Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
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Still in recovery mode today. I'm still weak and tired, and still in A-Fib. It's going to be a month or so on Heparin to make sure I don't throw a clot before they cardiovert me and try to restore normal sinus rhythm in the ol' ticker. If a clot leaves the Atrium, there's only one destination.......the brain. So, while the Atrial Arrhythmia won't kill me, there are still some risks for me of a stroke. Again, no posts about this on my facebook page, please....my Mom reads that.
As a good point, my blood chemistry is thinned enough that a clot is unlikely as of this point, and the risk is getting lower every day. Now all I have to do is recover the strength and stamina, and that won't improve a lot until I get the rhythm back to normal. We're still looking at a pacemaker, as well. I'm still being assessed as to whether it will have good efficacy for me and won't know about that for a bit yet..
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant