About Me: Female, 48, Spokane, WA, member since Oct 2008
I have been a nurse for 20 years, mostly in cardiology and infectious disease. It's not really ironic that I have heart disease off the back of an infectious disease. It is easier to be the nurse than the patient and the last 2 years have been a tailspin that we can n
I am married and have 2 beautiful young kids. I work still- nearly full time but the more energy I expend, the more likely I am to be laid out. It's an average of once a week that I either drop my pressure to dangerously low or keep my pressure up but have my rhythm run away uncontrolled. I had three ablations in the last 1.5years, a pacer placed (as a back-up, which now paces me 80%+), a syncopal arrest, and a few other hospitalizations. It's been a horror with no end in sight. I am trying to learn to either cope with it the best I can, or better yet... find a way out.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I ahve not spoken to you since feb and I am hoping to hear that you are well. I remember you kindness in assisitng me with my questions on Propranolol. I do hope that you are feeling better - and that you Hear rate is stable. Please let me know how you are. Have a blessed day.
I noticed that you have a pacemaker. I have a similiar situation as you and got a pacemaker. It will be six weeks ago this Friday. I started trying to exercise this week. I can only exercise about fifteen minutes and I am worn out!! I have to quit. Then I feel bad the rest of the day! I have a lot of pvc's afterwards and weird skips. Do you think this will go away if I keep trying to exercise? Am I just that out of shape?? I hope you don't mind the question:)
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