Here are some photos I took yesterday in the office of my Primary Care Physician, Dr. Laura Snydman:
Do you agree with that? The more you know, the better you feel?
My answer to that?
Here’s more for you to know. “Whatever” would NOT be my answer. That’s just a cup I saw yesterday evening. My answer would be:
Whether I feel better would depend on the knowledge.
I DID feel better after I met with Dr. Snydman yesterday and I DID know more, including this:
At least one doctor in my crowd of cardiologists is recommending the treatment plan I prefer (and which I recommended — in an email, months ago — to another cardiologist).
Knowing that helped me feel much better, because:
- That plan — replacing my pacemaker with a pacemaker/defibrillator combo to reduce my risk of sudden cardiac death and to try to restore my heart’s ability to speed up in response to exertion and exercise — is a much less invasive plan than valve replacement surgery (which I know other knowledgeable cardiologists have been recommending) and
- I love feeling smart.*
What more would you like to know now, to feel better?
Here are some other photos I took yesterday, for more knowledge and/or better feelings:
That last image reminds me of some more better-feeling knowledge: There’s an “ice cream social” today at work.
Do you know any feel-better songs that would fit today’s blog post?
… because I’m hoping my heart will keep beating until I’m 70 (and more).
You might know this: the more you comment, the better I feel.
Many thanks to Dr. Snydman, to the Pat Metheny Group, to medical teams everywhere, to people I know who felt better or who helped me feel better yesterday, to crowds of cardiologists and pacemakers, to ice cream, and — of course! — to you, no matter what you know or how you’re feeling today.
* I was going to write “I love feeling like a know-it-all” instead, but know-it-all’s don’t usually help me feel better.