Life with an ICD
Hi - I recently experienced v-tach while practicing brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ). One of the outcomes from my visit to the ER is that I will need an ICD. In fact, it will be installed this Friday.
While trying to come to terms with how this is impacting my life, I found this site while searching for information about training BJJ with an ICD. Overall, this site seems super helpful and I'm happy to have a forum where I can connect with others. It's very isolating being 37 and being told that I need an ICD.
Going back to what brought me here, searching for information about training BJJ with an ICD, I found that most posts online were brief and had little, if any, follow up which left me wondering how practical it really is to think that I can train BJJ again.
With that in mind, I started a blog (link below) where I will continue to write about my journey of receiving an ICD and life afterwards in an effort to help others searching for similar information. I'm not sure if this site allows linking to 3rd party blogs but I didn't see it called out in the terms of service so here I am. I hope someone here finds it helpful!
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