I got my time on the surgical table and got my little pacemaker put into place a couple of days ago, so now my ticker is being kept in check or should I say kept running like it should be. No more running way too low at night and not even a little behind during the day – as one person said ‘now I am a little bit bionic’.
Just two days post-surgery and I already am starting to tell the big difference of having a heart that is ticking away at a more normal rate of 65-70 beats a minute.
So what does it really mean to me, someone that is battling a long-term battle with COPD – it means I can concentrate on my breathing without worrying about stressing out my ticker.
Now I can feel better about taking a daily walk or going miles through the Black Hills in my mind while peddling away on my exercise bike.
Now maybe I will be able to test the breathing a little more, give it a little more of a challenge without worrying about the ticker bouncing around from racing to jogging to crawling and back again.
So once I get my week of recuperating in, when I get a chance to raise my left arm above my head again, when I can drive again – that is when it becomes, look out COPD the real battle has started and is finally heading full speed ahead.
I am trying hard to not get too over anxious about what’s down the road, but I am getting so excited to see if this will make the major difference in letting me work like I need and want to on getting my COPD under as much control as I can.
So folks that is my update for today, and for me it is becoming a very joyous Christmas for sure.
As always – if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.
Remember always that without breathing a person is without life itself.
With that I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
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