How Todd Kept On Going
HOW WAS YOUR HEART CONDITION DIAGNOSED?
“People that know me are shocked that this happened to me. Physical activity was always a part of our lives. Running, swimming, biking . . .”
“August comes along. August 19, headed out to play softball, I was having a great, great night and ran out there, and at that point my chest was starting to hurt. And I said, “We need to go. I’m not feeling right.”
“So they wheeled me into the emergency room and the doctor kind of slapped me on the shoulder and said, “Well, you’re having a heart attack!”
“On October 8th I got some bad news: that the lower tip of my heart was damaged, and that it probably wasn’t going to come back.”
HOW DID YOU DECIDE ON THE S-ICDTM SYSTEM?
“Once Dr. Pham started to explain to me what the device was, I thought we were in a pretty good spot.”
Dr. Pham said, “The S-ICD is there. It’s just like having an ambulance crew with you all the time. There’s a guardian angel right there in his chest.”
HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW?
“As my kids like to say, I’m bionic now. My life really hasn’t changed. I can still do all of the things I’ve enjoyed doing.”
“I’m still here. I’m still stompin’ on the ground.”
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