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Ok, this is going to sound like a strange question but here goes.

 

I've got a medtronic kappa DR 703 pacemaker, it's less than a month old. Recently there's been some concern over its healing, it was thought there was an infection in the scar and swabs have been taken. Last night I noticed a bump above the scar, woke up today with a 2cm loop of wire sticking out of the wound. I went straight to the GP at 9 this morning and she agreed I'd need a specialist to look at it. As my specialist is on the other side of the country she phoned his sectretary. Turns out he's in theatre so GP took my number and sent me home to await a phone call telling me what to do.

 

Me being me, and slightly paranoid about infection I've read and reread the manual which quite clearly states that this is an A&E case, problem is A&E on this side of the country refuses to take anything to do with pacemakers not registered to their own pacemaker clinic. I've waited 3 hours on the doctor calling and by the time she calls and I know what's happening, travel to Glasgow and the rest I wont see the dr before he goes home. Is it worth taking myself to A&E at the glasgow hospital and asking that someone sees me?

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Jen, i would def go to A&E. If your manual clearly states that this is an A&E case then i would'nt be taking any chances. Surely they cant turn you away :o

 

Go now hun and good luck x

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I know it's late, but I really hope you went to A&E.

 

I suspect the pacemaker issue concerns the actual workings of the device, wheras this is now an open wound that needs dressing and infection control.

 

No A&E dept can refuse to look at this, and I seriously doubt you will find any resistance.

 

Best of luck, and don't take no for an answer

 

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Hi sweetie

 

Hope you're ok.

 

Thinking about you,

 

xx

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Went to A&E here and they turned me away saying I was a glasgow case! went to glasgow and was put on antibiotics, they've changed the wire and i'm home to recover, bed rest for a few days :)

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Glad to hear from you Jen - you had me worried there.

 

Get in touch when you're up and around again and I'll take you out for a drink or two. You know how to contact me.

 

Look after yourself.

 

xx

:)

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Nothing to worry about HC, this is my first pacemaker but i've had a few implantables, it's old news to me really, the idea of infection is scary as this is the first implant with wires going direct to the heart.

 

Was stuck on a ward with a load of pensioners then doctors wonder why I feel like a wee old lady lol.

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LOL - glad to hear it.

 

Shame you're going to miss tomorrow though - might just be me and a load of men.

 

Poor sweet me - how will I cope?

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Oh no, however indeed lol. I'm not so chuffed that I have to miss it, i was looking forward to a wee night out in weegie land! I'm sure you'll cope fine with the men, I want status reports on any cute singles (what! I'm allowed to window shop:p)

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LOL jen - I'm going round to a pal's tomorrow to beg a camera especially to take pics for you.

 

Mind you, first come, first served.

 

;)

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awww no fair, ok fine not sure how the other half will react at my window shopping anyway. Fortunately he isn't one of these whiny dependant types, i had an ex who was and he did my head in, this one is more likely to find my window shopping funny - even bought me a giant anthony kiedis poster to slobber over:D

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LOL - he sounds lovely.

 

And - I hasten to add - all I'll be doing is a lot of flirting and window shopping. However I come across online, I'm really not that kind of girl.

 

I'm looking forward to a few pints with the lads though -that's my kind of night.

 

:D

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Yeah, guys make a better night than girls, in general girls spew too easy, I never throw up so how come that always makes me delegated hair holder??? Guys are also more laid back on nights out, can't stand bitchy girl tension. Give me a few pints down the tavern any day.

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and yeah, he is lovely, he even lets me stay in denial about how long we've been going out :)

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Me too Jen - most of my pals are male - and I never spew. Get very drunk and roll home holding each other up, of course - end up on their sofas ...

 

LOL - I'd better stop here!

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Spewing is just wrong. Sleeping on the sofa - never, i'm a guest so i get the bed! Dancing down buchannan street pole dancing with the lamp posts is about as drunk as i get. oh wait, there was that time walking down the high street in edinburgh and those bloody cobbles snapped off my heels so i started arguing with them (the cobbles)

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LOL - I've been carried down Byres Road singing "I've got 3 legs" - while the two folk carrying me hopped and occasionally let one of my legs down to the ground to add veracity to the song. And when we all fell over it didn't even hurt.

 

(this is going to turn into a Monty Pythonesque skit, innit?)

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oh dear. there's nothing like a good night out, doctors are just out to spoil our fun!

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Well - when you're better - book a night with your mammy - and let's go out and hit Glasgow. Or you can stay here - and yes, of course you can have my bed (only coz my sofa bed is soooo comfy and I love it).

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ma mammy loves it when i go home to see her, she thinks it's brilliant to have the whole family at home - fruitcake that she is! A night out it is then the minute I can drink again, the hospital has me in again on christmas eve :eek: i don't care if the pacemaker is walking on a lead they're not keeping me in hospital over christmas!

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Quite right! I'm going home to me ma's for Xmas as she likes to count her chicks and check they're all where she wants them. But after that I'll be well up for a party - as me dad is a preacher Xmas is nice, but not exactly kicking.

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My mum loves having us all there 5 kids and 2 grandkids (both under 5, both holy terrors i kid you not). We're all catholic so we get to go to midnight mass (boyfriend included poor soul) and we go to morning mass and stuff but I couldn't imagine having my parents work at christmas, mums supposed to cook and dad has to help us assemble stuff then wrestle with the DVD player to get the game he always gets working, we've got him deal or no deal this year.

 

I'm hoping to be back in action early into the new year (just in time for exams yay!) and there's the court date for the first hearing then (i think i'll sign myself off sick). After that we should be grand for a drink. Just finished filling in 4 mitigating circumstances forms, uni are going to love me!

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There's 4 of us and 8 grandkids - oldest is 20, youngest is 4. Ouch - where did that time go?

 

New year suits me well.

 

:)

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Hi Jen

 

Hope you're feeling well today. I'm just off to borrow a camera for tonight. I'll have a drink for you.

 

xx

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thanks HC you guys have fun tonight, heard on the grapevine that glasgow has snow!

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