Designing my own LVAD bag
When the LVAD was created, I think the least important aspect taken into account was the fashion side of it. The bag that comes with an LVAD is very basic and is just a man-bag which I could honestly say only a grandpa would carry. I’m really sorry, I know it serves its purpose but it isn’t the nicest thing to carry around- especially for a teenager. Because of this, I’ve decided to make a change and design my own bag. I’ve bought a bag from a store outside and now I have to think of a way where I can fit everything from my LVAD in safely and so that there is no complications with it. When I’ve asked other LVAD patients what their opinion is with having a different bag, their response doesn’t seem to be so positive. I wouldn’t think that bringing in my own ideas would be a risk, it would most likely benefit the people who have an LVAD as well because they can then have more options and can be more comfortable. I hope that my idea for the backpack really works out and this can make a difference to the people who have an LVAD.
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