Growing out of pacemaker...
Firstly I would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of encouragement and reassurance on my posts and private messages.
As some of you are aware, for almost 2 years now I have been experiencing severe anxiety, but last week I received some news that really helped!
I have been complaining of heart palpitations for a long time now, the cardiologists send me for some tests, including an echo, ecg, x-ray, treadmill or stress test and a pacemaker check. During the stress test a few extra beats where seen to occur, and during the pacemaker review I had shown lots of extra beats in the last 6 or so months.
After my cardiologist in Oxford spoke to a team of electrophysiologists and cardiologists at great ormand street in London, they came to the conclusion that I had grown out of my single lead, "child's" pacemaker, and the short wire was pulling on my heart, creating these extra beats. For this reason I have been told I am to have an operation for a dual chamber pacemaker (I was told that was just because I'm becoming an adult) and have been prescribed a beta blocker for anxiety. I am now nearly 17 years old so The team believe this is the right time to get a new pacemaker for my adult height. The surgery could be before or after Christmas, whenever they have a slot booked in
Thank you for reading, and sorry for the long essay!