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BobD and JeanJeannies Late Breakfast Get-Together in Exeter, Devon

Who would be interested in coming along for a late breakfast and natter at The Rougemont Hotel in Exeter (right opposite Exeter Central Railway Station) on either Wednesday the 12th September or Wednesday 26th September at 11am. We will have to go with the date the majority can make. Cereal, yogurts and a cooked breakfast with tea or coffee for 10pounds (pound sign not working). Everyone welcome, please reply with your preferred date, we would love to meet you all.

Bob and Jean

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Hi Bob and Jean

Yes I would love to come I would prefer 12th but I have to be honest I can make either. I really could do with natter sadly for other reasons I have had to give up my voluntary work and feeling bit lonely. Hopefully see you soon x

Carol B.

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Hi Bob and Jean,

Oh how wonderful! I so wish I could come, but I’m too far away and probably wouldn’t be up to it anyway. But it’s a great idea, and I hope you all have a fab time :)

J x

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Im in the middle of the USA and my private jet(🙄) is in for repairs but will b there in spirit! How fun it would be if all of us could gather together and chat in person,

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Hoski as usual you have me cracking up. I’m close to Manhattan and would love to meet for mimosas and brunch if anyone close and could make it

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Where do yiu live close to Manhattan. I am I Nj Morris county.

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Hi Rebma I actually texted you awhile ago about my EP in Hackensack Medical I saw him Tues and he said you weren’t in touch, hope you’re feeling well . I live about 40 minutes from city in Rockland Cty Ny

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Sorry I don’t know if I saw it. Would you mind sending me info again. I seem to be going backwards instead of forward. Do you also see a cardiologist out of Hackensack medical. Hackensack is about 45 minutes from where I live. Thank yiu

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My Electrophysiologist is at Hackensack his name is Glaudio Radaslovich he’s wonderful just did my pacemaker. My cardiologist is in Rockland where I live but needed the best to convert me and he sent me to Dr Radaslovich who gave me meds heavy duty for 3 weeks and did my cardiversion . I have been in SR no AFIB since April 2017. I know it can return but enjoying the normal heart rhythm for as long as I can

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Thank you. Did the pacemaker not control your afib? What medicines we’re yiu on? Did u get cardioverted after pacemaker? This afib is not good. Thank yiu

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My AFIB was the worst up alnight blood pressure high day and night I was ready to jump from a bridge. First conversion took no prep meds lasted 7 days Dr Rad put me on 400mg amiodarone 2 times a day and Magnesium 400 twice a day. Then hit me with the conversion pads. After pacemaker I actually wen t from high pressure to 65 controlled. AFIB can still come back with pacemaker. Off amiodarone after 1 year wreaking havoc on eyes got hypothyroidism from that med but helped with conversion. Now just praying I stay in SR

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I was on that horrible medicine for a month high dose then tapered off. I now have deposits on my corneas. Wants to see eye specialist. So far thryoid is ok but who knows. I would rather have had a broken leg or arm than this afib. Changed my whole life. Always live in fear of it

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I know how you feel I was mad at the world when I went into AFIB during a stomach surgery. Have had 3 more cancer surgeries since and pray every time I go under the knife. Dr Rad told me it’s the luck of the draw that if I flip he will always be there to try something new. I really think that worrying is my downfall too. Everyday I take my pressure and monitor my heart. Have a machine that alerts the Dr if I flip but believe me I will definitely know. Keep your chin up and think about another opinion at Hackensack

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Do you have the kardia monitor? Does your readings go to Dr rad or your cardiologist. I find it the worse because I am afraid to venture too far from home. I was so active and my husband and I traveled I worked. If you don’t mind my asking what age category do yiu fall under.

