Heart

Lisashu
By Lisashu Latest Reply 2012-01-15 23:21:28 -0600
Started 2012-01-12 13:07:37 -0600

I JUST GOT A PACEMAKER. HOW DO YOU LIVE WITH THAT?


6 replies

annesmith
annesmith 2012-01-15 23:21:28 -0600 Report

That sounds like a very very stressful experience…a pacemaker. Stay focused on being strong. I have early heart disease, and my dad had 4 or 5 stints put in him over the years…he also had a defibrilator put inside him. I wish you the best…how old are you? I am 41 years old…ANNE

watson4042
watson4042 2012-01-13 20:04:41 -0600 Report

my sister has a pacemaker also due to a-fib. you need to follow doctors orders, of course. listen to your body, it will let you know when you're over doing it. it's a miracle to be given a second chance at life so be thankful for the technology that makes it happen. good luck to you and be joyous in each additional day. i'll keep you in my prayers.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-01-12 23:15:31 -0600 Report

Howdy Lisa! WELCOME to Diabeticconnect!

I guess you also have diabetes but since your profile is blank as far as your health interests are concerned. People with diabetes (PWDs) often have heart problems. My late bride "Jem" had congestive heart failure and she was told she needed a pacemaker, but she was refused because if it failed, (according to her Cardio Dr) she would die. (she eventually died anyway).

How do you live with it? Thankfully — that it was available to you and it could be safely implanted.

Red flower lady also had some great suggestions too, and I won't steal her thunder by repeating them. (KUDOS Red!)

since you seem to be very new here I wonder if you know about DC's sister site Heart Connect? I haven't been there myself, but if it is anything like DC there will be a lot of friendly people who live with heart problems every day, and can give you heartfelt love and some down to earth information about living with the condition.

To find Heart connect go to the black band at the top and mouseover the words "visit another community" a box will drop down. Select "heart" and sign in using your log in info from DC.

Of course Please come back here too.

Blessings to you and yours

James

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-12 18:32:42 -0600 Report

Sorry to hear that, but think of the alternative. How do you live with it, you follow the drs orders to the letter and eat better, get that exercise in (slow to start out) and anything else the dr recommends. Then as you make the changes, you think about all who love you and need you as well as what you would like to do with your life and then make a plan to do it. You take it one day at a time and know that we do care about you, hugs.