Getting a PM next week
I found out yesterday that I will be getting a pace maker next week. Although I knew it was an option "down the road" it was still quite unexpected as my cardiologist kept saying I'm too young (50 this year). I know so little about what to expect. The information online just talks about after care and recovery time. My husband seems to think I can keep the bookings I have for 3 days later (I do make-up).
WHAT are the questions you wish you had asked BEFORE the procedure? What do you wish you'd been told BEFORE you had the implant? I'm a pretty upbeat "get on with it" person. However I find myself worrying and I'm a bit tearful (I don't even know why) I still don't know how much this is going to cost but I know it's a lot, which I'm struggling with as it would have been free where I am originally from. How often will I need leads or batteries changed and what does that cost?
Would appreciate any practical advice and a little reassurance! Thank you in advance kind people.