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The Woman Who Wanted Her Pacemaker Turned Off and her audio coments.
Adamowicz, then 71, described how she would lose consciousness, often at night, and would hear the click of her pacemaker snapping into action when she came to. She said she was "lucky", and "forever grateful" for her life, but that she was also prepared to die.
"I feel that [there is] life, and death is other side of the same coin," she said.
"I'd like to know what is there.
"It's not about 'I want to die', I'm dying."
originally posted by: Hazardous1408
I had an abnormal ECG last week and am being referred to a Heart Specialist in the meantime.
originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: Kandinsky
I have mild heart disease but the damage done to the artery going down to my legs is the real problem . Apparently my left leg gets most of its blood from my stomach . Bloody good idea to take up smoking all those years ago .
originally posted by: stormagheddon
have family history and strange episodes, so they keep testing me, but my heart always 'seems fine' so its just kind of there
originally posted by: zazzafrazz
a reply to: stormagheddon
I have SVT, have had it since I was a kid, means I have a jumpy nerve that sets off insane heart rate, usually triggered by Sammy's Chinese kitchen honey chicken with "no msg added".
It took me being hooked up to a machine during an episode after years and years of them not being able to find anything to work out what it was. My siblings have it too.
originally posted by: ketsuko
My dad has/had an arrhythmia that prompted him to undergo some procedures where they tried to burn out the nerve clusters that had caused the arrhythmia to put his heart back in rhythm. Those didn't work. Without further intervention, he was looking at enlarged heart, increased risk of stroke and eventual heart failure. He had to have a pacemaker put in not so long ago.
I think it frustrates him that age in catching up with him.
originally posted by: Quantum12
a reply to: Kandinsky
I am happy your friend is ok. The heart is scary. If I eat a certain spice I get tachycardia. I have to hold my breath to get my heart rate back to normal.
originally posted by: iTruthSeeker
Nice thread. Thanks for sharing! I find it interesting how many, if not most older people do not seem to fear death.