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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Cyborgs and Cats

In a comment on yesterday's post, Carol said "Welcome to the community of the electronically-controlled. Does that make us cyborgs?"

The way the cardiologist/surgeon explained it, this pacemaker doesn't *control* my heartbeat, it just kicks in when my heart's electrical system goes crazy and skips a beat. The rest of the time, it just hangs out listening to the ticker.

I have Atrial Fibrillation (Afib for short) and when the Afib starts, it can cause heartbeats to get scrambled. If it's more than one missed beat, I could just pass out with no lingering evidence of what caused it.. That means no more driving, for one thing. Many missed beats, and I'm either a vegetable or I'm dead.

So if I'm a cyborg, I'm a live, thinking  one, for which I'm grateful.

Speaking of hanging out, Gracie and I have been having lots of quality time together: nap time.


6 comments:

Margreet said...

Sorry to read about you having had surgery. Glad your are back home and hope the healing goes well, specially your hand.

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

Gracie is your built in healing therapy cat, all cyborgs need one! Glad your sense of humor is still intact and you are on your way to a full recovery.

Laura Fry said...

Thanks to modern medical procedures and medications, we are still here. I'm grateful. :)

The 'tribe' of little old ladies with interesting scars - long may we live!

neki desu said...

it's not bad to be a cyborg,all those interesting possibilites....
your photo gave a new meaning to cat nap

Cally said...

That looks like top quality time to me! Cats clearly have the best lives, so why not join them for a bit?

Peg Cherre said...

Glad to hear your positive attitude is still well in place. It makes a huge difference in the healing process. Hugs to you & Gracie.