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.