Check-up --- Thumbs up!!!
I spent most of the day at the hospital for my annual check-up (series of tests). I'm followed quite closely because of my congenial heart problems and atrial flutter.
The docs say my ablation last summer was a success. From my pacemaker check-up, they found I had short (a few beats) episodes of atrial flutter, but nothing to worry about. My stress test was also a success. They told me I did better that the vast majority of "normal" people. The remaining battery life of my pacemaker is about 6-8 years and I'm being paced 100% of the time. Needless to say, Im very happy with the results.
My docs encouraged me to stay active and continue eating well. I plan to increase my aerobic exercise like walking & biking and I also continue to remain caffeine-free. Both seem to help me feel better.
Best of heath,
You know you're wired when...
You have a new body part.
I had a pacemaker when I was 11. I never once thought I wasn't a 'normal kid' nor was I ever treated differently because of it. I could do everything all my friends were doing; I just happened to have a battery attached to my heart to help it work.