RDP # 61: PULSE – I’VE GOT ONE! – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP # 61: I have a Pulse 

There was a time when whether or not I would continue to have a pulse was a matter of considerable discussion. Apparently, if I didn’t have a lot of surgery, it was going to go away and not come back.

My post surgery heart pillow; You grab it and hug it when you need to sneeze or cough and that is supposed to make you feel better.

I didn’t like that idea much, so eventually, I had the surgery. Two pig valves, one myocardial-something-or-other-y in the left ventricle, a bypass, and a Pacemaker later, everything pulses in a reasonably tidy, efficient way. As long as the batteries don’t wear out, or one of the animal valves stops working, I’m good to go.

So far, anyhow.

I have a pulse. Check yours. It’s always useful to keep checking.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

12 thoughts on “RDP # 61: PULSE – I’VE GOT ONE! – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. Mine is really hard to find – and harder still to count long enough to ‘measure’ it accurately.

    I find it easier and more reliable to ‘listen’ to my heart beat. Having a beating heart in rhythm and harmony with your breathing is very beneficial indeed. Slow and steady is good – as is keeping it in harmony with all that is surrounding you and within you. 🙂


    1. I KNOW you have one; or you couldn’t write your many quite mindblowing posts…. and if you didn’t have a heart (hence having a pulse) you couldn’t get so terribly upset of your country’s upheaval…. and anyway, what I would like to know is the meaning of RDP – it’s the one thing I hate in France; EVERYTHING is only mentionnend in abbrevs…. ;(


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