The nurse placed an object over the pacemaker to record and reveal what it is now doing. It checked out perfectly. It is doing what it was designed to do, and my heart beat now is 60 beats per minute or better.
I now can take a shower again and enjoy running water over my body. Spun baths are for the birds. I no longer have to wear a sling to hold my left arm and hand close to my body. I am not allowed to pick up anything heavier than a gallon of milk, and I must not raise my left arm and hand above my head. I cannot use my Cadillac walker with large wheels, breaks and a seat. I am not to put any pressure on my left hand and arm. In it all, I am learning to give thanks and praise the Lord for His goodness, mercy, and grace for me. I am learning to be more positive.
I have been given the green light on driving again. The two week restriction was lifted, and I can drive again. However, Melvine insisted that she would drive me home and that I could begin driving again on Thursday. Of course, I said, "Yes, Ma'am!" Agreeing with your wife is a key to a successful marriage. I have been married to Melvine for over 55 years.
I will not be able to work in my two above the ground gardens or work in the yard for three more weeks. The doctor wants those wires to my heart muscle to be anchored solidly and protected with scar tissue to keep the wires in place.
We are grateful for all the medical services available and offered to us in Athens, GA. We live in Winder, about 14 miles from my doctor's office.
I want to praise God and give Him all the glory for protecting my life, providing for a firing system to keep my heart muscle pumping regularly and preventing it from stopping. Already I am sleeping better.