Breathless - Update III
If you read previous posts you will be aware of my complications post PM implant so no point in going over old ground.
Anyway, four months later and after much door knocking, i finally got someone to listen to ME and stop referring / defaulting to tests and manuals etc. So, med professionals if any of you are reading this, for future reference please try HEARING what the patient has to say.
Long story short they made an adjustment (another one) and changed the PM mode. I'm now dual chamber pacing instead of single. My question to the pacemaker club now is; why wasn't it set that way in the first place. Why put two-chamber capability in me but only set it for single pacing.
I told them countless times within a couple of weeks of the implant going in that something was 'not right' and it needed to be adjusted to suit me. But they constantly referred to the medtronic rep and my angiogram results. Annoyingly it was even hinted it might be 'in your head', go home and get used to the PM, 'it's working fine'.
Not once did I say that I thought the machine wasn't working correctly, all I ever said was I didn't think it was working correctly for ME!!! I was fit and active pre implant and until they went dual chamber pacing I felt I'd aged 20 years since the PM went in. Now I feel great.
Any thoughts on the dual / single chamber issue?