As I lay in bed still dealing with muscle aches from Covid19 (12/26/2021), all I can do is shake my head. This blog post came up at the right time. My symptoms were minimal (fatigue and muscle pain) since I was vaccinated and boostered. Yet, I’m now facing Long Covid and worried about its impact on my heart condition.
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I had open heart surgery the week before Christmas to correct my Atrial Fibrillation. Today I’m breathing better, and my heart rate is closer to normal. I never thought I’d have heart disease at 50. Now it’s 2 years later, and my outlook is wonderful. I still have to work on my stamina and activity level. I am so thankful for my cardiologists who specialize on women’s heart issues. They are the reason I’ve gotten my life back.
Today was like most Sundays except… I had to cut my dreadlocks for the fifth plus time. (I’ve had them so often, I’ve lost count.) I had to let them go. My hair wasn’t responding well to my medication.
See, besides my depression medication, I’m also taking five more medications for my Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). Add to that my grown woman age of 50 and… My hair needed a rest. As I cut each lock, I could hear a soft voice from my hair saying, “Thank you…”
Luke Perry, Dead at 52 from massive stroke…Keith Flint (Prodigy), Dead at 49 from completed suicide…Gone too soon…
I couldn’t believe it when I heard this news last Sunday. Two young men who were part of my adult culture, gone. Their death was too soon and at a young age. Perry was only two years older than me. Flint was a year younger.
Too many of us are dying from stress and troubles too young. We have every modern convenience to make our lives easier. There are medical advances to help us live longer. Yet, lately, I’m reading about young people dying from late-in-life diseases and the effects of mental illness.