Finally had my pacemaker/defibrillator op. Had to have a lead re-adjusted so in operating theatre twice but apart from still being slightly sore seems to be ok. Only problem I had was when went to my docs for sick note. Im a carer for my father and needed a sick note to cover me while recovering but her attitude was "youve got a pacemaker you can go back to work". Tried to explain that at minute trying to lift him, bathe him etc bit difficult but her next response was "get another job". Id only been out hospital 3 days. My partner at this point got quite irate and i was nearly in tears. Ive got a number of other heart problems not just af and know that the op was to try and help improve my symptoms and give me a hopefully better quality of life. Anyway upshot got the sick note for six weeks after that its up to the gods. If cant manage to look after my father I would feel so bad but if I cant and need another job so be it. Well if I see any improvement. So after an emotional two weeks time to pick myself up of the floor and get on with it x
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