I had a Pacemaker implanted on June 7, 2017. I seem to be doing well thus far.
I told my story a few days ago.
I am now walking, slowly and steadily, three times each day for 20 minutes each time. I try to increase the time walking each day. Also, I am doing gentle modified Taiji every day.
I often reflect on this fact: If I was living in 1917, no medical procedures or drugs existed to keep me alive with severe Bradycardia (very low heartbeat).
I thank all the medical professionals, health care workers, engineers, scientists, and creative people who have helped so many people.
I thank all those people, Republicans and Democrats and Independents, who in 1964 established Medicare. I thank all the hard working citizens in the United States who support Medicare, and contribute part of their paycheck each month for public governmental health services. I worked 54 years and politically supported these governmental health care programs, and paid for these programs. My wife and I still pay for Medicare and other health insurance.
I favor many of Senator Bernie Sanders ideas for improving health care in America.
I am very grateful to all Americans for helping to keep me alive.
I will try my best to return this great favor to me, and promise to work to help make America a decent, just, and productive place to live for all people.