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I had been wondering where you had gotten off to. Happy to hear and see you found the corner and happy to be of help. I have used OnX when hunting antelope in eastern Montana where ownerships are confusing and the fences aren't even on the property lines (open range). And hunting white tails in western Montana where the property lines are like yours.
So, did you do the flag drop thing with your drone or just go crashing through the brush with your GIS?
Actually, I did both. I dropped the handkerchief first, before downloading the app. Then I couldn't find the handkerchief LOL! Then I downloaded the app yesterday or the day before, and we decided to go map out the line today since it was windy, and we assumed that would keep the mosquitoes off us a little better.

We walked pretty much straight South from the back of our house, and up the hill behind us in the woods, using the app. When I got to our property line, I wrapped a piece of logger's ribbon around a tree, and then worked our way East. The handkerchief, and the GPS point you gave me were within about 5' of each other, and 10'-15' from the rebar! So, actually, all three methods worked relatively well. Your GPS coordinates, in conjunction with my drone drop, the post that was already there, and the OnX app.
 

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Jeff,
Good luck with your heart "tickle".
They tried it on me twice, didn't work either time.
But, the procedure isn't big deal, once they take blood and put in an IV, they put you to sleep, and 5 minutes later they are done. Another 10 or so you are waking up.
I was told that the longer you have had A-Fib, the harder it is to correct, I suspect I've had it a long time.
The next step is the ablative (scratch the heart wall) and I/we haven't decided to do that yet.
I'm just on Warfarin to reduce the clotting risk. We'll see.
Dan
Oh no not Warfarin! They would find be bleed out somewhere. My years of low dose aspirin is bad enough.
 

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Thanks for your input Dan. I'm glad to hear that the procedure isn't a big deal, because I'm pretty nervous about it. I just picture laying on a table, unconscious, and then them defibrillating you, and your body bouncing on a table violently! I'm trying to not do any internet research of it though, because that just makes matters worse inside my own dark mind LOL! Ya, I have poor expectations of the results of this procedure as well. I just don't even hear many doctors saying "we have a great success rate with this procedure". And if that's the case, I keep wondering "why bother then"? But as you said, the longer you've had it, the harder it supposedly is get and keep the heart in rhythm. That, and the age of the person. They think that I've only had it for about two years, and I'm 54, so they're trying to sell me on the whole "you're a prime candidate for this" thing. I'm not buying it, but I figure I'll let them try it once.
Our youngest daughter has had a flutter since birth. She has turned 46 this year and still has it. I don't think she is too worried about it.
 

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So far it hasn't been a big deal, for either me or the wife. We are both fairly stable and only need to have our INR's checked every 6 weeks or so.
I do have a little bit of excess bleeding but Afrin applied stops it pretty fast.
The more noticeable issue is the bruising, I bruise very easily.

Oh no not Warfarin! They would find be bleed out somewhere. My years of low dose aspirin is bad enough.
 

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I had my heart shocked (electrical cardioversion) two weeks ago today. Prior to putting me under they said they would try shocking me up to three times in an attempt to get my heart back into rhythm if necessary, but that three times was their limit. They only had to do it once, and it worked. For now anyway. I have doubts that it will work long-term, but we'll see. For all I know, I could be irregular again already. I've always been asymptomatic. I've always felt fine, even when my heartbeat was irregular. I've got an EKG set for another two weeks for now. They said if that one comes back "normal", they'll consider taking me off of the Eliquis. We'll see what happens.
 

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Jeff,
This is great news, we are pulling for you that you stay in rhythm.
Thanks Dan. In all honesty, I'm not real concerned about it. My Father, and both MIL and FAL have A-Fib. My FIL is 86, my MIL is 79, and my own father is 77. They're all living with it just fine. Just take the blood thinners, and unless you have other, underlying medical conditions, it seems like you can live a relatively normal, healthy, long life with it.
 

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I don't know how I missed those posts...I had triple bypass in 2005...then some stents in 2014...subsequent to that my cardiologist "discovered" that I had Afib and wanted me to get a pacemaker and / or defibrillator.....I resisted...the doctor always would say..."it just skipped, did you feel it"...I never felt it once....then in 2019 I had an angio and he found another blockage...this was calcified and required a specialist, who discovered a second blockage right after the calcified one and he just used one long stent this time...after that my afib just disappeared...I have to take plavix, and it makes me bleed like crazy
 

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I don't know how I missed those posts...I had triple bypass in 2005...then some stents in 2014...subsequent to that my cardiologist "discovered" that I had Afib and wanted me to get a pacemaker and / or defibrillator.....I resisted...the doctor always would say..."it just skipped, did you feel it"...I never felt it once....then in 2019 I had an angio and he found another blockage...this was calcified and required a specialist, who discovered a second blockage right after the calcified one and he just used one long stent this time...after that my afib just disappeared...I have to take plavix, and it makes me bleed like crazy
Other than the bleeding, it sounds like the stents have remedied most of your problems though? I hope so. It sounds like you lead a pretty active life, and you're still working, so I don't think your medical stuff has slowed you down too much!
 

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...Well the bypass remedied it...and then 2 of the bypass grafts got clogged in 2014 ....so stents straightened that out...then in 2019....more clogs....stent again...but the bleeding is ridiculous .
Even though I'm on the Eliquis, which is a blood thinner, and I get knicks and cuts all the time working in the woods, I don't seem to have a problem with bleeding/clotting. I wonder what the difference is? Dosage maybe? I don't know.
 

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Even though I'm on the Eliquis, which is a blood thinner, and I get knicks and cuts all the time working in the woods, I don't seem to have a problem with bleeding/clotting. I wonder what the difference is? Dosage maybe? I don't know.
I have been on low dose Aspirin for over 20 years. Every little mic or scrape is a bleed event. Compress takes care of it. But really crazy the loss over such little things.
 

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You may already know but, they do make/offer med's that stop bleeding,
or just get some Afrin, yes, the nasal decongestant, and apply that to the leak, it stops the bleeding.
(I had some "work" done in a nostril a few years ago, and while it was healing, I had heavy bleeding, I called the Doctor and that's what they told me, and that that was what they use during procedures to stop bleeding.)

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Most likely (as I'm not a doctor), you can't take those meds (to stop bleeding) while taking other medications to deal with high blood pressure/constricted arteries, things like that, as for those problems, you don't want the blood to clot easily, as it can increase the chance of a stroke or a heart attack.
 

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Most likely (as I'm not a doctor), you can't take those meds (to stop bleeding) while taking other medications to deal with high blood pressure/constricted arteries, things like that, as for those problems, you don't want the blood to clot easily, as it can increase the chance of a stroke or a heart attack.
Exactly (y)...you hit it right on the head @dave_r
 

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I'm talking about topical applications that you apply directly to a leak, not pills that you swallow.



Most likely (as I'm not a doctor), you can't take those meds (to stop bleeding) while taking other medications to deal with high blood pressure/constricted arteries, things like that, as for those problems, you don't want the blood to clot easily, as it can increase the chance of a stroke or a heart attack.
 
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