Quiet Like A Low Tide, But My Tide Is Coming Back In

Since my surgery in July to replace my implanted defibrillator, just like a beach at low tide, my blog has been pretty quiet, and many of you have written in to see how I am doing and I really do appreciate the thoughts. Yes, I have been quiet on here, and I hope that I turn that tide around from here on in.

My surgery happened at the same time that I am weaning off of prednisone (which I still am) and the combination made for a really big dip in my energy levels. Add to that I traveled three to four days of every week for work in July and August and what you have left is one very tired guy.

My incision has healed up well, although I have what I think to be an internal stitch poking it’s little head out on the lateral side, and although it is not bothering me physically, it just bothers me knowing it’s just sticking out less than a millimeter. I so want to grab a tweezer and pull it out, but I know better than that. I will wait for my body to eventually push it out.

My prednisone withdrawal is not a fun course, I will admit. I am not one to complain, but that drug is definitely a double edged sword. I’ll write more on that in another post. So I hope to have the oomph back in me to return to putting my thoughts and views onto screen again. Thanks again for all your support, whether physically or mentally expressed.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. glad your surgery went well and that photo is simply stunning, hang in there on the withdrawls x ps dont pull the stitch lol


    1. Basil Rene says:

      Ha! Thanks. Oh I so want to pull that little bugger out, you won’t believe! 😀

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  2. Heer says:

    you are one brave man. seriously reading your blog has helped me so much with my anxiety over sarcoidosis and what future i might have with this illness. i am now ready to knock off my cardiac mri and face everything with head high. also looking forward to start working again. you are an inspiration.


    1. Basil Rene says:

      Thank you for the kind words. I sincerely wish you the best in everything and hope you get better soon


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