Shock and Awe

If you have a defibrillator, you may have more questions than answers, so I’d like to take the time to dispel some myths and talk facts. For starters, there is quite a difference between a pacemaker and a defibrillator.  A pacemaker sends “low energy” pulses and a defibrillator (ICD) sends “high energy” pulses and can be quite painful. For many, […]

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What doesn’t kill you

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?  What sort of nonsense is this?  For me, this quote is just completely nonsensical. When you live with a chronic health issue you live as well as you can.  Some days are better than others, some are downright awful and some are just tolerable. But being told you will become stronger because you […]

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Comment to win

You want to win this book; because you are wired and want to share with your children or grandchildren in a way they can understand…OR you know (or have) a young child who is wired and would love to read about a little girl with a pacemaker. From the author:  “Riley worries about sharing her secret of having a pacemaker […]

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PHACE Syndrome

Awareness, particularly for rare diseases is incredibly important.  One of our younger wired sisters, Izzy, age 8 has PHACE syndrome, and until today I never heard of it, and you probably haven’t either.  Through March 29th they are promoting awareness for the disease and their community.  Consider supporting them either by showing “your phace” or making a donation.  This little […]

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Our cheerleaders

I’ve been — as my friend Tina says, experiencing ‘unexpected grace in my marriage.’  In June, we celebrate 17 years together; hubby and I.  He would probably respond with:  “17 LONG years.”    But that’s okay, because in our heart of hearts, we believe that it’s been the “thick and thin” that has kept us working at it, not giving […]

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The making of a feminist

Okay, you may think this isn’t the appropriate platform, but one thing I’ve always done with this blog; is use to share my heart.  I’ve expressed sorrow, joy, grief, statistics relating to women’s heart disease, the components of a pacemaker, the fun we have when wired sisters gather together, marital woes and religion.  And probably a few others I can’t […]

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Happy Device Birthday

I’ve been wired for almost 24 years.  On my 10th anniversary; my sister made a cake!  Since then I’ve felt it’s very important to honor and celebrate this important date.  Why?  Well, for me — it’s the date that changed my life.  It was when a device took over for my crappy electrical system.  No more fainting, no more heart […]

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