So as some of you may know, I have had a bit of a setback with my new device, All was going well, 6 months in, when one of my leads came out. At first I was angry with myself feeling that I must have done too much and made this happen. I have been telling the ICD team for sometime that my device seemed to "Fall out" when I bend down or roll over in bed, and was told that this was normal as the device is heavy and does move.
Ok so now it transpires that this is not normal, and a little movement is fine but it should not be "falling out" and I have also discovered that all of my leads were put in too tightly, There should be slack for the leads to move as our body moves (logical) so not only has one lead come out but the other two are very tight and are at high risk of also falling out!!! Gulp.
I have now finally got a date to go in for my next op to hopefully put all this right. Thursday 29th March, which does feel a long way off but I am sure will come round fast. They will remove the lead that has come out, fix another in place, loosen off the others and put my device back in a deeper position. Sounds a bit painful to me, but definitely need to get this done soonest as currently everything is switched off and I need to get back to feeling good, which the CRT does very well.
As some of you may know I called my device Kurt, however after this ,my girlfriends have said yet again a man has broken my heart and within 6 months has caused me pain and upset. SO with the new op coming, my girlfriends have suggested a rename to Kate, as Kate will be a buddy, and as a girl she will be loyal and friend for life. Now although I liked the idea of having Kurt on my chest !!!! I think its now going to be Kate the girlfriend buddy that I have close to my heart. Cant wait to meet her at the end of March, a great Easter present dont you all think