Vicki Phillips’s Story

Atrial Fibrillation Survivor, Age 46, Anderson, SC

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VICKI's Story

Hi. I don’t really know if this a story to tell But, I have been a heart patient all my life. I just didn’t realize until lately just how serious it is for me. I have had a pace maker since I was 22, I am 43 now. I am 100% paced with a 100% AV blockage. I am in A-Fib 2/3’s of the time. The short of this story is that I am at an extreme risk of having a stroke. They told me that all the surgeries that could be done for me have already been done. But then again, now I am divorced with no insurance and that plays a big part in the help that is available.

I started getting really sick about October of last year. It all came on so fast. I am facing the reality of my condition. I try to stay in the “know” now about any and all new research or treatments that may become available. But I think the bigger picture here is that I should have been more aware of the seriousness of Heart Disease.  I feel that if I can become more knowledgeable then I can help others help themselves through awareness. My hopes now are to get better and to help someone else not get so sick.

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