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Lori C. Caregiver

Lvad activities after vaccine

Hello everyone you helped us soo much with vaccine information so I wanted to reach out to you again.  We just made one year with his LVAD! I’m very proud.. it’s been very tough, especially with Covid.

 What kind of activities do you recommend!  Right now my husband walks with a cane.  We are looking for things that he will relax and enjoy.  All ideas are welcome.  Also what do you do if members of your family do not want the vaccine? 

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Rebecca F.

Well, since you said all ideas are welcome, my husband reads his Bible daily, we trust the Lord when it comes to being around family without the vaccine. Now with this being said, he has had his Lvad for almost three years, we have had to make decisions like staying away from family during 2020 and should we send our daughter to in person learning for school. My husband has been cooped up for a long time, he does enjoy listening to music. Depending on where you live, small walks are nice....fresh air! Of course with Summer approaching it makes it hard. I do wish you all the luck, it’s definitely something that not many will ever understand, and it only makes us stronger to be a part of the LVAD experience.

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linda w.

I have had my LVAD for 4 years this June.  Since the pandemic  and retiring I have not socialized much, with family in very small groups.  Husband has COPD and IBM so he does not socialize either.  We have both been fully vaccinated and still very careful of who we are around as there are many asymptomatic folks out there.  We have both been very ill at times prior covid and not interested in going there again.  We have both been very close to death.