The Weekend Revisit Of: Calls From Buddy

  I got home today and on my home voice mail was a message from my electrocardiologist’s office saying that they received my AICD Interrogation transmission. At those first words, I became a bit nervous. I took a deep breath and my heart rate increased a bit. Buddy, (my defibrillator),  communicates wirelessly to a device at…

The Weekend Revisit Of: “Happy Birthday Buddy”

Buddy is five today! Five years ago, buddy entered my world and changed it forever. Of course buddy was never planned for. How do you plan for someone like Buddy? I still remember the emotions I felt the day before I got buddy. I knew that the next day nothing I did would ever be…

The Weekend Revisit Of: Muscle Pain You Can’t Help

I have muscle pain, and it has bothered me for three days now. It’s not a general pain all over, but in one particular muscle, my pectoralis major. That muscle that sits right in your chest. The pain is only in my left pec, and it is a pain that I want to reach in and…

What Next? Not Even My Defibrillator Is Safe From Hackers?

I saw this unbelievable article about hacking of Defibrillators and both my device and transmitters are on the list. By Alex Johnson @ NBC News The world’s largest medical device company has acknowledged that many of its implanted cardiac defibrillators use an unencrypted wireless protocol that could allow an attacker to change the settings of…