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Sorry to hear this Bret, but be thankful in the knowledge that it has been found before going into a full blown heart attach or stroke. In my line of work we have to undergo a fairly strenious medical every year and it's surprising how many lives it has probably saved due to early diagnosis of unknown issues. Get sorted then enjoy your holidays.

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5 hours ago, Bibs said:

What do they think it is, atrial fibrillation? 

Might be worth investing in an Apple Watch, they have very advanced heart rate tracking nowadays. 

https://www.wareable.com/apple/apple-watch-heart-rate-monitor-guide-340

 

Yes, spot on, atrial fibrillation. Now I've had a chance to read up about this, it no longer seems quite so scary and I know it can be controlled. It just came at me like a bolt out of the blue on Thursday as I had no symptoms, was simply going for a routine medical and, being reasonably fit, never having had any major health worries, I was expecting to be told all is well as usual. I guess the biggest shock was being told I couldn't fly to Argentina today as my condition could cause unexpected complications on a long haul flight. It's the sudden realisation of ones own mortality that hits you and in my mind, I'm a regular Peter Pan, forever young and never having to even think about health matters. :D

At least I have good health and travel insurance so I will get most of the holiday cost back but, of course, that is insignificant when it comes to your health and maybe this was the wake up call needed, to really bring it home to me. Thanks for the link Bibs, I'll take a look at getting one I think.:thumbup:

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Had an uneven fast slow you name it heart beat that would then go back to normal would come on when sitting watching TV then I'd be ok playing squash.

I'm 52 way under 11 stone never been on any meds and in the end over the last 3 years the episode got longer and longer still went to work as an industrial Refrigeration eng so quite strenuous at times.

Ended up having Cryogenic atrial oblation and now it's like I've never had a heart problem 

No pills no further checkups and to be honest I thought if I can't get this sorted then I'd have to give up work because when my heart was playing up I was down to 50%.

So try not to worry if you can the most important thing is it's been spotted and now it can be tackled 

 

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6 hours ago, Bibs said:

What do they think it is, atrial fibrillation? 

Might be worth investing in an Apple Watch, they have very advanced heart rate tracking nowadays. 

https://www.wareable.com/apple/apple-watch-heart-rate-monitor-guide-340

 

Got recommended to me a fair while, my heart rate varies 40 -  140 & have to keep an eye on it if I’m doing several flights of stairs or walking uphill. Quite a few of the doctors at the surgery all wear them. Hope you get sorted quickly, they picked my issue up with an ecg at the surgery, scared the hell out of me at the time but now know how to manage it & not push myself plus statins & low dose aspirin.

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3 hours ago, philcool said:

Had an uneven fast slow you name it heart beat that would then go back to normal would come on when sitting watching TV then I'd be ok playing squash.

I'm 52 way under 11 stone never been on any meds and in the end over the last 3 years the episode got longer and longer still went to work as an industrial Refrigeration eng so quite strenuous at times.

Ended up having Cryogenic atrial oblation and now it's like I've never had a heart problem 

No pills no further checkups and to be honest I thought if I can't get this sorted then I'd have to give up work because when my heart was playing up I was down to 50%.

So try not to worry if you can the most important thing is it's been spotted and now it can be tackled 

 

Phil, I’ve sent you a message. 👍

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PO11 UTE      number plate on a Range Rover, spied on the A3 today. Why didn't I think of this...…….

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Estate Agents. I could elaborate but I expect 'nuff said :wallbash:


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1 minute ago, Colin P said:

Estate Agents. I could elaborate but I expect 'nuff said :wallbash:

100%

But it's the whole process. Our house took over 3 months - no forward chain - took us threatening to walk away for them to finally complete.

Lawyers say X isn't doing Y while Z says lawyers aren't doing anything... 

Brother is in the process of buying a new house in America, within a week he had pre approval for the mortgage, made an offer on the house, received and accepted an offer on his and should be complete within 6 weeks at most of the start date. Why can't the English process be so easy and quick?

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38 minutes ago, RoflOnMyWaffle said:

100%

But it's the whole process. Our house took over 3 months - no forward chain - took us threatening to walk away for them to finally complete.

