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PARIS TRIP REPORT Part 1 - MAHYA’ S ADVENTURES & MISADVENTURES(long)

PARIS TRIP REPORT Part 1 - MAHYA’ S ADVENTURES & MISADVENTURES(long)

Old Oct 9th, 2008, 06:14 PM
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Aussie five,

No Gerard is not in the photos of the Paris GTG - those are all fellow fodorites as we were all in Paris at the same time and got together for a luncheon .

Aussie five,

Your husband is having an operation for this ? An ablation? Could you explain what this is? They told me it would be putting a pill sized thing up a vein and not into the aorta either.

But did not explain further. And I have to wait until November for the consultation/explaining.

Operation ????????

oops. I may elect to continue pills.

M.
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Old Oct 9th, 2008, 06:16 PM
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Copper and Jade

LOL

I want to go back tomorrow too
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Old Oct 9th, 2008, 06:26 PM
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I couldn't find travigna's post can you give us the url/
Yes, Yes find Gerard!
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Old Oct 9th, 2008, 06:30 PM
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mimi,

I will top the thread for you.

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Old Oct 9th, 2008, 07:03 PM
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i saw your photo in the paris gtg and wondered who the hot chick was!!!
i am not surprised at all the attention you receive - from dear gerard and the countless before him.
i agree with toni and paris1953 you need to turn this experience into a screenplay.
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Old Oct 9th, 2008, 07:05 PM
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Mahya,

Don't forget he may not have the same problem as you but it IS some electrical missfiring thing.

The operation actually involves threading two electrical prods through a vein up into the chambers of the heart. When they find the bits that are missfiring they fuse them together. At least that is my laymans understanding.

His aunt also had the procedure and she said she was never better. Had put it off for 12 years too.

The procedure involves a general anasthetic, an overnight stay in hospital, being careful for 48 hours and then apparently he can go back to work. What luck heh!.

Like anything there is some risk but I think it is a relatively easy operation (if you are a heart surgeon that is).

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Old Oct 9th, 2008, 07:25 PM
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Aussie,

Sounds familiar, when he started saying something about going into the veins I began to look at him skeptically.,,,and he really kind of blurred over it.

General Anesthetic?

They put you entirely to sleep , yes ??

the cardio mentioned something about upper chambers. I thought it was the lower chambers and he corrected me.

hmmmmmm.

Thanks Aussie
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Old Oct 9th, 2008, 07:46 PM
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Entirely to sleep yes. I think I would want to be asleep wouldn't you.

Depends how you are about general anasthetics.
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Old Oct 9th, 2008, 08:15 PM
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Aussie,

absolutely. My philosophy is I dont mind dying, I just dont want to be there when it happens...being under total anesthetic is just about as good as not being there.

It sounds like your husband and I have the same thing.

Actually I feel a little "butterfly" flip just before it happens and sometimes I get dizzy and then it just goes away.

but it does seem to be happening more often.

I wish your husband the best of luck and good health Aussie.

When is he scheduled? Will you let me know how it goes for him ?

M.
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Old Oct 9th, 2008, 08:23 PM
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He is scheduled for Wenesday (Sydney time). I will let you know how it all goes.



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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 08:13 AM
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i saw your photo in the paris gtg and wondered who the hot chick was!!!>

ABRANZ,

"hot chick" lol

this old lady thanks you for the compliment

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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 08:36 AM
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KEROUAC,

You are certainly correct, Gerard does deserve an explanation - and he was more than decent and beyond kind in such a situation.

I have read your posts here for years but have never figured out your gender.

You are male, oui?

Can you explain Radio France - I have been looking and it seems to have thousands of people, some which in the US we would call consultants, or guests, contributors but not necessarily employees.

Not only this, the thing is mammoth and apparently is involved/broadcasts/or has broadcasts in every country France ever colonized.

The office addresses given to contact Gerard are both in Paris and outside Paris -different arrondissments.

Yet I know, before he changed his direction, he was heading down the street to the left of the Seine (if we were standing on the bridge looking toward L'Orangerie) And I don't know the name of the street or if that is considered the 4th arr. or the 1st ?

Would you be able to tell me which arr. it is and/or the name of the street?

Perhaps if I knew, I could find the correlating post office and write ?

Merci beaucoups if you can assist.

Mahya



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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 09:28 AM
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Puzzled by the phrase "lady cardiologist" - are there cardiologists who specialize in female patients?
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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 09:49 AM
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I really dont know the answer to your question.

I know they had 3 cardiologists involved - 2 were pressent - pperhaps the woman who was choking me was not a nurse, but a cardiologist - they told me they had THE cardiologist on the phone (who apparently told them what to put in the IV-and I did ask what was in it before I allowed it, that the resident intern with the big paw holding me down by the forehead, apparently also was in cardiology - but I assume the female cardiologist who showed up at 3 AM and talked with me is the one they had on the phone.
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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 10:02 AM
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Hi Mahya2,
First, my prayers to the health gods for your complete recovery.
Second, I was crying with laughter as I easily visualized your meeting with Gerard. Thanks for your report. You are yet another Fodorite who has missed his or her calling-that of writer!
Regards, Donna
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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 10:56 AM
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LOL, thanks so much -

Except for the part in the restaurant where I really gave the paramedics a hard time and the awful time in the ambulance, I really did keep a sense of humor, some of the time to my own amazement.

My neighbors from Italy here insist what was wrong with my heart was that I was struck with the "famous Italian thunderbolt"
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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 11:44 AM
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Radio France is the national radio broadcaster, which runs dozens of non commercial stations all over France. However, it is much more listened to than NPR, as its stations are generally #1, 2, or 3 of their category.

The main stations are:
France Inter - general variety
France Info - news
France Culture - as the name says
France Musique - mostly classical
FIP - music and no talk
France Bleu -regional
RFI (Radio France Internationale)- like BBC World Service
Le Mouv' - alternative rock

Anybody who has ever been up the Eiffel Tower has seen the Radio France building along the Seine. It is the white circular building on the left.

You can see them all at www.radiofrance.fr

Yes, Mayha, I am a guy, so a number of Gérard's come on lines made me snicker, but he also proved himself to be a complete gentleman and you absolutely need to contact him.
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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 11:49 AM
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Perhaps just leaving a message by clicking "contact" on the Radio France site would be sufficent to get a message to him, since you have his last name.

Go ahead and write in English. Some of us do understand the language.
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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 12:50 PM
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kerouac, I know you didn't meant it to, but your remark gave me such a funny mind picture of Gerard doing things during Mahya2's medical emergency!!

"....but he also proved himself to be a complete gentleman and you absolutely need to contact him...."

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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 03:22 PM
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Hello Mahya - I agree with kerouac that it may be sufficient to get a message to Gerard through the Radio France site.

I contacted an old school friend that way and my message was forwarded to her. My friend works for ITLOS (International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea) so I wasn't really hopeful, but she did get my message.
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