Time for my checkup

Time for my checkup. End of January 2020Time again for my 6 months checkup of the Pacemaker/ICD.And time for my yearly talk with the cardiologist. For the Pacemaker checkup, they will put something that looks like a computer mouse, on the place where the Pacemaker is implanted.This is a “receiver” and it’s connected to a Read More…

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Things are stable

Things are stable. At the end of November 2019, I had my regular half-year meeting at the heart failure department.This is just a talk to see how things are. They will check your “dairy” to see if your weight and blood pressure are ok or if there are any remarks.So far things are looking ok. Read More…

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Another Kidney Stone Update

Another Kidney Stone Update This week had an appointment with the urologist.We would discuss about “What we will do about the kidney stone”During our last telephone talk, he already had mentioned what options there are and what would be the best one. So it’s confirmed, it will be a procedure they call “ureteroscopy”Maybe it is Read More…

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Still tired quick.

Still tired quick. It’s been already a few weeks after my optimization echo but so far I did not notice any improvement. The other day I was carrying a crate to the car.In it were 3 glass platers with some desert.Maybe I had to carry it for a 50 to 100meters, to the car.This felt Read More…

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Rest(ing) is Taboo?

Rest(ing) is Taboo? Or should I say, “Rest(ing) is a big No-No in our society?” A connection of mine on LinkedIn (Lana) had posted the following; This was me for today… After my illness and treatments, there is one biggest re-learning that happened- my relationship with REST. What I realized and share with others is Read More…

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Kidney stone Update

Kidney stone Update So after the summer holidays, I would receive a call from my kidney specialist regarding “What to do with the kidney stone”. It was discussed in the team and they had three options. The discussion was more, to see what they think is best and are there any other options.They had three Read More…

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Optimization Echo

Optimization Echo Finally, after waiting for the holidays to be over, I got my appointment for the optimization echo.With this echo, they want to try to find the optimum setting for the pacemaker, to let the heart work at his optimum best. This is not a guarantee, but at least we could give it a Read More…

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Kidney stone checkup/update

(Revised/Updated on Sep. 12, 2020) Kidney stone checkup/update The month of June had a few mixed things going on.Got one year older and had to get the result of the checkup for the kidney. A few days back, I had a CT-scan of the kidney and also had to pass by the lab.And today I Read More…

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Up’s and Down’s

(Revised/Updated on Sep. 12, 2020) Up’s and Down’s Finally, some time to write this post.I was already planning to write this for several weeks, but I was a bit too busy. As it is already saying, life has its ups and downs.You have your good and bad day’sFor several days in a row, things are Read More…

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