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No I don’t have the Kardia monitor I have a small box that is called a Latitude from Boston Scientific thats the company that made my pacemaker it alerts my cardiologist who in turn alerts me but Dr Radaslovich said if I need him to he can always get reading to checkI just turned 73 and get what you are saying my husband and I did a lot more than we do now. Its mostly Atlantic City but love Saratoga

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How long have you had afib? My neighbor has a pacemaker and she had a slow heart rate that is why they put her in. I am 64 but feel like 104. Lost so much weight. It not on purpose. Sorry about your cancer surgeries you have been through so much. You are very strong.

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Had my first afib attack in 2016I was healthy except for breast and bladder cancers. When I came out of Surgery Dec 19th 2016 I was in Afib I wish they tried to correct it before I came out of hospital on the 29th. My heart raced since then but after my kidney was removed June 2017: the meds I was on controlled my heart but slowed heart to 45 that’s when we decided pacemaker would be about best solution

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Sorry Rebma hope I didn’t confuse you. Pacemaker installed last week a year after conversion

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Re Bob and Jean's Sept Exeter breakfast: I was going to ask you for a lift if you could make a stop at the airport in Atlanta and pick me up but as your plane is in for repairs we will have to catch the next breakfast.😢 take care. irina

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You know I would love to, Ive never been out of the country! A trip to England would be so grand!

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I agree. I used to travel a lot when I was young. It was easier and from Miami I could often fly to Europe for less air fare than it cost to fly to California. Plus my sister was married to a Scotsman for a time in the 90's. They lived in Cumbria and I could look out their living room window and see the sheep in the field. Also there was a farm down the road for fresh eggs. What a nice way to live. I have always lived in big American cities. The sameness of our big cities leaves a lot to be desired in the charm category for me. We have a lot of states here to visit but for me, travel means crossing a big body of water, using different money, and often hearing a different language.

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So true for me too!! LOL

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Hey Hoski, you aren't referring to Air Force One are you?? 😂😂😂😂

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Yes, Pres Trump could have offered me a ride along

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Oh that sounds fun Jean. Wish I could come but Exeter is a bit far from me and although my sister lives near Launceston we probably won't be visiting her in September.

Have a lovely time and if any of you ever visit North Yorkshire do let me know - we could have tea in Betty's!

H x

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Betty's tea room was a regular haunt for me when I worked in Harrogate. A seat by the window watching the world go by, very restful.

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Wow Dee, small world! They've got a second one at Harlow Carr gardens now but it doesn't have the same feel as the one in town. Husband was at Harrogate hospital for over 30 years, it's where we met. You weren't working there too were you?

Talking of hospitals, hope you don't mind my asking, but how did things go last Friday?

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No I worked as a change management consultant at a consultancy in the offices opposite Harlow Carr Gardens. Will message you re my hospital apps.

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I was in York for work this week and visited Betty's. I bought a lot of it home with me, too!

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It's too yummy to leave behind :-(

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Would have loved to meet up with everyone but it's too far Hope you all have a great breakfast meeting

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Wish I had a helicopter 🚁

What a lovely idea - I hope you have a lovely time.

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Room for me in your helicopter too ?

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Sure - P0rtnahapp1e and Vony too!

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😁 You’re comment reminded me of my favourite TV ad at the moment. It’s for our powerball lotto. I thought BobD might appreciate this too, being mechanical.

Wish I could be at the catch up but it’s a bit too far from Perth, Australia 🇦🇺

Have fun!

Kaz

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Love the video 😂

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Yes, I’d like some powerball problems in my life 😂If only!

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😂 Yeah, and the parking could be a problem over here, it's hard enough with a car!

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I may well be in Exeter towards the end of September (my home town) so will put the dates in my diary. It's a long time since I have been to the Rougemont, it has changed a lot over the years. Hope to see you there.

Cassie

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Hope you are still coming to our late breakfast meeting on the 26th Cassie?

Jean

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Hi Jean - Seems I will not be able to attend now. Hubby had has is six month prostate check up yesterday and they want an urgent scan done and it should be either Wednesday or Thursday next week, have not heard yet. I really was looking forward to seeing you all.

