Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Upstate South Carolina
First, prayers and best wishes out to you Doof. I hope you do great with it all.
Second, I haven't had all of your heart stuff, but have had some of it. My dad had bypasses twice, the first time when he was 44 (I'm 62 now). I had all of the warning signs going, so when I was in my late 40's I picked up running. Absolutely hated it at first, but it worked for me. Unfortunately, a couple of years ago they said I'd actually overdone it and had a bad kind of "runner's heart". I was in afib. Probably had been in and out of it for some time they said, but now I was in it solid. They did the shock treatment and it got me back into normal rhythm. Then, for me they did an ablation where they go in and burn the surface of the heart to stop the errant electrical firing from going all over the place and causing the afib. Fortunately, it worked and I'm back to staying active. In my experience a lot of the cardiologist types are among the best & brightest doctors. Do what they say and like someone else said, be compliant and change the things that you need to change to let this issue be gone forever. Just decide to do it.
It will be a gift to you and to your loved ones. Best wishes!
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