ICD battery life....
There have been alot of questions regarding how much battery life gets drained when an ICD fires. Well, my experience with my Medtronic ICD: In Feb 2018 battery life was 11.1 years. On Sept 4th, 7 months later, it fired 5 times and now the battery life is 10.5 years. So, the answer is it doesn't use much when it fires, but heck it sure feels like it does! Hope this helps ease the mind of those who were wondering.
You know you're wired when...
Youre officially battery-operated.
I had a pacemaker when I was 11. I never once thought I wasn't a 'normal kid' nor was I ever treated differently because of it. I could do everything all my friends were doing; I just happened to have a battery attached to my heart to help it work.