How do you manage worrying?
First of all, I appreciate that I'm relatively well among members in this club. I have an AV block but otherwise a structurally sound heart and in good general health.
That being said, getting the pacemaker is still something I'm processing mentally. I've known of my AV block for decades and the possibility of a pacemaker in the future but I thought that would be decades yet to come until recently when I was told that the risks associated with my condition now were deemed higher than the risks associated with a pacemaker. 2 weeks later I had my procedure.
I'm recovering well and getting used to the sensation of having something in my body and getting paced (the EP will look at settings in a week for the latter), but now the mind looks ahead to hopefully many years of living with a pacemaker and the main worry being the risk of infection.
How do you manage thinking about these risks? I generally feel a need to understand things but am not sure whether knowing the stats will do me any good. Is it better to live life and try not to think about it?
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I swim, scuba, garden, hike, climb, workout, play with the kids, play tennis, baseball, basket ball and rollerblade with mine with no problem.