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Hello all on this dark and miserable December day I hope you are all organised and looking forward to Xmas πŸŽ„ πŸŽ…, the day of the implant has arrived boohoo, overnight bag packed, hoping mabe I won't need it! Feeling a bit apprehensive about it, although I know it's nothing compared to the things my friends on this forum have went through, I think the nerves are due to the angiogram going horribly wrong, when most people are fine with it, I still shudder everytime I think about it, anyway fingers crossed 🀞 this time it will be ok, I will let you all know char xx

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I remember how I felt before mine I was terrified. I had never had anything like it before. All I can say is it not nearly as bad as I thought it would be the worst is the injections to freeze the area. Try and look forward to feeling better and fitter than you have been for a while. Good luck. Have a lovely Christmas.

Hidden in reply to Hawdanoost

You too and thanks, I will keep you posted char x

Hi Char,

Hope it all goes well for you, Merry Christmas :)

Hidden in reply to Jona78

You too, and thanks x

Wishing you good luck my lovely. Myself I haven't had one fitted but I know the lovely people on here that have will give you advice and answer your questions. Take care xx Rie

Hidden in reply to Riedenise

Thank you char xx

Will be thinking of you today - hope all goes well for you xx

Hidden in reply to KAJW

Thank you xx

It'll be great, Char. Like I said before, an amazing Christmas gift to receive. A few hours from now it will be done and you can get on with getting back to normal, looking forward to holidays etc. I'll be sending positive vibes down the road to you today x

Hidden in reply to laura_dropstitch

Thanks me and gabes πŸ˜‡ will keep you posted xx

Hi Char,

I’m sure it will all go well, you’ll be a new woman!

Enjoy Christmas with your family.

With love,

Dory xxxβ€οΈπŸ’•β£οΈ

Hidden in reply to Ethel13

Thank you will be glad when it's all over, char xx

Thinking πŸ’­ of you today ... it will all go well and hope you have a lovely Christmas πŸŽ„...β™₯️ Gillian


Thank you, all checked in, but I am fourth on the list he thinks it could be 2 or 3 o'clock before it gets done πŸ˜₯a long day, have a lovely Xmas and new year, char xx

Jill222 in reply to Hidden

Hopefully it's all over by now and you can begin to enjoy Xmas. Best wishes from another icd'er!!

Hidden in reply to Jill222

Hi Yeh all over, it was horrendous, hardly any sedation, felt the whole thing, πŸ˜₯ got some morphine back in the ward but still in agony, have a lovely Xmas πŸŽ„ tc char x

JulesF in reply to Hidden

Hi, I really sympathise, I had the same experience with feeling in so much pain during the implant, I seemed to feel everything. It was so traumatic that I am worried about when it needs a new battery. But well done, it's done now and it gives great peace of mind. Now go and enjoy your Christmas 😊. πŸŽ„

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Hi I was beginning to think it was just me! Everybody else just seemed so chilled when they got it done, Honestly two paracetamols would have worked better, but as you say it's over now, just been told I'm good to go πŸ˜€, have a lovely Xmas πŸŽ„ and a great new year, char x

Hi Chaz... just seen this post. Sorry you felt some of the op.... not Good! But glad you are now on the other side.... with Gabs in place and now looking after you. An ICD is for Christmas and for life 😁. Take it easy over the next few days...... let others do Christmas.. ... and let them pamper you and Gabs.

All the very best hun xxx

Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery. Have a lovely festive break.

Man up woman you’ll be fine, thinking of you and sending seasons greetings. πŸ€—πŸ»

Oh dear that’s awful hope you feel better soon.

Guessing you did end up staying overnight if you had morphine etc? Hope you remember feeling a bit better today x


Hi the whole thing was just awful, I have had more sedation from two paracetamols!! I just got a small morphine injection when back on ward, which was about 4.30 I had resigned myself for an overnight by then, it was fine, just waiting to go for x ray and if all ok good to go πŸ˜€, xx

Hi chaz, hope you feel better very soon and can get back to normal x

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Thank you, have a lovely Xmas πŸŽ„ and new year char xx

Hope all goes well for you,mine is booked for 15th January,I am as apprehensive as you but am sure it will be fine good luck x

So sorry to hear you had such a bad deal with your ICD. Try and rest up a little over Christmas and thank goodness it's done and dusted for now. Any other procedure you have be a little forceful and tell them how traumatic you found the experience and that there was not sufficient sedation given. This can then be put in your notes.

Hope you have good Christmas good luck with in recovery.

Hi there! I just signed up to this site, and this is my first post. I hope you are doing well. I got a pacemaker this Christmas just like you. :) I feel better than ever and I hope you do too!

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