Lost Job Due To Pacemaker
I am new here. I had a Medtronics pacemaker #ADDR01 implanted in Aug. at the age of 47 years old. I was working as a Locomotive Engineer at the time. However, since the locomotives have electromagnetic fields, though the risk was low, my Cardiologist said that it was too great of a risk due to how much my heart is using the pacemaker. Subsequently, my railroad terminated me since I could not fulfill my job requirement. This has been devastating. It was a job that I was very passionate about and very much apart of me. That may sound funny to some, but it gets in your blood and there was nothing like running those wonderful machines.
I am struggling with the grief of not being able to ever do my job again. Having to get a pacemaker was a shock and I am still stunned.
Not sure what else to say.
Thank you for listening, or should I say, reading.