Welcome to another winter day…and the sun is shining. God is good.
Well, I didn’t have to wonder too long what to write about this week. I had one very significant event last week and that was that Friday afternoon I had a pacemaker implanted. My heart was stopping and it was documented on the Holten Monitor that I wore for 24 hours. As soon as the cardiologist read the report from the monitor, I was scheduled for surgery immediately. Everyone moved fast! I am now doing well and my heart is ticking along very nicely. Last week I talked about my blacking-out. Well it was because my heart was stopping. Anyway, now that is over. I am doing fine. As I read the little booklet that came with the pacemaker, I realized that I can no longer use a Jackhammer, or stun gun or arc welder, or lean over running motors and alternators, especially those found in vehicles. What an adjustment for me! Will it curb my lifestyle? Since I never did any of those things in the first place, it shouldn’t be too hard to get used to not doing them!