Tallulah PaceHead, my Cranky Pacemaker

Tallulah PaceHead

I’ve been getting up at 5 am, YES! YOU HEARD ME! 5, that’s F-I-V-E  A.M.  to take my Baha’i prayer walk.  Praying for 45 minutes to an hour has been really good for my soul but unfortunately Tallulah PaceHead, my Biotronik Pacemaker would rather sleep in.  She is a bit cranky getting up when it’s still dark.

Toward the middle of my walks I’ve been getting light-headed to the point where I’ve had to stop every so often.  Yesterday the light-headedness hit almost immediately.  I kept going thinking it would get better.   The walk turned into 1 1/2 hours. To get back home I had to stop every few feet so I wouldn’t pass out (well, that’s how it felt).

Time to stop ignoring the symptoms so I high-tailed it (in the car)  to my cardiologist and sat in the waiting room till they could fit me in.  Turns out Tallulah had to be cranked up a bit more.  As if she wasn’t cranky enough!

Bipolar Pacemaker!

9 comments on “Tallulah PaceHead, my Cranky Pacemaker

  1. Judy and Tallulah … Judy I am glad you figured it was time to go to the cardiologist … and Tallulah – I am delighted you are keeping my new blogging friend on track … please continue with your excellent diligent work!! 🙂


  2. Anty J, I think Tallulah StubbornHead is totally appropriate. My goodness, you cannot mess around with Tallulah PaceHead, especially when she’s being cranky. You and Tallulah have many people, including Max, relying on you, you know. I think the early morning prayer walks sound wonderful. I may try that myself. Please, please take care of yourself. Love, Raffie


  3. Well, I think I can see part of the problem. Look at the picture of the delightful Tallulah and see what kind of shoes she’s wearing. Has she had to walk downhill AND uphill on your morning walks wearing those shoes? No wonder she was cranky and sending you messages.

    I am glad you listened and went to the cardiologist. Hopefully this takes care of things and you can enjoy your walks again.



  4. Cranky folks often need more attention — and often cause they are cranky, we would rather ignore them.
    I hope that this new level of crankiness for Tullulahcrankypacehead gives you back your morning walks!
    Tell Tullulah for me that you are special, and she shouldn’t be so hard on you, even if she is a crankypacehead.


  5. and…….? have me worried about you now. umm,, stupid question but what made you keep walking for an hour and a half when you knew you weren’t feeling well? Would that be Tallulah Stubbornhead?! Feel better, and please give an update. Love, Laurie F.


    • Dear Laurie F.
      The Judy Judith walked for about 20 minutes going downhill. I kept telling her I was beat but she thought it was because she was holding her breath too much while she was chanting her prayer. So she stopped chanting where upon I kept telling her I just was walking to the beat of a different drummer. When she finally got the message that I just wasn’t up to par it took her over an hour to get back home because she had to go UP hill.
      Very truly yours,
      P.S. You are a good friend to be worried about her. HOWEVER, I am a bit hurt that you called me Tallulah StubbornHead.


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