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Thursday, May 04, 2006

What? You didn't know I was bionic?

Today I had an appointment with my surgeon to check my incision and to ensure that my ICD is working correctly. While there, I was offered the chance to use a new product to check my device from home. It's so weird. It's kind of a modem, where you plug a box into the phone connection, then place the magic antenna over the device, turn it on, and it sends impulse readings from my chest to the hospital.




I don't have the machine yet, as they send it to me via mail and it should arrive in a couple of weeks. But I have to say, I'm kind of interested in trying it. Something about holding a mouselike antenna over my chest and having it send messages to the hospital kinda strikes my funny bone.

Who said I wasn't special? :-)
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4 Comments:

Blogger Sandy said...

Of course you're special. ;)

I could swear I remember my Grandmother calling the doctor's office and sticking the phone on her chest. But then again, she was a bit senile in her last few years.

Michele sent me back.

5/5/06 8:19 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Like "The Twilight Zone" Doo De DooDoo, Doo DeDooDooo" This is truly from "THE FUUUUUTTTUUUURRRRE" (sound effects--A voice in an echo chamber.....)

How Fantastic is that, Margalit???
WOW! That's all I can say. WOWEEEEE!

Here from MIchele tonight for one last time before I go do the things I have to do here in my home....(I'm coming, Sweetie...)

5/5/06 8:35 PM  
Blogger Crayonsetc said...

Ok, that sounds really interesting. They are putting me on an event monitor... and from what I understand, I get to call in with that too. Kind of cool you do that!!

Stopping by via Michele!!

5/5/06 11:31 PM  
Blogger mwgrl5 said...

Thanks for the diagram; it helped me understand what you were explaining. Keep us updated on how this works. I'm very intrigued.

Floated here via BlogMad. I like your template!

6/5/06 8:28 PM  

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