Thursday, December 18, 2014

My Personal EMT - Jon

I never do 2 posts in one day but I had the early one scheduled and it went out before I could change it. I wanted to get this one out so bear with me....OK?
Today I am going to introduce you to Jon, he's my very own, personal EMT who could save my life. Scary, eh??? If I stop to think about it it is.
I heard about Jon on Wednesday and he came over that evening.....and we've been together ever since. We are very close, I keep him next to my heart, he's a cuddler and hugged me all night long. He's not allowed to shower with me though!!! Kevin is very understanding and doesn't even mind. Jon's been very quiet and I hope he stays that way! Wanna see a picture of us? Sorry, I can't show you one of us, but I can show you what he looks like:
front view

Below is the back. There are 3, cell phone size, pieces in it. Two are in the back (the silver parts) and one horizontally in the front. It goes on under my you know why you don't WANT to see a photo of us!!!! I can wear the 'brains' (square battery pack) clipped onto my pants or around my neck like a small purse. 
Guess I won't be wearing my body hugging, sexy, little black dress tonight.......especially since I don't own one. 
This is a life vest. It's a wearable defibrillator is a treatment option for sudden cardiac arrest. Yup, it's what the doctor recommended I wear for at least a month, the Holter monitor showed that I had 'quite a few irregular heartbeats'. 
I slept OK with it on last night and it's not too cumbersome, although I'm glad not to be wearing it during the hot, sticky summer. You do what you gotta do, right???
I actually feel quite good and have been told I look how can I be in such bad shape?
Now I have to find out how this affects my surgery....... oy vey.


  1. Linda, I hope you do not have to have Jon speak up for you...hope your heart behaves. Blessings dear friend. xoxo,Susie

  2. That's a pretty cute personal assistant and keeps his mouth shut unless you need him. lol I am glad they paired you up with one of those units. They really can be life savers. I will be anxious to hear what is going to happen with your surgery. Try to just enjoy Christmas and not worry about it, Linda. xo Diana

  3. So that's Jon! How did it get that name? Even though he's close, I hope you never need him!
    Hugs, Deb

  4. Your unit must be male - one piece goes under your bra and the other onto your pants!
    I hope you got a good chuckle out of this, too

  5. Linda, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry you are going through this. God says, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." II Corinthians 12:9.
    Be blessed. Beth

  6. Oh my Linda! You are such a trooper! I am sending you good thoughts. ..