Lawyers say X isn't doing Y while Z says lawyers aren't doing anything... 

Brother is in the process of buying a new house in America, within a week he had pre approval for the mortgage, made an offer on the house, received and accepted an offer on his and should be complete within 6 weeks at most of the start date. Why can't the English process be so easy and quick?

It can, but lawyers on both sides draw it out to inflate their time and therefore their fee's. Plus, they are incredibly inefficient in what they do. They've got a monopoly and they know it. We should open up conveyancing to competition and let others come in - after all it's a fairly straight forward process but then how often have the lawyers not doing the searches etc. properly which has resulted in disputes etc...

It's a stitch up. Plain and simple. And Jo Public gets fleeced. The professions are shysters and the old boy network protects them.

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Isn't it different in Scotland?


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2 hours ago, C8RKH said:

It's a stitch up. Plain and simple. And Jo Public gets fleeced. The professions are shysters and the old boy network protects them.

It's the government that are the biggest highwaymen. Tax on something already taxed. Lets just say my stamp duty bill would by a very nice Evora!!!

31 minutes ago, pete said:

Isn't it different in Scotland?

Yes, but in some ways it can actually be worse.

 


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Colin, Stamp Duty is up there with inheritance tax! How the (enter swear word of choice) did that ever become a thing and who bought it in . I need to look that up sometime 

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4 hours ago, pete said:

Isn't it different in Scotland?

It is but things can bog down just as much as in England. Try selling a house in England and buying in Scotland like I just did. As the law is different in both countries and neither specialise in both, I had to have a solicitor in England to sell and another solicitor in Scotland to buy. Double trouble! I also had dead sloths as as buyers (buying to let so in no real rush plus they used "internet solicitors" which are cheap for a reason) and my seller's solicitor dragged their feet on a crucial document right to the day before, while the removal truck was making it's way down to load up. I will say my estate agent in England (Purple Bricks) was great, they just did their job at a fraction of the cost and my solicitor in Scotland was great too but she wasn't cheap. Still managed to buy in 12 weeks but I feel it would have been longer if I hadn't constantly badgered other people's providers.

One estate agent used me like a pawn and cost me over £500 in flights and hotels for the family to view a house that was already 90% of the way to being completed. Used my offer to spur the other party's solicitor in to completing quicker.


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17 hours ago, Dan E said:

inheritance tax

That was bought in on the excuse it would redistribute wealth. To the government, yes but to the common man, haha!! 

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I simply cannot understand why they were not shot dead


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The Welsh rugby side. Today their behaviour was appalling several players arguing with the ref throughout the game, particularly Bigger. Carney should have penalised him several times for backchat and as for his behavious after the final whistle...... completely unnecessary.

just glad they lost. 

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I thought my passenger door handle was loose because the clamping plate needed bending but, when I investigated it today, I found that the insert for the rear mounting screw had broken out of the plastic.  Of course the handles are no longer available but I have a plan.  I may be posting in here again if said plan doesn't work.


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I think SJs have the handles, but they are very expensive.

The Toyota handles are the worst bit of the Excel - should have stuck with the "Marina" door handles.

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The original insert had broken free so I (well, a friend with a mill and a lathe) bored out what remained of the boss to clean it up and made up a 9mm diameter insert tapped with a 6mm thread.  Some Loctite HY4070 and a welded-on strap to the lock assembly fixing hole should keep it in place.  Feels pretty solid now it's back on the car. 👍

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My father in law lost his 25 yr battle with prostate cancer today.

While I was taking care of our grandson here in NY my wife flew down to Florida yesterday in time to be there for him, but I felt terrible I was not able to be there for her (she had a tough go all day)  I know in time she'll feel good she was able to be there, unpleasant as the end was..  😢

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Bad day for me.  Job is looking shaky, company in trouble, have a meeting tomorrow with the company owners.  Our main family car, a Volvo XC90, has decided to call it a day (diff gone, £3000 fix).   And my Mother has been given a couple of weeks to live due to heart failure.  Need to get some cash so may need to sell the Mustang too.  So a bad day.

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