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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

You folks are just wonderful! REALLY appreciate all the support from each of you!

So here's the update, re: atrial fibrillation:

My e-mail to the NP:

Hello Jenn,

I'm back from my vacation during which I did some bike riding, walking and other activity, nothing too strenuous, but at least keeping on moving.

Today at my first day of work returning from vacation I'm not sure whether to chalk it up to "adjustment" or the atrial fibrillation you informed me of, but I am feeling "off" with some fatigue despite not really doing anything much physically demanding other than a 2 mile low-keyed bike ride to work this morning.

Plus the other challenging thought for me is whether or not to consider following through on my 3-day self-supported bicycle tour in the Finger Lakes which begins this Friday.

I would appreciate your thoughts and recommendations on this matter. Would another pacemaker transmission be helpful possibly?

Thank you,

Don

Her reply:

"I think you can still do the event if you feel ok. As for the atrial fibrillation, I can arrange an appointment with Dr. D for another more extensive ablation if you are interested."

Although I felt logy during the day yesterday (a long office-bound day of catching up) and began doubting myself as far as the physical challenge of the tour, I perked up nicely after work and felt great biking around town and found yoga to be SO restorative! I re-visited the itinerary of our travels for this upcoming weekend and realized our daily distances were no great shakes, only 30-some miles a day. I had thought there were some 50-some milers. So I put this all together along with my cardiology NP's low-keyed response and figured: yeah...I just gotta go and just DO THIS trip this weekend!

Fuggedabout the ablation! I can re-visit it some other time if necessary.

After all, haven't I proven to myself again and again the power of the bike, being in nature and connecting with others?

Cheers to all for your support and encouragement to find your Spark and put the bellows to it!

Don
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