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Subject:  Re: What is your goal in life? Date:  10/11/2012  9:46 AM
Author:  ResNullius Number:  648260 of 794414

A week ago, my wife and I were being shown around a CCRC (retirement community) that is closer to the Medical Center where I'm being treated for the same thing: Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy. We don't plan to move anytime soon, unless I go back on the transplant list, which I came off of because my Ejection Fraction moved from 10 up to 35-40 after a year and a half on the meds and a CRT-D (Biventricular pacemaker and cardio defibrilator) being implanted. My main doc doesn't know how long I'll stay at this level before going back down again, but it could be days or it could be years, nobody knows. I still get short of breath and fatigued with minimal exertion, but I've been getting use to it. Anyway, during the tour, the rep for the place asked me what I had been doing since I stopped working two and a half years ago, and I said "just trying to stay alive." She looked totally flustered, but recovered and continued the tour. While we were walking, I told my wife that I regreted having said what I said, but that it was in fact the first thing that popped into my mind, and it's in fact what I have been doing for the past two and a half years. I don't plan on saying it again, but life freq