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bshersey, August 8,  2018  2:31pm EST

Sharing some good news...

When I first posted in this forum, it was June and I was still having chest pain from my Feb. 28 ablation.

My cardiologist had given me the OK by April to resume normal exercise with a max heart rate of 140. But with the ongoing chest pain, I didn't really have the confidence to push it. And then a few weeks ago, I got some major palpitations from walking a long way in the heat.

So this week, with the intense tropical heatwave here in Boston, I finally broke down and joined a gym, so I could try working out in the air conditioning. Makes sense. My company pays for the gym and the time off to work out. I got on the treadmill, started jogging and felt OK! Today, my second day at the gym, I felt so good I even pushed myself a little further, getting my heart rate up to 140 for about 15 minutes.

I feel great. No afib. No palpitations. No chest pain. And it's really given me more everyday confidence in my heart, helping me ease back further into a regular lifestyle.

I know I'm never out of the woods with afib. But today, I feel pretty good.


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  • Spencer
    Spencer, August 8,  2018  2:48pm EST

    That is great!  I am very glad that you able to get back out there and run.  That confidence will help you with your heart and the positive outlook.


  • Edhammer
    Edhammer, August 8,  2018  4:39pm EST

    Good for you! But, as my EP said “Don’t get too cocky!” Take it a little easy. I’ve been doing “post graduate” work in cardiac rehab class and am just about ready to give that up and head back to the gym. I think I can get by without the adult supervision in rehab....

    We will see how it goes.

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