I'm not wired yet

Hello I have been very tired for almost 3 yrs and very bad headaches, and falling for no reason. being dizzy, light headed the list goes on... last tue I was sitting at my ddeck and I had the biggest dizzy spell I have ever had, and instant nause. I had to grab my deck. I waited after and thought (I'm diabetic} do I need to eat? but I'm so very tired. so I opted for sleeping. I got up and walked maybe 3 steps and down I went. and to the ER I went. long story short. I'm now wearing this cute little thing called a heart monitor. there talking Pace maker. I have been so tired for so long my hubby thought I was just lazy... but the only way I can keep all the things from happing is sleeping or sitting still. I'm 67 on Medicare and I think I can't pay for the hospital bill. so I need to not have it put in. and just die. I would feel better no more chest pains etc. 


2 Comments

Robin's right--help is available

by Gotrhythm - 2017-11-22 13:58:25

Medicare covers pacemakers. it covered mine, and a friend's. I don't think you will find that there is any problem paying for it or the hospital.

I do think you are very depressed, which is not surprising. It's hard not to be depressed when you've felt terrible for a long time. But when anyone is depressed, they are not able to think very well or make plans.

Is there a family member or trusted friend you can ask to help you get through this time? You need someone who can go to doctor's appointments with you and advocate for you as neccessary. There's a lot to take in and two heads will definitely be better than one.

Take heart. There's every possibility that you can feel better than you have felt in a long time.

Feeling tired

by Keithck - 2017-11-22 20:43:18

I’m 59 now, but for the past 11 years I was working in a marina in south Florida... I was always considered very fit for my age by my younger co-workers, in Oct of ‘16 I blacked out.... turns out at some time in my life I had a heart attack, have my heart tissue dead, artery shut down, a fib v fib, etc... now I have a pacemaker/ICD (which has shocked me)... insurance paid for most it, I still haven’t paid the rest (just not enough funds). Bottom line... I’d rather be alive with debt then the alternative.   

Pray on it :)

You know you're wired when...

Your ICD has a better memory than you.

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