It is kind of a double edged sword, having an ICD! The bad part (at least for me) is that being fiercely emotionally independent, this means my life may be depending on a little battery powered “ hickey “ implanted in my chest. The good thing is I can be confidently alone and live my life without so much fear about sudden cardiac death. This appeals to me and scares me at the same time.
This independence thing seems to have taken on a new ferocious meaning since my own ability to financially support myself has been so severely impacted. Sometimes I feel like I just need to prove to the world and me…that I can do this…My Independence Day is Dec 21st.
"Hammer & Nails" Indigo Girls