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It was four ago I had a defibulator implanted and hooked up to my heart. It was also when the prognosis was for a heart transplant in 4 to 5 years. Well zipped forward to four years later. And they I don't even need the defibulator any more much less a heart transplant
Was that because you had A-fib?
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Was that because you had A-fib?
No I have a rare congenital cardiomyopathy called Noncompaction cardiomyopathy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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My son got his results back from his liver biopsy and he does not have cancer or fatty liver disease. Now they are going to work up whether he has a clotting disorder which can be treated with warfarin which he is on now, as it is.

My wife had an ablation month or so ago and her a fib has stopped. She got a new job he other day, as well, as a pic nurse. It's a .6 but can work into full time.
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My son got his results back from his liver biopsy and he does not have cancer or fatty liver disease. Now they are going to work up whether he has a clotting disorder which can be treated with warfarin which he is on now, as it is.

My wife had an ablation month or so ago and her a fib has stopped. She got a new job he other day, as well, as a pic nurse. It's a .6 but can work into full time.
Great news, Johnny!
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Great news, Johnny!
And today #3 son had a job interview and was going out for a beer. He was chuffed!

The Mrs went and signed in to a new job today and starts orientation on Tuesday.

The bad news is #2 son's MIL was diagnosed with late stage lung cancer and has a month. We've never met before, it's a long story and no need to repeat it.
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The birth of a longed-for baby feels little short of miraculous to every mother. But as Hannah Campbell cradles her newborn daughter, she has a particularly poignant reason for feeling fortunate.

Former soldier Hannah was told by doctors that it would be impossible for her to have a child after being crushed under a bombed building – and being shot in the stomach – while serving in Iraq.

The incident on June 18, 2007, nearly killed the young corporal, who already had one child, Milly, now nine.

The high-velocity sniper’s bullet, which passed straight through her during the attack on a British base, badly damaged her womb, while the building’s collapse left her blind in one eye and with her hand virtually split in two. Her leg was so badly shattered it had to be amputated, making her the only Army mother to lose a limb in the war. Yet against all odds, Hannah has defied her medical prognosis. Last Monday, she gave birth by caesarean to a healthy, 5lb 12oz baby girl that she and her partner Anthony call their ‘little miracle’.

‘The moment she was put on my chest after the birth, I looked into her blue eyes and the joy was indescribable,’ says Hannah, 29, from Northampton.

‘Four years ago I was told I would never have another child and I was absolutely devastated.

‘I never imagined or dared even dream I’d be a mother again one day, but now I have a beautiful baby daughter.

‘Each time I hold her I feel overwhelming love for this amazing little person I thought would never be here.’ For Hannah, the path to the contentment she now feels has been a long and immensely difficult one.

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Boy Scouts rescue Ann Curry after TV journalist is hurt on hiking trail

By Eric Pfeiffer May 10, 2014 5:15 PM The Sideshow

The Boy Scouts from Troop 368 who helped rescue Curry (Scouting Magazine)

In her role as NBC journalist, Ann Curry has reported from some of the world’s hot spots, including Afghanistan, Iraq and Darfur. But when she experienced an unexpected injury on a New Jersey hiking trail, Curry found herself assisted by the Boy Scouts of America.

Writing in Scouting Magazine, Bryan Wendell says Scouts from Berkeley Heights encountered Curry on a trail in Harriman State Park in New York. Curry, 57, had broken her ankle.

“We were hiking along, and we came to a trail intersection,” Scouter Rick Jurgens said, “and a lady was sitting on the ground with her one leg out. We didn’t think anything of it, but one of the guys asked if everything is OK. She said, ‘No, not really. I think I broke my ankle.’ She told us to keep going, but the guys refused.”

Although Jurgens said he recognized Curry’s voice instantly, his scouts had no idea it was the famous TV journalist. Regardless, they went to work creating a splint for Curry.

“We work on these requirements, and here’s an opportunity where it was a true test of all those First Class, Second Class first-aid requirements,” Jurgens said. “They got to use it and use it for real. And they did an outstanding job.”

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However, Curry still wasn’t able to make it down the trail on her own. So, the Scouts “started running into the woods,” and returned with wood, which they combined with tarp, to craft a makeshift stretcher to help carry Curry to the trailhead where her husband and son had gone for help.

By that point, forest rangers had shown up after Curry’s accident was reported.

“They asked, ‘Is there somebody up there who needs rescuing?’ And we said, ‘It’s taken care of,’” Jurgens said.

The Scouts then drove Curry and her family to a nearby hospital.


Showed the park ranger's a thing or two.

Curry then handwrote a thank you letter that was delivered to each of the nine scouts involved in the rescue operation.

“I feel enormously lucky you came along at just the right moment, and were so willing to help a stranger in need,” Curry wrote. “You are a credit to the Boy Scouts and to your families, and I want you to know I am deeply grateful for your kindness and skill.”

On Friday, Curry also wrote a thank you tweet to the Scout troop for her 1.43 million followers......................................... ............................................
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I hope this qualifies as good news, seeing’s as were sending advisers in country…yet again.

100% of declared chemical weapons materials destroyed or removed from Syria



23 June 2014 – The Joint Mission welcomes the removal of the remaining 7.2 per cent of chemical weapons material from the Syrian Arab Republic. With this last movement, the total of declared chemical weapons materials destroyed or removed from Syria has reached 100%. The most operationally challenging task within the effort to eliminate the Syrian chemical weapons programme, has come to an end.

In addition to the completion of the removal operation, the Syrian Arab Republic has destroyed all declared production, mixing and filling equipment and munitions, as well as many buildings associated with its declared chemical weapons programme. With the exception of twelve production facilities that are awaiting a decision by the Executive Council of OPCW, all of the declared Syrian chemical weapons programme has been eliminated in an unprecedented timeframe and under uniquely challenging conditions.

The Joint Mission recognizes the constructive cooperation and commitment demonstrated by the Syrian government throughout this complex operation. The Joint Mission is also grateful for the significant support and professionalism demonstrated by the maritime partners – People’s Republic of China, Denmark, Norway, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and the United States – who have provided critical resources and support to the operations. Moreover, the Joint Mission extends its appreciation to the Republic of Cyprus and the Republic of Lebanon for their facilitation and continuous cooperation.

A new chapter in the elimination process now begins. The Joint Mission thanks the Italian authorities for providing a port for transloading part of the cargo, after which the rest of the materials will be transported onward to the various destruction facilities.

Notwithstanding the progress attained in upholding a global norm on banishing the production and use of chemical weapons, the Joint Mission remains fully mindful of the human tragedy that has befallen the people of Syria. We hope that our contribution will ultimately make a meaningful difference for the Syrian people and the region.

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