never miss.

Keep going, big fella.

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