Positive message (finally)

Six months with pacemaker, and I am feeling so positive, I felt I should post something to counter some of the negativity in my early posts. (Go back & read them, boy was I mad!)

I just had a delightful stroll with my canine companion, and felt so good that this time I think I tired her out!

The end of last year I was experiencing pauses & faintness serious enough that I was told I could no longer drive or be out on my own. I was basically homebound. I spent Christmas trying to stay conscious while my famiy celebrated around me.

After the pacemaker was implanted & I did not feel better immediately I was discouraged & angry. I know that there are folks feeling that way right now, and all I can say is, GIVE IT TIME. I have the complication of afib that has proven difficut to control, and that added to my frustration. At times I nearly lost faith that my doctors even knew what they were doing, but it takes time to see what is going to work best with the least side effects. For me,the extreme fatigue was pretty hard to take, even though I was told it should be temporary. Well, the last couple of days I have been mostly free of that, and what a huge relief it is!

I am still a work in progress, as are we all, but I feel much more positive now. I am glad to be able to add my encouraging words to those that encouraged me.


You have come far

by Gemita - 2021-06-23 14:51:22

Oh TLee, all our combined efforts have been so worthwhile.  I am delighted to read your post.  What a success story so far . . . and there is more to come.  You did all the hard work and you so deserve the prize of "feeling better".  This is a very good sign that the pacemaker is working well for you.  

Yes we are all a work in progress.  If we take small, positive steps each day, we will eventually reach our goal.  There may be a few setbacks along the way but the biggest hurdle is to get started and you are well on your way now.  Maybe your pet needs a pacemaker too, to keep up with you.

Enjoy your walks and thank you so much for sharing some good news

Gemita xx


Great news!

by AgentX86 - 2021-06-23 16:30:22

It's great to hear that it appears that you've finally turned the corner on your well being!  Some of us turn that corner even before we get to the recovery room.  Others, as we now know, take a lot longer to feel the benefits of a PM.  It's very good of you to provide everyone with your experience, showing that there really is light at the end of the tunnel, even though it might not be as instantaneous for some than others. 

Thank you for posting.

Positive comment

by Persephone - 2021-06-23 17:57:51

Thanks for sharing your uplifting message, T!  Best wishes for more great days ahead... which hopefully may even include occasionally forgetting you have the pacemaker, as it quietly goes about doing its job :)

Good for you (and for others)

by Tulp - 2021-06-23 23:25:09

I always enjoy positive feedbacks. Thanks for sharing,

Im delighted for you. It always nice to share good news.


So Glad To Hear The Good News

by Marybird - 2021-06-24 10:33:39

Hi TLee,

So glad to hear you're feeling much better and things are looking up these days. It's frustrating to have continued problems and you don't see any light at the end of the tunnel to be reassured that better days are coming.

You can add my best wishes to those others have expressed here, for your continued good health and better days ahead.


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