Troubled/Rough Days/Weeks

Troubled/Rough Days/Weeks We all have them. Troubled/Rough Days/Weeks. Some are worse than others. Some are okay but then there is a twist at the end. My days/weeks also have their ups and downs. These are things we cannot get used to. We only can persevere. Push on? Sometimes it is better to talk or write Read More…

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My Yearly Checkup.

My Yearly Checkup. It was that time of the year again for my yearly checkup. The checkup of the pacemaker. To see if things are okay. I thought it was always at the beginning of the year, but it was moved a few times because of the pandemic. that is why it is now in Read More…

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Health check-update.

Health check-update. It is a new year again, and it is time again for my health check-update. Right now it is only the first week of February, and so far I had already three appointments in the hospital. I also already have two more appointments coming soon. The kidney stone update. January 24, 2021, I Read More…

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Not Normal (and more)

Not Normal (and more) The weather temperatures we have at this moment is not normal.Especially for people with illness or chronic issues. For example people with heart problems.Like me.This very warm weather is not good.At this moment, the temperature is around 34 degrees and in the coming days, this will go up further. The warmer Read More…

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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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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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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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Wires in my heart.

(Revised/Updated on Oct. 1, 2020) Wires in my heart. If you had read the previous posts, you already have some idea what I mean by the title, “Wires in my heart”. Already since 2013, I have a pacemaker.At first, you think about the “machine” that they will place inside your body.But after some time, you Read More…

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