The Rest of the Story: Back Home and a Pacemaker
The previous post covered my incident on Tuesday morning, August 7, when at breakfast I passed out at the hotel in Saint John, New Brunswick. This brought about a visit to the emergency room at the local hospital where they treated me very well. On Wednesday we flew home after some hectic flight changes.
The visit to my cardiologist on Friday confirmed what I already knew would happen: the pacemaker we had been able to put off for a couple of years was now imminent. She didn’t fool around, and on Monday morning, August 13, the pacemaker was placed.
I have been behaving myself and following all the instructions to allow it to heal. I am now back to doing everything I did before. The good news is that I won’t have to worry about my heart pausing long enough for me to pass out - like it did, something that only takes 5-6 seconds.
The moral of the story might be, if you think something isn’t quite right, check it out sooner rather than later. I could have avoided this incident if I had admitted to the doctor that my pauses had come back.
We are now ready to plan some future trips, and I’m back to enjoying my photography.
Until our next trip!
Grace and Paul
Paul is back taking pictures of me taking pictures, like he has been doing for years.
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Grace and Paul Pitzer are retired school teachers who love to travel and share their stories and photos with others.
Grace and Paul Pitzer
We hope you will keep checking back regularly to see what is new. I'm always out and about with some camera and love to stretch my skills and add to my volume of work.
Motto: "Pack light and take lots of pictures."