I had my semi-annual heart check-up last week. My pacemaker is working fine. My battery is estimated to last another 5 years. My ventricle is paced 100% of the time and atria 60%. My thyroid is back to normal and Im feeling fine.
My doctors still tell me that I will need my pulmonary valve replaced (I call it a valve job) sometime in the future. They are paying close attention to my echo results to see if my heart function is worsening. When I have surgery will depend mainly depend on how I feel. When Im no longer able to remain active, it will be time.
In the meantime, I plan to get back in shape and off the caffeine again. Ive started exercising more often and eating better to burn off some summer fat. Ski season is only a few months away. I also plan to spend more time online with my wired friends.