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10 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

cardiac ablation

 

Just read up about heart ablation as I did not know what that was. A few hours on the operating table having to lay dead still must have been difficult.

 

I sometimes get heart fluctuations. Rapid beat for a while. Sometimes skipped beats. There was a time my heart would stop for a couple of beast then continue then after a very short time would stop or skip again. The paramedics were called as it was the first time it had happened and was going on for about an hour. Taken to hospital and put into observation for a day. Didn't happen again so released. My doctor at the time said that it was normal and not to worry? And wasted medics time. Didn't feel normal to me at the time. Still have the occasional fluctuations.

 

Allan

 

 

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2 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Just read up about heart ablation as I did not know what that was. A few hours on the operating table having to lay dead still must have been difficult.

 

I sometimes get heart fluctuations. Rapid beat for a while. Sometimes skipped beats. There was a time my heart would stop for a couple of beast then continue then after a very short time would stop or skip again. The paramedics were called as it was the first time it had happened and was going on for about an hour. Taken to hospital and put into observation for a day. Didn't happen again so released. My doctor at the time said that it was normal and not to worry? And wasted medics time. Didn't feel normal to me at the time. Still have the occasional fluctuations.

 

Allan

 

 

 

For a while after I had had chemo I would feel what seemed like skipped beats but it was actually a cluster of fast beats. You could see it on the electrocardiogram. Not dangerous. Just odd that it felt the opposite of what it was.

 

Paulette

 

 

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Yes, many people, if not most, have some atrial arrhythmias. 
I had it since my 20s, so was used to it. I had the premature beats, pauses, tachycardia, (racing up to 240 beats a minute, recorded) you name it. To the point the doctor gave me heart medication, late 20s or early 30s.

In 2000, I began blacking out a few times, then one day had bigeminy and trigeminy that lasted many hours. I finally drove myself to the ER and they got quite excited. Whisked me off in a wheelchair to be hooked up to many things.
After an hour or two, and many phone calls to specialists about “what to do”, the ER doctor was about to do something drastic. I guess he scared me, lol, because I suddenly converted into a normal rhythm. That led to having another monitor with leads strapped on, to be worn and recording for a month. About the 3rd time I’d worn one over the years.  What was recorded was pretty much the stuff I’d had forever. Then in the 3rd week, I had another big event. A bad ventricular arrhythmia. When it happens in the bottom of your heart, it can easily go into a death rhythm. I think that’s what was causing the dim-outs/blackouts.  The monitoring company immediately notified my doctor, he immediately got me with a cardiologist.  That's why I got the ablation. It got rid of 90% of my troubles, but I still take meds for what’s left over. Especially, when I watch football! 😁

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30 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

My god, we've moved from monitors to heart problem! 🤔

 

Let's move it on to something really relevant - eye problems. When I use a high res 13" Retina screen in particular (or indeed other laptop or phone screen even worse) for any length of time, I get serious eye strain. It goes away when I rest for a while but I can't edit again with any confidence for some hours. Edo must be immune to this given he has been doing it for three years. Also ergonomics - when I use a laptop alone I tend to bend over the screen and get neck ache. Solution - external monitor -  back on topic? 😀

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I'm late to the conversation, I use a Macbook Pro 15 inch with the maximum RAM and a 256 ssd so I use small portable external hard drives, one for time machine back up and others for extra storage. Ed could you not run photoshop from an external drive?

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Ohhhh, I've got too many posts running. 

 

Let's see. Norm, I'll get back to you with a succinct and colourful answer. Are you free to listen in February 2023? 

 

And Micheal and Micheal: I don't need a heart monitor 'cause I'm a heartless bastard. And I've never had eye or neck issues working on a MacBook. But as you know, I've had a few other issues. I was using an iMac 21" before I got the MacBook Pro to take with me to Mexico. I left the iMac with the amazingly helpful lady in Dumbo. She insisted on buying me the MacBook Pro and my ticket to San Miguel. 

 

I'll say again that I will not be buying a monitor or a Mac mini. I will be editing and doing most everything on my new M1 MacBook Air; I've got it up and running and will report on it in a few days. For now, I'll just say that it's what the reviews have said it was—great. 

 

I will also soon be buying an inexpensive 24" smart TV and getting a TV licence. I'll be taking the Pro into Apple next week. 

 

I'm in a good mood today, 'cause I got my second jab and drank half of bottle of Pinot Noir with lunch in celebration. No side effects so far from either. The £40 for cabs going and coming was the only negative.  

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1 hour ago, Normspics said:

Ed could you not run photoshop from an external drive?

 

Wait a minute, Norm. There's no need for you to wait for an answer to your question. I'll answer right now: I don't know.

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Thrilled your MacBook is up and running like a racehorse. You can get back into the stock business. My iMac problem was only a shadow of what you were going through, and it was still very worrying to me.

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I came across this the other day - might be useful but pricewise they are a bit OTT for me. I was thinking in investing in a decent monitor to go with the purchase of a new, fully specced, Mac-Mini, which I can slip into my case and take with me on my travels (when we are allowed again): https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-video-editing-monitors

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1 hour ago, Jansos said:

I came across this the other day - might be useful but pricewise they are a bit OTT for me. I was thinking in investing in a decent monitor to go with the purchase of a new, fully specced, Mac-Mini, which I can slip into my case and take with me on my travels (when we are allowed again): https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-video-editing-monitors

 

That is about video editing which is different to photo editing.  

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3 hours ago, MDM said:

 

That is about video editing which is different to photo editing.  

True but quality of monitor is same irrespective, is it not?

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I'm not talking monitor quality as such. Video monitors should be 4K nowadays whereas the optimum for photography is 2560x1440 at 27". You could get a very good 24' monitor for photography for a lot less than an equally good 4K monitor. There are several other issues as well. I gave some very good options for 24" monitors at the beginning of the thread. 

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