Lucky Number 7
My 7th pacemaker was implanted on Monday, November 9. The procedure went well and I'm now taking it easy at home. My leads were good so just my device was replaced. I'm 100% dependent and have been paced since 1978. All of my devices have been Medtronic and my lastest model is an Astra.
My last device was 8 years old. My clinic has been following me closely for the last 6 months or so and decided to replace it when the battery life got to 3 months, I thought they were cutting it close!
I'm a little sore, stiff and tired. I'm taking antibiotics to prevent infection and tylenol. I slept well last night even if I couldnt sleep on my left side as I nortamlly do. I went for a short walk this moring and will gradually increase my activities and hope to get back to gym in a few weeks.
I'm grateful for pacemaker technology and my cardioligy professionals.