I have cardiac conduction disease due to a faulty gene that affects the electrics in my heart. It is extremely likely that I will require and ICD in my near future. I'm only 40 and am extremely frightened to have such a piece of equipment in my body that, yes can save my life, but can cause decades of anxiety, disruption and jolts of pain for the rest of my life. Its a hard decision to come to terms with, don't have one and limit your life or do and face the prospect of it adversely affect your quality of life.
I would love for people to share their ICD stories with me to help me understand the pitfalls and positive aspects of this life changing implant.