Cassie

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Hi jeanjeannie I would prefer the 26th as I am in Marseille until 10th.

Could make 12th at a push though.

Jackie

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I may be able to make the 26th but I can't make the 12th

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Just checking to see if you are still coming to the late breakfast meeting in Exeter?

Jean

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Good morning. That sounds lovely. It's a bit of a journey for me but on a direct train line. I could carry on down to Dawlish afterwards! Either day would be fine for me.

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A lovely idea , thank you . I can manage either date .

I will be driving up from the Okehampton area and would be more than happy to collect others enroute .

Jean x

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Hi Bob and Jean I would love to try and come I'm in Surrey but I'll give it a go 26th is better forme. Thank you x

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Hi Scoobisu, are you able to make our Breakfast in Exeter on the 26th Sept?

Jean

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Hello Jean I'm sorry but I won't be able to make it as I'll be away in Mudeford. I hope you have a lovely meet up.

Regards

Sue

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Sounds a great idea I would love to come. The 12th would be good but I could manage the 26th ( Even though it’s my wedding anniversary)

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It would be lovely to meet you all but Suffolk is a bit to far away. Hope you enjoy It . Perhaps you can share your experiences x

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And take a photo for us :)

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Hi both, I'd love to be able to come and meet everybody but alas, a quite separate autoimmune illness combined with its toxic medication has robbed me of my independence and all vitality. Looking on the bright side - perhaps at a future date? Hope you all enjoy a really great get-together and look forward to the feedback.

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I woud love to come, am on direct train from Bath so no problem. either date. what time do you mean "late breakfast", could do with some like minded people to talk to. fed up with people who dont get what I say about AF. Anne

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Well we'd certainly understand your AF. Time for late breakfast is 11am.

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Would like to come but at the moment not sure which date would suit as we are off on holiday in September hopefully a late deal so things are up in the air, will keep an eye on the posts.

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Brizzy, are you able to come to the late breakfast get-together on the 26th September?

Jean

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Would love for you to come. It's looking like we're going to be getting together on the 26th as that's what most prefer.

Jean

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Hiya Jean,

I can make either dates. I plan to drive up ( I am between Hayle and Camborne) and if it is OK I'd like to bring my more intelligent half with me. The one who keeps me going. Be good to catch up with Bob again and to meet you.

John

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You are welcome, it will be lovely to meet you both. Looks like the majority of people prefer the 26th.

Jean

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That looks like the 26th then and about ten so far. Just like old times.

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I make it 14 including us, but a few are not 100% sure yet.

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I would love to come and meet again I can manage either date. MaryC

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Perhaps next time.

Jean

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I'll see you on the 26th. Let me know if there is any change please. MaryC {As I was until I had to change my email address and I was told the name was already in use!}

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Look forward to meeting you Mary.

Jean

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Just checking that you're still ok for the late breakfast in Exeter on the 26th September?

Jean

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Is that a definite for 26th. I will book a train ticket if so.

Look forward to a meet up as it seems ages since we had one.

Jackie

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Yes Jackie, I've booked the 26th. Have just put a new post up about it.

Jean

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Thanks Jean, I will get train organised. Looking forward to it.

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Good idea jeanjeannie50,which date have you decided on,I can do either.Hope to see you all. frammy2.

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It will be great to meet you Frammy. We are going to have our late breakfast get-together on the 26th September as that's the date most have said is best for them.

Jean

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Hi shall I put 26th September on calendar definite now . I've lost track how many coming now ? See everyone soon

Carol B

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Yes, have booked it.

Jean

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Any news yet of Exeter gathering for Breakfast? I would be coming by train from Bath. Anne

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Yes, please click on this link to go to my later post with all the details:

healthunlocked.com/afassoci...

Looking forward to meeting you.

Jean

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So sorry will have to cry off visit to Exeter, train price and times unsuitable for me. Have a good meeting Anne

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Ok Anne, thanks for letting me know. Have about 21 people coming, but expect a few many well drop out.

Jean

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