We were snowbirds and delighted in golfing, swimming, travelling, dancing and walking. That was before I had CHF and before fatigue and weakness set it.
After I had a pacemaker, these things were
possible but to a gentler and slower pace.
I had the pacemaker for about 41/2 years.,
however, a new one and a defibrilator were
Life has improved once more, but I am not
dancing or golfing, or travelling very far
as my name has been on the transplant list
since the middle of of 2004. I can do light
housework and laundry, but sometimes need help
in the kitchen to prepare meals. Stirring,
mixing a shredding. etc., is most tiring and
I avoind it or leave it to my husband. I don't
attempt grocery shopping or any shopping by
myself. However, there are plenty of people
— my husband, my sister and close friends who
support me greatly.
Last summer I bought a handicap scooter, but
have used it only to go around the Lake Beaumaris
pathway. The scenery is quite beautiful and
I enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. We live
in a condo by the lake and there are many social
activities to enjoy, but I usually pass on
card games. I prefer instead to tape my favourite
TV shows, read and do crosswords, etc.
That's my story for now and look forward to
reading all of yours.
Note: Jennafor received her
new heart on July 25, 2006 and is doing well.