At 3/26/13 10:07 PM, RydiaLockheart wrote:
You've got me curious. What is it?
Hi RydiaLockheart hope you and all yer loved ones are doing well.
My Specialist yesterday told me ...no pacemaker required .
After everything test wise I've been through, it seems my latest problems were being caused by the drugs I am on & my diet, low fluid intake.
The really good news where my heart function was below 20% back in June last year ...its in the 50% range now (anything below 30% is cause for concern/danger)
So they have adjusted 1 of my meds to a lower daily dosage, upped my daily fluid intake, taken me off one of my meds completely & will wait 2-4 weeks with an asessment on April 19 to make sure all is going ok . With other possible decreases in the meds as I 'hopefully' keep improving & or stay the same.
I got a call from the Heart clinic nurse/practitioner this afternoon & I have had my driving privileges reinstated, I am allowed to fly/travel again & I can go back to work ...limited duties & no climbing up into the rigging , but as a head rigger, remote head tech I'm finally allowed to be going back !
While I could have attempted to do so without sanction, no insurance would be in place ...in Canada you can't work in my industry without insurance. If a doctor says you can't drive, no insurance company will cover you ....no coverage, no driving, period its the law.
So I just gotta keep on following the dietary requirements , taking my drugs which will hopefully continue to decrease, although because I am in 'A fib' The nurses have said to expect that I will probably end up taking a daily blood thinner & perhaps a heart pill from now on ... but the 9 different pills multiple times a day is coming to an end ~:)
I might even be allowed to scuba dive again in the future, if I contiue to improve ~:D
Now dust off that salt shaker ! ! ! JUST KIDDING ~8)