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Hello all on this dark and miserable December day I hope you are all organised and looking forward to Xmas ๐ŸŽ„ ๐ŸŽ…, 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 ๐Ÿคž this time it will be ok, I will let you all know char xx

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Hawdanoost profile image

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.

in reply to Hawdanoost

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

Jona78 profile image

Hi Char,

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

in reply to Jona78

You too, and thanks x

Riedenise profile image

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

in reply to Riedenise

Thank you char xx

KAJW profile image

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

in reply to KAJW

Thank you xx

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laura_dropstitchHeart Star

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

in reply to laura_dropstitch

Thanks me and gabes ๐Ÿ˜‡ will keep you posted xx

Ethel13 profile image

Hi Char,

Iโ€™m sure it will all go well, youโ€™ll be a new woman!

Enjoy Christmas with your family.

With love,

Dory xxxโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•โฃ๏ธ

in reply to Ethel13

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

JakJenLew profile image

Thinking ๐Ÿ’ญ of you today ... it will all go well and hope you have a lovely Christmas ๐ŸŽ„...โ™ฅ๏ธ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ฅa long day, have a lovely Xmas and new year, char xx

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Jill222 in reply to

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

in reply to Jill222

Hi Yeh all over, it was horrendous, hardly any sedation, felt the whole thing, ๐Ÿ˜ฅ got some morphine back in the ward but still in agony, have a lovely Xmas ๐ŸŽ„ tc char x

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JulesF in reply to

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 ๐Ÿ˜Š. ๐ŸŽ„

in reply to JulesF

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 ๐Ÿ˜€, have a lovely Xmas ๐ŸŽ„ and a great new year, char x

Heartlady1 profile image

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 ๐Ÿ˜. 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

Cube58 profile image

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

Mjd7568 profile image

Man up woman youโ€™ll be fine, thinking of you and sending seasons greetings. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿป

Hawdanoost profile image

Oh dear thatโ€™s awful hope you feel better soon.

laura_dropstitch profile image
laura_dropstitchHeart Star

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 ๐Ÿ˜€, xx

Freebird4ever profile image

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

in reply to Freebird4ever

Thank you, have a lovely Xmas ๐ŸŽ„ and new year char xx

Les29 profile image

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

Twobells profile image

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.

Greatfulheart profile image

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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