My journey towards being fully CRT dependant continues.
My previous posts tell how I was opened up twice to get the CRT-D pacemaker into my body and wired up. Unfortunately, the left ventricle wire was touching the Phrenic nerve and I jump everytime the pacemaker kicked in a bit like the dead frogs leg attached to a battery. In the end they switched it off.
10 weeks latter I'm back in to be opened up for a third time. My EP wasn't taking any chances took along all the full pacemaker tool kit, two other EP's and an expert from the makers of the pacemaker. This was in addition to the other theatre staff.
The procedure should have taken an hour but took three hours and they finally got the wire in place. The next day I had the pacemaker configured and now, as I type this, the world is a far better place - even though my shoulder is on fire and I am doped up with pain killers.
I hope to have the CRT-D pacemaker fully switch on and working by Christmas. I had hoped to get some celebrity to do the actual turning on (like they do with Christmas lights) but this attempt at humour fell flat.
For those considering the CRT Option I would say go for it. It offers the best chance of getting back to normality there is.