Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SWIMMING IN THE DEEP END

Paraphernalia associated with my Zoll LifeVest.  I wore everything here in a cloth vest except for the charger.
BYE-BYE LIFE VEST! My Echo Cardiogram on Friday has shown my heart function to be normal and my cardiologist is letting me return the life vest. Here is the paraphernalia I have been toting around for 2 1/2 months, 23 hours a day (allowing removal one hour a day for bathing).

I am happy that I get to stop wearing this uncomfortable thing, but a tab bit frightened too because it was my lifeline in the event of another heart attack.  Without the vest I am left to fend for myself in the deep end of the pool.  Staying afloat involves exercise, proper diet and strong faith. 


17 comments:

  1. glad you are free from that machine.

    you'll be fine, I'm certain of it.

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  2. You can do it! I know it.

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  3. Free at last, Free at last...

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  4. Surely they wouldn't have you do without the vest if they didn't feel it was safe. Enjoy your new freedom and best wishes that you stay in the best of health.

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  5. I think we can count on you for all three can't we? I hope so, as we would miss you terribly if you left us.

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  6. Congratulations! Must be such a relief to be free of that. Must have been a ton weight to carry about. What great New Year present.

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  7. I am glad that you are free.
    Please find a buddy to go for light walks and please, please please, stay away from food that is bad for your heart.
    This is great news and I am sure that you will take care of yourself for the sake of your loved ones.
    Hugs and Kudos!

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  8. I'm glad to hear your news. Stay well.

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  9. You can do it, Annie! Eating well and exercising will save you, my friend, and I'm glad you get to be comfortable again.

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  10. Another thought, who really wants to wear a machine that warns others to stay back or you might get what she's gonna get.

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  11. So now your heart is lighter...
    That looks like more than 5 lbs of stuff to tote about there-

    Remember what Dora the fish in Finding Nemo said: "Just keep swimming!"

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  12. Congrats on now being a someone who is untethered by medical equipment.

    Keep up the good work!

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  13. Great news! Keep up the good work and your confidence will return. Atta girl!

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  14. I have to wear that thing from time to time. Always happy to return it. Your new bathroom is looking great.

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  15. At last, the unburdening! :-) I trust the doctors. I am confident that you'll be fine.

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