7 Days and Counting

I was shocked yesterday to discover where all my energy went. My handy little St. Jude Identity, which has served me well for 3 years, one month and 2 days, reached battery life on March 8, the very day I became a zombie. I'm now in battery saving mode, which apparently means that if I don't have to walk more than a few feet and take really slow deep breaths (hibernate maybe?), I will last until Tuesday morning when I get a new St. Jude. Where oh where is the Energizer Bunny when I need him?? Lenora


6 Comments

Hope it goes well

by pacergirl - 2007-03-21 09:03:03

Hi Lenora, I think i told you before that I have the same make and model pacemaker. mine is just 2 years old. I was told last month that I have 3 years battery life left. Give or take a few months. I hope that everything works out well for you. I will be thinking of you and praying for a quick recovery. Godspeed, pacergirl

We will be thinking of you

by queen_beez - 2007-03-21 11:03:52

Lenora, Please try to keep us informed of your well being. we all care about you a great deal and the last time you had a doctors appt. we were all on edge waiting to hear from you. I don't want to stress you out I just want you to know how much people on here care. I know all will go well and you are a very strong woman so I know you will handle this new deal. I hope this new pm lasts for you. I don't know what I could do ,but let me know and I will certainly try. My thoughts and prayers are coming your way. For the next week don't stress, try to get some rest and take it easy leading up to the surgery so your body can heal quicker.Make a few meals ahead of time so you will eat well but with less effort after the surgery too. I hope you have someone around to help you. Don't be shy, ask for help if you need it. Truly, your "strange" friend, Susan

Oh No Again!

by auntiesamm - 2007-03-22 12:03:42

Lenora, I was like the others concerned to read your posting. I am so sad to know your battery is exhausted, therefore, you are. Goes to show that everything we are told, hear and read is not actually so. I am sure you have told us in the past, but were you pacing 100% of the time or???? Definitely you will be in my thoughts and prayers as always. I wish I was close to where you are so I could give you a hand so you would not have to do anything. That is the only problem with these long-distance friend-ships. I hope you can feel all the good thoughts and the prayers being lifted up for you. Keep the faith and God bless and keep you plugging along........very carefully. In His Love, Sharon

thinking of you

by jessie - 2007-03-22 12:03:58

wow you need an new pacemaker. so take it easy and hope everything goes all right take care lenora let us know how you are doing regards jessie

delux model

by bambi - 2007-03-24 10:03:00

Hello Leonora, I'm new to the site, but I hope you don't mind me responding. My first pacemaker was a small dual chamber St. Jude. I wish I could remember which model it was. It lasted a little less than 4 years. I walk 3 miles a day, and one day I felt like I was swimming upstream. The exact same symptoms you are having, I also had. This time, they implanted an Identity 5386. I was assured this was a bigger, better, built to last longer model! At my last interrogation, I have 7 more years, and this new one was implanted this past July. I hope they will be giving you a "delux" model! All the best to you! You will be feeling better soon!

you arein my thoughts and prayers

by jessie - 2007-03-25 01:03:00

hi lenora, i don't know but i think it is this tuesday you get the new one. you will be energized once again and hopefully you will come through it with flying colours. take care girl and talk to you soon love, maureen

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