The Energizer Bunny just died

Hi Guys,

It's been a while since I posted anything.

Just wanted to let you know:

Last Tuesday, I had my regular quarterly checkup at the Montreal Heart Institute pacemaker clinic. My electrophysiologist told me that the Energizer Bunny was just about running out of juice. Packman had been with me since May 2010. Monday morning, I was on the table, getting a new little friend (name suggestions are welcome).

Because of my advanced years (69), they kept me overnight. LET ME SAY THIS: THE PERSONNEL AND THE NURSING STAFF AT THE MONTREAL HEART INSTITUTE, WHILE OVERWORKED AND UNDER PRESSURE, REPRESENT THE BEST THAT HUMANITY HAS TO OFFER!

I am happy to report that I am back home, feeling no pain. My wound seems to be healing nicely and I am experiencing no ill effects.

In closing, I would like to wish everyone in this forum the best Holiday Season possible, and a New Year filled with HEALTH, happiness, prosperity, and perhaps a little vaccine to fo with that.


5 Comments

Suggestions?

by AgentX86 - 2020-12-23 21:39:38

I'd probably go with "Clyde".  It seems to fit your Bradycardia.

"Advanced years"?  69?  Really?  Wow, that's depressing.

Have a merry Christmas, all.

Happy to hear your news

by Gemita - 2020-12-24 06:07:26

Edouard, so glad you have got a new energizer bunny in place and that you have sailed through your device change without difficulty.  At 69, that is hardly advanced age and with your sense of humour you will go far.  

I too wish you a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year (and of course to all our members).  2021 has to be a better year - surely??

Name for the new device:  consider naming it after your favourite family member (a grandchild, a daughter, a son, wife, partner), a favourite lively pet, a musical instrument, an emotion (like joy), a beautiful flower like Camellia

 

Advanced years?

by crustyg - 2020-12-24 07:06:54

In our household, its:

60s = young senior

70s = senior

80s = old senior

90s = survivor

I'm a little younger than you, but I hope to manage another 20-25 years.  My EP-doc predicted (with a touch of weariness - he's young) that I would make 80s...

Best wishes.

Advanced years?

by AgentX86 - 2020-12-24 13:25:28

Crusty, in about seven years, your the left side of your table will shift up by ten.  ;-)  I'm already geting ready for the adjustment. 

I remember getting "senior discounts" at theaters after 55.  I thought that odd because I'm sure I was making more money than 99% of the others in line (late 50s and 60s tend to be peak earning years).  10+ years later, I still find it odd at restaurants for similar reasons. I generally tip 20% plus the discount because the server shouldn't be penalized.  I do put the discount on my property tax in my pocket.  ;-) 

Not everything about getting older is a negative.  Well, like life itself.

Thank you for your comments and suggestions

by Edouard - 2020-12-24 17:09:59

Thank you all for your suggestions. I will give it some thought.

In the meantime, my new little friend can be remotely monitore by the hospital. All I need is a smartphone. The only smartphone that is incompatible with their system is a Huawei. Guess what I've got? Not a problem: my Huawei is so old that I need to handcrank it and ask the operator to connect me! Let's just say that I was due for an upgrade.

Would you believe it? I did all this on Tuesday. Today, Thursday, two days later, BOTH the phone and the monitor are delivered. A tip of the hat to the delivery guys during this, the busiest season of the year, during a pandemic when everyone is ordering on line.

Best regards from this old fart!

You know you're wired when...

You can shop longer than the Energizer Bunny.

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