- Review any heart rhythm events that may have occurred since your last checkup.
- Check that your device functions are set to levels appropriate for your needs and make any "fine tuning" adjustments if necessary.
- Check the status of the battery that powers your device.
- Assess your medical condition.
- Answer any questions you may have.
What kind of follow-up care can I expect after my device is implanted?A schedule of post-implant checkups, as prescribed by your physician, soon becomes a regular part of your life after receiving a cardiac device. Because your device contains a computer chip, your physician or clinician is able to use a special computer called a programmer to check (interrogate) your device. Routine checkups and monitoring help ensure that your device is meeting your health requirements. During these routine checkups, the physician or clinician is able to:
life changes, just when you think you have it all figured out BOOM
you are hit with more and more life changes
people that do not live with a underlying disease have no CLUE , and yes that is harsh but they are harsh it not knowing or at least trying to understand the disease you live with every day
its a struggle, a battle , a life change
we have our good , bad and ugly days BUT each day is a day of blessing to just BE HERE
to see, feel,love and laugh with those you hold dear to your HEART
I hear so many times
wow you were YOUNG...... yup sure was but I have learned to be very upbeat and more about my life and not take anything for granted
for in a blink............ it can be gone
I have 5 beautiful grandkids and I prayed 15 years ago to get to see some and so I have
now my prayer is that each one know WHO I AM . not from just stories but their own memories of nane and how i loved them with every breath and heart beat
and so must we, we must adjust our life to what is now, and how it is to be
if you let your heart disease take control,,,,,,,, you have LOST
make life, love life and most of all live life
one footstep one heartbeat
together we are Heart2Heart
it really scares me, to see more and more people having heart attacks and then asking WHY , HOW
this is WHY and HOW COME we need testing with our annual check up every year, they go thru so many other testing BUT the heart is not one..... its so over looked , but yet so many people are dying from heart attacks, strokes and heart disease, help spread the word and help get annual check up on your heart . demand a ekg or echo or blood testing but JUST GET CHECKED
when you have survived a cardiac event and live to tell about and live another day
you mind, body and soul, come into play
mind= you can let your mind control your life from worry of the what ifs and the must dos. OR you can control it by taking back your your life and doing LIFE ( which means enjoying what you always have ) you might have to adjust some and give up some or alot but its your mind so you control it
body = its playing tricks with you, up and down in weight, aches and pains. but its what you do to your body, put in your body, that is your control not your bodies control and guess what , thats where your mind comes in once again..... im 48 I would love to have my 28 body again BUT then again at 32 my heart took over my whole life and said different so now my body lives the life i must BUT i control that body
spirit= so many people give up on life and when you do. to its OVER
its like a horse, once their spirit is broken its such a sad sad sight BUT you can get it back and bring back life and love and joy to have your spirit again. JUST LIVE
so we have this damn disease
so we take alot of medications to survive
so we have a device in our body to help us survive
guess what, I will take that over the other part it could of been and that GONE
so each day is a fight and struggle and a surviving mode
but its your
and only you can make it or break it
and chose to live life or let life live YOU
one footstep one heartbeat
together we are Heart2Heart
I met this gal online and we had so much in common, we laughed , cried and shared so much about our life, our kids and most of all our heart disease, then one day the good lord came and called her home.... broke many hearts and left 4 beautiful children to always miss their mother. her strength and love and compassion we had for each other help me to start what is now a very loving heart support group called Heart2heart in her honor , to help support, educate and most of all just have someone that understands what you are going thru, with your heart
i miss you today and every day and today im wishing my special angel sister a happy birthday in heaven Melissa Woodward
when reading this article you will see the trend in it , that any fruit ending in BERRY is good for your heart
we all need to be careful of sun and how much we take in. our medication does increase the effects of the sun....... enjoy the out doors BUT drink plenty of fluids and lots of shade as well GUARD your HEART
if you really and I mean really stop and see the signs, you will know
you can and will be OK..........
i am a firm believer in when needed it shall be shown....... a heart, a song, a person or a memory............ there is a reason for everything ..........
live for today, for tomorrow may not be ours to have.........
we may have this disease
but it sure does not and will not have ME
One footstep One heartbeat
Together we are
when surviving a disease ( ANY) its so hard to have people understand just what you go thru each day , just to get thru that day, we have our good bad and ugly days . and we just want to get thru them..... its not easy to say. I cant because i dont feel good........ so when we say that, you should ask ARE YOU OKAY..... there is so much to surviving and living each day with a disease . but each day is a given day , so do what you can , while you can , for as long as you can
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15 year survivor of massive heart attack and emergent cabg and in 2008 i got trigger my (ICD) life is what you make it and living with heart disease is all in HOW you chose to live........ one footstep one heartbeat