Working with chf

By arkansasurviver Latest Reply 2013-09-06 23:27:34 -0500
Started 2013-08-22 21:40:15 -0500

So I just wanna see out of the members who all works and is that full time or part time. Or if you are on disability. If you do work what type of work do you do?

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Maja1959 2013-09-04 20:41:18 -0500 Report

I have cardiomyopathy for about three years now and have a pacemaker defibrillator. I am on disability. I am thinking about going back to work part time I need to call disability first. I have my associates as a executive secretary. I am great with people and enjoy doing customer service work and helping others. That's what I plan to aim for when I get things straightened around. My son just went to college last week he is a freshman at California University, California PA studying Computer Engineering. And my hubby' is in construction and so his work is seasonal.

I have the empty nest thing going on right now. I think it would be good to be out amongst people. I want to try some kind of customer service or receptionist job to start. It is too quiet here. I have even thought about just turning up the music but that is only a slight quick fix. He is my only child. Last week was week one this is week two he went back to college on Labor Day. Starting to get back into my routine again.

Did you work before your heart problem? What do you like to do? Depends how you feel health wise too. I use to be pretty tired. Now I am not as tired. As cold as this may sound maybe with him in college even though I worry about him and need to let him grow up. My immediate stress is not here. You would not believe how peaceful it is here during the day. I open all my windows it is so nice…I always think of him at college. And my husband and I don't fight as much either. So the stress is lighter. Don't get me wrong he is a great kid. But a kid never the less. Always thinking he is right. I would like to be a mouse in a corner as he discovers the world. lol

Good luck to you! Only you can make up your mind because it depends on how you feel and what you can handle. Do you have family other than you and your hubby? Children at home? If you are like me being out amongst others might be good.

When I got my pacemaker defibrillator my heart was beating at 15% when I had my last echo a month ago they say my ejection rate is 20-30% they say normal is 50% so not sure if I should be worrying or not. I try to keep my weight down I lost 30 lbs and I am putting it back on. I need to start walking but have arthritis and hurt like crazy. But I read it would be good to keep moving.

I am 54 and live in PA. Do you mind me asking how old you are? Take care. I should get to bed earlier so I can get up earlier. Since my son went to college it is hard to go to sleep so I stay up late usually. Maybe if I get up and go for a morning walk it might be better. Take care. Hope that helps. It really depends how you feel. And what you are up to. Good Luck!

Maja (My name is said Mi-ya sort of like Hiya Miya, I was named after a lady from Luxenberg that my mom and dad were in the army with her and her husband.)

arkansasurviver 2013-08-22 21:42:40 -0500 Report

I am a 30 yo working full time desk and tech work. I am having my second ablation and my hubby wants me to consider part time. But we will see… So what about all of you, what's your story.

Gulcherboy 2013-09-06 23:27:34 -0500 Report

Without knowing any details, I think your husband may be on to something. I spent two decades working a full-time, high-stress job followed by eight years in a part-time job dealing with the public — and all of the stress that brings. In that time, I had a heart attack and a stroke. There are times when I worry that those events were "God-the-umpire" yelling, "Strike One" and "Strike Two" at me. And we all knows what happens on Strike Three. I'm working hard to prevent that from happening. My goal is to make it into my 80s and I'll be 53 in a week or so.

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