Sunday, March 13, 2011

ICD spells No Blogging for a Month

I've had an ICD — an implantable cardioverter defibrillator — inserted into my chest. A long lead goes from the unit through a vein to my heart. If I should have another V-tach event, as I did last summer in California, the ICD will shock my heart and stop the event.

This means that I cannot lift my left arm higher than my shoulder for a month. Also, I should refrain from lifting anything more than ten pounds during the healing period. As for driving, it's out, too.

Feeling a little uneasy about carrying my camera bag, and feeling a little restricted in the use of my cameras, and unable to get about by car, I am suspending my shooting until early April. At that time I'm going to get back to the daily grind of shooting as my babysitting will no longer be an all day affair.

If you're interested in knowing more about an ICD or about the Canadian health care system, please click on this link to Rockin' On: the Blog.

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