I decided to retire Dec 2020 at age 75 but my life of leisure was abruptly interrupted by a stroke 2 weeks later. Hospital discovered that unknown to me I had been experiencing a series of mini strokes. A loop recorder was inserted in my chest to monitor the permanent A-Fib that I had been dealing with for some years previous. After a short stay in hospital with therapy I went home to pick up on where I had left off preparing for a caravanning holiday with wife but again was interrupted by my right eye closing up and involuntary right arm movement. Diagnosis was Ocular Myasthenia Gravis resulting in horrific cocktail of medication./ Gradually my strength was deteriorating and when I had trouble walking in to have a lung function test I was sent to emergency and scheduled for heart surgery. This was done in March 2022 where the Mitral valve was found to be not repairable and a pig valve was fitted. The surgeon in his wisdom also removed a bad Thymus Gland and repaired a small hole in my heart. However after all this and 2 failed Cardio Versions I have now Had a pacemaker fitted May 26, 2023 and loop recorder removed. My specialist has suggested that surgical ablation may be required in the future. I consider that I have had a "in-Chassis rebuild" and hoping for stress free times ahead but I am still concerned with breathlessness and would be interested in any experiences that members may have. Am I being impatient? because with any exertion I am out of breath and quite fatigued.
You know you're wired when...
You forecast electrical storms better than the weather network.
Try to concentrate on how youre able to be active again and feel normal, rather than on having a machine stuck in your body.